Graphics Motion and After Effect Course


Motion Graphics and Visual Effects are becoming increasingly valuable and important in any video created. Learning how to create these animations using Adobe After Effects has become essential. Talents to create these kinds of animations and effects are more and more in demand. It is also an easy way to earn money as a freelancer or resell your packaged animations on hundreds of sites on the web. 

Objectives and target group

Who should attend? 

  • Graphic designers. 
  • art students. 
  • art directors. 
  • architects. 
  •  artists. 
  •  Animators 
  • anyone who is interested in creating 2D motion presentations. 


How attendees will benefit? 

After completion of the programme, delegates be able to: 

  • Learn about the workflow 
  • Manipulate keyframes 
  • Edit layers and effects 
  • Create Transparency 
  • Add Type and Music 
  • Export to DVDs and create movie files. 
  • Understand the concepts behind Animation Techniques 
  • Learn how to Design, Animate, and Sequence complete Motion Graphics Projects 
  • Work with all the transformations basic and beyond 
  • Learn easy, yet powerful, techniques to create the most complex animations 
  • Create Stunning Visual Effects using Build in Effects (no expensive third party plugins) 
  • Apply special effects such as Rotoscoping, Chromakeying, Camera Tracking and many more 

Course Content


  • Project Structure 
  • Main Application window 
  • Tools panel; Project panel 
  • Importing footage 
  • Footage panel 
  • Transparency and alpha channels 
  • Composition panel 
  • Timeline panel 
  • Layer panel 
  • Info, Preview, Audio panels 
  • Effects & Presets; Effect Controls; other panels 
  • workspaces; stacked panels 
  • Previewing 
  • Work area 
  • Preview behaviors 



    • Composition basics 
    • Starting a project, creating folders 
    • Importing footage; alpha channels 
    • Creating a new composition 
    • Adding Layers to the Comp panel 
    • Changing property values 
    • Animating Position, the motion path 
    • Previewing the animation 
    • Navigating between keyframes 
    • Managing the comp view; zooming 
    • Applying Easy Ease In 
    • Adding the foreground layers 
    • Duplicating and replacing layers 
    • More precise placement; snapping and grids 
    • Adding solid layers 
    • Applying, copying, and pasting effects 
    • Dragging footage to the Timeline panel 
    • Editing motion paths, spatial keyframe types 
    • Animating scale, rotation, and opacity 
    • Rendering 
    • Importing Layered Photoshop and Illustrator files 



    • Graph Editor Sets 
    • Keyframe basics 
    • Anchor Point overview 
    • Anchor Point tool 
    • Motion control moves 
    • Graph Editor 
    • Speed versus value graphs 
    • Panning and zooming time 
    • Editing graph curves 
    • Easing animations 
    • Improving the timing; Graph Editor Sets 
    • Separate Dimensions 
    • Motion Sketch 
    • Smoothing keyframes 
    • Auto-Orient 
    • Motion Blur 
    • Roving keyframes 
    • Time-Reverse Keyframes 
    • Hold keyframes 
    • Time display and time timecode 



    • Layers and stacking order 
    • Moving layers in time 
    • Trimming layers 
    • Trimming in the Layer and Footage panels 
    • Slip Editing 
    • Sequence layers keyframe assistant 
    • Looping footage 
    • Image sequences 
    • Changing the frame rate; Time Stretch 
    • Applying Effects 
    • Blending modes 
    • Effects and solids 
    • Effect motion path 
    • Effects & Presets; searching for effects 
    • Animation presets 
    • Behavior presets 
    • Layer styles 
    • Adjustment layers 
    • Filmic glow trick 
    • Property links with effects 
    • Third-party effects 
    • Higher-quality scaling 



    • Masking tools; creating mask shapes 
    • Free Transform Points 
    • Masking in the Layer panel; Ellipse tool 
    • Makes feather 
    • Animating a mask path 
    • Creating a vignette; Mask Expansion 
    • Masking with the Pen tool 
    • Effecting a masked area 
    • Mask path interpolation; First vertex 
    • Mask Interpolation keyframe assistant 
    • Effects that can use the mask path; Scribble effect 
    • Mask Modes and multiple masks 
    • Mask Opacity 
    • Creating and editing Roto Bezier masks 
    • Audio Spectrum effect 
    • Rigid Mask Tracker 
    • Face Tracking 
    • Variable mask feathering 
    • Alpha Track Matte 
    • Nesting a track matte composite 
    • Luma Track Matte 
    • Animating matte layers 
    • Stencil Luma and Stencil Alpha 
    • Color Keying; Keylight; greenscreen 
    • Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor 
    • Effects with track mattes and stencils 



    • Creating basic text 
    • Creating text Animators; Range Selectors 
    • Animating text Position, Rotation, and Opacity 
    • Randomizong the order of characters 
    • Creating Cascading text; working with selection Shapes 
    • Setting the text Anchor Point 
    • Animating by words 
    • Title safe areas 
    • Animating text Blur and Tracking 
    • Text on a path 
    • Adding the Wiggly Selector 
    • Rendering with an alpha channel 
    • Multiple selectors and animators 
    • Using text animation presets 
    • Saving text animations as presets 
    • Editing photoshop text layers 
    • Adding audio to a comp 
    • Spotting audio 
    • Mixing and enhancing audio 



    • Rendering under the hood 
    • Render templates 
    • Adobe Media Encoder 
    • Rendering movies 
    • Rendering sequences 
    • Issues that affect image quality 
    • Flickering 
    • Fields and interlacing 

Course Date





Course Cost

Note / Price varies according to the selected city

Members NO. : 1
£3500 / Member

Members NO. : 2 - 3
£2800 / Member

Members NO. : + 3
£2170 / Member

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