After Effects CC Level 2 2017-03-09T11:42:41+00:00

Adobe After Effects Level 2

Hands-on professional After Effects training in Chicago, online or at your location.

Length: 3 Days
$1599 with Free Retakes for 8 Months


Upcoming Dates:

July 31 – Aug. 2
Oct. 18 – 20

Taught by an Adobe Authorized Expert/Adobe Certified Instructor with small class sizes. You may take this Adobe Authorized Photoshop class live in Chicago or online.


Attendees must have solid working knowledge of After Effects.

Adobe After Effects Level 2

After Effects Web Animation TrainingAdobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered in this Advanced Adobe After Effects Class. Please contact us for pricing and availability.


  • About the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
  • Using Dynamic Link to automatically send sequences without rendering first
  • Dynamically linking After Effects compositions to Encore projects
  • Using Content Aware Fill to remove any image detail
  • Working with Alpha Channels
  • Working with Photoshop: Export sequences from Photoshop and import directly into After Effects
  • About Adobe Repousse how to create 3D artwork in Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator: Importing native .AI files into After Effects retaining all editibility
  • Formatting characters and the Character panel
  • Creating dynamic animated titles, lower thirds, credit rolls, and typography
  • Create photo-realistic or surreal HDR images
  • Use the Roto Brush and Refine Matte to isolate moving elements from backgrounds
  • Preparing Flash files for broadcast
  • Production Bundle Utilities: Exponential Scale, The Wiggler, Smart Mask
  • Using Motion Math to create keyframes for layers based on values from a different layer
  • How Expressions are similar to Motion Math, but remain attached to a parameter
  • Production Bundle Effects
  • Compound Effects: Compound Blur, Texturize, and Displacement Map
  • Keying and Matting in After Effects
  • Using the Remove Color Matting effect to remove color fringes from layers (Formerly the Unmultiply effect)
  • Audio Basics and Effects
  • Using RAM preview to play video and audio
  • Manually scrub video and audio
  • Using the Resolution/Down Sample Factor setting
  • Animation synchronization to audio tracks with layer markers and expressions
  • Write compressed audio formats like AAC and MP3 for Flash and H.264 video with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Time Remapping
  • Time Manipulating Effects: Posterize Time, Echo, Time Difference, Time Displacement
  • Motion Stabilizer and Motion Tracking
  • Set up, initiate, and apply motion tracking in the After Effects Tracker panel
  • Working with the Auto-keyframe mode
  • Motion tracking properties in the Timeline panel and understanding Track Points
  • Multi Point Tracking
  • Scale Tracking
  • Working in 3D space in After Effects and integration with other 3D applications
  • Working with cameras and lighting
  • Using the Z dimension for precise, independent control over animations
  • Z Scale – offsetting the Anchor Point in 3D
  • Camera and Orthogonal views
  • Layer axes – Local, World, and View Axis modes
  • Working with 3d camera tracker and shadow catcher
  • 3D Motion Paths and Mixing 2D and 3D layers
  • Adding lights illuminate 3D layers and to cast shadows
  • Adjusting the Intensity, Cone Angle, Cone Feather, Shadow Darkness and Diffusion
  • Video issues: colorspace, title-safe, action-safe
  • Field rendering and rendering a composition
  • 3:2 Pulldown
  • Working with D1/DV NTSC: non-square pixels and widescreen
  • Working at film resolution and pre-rendering and Proxies
  • Collecting Files