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After Effects Training

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After Effects CC Training | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Sacramento | Newport

Advanced Motion Graphics & Special effects

After Effects | Level 2 Advanced class covers topics such as Motion tracking, complex tracking in Mocha AE, Particle simulation, advanced 3D, advanced Masking, Roto Brush Tool, Puppet Tools, Time-warp / Time-lapse simulations, exporting to Flash, and more.



After Effects Level 2 Upcoming Classes

Location Length Dates Times Cost
Live Online 2 days Aug 19-20 Mon-Tue
Nov 13-14 Wed-Thu
Live Online 2 days Aug 19-20 Mon-Tue



After Effects Training Outline | Level 2

Los Angeles Adobe After Effects Training

Our Adobe After Effects CC | Level 2 course is for Design and corporate communications professionals who need to advance their skills annd understanding of motion graphics and compositing.


  • Basic Computer Skills & File Management on Windows or Mac
  • Have taken the After Effects | Level 1, or  equivalent knowledge



  • About keying
  • Changing background color
  • Creating a garbage mask
  • Adding the foreground subject
  • Color Difference Key effect
  • Choking the matte
  • Removing spill
  • Adjusting contrast
  • Background animation
  • Titles
  • Adding animated elements
  • Copying effects across layers

Performing Color Correction

  • Lesson overview
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing an element of the shot
  • Lightening other dark areas
  • Correcting a range of colors
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
  • Removing unwanted elements

Building and Animating a 3D Object

  • Animating a square in 3D space
  • Using 3D views
  • Flipping the cube bottom
  • Creating the 3D floor
  • Building the cube sides
  • Animating the cube sides

Using 3D Effects

  • Using 3D lights
  • Turning on shadows

Working with Cameras

  • Adding a camera
  • Adding animated elements
  • Adding logos

Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Temporal Distortion: Timewarp
  • Parallax

Using Motion Stabilization

  • Single-point motion tracking
  • Multipoint tracking

Creating Particle Systems

  • Introduction to Particle systems
  • Particle worlds: Cyclore effects
  • Customising particle effects
  • Understanding particle system properties

Rendering and Output

  • Creating templates for the rendering process
  • Creating templates for output modules
  • Rendering to different output media


Sample After Effects Training Video


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