Adobe After Effects Training Course

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Adobe After Effects is an industry standard software for video editors and animators, to create motion graphics and also visual effects. It is the professional choice to animate, edit, and compose video media with many different built-in tools and can be extended with many readily available third party plugins.

After Effects is a comprehensive video editing program and upon completion of training you will be able to use the software like an expert.

Who is the Adobe After Effects course aimed at?

There are a variety of After Effects courses aimed at people from complete beginners to industry professionals who wish to enhance their abilities within this extensive software both working in 2D and 3D.

Typically, people wanting to learn Adobe After Effects have and interest in video or animation and would have used Adobe Premiere Pro to edit their compositions, although knowledge of Premiere is not a prerequisite to use After Effects.

You might be a video editor wanting to enhance your videos or a animator wanting to use After Effects to make 3D moving logos etc.

So wether you wish to learn the fundamentals of composition and layers, fix exposures, work with green screen, learn rotoscoping there is a course for you.

Adobe After Effects Course Content

For those starting out on their Adobe After Effects journey for the first time courses will offer practical hands on projects that will teach you the six fundamentals of After Effects:

  • Understanding Compositions
  • Creating and using Layers
  • Building an Animation
  • Building Effects into your compositions
  • 3D Introduction
  • The Fundamentals of Rendering

This knowledge will get you up and running being able to use After Effects in a competent manner.

For those who have the fundamentals under their belt can move onto more advanced training depending on your interests and career path.

Your After Effects knowledge will be extended to cover such topics as:

Exploring Type and Shape Animation

  • Creating type animators
  • Animating shape layers
  • Animating brushstrokes

Retiming and Repairing Video

  • Time Remapping
  • Timewarp
  • Warp Stabilizer VFX

Keying Green-Screen Footage

  • Using Keylight
  • Using keys and masks


  • Rotoscoping with paths
  • Roto Brush
  • Refine Edge tool


  • Creating a single point track
  • Applying motion with Warp Stabilizer VFX

Media Management

  • Archiving projects
  • Removing unused footage

What kind of Adobe After Effects courses are available?

There are many ways to learn After Effects to suit both your lifestyle and budget and your interests.

Many companies offer a wide variety of learning methods including:

  • One day courses - Live Face to face - often a basics course
  • Week day courses - usually full time four or five days
  • Weekend courses - usually one or more weekends
  • Residential courses - Live face to face training in a training provider facility
  • Distance Learning courses
  • Online training courses

After completing the Adobe After Effects course

After completing an After Effects training course you will be able to apply for roles in Film/Video editing (at the junior end for the basic courses), Motion Graphics Designer, 3D Artist and Animator either as a full time employee or as a freelancer.

Visit our training course directory and find out more details about enrolling onto Adobe After effects course with the UK's leading Adobe After Effects training course providers.