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Adobe After Effects Masterclass Course Outline

Module 1: Basic Navigation

  • User Interface
  • Creating a Project and Customising Workspace

Module 2: Using Layers

  • Importing Existing Layers from Photoshop
  • Editing Layer Properties
  • Moving Layers
  • Layer Masking
  • Locking Panels

Module 3: Keyframes

  • Introduction to Keyframes
  • Types of Keyframes
  • Keyframe Shortcuts and Graph Editor
  • Adding Keyframes
  • Auto-Keyframe

Module 4: Working with Text

  • Adding Text
  • Text Settings
  • Animating Text and Adding Effects

Module 5: Using Masks

  • Introduction to Masks
  • Creating Masks
  • Animating Masks
  • Using Chroma-Keying Effects

Module 6: Rendering Projects

  • What is Rendering?
  • Render Queue Panel
  • Render Order
  • Using the Render Queue to Export
  • Using a Media Encoder

Module 7: Path Animation

  • Writing in a Path
  • Auto Orient to the Path

Module 8:  Working with Colours

  • Setting the Depth Colour
  • Modifying Colour Display Setting
  • Choose a Colour Picker

Module 9: Working with 3D

  • Understanding 3D
  • 3D Layers
  • 3D Axis
  • Lights and Cameras


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There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Adobe After Effects Masterclass. However, a basic knowledge of After Effects would be beneficial.


This masterclass is intended for anyone who wishes to expand their skills with Adobe After Effects and for those who wish to create videos for the web, TV, or film. 

Adobe After Effects Masterclass Course Overview

Adobe After Effects is a software application for producing motion graphics and special effects that are used in presentations, videos, and online content. It is a video and animation editing programme that applies effects to videos and animations. It is widely used in the post-production of films and TV for the development of special effects, animation, and video compositing. Studying this masterclass helps learners to get the most out of this powerful and popular visual effects software. Acquiring the skills and techniques to operate and implement all the tools used to create effective documents will lead to a plethora of skilled and well-paying job opportunities. 

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day Adobe After Effects Masterclass provides delegates with in-depth knowledge about the creation of motion graphics to enhance videos using step-by-step, easy-to-use methods. During this masterclass, they will learn how to make an animation that will give them the versatility and creativity to easily bring any story or message to life. They will also learn about how to add a mixture of effects and change any property of a layer. This course will be led by our highly skilled and knowledgeable trainer, who has years of experience in teaching and will help delegates get a complete understanding of this course.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the concepts behind the animation techniques and motion design
  • To gain in-depth knowledge about how to build amazing effects using masking
  • To learn how to design, animate, and sequence complete motion graphics projects
  • To control the visibility of specific areas of a layer and use it for isolating objects
  • To create frames of a movie from a composition using rendering
  • To cover the process of assembling a 2D image for making a movie

At the end of this masterclass, delegates will be able to use all the keyframe shortcuts and the graph editor to create animated effects and motion graphics. They will also be able to modify colour display settings and animate text by adding various effects.

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What’s Included in this Adobe Training Course

This Masterclass includes the following:

  • The Knowledge Academy Adobe After Effects Masterclass Manual
  • Experienced Adobe Instructor
  • Certificate on Completion

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Adobe After Effects Masterclass FAQs


Adobe After Effects is a 2.5D animation programme that is used for animation, visual effects, and compositing in movies.
Adobe After Effects is used for motion graphics and visual effects, and it is also used by artists and post-production professionals for creating amazing work for cinema, television, and video.
Content-aware fill for video, an expressions editor, performance improvements, saving guides to share with Premiere Pro editors, automatic font syncing, and expanded format support are the features of Adobe After Effects.
After attending this masterclass, delegates will be able to use all the keyframe shortcuts and the graph editor to create animated effects and motion graphics. They will also be able to modify colour display settings and animate text by adding various effects.
In this Adobe After Effects Masterclass, you will learn about how to animate text and add effects, modify colour display settings, create a render queue for exporting, use keyframe shortcuts and the graph editor, import existing layers from Photoshop, create a project and customise the workspace, and other related concepts.
The price for Adobe After Effects Masterclass certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Adobe After Effects Masterclass.
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Best price in the industry

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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