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After Effects 301 Black Belt


Take your After Effects skills to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to create visually stunning videos. This class will also help prepare you for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam in After Effects.


This course will help you master the concepts and features of the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphic professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, status in After Effects.

Assumed Knowledge

Before attending this course, you should have already acquired skills from the After Effects 101 and 201 courses, or have equivalent knowledge.


You will master the concepts of colour correction, advanced expressions, particles, 3D lights, cameras, time re-mapping and motion tracking, as well as countless tips and tricks that will help you speed up your workflow. You will also prepare for the ACE test.

  • Course content

    Colour Keying

    • Understanding Different Types of Keying
    • Using KeyLight
    • Refining a Matte

    Advanced Expressions

    • Understanding the Syntax / Array / Text Strings
    • Working with Complex Expressions
    • Using Expression Controls
    • Linking Audio to Layers


    • Creative uses of Particles
    • Exploring the built-in and 3rd Party Plug-ins

    Advanced 3D

    • Creating a 3D Room
      *Building 3D Models from a Layered Photoshop File
    • Shining Lights Through Glasses/Windows
    • Material Properties
    • Text in 3D
    • Lighting Text
    • Working with Null Objects
    • Animating Cameras

    Advanced Motion Tracking

    • Understanding the Motion Tracker Options
    • Extruding the Tracker Outside the Composition
    • Using Mocha for After Effects

    Working in 32bpc

    • Understanding Super White/Black
    • Creating Neon Glows

    Advanced Colour Correction

    • Overview of the Colour Correction Tools
    • Matching Grain
    • Working with Channels

    Playing with Time

    • Time Remapping
    • Time Warp
    • Best Practices

    Working with Image Sequences

    • Advantages/Disadvantages
    • Using Still Images to Create a Time Lapse

    Tips and Tricks

    • All about Masks / Anchor Point
    • Collapsing Transformations
    • Using Mathematical Equations to Simplify Your Workflow
    • Scripts
    • Using Markers

    Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Preparation

    • Booking the Exam
    • What to Expect on the Exam Day
    • Further Resources

Duration: 3 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £697.00

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