Adobe After Effects CS6

Course Overview

Adobe After Effects CS6 is post-production software that allows you to create cinematic visual effects and professional motion graphics and various visual effects for film, video, DVD, Multimedia and the Web instantly. This latest version of After Effects includes hundreds of effects and animation presets allowing you to efficiently create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with precision and variety to add a new dimension to all your video, film, DVD and online productions.

If you are currently using a newer version see the CC version of this course outline for any differences in training course content. Please contact DPA for more details or to have an instructor contact you.


Course InformationRelated Training

Duration: Two-Day Course
Platform: Windows and Macintosh
Fee: Call for information 

We recommend one to eight people for this course.

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Application Overview: Adobe After Effects CS6

Adobe After Effects is digital motion graphics and compositing software. It can be used in film and video post-production.

After Effects uses a system of layers organized on a timeline to create composites from still images and motion footage, such as video files. Properties such as position and opacity can be controlled independently for each layer, and each layer can have special effects applied. You can design from scratch or jump-start projects from hundreds of customizable presets and templates — all from within Adobe After Effects streamlined interface.

An extensive array of plug-ins are available for After Effects including third party plug-ins. These include particle systems for realistic effects for rain, snow, fire, etc. Adobe After Effect plug-ins are used for making video look like film or cartoons, simulating fire, smoke, or water, slow motion, eliminating flicker, noise, or rigging lines, translating timelines from Apple Final Cut Pro or Avid, and adding high-end color correction.

After Effects is similar to Adobe Photoshop in that its flexibility allows compositors to alter video in any way they see fit, as Adobe Photoshop does for images. Although Adobe After Effects can create images of its own, it is generally used to composite material from other sources to make moving graphics (also known as motion graphics).

Users: Film, Video, Creative, and Marketing Professionals as well as anyone who needs create special effects or motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices.