Adobe After Effects Introduction 2 Day Course

London Software Training
Course summary
Professional Training
2 days
245 - 295 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
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245 GBP

Online courses
245 GBP

295 GBP

295 GBP

Course description

Adobe After Effects Introduction 2 Day Course

Adobe After Effects is a video visual effects and compositing application for creating motion graphics and special effects.

London Software Training currently offers a great range of bespoke one-to-one options for Adobe After Effects. Often described as the 'Photoshop for video,' it is a versatile software with endless capabilities for any budding videographer or animator to take their creative skills to new heights.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is this Course for?

Our Adobe After Effects Introduction 2 Day Course is ideal for absolute beginners or anyone looking to consolidate their existing After Effects skills within a supportive and creative learning environment. A working knowledge of After Effects is beneficial for anyone looking to further their creative career or gain employment within a variety of design, graphic, web, fashion, photography and media fields. 

Our Adobe After Effects Courses are ideal for beginners or anyone looking to consolidate their existing After Effects skills, particularly videographers, animators or anyone working with motion graphics. A working knowledge of After Effects is beneficial for those looking to further their creative career or gain employment within a variety of videography, design, graphic, web, fashion, photography and media fields.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of Attendance

Training Course Content

Getting Started

• Workspaces – selecting a layout and resetting the windows:
• The Project window, timeline and viewer
• Setting Up Your Database & folder structure
• Creating Compositions – Comp settings
• Essential viewer window settings
• Creating assets within AE
• Arranging objects in the viewport
• How layers work in the timeline window
• Object properties basics – Position, Scale, Rotation, Anchor Point and Opacity


• Manipulating object transforms
• Navigating the timeline, playing scrubbing and zooming
• Simple animation – your first keyframes
• Position animation and Bezier curves
• Manipulating keyframes
• Using the keyframe navigator
• Adding ease to improve animation quality
• Copying and pasting keyframes
• Proportional scaling of keyframes on the timeline
• Using hotkeys to reveal keyframes and properties
• Adding Motion Blur – Adjusting the global motion blur settings

Adding Effects
• The effect controls palette
• Ensuring that you explore effects completely – good workflow practices
• How effects work with keyframes
• Combining effects together
• Adjustment layers

Best Practices & Importing Different Files

• Exploring the interface in more detail, switches, modes and time controls
• Ensuring correct workflow vector files
• The collapse transformations switch
• Importing video footage
• Trimming and time manipulation of layers
• Sorting, finding and working with assets in the project window
• Importing Photoshop files
• Importing Illustrator files
• Layer modes
• PreComps – Why Precomps are vital
• Sending Projects To Others


• Hold keyframes
• Reversing animation
• Roving keyframes
• Auto orientation

Track Mattes & Masks

• Track Matte Types - Luma & Alpha
• Editing masks
• Using masks to reveal and hide layers
• Animating Masks
• Other mask uses for paths and effect controls

Creating a Basic Logo

• Anchor point issues
• Pre-composing base elements for better workflow
• Adding effects to build our sequence
• Parenting Layers
• A simple expression - “Wiggle”
• How Wiggle works – what the numbers do


• Using basic presets as a start point
• Text presets – a special case
• Creating your own text animators
• Saving text animators as a preset


• Rendering & Media Encoder - Best Practices

Course delivery details

This is a 2 Day course starting at 9.45am with a 4.pm finish.

London Software Training Adobe After Effects are delivered in our Hackney, East London studio.

We provide a link to download the free software trial 2 days before your training
(trials are free for 30 days). Closer to your training, we will send a link to join the
online training.

Please put in as much practice in between sessions as you can so that you
develop and retain your new skills. After your course finishes, you will need to
practice for at least 2 weeks, putting in as much time and effort as possible - we
promise that you will get so much more out of your training if you do this!


Your course price includes

  • Free group course re-take within 18 months
  • Expert teaching from practising architects, designers and software pros
  • Hands-on, practical lessons - tailoring of syllabus and work on your projects
  • Video tutorials and digital reference book for revision and development
  • LST certificate of completion for your CV and LinkedIn
  • Free career guidance 

Your tutors are designers, makers and architects, as well as software pros. They will guide you on the best way to apply for design roles or set-up a creative business, whilst teaching you all the key technical skills to make your CV and portfolio stand out from the crowd.

Continuing Studies

Our 2-day course will give you a solid introduction to After Effects. Once you have completed the course, you’ll have the skills to understand the After Effects interface to create animation and visual effects for your video projects. Throughout the hand-on course you will be creating engaging projects with the help of the lecturer.

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London Software Training 

London Software Training offers hands-on, practical training courses, specialising in design software. Our handpicked industry professionals and software pros will guide you through each programme in any of our group, corporate and one-to-one courses and ensure you gain the skills to navigate...

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Had an After Effect course, great studio and professional team, very happy with my course and what I learned, would definitely recommend !
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