Adobe After Effects – Basics («AFT»)

Use After Effects to create visual effects and animations for video, web, DVD, and Blu-ray. In this course, you will learn the basics and see inspiring application examples that will help you realize your own ideas.
Duration 2 days
Price 1'700.–
Course documents Digicomp courseware

Course facts

  • Understanding the basics of animation with After Effects
  • Application of special tools to mediate effects
  • Implementation of your own Visual Effects ideas based on many practical animation examples
  • Implementation of motion designs
  • Integration of other Adobe software such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop or Illustrator
  • After Effects Basics
  • Getting to know the user interface, tools and control panels
  • Program and project settings
  • Creating and Setting Up Compositions
  • Import and manage footage
  • Import Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Basics of animation with keyframes and diagrams
  • Setting up the preview
  • Working in the Timeline and Composition Window
  • Use, adjust and combine effects
  • Preserve masks, motion masks and transparency
  • Keying and Rotoscoping
  • Animate text and shape layers
  • Creating Motion Grapic Templates with Essential Graphics
  • Working in 3D space with camera and light sources
  • Motion tracking and stabilization
  • 3D camera tracking
  • Export with the Render List and Adobe Media Encoder

Component of the following courses

You have no experience with After Effects, but have basic knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Illustrator, etc. in which you can create assets for After Effects animations.

Basic knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator or a video editing application such as Adobe Premiere Pro is an advantage.

Info about the room equipment
Our courses take place on Windows or Apple devices. On request, we will be happy to provide you with an Apple computer in Zurich and Bern. Please let us know in advance by sending an e-mail to You can also bring your own laptop.

Adobe CC Software
The Adobe Creative Cloud Software will be fully available in the classrooms during the course. However, it is not possible to use the software via Digicomp licenses from home during the course.



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