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After Effects CC InDepth, Part 3: Working Layers

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

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  • Creative Design Power Pack
  • Power Pack Plus

Release date Release date 3/13/2015
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 1h 10m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Published eBooks Published eBooks Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample files Sample files Included
Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

With this 3 part learning series course you will go beyond the basics to maximize After Effects CC and start taking advantage of all the features that After Effects offers. First, this course will familiarize you with the newest features of After Effects CC. Then you’ll take a deep-dive into After Effects video effects tools. Learn advanced animation techniques, work with 3D effects, and understand how to share your project for various media.


This course assumes some familiarity with Adobe After Effects. This course is part of 3 courses, After Effects CC In Depth: Getting Started; After Effects CC In Depth: Painting and Animation; and After Effects CC In Depth: Working with Layers. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Working with Layers

Layers (33:31)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Auto Keyframe (05:37)
  • Adjustment Layers (03:41)
  • Duplicate Adjustment Layer (02:44)
  • Create Animation (03:57)
  • Camera Tools (04:43)
  • Advanced Masking (04:22)
  • Advanced Masking Cont. (05:26)
  • Layers in Flat Videos (02:38)
  • Summary (00:10)
3D Graphics (12:37)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • 3D Graphics (04:44)
  • Camera Settings (02:03)
  • Shape Layers (03:07)
  • Extrusion Values (02:22)
  • Summary (00:10)
Expressions & Scripts (23:59)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Expressions (04:12)
  • Expression Properties (04:52)
  • Script Functions (02:22)
  • Script Preferences (03:40)
  • New Features (04:29)
  • More New Features (04:01)
  • Summary (00:10)