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After Effects CS6 Tips & Tricks, Part 2: Effects

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 4/1/2015
Level Intermediate
Runtime 1h 5m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams N/A

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Course description

Do you already know the basics of After Effects CS6? Then learn essential tips & tricks that will expand your knowledge in this two part learning series. After Effects is one of the creative industry’s leading motion graphics and visual effects programs, and After Effects CS6 is packed with the tools you need to create videos, motion graphics, and 3D animation. These lessons will help you discover timeline shortcuts, special effects tips, and animation tricks.


This course assumes familiarity with Adobe After Effects CS6. This course is part of a 2 part learning series. The courses should be taken in the following order, After Effects CS6 Tips & Tricks: Composition and Animation and After Effects CS6 Tips & Tricks: Effects, Sound and Finishing.

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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

Effects, Sound and Finishing

Text Effects (21:19)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Custom Transitions (03:41)
  • Organic Transition Effect (04:44)
  • Text Tools (03:05)
  • Graphic Text (02:18)
  • Animated Titles (04:00)
  • Proceural Text (03:09)
  • Summary (00:10)
Adding Sound (19:24)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Layer Styles (03:53)
  • Texture Maps (03:33)
  • Track Matte (02:26)
  • Add & Preview Audio (02:26)
  • Slip Edit (03:28)
  • 32-Bit Per Channel Color (03:16)
  • Summary (00:10)
Finishing Touches (24:47)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Depth of Field (05:03)
  • Adjust Keyframes (02:07)
  • Smooth Animation (01:52)
  • Video Retouching (05:35)
  • Green Screen Keying (03:38)
  • Clouds (03:52)
  • Fractal Mandlebrot Animation (02:18)
  • Summary (00:10)