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After Effects CS6, Part 2: Masks, Mattes, & Audio

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 3/26/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 0h 52m
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

Master After Effects CS6 in this three part learning series, After Effects is one of the creative industries leading motion graphics and visual effects program. After Effects CS6 is packed with the tools you need to create videos, motion graphics, and 3D animation. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing After Effects CS6 – from basic animation to masks, mattes, and more – with After Effects CS6. Get the scoop on motion graphics basics, video format settings, and the After Effects workspace. Create your first animation and work with masks, mattes, keys, text, audio, and 3D layers Understand how to manage media, import images, and utilize compositions. Try your hand at advanced animation techniques.


This course assumes a little familiarity with Adobe After Effects CS6. This course is part of a 3part learning series. The courses should be taken in the following order, After Effects CS6: Interface, Import, & Animation; After Effects CS6: Masks, Mattes, Text and Audio; and After Effects CS6: 3D Layers & Advanced Animation.

Meet the expert

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

Masks, Mattes, Text and Audio

Masks, Mattes, & Green Screen (17:01)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Working with Masks (05:33)
  • Working with Mattes (02:00)
  • Working with the Pen Tool (04:43)
  • Green Screen Effects (04:24)
  • Summary (00:10)
Working With Text (18:21)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Create and Format Text Layers (04:22)
  • Basic Panel Features (03:21)
  • Animating Text (05:15)
  • Animation Presets (05:02)
  • Summary (00:10)
Working With Audio (16:49)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Import, Format, and Preview (03:51)
  • Fade Audio In and Out (02:28)
  • Syncing Audio (02:53)
  • Adding Markers and Comments (05:49)
  • Using RAM Preview (01:25)
  • Summary (00:10)