Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5: Super Hot Shot

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code AFXL3

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Take your After Effects skills to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to create visually stunning videos. This class will also help prepare you for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exams in After Effects.

You will master the concepts of colour correction, advanced expressions, particles, 3D lights, cameras, time re-mapping and motion tracking, as well as countless tips and tricks that will help you speed up your workflow. You will also prepare for the ACE test.

Who is this course for?

This course will help you master the concepts and features of the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphic professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, status in After Effects.

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Colour Keying (3 topics)

  • Understanding Different Types of Keying
  • Using KeyLight
  • Refining a Matte

Advanced Expressions (4 topics)

  • Understanding the Syntax / Array / Text Strings
  • Working with Complex Expressions
  • Using Expression Controls
  • Linking Audio to Layers

Particles (2 topics)

  • Creative uses of Particles
  • Exploring the built-in and 3rd Party Plug-ins

Advanced 3D (8 topics)

  • Creating a 3D Room
  • Building 3D Models from a Layered Photoshop File
  • Shining Lights Through Glasses/Windows
  • Material Properties
  • Text in 3D
  • Lighting Text
  • Working with Null Objects
  • Animating Cameras

Advanced Motion Tracking (3 topics)

  • Understanding the Motion Tracker Options
  • Extruding the Tracker Outside the Composition
  • Using Mocha for After Effects

Working in 32bpc (2 topics)

  • Understanding Super White/Black
  • Creating Neon Glows

Advanced Colour Correction (3 topics)

  • Overview of the Colour Correction Tools
  • Matching Grain
  • Working with Channels

Playing with Time (3 topics)

  • Time Remapping
  • Time Warp
  • Best Practices

Working with Image Sequences (2 topics)

  • Advantages/Disadvantages
  • Using Still Images to Create a Time Lapse

Tips and Tricks (5 topics)

  • All about Masks / Anchor Point
  • Collapsing Transformations
  • Using Mathematical Equations to Simplify Your Workflow
  • Scripts
  • Using Markers

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Preparation (4 topics)

  • Booking the Exam
  • What to Expect on the Exam Day
  • Practice Exam
  • Further Resources


Before attending this course, you should have already acquired skills from the After Effects Rookie and Hot Shot courses, or have equivalent knowledge.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Adobe After Effects: Rookie

    This 3-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe After Effects on either CS4 or CS5.

    3 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code AFXL1
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online
  • Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5: Hot Shot

    This 2-day course provides more advanced skills for After Effects users including keyframe, expressions and working with 3D.

    2 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code AFXL2
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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