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MISC 170 - Introduction to After Effect & InDesign

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 170 31 October 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 170 26 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Adobe After Effects is a software application for creating motion graphics and special effects used in video, online content and presentations. After Effects is used widely in TV and film post-production, the creation of special effects, and animation.

While InDesign is a desktop publishing application that can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books.

This course serves as an intorduction to both applications. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding digital video basics
  • Working with keyframes and motion paths
  • Working with and animating text
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Rendering and exporting projects
  • Exploring InDesign workspace and tools
  • Building documents with Master Pages
  • Working with text, type and styles
  • Working with graphics and colors

Who Should Attend?

  • Graphic Designers 
  • Media professionals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

Adobe After Effects

  • Digital video basics
  • Analog versus digital
  • Frame rate and resolution
  • After Effects user interface
  • Creating a project
  • Using the Composition window
  • Using the Timeline window
  • Ram Preview vs. Standard preview
  • Media management
  • Previewing footage
  • Previewing stills, video, and audio 
  • Using the interpret footage dialog box
  • Looping an audio or video file

Day 2

  • Getting to know layers and their options
  • Using time stretch and frame blending
  • Nesting compositions/layers using
  • Using precomps Lesson
  • Keyframes
  • Animating layer properties
  • Motion paths
  • Working with layer blending
  • Adding text to your project
  • Animating text
  • Using Bridge with After Effects
  • Using Masks and alpha channels
  • Track matte
  • Effect basics
  • Animating effects

Day 3

  • 3D in After Effects
  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple viewports
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating and using lights
  • Rendering and exporting
  • The render queue
  • Adjusting render settings
  • Duplicating jobs in the render queue
  • Exporting a project file
  • Rendering an individual frame

Day 4

Adobe InDesign

  • Working with InDesign tools and panels
  • Working with the Control panel
  • Master pages
  • Creating a custom-sized document
  • Formatting master pages
  • Adding images & text to master pages
  • Text and type
  • Changing character and paragraph attributes
  • Using the Glyphs panel
  • Creating Glyph sets
  • Styles
  • Updating and loading styles from another document
  • Creating and applying object styles
  • How InDesign handles graphics
  • Creating a graphic frame
  • Adding graphics
  • Repositioning graphics
  • Importing layered Photoshop files

Day 5

  • Creating a table
  • Editing table options
  • Using cells
  • Using graphics in cells
  • Using color
  • Applying Live Corner Effects
  • Applying strokes to text
  • Creating a tint reduction
  • Working with gradients
  • Pre-flight, printing and pdfs
  • Actual vs. effective resolution
  • Preflight checks
  • Creating a PDF
  • Additional features