Photoshop & Illustrator for After Effects

Photoshop & Illustrator for After Effects

After Effects projects frequently require the use of source footage created in Photoshop or Illustrator. AE artists are often expected to generate PSD or AI files as needed, or to take existing files and be able to animate them. This intermediate level course focuses on using Photoshop and Illustrator as they apply to Motion Graphics work with Adobe After Effects.

Issues such as resolution, file preparation, raster vs. vector, workflows, handling revisions, mastering the Pen Tool, and taking Bezier Paths between programs are covered. This class is a must for the beginning to intermediate After Effects user who wants to build up their skill with Photoshop and Illustrator so they can handle a wider variety of graphics tasks.

Topics covered include:
Managing resolution, document sizes and art board sizes
Setting up layered files to be used as compositions
Taking designers print files and getting them “camera ready”
Enlarging Raster images
Converting Raster images to Vector
Managing workflow and using “Edit Original”
Using Proxies & Replacing footage
Rigging layers together and creating “puppet animation”
Mastering the Pen Tool for creating Paths
Working with Paths between programs
Using Paths as Masks, as Shapes, and as Motion Paths
Using Paths for Effects
Using Photomerge and building “Full Dome” compositions for immersive media
Working and rendering 16 bpc

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of any Adobe CC product recommended (like After Effects, Photoshop and/or Illustrator)

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(Note: classes include both lecture and instructed lab)
Evening Class: Instructed Lab 6pm-7pm, Lecture 7pm-10pm

Ben Bardens
Price: $1,500.00
Fri 7-10pm 4/21-6/16
SKU: AE 301