Video and Photography


Product Highlights

  • Interface and workspace
  • Working with Effects and Type
  • Shape layers, masks
  • Creating next-level multimedia
  • Distorting objects with the puppet tools
  • Bridge and After Effects
  • Colour correction
  • Rendering and output
  • 3D Features
  • Using 3D Features



This course helps you take performance to a new level with tools like dynamic link, which maximizes your productivity by moving seamlessly between After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator. Learn how to tweak your workflow to maximize your creative potential. Create and work with extruded text and shapes directly between Photoshop and After Effects. Use the new ray-trace 3D rendering engine.

Master a wide variety of challenges and extend your creativity with new tools such as variable mask feathering, 3D Camera Tracker, Rolling Shutter Repair, and more high-quality built-in effects to make your final product look the way you intend. Enhanced integration between Creative Cloud tools makes your workflow even faster and more uid than ever before.


Assumed Knowledge

There are no prerequisites for the course, it’s for anyone curious about Digital Video and Photography.

Each student on this Course will receive:

Certificate of completion

12 months FREE email support

FREE class repeat (if necessary)

Course Notes/Slides

MSD  holds the below Acreditations


Banner Drawing Art MSD

Interface, workspace and getting around

■ Considerations when creating a project ■ Importing and organising footage ■ Creating compositions ■ Working with and arranging layers for video ■ Exploring effects ■ Modifying layer properties ■ Animation possibilities ■ Managing the project ■ Previewing your work ■ Choosing workspaces ■ Common metaphors between Photoshop and After Effects ■ Animation adnd video workflow considerations ■ Frame vs timeline based animation in Photoshop

Working with Effects

■ Getting started ■ Importing footage using Adobe Bridge ■ Creating a new composition ■ Working with imported Illustrator files ■ Finding and applying Effects ■ Applying a preset ■ Previewing effects ■ Adding Transparency ■ Rendering

Working with Type

■ Exploring Typekit ■ About text layers ■ Using a text animation presets ■ Scaling using keyframes ■ Animating imported Photoshop text ■ Managing imported Photoshop text ■ Understanding parenting ■ Animating text using a path animation preset ■ Wiggle and randomising text ■ Web and device-ready text animations

Working with shape layers

■ Key concepts ■ Creating custom shapes ■ Incorporating video and audio layers ■ Applying a Cartoon effect ■ Adding a title bar

Creating next-level multimedia

■ Orientation ■ Parenting ■ Anchor points and the Pan Behind tool ■ Masking video using vector shapes ■ Keyframing a motion path ■ Alternative video possibilities ■ Applying effects ■ Creating an animated slide show ■ Working with audio ■ Zooming in for a final close-up

Working with masks

■ Creating a mask with the Pen tool ■ Editing a mask ■ Feathering the edges of a mask ■ Feathering the edges of a mask ■ Replacing the content of the mask ■ Variable mask feathering ■ Targetable layer panel ■ Track Mattes ■ Rotobezier masks ■ Mask Interpolation ■ Creating vignettes ■ Adjusting the colour

Distorting objects with the puppet tools

■ About the Puppet tools ■ Adding Deform pins ■ Controlling deform pins ■ Animating pin positions ■ Recording motion

Working with Illustrator, Bridge and After Effects

■ Using Auto Trace ■ Working with solids ■ Exporting numbered sequences ■ Working with Image Trace

Performing colour correction

■ Colour correction workflows ■ Working with Levels ■ Working with Curves ■ Using Synthetic Aperture Colour Finesse Simplified interface

Working with Photoshop

■ Vanishing point exchange ■ Parenting layers ■ Creating camera fly-throughs ■ 3D and video support in Photoshop ■ Photoshop layer controls ■ Photoshop alpha masks

Rendering and output

■ Overview of Render Settings ■ Choosing templates for the rendering process ■ Choosing templates for output modules ■ Overview of exporting to di erent output media ■ Choosing render templates ■ Post render possibilities Tracking and stabilisation ■ Motion stabilisation ■ Motion tracking

3D Features

■ Getting started ■ Building a 3D object ■ Working with a null object ■ Working with 3D text ■ Creating a backdrop for 3D animation ■ Nesting a 3D composition ■ Adding a camera ■ Completing the scene

Using 3D Features

■ Vanisihing points and planes explained ■ Getting started ■ Animating 3D objects ■ Adding reflections to 3D objects ■ Animating a camera ■ Adjusting layer timing ■ Using 3D lights ■ Adding effects ■ Adding motion blur ■ Previewing the entire animation


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