What will I learn in this after effects training course?

  • Certification
  • Supporting Material
  • 18-month Free course retake

5.00 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(30 customer reviews)
After Effects 101: Yellow Belt



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Bring your vision to life with blockbuster visual effects and compelling motion graphics in Adobe After Effects Professional software. Work with sophisticated tools and enjoy tight integration with Adobe’s leading design applications while you deliver stunning work to virtually any media type.


A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects.

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Reduce your production time by improving all your workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

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18 month class retake included.

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Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system.


On this After Effects training course you’ll become familiar with the After Effects interface learning to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks & mattes, use color effectively and export files.

Project basics

  • User interface and workspaces
  • Setting up projects
  • Importing media
  • Creating compositions

Working in 2D

  • Default transform properties of layers
  • Adding and manipulating Keyframes
  • Understanding Keyframe types and easing
  • Pre-composing multiple layers for better controll
  • Animating along paths
  • Motion tracking
  • Adding text and solid fills
  • Adding color effects and adjustment layers
  • Using the shape and pen tool
  • Creating and animating masks
  • Understanding blend modes
  • Controlling the speed, direction and duration of animation
  • Using image sequences

Working in 3D

  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple views
  • Building 3D scenes
  • Adding camera
  • Text in 3D
  • Parenting
  • Controlling 3D object and camera movement

Public Scheduled Classes

Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.

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Spreading the cost of your training

You know that in the long term it pays to be skilled up in the latest software. But you’ll also know that, in the short term, investing in yourself can feel painful on your pocket. So we’ve got a solution that will help you learn the skills you need, at a monthly price that you can afford.

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Because we’re committed to your success, we’re offering you the opportunity to pay for your training monthly, rather than the whole cost upfront. We want to remove every barrier we can to your success, and if having the flexibility to spread the cost of your training helps you, as it helps thousands of others, then let’s do it.



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Academy Class Vouchers are a flexible, cost-effective solution for training multiple individuals within a team or across an organisation and allow any member within your organisation to book a training course anytime over a 12 month period.

Multiple users can make dramatic savings, booking 10 to 30 day training blocks from the Academy Class schedule. It’s up to you how many Academy Class Vouchers you purchase.

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30 reviews for After Effects 101: Yellow Belt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben, the trainer is very good. very articulate, approachable and breaks down complex information into manageable chunks. really excellent teacher.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick definitely knew After Effects well and gave a good insight into how to organise what things need to go where and how to view just the bits you’re working on, which didn’t seem very exciting (and I think most trainers wouldn’t dwell on this aspect) but it was invaluable if I was doing a project of my own, as the screen can quickly look overwhelming unless the assets are organised well.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent! Knowledgeable and very helpful. A lot of thought has been put into the course and I an has been great! I look forward to taking part in many more courses in the future.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian was an excellent teacher who took the time to talk to individual pupils and was easy to approach if we needed to ask any questions.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian was a great tutor, patient, interesting & very helpful

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I felt I had to ask several times for Kelman to explain some of the exercises, to a point were sometimes some explanations weren’t very clear and I would need to ask him to repeat himself. I found it very hard to be able to participate in the exercises and also take notes. On a few occasions I would ask how to do something in particular and I would be told we were coming to that later on in the course, it felt very much that he was working to a schedule/script and wasn’t willing to move or adjust anything, even though we were there the whole week, also when asking how to do some things we were told it wasn’t part of the course.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent course, was able to tailor learning to meet my requirements

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructors was clear for all the duration of the course

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good/useful and enjoyable

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quality all round!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructor is polite, and always have the best disposition to help.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructor had a maintained the class at a great pace and provided assistance when needed

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing mastery and very helpful with any question we asked. Easygoing personality and easy to follow. I really appreciate also the reference websites,resources and plug ins advices as well.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Did the After Effects basic course, well worth while. Very good and patient teacher, classes structured to cover a lot of ground without being either bored or confused. Recommended.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Being a relative amateur I did both a Premier Pro and After Effects course in Manchester and found both to be very good. Learnt so much from good teachers who had a lot of patience with us students with some who were already accomplished but needed certification and like myself, novices. Would definitely recommend to others.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have completed a course in After Effects at Academy Class. The course was really well structured. Everything was set up and ready to go the moment you entered the classroom. It was well laid out with a screen between two to follow the instructor and a computer each to have a go at each section. (I was even emailed prior to the course asking which computer platform I preferred.) The instructor was keen and had excellent knowledge. He was always willing to answer any questions and to get hands on if any of the group started having problems or losing there way. The only downside was that the computers weren’t the most powerful so rendering and viewing your work could be a bit tedious. All in all an excellent course, it was easy to follow and you came away believing you were able to produce decent quality work in After Effects.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    It was a very good course.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason was excellent, clear explanations and happy to repeat if you don’t understand first time.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent Instructor.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic instructor, happy to answer any questions. Clear explanations, friendly manner. Gold star!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great Teacher

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason has been an excellent teacher. I have connected well with his style of teaching. He made the lessons fun. Always willing to take time and answer questions. I would highly recommend him as a trainer and would love more classes taught by him.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Cox is an excellent instructor. Open to questions and specific queries.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about AE. He was also able to adapt his teachings to effectively incorporate answers to all questions asked.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marek was Great. Thanks again!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matyas is a brilliant instructor, he made the course very interesting and did it in a fun way. He’s a nice bloke and knows his stuff.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Think it was one of the most enjoyable and instructive courses i have been on.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Impressive level of knowledge from the instructor (Andrei). Everything was explained really thoroughly, with explanations of why as well as what.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m very happy with this first class

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrei was great and I feel confident about using After Effects now.

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