1-2-1 online training

1-2-1 online training

COVID 19 Update

All bespoke 1-2-1 training courses to be taught remotely till further notice

During the current situation with coronavirus we have decided to provide all of our courses via secure online educational conferencing software till the situation is resolved. We hope to return to classroom training before long. But meanwhile we’ll run our courses using Adobe Connect software which is secure, extremely user-friendly and stable.

How will this training work?

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from us inviting you to an Adobe Connect meeting. In order to commence the training you need only click on the link at the time and date specified to join the session. If you’d like to try out an Adobe Connect demo, please use this link.

We will be there waiting for you, ready to provide you with bespoke 1-2-1 training on your preferred application.

Easy to set up

It’s really easy to use Adobe connect.
All you need are the following;

  • A computer or laptop with the relevant software (either Mac and Windows – both are fine)
  • An integrated video camera (or an external one)
  • An integrated microphone
    Headphones or earphones that you can use on your computer
  • A reasonably fast, reliable internet connection (hard-wired ethernet is faster than wireless)
  • For the best experience we recommend a large monitor of 21″ or more. Smaller screens work almost as well but you may need to zoom in and out a bit more on those.
  • You should download Adobe Connect software before the your training commences. This will allow you to test your connection and computer before the training day.

So you see, it’s easy to carry out our bespoke training courses online. You can book by the hour – making it easier to fit around your busy schedule.

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Cinema 4D training

Cinema 4D training

Cinema 4D

Our Cinema 4D training courses are taught by motion graphics expert, Angie Taylor – a motion graphic designer, author and illustrator with 25 years industry experience.

Choose from our standard two-day Cinema 4D training courses – all taught on a 1-2-1 basis. Or pick and mix modules from below to make up your own bespoke course.

Customer Reviews

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What we cover in our Cinema 4D training

There are two levels of Cinema 4D training available as well as custom courses. You can find example outlines of these courses by clicking on these links.

Each of these is a 2 day course

How does the training work?

Angie will send you an evaluation form that takes a few minutes to complete. This will give Angie an indication of the level of Cinema 4D training you require. She will customise the course to fit your own personal needs.

Evaluation form example

Your Instructor - Angie Taylor

You can rest assured that your instructor is highly qualified for all classes taught at Creative Cabin.

Angie is a lecturer at the Univeristy of Brighton and has taught children at several colleges, schools and universities.

All courses are taught by Angie Taylor. Angie worked as a motion graphic designer for over 25 years. You can see examples of Angie's work here on her portfolio.

Throw any question at Angie and she'll know the answer!

Angie has worked with Adobe since the early 1990's and is one of their Adobe Community Professionals.  She was employed by Adobe’s as Senior Demo Artist for their video products. Angie regularly toured the world, speaking at trade shows and conferences on behalf of Adobe and other companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, Maxon.

Angie is a published author with five books on motion graphic design. She also has several video training courses. These are available on LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com. Angie also has several tutorials featured on Adobe TV.

In 2014 Angie moved to the south coast to set up her own private art school – Creative Cabin. At the cabin, Angie provides one-to-one bespoke training in several creative software applications.

Angie's passionate about creative training. She loves to inspire designers and artists with new ideas and techniques. You can read some reviews of Angie's training here on Google or Facebook.

If you cant get to Creative Cabin that's no problem. Angie can offer you onsite training. She also offers remote training via Adobe Connect.

Course outline

Motion graphics designer Angie Taylor shows you how to build a complete sequence in C4D Lite, progressing from initial object modeling, to animation, lighting, camera rigging, texturing, and final render.

Learn to animate text, create random movement with wiggle expressions, track cameras in live-action footage to add new 3D elements, and light your scene.

We can also customise the course to suit your own specific needs covering other aspects of the Cinema 4D software like character rigging and animation, cloth dynamics, mograph features and more.

 

Cinema 4D & After Effects

 Angie also round-trips the project files to After Effects for visual effects and color correction. With over 100 videos, this course allows you to explore almost every aspect of 3D motion graphics creation, within this accessible introductory tool.

Topics include:

  • What is CINEMA 4D Lite?
  • Understanding the CINEMA 4D Lite and After Effects CC workflow
  • Editing primitive objects
  • Spline modeling with NURBS
  • Animating with keyframes
  • Using Xpresso to link properties
  • Importing music and soundtracks
  • Creating and animating cameras
  • Working with text
  • Scripting
  • Creating and applying materials and textures
  • 3D camera tracking
  • Compositing layers
  • Lighting with visible lights and ambient occlusion
  • Adding visual effects in After Effects
  • Rendering in After Effects and the Adobe Media Encode

 

Cinema 4D Fundamentals

What is CINEMA 4D?

  • What CINEMA 4D can do
  • Opening CINEMA 4D files in After Effects
  • Quick interface tour
  • Navigation tips for CINEMA 4D

CINEMA 4D Lite preferences and settings

  • Checking out the new CINEWARE features with After Effects CC
  • CINEMA 4D Lite and After Effects CC Workflow
  •  Importing CINEMA 4D files in After Effects
  • The CINEWARE plugin settings
  • CINEMA 4D Lite render settings
  • After Effects project settings
  • After Effects previewing tips
  • Using the Picture Viewer in CINEMA 4D

Modeling in CINEMA 4D

  • Editing primitive objects
  • The Move and Scale tools
  • The Rotate tool
  • Axis limitations
  • Working cylinders
  • Linking body parts using object hierarchy
  • Adjusting NURBS settings
  • Using nulls as controllers
  • Creating copies with the Instance array
  • Carving shapes with the Boole array
  • Reshaping objects with deformers
  • Adding surface detail with a Relief object

Animating in CINEMA 4D

  • Understanding coordinates
  • Understanding rotation
  • Timeline shortcuts
  • Basic keyframing of properties
  • Keyframe interpolation
  • Adjusting F-Curves
  • Holding values
  • Using XPresso to link properties: Part one
  • Using XPresso to link properties: Part two
  • Importing existing animations into CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Animating cameras in CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Animating using presets

Cinema 4D Advanced

Working with Cameras in After Effects CC and CINEMA 4D

  • Importing music and soundtracks
  • Customizing commands and shortcuts
  • Adding markers
  • Creating multiple cameras in CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Cutting between CINEMA 4D cameras with CINEWARE
  • Creating cameras in After Effects
  • Merging 3D camera data into CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Animating cameras with Stage objects
  • Extracting cameras from CINEMA 4D files

Working with Text in After Effects CC and CINEMA 4D

  • Adding CINEMA 4D text to After Effects comps
  • Formatting text in CINEMA 4D
  • Creating CINEMA 4D text or logos in Illustrator
  • Importing Illustrator text into CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Applying material presets to text
  • Merging CINEMA 4D files
  • Registering CINEMA 4D Lite for MoGraph features
  • Using MoGraph Fracture on text
  • The MoGraph Random Effector

Scripting and Expressions in CINEMA 4D

  • Creating a wiggle expression
  • The Reset Position script

Materials and Textures in CINEMA 4D

  • Applying a custom material
  • Making a metallic material
  • Adding an environment channel
  • Adding texture with shaders
  • Built-in material presets
  • Combining materials
  • Using selection sets to isolate surfaces

Creating Environments in After Effects CC

  • 3D camera tracking in After Effects
  • Creating nulls from tracking points
  • Adjusting the Shadow Catcher for CINEMA 4D
  • Importing a CINEMA 4D file into a scene
  • Exporting CINEMA 4D files from After Effects comps
  • Merging objects from CINEMA 4D files
  • Manually adjusting scenes between apps

Layer-Based Compositing with CINEWARE

  • Setting up layers in CINEMA 4D
  • Compositing CINEMA 4D layers in After Effects
  • Casting shadows on layers in CINEWARE
  • Adding reflections in CINEMA 4D

Lighting Your Scene with CINEMA 4D

  • Using preset lighting setups
  • Light types in CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Creating visible lights
  • Adding ambient occlusion effects
  • Optimizing your CINEMA 4D scenes

Multipass Compositing with CINEWARE

  • Multipass compositing explained
  • Adding passes to render settings
  • Viewing passes in the Picture Viewer
  • Adding object buffers
  • External compositing tags in CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Previewing and experimenting with passes
  • CINEWARE multipass options
  • Adjusting reflections
  • Isolating elements with object buffers

Visual Effects with After Effects CC

  • Extracting 3D scene data
  • Adding video elements to a CINEMA 4D scene
  • Working with proxies
  • Color correction of shadows
  • Layer styles
  • Adjustment layers
  • Setting up depth of field in CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Adding depth of field with camera lens blur
  • Speed ramps with time remapping
  • Motion blur with the Pixel Motion Blur effect

Rendering in After Effects CC and Media Encoder

Adobe Illustrator training

Adobe Illustrator training

Illustrator training details

Adobe Illustrator is more powerful than ever before. In this Adobe Illustrator training, motion graphic designer and illustrator, Angie Taylor shows just how easy it can be to use. Get a tour of the interface, gain an understanding of the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections. Angie also shows how to create images from shapes, apply color, reshape paths, and save and export artwork for the web, print, or animation.

One-to-one Adobe Illustrator training

All Adobe Illustrator courses at Creative Cabin are one-to-one courses. All courses are taught by Adobe Community Expert, Angie Taylor.

Angie will customizse the training course to fit your unique workflow. There’s just you and Angie at the desk. You can go at your own speed and ask questions whenever you want.

All courses are bespoke and can be customised to fit your own needs.

Your Instructor

Angie worked as a motion graphic designer for over 25 years. You can see examples of Angie’s work here on her portfolio.

Angie is an Adobe Community Professional. She has worked with Adobe since the early 1990’s. She regularly helps people on the Adobe community forums. She was their senior demo artist for video products for many years. She toured the world, speaking at trade shows and conferences on behalf of Adobe and Apple.

Angie is a published author with five books on motion graphic design. She also has several video training courses. These are available on LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com. Angie also has several tutorials featured on Adobe TV.

In 2014 Angie moved to the south coast to set up her own private art school – Creative Cabin. At the cabin, Angie provides one-to-one bespoke training in several creative software applications.

Angie’s passionate about creative training. She loves to inspire designers and artists with new ideas and techniques. You can read some reviews of Angie’s training here on Google or Facebook.

Training Location

The Creative Cabin is situated to the east of Brighton on the cliff-tops, overlooking the English Channel. It’s a beautiful and inspiring place to learn about your favourite software applications.

If you cant get to Creative Cabin that’s no problem. Angie can offer you onsite training. She also offers remote training via Adobe Connect.

Customer Reviews

Want to hear what our customers think of our courses? You can read reviews about our training courses here. We also have lots of five star reviews on Google or Facebook.

Topics include:

  • Setting up a new document
  • Navigating within the workspace
  • Understanding layers and objects
  • Creating images from shapes
  • Applying color
  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Creating shapes with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
  • Working with the Pen and Pencil tools
  • Tweaking, exporting, and saving artwork

1. Getting to Know Illustrator

Setting up a new document
User interface tour
Navigating within the workspace
Working with artboards
Understanding layers and objects
Making and moving selections

2. Creating Images

Using the shape tools
Combining shapes with the Pathfinder
Grouping objects
Transforming objects
Isolating shapes
Working with text

3. Applying Color

Fills and strokes
Gradients
Coloring artwork

4. Alternative Techniques

Using the Appearance panel
Creating shapes with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
Working with the Pen and Pencil tools

5. Exporting & Saving 

Reshaping paths
Saving and exporting artwork

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