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Edit and apply effects for stellar visual and special effects
This important resource is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. Each self-paced lesson lets you discover essential skills and explore the new features and capabilities of Adobe After Effects CC (Creative Cloud). Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD were developed by the same team of professional instructors and After Effects experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems.
Combines a full-color, step-by-step instructional book along with lesson files and video training from expert instructors
- Written for After Effects CC, a leading motion graphics and visual effects program that allows users to create and deliver compelling motion graphics and visual effects
- Demonstrates how to quickly get up to speed using After Effects to create and animate text, images, and video for the web, TV, and digital displays
- After Effects CC Digital Classroom takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics, teaching you this complex software in a clear, approachable manner.
DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
AFER EFTS Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 10 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe AFER EFTS. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Learning is reinforced with video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD that were developed by the same team of Adobe Certified Instructors and AFER EFTS experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Each video tutorial is approximately five minutes long and demonstrates and explains the concepts and features covered in the lesson. This training package shows how to edit and apply effects for stellar visual and special effects. Jam-packed with information, this book and DVD takes users from the basics through intermediate level topics and helps readers find the information they need in a clear, approachable manner.
Full-color, step-by-step instructional book
Video training from expert instructors
Tutorials and lesson files on companion DVD
You have a personal tutor in the Digital Classroom
If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Professional trainers guide you through 12 lessons, helping you learn essential After Effects CC skills at your own speed. Full-color, easy-to-follow steps in the book are enhanced with video tutorials on the companion DVD. With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private tutor showing you the easiest way to learn After Effects CC.
- Create stunning motion graphics for use online or in broadcast projects
- Fix shaky, unusable video quickly by applying the new Warp Stabilizer VFX
- Build engaging animated sequences with masks and track mattes
- Import Cinema 4D files to add immersive 3D elements to your work
- Use green screen footage to create video composites
- Create engaging projects by compositing graphics with live video
Use blending modes to control how content of two or more layers mixes or blends together.
Chroma Keying allows you to composite two images together by removing a specific color.
About the Author
is an animator, editor, and educator with more than 10 years of Adobe expertise. He teaches web, interactive, and new media classes at American Graphics Institute.
The AGI Creative Team develops and delivers training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals through the American Graphics Institute.
Table of Contents
Starting up 1
About Digital Classroom 1
System requirements 1
Starting Adobe After Effects CC 3
Fonts used in this book 3
Loading lesson files 4
Working with the video tutorials 6
Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player 7
Additional resources 8
Lesson 1: Understanding Motion Graphics 9
Lesson 2: Understanding the After Effects Interface 19
Lesson 3: Media Management—Working with Images, Audio, and Video 49
Lesson 4: Creating Animation in After Effects 81
Lesson 5: Working with Masks, Track Mattes, and Keys 135
Lesson 6: Working with Text 181
Lesson 7: Working with Audio 217
Lesson 8: Working with 3D in After Effects 247
Lesson 9: Advanced Animation 305
Lesson 10: Tracking and Stabilizing Footage 343
Lesson 11: Working with Expressions and Scripts 373
Lesson 12: Outputting After Effects Projects 393
Appendix A: Adobe After Effects keyboard shortcuts 423
Appendix B: After Effects secondary panels 447
Appendix C: Importable media formats 455
Appendix D: Understanding bit rate 459
Appendix E: Understanding video displays 461