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If you want to become a resourceful creative artist then look no further! This quick reference to After Effects will show you how to open, install and get up-and-running to a professional level with Adobe’s motion graphics and visual effects software package.
Curtis Sponsler guides you through some of the common stumbling blocks that frustrate novice and many intermediate designers. Clear and concise full color examples will help you to quickly learn the key features, interface and functional techniques used within the production workspace. By putting these key skills into practice you will discover how to build on and extrapolate concepts, enabling you to solve common production design problems straight away! You can then move on to build simple compositions and progress into the advanced feature-set of After Effects.
As you work through each section you will grasp an ever-increasing array of tools and capabilities to discover a program that will well and truly change your working life!
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* Achieve excellent results, fast, through Curtis Sponsler's expert teaching
* Clear and concise color coverage helps you explore the full power of the program
* Ideal for editors who want to learn how to push their skills to a professional level with this affordable package
"If you want to master Adobe After Effects on either the PC or Mac platforms, this is the book to read... This really is a clearly laid out, well illustrated book that you will be able to start working from straight away. Both practical and user friendly, this book will really raise your game when using Adobe After Effects, whether you are a new user or a seasoned pro." - www.dvuser.co.uk
The get up and running guide to After Effects!
This ideal quick reference to Adobe's motion graphics and visual effects software package, After Effects, includes an easy-to-understand collection of instructive examples that are simple to understand and put into practice. Readers learn how to open and install After Effects and be up-and-running "out of the box" immediately.
After Effects (a motion graphics and visual effects software package that's used frequently in video, film, DVD and on the web) used, for example to create the graphics you see on TV such as, the statistics tables for Wimbledon, or football. Quite often it's known as 'Photoshop in motion' - does what Photoshop does for moving images and a lot more! This title provides a collection of instructive examples that are simple to understand and put into practice. Backwards compatible with previous versions they allow experienced After Effects users to apply their skills to the newest version, therefore widening the market. Curtis Sponsler helps new users quickly grasp key features and techniques that will help them solve common production design problems. More significantly, the book assists the professional editor and designer who needs to solve a problem *right now*. They will be able to open and install After Effects and be up-and-running 'out of the box' immediately, attacking their problems with clear examples from which they can build on or extrapolate concepts. Curtis shows readers how to become resourceful creative artists, enjoying what they learn!
About the Author
President, Creative Director, AniMill (The Animation Mill, Inc.) www.animill.com. US.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Welcome to After Effects; Building Your Project; Advanced Compositing Features; Rendering and Output; Appendices