Synopses & Reviews
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe® After Effects® CC (2014 release)
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Adobe After Effects® CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
In addition to learning the key elements of the After Effects interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including mask tracker, detail-preserving Upscale effect, property linking, new snapping options and improvements, improved Cinema 4D integration, settings migration, bicubic sampling option in Transform effect, and more.
Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training
About the Author
Brie Gyncild aims to make technical information accessible to those who need it. She's written books on many Adobe applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe After Effects. Brie lives in Seattle with two cats and an overgrown garden.
Andrew Faulkner is the founder and creative guru at Afstudio Design with 20+ years in providing design and photo-illustration services to a long list of corporate clients. His work with Adobe Systems started in 1994 when they invited him to help develop the first Adobe Classroom in a Book. In addition to his graphic design work, he is a veteran Photoshop-jockey and his digital collage illustration work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The LA Times, and The Washington Post. His recent digital painting work can be seen online at www.andrew-faulkner.com. When Andrew's not at the studio, you can probably find him hunting down rare vinyl at one of the Bay Area’s vintage record stores.
Table of Contents
Getting Started 1 Getting to Know the Workflow 2 Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets 3 Animating Text 4 Working with Shape Layers 5 Animating a Multimedia Presentation 6 Animating Layers 7 Working with Masks 8 Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools 9 Using the Roto Brush Tool 10 Performing Color Correction 11 Using 3D Features 12 Working with the 3D Camera Tracker 13 Advanced Editing Techniques 14 Rendering and Outputting Index