Adobe After Effects 7

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Peachpit Press, 2007 - Computers - 514 pages
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Learn Adobe After Effects 7.0 with hands-on exercises and demo movies.

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving real-world examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you.

These hands-on exercises, complete with insider tips and detailed color illustrations, teach you the latest techniques for creating motion graphics and special effects for film, video, and the Web. You'll learn to animate text and images, integrate sound, and publish the results to a variety of formats. You'll also learn to use the new project management enhancements, how to fine-tune animations, use animation blending and freeze frame options, convert alpha channels to masks with Auto-Trace, use the new Script Editor, and more.

  

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Contents

What Formats Does After Effects 7 Produce?
6
3
26
4
40
5
60
Understanding Properties
67
Control Handles
82
Understanding the Anchor Point
90
Following a Complex
99
Putting Text on a Path
241
Importing Text from
247
Using Adjustment Layers
269
12
296
Using the Clone Stamp Tool
314
13
322
Using Masks with Text Effects
330
Animating and Changing
342

6
106
7
126
Skipping Frames for Faster
132
Previewing a Region of Interest
139
Working with Layers
148
Introducing Switches
154
Using the Quality Switch
161
Applying Motion Blur
167
Splitting Layers
176
Using the Time Remapping
182
Replacing Layers
189
Introducing Solid Layers
195
Using the Align Panel
201
Adding and Animating Text
208
Using the Range Selector Property
214
Using Advanced Selector
220
Working with Text Boxes
226
Using Character Offset
232
Creating a Track Matte
350
Using a SoftEdged Track Matte
357
15
364
16
380
Using 3D Views
387
Working with Lighting in 3D
393
Animating the Point of Interest
402
Exploring the Camera Settings Dialog Box
408
18
426
19
438
AVIVideo for Windows
451
Working with
461
Rendering Audio
472
Viewing the Alpha Channel
478
Collecting Files
487
Index
502
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Lynda Weinman is an author, instructor, and designer who specializes in Web design, graphics and animation. She has taught digital arts at numerous seminars and colleges, including Art Center College of Design. Lynda also developed and produced the After Effects West Conference, a Conference dedicated soley to the After Effects community. Lynda Weinman is the originator of the Hands-On Training series. She personally develops each book with carefully selected instructors who are experts in their fields. It is Lynda's belief that people learn from doing and that too few books offer tutorials that walk students through a progressive learning process.

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