Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional

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Peachpit Press, 2007 - Computers - 473 pages
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Visual effects and motion graphics pros of all stripes--from broadcast professionals to VFX supervisors to Web designers who need to produce occasional video segments--will welcome the dramatically accelerated features provided in the brand-new After Effects CS3 This best-selling book has been revised to cover all that's new in this upgrade: Shape layers, which enables users to easily create and animate shapes; Puppet tool, which you can use to animate a 2D image like a marionette; powerful integration with Photoshop CS3; new support for Flash designers; the new Brainstorm panel, which lets you preview an array of different visual possibilities in one gorgeous panel; complete color management workflow; Adobe Clip Notes, which lets you attach comments directly to a composition; Adobe Device Central CS3, which lets you preview and test animations for mobile devices, and more. Designed around a single complex project that's broken down into manageable lessons, this book-and-DVD package mimics a real-world workflow--but one that readers tackle at their own pace. The DVD contains all the lesson files and footage readers need to complete the lessons.


Educational instructor notes—created to help teachers plan, organize, and time their lessons—are available for this book (and for other Classroom in a Book titles) at www.peachpit.com/instructorresources.
 

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Contents

Contents
1
How to use these lessons
7
Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
51
Animating Text
77
Working with Shape Layers
119
Animating a Multimedia Presentation
147
Working with Masks
193
5
194
Keying
277
9
313
8
320
Using 3D Features
365
11
402
12
414
Rendering and Outputting
435
WEB Rendering to different output media
447

Lesson overview
227
Feathering the edges of a mask
239
Creating a vignette
248
6
259
Review questions and answers
460
77
467
14
469
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The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real-world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products

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