Adobe After Effects CS6 Digital Classroom

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 3, 2012 - Computers - 440 pages
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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. It includes 10 self-paced lessons that let you discover essential skills and explore the new features and capabilities of Adobe After Effects. 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 CS6, 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 CS6 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.

 

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Contents

Working with 3D in After Effects
239
Understanding 3D Transform properties
246
Creating and using lights
252
Understanding light options
258
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265
Advanced Animation
287
Tracking and Stabilizing Footage
323
Working with Expressions and Scripts
339

Understanding the layer switches
90
Animating rotation
98
Understanding motion paths
108
Using blending modes
114
Precomposing layers
122
Working with Text
175
Working with Audio
209
Outputting After Effects Projects
357
xviii
379
Contents
381
After Effects secondary panels
403
Importable media formats
411
Understanding video displays
417
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Jerron Smith is an animator, editor, and educator. He has worked with Adobe technologies for more than a decade. 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.

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