The After Effects Illusionist: All the Effects in One Complete Guide

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Computers - 579 pages
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Covers CS4 This cookbook contains recipe after recipe that allow you to harness the full power of the native plug-in effects in the After Effects application. In a step-by-step manner, author Chad Perkins guides you through the creation and application of each and every native plug-in effect available for use in the AE toolset. The book also shows you how each can be used optimally in your media project, when and why it makes sense to use each, and also how to combine multiple effects. From color correction effects to distortion effects to stimulation effects and all in between, this book puts the full power of the AE plug-in effects in your hands. It shows you how to create, among others: - the shatter effect - the fractal noise effect - the glow effects - the Particle playground effect - the 3D Channel Extract effect - the Colorama effect A CD that contains tutorial project files is included with the book, allowing you to work hand-in-hand with the lessons in the book. All exercise files on the CD are for use in CS4 only. Non-exercise files on the CD are compatible with any version of After Effects.



* Fully harness the power of AE with ingredient-by-ingredient recipes for creating effects using the native plug-ins in After Effects
* Features inspiring 4 color presentation and insight into when and why certain effects should be used
* Companion CD features tutorial project files allowing you to work hand-in-hand with the lessons in the book
* All exercise files on the CD are for use in CS4 only. Non-exercise files on the CD are compatible with any version of After Effects.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Becoming an Illusionist
1
Chapter 2 The 3D Channel Effects
15
Chapter 3 The Audio Effects
35
Chapter 4 The Blur Sharpen Effects
43
Chapter 5 The Channel Effects
85
Chapter 6 The Color Correction Effects
129
Chapter 7 The Distort Effects
207
Chapter 8 The Expression Controls Effects
275
Chapter 13 The Obsolete Effects
401
Chapter 14 The Paint Effects
411
Chapter 15 The Perspective Effects
415
Chapter 16 The Simulation Effects
425
Chapter 17 The Stylize Effects
477
Chapter 18 The Text Effects
523
Chapter 19 The Time Effects
531
Chapter 20 The Transition Effects
545

Chapter 9 The Generate Effects
281
Chapter 10 The Keying Effects
327
Chapter 11 The Matte Effects
351
Chapter 12 The Noise Grain Effects
357
Chapter 21 The Utility Effects
565
CDROM CONTENT
573
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About the author (2009)

Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere, and was one of the first in the world to be a Certified Expert in Adobe Encore DVD.

Chad also owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photo-realistic renders from AutoCAD drawings and blueprints.

Chad served for over two years as the Digital 3D and Animation Specialist at a leading lenticular art creation facility in Southern California, where he produced finished art for Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Disney, among others. True to his passion for movies and animation, Chad is currently directing and producing an all-CGI short film.

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