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After Effects CC Digital Classroom

After Effects CC Digital Classroom

Jerron Smith, AGI Creative Team

ISBN: 978-1-118-70941-2

Jan 2014

512 pages

Select type: E-Book



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. Each self-paced lesson lets you discover essential skills and explore the new features and capabilities of Adobe After Effects CC (Creative Cloud). 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 CC, 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 CC 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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Starting up 1

About Digital Classroom 1

Prerequisites 1

System requirements 1

Starting Adobe After Effects CC 3

Fonts used in this book 3

Loading lesson files 4

Working with the video tutorials 6

Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player 7

Additional resources 8

Lesson 1: Understanding Motion Graphics 9

Lesson 2: Understanding the After Effects Interface 19

Lesson 3: Media Management—Working with Images, Audio, and Video 49

Lesson 4: Creating Animation in After Effects 81

Lesson 5: Working with Masks, Track Mattes, and Keys 135

Lesson 6: Working with Text 181

Lesson 7: Working with Audio 217

Lesson 8: Working with 3D in After Effects 247

Lesson 9: Advanced Animation 305

Lesson 10: Tracking and Stabilizing Footage 343

Lesson 11: Working with Expressions and Scripts 373

Lesson 12: Outputting After Effects Projects 393

Appendix A: Adobe After Effects keyboard shortcuts 423

Appendix B: After Effects secondary panels 447

Appendix C: Importable media formats 455

Appendix D: Understanding bit rate 459

Appendix E: Understanding video displays 461