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Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video
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ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS6: LEARN BY VIDEO

MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT BY TAYLOR, ANGIE; VIDEO2BRAIN; KOPRIVA, TODD

£43.99

ISBN
9780321840387
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PEACHPIT PRESS PUBLICATIONS
 
 
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PEARSON EDUCATION (US)
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FORMAT
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT
PAGES
48 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
27 JUL 2012

DESCRIPTION

This innovative product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines interactive video and a full--color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects CS6. Experienced instructors Todd Kopriva and Angie Taylor present 10 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch--and--Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in After Affects. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge. The DVD-ROM is bundled with a printed brook that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training. This course will not only show you the basics of After Effects, it also teaches you what you'll need to know to take your skills to the next level. The presenters will give you an overview of the workflow and the user interface, and then you will learn how to bring assets into After Effects. They'll explain how to configure After Effects for optimum performance, focusing on the global performance cache and persistent disk cache features added in After Effects CS6. You'll learn a range of compositing features, including the new variable-width masks and 3D camera tracker features introduced in After Effects CS6, as well as basic masking and color keying. You will discover how to troubleshoot and avoid common problems, and then how to create finished movie files.

CONTENTS

1 Introducing After Effects CS61.1 What Is Adobe After Effects and Where Does It Come From?1.2 Course Introduction1.3 What's New in After Effects CS61.4 Don't Worry, It's Only a Dialog Box1.5 Basic Workflow and Terminology Overview2 Interface Tour2.1 The Project Panel and Flowchart Panel2.2 The Composition Panel and the Layer Panel2.3 The Timeline Panel2.4 The Preview Panel2.5 The Effects & Presets Panel, Bridge, and the Effect Controls Panel2.6 Colors, Channels, and Color Bit Depth2.7 Modifying Preferences and Keyboard Shortcuts2.8 Configuring the User Interface3 Creating Compositions and Layers3.1 Creating Compositions and Changing Composition Settings3.2 Creating Text with the Character Panel3.3 Controlling Blocks of Text with the Paragraph Panel3.4 Creating Shape Layers 3.5 Working with Solids4 Importing Footage4.1 Importing Movies4.2 Importing Still Images and Image Sequences4.3 Importing Photoshop and Illustrator Files4.4 Importing Projects5 Interpreting and Managing Footage5.1 Interpreting Footage Manually and Automatically5.2 Fields and Interlacing 5.3 Pixel Aspect Ratios 5.4 Trimming Footage and Layers6 Animation Basics6.1 Animating Transform Properties6.2 Working with Motion Paths6.3 Using Motion Sketch to Record Motion7 Fine-Tuning Animation7.1 Working in the Layer Panel7.2 Anchor Point Animation 7.3 Keyframe Types 7.4 Keyframe Assistants7.5 The Graph Editor8 Animating Text Layers8.1 Importing Photoshop Text 8.2 Applying Animators 8.3 Combining Animators 8.4 Animation Presets9 Fun with Shape Layers9.1 Ways to Create Shapes9.2 Shape Layers for Text Effects10 Basic Compositing10.1 Blending Layers with Blending Modes10.2 Alpha Channels and Transparency 10.3 Isolating a Subject with a Mask 10.4 Color Keying 10.5 Motion Tracking and Rotoscoping 10.6 The 3D Camera Tracker11 Effects11.1 Understanding Effect Categories 11.2 Animating Effect Properties 11.3 Brainstorming 11.4 Using Compound Effects11.5 Fixer Effects11.6 Layer Styles11.7 Effect Presets11.8 Adjustment Layers (Force Motion Blur)12 Time12.1 Frame Rates12.2 Time Stretching and Time Remapping12.3 Slowing Motion, Freezing a Frame, and Reversing Time13 Grouping and Linking 13.1 Nesting 13.2 Pre-Composing13.3 Parenting 13.4 Using Nulls 13.5 Expressions14 introduction to 3d14.1 Working with 3D Layers 14.2 Axis Modes 14.3 Bending Layers 14.4 Extruding Shapes14.5 Cameras 14.6 Lights 14.7 Material Options(Environment Layers) 14.8 Depth of Field14.9 Environment Layers15 Memory and Performance15.1 Setting Up After Effects for Optimum Performance with 64-Bit Systems15.2 RAM and Disk Caching16 Render order and Collapsing Transformations16.1 Standard Render Order and the Transform Effect16.2 Collapsing Transformations17 Output Options17.1 Rendering and Exporting with the Render Queue17.2 Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder17.3 Collecting Files18 Project Explorations and Recap18.1 Preparing Cinema 4D Projects for After Effects18.2 Compositing C4D Multipass Renders in After Effects18.3 Using a Simple Effect and Duplicate Layers for Creative Results18.4 Using Basic Color Correction and Light Wrap for Compositing18.5 Closing Thoughts