Adobe After Effects 6: H-O-T Hands-On Training

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Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored to tears and craving real-world examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you.

These hands-on exercises teach you the basic techniques of creating motion graphics and special effects for film, video, and the Web. You'll learn to animate text and images, integrate sound, and publish the results to a variety of formats. Complete with insider tips, ...

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Overview

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored to tears and craving real-world examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you.

These hands-on exercises teach you the basic techniques of creating motion graphics and special effects for film, video, and the Web. You'll learn to animate text and images, integrate sound, and publish the results to a variety of formats. Complete with insider tips, illustrated with detailed graphics, and accompanied by a CD loaded with classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime movies, this book ensures you'll master key features of After Effects 6 in no time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321228543
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2003
  • Series: Lynda Weinman's Hands-on Training Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Pages: 649
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynda Weinman is an author, instructor, and designer specializing in graphics and design for screen-based media. She has taught digital arts at numerous seminars and colleges, including Art Center College of Design, American Film Institute, San Francisco State University, and UCLA. Lynda is a featured columnist on digital graphics and animation, and writes for numerous national and international magazines. Her Web design books have been translated into several languages, and are published in second and third editions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Background 2
2 Interface 10
3 The Project 24
4 The Composition 42
5 Keyframes, Animation, and Timeline 66
6 Playing with Time 122
7 Previewing Movies 144
8 Layers 168
9 Text Layers 250
10 Effects 308
11 Parenting 336
12 Paint 370
13 Masks 408
14 Track Mattes 442
15 3D Layers 474
16 Expressions 534
17 Audio 554
18 Rendering Final Movies 570
A: Resources 630
B: Troubleshooting 634
Index 638
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