Adobe After Effects 7 Hands-On Training

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Learn Adobe After Effects 7.0 with hands-on exercises and demo movies.

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored 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, complete with insider tips and detailed color illustrations, teach you the latest techniques for creating motion graphics and special effects for ...

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Overview

Learn Adobe After Effects 7.0 with hands-on exercises and demo movies.

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored 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, complete with insider tips and detailed color illustrations, teach you the latest techniques for 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. You'll also learn to use the new project management enhancements, how to fine-tune animations, use animation blending and freeze frame options, convert alpha channels to masks with Auto-Trace, use the new Script Editor, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321397751
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2006
  • Series: Hands-On Training Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynda Weinman is an author, instructor, and designer who specializes in Web design, graphics and animation. She has taught digital arts at numerous seminars and colleges, including Art Center College of Design. Lynda also developed and produced the After Effects West Conference, a Conference dedicated soley to the After Effects community. Lynda Weinman is the originator of the Hands-On Training series. She personally develops each book with carefully selected instructors who are experts in their fields. It is Lynda's belief that people learn from doing and that too few books offer tutorials that walk students through a progressive learning process.
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Table of Contents

1 Getting started 2
2 Understanding the workspace 10
3 Beginning a new project 26
4 Creating a composition 40
5 Creating keyframes and animation in the timeline 60
6 Playing with time 106
7 Previewing movies 126
8 Working with layers 148
9 Working with text layers 206
10 Applying effects 250
11 Parenting layers 274
12 Painting on layers 296
13 Creating masks 322
14 Creating track mattes 346
15 Working with color keys 364
16 Working with 3D layers 380
17 Using expressions 410
18 Tracking motion and stabilizing footage 426
19 Working with audio 438
20 Rendering final movies 450
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2007

    The Best resource to Learn After Effects

    Adobe After Effects 7 Hands-on-training book for Chad Fahs and Lynda Weinman covers After Effects in an organized way, each chapter takes you step by step to explore this software. The first chapter introduce After Effects, what is it? How it is differ from other software like Flash? As well as number of common questions which come to the head of any beginner who learn After Effects. The next chapters dig deeper gradually into After Effects starting with exploring the panels and its features to how to use After Effects feature in creating animation and effects. In the end of the book, you will find some useful resources that help After Effects learners. The book is very useful and organized, which help covering After Effects without getting lost in its many features and panels.

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