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Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Bookby Adobe Creative Team
Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CS5 choose Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in After Effects CS5 and how to work efficiently and deliver in the widest possible range of media types. In addition to learning the key elements of the After Effects interface, this completely revised CS5 edition covers 64-bit performance; new Mocha, Color Finesse 3, and Digieffects FreeForm plug-ins; Roto Brush; AVC-Intra and expanded RED camera support; and more.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
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Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book, like all the other books in the Classroom in a Book series, is a great tool for learning Adobe After Effects. In fact, the Classroom in a Book series from Adobe Press seems to be the best series of books for learning any Adobe Software. The book is divided into 14 lessons that are designed to be worked through in a step-by-step method, where each lesson builds upon the last. A DVD is included that contains all the project files you'll need to work along, so everything you need is packaged together, and you can get started immediately. The DVD also includes partially completed files, so you can jump in at any lesson, even if you haven't completed the previous lessons. The lessons begin with an overview of the Adobe After Effects CS5 workflow and then move on to cover Animation, Text and Titles, Layers, Masks, Rotoscoping, Color Correction, and even 3D objects. The book doesn't cover every single feature of After Effects CS5, but after completing the lessons, you'll have made some interesting projects and be able to learn anything extra from the software's help file. This is definitely the book for you if you need to learn After Effects for compositing, animation, titles, or color correction.