After Effects CC Digital Classroom [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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After Effects CC Digital Classroom

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118709412
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/10/2014
  • Series: Digital Classroom
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 861,959
  • File size: 20 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Jerron Smith is an animator, editor, and educator with more than 10 years of Adobe expertise. He teaches web, interactive, and new media classes at American Graphics Institute.

The AGI Creative Team develops and delivers training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals through the American Graphics Institute.

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Table of Contents

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

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