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After Effects Apprentice : Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist
by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer


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Whether you re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 11 core lessons plus a final project that pulls it all together, you ll learn how to tap this program s vast potential whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Whether you re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 11 core lessons plus a final project that pulls it all together, you ll learn how to tap this program s vast potential whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects.

Fully updated to cover the major new features introduced in After Effects CS6, CS5.5, and CS5, this edition of the book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to master in order to use After Effects effectively. You ll learn to creatively combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, manipulate 3D space, track or rotoscope existing footage to add new elements, color key and stabilize a shot to place it in a new environment, and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions guide you through the features, with explanations of the "why" instead of just the "how" behind each technique. You ll learn more than just the tools; you ll learn skills that you can immediately put to work expressing your own ideas in your productions.

Topics include how to:

  • Animate, edit, layer, and composite video and still images.
  • Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations.
  • Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery.
  • Create and animate text and shape layers
  • Place your layers in 3D space.
  • Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays.

DVD contains: All exercise source material and project files for After Effects CS6, CS5.5, and CS5, plus 90 minutes of video tutorials.

Customers who buy an electronic version of the book can contact Simon Jacobs(simon.jacobs@taylorandfrancis.com) with their receipt and Focal Press will grant access to the companion files.

Note: After Effects CC (Creative Cloud) released on June 17, 2013 will also open and run all of the CS6 projects. Very few of the lessons have been affected by the move from CS6 to CC; we ve noted any significant differences in a PDF downloadable from our web site at http: //www.crishdesign.com/books/After-Effects-Apprentice/index.html

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  • ISBN-13: 9780240817361
  • ISBN-10: 0240817362
  • Publisher: Focal Pr
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 364
  • Dimensions: 1 x 8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.35 pounds


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