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Getting Started and Getting to Know the Workflow of Adobe After Effects CS4

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Learn the how to get started and the basic workflow of Adobe After Effects CS4, including how to create a project and import footage, create compositions and arrange layers, navigate the Adobe After Effects interface, use the Project, Composition, and Timeline panels, apply basic keyframes and effects, preview your work using standard and RAM preview, customize the workspace, adjust preferences related to the workspace, and find additional resources for using After Effects.

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