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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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Rendering and exporting your composition

When you’re finished with your masterpiece—as you are now—you can render and export it at the quality settings you choose and create movies in the formats that you specify. You will learn more about exporting compositions in subsequent lessons, especially in Lesson 14, “Rendering and Outputting”. If you’d like to skip ahead to Lesson 14 and render and export this project, you’re welcome to do so. Otherwise, you can just save it, and continue getting acquainted with the After Effects workspace.

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