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Adobe After Effects 7.0 Classroom in a Book

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-38549-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38549-9

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects 7!

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.

Adobe After Effects 7.0 Classroom in a Book contains eleven lessons and a bonus DVD with lesson files. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe After Effects, and countless tips and techniques to help you quickly become an After Effects artist. You'll get thorough training in digital video effects and production as well as learn about After Effects 7.0's new features, including motion tracking, powerful animation and keyframing controls, HDR color support, network rendering, and more. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.


Online Sample Chapter

Animating Text in Adobe After Effects 7.0

Table of Contents

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About Classroom in a Book
Prerequisites
Installing Adobe After Effects
Optimizing performance
Installing lesson fonts
Restoring default preferences
Copying the lessons
How to use these lessons
Additional resources
Adobe Certification
 
Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Workflow
 
 
Lesson overview
Total Training: Importing footage
Getting started
Creating a project and importing footage
Creating a composition and arranging layers
Adding effects and modifying layer properties
Animating the composition
Previewing your work
Exporting your composition
Customizing the workspace
Controlling the brightness of the user interface
Using After Effects Help
Using Adobe online services
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 2: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
 
Lesson overview
Getting started
Setting up the project
Importing footage using Bridge
Creating the composition
Working with imported Illustrator layers
Applying effects to a layer
Applying a preset animation
Previewing the effects
Adding transparency
Rendering the composition
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 3: Animating Text
 
Lesson overview
Getting started
About text layers
Creating and formatting point type
Using a text animation preset
Animating with scale keyframes
Animating using parenting
Animating imported Photoshop text
Animating text using a path preset
Animating type tracking
Animating the letters’ opacity
Using a text animator group
Cleaning up the path animation
Animating the dragonfly
Adding motion blur
Total Training: Animated Text
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 4: Animating a Multimedia Presentation
 
Lesson overview
Getting started
Animating the scenery using parenting
Adjusting an anchor point
Masking video into a vector shape
Keyframing a motion path
Animating additional elements
Applying an effect
Creating an animated slide show
Adding an audio track
Zooming in for a final close-up
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 5: Animating Layers
 
Lesson overview
Getting started
Simulating changing lighting
Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
Animating movement in the scenery
Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
Animating the shadows
Adding a lens flare effect
Animating the clock
Retiming the composition
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 6: Working with Masks
 
Lesson overview
About masks
Getting started
Creating a mask with the Pen tool
Editing a mask 
Feathering the edges of a mask
Replacing the content of the mask
Adding a reflection
Creating a vignette
Adjusting the color
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 7: Keying
 
Lesson overview
About keying 
Getting started
Changing the background color
Adding the foreground subject
Creating a garbage mask
Applying the Color Difference Key effect
Choking the matte 
Removing spill 
Adjusting contrast
Adding the background animation
Adding the title 
Adding the animated logo
Copying effects across two layers
Review questions and answers
 
Chapter 8: Performing Color Correction
 
Lesson overview
Getting started
Adjusting color balance
Replacing an element of the shot
Lightening other dark areas

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