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After Effects Apprentice: Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780240817361

ISBN10:
0240817362
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Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
8/23/2012
Publisher(s):
Focal Press
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If you're new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, After Effects Apprentice was created just for you. With 11 core lessons plus a fun final project, you'll quickly get into the program and learn how to tap its potential--whether you want to create motion graphics for a network program, your company's video, or your own independent production. In this book, you'll get a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to learn to use this program effectively. You'll learn to creatively edit and combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, replace a screen on a computer monitor, place a studio shot in anew environment, manipulate 3D space, and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions take you through each technique, including projects that encourage you to put your own creative vision to work. You'll learn more than just the tools; you'll learn skills that you can immediately put to work in your own projects. Topics include how to (to be updated closer to release of corresponding software version): * Animate, layer, and composite images and text. * Manipulate keyframes to create more refined animations. * Use masks, mattes, stencils and modes to add depth. * Manage layers to make them easier to coordinate. * Add 3D to your animations. * Use tracking and keying to create special effects. * Includes new CSX features; Shape layers, the Puppet tool, Brainstorm, and Per-Character 3D Text. DVD contains: All exercise source material and projects, guided video tours, and movies of the finished projects. * Full color presentation of professional workflows * Core motion graphic techniques in 12 engaging lessons * Companion DVD features QuickTime movies and lesson media


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