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Adobe After Effects CS4 Tutorial


Adobe® After Effects® is the essential tool for creating motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web. After Effects provides the speed, precision, and power to be visually innovative, yet still meet production challenges, with the utmost quality. Whether you want to color correct footage, add special effects or even generate exciting motion graphics, After Effects can do it all. In this VTC course, Dwayne Ferguson, a professional animator and television art director, will show users step by step, how to get the most out of this powerful application. Users will learn the interface, cameras and lighting, animation and more. Exciting hands-on projects at the end of the course will help reinforce skills. Work Files are included. To begin learning Adobe After Effects CS4, simply click on one of the lessons.

Introduction

New in After Effects CS4
System Requirements
Peripheral Devices

Interface

The Workspace
Custom Workspaces
Panels
Folders
Previews
Templates
He|p

Footage

Import Movies
Import Stills
Image Sequences

Compositions

Understand Comps
Project Settings
Composition Panel
Precomps
Layers
Align & Distribute
Adjustment Layers
Alpha Channels

Parent & Nest

Parent Objects
Null Objects
Nesting

Animation

The Timeline
Keyframes & Timecode
Animate Properties pt. 1
Animate Properties pt. 2
Anchor Point
Presets
Behaviors
Motion Paths

Advanced Animation

He|pers
Graph Editor
Wiggler
Smoother
Easing
Expressions
Auto-Orient
Motion Sketching

Work with Text

Work with Text
Text Animation
Presets

Cartoon Effect

Cartoon Effect pt. 1
Cartoon Effect pt. 2

Puppet Tool

Puppet Tool
Pins
Overlap
Live Recording

Painting & Masks

Paint Tools
Vector Painting
Onion Skinning
Erasing
Blend Modes
Feathering
Opacity
Shapes
Cloning

Key & Track

Track Points
Motion Tracking
Stabilization
Garbage Mattes

Special Effects

Solids
Brainstorm
Rain
Blurs
Distortion
Dynamics

Audio

Sound Formats
Import Audio
Place Audio
Markers

Edit Video

Safe Zones
Loop Footage
Time Stretch
Slip Editing
Split Layers
Color Correction

Work with 3D

X / Y & Z
Moving in 3D
Lights
Shadows
Cameras
3D Text

3D Layer Import

3D in Photoshop
Work with 3D Layer
Import 3D Layer

CS4 Application Integration

Illustrator Files
Work with Premiere Pro
Work with Flash

Saving & Exporting

Saving Files
Exporting

Render & Output

Render Settings
Output Options

Project: The Mage Tower

Project Overview
Import & Organize
Layers
The Fog
More Fog
Blur
Animation
Test Render
Finished Movie

Project: Journey to Earth

Project Overview
Journey pt. 1
Journey pt. 2
Journey pt. 3
Journey pt. 4
Journey pt. 5
Journey pt. 6
Journey pt. 7

Content Creation

Content Creation pt. 1
Content Creation pt. 2
Content Creation pt. 3
Content Creation pt. 4
Content Creation pt. 5
Content Creation pt. 6

Project: Black Zero Trailer

Project Overview
Choosing Audio
Import Assets
Arrange Assets
In & Out Points
Effects
Render
Premier Pro
Audio Fade
Exporting

Resources

Magazines
Websites

Wrap Up

Wrap Up
About the Author


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