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Adobe After Effects CS5 Tutorial


After Effects CS5 is the latest version of an industry standard special effects application. With new features and tools like the Roto-Brush, Auto-Keyframe Mode, additional Adjustment Layers and more, you will be more productive and creative than ever before. Color correct, animate with the Puppet Tool, turn video into moving cartoons with the Cartoon Effect and more. From motion graphics to television and film visual effects, After Effects can handle it all with style. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson shows you how to get the most out of this powerful software. Learn the interface, cameras and lighting, animation and more. Work files are included. To get started today, simply click on one of the After Effects CS5 movies.

Introduction

New in After Effects CS5
System Requirements
Peripheral Devices

Interface

The Workspace
Custom Workspaces
Panels
Folders
Previews
Templates
Help

Footage

Import Movies
Import Stills
Image Sequences

Compositions

Composition Panel
Project Settings
Precomps
Layers
Adjustment Layers
Alpha Channels
Parent Objects
Null Objects

Roto-Brush

Roto-Brush pt. 1
Roto-Brush pt. 2
Refine Matte

Animation

The Timeline
Keyframes
Auto-Keyframe Mode
Properties
Presets
Behaviors
Motion Paths
Graph Editor
Wiggler & Smoother
Expressions

Digieffects Freeform

Freeform pt. 1
Freeform pt. 2
Freeform pt. 3
Freeform pt. 4

Work with Text

Work with Text
Text Animation
Presets

Cartoon Effect

Cartoon Effect pt. 1
Cartoon Effect pt. 2

Puppet Tool

Pins
Overlap
Live Recording

Painting & Masks

Paint Tools
Vector Painting
Masking
Erasing
Blend Modes
Feathering
Opacity

Key & Track

Track Points
Motion Tracking
Stabilization
Garbage Mattes

Special Effects

Solids
Brainstorm
Foam
Blurs
Distortion
Dynamics

Audio

Import Audio
Place Audio
Markers

Edit Video

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

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

CS5 Integration

Illustrator
Photoshop
Flash

Saving & Exporting

Saving Files
Exporting

Render & Output

Render Settings
Output Options

Project: Star Crash: Assets

Project Overview
Assets List
Storyboards
Star Crash Boards
The Saucer pt. 1
The Saucer pt. 2
Starfield
Type
Planet
Voiceover

Project: Star Crash: Production

Import Assets
Audio Setup
Place Assets pt. 1
Place Assets pt. 2
Fade
Effects pt. 1
Effects pt. 2
Type

Wrap Up

Review/Final Thoughts

Credits

About the Author


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