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QuickStart! - Adobe After Effects CS4 Tutorial


Discover the new tools inside Adobe After Effects CS4. Transform your video into cinematic animation with the Cartoon effect. Work directly with 3D models and textures created in Photoshop CS4 Extended. Build multi-layered composites and learn how to apply special effects to footage. In this VTC course, professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes users on a tour of this powerful application. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the QuickStart! - Adobe After Effects CS4 movie links.

* VTC QuickStart! tutorials are available only to registered Online University members.

Overview

Overview

The Interface

Workspace
Panels
Safe Zones

Footage

File Types
Import Movies
Import Stills
Image Sequences

Layers

Layers
Layer Styles

Compositions

Understanding Comps
Basic Comp pt. 1
Basic Comp pt. 2

Photoshop 3D Layers

Create a 3D Model
Color 3D Model
Logo
Import Into After Effects

Cartoon Effect

Cartoon Effect pt. 1
Cartoon Effect pt. 2

Special Effects

Drop Shadow
Dust & Scratches
Bulge
Blurs

Conclusion

Final Thoughts
About the Author


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