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Leads you through the creative and technical process of building an opening title sequence from scratch in After Effects, from working in 3D space to creating type and shape layers to writing expressions.
Pulls together skills taught in the previous After Effects Apprentice installments to create a real-world video promo, from building artwork to assembling 3D precomps and setting the project to music.
Shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside After Effects.
Takes a creative tour of the Paint, Puppet, and Roto Brush tools in After Effects.
Learn two key visual effects skills: motion tracking and keying.
An introduction to 3D space in After Effects, plus advanced 3D workflows involving Photoshop.
Demonstrates several ways to manipulate time in After Effects.
Shows how to create simple but very useful expressions in After Effects that can be put to work on a wide variety of jobs.
Learn how to use multiple compositions to group layers, accommodate client changes, and rewire the internal render order in After Effects.
Shows how to set up a parenting chain, discusses what makes a good parent, and demonstrates several techniques using parenting.
Learn how to create professional-looking type plus sophisticated type animations, including timing to music.
Demonstrates the most common techniques for adding selective transparency to layers in After Effects.
A tour of editing and enhancement techniques for After Effects layers.
Learn how to create sophisticated animations in After Effects with the minimum amount of effort.
An introduction to creating a first animation in Adobe After Effects.
A whirlwind tour of Adobe After Effects for new users and those who may need a refresher.
Demonstrates creating refined lower thirds for Premiere Pro using After Effects.
Highlights some of the most exciting features in After Effects CS5.5.