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After Effects 7 Essential Training

with Jeff Foster

Video: Welcome

A comprehensive overview of Adobe's powerful motion graphics software.
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  1. 3m 13s
    1. Welcome
    2. Setting up for exercise files
      2m 47s
  2. 14m 37s
    1. What's new in After Effects 7
      6m 29s
    2. Standard vs. professional
      4m 23s
    3. New format support in After Effects 7
      3m 45s
  3. 8m 26s
    1. Default workspace
      1m 56s
    2. Window and panel management
      3m 50s
    3. Customizing your workspace
      2m 40s
  4. 10m 41s
    1. Creating and configuring a project
      2m 50s
    2. Importing assets into a project
      5m 57s
    3. Premultiplied vs. straight alpha
      1m 54s
  5. 9m 20s
    1. Creating a composition
      3m 13s
    2. Getting footage into a composition
      1m 24s
    3. Importing a Photoshop file as a composition
      1m 24s
    4. Creating a composition from footage
      3m 19s
  6. 40m 23s
    1. Setting object durations
      3m 8s
    2. Keyframe essentials
      3m 45s
    3. Animating position
      3m 39s
    4. Animating other transform properties
      5m 33s
    5. Copying and pasting keyframes
      1m 53s
    6. Property keyboard shortcuts
      3m 13s
    7. Animating an anchor point using the Pan Behind tool
      2m 20s
    8. Adjusting bézier motion
      2m 29s
    9. Auto-orienting an object along a path
      2m 4s
    10. Following a complex motion path
      3m 27s
    11. Editing keyframes with the Graph Editor
      3m 19s
    12. Using animation presets
      3m 3s
    13. Creating and saving animation presets
      2m 30s
  7. 15m 23s
    1. Using Keyframe Assistant
      3m 48s
    2. Keyframe interpolation - roving over time
      2m 37s
    3. Types of keyframe interpolation
      2m 40s
    4. Hold keyframes
      1m 59s
    5. Speed Graph Editor
      4m 19s
  8. 13m 31s
    1. Using the Time Control panel
      3m 28s
    2. RAM preview options
      4m 23s
    3. Previewing a region of interest and a work area
      3m 18s
    4. Wireframe previews
      2m 22s
  9. 38m 34s
    1. Layer basics
      2m 54s
    2. Editing an original layer in Photoshop
    3. Solo, Lock and Shy buttons
      2m 25s
    4. The quality switch vs. continuous rasterization
      1m 27s
    5. Applying motion blur
      2m 23s
    6. Moving and trimming time in layers
      2m 30s
    7. Splitting layers
      2m 4s
    8. Time stretching and frame blending
      4m 0s
    9. Time remapping
      5m 48s
    10. Applying a timewarp effect
      3m 39s
    11. Replacing layers
      1m 26s
    12. Sequencing layers
      2m 37s
    13. Creating solid layers
      1m 35s
    14. Aligning and distributing layers
      1m 11s
    15. Layer modes
      1m 33s
    16. Interpreting footage
      2m 6s
  10. 35m 21s
    1. Creating and formatting text layers
      3m 25s
    2. Basic text animation
      1m 58s
    3. Using the Range selector
      2m 22s
    4. The Wiggly selector
      4m 4s
    5. Multiple animators and selectors
      3m 29s
    6. Using character offset
      4m 59s
    7. Text on a path
      5m 16s
    8. Applying text animation presets
      3m 19s
    9. Modifying and saving a text animation preset
      2m 43s
    10. Saving a text on path animation as a preset
      3m 46s
  11. 26m 3s
    1. Applying filter effects
      2m 17s
    2. Animating effects
      4m 19s
    3. Drop shadows
      1m 11s
    4. Wipes and transitions
      3m 8s
    5. Lens blur
      3m 52s
    6. Making color correction adjustments
      3m 42s
    7. Effects as adjustment layers
      2m 13s
    8. Pre-compositing effects
      3m 11s
    9. Saving effects as favorites
      2m 10s
  12. 9m 45s
    1. Simple parenting
      4m 2s
    2. Character animation
      3m 12s
    3. Using a null object as a parent
      2m 31s
  13. 22m 50s
    1. Painting essentials
      4m 42s
    2. Editing paint strokes
      5m 12s
    3. Paint strokes over time
      5m 9s
    4. Using brush strokes as a matte
      3m 28s
    5. Using the Clone tool
      4m 19s
  14. 21m 28s
    1. Creating simple masks
      2m 17s
    2. Drawing precise masks using the Pen tool
      3m 11s
    3. Using masks with text effects
      1m 59s
    4. Using masks modes
      2m 22s
    5. Animating and changing mask shapes
      4m 50s
    6. Convert an alpha channel to a mask with Auto-Trace
      2m 37s
    7. Faking painting with the Scribble effect
      4m 12s
  15. 11m 9s
    1. Creating a track matte
      2m 9s
    2. Luminance-based track mattes
      2m 27s
    3. Animated text mattes with effects
      6m 33s
  16. 15m 9s
    1. Choosing a key color
      1m 45s
    2. Adjusting and fixing color key selections
      5m 14s
    3. Using Luma Key on non-bluescreen composites
      3m 44s
    4. Using Keylight
      4m 26s
  17. 25m 53s
    1. Creating 3-D layers in the timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding lights in 3-D
      7m 53s
    3. Adding and animating a camera
      5m 20s
    4. Moving a camera around a scene
      5m 59s
    5. Auto-orienting objects
      2m 34s
  18. 26m 1s
    1. Adding expressions and creating relationships
      3m 32s
    2. Multiplying expression values
      5m 31s
    3. Expression arrays
      5m 21s
    4. Text, effects, and expressions
      7m 57s
    5. Converting expressions to keyframes
      3m 40s
  19. 12m 2s
    1. Tracking motion in a video clip
      4m 8s
    2. Corner pinning footage
      3m 14s
    3. Stabilizing footage
      2m 23s
    4. Fixing tracking problems
      2m 17s
  20. 14m 52s
    1. Adding audio to a composition
      3m 17s
    2. Adding markers and comments
      6m 56s
    3. Adjusting audio levels
      4m 39s
  21. 32m 14s
    1. Using the render queue default settings
      3m 49s
    2. Changing the render queue settings
      7m 42s
    3. Output module and rendering templates
      3m 43s
    4. Rendering alpha channels or motion masks
      2m 9s
    5. Rendering audio
      2m 41s
    6. Saving RAM previews
      2m 35s
    7. Collecting files
      3m 34s
    8. After Effects for the Web
      3m 43s
    9. Rendering as Macromedia Flash files (.SWF and . FLV)
      2m 18s
  22. 23s
    1. Goodbye

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After Effects 7 Essential Training
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After Effects 7 Essential Training with Jeff Foster is a comprehensive overview of Adobe's powerful motion graphics software. The video-based training covers the interface, creating a project from scratch, working with keyframes, motion paths, animation presets, layer essentials, moving and trimming time, text layers and animation, filters and special effects, painting and cloning, alpha channels and masks, track mattes and color keying. Other topics include working with expressions, tracking motion, adding and adjusting audio, and rendering final movies. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

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