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In After Effects CS4 Essential Training, Chad Perkins teaches fundamental motion graphics design techniques from the ground up. He shows how to gather video, audio, and graphical source materials into layered compositions, make edits and adjustments, then bring it all to life with a powerful array of visual effects and animation techniques. These skills are demonstrated in a series of increasingly intricate projects, from creating a galaxy to building a fantasy battle scene. Chad also demonstrates workflows for keying and compositing, shows how to integrate with other applications, shares useful tips and secrets, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.
(Music playing.) Hello, lynda.com viewing audience! My name is Chad Perkins. Welcome to Adobe After Effects CS4 Essential Training. Adobe After Effects is an industry leading and very popular well- beloved application for motion graphics, compositing, animation and visual effects. In this course, we will start from the ground up, we will learn all the basics including how to animate, how to apply effects and much more. We are also going to be looking at tons of projects. We are going to be creating a galaxy scene from scratch. We are also going to be compositing, taking multiple layers that don't belong together and making it look like they do belong together. We will be covering tips and tricks, little known secrets and features, new features, how After Effects integrates with other programs and much, much more.
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