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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.
Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.
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.
Learn how to use multiple compositions to group layers, accommodate client changes, and rewire the internal render order 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.
Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.
Shows how to set up a parenting chain, discusses what makes a good parent, and demonstrates several techniques using parenting.
A series of creative techniques featuring short projects using After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
Breaks down the process of creating, rigging, and animating the arm of a character in an opening title sequence in After Effects—a task traditionally performed using rigging or skeleton tools available in 3D programs.
Explores the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art.
Demonstrates creating refined lower thirds for Premiere Pro using After Effects.
Demonstrates how to render an animation in CINEMA 4D and apply two different visual styles in After Effects.
Addresses 11 of the most common questions users have about After Effects.
Explores new features in the CS5 release of Adobe's motion graphics and visual effects software.
Covers both the technical and creative implications of the latest release of After Effects CS5.
Shows how vignetting techniques can be leveraged in video using After Effects.
Shows how to integrate the various parts of the Adobe Production Premium suite with After Effects in a real-world project.
After Effects gurus Chris and Trish Meyer share their real-world insight into how to get the most out of this popular software.
Demonstrates how to use any version of After Effects to add lighting effects to existing footage.
How to make light look more realistic by adding natural-looking imperfections that also help with compression.
Numerous tips and tricks for building 3D worlds, grouping together layers and lights, softening or sharpening projections, and more.
Shows a variety of approaches for setting up a filmic glow in After Effects.
Covers all the essentials of interlaced video, such as how to treat it on input and output and how to convert it to progressive scan.