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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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After Effects 7 Essential Training

121 video lessons · 18123 viewers

Jeff Foster

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  1. 3m 15s
    1. Welcome
    2. Setting up for exercise files
      2m 48s
  2. 14m 40s
    1. What's new in After Effects 7
      6m 30s
    2. Standard vs. professional
      4m 24s
    3. New format support in After Effects 7
      3m 46s
  3. 8m 27s
    1. Default workspace
      1m 56s
    2. Window and panel management
      3m 50s
    3. Customizing your workspace
      2m 41s
  4. 10m 44s
    1. Creating and configuring a project
      2m 51s
    2. Importing assets into a project
      5m 58s
    3. Premultiplied vs. straight alpha
      1m 55s
  5. 9m 23s
    1. Creating a composition
      3m 14s
    2. Getting footage into a composition
      1m 24s
    3. Importing a Photoshop file as a composition
      1m 25s
    4. Creating a composition from footage
      3m 20s
  6. 40m 33s
    1. Setting object durations
      3m 9s
    2. Keyframe essentials
      3m 46s
    3. Animating position
      3m 40s
    4. Animating other transform properties
      5m 33s
    5. Copying and pasting keyframes
      1m 54s
    6. Property keyboard shortcuts
      3m 14s
    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 5s
    10. Following a complex motion path
      3m 28s
    11. Editing keyframes with the Graph Editor
      3m 20s
    12. Using animation presets
      3m 4s
    13. Creating and saving animation presets
      2m 31s
  7. 15m 26s
    1. Using Keyframe Assistant
      3m 49s
    2. Keyframe interpolation - roving over time
      2m 38s
    3. Types of keyframe interpolation
      2m 40s
    4. Hold keyframes
      1m 59s
    5. Speed Graph Editor
      4m 20s
  8. 13m 35s
    1. Using the Time Control panel
      3m 29s
    2. RAM preview options
      4m 24s
    3. Previewing a region of interest and a work area
      3m 19s
    4. Wireframe previews
      2m 23s
  9. 38m 47s
    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 28s
    5. Applying motion blur
      2m 24s
    6. Moving and trimming time in layers
      2m 31s
    7. Splitting layers
      2m 5s
    8. Time stretching and frame blending
      4m 1s
    9. Time remapping
      5m 49s
    10. Applying a timewarp effect
      3m 40s
    11. Replacing layers
      1m 27s
    12. Sequencing layers
      2m 38s
    13. Creating solid layers
      1m 36s
    14. Aligning and distributing layers
      1m 12s
    15. Layer modes
      1m 34s
    16. Interpreting footage
      2m 7s
  10. 35m 29s
    1. Creating and formatting text layers
      3m 25s
    2. Basic text animation
      1m 59s
    3. Using the Range selector
      2m 23s
    4. The Wiggly selector
      4m 5s
    5. Multiple animators and selectors
      3m 30s
    6. Using character offset
      5m 0s
    7. Text on a path
      5m 17s
    8. Applying text animation presets
      3m 19s
    9. Modifying and saving a text animation preset
      2m 44s
    10. Saving a text on path animation as a preset
      3m 47s
  11. 26m 10s
    1. Applying filter effects
      2m 18s
    2. Animating effects
      4m 19s
    3. Drop shadows
      1m 12s
    4. Wipes and transitions
      3m 9s
    5. Lens blur
      3m 53s
    6. Making color correction adjustments
      3m 43s
    7. Effects as adjustment layers
      2m 14s
    8. Pre-compositing effects
      3m 12s
    9. Saving effects as favorites
      2m 10s
  12. 9m 48s
    1. Simple parenting
      4m 3s
    2. Character animation
      3m 13s
    3. Using a null object as a parent
      2m 32s
  13. 22m 54s
    1. Painting essentials
      4m 43s
    2. Editing paint strokes
      5m 13s
    3. Paint strokes over time
      5m 10s
    4. Using brush strokes as a matte
      3m 28s
    5. Using the Clone tool
      4m 20s
  14. 21m 33s
    1. Creating simple masks
      2m 18s
    2. Drawing precise masks using the Pen tool
      3m 12s
    3. Using masks with text effects
      1m 59s
    4. Using masks modes
      2m 23s
    5. Animating and changing mask shapes
      4m 51s
    6. Convert an alpha channel to a mask with Auto-Trace
      2m 37s
    7. Faking painting with the Scribble effect
      4m 13s
  15. 11m 12s
    1. Creating a track matte
      2m 10s
    2. Luminance-based track mattes
      2m 28s
    3. Animated text mattes with effects
      6m 34s
  16. 15m 12s
    1. Choosing a key color
      1m 45s
    2. Adjusting and fixing color key selections
      5m 15s
    3. Using Luma Key on non-bluescreen composites
      3m 45s
    4. Using Keylight
      4m 27s
  17. 25m 58s
    1. Creating 3-D layers in the timeline
      4m 8s
    2. Adding lights in 3-D
      7m 54s
    3. Adding and animating a camera
      5m 21s
    4. Moving a camera around a scene
      6m 0s
    5. Auto-orienting objects
      2m 35s
  18. 26m 5s
    1. Adding expressions and creating relationships
      3m 33s
    2. Multiplying expression values
      5m 32s
    3. Expression arrays
      5m 22s
    4. Text, effects, and expressions
      7m 58s
    5. Converting expressions to keyframes
      3m 40s
  19. 12m 5s
    1. Tracking motion in a video clip
      4m 8s
    2. Corner pinning footage
      3m 15s
    3. Stabilizing footage
      2m 24s
    4. Fixing tracking problems
      2m 18s
  20. 14m 54s
    1. Adding audio to a composition
      3m 18s
    2. Adding markers and comments
      6m 57s
    3. Adjusting audio levels
      4m 39s
  21. 32m 20s
    1. Using the render queue default settings
      3m 50s
    2. Changing the render queue settings
      7m 42s
    3. Output module and rendering templates
      3m 43s
    4. Rendering alpha channels or motion masks
      2m 10s
    5. Rendering audio
      2m 41s
    6. Saving RAM previews
      2m 36s
    7. Collecting files
      3m 35s
    8. After Effects for the Web
      3m 44s
    9. Rendering as Macromedia Flash files (.SWF and . FLV)
      2m 19s
  22. 24s
    1. Goodbye

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