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In After Effects CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins discusses the basic tools, effects, and need-to-know techniques in Adobe After Effects CS5, the professional standard for motion graphics, compositing, and visual effects for video. The course provides an overview of the entire workflow, from import to export, as well as detailed coverage of each stage, including animating text and artwork, adding effects to compositions, working in 3D, and rendering and compressing footage. Exercise files are included with the course.
Folks, if you're a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you purchased this training on a disc, then lucky you, because you have access to the exercise files that accompany this training. Here's how they are laid out. There is a series of Chapter folders inside the Exercise Files folder. The project files that you will need to use are found in the corresponding folder for that chapter. There is a separate media that these project files link to that are found in the Media folder, such as images and video files.
You could use the files in the Media folders just to kind of play around with. But if you'd like to follow along, all you really need to worry about are loading up those project files in the different Chapter folders. Now, if you are a monthly or an annual subscriber to the lynda.com Online Training Library, then you won't have access to these files, but you could still just watch the training, or you can actually make up your own assets to follow along if you'd like.
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