After Effects CS4 Getting Started

with Chad Perkins
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After Effects CS4 Getting Started
Video duration: 0s 1h 3m Beginner


In After Effects CS4 Getting Started, Chad Perkins reveals why he and so many others are passionate about this software. After Effects is an intuitive and powerful environment for experimenting with motion graphics, compositing, and animation. Chad introduces the basic workflow of collecting and organizing assets in the Project panel, assembling them into layered compositions, and applying color correction and other effects. He offers detailed explanations of 3D, text, and character animation options, including the Puppet tool, which is used to bring organic motion to static images. He also shows how to output finished work into file formats that can be used by other applications.

Topics include:
  • Importing graphics, video, and audio as linked assets Working with the Timeline Applying Photoshop-style adjustment layers Choosing and configuring preset text animation effects
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(upbeat music) - [Voiceover] Hello, I'm Chad Perkins, and welcome to Getting Started with After Effects CS4. In this training series, we're going to get up and running with what is undoubtedly one of the greatest computer applications of all time, Adobe After Effects CS4. This course is ideal for those of you that just wanna jump in, get acquainted with the entire program, and get out. In this training series, we'll see the entire workflow at a glance. We'll also learn how to animate and put projects together.

This training series is also a great preparation for After Effects CS4 Essential Training. After Effects is just so fun to use, so let's jump in and get right to it.

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