Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video How do I find tutorials and information about After Effects?, part of Adobe After Effects CS5: Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently asked questions about After Effects CS5. How do I find tutorials and information about After Effects. Begin, by going to Help and Welcome and Tip of the Day. You probably dismissed this dialog box when you started After Effects. But let's take a moment to look at it. On this page, you can choose to open the Help and Support page, which includes information about getting started with After Effects, including links to tutorials and After Effects help on the web.
The After Effects FAQ list and much, much more information. Also, you can go directly to getting started information, information about new features, or straight to the help on the web document. Also, from the upper right-hand corner of the application window, you can search using the After Effects community help search. For example, if you want to see a tutorial on how to make fireballs in After Effects (sound playing), you could search for fireball tutorial.
Press Enter. And a search is performed of a subset of the world wide web. Specifically, it's a subset that has been vetted by experts at Adobe to only provide results from websites that are known to provide high quality information. In this case we can see information from TutsBuzz, Layer's Magazine, Video Copilot, Creative Cow, and so on. If we want to do another search, say for example, for creating fog, we again see a variety of information from a variety of sources.
To find specific information in the After Effects help document you can choose from several specific commands in the help menu such as the keyboard shortcuts reference. And within the help document you can choose to search only the help document by choosing this reference only. Or search using the entire After Effects community help search by unchecking that check box. For further information on how to search for After Effects information, search using the Community Help search for the phrase, how to search, and click the link How To Search For After Effects CS5 tutorials, help, and more.
This article describes all of the search options available to you. Including how to search for After Effects information in a variety of languages.
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