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Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video, 1st edition

Published by Peachpit Press (July 27th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

1st edition

Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video

ISBN-13: 9780133066180

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Table of contents

1 Introducing After Effects CS6

1.1    What Is Adobe After Effects and Where Does It Come From?
1.2    Course Introduction
1.3    What’s New in After Effects CS6
1.4    Don’t Worry, It’s Only a Dialog Box
1.5    Basic Workflow and Terminology Overview

2 Interface Tour
2.1    The Project Panel and Flowchart Panel
2.2    The Composition Panel and the Layer Panel
2.3    The Timeline Panel
2.4    The Preview Panel
2.5    The Effects & Presets Panel, Bridge, and the Effect Controls Panel
2.6    Colors, Channels, and Color Bit Depth
2.7    Modifying Preferences and Keyboard Shortcuts
2.8    Configuring the User Interface

3 Creating Compositions and Layers
3.1    Creating Compositions and Changing Composition Settings
3.2    Creating Text with the Character Panel
3.3    Controlling Blocks of Text with the Paragraph Panel
3.4    Creating Shape Layers 3.5    Working with Solids

4 Importing Footage
4.1    Importing Movies
4.2    Importing Still Images and Image Sequences
4.3    Importing Photoshop and Illustrator Files
4.4    Importing Projects

5 Interpreting and Managing Footage

5.1    Interpreting Footage Manually and Automatically
5.2    Fields and Interlacing
5.3    Pixel Aspect Ratios
5.4    Trimming Footage and Layers

6 Animation Basics
6.1    Animating Transform Properties
6.2    Working with Motion Paths
6.3    Using Motion Sketch to Record Motion

7 Fine-Tuning Animation
7.1    Working in the Layer Panel
7.2    Anchor Point Animation
7.3    Keyframe Types
7.4    Keyframe Assistants
7.5    The Graph Editor

8 Animating Text Layers
8.1    Importing Photoshop Text
8.2    Applying Animators
8.3    Combining Animators
8.4    Animation Presets

9 Fun with Shape Layers
9.1 Ways to Create Shapes
9.2 Shape Layers for Text Effects

10 Basic Compositing
10.1    Blending Layers with Blending Modes
10.2    Alpha Channels and Transparency
10.3    Isolating a Subject with a Mask
10.4    Color Keying
10.5    Motion Tracking and Rotoscoping
10.6    The 3D Camera Tracker

11 Effects
11.1    Understanding Effect Categories
11.2    Animating Effect Properties
11.3 Brainstorming
11.4    Using Compound Effects
11.5    “Fixer” Effects
11.6    Layer Styles
11.7    Effect Presets
11.8    Adjustment Layers (Force Motion Blur)

12 Time
12.1    Frame Rates
12.2    Time Stretching and Time Remapping
12.3    Slowing Motion, Freezing a Frame, and Reversing Time

13 Grouping and Linking   
13.1 Nesting
13.2    Pre-Composing
13.3   Parenting
13.4    Using Nulls
13.5 Expressions

14 introduction to 3d
14.1    Working with 3D Layers
14.2    Axis Modes
14.3    Bending Layers
14.4    Extruding Shap

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