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If you're in the business of motion graphics or desktop digital video production, you know that Adobe's After Effects and Photoshop are two of the most indispensable content creation tools. More integrated than ever before, the world's number-one compositing and image-editing programs can be used in tandem to create quality work at a relatively low cost. But it takes years of experience to figure out how to get the most out of this remarkable duo.
With After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film, graphics guru Jeff Foster has created the first book devoted to showing how you can use these two programs together to produce animations and effects on the desktop. This practical guide focuses exclusively on techniques commonly used in the field as well as cutting-edge production tricks. These hands-on projects will demystify cool Hollywood effects and help you solve your daily challenges. And they’ll inspire you to think more artistically when approaching your creations.
Inside, you'll discover pro techniques for motion graphics and video production, including how to:
About the Author
Jeff Foster has authored and contributed to several Adobe how-to books, including the Photoshop Web Magic series and Special Edition: Using Photoshop series. He has appeared regularly as a member of the Instructor Dream Team at PhotoshopWorld and as a featured speaker at Macworld User Conferences and the National Association of Broadcasters convention. He is an instructor at Westwood College and provides consulting, training, and design services for corporate clients.
Foster has been creating traditional and digital images, photography, illustration, motion graphics, and special effects for digital video and film for more than two decades. His clients include Sanyo, McDonnell Douglas, FOX Television, Universal Studios, and Disney.