Packed with more than 400 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know ”on the spot. Its concise presentation of professional techniques is suited to motion graphic artists of all experience levels whether you are:

  • Migrating from another motion graphics and visual effects application
  • Upgrading to After Effects version 6.5
  • Seeking a handy reference to raise your proficiency

No need to wade through tomes of documentation. After Effects On the Spot presents immediate solutions in an accessible format. You can zero in quickly to just the solution you need the moment you need it. Written by Adobe-certified experts, it clearly illustrates all the essential methods that pros use to get the job done efficiently and creatively. Screenshots and step-by-step instructions show you how to:

  • Get powerful results with a command of the interface
  • Use Keyframe Assistants and Generators efficiently
  • Build better compositions in the Timeline
  • Use cameras and lights for better 3D space results
  • Animate your text layers with the new text engine
  • Achieve great chroma keys with Keylight
  • Animate with Audio
  • Dazzle clients with Visual FX
  • Create stunning results with blending modes
  • Get more from the new paint tools
  • Efficiently import and organize your footage
  • Use mattes to create complex reveals and moving shapes
  • Harness the power of Expressions with Javascript
  • Build animated menus and motion elements for great DVD titles
  • Slash your render times

About the Authors

Richard Harrington, PMP, produces video and multimedia projects for clients of his visual communications consultancy, RHED Pixel. He is the author of the best-selling book, Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors and coauthor of Final Cut Pro 4 On the Spot .

Rachel Max is a freelance director, designer and award-winning animator. She has taught Photoshop and After Effects at the Concoran College of Design in Washington, D.C. Current clients include Apple and the Slamdance Film Festival.

Marcus Geduld is a trainer of multimedia applications for Future Media Concepts. He is also a freelance designer, programmer, and theater director. Marcus is the author of Premiere Pro Editing Workshop.

After Effects On the Spot[c] Time-Saving Tips and Shortcuts from the Pros
After Effects On the Spot[c] Time-Saving Tips and Shortcuts from the Pros
ISBN: 1578202396
Year: 2006
Pages: 447 © 2008-2017.
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