In Conclusion

This chapter is an attempt to unlock some of the elegance and logic behind the After Effects Timeline, which is not always evident to the new user. Shortcuts and other workflow enhancements are designed to help streamline what might otherwise be tedious or exacting edits.

If the information seems overwhelming on first read, remember that most of it is tied to specific contexts. You don't need to memorize every shortcut or tip, but if you keep the working scenarios in mind, you can refer back to related advice as needed.

Selections The Key to Compositing

Section I. Working Foundations

The 7.0 Workflow

The Timeline

Selections: The Key to Compositing

Optimizing Your Projects

Section II. Effects Compositing Essentials

Color Correction

Color Keying

Rotoscoping and Paint

Effective Motion Tracking

Virtual Cinematography


Film, HDR, and 32 Bit Compositing

Section III. Creative Explorations

Working with Light

Climate: Air, Water, Smoke, Clouds

Pyrotechnics: Fire, Explosions, Energy Phenomena

Learning to See


Adobe After Effects 7. 0 Studio Techniques
Adobe After Effects 7.0 Studio Techniques
ISBN: 0321385527
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 157 © 2008-2020.
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