After Effects Apprentice: Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist
2009 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 0240811364 | PDF | 35 MB
If you're new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, After Effects Apprentice was created just for you. With 11 core lessons plus a hip final project that pulls it all together, you'll learn how to tap this program's vast potential -whether you want to create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own work.
Fully updated to cover After Effects CS4, this book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to learn in order to use this program effectively. You'll learn to creatively combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, manipulate 3D space, key and stabilize a shot to place it in a new environment, and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene.
Topics include how to:
Animate, edit, layer, and composite video and still images.
Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations.
Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery.
Create and animate shape layers and text.
Place your layers in 3D space.
Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays.