Chapter 1. Getting to Know the Workflow

Getting to Know the Workflow

Whether you use After Effects to animate a simple DVD title sequence or to create complex special effects, you generally follow the same basic workflow. The After Effects interface facilitates your work and adapts to each stage of production.

Lesson overview

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In this lesson you’ll learn how to do the following:

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Create a project and import footage.

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Create compositions and arrange layers.

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Navigate the After Effects interface.

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Use the Project, Composition, and Timeline panels.

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Apply basic ...

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