Adobe After Effects CC Learn by Video (2014 release)

Video description

This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects CC (2014 release) Including more than 10 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. You’ll learn the basics of After Effects and what you need to know to take your skills to the next level. In it you’ll learn about workflow, compositing features, basic masking, color keying, creating and working with 3D files, troubleshooting, final output, and much more.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome
    2. Connecting with the Creative Cloud
    3. Preferences and Media Cache
    4. Exploring the User Interface
    5. Importing and Asset Management
    6. Exploring the Project Files
    7. Dynamic Linking Betweeen Adobe Apps
    8. Resources and Links
  2. De-mystifying After Effects
    1. What Can You Do With After Effects?
    2. What Is a Composition?
    3. What Can Layers Do?
    4. What Are Keyframes?
    5. What Are Effects?
    6. What Is Rendering?
  3. Introduction and Project Overview
    1. Step 1: Setting Up the First Composition
    2. Step 2: Making a Sub-comp and Retiming
    3. Step 3: Masking Layer Objects
    4. Step 4: Creating the Master Comp
    5. Step 5: Adding Logo and Audio Layer
  4. Text, Vector Shapes, and Illustrator
    1. Creating Text Layers
    2. Simple Text Animations
    3. Animating Text on a Path
    4. Using Text Animation Presets
    5. Modifying Text Presets
    6. Prepping Illustrator Files
    7. Working with Illustrator Files and Converting to Shape Layers
    8. Animating Vector Shapes
  5. Masks, Track Mattes, and Animating Paths
    1. Creating Layer Masks
    2. Discovering Track Mattes
    3. Using Text as an Alpha Mask
    4. Variable Feathered Edge Masks
    5. Animating Objects Along a Mask Path
  6. Effects and Layer Animations
    1. How to Stack Effects
    2. Animating Efects Over Time
    3. Distorting with Liquify
    4. Animating with the Puppet Tool
    5. Puppet Tool Project Example
    6. Parenting Layers for Animation
    7. Adding Adjustment Layers
    8. Exploring Third-Party Dffects
  7. Stabilization, Lens Correction, and Simulated Effects
    1. Exploring the Warp Stabilizer
    2. Lens Correction for Distorted Shots
    3. Simulating Tilt-Shift on Video
  8. Exploring 3D Space
    1. Understanding X, Y, and Z Space
    2. Making 3D Layers Move
    3. Adding 3D Lights and Cameras
    4. Classic 3D vs Raytrace 3D
    5. Cineware Plugin and Cinema 4D Lite
    6. Working with C4D model
  9. Green Screen and Roto Compositing
    1. Creating a "Garbage Matte" Mask
    2. Using Keylight and Keying Presets
    3. Fine Tuning the Composite
    4. Exploring Roto Brush
    5. Final Composite Examples
  10. Motion Tracking
    1. Using the Built-in Tracker
    2. 3D Camera Tracker
    3. Using Mocha AE CC 2014
  11. Working with Expressions
    1. Creating Simple Expressions
    2. Simulated Cartoon Lip-Syncing
    3. waveform data of a recorded audio file.

Product information

  • Title: Adobe After Effects CC Learn by Video (2014 release)
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: December 2014
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 013392839X