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Adobe by Mark Christiansen

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Introduction

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired—with enthusiasm.

—Vince Lombardi

Why This Book?

This book is about creating visual effects—the art and science of assembling disparate elements so that they appear to have been taken with a single camera, of making an ordinary shot extraordinary without making it unbelievable. The subject matter goes deep into core visual effects topics—color correction, keying, tracking, and roto among them—that are only touched on by other After Effects books, while leaving tools more dedicated to motion graphics (Text, Shape layers, many effects, and even a few specialized tools such as Motion Sketch) more or less alone.

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