Learning any new piece of software can be as frustrating as it is rewarding – especially if you are unfamiliar with how it works or what a book is trying to tell you to do. Although we know you’re probably anxious to jump right in, please take a few moments to read these introductions – we promise they will help reduce your stress level:
• This Getting Started section explains how to use this book and its associated files.
• The following Pre-Roll section will help familiarize you with the lay of the land inside After Effects including the user interface, plus explain how projects are structured.
In a program as broad as After Effects, there are features you will use almost ...