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After Effects for Designers by Chris Jackson

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Creating a Motion Design Project in After Effects

With Adobe After Effects, artists and designers can develop and implement time-based designs that go beyond print and static imagery. This chapter reviews the underlying framework in creating a motion design project and introduces After Effects, its interface, and methods of workflow.

At the completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

    Describe a basic project workflow, from production to final render

    Create and name project files and compositions

    Import and composite graphic media and type for motion

    Animate layers by setting keyframes

    Apply effects for stylizing and enhancing motion graphics

    Render for delivery to film, broadcast, the web, and mobile devices ...

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