GETTING STARTED: How to Use This Book

Our goal in this book is to give you insight into how After Effects thinks, as well as to let you know how we think while using it to solve realworld design and production challenges. We’ve also crammed in numerous Tips, Gotchas, and Factoids to give you additional ideas for how to use a feature, as well as warn you about situations where they will not work.

If you are new to After Effects, or haven’t upgraded for a while, make sure you read Chapter 1 which will give you a good “lay of the land” for both the program and its user interface. The rest of the chapters have been arranged in what we feel is a good sequence to learn the program, grouped by subject. Most chapters assume you have read the ones before ...

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