In this class you'll learn how to create motion graphics and visual effects used for broadcast, film, online content and mobile devices. After Effects CS6 has added many performance boosters allowing you to meet your deadlines faster. There is a new 3D engine (supporting fully ray-traced text and shapes) for extrusions, a 3D camera tracker, variable mask feathering and support to convert Illustrator (or EPS) vector art into shape layers. After Effects is also used for green screen editing. See how to take live video, shot on a green screen background, drop out the green and replace the background with new video or a still image.
What is the difference between Premiere and After Effects? The answer is this: Premiere does hard-core video editing, shortening clips, replacing audio, simple transitions, multi-camera editing and export of your final work. After Effects is the application that allows you to integrate moving video with still or animated effects, such as titles, 3D-motion graphics, filters that can create radio waves, particles, distortion and shatter effects.
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LESSON 1 Getting to Know the Workflow Creating a project and importing footage Creating a composition and arranging layers Adding effects and modifying layer properties Animating the composition Previewing your work Optimizing performance in After Effects Rendering and exporting your composition Customizing workspaces Controlling the brightness of the user interface Finding resources for using After Effects Checking for updates
LESSON 2 Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets Importing footage using Adobe Bridge Creating a new composition Working with imported Illustrator layers Applying effects to a layer Applying an animation preset Previewing the effects Adding transparency Rendering the composition
LESSON 3 Animating Text About text layers Creating and formatting point text Using a text animation preset Animating with scale keyframes Animating using parenting Animating imported Photoshop text Animating text using a path animation preset Animating type tracking Animating text opacity Using a text animator group Cleaning up the path animation Animating a nontext layer along a motion path Adding motion blur Exporting to Adobe Flash Professional CS5
LESSON 4 Working with Shape Layers Adding a shape layer Creating custom shapes Creating stars Incorporating video and audio layers Applying a Cartoon effect Adding a title bar Using Brainstorm to experiment
LESSON 5 Animating a Multimedia Presentation Animating the scenery using parenting Adjusting an anchor point Masking video using vector shapes Keyframing a motion path Animating additional elements Applying an effect Creating an animated slide show Adding an audio track Zooming in for a final close-up
LESSON 6 Animating Layers Simulating lighting changes Duplicating an animation using the pick whip Animating movement in the scenery Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte Animating the shadows Adding a lens flare effect Animating the clock Retiming the composition
LESSON 7 Working with Masks Creating a mask with the Pen tool Editing a mask Feathering the edges of a mask Replacing the content of the mask Adding a reflection Creating a vignette Adjusting the color
LESSON 8 Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools About the Puppet tools Adding Deform pins Defining areas of overlap Stiffening an area Animating pin positions Recording animation
LESSON 9 Using the Roto Brush Tool About rotoscoping Getting started Creating a segmentation boundary Fine-tuning the matte Creating a transition from the full clip to the foreground Creating the logo Animating text Adding a background image Adding audio
LESSON 10 Performing Color Correction Adjusting color balance Replacing the background Removing unwanted elements Correcting a range of colors Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
LESSON 11 Building 3D Objects Working with a null object Working with 3D text Creating a backdrop for 3D animation Nesting a 3D composition Adding a camera Completing the scene
LESSON 12 Using 3D Features Animating 3D objects Adding reflections to 3D objects Animating a camera Adjusting layer timing Using 3D lights Adding effects Adding motion blur Previewing the entire animation
LESSON 13 Advanced Editing Techniques Using motion stabilization Using single-point motion tracking Using multipoint tracking Creating a particle simulation Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect
LESSON 14 Rendering and Outputting Creating templates for the rendering process Creating templates for output modules Exporting to different output media LESSON 15 Color Management in After Effects CS5 About color management Using color management in After Effects CS5