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Adobe® After Effects® CC Classroom in a Book®-October 2013 update

Book Description

In October and December 2013 Adobe released 12.1 and 12.2 updates to After Effects which introduce a number of features and enhancements that expand on the application's capabilities and streamline your workflows and processes. Key new features include a mask tracker, a Detail-preserving Upscale effect, property linking, improved Cinema 4D integration, the ability to use the ray-traced 3D renderer with an unsupported GPU, Auto-save enabled by default, a new Bezier Path option, snapping improvements, and more.

This "What's new" guide provides a hands-on tour of the most important improvements to Adobe After Effects, and is intended as a supplement to the existing Adobe® After Effects® CC Classroom in a Book®.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. How to Get Your Lesson Files
    1. What to do with the Lesson files once you’ve downloaded them
  3. Getting Started
    1. Using your previous settings
    2. Changes in the behavior of new layers
  4. Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Workflow
    1. Reload footage
    2. Addition to Preferences dialog box
  5. Lesson 2: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
    1. Addition to Precompose dialog box
  6. Lesson 3: Animating Text
    1. Changes in the behavior of new layers
    2. Creating and formatting point text
    3. Ability to link properties
  7. Lesson 4: Working with Shape Layers
    1. New Bezier Path option
    2. Snapping enhancements
    3. Changes in the behavior of new layers
  8. Lesson 5: Animating a Multimedia Presentation
    1. Center anchor point in layer content
    2. Changes in the behavior of new layers
    3. Detail-Preserving Upscale effect
  9. Lesson 6: Animating Layers
    1. Changes in the Auto-Keyframe option
    2. Changes in the behavior of new layers
  10. Lesson 7: Working with Masks
    1. Changes in the behavior of new layers
  11. Lesson 9: Using the Roto Brush Tool
    1. Changes in the behavior of new layers
    2. Mask Tracker feature
  12. Lesson 10: Performing Color Correction
    1. Change to previewing on video monitor from Mac OS
    2. Addition to the Precompose dialog box
  13. Lesson 11: Using 3D Features
    1. Wireframes display behavior change
    2. Changes in the behavior of new layers
    3. Cinema 4D Lite version changes
    4. Ability to use unsupported GPU with ray-traced 3D renderer
  14. Lesson 12: Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
    1. Changes in the behavior of new layers
  15. Lesson 13: Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Changes in the behavior of new layers