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Adobe After Effects CC Learn by Video (2014 release)

Video Description

This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects CC (2014 release) Including more than 10 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. You’ll learn the basics of After Effects and what you need to know to take your skills to the next level. In it you’ll learn about workflow, compositing features, basic masking, color keying, creating and working with 3D files, troubleshooting, final output, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome 00:01:52
    2. Connecting with the Creative Cloud 00:04:17
    3. Preferences and Media Cache 00:06:13
    4. Exploring the User Interface 00:10:54
    5. Importing and Asset Management 00:07:03
    6. Exploring the Project Files 00:03:52
    7. Dynamic Linking Betweeen Adobe Apps 00:02:22
    8. Resources and Links 00:02:32
  2. De-mystifying After Effects
    1. What Can You Do With After Effects? 00:03:51
    2. What Is a Composition? 00:13:31
    3. What Can Layers Do? 00:09:39
    4. What Are Keyframes? 00:11:06
    5. What Are Effects? 00:06:42
    6. What Is Rendering? 00:10:44
  3. Introduction and Project Overview
    1. Step 1: Setting Up the First Composition 00:03:19
    2. Step 2: Making a Sub-comp and Retiming 00:06:00
    3. Step 3: Masking Layer Objects 00:08:53
    4. Step 4: Creating the Master Comp 00:10:47
    5. Step 5: Adding Logo and Audio Layer 00:17:03
  4. Text, Vector Shapes, and Illustrator
    1. Creating Text Layers 00:11:28
    2. Simple Text Animations 00:03:52
    3. Animating Text on a Path 00:08:26
    4. Using Text Animation Presets 00:04:15
    5. Modifying Text Presets 00:03:32
    6. Prepping Illustrator Files 00:04:17
    7. Working with Illustrator Files and Converting to Shape Layers 00:05:31
    8. Animating Vector Shapes 00:03:28
  5. Masks, Track Mattes, and Animating Paths
    1. Creating Layer Masks 00:03:48
    2. Discovering Track Mattes 00:10:01
    3. Using Text as an Alpha Mask 00:07:01
    4. Variable Feathered Edge Masks 00:04:37
    5. Animating Objects Along a Mask Path 00:10:18
  6. Effects and Layer Animations
    1. How to Stack Effects 00:09:23
    2. Animating Efects Over Time 00:06:13
    3. Distorting with Liquify 00:04:37
    4. Animating with the Puppet Tool 00:06:52
    5. Puppet Tool Project Example 00:09:12
    6. Parenting Layers for Animation 00:03:35
    7. Adding Adjustment Layers 00:03:56
    8. Exploring Third-Party Dffects 00:02:25
  7. Stabilization, Lens Correction, and Simulated Effects
    1. Exploring the Warp Stabilizer 00:10:03
    2. Lens Correction for Distorted Shots 00:05:11
    3. Simulating Tilt-Shift on Video 00:05:13
  8. Exploring 3D Space
    1. Understanding X, Y, and Z Space 00:04:03
    2. Making 3D Layers Move 00:07:30
    3. Adding 3D Lights and Cameras 00:09:47
    4. Classic 3D vs Raytrace 3D 00:14:49
    5. Cineware Plugin and Cinema 4D Lite 00:19:13
    6. Working with C4D model 00:09:21
  9. Green Screen and Roto Compositing
    1. Creating a "Garbage Matte" Mask 00:04:08
    2. Using Keylight and Keying Presets 00:05:35
    3. Fine Tuning the Composite 00:06:44
    4. Exploring Roto Brush 00:07:35
    5. Final Composite Examples 00:09:56
  10. Motion Tracking
    1. Using the Built-in Tracker 00:05:59
    2. 3D Camera Tracker 00:12:38
    3. Using Mocha AE CC 2014 00:13:13
  11. Working with Expressions
    1. Creating Simple Expressions 00:13:33
    2. Simulated Cartoon Lip-Syncing 00:07:31
    3. waveform data of a recorded audio file. 00:13:37