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Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 2. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

After Effects lets you hit the ground running with a variety of effects and animation presets. You can use them to create great-looking animations quickly and easily.

Lesson overview

In this lesson you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Use Adobe Bridge to preview and import footage items.

  • Work with the layers of an imported Illustrator file.

  • Apply drop shadow and emboss effects.

  • Apply a text animation preset.

  • Adjust the time range of a text animation preset.

  • Precompose layers.

  • Apply a dissolve transition effect.

  • Adjust the transparency of a layer.

  • Render an animation for broadcast use.

  • Export an ...

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