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After Effects On the Spot by Richard Harrington

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C H A P T E R
Visual FX:
Effects you’ll want

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When we first learned After Effects-even after we’d figured out what all the buttons, sliders, doohickies and thingamabobs on the interface did, we were still confused about the effects. Each one seemed like a whole new program.

We got over our fear-slowly-by applying effects to test images, adjusting a single property to see what it did, resetting the effect, and adjusting a second property. We kept doing this until we’ mastered every property of every effect.

At this point, we understood each effect individually, but how to combine them remained a mystery. But we found that after time went by, ...

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