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Learning Adobe After Effects CC 2014
Digital Edition with Jerron Smith

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Learning Adobe After Effects CC 2014 -- Digital Edition with Jerron Smith

A Practical After Effects Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills

In Learning Adobe After Effects CC 2014 Digital Edition with Jerron Smith, expert author Jerron Smith will teach you how to use the tools and techniques within this powerful software from Adobe. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous After Effects experience is required.
You will start by learning to understand the workspace and workflow of After Effects, then jump into learning how to create a new composition. From there, Jerron will show you how to import and organize footage, as well as work with compositions and arrange and adjust layers. This video tutorial also covers topics including animating layer transform properties, adding and animating effects, creating, editing, and animating text, shapes, and masks, and using track mattes. You will also learn how to use the roto brush, create 3D layers, create and animate cameras and lights, and create and animate 3D objects with Cinema 4D Lite. Finally, Jerron will teach you how to work with green screen footage, stabilize shaky video, set up a motion track, and use the graph editor.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using After Effects for your graphic design and video editing needs. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.
Run Time: 10 Hours. Lessons: 94

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
  • 0101 Content Of The Course
  • 0102 Application System Requirements
  • 0103 Application Overview
  • 0104 About The Author
  • 0105 How To Access Your Working Files
  • 0106 Locating Missing Media
  • 0107 New Features Overview
2. Understanding The Workspace And Workflow
  • 0201 Understanding The Default AE Workspaces
  • 0202 After Effects Workflow And Sample Project Tour
  • 0203 Saving Custom Workspaces
  • 0204 Setting Application Preferences
3. Introduction To Video Standards And Composition Settings
  • 0301 Understanding Compositions In After Effects
  • 0302 Creating A New Composition
  • 0303 Editing Composition Settings
4. Importing - Organizing And Previewing Footage
  • 0401 Understanding After Effects Projects
  • 0402 Importing Video, Images, And Audio Files
  • 0403 Importing Photoshop And Illustrator Files
  • 0404 Organizing Footage In The Project Panel
5. Working With Compositions And Arranging Layers
  • 0501 Understanding Layer Types
  • 0502 Working With Layers In A Composition
  • 0503 Adjusting Layer Blending Modes
  • 0504 Adjusting Layer Duration
  • 0505 Nesting Compositions And Pre-Composing
6. Animating Layer Transform Properties
  • 0601 Setting The Layer Transform Properties
  • 0602 Animating The Position Property
  • 0603 Temporal Interpolation: Adding Easy Easing
  • 0604 Animating Scale And Rotation
  • 0605 Creating A Staggered Animation
  • 0606 Animating The Opacity Property
  • 0607 Animating The Volume Property
  • 0608 Previewing Compositions On The Timeline
7. Adding Effects And Animating Them
  • 0701 Understanding Effects And Layer Styles
  • 0702 Adding Motion Blur
  • 0703 Adding Effects And Adjusting Effect Properties
  • 0704 Animating Effect Properties
  • 0705 Brainstorming An Animation
  • 0706 Adding Adjustment Layers
  • 0707 Adding Layer Styles
8. Creating, Editing, And Animating Text
  • 0901 Understanding Shape Layers
  • 0902 Creating Simple Shapes
  • 0903 Creating Custom Shapes With The Pen Tool
  • 0904 Creating Shapes From Imported Illustrator Files And Text
  • 0905 Working With Shape Animators
9. Creating, Editing, And Animating Shapes
  • 0901 Understanding Shape Layers
  • 0902 Creating Simple Shapes
  • 0903 Creating Custom Shapes With The Pen Tool
  • 0904 Creating Shapes From Imported Illustrator Files And Text
  • 0905 Working With Shape Animators
10. Creating, Editing, And Animating Masks
  • 1001 Understanding Mask Properties
  • 1002 Creating Masks With The Shape Tools
  • 1003 Creating Custom Masks With The Pen Tool
  • 1004 Animating Mask Paths
11. Using Track Mattes - Stencils And Silhouettes
  • 1101 Creating Track Mattes
  • 1102 Matting Multiple Layers With A Stencil Or Silhouette
12. Rotoscoping Footage With The Roto Brush
  • 1201 Masking Objects With The Roto Brush
  • 1202 Adjusting Roto Brush Options
13. Creating 3D Layers From 2D Content
  • 1301 Understanding And Working In 3D Space
  • 1302 Animating Layer Transform: 3D Position
  • 1303 Animating Layer Transform: 3D Rotation
  • 1304 Using Layer Snapping In 3D Space
14. Creating And Animating Cameras
  • 1401 Understanding And Creating Cameras
  • 1402 Editing And Animating Camera Transform Properties
  • 1403 Controlling A Cameras Depth Of Field
15. Creating And Animating Lights
  • 1501 Adding Lights To A Composition
  • 1502 Creating And Controlling Shadows
  • 1503 Animating Light Properties
16. Creating And Animating 3D Objects With Cinema 4D Lite
  • 1601 Creating A New Cinema 4D Project File
  • 1602 Texturing And Lighting 3D Objects In Cinema 4D Lite
  • 1603 Using The AE Camera With Cinema 4D Files
  • 1604 Exporting 3D Data From After Effects - Part 1
  • 1605 Exporting 3D Data From After Effects - Part 2
17. Working With Green Screen Footage
  • 1701 Creating And Animating A Garbage Matte
  • 1702 Adding Keylight And Refining The Matte
18. Stabilizing Video Footage
  • 1801 Using The Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • 1802 Understanding And Adjusting Warp Stabilizer VFX Properties
19. Motion Tracking Video Footage
  • 1901 Setting Up A Motion Track
  • 1902 Adjusting Your Tracker Options
  • 1903 Applying Tracker Position Data
20. Using The 3D Camera Tracker
  • 2001 Applying The 3D Camera Tracker Effect
  • 2002 Compositing 3D Layers
  • 2003 Performing A Basic Screen Replacement
21. Using Basic Expressions And Scripts
  • 2101 Understanding Expressions And Scripts
  • 2102 Using The loopOut Expression
  • 2103 Expressions Everyone Can Use
  • 2104 Using Expressions To Link Properties
22. Using The Graph Editor: Beyond Easy Easing
  • 2201 Understanding The Graph Editor: Value Graph Vs. Speed Graph
  • 2202 Creating Acceleration And Deceleration
23. Outputting Your Project
  • 2301 Rendering Your Timeline: Using The Render Queue
  • 2302 Rendering Your Timeline: Using Adobe Media Encoder
  • 2303 Backing Up Your Project Using The Collect Files Command
24. Assets
  • 2401 How Our Assets Were Created
25. Conclusion
  • 2501 Wrap Up And Additional Resources

About The Author

Jerron Smith has over twenty years as both a designer and design educator. At one time or another he has worked in nearly every facet of the print, web and video production fields, producing graphics and animation for magazine, broadcast and broadband distribution. Currently, he is working as a freelance creative professional and also with the American Graphics Institute on a contract basis as a consultant and application specialist dealing with print, web and video technologies. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor in the Advertising Design and Graphic Arts department of the New York City College of Technology. Jerron continues to write books and produce instructional videos on graphics programs such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator.
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