Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS4 Essentials introduces you to the wonderful world of motion graphics and the fundamentals of After Effects.
After Effects CS4: Essentials training, you’ll know all about creating basic animations, text animation, tracking and stabilizing, basic keying and compositing, and basic 3D animation. Plus, you’ll get an insider’s view of some of the new features of After Effects CS4. Whether you are new to After Effects or brushing up on a technique, this series is just what you need to get up to speed fast.
Learn animation basics including keyframing and interpolation.
Discover best practices for working with masks.
See how to use the Puppet Tools.
Get an introduction to working with the 3D Engine.
Learn about applying layer blending modes.
Chapter I: WHAT’S NEW IN ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS4 (14 min)
Working with Photoshop® 3D Layers
Using Dynamic Link to Remove Noise in Soundbooth®
The New Timeline Search Feature & Pre-comp Flow Chart
Introducing the Cartoon Effect
Chapter II: INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS (46 min)
Chapter XI: INTRODUCTION TO THE 3D ENGINE (33 min)
Introduction to Camera Angles & Monitor Views
Creating 3D Text with Lights & Shadows
Setting Up a 3D Scene
Animating a 3D Scene
Working with Vanishing Point
Chapter XII: SHAPE LAYERS & THE PUPPET TOOLS (20 min)
Creating a Shape Layer
Animating Shapes with Repeater & Brainstorm
Using the Puppet Pin & Puppet Starch Tools
Using the Puppet Overlap Tool
Animating with the Puppet Tools
Chapter XIII: RENDERING & EXPORTING (17 min)
Using the Render Queue
Working with Adobe Clip Notes
Exporting for Flash®
Total Run Time: 6 hrs
Luisa Winters is an accomplished videographer, editor, 3D animator and graphics designer. Her compositions have been seen on broadcast TV as well as in private video productions. She has created and edited scores of video and web projects for dozens of corporate, government, and educational, commercial and private clients. An accomplished non-linear editor and instructor, Luisa has conducted training sessions and master classes for Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flash, Deamweaver, Captivate and Encore DVD.
Luisa has been a featured speaker at NAB every year since 2005. In addition, she has also been a featured instructor for the following conventions:
Government Video Expo
NAB – NY
She has led sessions and workshops in almost every US state and in several countries across the world.
Luisa is a Johns Hopkins University Graduate and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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