Learn Adobe After Effects 7.0 with hands-on exercises and demo movies. Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving real-world examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you. These hands-on exercises, complete with insider tips and detailed color illustrations, teach you the latest techniques for creating motion graphics and special effects for film, video, and the Web. You'll learn to animate text and images, integrate sound, and publish the results to a variety of formats. You'll also learn to use the new project management enhancements, how to fine-tune animations, use animation blending and freeze frame options, convert alpha channels to masks with Auto-Trace, use the new Script Editor, and more.
Lynda Weinman is an author, instructor, and designer who specializes in Web design, graphics and animation. She has taught digital arts at numerous seminars and colleges, including Art Center College of Design. Lynda also developed and produced the After Effects West Conference, a Conference dedicated soley to the After Effects community. Lynda Weinman is the originator of the Hands-On Training series. She personally develops each book with carefully selected instructors who are experts in their fields. It is Lynda's belief that people learn from doing and that too few books offer tutorials that walk students through a progressive learning process.