- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (Jan. 6 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240811364
- ISBN-13: 978-0240811369
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 907 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #704,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'After Effects Apprentice' provides a strong foundation for the aspiring motion graphics designer or visual effects artist. It is an excellent resource to help users get up to speed in After Effects quickly and to maximize their creative expression.
Steve Kilisky, senior product manager, Adobe After Effects.
The Meyers have once again shown their eloquence and expert knowledge of After Effects. It is my opinion that After Effects Apprentice will be the primer for all those who are learning After Effects in production work.
R.Christopher Biggs, special digital effects animator, Walt Disney Imagineering
I literally learned After Effects from Trish Meyer two weeks before starting work on "Star Wars: Episode 1". I wouldn't have survived without her training. I consider Trish and Chris Meyer my source for After Effects insights. Beyond their knowledge of the application... their commitment to quality, and more importantly clarity, makes all of their books a "Must-have." "After Effects Apprentice" is a great way to get started in After Effects...possibly the best way.
Alex Lindsay, chief architect Pixel Corp
Chris and Trish Meyer's clear and concise instructions make motion graphics accessible to everyone.
Louise Ping, senior product marketing manager, Adobe After Effects
This book provides a "missing link" for those who need to master essential After Effects techniques but also want to improve their overall grasp of broad motion graphics and VFX principles and methods.
Dave Hurley, Instructor, San Francisco State University MSP
The lessons are structured very well, the writing is easy to understand, and each step builds on the previous one. I will defiantly use this book in my Motion Graphics class at MiraCosta College. Thanks for making my job much easier!!
Dan Wagner, Instructor - Motion Graphics, MiraCosta College
From the Back Cover
If you're new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, After Effects Apprentice was created just for you. With 11 core lessons plus a hip final project that pulls it all together, you'll learn how to tap this program's vast potential -whether you want to create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own work.
Fully updated to cover After Effects CS4, this book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to learn in order to use this program effectively. You'll learn to creatively combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, manipulate 3D space, key and stabilize a shot to place it in a new environment, and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene.
Easy to follow step-by-step instructions take you through each technique, including projects that encourage you to express your own creativity. You'll learn more than just the tools; you'll learn skills that you can immediately put to work in your own productions.
New to the 2nd edition: * All instructions, screen shots, Guided Tour video training movies, and project files updated for After Effects CS4. CS3 and CS4 features have been integrated throughout, including the pervasive use of Shape layers, Layer Styles, and Brainstorm * More integration with other Adobe applications, including using After Effects with Illustrator, Photoshop (including new Vanishing Point and 3d Layer exercises) and Flash CS4 * Redesigned first and last lessons, including an all-new final project that walks through the creation of a widescreen broadcast TV promo * Free bonus chapters on the DVD from other books on Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Flash, and broadcast design * Coupon for 15% off stock footage from Artbeats on DVDSee all Product description
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- Some of the things I learned I will apply to the other Adobe Creative Suite Products, which I use regularly.
- As an advanced print graphic designer, I found the content intuitive however those new to the Adobe CS world may find some of the content confusing.
If this book is tailored to Newbies, some questions need to be answered in greater detail such as:
o What is the best recommended for After Effects, 32 vs 64 bit, how much Ram to use, the benefits of Accelerator Cards, Graphics Cards etc.
o More on the various pixel formats and broadcast standards and
o How After Effects uses memory.
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2nd Edition Version CS4
Includes DVD Tutorial
Published by Focal Press
Everything you need to know to get up to speed with After Effects by two authors who have made their careers mastering these skills. Trish and Chris Meyer have authored other books on the subject as well including Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects and After Effects in Production.
After Effects Apprentice is an introductory textbook that covers everything you need to know to communicate visually including basic animation, manipulating keyframes, grouping layers, mattes and masks, motion graphics, 3D, titles, rendering, and working with special effects. The book uses practical exercises designed to teach you by doing.
Add this one to your VFX success library!
I can't figure out which is more fun: reading this book, or playing with After Effects. This book is a joy to read!
If you are looking to have a resource book for many techniques or to learn from a well worded and solid teaching style, this book is for you!
If you want to learn AE, then start here
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