Adobe After Effects CS4 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

By Adobe Creative Team

Visible results and movement photographs execs of all stripes - from broadcast pros to VFX supervisors to internet designers who have to produce occasional video segments - will welcome the dramatically speeded up gains supplied within the brand-new After results CS4. This best-selling publication has been revised to hide all that is new during this improve: the facility to import 3D layers from Photoshop; the caricature impression that converts live-action photos into stylized imagery; Adobe machine important CS4, which allows you to preview and try out animations for cellular units, and extra. Designed round a unmarried advanced undertaking that’s damaged down into possible classes, this book-and-DVD package deal mimics a real-world workflow - yet one who readers take on at their very own speed. The DVD comprises all of the lesson documents and photographs readers have to entire the teachings.

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You can save custom workspaces by choosing Window > Workspace > New Workspace. Adobe AFter Effects cs4 Classroom in a Book 41 2 Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets Lesson overview In this lesson you’ll learn how to do the following: • Use Adobe Bridge to preview and import footage items. • Work with the layers of an imported Adobe Illustrator file. • Apply drop shadow and emboss effects. • Apply a text animation preset. • Adjust the time range of a text animation preset. • Precompose layers.

Note: To set your preferences for future updates, click Preferences. Select how often you want Adobe Updater to check for updates, for which applications, and whether to download them automatically. Click OK to accept the new settings. 40 2 In the Adobe Updater dialog box, select the updates you want to install, and then click Download And Install Updates to install them. Congratulations. You’ve finished Lesson 1. Now that you’re acquainted with the After Effects workspace, you can continue to Lesson 2 to learn how to create and animate compositions using effects and preset animations, or you can proceed to another lesson in this book.

The Illustrator file is added to the Project panel as a composition named 5logo. A folder named 5logo Layers also appears. This folder contains the three individual layers of the Illustrator file. Click the triangle to open the folder and see its contents if you’d like. 4 Drag the 5logo composition file from the Project panel into the Timeline panel above the ggbridge layer. You should now see both the background image and the logo in the Composition panel and in the Timeline panel. Adobe AFter Effects cs4 Classroom in a Book 49 Working with imported Illustrator layers The Channel 5 logo graphic was created in Illustrator; your job in After Effects is to add text and animate it for the station’s newscast.

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