After Effects Apprentice; Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist by Trish and Chris Meyer
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.
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