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

By Adobe Creative Team

Visible results and movement snap shots professionals of all stripes - from broadcast pros to VFX supervisors to internet designers who have to produce occasional video segments - will welcome the dramatically sped up positive factors supplied within the brand-new After results CS4. This best-selling e-book has been revised to hide all that is new during this improve: the power to import 3D layers from Photoshop; the comic strip influence that converts live-action pictures into stylized imagery; Adobe machine crucial 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 doable classes, this book-and-DVD package deal mimics a real-world workflow - yet person who readers take on at their very own speed. The DVD comprises the entire lesson records and pictures readers have to entire the teachings.

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Easing into (and out of) animations keeps the motion from appearing to be too sudden or robotic. 10 Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the Position keyframe at 3:00 and choose Keyframe Assistant > Easy Ease In. As the text approaches its final position, it will ease to a smooth stop. The keyframe icon changes to an arrow. 32 Lesson 1 Getting to Know the Workflow Adding an animation preset So far, the text is moving onto the screen. After it arrives, you don’t want it to just sit there.

The layer is also selected in the Composition panel, ready for you to edit. Animating text with Position keyframes You’ll start by replacing the placeholder text with real text. Then, you’ll animate it. 1 Select the Horizontal Type tool ( ) in the Tools panel, and drag over the placeholder text in the Composition panel to select it. Then, type Substrate.  Note: After Effects offers robust character and paragraph formatting controls, but the default settings— whatever typeface appeared when you typed—should be fine for this project.

38 Lesson 1 Getting to Know the Workflow 2 Drag the Brightness slider to the left or right and notice how the screen changes. 3 Click OK to save the new brightness setting or Cancel to leave your preferences unchanged. You can click Default to restore the default brightness setting. Finding resources for using After Effects For complete and up-to-date information about using After Effects panels, tools, and other application features, visit the Adobe website. To search for information in After Effects Help and support documents, as well as other websites relevant to After Effects users, simply enter a search term in the Search Help box in the upperright corner of the application window.

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