Learn After Effects CS6

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  • Introducing the interface and the workspace
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    In this movie, Ian Robinson introduces the After Effects interface, identifying the most essential panels—the Project panel, the Timeline, and the Composition panel. He also introduces workspace presets, which instantly reconfigure the After Effects workspace for specific tasks.

  • Understanding precomposing
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    It’s easy to build an After Effects project that includes many layers of objects being animated in different ways, and it’s easy for all of those layers to become disorganized. In this movie, Ian Robinson fully explains how to use precompositions to nest multiple layers together. With precompositions, you can animate, transform, manipulate, and apply filters to multiple layers all together as if they were one single layer.

  • Positioning layers
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    In this movie, Ian Robinson shares a set of special tips that will make positioning and duplicating 3D layers much easier and faster. By temporarily switching to a 2D orthogonal view and adjusting anchor point controls, Ian is able to set up a 3D layer for easy positioning, resizing, and fast duplication.

  • Trimming and sliding edits
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Often, in After Effects, it’s valuable to trim and move layers in a project the same way you would edit individual clips in a video-editing application like Premiere Pro. In this movie, Ian Robinson shows how to trim and re-time multiple individual layers, each with their own animations, to create a complete composited animation.

  • Building Shape Layers
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Simple shapes—circles, squares, ellipses, and more—can be valuable building blocks in an animation. A rectangle shape can be a basic background for a lower-third title, or it can be the base of a complex, three-dimensional clone animation. In this movie, Ian Robinson introduces the fundamentals of building, transforming, and animating basic shapes.

  • Using Fast Previews
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    In this video, you will lean how to use the Fast Previews menu. We will look at a rather complex scene and see how different settings affect your ability to manipulate elements.

  • Miscellaneous New and Changed Features
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    This video introduces various small new and changed features in After Effects CS6 that have not been covered elsewhere in this course. Several of these features are briefly demonstrated.

  • Brainstorming
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    You can use the Brainstorm tool to randomize effect properties in order to figure out what they do. In this video you'll see how it can help you experiment and come up with new ideas.

  • Color keying
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    When someone has had the foresight to film a subject in front of a solid-color background, compositing work gets a lot easier. This video shows you how to use the Keylight effect to key out (make transparent) a solid-color background and use a garbage matte to isolate the area to be keyed.

  • Slowing Motion, Freezing a Frame, and Reversing Time
    by adobetv@adobe.com (Adobe TV) on February 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    In this lesson we'll use time remapping to achieve three specific results: slow motion, a freeze frame, and reversed playback of a layer.