Broadcast Graphics On the Spot: Timesaving Techniques Using Photoshop and After Effects for Broadcast and Post Production (DV Expert)

Packed with more than 350 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know – on the spot. If you create graphics for television, this book is for you.

‘Broadcast Graphics on the Spot’ show you how to produce more compelling TV graphics. From gathering images for use in broadcast graphics to working with fonts, mastering keying and rotoscoping, or working with logo motion, this book includes step-by-step procedures for creating over-the-shoulder graphics for news anchors, lower thirds, titles, and full-screens that can be used in everyday news productions.

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Adobe After Effects 6.0 Classroom in a Book

Tired of having your creative process held up as you wait for your computer to “think” (i.e., render)? Wait no longer! Whether you’re a broadcast pro, marketing specialist, or Web designer, if you work with video, you’ll welcome the dramatically accelerated 2D and 3D rendering afforded by the brand-new After Effects 6.0 ($699, Standard Edition; $999, Professional Edition). Here to help you dive right into Adobe’s motion-graphics and effects powerhouse is Adobe After Effects 6.0 Classroom in a Book. The team at Adobe has thoroughly revised the best-selling previous edition to cover all that’s new in this upgrade. Designed around a single complex project that’s broken down into manageable lessons, this book-and-CD package mimics a real-world workflow–but one you tackle at your own pace! The CD contains all the lesson files needed to complete the lessons.

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Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe® After Effects® CC (2014 release)

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe  After Effects® CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

In addition to learning the key elements of the After Effects interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including mask tracker, detail-preserving Upscale effect, property linking, new snapping options and improvements, improved Cinema 4D integration, settings migration, bicubic sampling option in Transform effect, and more.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

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Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2017 release) choose Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in After Effects. Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, tracking and syncing content, rotoscoping, and correcting color. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite (included with the software).

 

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (With CD-ROM) (DV Expert Series)

Adobe’s After Effects is the standard software for desktop motion graphics production. This book leads beginning users to more advanced skills for creating professional motion graphics — high-impact, multielement imagery for film and video. The authors describe how the program works internally, how various features relate to actual program demands, and how to use After Effects tools to solve creative challenges.If you have been using After Effects for years, have just started using it, or are considering using it, get this book. Written by Trish and Chris Meyer, perhaps best known for their monthly motion-graphics column in DV Magazine, Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects is the definitive book on using this powerful tool.

Every page is in color and is filled with tips, notes, warnings, and screenshots. The format is clearly not boilerplate–there is no wasted space, yet the book manages to strike a balance between being information-packed, easy-to-read, and enjoyable to look at. The only downside of this book is that it doesn’t have a spiral or lie-flat binding.

Nine sections break down the features of After Effects in a logical manner, starting with basic animation and key framing, and on to layers, masks, mattes, effects, and rendering. Part 6’s four chapters explain using After Effects with its sister applications, Photoshop and Illustrator, and Part 7 covers audio–an important but rarely discussed aspect of any presentation. Part 9 features a wide array of technical discussions, including field rendering and interlacing, 3:2 pull-down, working at film-resolution and widescreen sizes, prerendering, and using proxy files.

The CD-ROM gives 22 tutorials and includes project files. These lessons range from the basic (“Getting Animated” for After Effects beginners) to what falls into the “Oh, wow, I would never have thought of that!” category (a Matrix title-sequence look-alike). The CD-ROM also includes all the projects and source files cited in each chapter, plus tech tips covering 12 difficult and common technical areas–including alpha channels, the aspect ratio, and the After Effects rendering pipeline.

An artisan at the top of his or her craft often takes on the task of teaching others. Those working in the fields of animation, effects, motion graphics, and digital media are lucky that authors Trish and Chris Meyer are living by this rule. –Mike Caputo

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Digital Moviemaking with Adobe Video Bundle: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, Encore DVD, Flash

This resource provides instructions and tips on a broad range of tools and techniques for the Adobe Video Bundle available in Windows-based video production. The sequence of actions required for creating a digital movie is demonstrated with simple examples, including video capturing with Premiere; linear editing with Premiere and After Effects; sound processing, effects, and titles with After Effects, Flash, and Premiere; DVD authoring with Premiere and Encore DVD; and video export with Premiere, Encore DVD, After Effects, and Flash. The storing and processing of video and sound on a PC is explained, and the main parameters of video files are described. Video enthusiasts are provided with on-demand access to hundreds of professional-quality functionalities such as special effects, image stabilization, automated editing, color correction, noise removal, and digital surround sound, maintaining total ease of use from start to finish and covering a wide range of special effects that allow the user to create a dynamic movie.

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After Effects Apprentice: Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist (Apprentice Series)


Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 11 core lessons plus a final project that pulls it all together, you’ll learn how to tap this program’s vast potential – whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects.
Fully updated to cover the major new features introduced in After Effects CS6, CS5.5, and CS5, this edition of the book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to master in order to use After Effects effectively. You’ll learn to creatively combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, manipulate 3D space, track or rotoscope existing footage to add new elements, color 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 guide you through the features, with explanations of the “why” instead of just the “how” behind each technique. You’ll learn more than just the tools; you’ll learn skills that you can immediately put to work expressing your own ideas in your productions.
Topics include how to:

  • Animate, edit, layer, and composite video and still images.
  • Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations.
  • Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery.
  • Create and animate text and shape layers
  • Place your layers in 3D space.
  • Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays.

DVD contains: All exercise source material and project files for After Effects CS6, CS5.5, and CS5, plus 90 minutes of video tutorials.

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Video Production with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5: Learn by Video

This innovative, in-depth video training course and accompanying 48-page full-color book, is aimed at intermediate users who need to get up speed on the new features of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS5.5, and expand their knowledge of Adobe’s Production Premium Suite.
 
The course takes the user on a journey from script to screen. Beginning with Adobe Story, moving on to Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, the Adobe Media Encoder and Encore, the course follows a client brief to produce media assets for broadcast and the web.
 
Experienced instructor Maxim Jago presents nine hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Premiere Pro and After Effects. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they’ve learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.
 
Selected videos can be downloaded for viewing on iPhones, iPods, and other compatible mobile devices.

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Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support
of Adobe product experts.

Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, go to www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-bystep instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

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After Effects in Production

A companion volume to “Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects”. It teaches motion graphics skills with working examples in the form of tutorials, case studies and studio profiles. Students and advanced users alike learn the secrets that make the authors and the contributing project artists the best in the business. Hands-on tutorial projects demonstrate an array of techniques, and analyses of case studies provide a comprehensive review of related technical details and artistic decisions. Finally, a selection of studio profiles provides insight into how other working artists have used After Effects to achieve extraordinary results.The most experienced professionals in any field are the first ones to say there is always more to learn. Often, the best way to learn is to be a fly on the wall while watching a peer. Chris and Trish Meyer have given After Effects users a unique and wonderful opportunity in After Effects in Production, allowing us to look over the shoulders of some of the best motion-graphics designers in the business and watch and learn as they go through the creative process. Unlike the fly on the wall, though, we have the chance to occasionally put down the book and practice what’s been learned.

In the tutorials section, the authors break down the process of creating broadcast-quality motion graphics into a dozen step-by-step tutorials. Each tutorial focuses on or introduces a particular feature, and often builds on features that were introduced in a previous tutorial. The enclosed CD-ROM includes all 12 project and media files (and the final rendered movies), giving the reader the chance to build the project from scratch or carefully dissect a project that’s already built.

Case Studies, a far smaller section of the book (but equal in value to the rest), explores, breaks down, and dissects After Effects projects that are on the air or on the Web, including work from such studios as Belief, ATTIK, and Curious Pictures. While less step-by-step oriented, one gets the chance to learn why each project was handled the way it was, rather than how.

As an added bonus, the CD-ROM includes numerous free plug-ins from such vendors as Pinnacle, Media 100, Boris, Trapcode, and the Foundry for both Mac and Windows versions of After Effects. There’s also plenty of bonus material to read and sift through in the form of PDF files–additional tutorials, tips and tricks, and project templates.

After Effects in Production is a must-have book for any user who intends to grow into a serious designer, or for the serious designer who simply intends to keep on growing. –Mike Caputo

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After Effects in Production: A Companion for Creating Motion Graphics

Take your After Effects skills to a new level! Twelve step-by-step tutorials, designed by industry professionals, explore a variety of creative approaches as they teach useful design concepts and production techniques.

Updated for After Effects 6.5, this new edition covers the most significant Version 5 and 6 features including 3D space, cameras, lights, parenting, text, animation presets, paint, and expressions. Each carefully structured project presents the “why” behind the steps, so you can adapt these techniques to your own designs and motion graphics work. All contain timeless concepts that will be of use for many years to come.

After Effects in Production also contains six case studies of commercial projects created by award-winning studios such as ATTIK, Belief, Curious Pictures, The Diecks Group, Fido, and the authors’ own studio, CyberMotion. These detail the integration of After Effects, 3D programs, live action, and a variety of animation techniques, revealing the artistic concepts behind the spots as well as the inventive techniques used to execute them. The enclosed DVD contains QuickTime movies of each of the final animations, allowing you to step through them frame-by-frame so you can examine them in detail.The most experienced professionals in any field are the first ones to say there is always more to learn. Often, the best way to learn is to be a fly on the wall while watching a peer. Chris and Trish Meyer have given After Effects users a unique and wonderful opportunity in After Effects in Production, allowing us to look over the shoulders of some of the best motion-graphics designers in the business and watch and learn as they go through the creative process. Unlike the fly on the wall, though, we have the chance to occasionally put down the book and practice what’s been learned.

In the tutorials section, the authors break down the process of creating broadcast-quality motion graphics into a dozen step-by-step tutorials. Each tutorial focuses on or introduces a particular feature, and often builds on features that were introduced in a previous tutorial. The enclosed CD-ROM includes all 12 project and media files (and the final rendered movies), giving the reader the chance to build the project from scratch or carefully dissect a project that’s already built.

Case Studies, a far smaller section of the book (but equal in value to the rest), explores, breaks down, and dissects After Effects projects that are on the air or on the Web, including work from such studios as Belief, ATTIK, and Curious Pictures. While less step-by-step oriented, one gets the chance to learn why each project was handled the way it was, rather than how.

As an added bonus, the CD-ROM includes numerous free plug-ins from such vendors as Pinnacle, Media 100, Boris, Trapcode, and the Foundry for both Mac and Windows versions of After Effects. There’s also plenty of bonus material to read and sift through in the form of PDF files–additional tutorials, tips and tricks, and project templates.

After Effects in Production is a must-have book for any user who intends to grow into a serious designer, or for the serious designer who simply intends to keep on growing. –Mike Caputo

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Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

This Web Edition is available for free with the purchase of the Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) print book or eBook. A Web Edition is an electronic version of the book that can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on www.peachpit.com. This Web Edition includes 10 hours of step-by-step video tutorials and interactive review questions. As Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers, the content of the Web Edition will be updated to accommodate the changes. Note: Web Editions cannot be viewed on an eReader. To view this book on an eReader, please purchase an eBook.

Creative professionals who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2015 release) choose this Classroom in a Book® from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks. This series offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) contains 14 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. As with all Classroom in a Book products, online companion files include all the necessary assets you need to complete the projects featured in each lesson.

Learn how to use Adobe After Effects CC to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, rotoscoping, and correcting color. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite (included with the software).

What you need to use this product: Adobe After Effects CC (2015 release) software, for either Windows or Mac OS. (Software not included.)

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