By Chad Perkins

Get the main from the main commonly used program within the postproduction box! achieve the insider counsel you want to compose crowd pleasing, creative Adobe After results initiatives fast and successfully.

In How to Cheat in After results, moment variation seasoned AE specialist Chad Perkins presents dozens of concise, step by step tutorials and indulgent 4-color illustrations to get you at the speedy music to generating striking movement portraits and visible results. up-to-date for CS6, this re-creation has been revised to include:

  • A fresh bankruptcy at the most well-liked third celebration results together with Trapcode specific and Video Copilot's point 3D
  • New cheats on specialist compositing, expressions, and excessive finish visible effects
  • Tons of cool mild methods and classes on the right way to use Video Copilot's Optical Flares
  • A thorough clarification of the Ray-trace 3D engine brought in After results CS6
  • An all new better half DVD with undertaking records permitting you to paintings along the routines within the ebook, in addition to QuickTime video clips showing techniques

There’s no time to waste! even if you're an intermediate After results consumer wanting its extra complex instruments or a amateur searching for options to up your online game, this e-book will convey your movement photos, visible results, and photograph compositions to the subsequent level.

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