Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book
- By . Adobe Creative Team
- Published Jul 24, 2007 by Adobe Press. Part of the Classroom in a Book series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 496
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-49979-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-49979-0
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-51482-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-51482-0
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Educational instructor notes—created to help teachers plan, organize, and time their lessons—are available for this book (and for other Classroom in a Book titles) at www.peachpit.com/instructorresources.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I have only begun working on the 1st 2 lessons. I have done the 1st one several times. It isn't that the book doens't have good information its just that it is often difficult to follow exactly what the writers are telling you to do. The lessons themselves are pretty basic and helpful. I just wish they could be a bit more specific so that I am not having to figure out what layers or project selection I am supposed to make. I have had the same problem with both lesson 1 and 2. I think a DVD lesson would have been better so that there would have been nothing left out of the details. Once you figure out what the writer wants you to select, the book isn't bad.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Neither comprehensive nor for beginners,
This review is from: Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I am totally unfamiliar with Adobe After Effects and based upon the title and experience with other Adobe Classroom in a Book titles, thought this would bring me gently into the After Effects universe.
Wrong. Totally wrong.
Rather than provide an overview of what After Effects does or is capable of, the book states "Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers and film and video professionals need. After Effects is widely used for digital post-production of film, video, DVD, and the web. You can compositer layers in various ways, apply and combine sophisticated visual and audio effects, and animate both objects and effects." That's it. That's the whole introduction to After Effects. Hardly illuminating and certainly not helpful to the neophyte.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
not for reference or help, just good for following their lessons,
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This review is from: Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I had to buy this book for school.It's full of lessons you follow along with, using art and graphics provided on a CD. As far as reference or help with your own projects, forget it. Your better off googling your question. If following along is all you need then, it's a nice book. The puppet stuff is OK. That helped a bit in learing it.
I had a question about nesting, they said it was pg 19. They just tell you what it is, not how to do it. ( Creativecow.com had a video explaining it)
I would not recommend this book.
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Table of Contents
1. Getting to Know the Workflow
2. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
3. Animating Text
4. Working with Shape Layers
5. Animating a Multimedia Presentation
6. Animating Layers
7. Working with Masks
8. Distorting objects with the Puppet tools
10. Performing Color Correction
11. Building and Animating a 3D Object
12. Using 3D Features
13. Advanced Editing Techniques
14. Rendering and Outputting
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