Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques
- By Richard Harrington, Ian Robinson
- Published Sep 23, 2010 by Adobe Press. Part of the Studio Techniques series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 456
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-71969-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71969-0
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-138969-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-138969-4
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Richard Harrington (www.RHEDPixel.com) is a certified instructor for Adobe and Apple and a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has chaired conferences since 2003 for the National Association of Broadcasters.
Rob Birnholz (www.absolutemotiongraphics.com) is a motion graphics pro who has worked in features, broadcast, corporate, trade shows, and more. He is a nationally recognized Adobe After Effects expert, skilled Final Cut Pro editor and a popular speaker and demo artist at user groups and industry trade shows. His After Effects tutorials are featured on leading websites including Toolfarm (where he is a Resident Expert) and Red Giant TV.
Ian Robinson (www.softboxmediaphotography.com) is a motion graphics designer, instructor, photographer, and co-owner of SoftBox Media LLC. He has worked with Discovery Communications, National Geographic International, and various production and post-production facilities. He is apopular trainer on Motion at lynda.com.
Almost all motion graphics artists today use After Effects, Photoshop, or Illustrator to some degree in their projects. But how do they decide which tool is best for the job and how can they utilize the various components in the Creative Suite together for the most efficient and effective workflow? This book cuts to the chase and shows readers an in-depth view of the various components in the Creative Suite as best utilized in professional motion graphics projects. With 4-color artwork from real-life productions sprinkled throughout, this inspiring and practical guide will show intermediate to advanced readers what they need to know to incorporate CS5 in their own work. In the first half of the book, readers learn about design essentials as related to motion graphics, including typography, logo animation, repairing and retiming footage, stylizing footage, background design, 3D objects and cameras, audio design, and vector design. The second half of the book focuses on real-world design explorations including chapters on broadcast package design, title sequences, DVD menu design, motion control 3D, character animation techniques, and panoramic images.The accompanying DVD brings it all together by providing source footage and project files, allowing readers to experiment on their own.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Go beyond After Effects to harness the strength of the entire CS5 production premium package,
This review is from: Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques (Paperback)After Effects is an enormously powerful tool for motion graphics and compositing. Some things, though, that it can do can be done more easily in other Adobe programs, such as Photoshop or Illustrator or Premiere Pro. In a nutshell, this book is about how to take advantage of the entire Creative Suite Production Premium software package, in order to enhance motion graphics projects. The emphasis is on using the unique strengths of Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance projects that will be finalized in After Effects and Premiere Pro. It's a topic that interested me because most of the projects I've done in After Effects have used not only video captured with a camcorder but also images that I've first created or modified in either Photoshop or Illustrator. There's also an extended section on working with Soundbooth, and another on designing dvd and Blu-Ray menus in Encore. It's a valuable addition to my After Effects library - since I've used all of these programs, and sometimes... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques (Paperback)I've always been a big fan of Richard Harrington's Photoshop tips for video. I love this book; it gets you up and running across the Suite in no time. As a designer turned videographer, I know CS5 pretty well; what I needed was an explanation of how to do what I wanted to do across the suite. It's almost like the authors knew how to read my mind; all the effects I wanted to do were covered in the book. Simple, concise, and easy-to-read. An excellent choice for designers getting into video.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very good book,
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This review is from: Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques (Paperback)I am a graphic design student trying to teach myself motion graphics. This book is very informative, well-written and really teaches you your stuff. The one thing that seemed kind of weird though is that some things were way way to beginner, and some things were stuff that went way over my head. Also, I had hoped the author would have gone more in-depth on some things like logo animations and working in 3d. Overall this is a really really good book, but mostly for beginners.
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Table of Contents
Section I: Design Essentials
Chapter 1: Typography for the Screen
Chapter 2: Logo Animation
Chapter 3: Repairing and Retiming Footage
Chapter 4: Stylizing Footage
Chapter 5: Designing Backgrounds
Chapter 6: Working in 3D
Chapter 7: Designing with Audio
Chapter 8: Designing with Vectors
Chapter 9: Check Your Sources
Section II: Design Exploration
Chapter 10: Title Sequences
Chapter 11:Broadcast Package Design
Chapter 12: DVD and BD Menu Design
Chapter 13: Motion Control 3D
Chapter 14: Multiple Screens & Digital Signage
Chapter 15: Panoramic Images
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