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Shape layers make it easy to create expressive backgrounds and intriguing results. You can animate shapes, apply animation presets, and add Repeaters to intensify their impact. Learn how in this chapter from Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release).

Adobe After Effects offers many ways to animate text. You can animate text layers by manually creating keyframes in the Timeline panel, using animation presets, or using expressions. You can even animate individual characters or words in a text layer. In this lesson from Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll employ several different animation techniques, including some that are unique to text, while you design the opening title credits for an animated documentary called Road Trip. You’ll also take advantage of Adobe Typekit to install a font for use in your project.

This excerpt from Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release) shows you how Adobe Generator can easily generate a JPEG, PNG, or GIF image from the contents of a layer or layer group in a Photoshop file.

Learn how to precompose layers, create the track matte, and add motion blur in Adobe After Effects CC.

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Karyn Johnson

This week we feature two articles on our site from Richard Harrington and Marcus Geduld. One is on Flash essentials for those of you who currently use After Effects and want to incorporate Flash into your projects. The other is for the Flash user who is ready to dive into After Effects.

Here at Adobe Press, we've paused to catch our breath after releasing the first crop of new books in the popular Classroom in a Book series, now freshly updated for Adobe Creative Suite 4.

This week, Adobe Systems Inc. took the wraps off the latest version of its flagship product, Creative Suite 4.

In an unusual move, Adobe gave advance notice of a major software release this week.

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