Download e-book for iPad: After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production by Jeff Foster

By Jeff Foster

ISBN-10: 0782143172

ISBN-13: 9780782143171

In case you are within the company of movement images or computing device electronic video construction, you recognize that Adobe's After results and Photoshop are of the main imperative content material construction instruments. extra built-in than ever sooner than, the world's number-one compositing and image-editing courses can be utilized in tandem to create caliber paintings at a comparatively inexpensive. however it takes years of expertise to determine easy methods to get the main out of this awesome duo. With After results and Photoshop: Animation and construction results for DV and movie, portraits guru Jeff Foster has created the 1st e-book dedicated to displaying how one can use those courses jointly to provide animations and results at the computing device. This sensible advisor focuses completely on strategies standard within the box in addition to state of the art creation tips. those hands-on tasks will demystify cool Hollywood results and assist you remedy your day-by-day demanding situations. and they're going to encourage you to imagine extra artistically whilst coming near near your creations.Inside, you will find professional concepts for movement pics and video construction, together with how to:Add intensity and realism for your animations by means of mimicking genuine movement; Use exaggerated activities to augment characterization; follow 3-D animation to 2-D pictures; get rid of heritage fodder with blue-screen rubbish mattes; hire rotoscoping suggestions for frame-by-frame retouching; build lifelike composites and scene destinations utilizing matte portray thoughts; Make video clips from stills by way of simulating 3D digicam movement; make the most of point of view, velocity, and scale to create plausible relocating items; Produce life like lighting tricks resembling noise, clouds, and smoke; perform innovative movement titling results that seize people's realization; enhance specialist scene transitions utilizing 3-D layer animations; and masses more!"

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Create a new project in After Effects and make a new composition, selecting the preset, NTSC DV, 720×480, and 5 seconds in length. Chapter 2: Photoshop Layers and After Effects 33 34 Chapter 2: Photoshop Layers and After Effects 2. jpg on the DVD). 12). 12: Create a new project and import the source image and the displacement map image files. 3. Now that everything is imported into After Effects, we will set the displacement map in motion. jpg layer in the Timeline window, and apply the Offset filter (Effects > Distort > Offset).

As a 3-D layer it doesn't matter where it will be placed in the Timeline hierarchy, and it will be animated in the Z-axis as well. 6. 21). This places the leaf just 10 pixels above the grass layer in its resting position, and it will appear more natural when the lights are added and a slight shadow is cast on the grass layer beneath it. This leaf will be the first one to hit the ground, so subsequent leaves will land about 10 pixels higher on each occurrence so that they overlap slightly. 7. Rotate and drag the layer off-center and to the lower left so there will be room for the other leaves to fall into the frame.

7). You may wish to zoom out in the Comp window so you can see where you are moving the light beyond the boundaries of the frame. 7: Move the light into position to create a shadow that is cast on the lower-left side of the film reel. 3. Once the light is set into position, hide the layer so the redraw time won't slow down with each move you make of the Timeline Indicator. Move the Indicator down to the 3-second mark, select the movie text layer in the Timeline, and click the Position Stopwatch.

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