After Effects 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro by Antony Bolante

By Antony Bolante

Have to take your Adobe After results talents to the following point? study After results the quick, effective manner! This visible QuickPro advisor makes use of illustrations and in-depth motives. you can be a grasp in time! • Takes a visible, task-based method of instructing After results, utilizing images to lead you thru the software program and exhibit you what to do. • Works like a reference book-you search for what you wish after which get immediately to paintings. • Concise, easy steps and reasons provide the quickest strategy to study projects and ideas. • cheaply priced, simply because deciding to buy a working laptop or computer booklet isn't an funding in itself. via step by step directions, more desirable via guidance, sidebars, and lots of visible aids, veteran video editor Antony Bolante exhibits you ways to successfully and successfully import and deal with photos, view and edit layers, practice results, animate style, and extra. you are going to find out about key beneficial properties with real-world examples of the way and while beneficial properties may be used, together with what is new in After results 7.0: movement tracker, strong animation and keyframing controls, top of the range keying and matte instruments, community rendering, specialist results, nondestructive vector portray, and extra!

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You can continue working with the project, or you can locate the source footage. 5. After Effects alerts you if it can't locate source files. 6. The names of missing footage items appear in italics, and the source footage is temporarily replaced by a color bar placeholder. 54 55 To close a project: • Choose File > Close Project. The project and the sequences it contains close, and are removed from the workspace. If the current workspace includes a Project panel, then the Project panel becomes empty.

Resizing one frame affects the adjacent frames so that, as a whole, the frames always fill the screen (or, more strictly speaking, After Effects' main application window, which most users maximize to fill the screen). With frames and panels, it's easy to change the relative size of each part of the interface without wasting screen space. And you don't have to worry about one window disappearing behind another. You can also customize a workspace by taking advantage of tabs. The tab that appears at the top of each panel looks a lot like its real-world counterpart in your office filing cabinet.

To more easily track changes to your work, you can instruct After Effects to save each successive version of a project using an incremental naming scheme. To create a new project: Do one of the following: Launch After Effects. 1). 1. Choose File > New > New Project. If a project is open, After Effects prompts you to save it. 2). 2. A new, untitled Project panel appears. To save a project for the first time or using a new name or location: 1. 3). A Save As dialog box appears. 3. Choose File > Save As.

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