Best Books for Learning Adobe After Effects And Its Key Features

Adobe after effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics and compositing application developed by Adobe system. Mainly, its used for film making, 3D animation production and other editing process. If you are interested to learn about the functionalities of various tools in adobe after effects, below books will help you from the very beginning to advance level.

Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)
Author: Andrew Faulkner,Brie Gyncild
Published at: 26/12/2014
ISBN: 0133927032

This book shows you the fastest and easiest way to learn adobe after effects cc. It offers an official training series from adobe system which developed by adobe experts.  Everything you need to use the software is included with clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions.

What you'll learn-

  • 14 lessons that cover the basics
  • Countless tips and techniques
  • The key elements of the After Effects interface
  • Mask tracker
  • Upscale effect
  • Property linking
  • Snapping options
  • Cinema 4D integration
  • Bi-cubic sampling

Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)
Author: Lisa Fridsma,Brie Gyncild
Published at: 24/12/2017
ISBN: 0134853253

This complete reference book shows you step by step key techniques for working in after effects. You can easily learn how to create, manipulate and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD and mobile devices. It has 15-project-based lessons to clarify your basics

What you'll learn-

  • Animate text and images
  • Customizing wide range of effects
  • tracking and syncing content
  • rotoscoping
  • Correcting color
  • How to create 3D content.

Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book
Author: Adobe Creative Team
Published at: 20/07/2013
ISBN: 0321929608

This book contains 14 lessons and every lessons has step by step description and clear explanations. It provides you countless tips and tricks. By purchasing this book, you can get downloadable lessons for working with various projects. You can also learn new features that  Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. 

What you'll learn-

  • How to import project
  • How to use various effect
  • 3d content making and so on

After Effects Apprentice, Second Edition
Author: Chris and Trish Meyer
Published at: 20/01/2009
ISBN: 0240811364

This amazing book offers complete video training and project files for adobe after effects. You can learn how to integrate other adobe applications such as illustrator, photoshop with adobe after effects. Every topics and uses effect tools are explained with step by step instructions.

What you'll learn-

  • How to combine layers
  • How to animate eye-catching titles
  • Manipulating 3D space
  • use effects to enhance the realism of a scene.
  • composite video and still images
  • Manipulating keyframes 
  • How to use masks, mattes and stencils
  • Tracking and keying to create special effects.

It provides you a DVD which contains exercise material and projects and bonus chapters from other books.

After Effects Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist (Apprentice Series)
Author: Chris Meyer,Trish Meyer
Published at: 19/02/2016
ISBN: 1138643084

This addition of this book presents a professional perspective with description of many important features in after effects. You can learn how to add new elements in existing footage with step by step instructions. Also, how to creatively combined layers and animate eye-catching titles are also added and explained in this book. 

What you'll learn-

  • Compositing a variety of media
  • Manipulate keyframe
  • How to use masks, mattes and stencils
  • Rotoscope
  • Exploring 3d space
  • Creating animated shapes and text
  • Tracking and keying to create special effects

Every projects of that book is well defined and anybody can understand easily from the very basics.

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