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"Jeff Foster has created the single essential and definitive construction consultant to 2 of the world's maximum symbiotic instruments: After impact and Photoshop."—Jack H. Davis, coauthor, the Photoshop Wow! books and the way to Wow: Photoshop for PhotographyNothing beats the tight synergy of After results and Photoshop for growing professional-level results, and not anything beats this ebook for exhibiting you ways Hollywood pros quite use those programs.In this moment version to his bestselling e-book, television and picture photos veteran Jeff Foster presents all-new info on After results 7 and Photoshop CS2—plus extended assurance of blue/green screening and titling, appealing new pictures, and leading edge real-world ideas for ultra-modern execs. larger than ever, this must-have reference remains to be the one consultant that exhibits how one can use those superpower courses jointly to accomplish specialist results.The DVD contains construction fabrics, third-party plug-ins and filters, and inventory video. you will additionally locate venture records and photographs to compliment each of the book's initiatives, which require After results 7 or later.Learn what the professionals comprehend, together with how to:Add intensity for your animation via mimicking genuine motionGrab your audience's awareness with inventive movement titlingShoot a fresh blue/green screenApply 3D animation to second imagesRemove backgrounds with blue-screen rubbish mattesRetouch body by means of body with rotoscopingConstruct reasonable composites and locales with matte paintingMake video clips from stills by way of simulating 3D digicam motionProduce reasonable results reminiscent of noise, clouds, and smokeNote: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics usually are not integrated as a part of e-book dossier.

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Jpg image in the composition window. 15). This will assure that enough of the image around the edges will be pulled in by the movement of the displacement map effect. 15 Adjust the image layer to allow source material to be pulled and pushed out of the frame by the displacement map. 36 CHAPTER Page 36 8. Apply the displacement map effect to the Water image layer by selecting Effects > Distort > Displacement Map. 16). Use Luminance for both the Horizontal and Vertical displacements, and set the maximum pixel movement to 15 for both.

Select both frames on the Animation palette, and click the Tween button. Select only the Effects option, and set the number of frames you want to add to your animation. 29). 26 Create dramatic drop shadows for your object layer. 27 Apply a Color Overlay and Emboss to the layer to give it depth and dimension. 28 Note how the light angle and the drop shadows affect the surface of the image. 29 Tweening the effects with several frames will give you a longer, smoother animation. You can set the delay timing to slow down or freeze the animation in the timeline on the Animation palette.

Click on any layer in the Project window and select Edit > Edit Original (F/Ctrl+E). This will launch Photoshop and open the file for editing. Once you’ve made your edits in Photoshop, save the file. Go back to your After Effects project, and select the layer(s) of the edited file and choose File > Reload Footage from the menu (Shift+F+L/Shift+Ctrl+L). This will update the entire project with the edited layers, so there’s no need to reimport the file or start over again with a new project. qxd 1/25/06 2:25 PM Page 30 Transferring Layers with Style Effects After Effects doesn’t utilize layer styles the way Photoshop does, so it’s important to know how to transfer layers and keep the applied effects in place.

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