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AE Basics 60: Export 6 Media Encoder 2 - Preset Groups

AE Basics 60: Export 6 Media Encoder 2 - Preset Groups
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 60: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to create preset groups and how to modify and save a custom preset.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3
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In the last part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis concludes by showing how to select the already selected text and animate each word separately such that they can be moved into any order and position to create a coherent sentence from the original body of paragraph text. Andrew also shows how to deal with potential animation problems should you accidentally move the word before setting the stop-watch as well as reminding us of the standard options to help finesse our animation.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2
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In the second part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how once the 'Dictionary' preset has been applied we can then create a separate 'exclusion' group to fade the remaining unselected paragraph text such that the focus remains on the selected text only - all on a single text layer! The final part of this series will show how to select each of the originally selected words such that they can be independently animated to form a coherent sentence.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1
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In the first part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply and use the 'Dictionary' preset to a paragraph of text and then customise the word selection to match the words we want to use. Andrew shows how to select the words, modify the original text, change the text colour and begin to show what this preset can do as part of a bigger animation where this preset is used to include words which will eventually be individually animated to create a coherent sentence when extracted from the paragraph. In the second tutorial Andrew will show how to create an exclusion group such that the other text can be faded into the background and the final tutorial will show how to animate the selected remaining words into place.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 59: Export 5 - Media Encoder ONE

AE Basics 59: Export 5 - Media Encoder ONE
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 59: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis starts to show how to use the newly redesigned for CS6 Media Encoder for final output options.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: FOUR Jitter & Animation

AE More Than Transitions: FOUR Jitter & Animation
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In this last of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis explains the 'jitter' options in the effect and goes through some simple scenarios for animating this powerful effect as well as showing how he created the intro to the tutorial.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: THREE Parameters TWO

AE More Than Transitions: THREE Parameters TWO
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In this third of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis goes through the various camera, lighting and materials parameters for this effect looking at using the in-built camera, a comp camera and the corner pin option.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: TWO Parameters Part ONE

AE More Than Transitions: TWO Parameters Part ONE
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In this second of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis goes through many of the parameters for the effect showing how to customise the effect for your own use. Andrew also touches on using gradients in your comp to drive the effect.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: ONE Setting Up the Comp

AE More Than Transitions: ONE Setting Up the Comp
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In this first of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis shows how to set up a composition with multiple images to use in the effect. Andrew touches on how to replace one item with another item while inheriting the changes of the original item.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 58: Export 4 - Output Modules

AE Basics 58: Export 4 - Output Modules
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 58: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the output module settings dialogue box and explains what options to use and how to export multiple formats.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings

AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 57: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the render settings dialogue box and explains why you would choose to export through After Effects and how to save a template of your choices.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 56: Export 2 - Setting Up For Export

AE Basics 56: Export 2 - Setting Up For Export
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 56: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up your composition for export and how to determine where it will output and how to use default file names.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
The After Effects Virtual Scrapbook

The After Effects Virtual Scrapbook
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Rob Mize presents the After Effects Virtual Scrapbook... a novel technique for introducing pictures, graphics and video into your productions. This tutorial uses various shapes, integrated with other elements, to create animated objects. You will learn to use parenting to control multiple objects in After Effect’s 3D space for more dynamic motion graphics. There are a lot of useful techniques to discover in this relatively simple animation.

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Rob Mize
Adobe After Effects
Adobe's After Effects CS6 - Difference Mattes

Adobe's After Effects CS6 - Difference Mattes
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you a great, and highly underused tool inside of Adobe's After Effects, and that is the Difference Matte. If you need to remove an element from one shot, and use it on another, this technique is one that you're going to go back to over and over again.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
The After Effects Man of Flame

The After Effects Man of Flame
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Rob Mize demonstrates how to turn your actors (and other images) into a raging blaze of living flame. Combining CC Particle World with a number of other effects and some animated masks, you'll be able to fire up your productions without any 3rd party plug-ins... "Flame on!"

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Rob Mize
Adobe After Effects
Using Paths in After Effects

Using Paths in After Effects
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you four different ways to use paths/masks in After Effects. Not only does he cover the basics of Path Text, but he also shows you how to animated an element on a path, as well as how to create organic paths with Motion Sketch, and he rounds things out by showing you how to create paths/masks from text layers, and then add a stroke effect to have more detailed control over the stroke than you would by just adding a stroke to the text in the Character window.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
3D Camera Tracking in After Effects Part TWO

3D Camera Tracking in After Effects Part TWO
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you, much like in the first tutorial, the ins and outs of the 3D Camera Tracker effect, but in this tutorial, he's using footage shot with an iPhone, as well as the underutilized Rotobrush tool, as well as a cool technique to make the graffiti blend into the background. This tutorial is more of what you would run into in an edit suite, with footage shot by an amateur videographer or DOP.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
3D Camera Tracking in After Effects Part ONE

3D Camera Tracking in After Effects Part ONE
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you - much like a lot of tutorials have - how great the After Effects 3D Camera Tracker is, but he takes his tutorial two steps further by adding a keyable object into the scene that interacts with text, as well as giving the elements in the scene a bit of finesse to make you think they were part of the scene from the beginning.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
You Ask, I Answer: Adjusting AE Templates To Make Them Loop

You Ask, I Answer: Adjusting AE Templates To Make Them Loop
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In this tutorial, a viewer asks how she can take a stock AE template that has room for 10-16 pictures, and duplicate precomps inside of her project, to essentially make a comp that could be loopable forever. The organizational concepts that are taught in this tutorial can be taken and applied to any project that you would need to duplicate elements in.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
PERFORMANCE CACHE

PERFORMANCE CACHE
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Adobe After Effects CS6 maximizes your system's performance. Rich Harrington teaches you how to take full advantage of this new capability for faster previews, less re-rendering and, yes, great performance.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe After Effects
3D CAMERA TRACKER

3D CAMERA TRACKER
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Adobe After Effects CS6 has a camera tracker that can add a new dimension to your compositing. Rich Harrington shows you the best approaches to AE's new 3D Camera Tracker for a variety of techniques including object placement and completely relighting a scene.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe After Effects
CAMERA TRACKING & 3D TEXT EXTRUSION

CAMERA TRACKING & 3D TEXT EXTRUSION
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Adobe After Effects CS6 can apply its new 3D Camera Tracker to extruded 3D Text of course. Rich Harrington will also show you how to use these tools, while also highlighting new 3D features including the new Ray-traced 3D engine and advanced lighting options.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe After Effects
VECTOR GRAPHICS WORKFLOWS

VECTOR GRAPHICS WORKFLOWS
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Adobe After Effects CS6 offers new workflows for vector graphics. Explore these new features with Rich Harrington, including converting vector files to shape layers so that they are automatically included in AE project files, as well as new 3D extrusion tools.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 54: Motion Tracking Part 2

AE Basics 54: Motion Tracking Part 2
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 54: In this second part tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate how to use the point tracker in Adobe After Effects. Andrew completes a slightly difficult track and shows how to adjust the track point and how to use the various tools to make sure your track is successful. Andrew finishes by showing how to link a text object to the track point to give a good organic end result.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE CS6 - NLE Roundtripping

AE CS6 - NLE Roundtripping
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows editors how to properly take a project from their NLE to Adobe's After Effects. Whether you are using Media Composer, Vegas, FCP7/X or any other NLE on the market, Kevin takes you through everything you need to know to make sure your renders look perfect, so when you bring them back into your editing application, you'll always be happy with the end result.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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