After Effects Apprentice: 04 Layer Control

After Effects Apprentice: 04 Layer Control

After Effects Apprentice: 04 Layer Control is an Beginner level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the author, Chris Meyer. This study is a critical pillar for a person who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

Free Download - After Effects Apprentice: 04 Layer Control
Author Chris Meyer
Publish Date 2/23/2011
Skill Beginner
Duration 2h 57m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 41
Last Update 11/8/2016

In this installment of After Effects Apprentice, Chris Meyer focuses on ways to edit and enhance layers in After Effects CS4 through CC 2015. Through a series of Quizzler challenges and Idea Corner examples, Chris shares alternative ways to employ modes, sequencing, and adjustment layers, while special sidebar movies cover the subjects of creating seamless loops, animating effects points, understanding pixel aspect ratios, and employing Brainstorm to explore the variety of different looks that effects can create. The course also covers tricks for enhancing boring footage and tips for converting scans into moving sequences. Exercise files are included with the course.

The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.

Topics include:

  • Sliding and trimming
  • Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
  • Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
  • Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
  • Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
  • Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
  • Understanding pixel aspect ratios

After Effects Apprentice: 04 Layer Control : Video Lessons

  • Overview1m 8s
  • Software versions and exercise files3m 19s
  • Stacking and sliding layers5m 14s
  • Trimming layers in the Timeline panel5m 45s
  • Trimming in the Layer panel3m 31s
  • Pre-trimming and inserting layers from the Footage panel3m 20s
  • Slip editing5m 20s
  • Applying sequence layers to footage4m 45s
  • Using sequence layers with objects2m 14s
  • Example: Sequence layers and photographs2m 20s
  • Creating a new composition using sequence layers1m 35s
  • Understanding the importance of layer order1m 19s
  • Looping footage3m 15s
  • Importing a sequence of still images4m 30s
  • Using Time Stretch vs. altering frame rates3m 23s
  • Frame blending6m 3s
  • Applying effects6m 9s
  • Overview of blending modes6m 56s
  • Combining modes and effects4m 36s
  • Why apply effects to slides?7m 2s
  • Using the Effects & Presets panel5m 3s
  • Applying presets5m 34s
  • Working with behaviors3m 2s
  • Creating and saving presets8m 14s
  • Property links and effects4m 32s
  • Importing Photoshop files with layer styles3m 58s
  • Applying layer styles inside After Effects3m 48s
  • Using adjustment layers3m 17s
  • Working with adjustment layers and alpha channels3m 14s
  • Applying a filmic glow treatment2m 56s
  • Quizzler challenges1m 16s
  • Quizzler solution one: Pyrotechnic composite3m 7s
  • Quizzler solution two: Sequenced fades2m 27s
  • Idea corner one: Adjustment layer shapes1m 55s
  • Idea corner two: Creating a traveling glass bar4m 12s
  • Idea corner three: Creating sequences from filmstrips5m 44s
  • Looping footage by crossfading5m 20s
  • Working with effect point paths5m 12s
  • Brainstorming7m 10s
  • Working with pixel aspect ratios9m 23s
  • Higher quality upscaling6m 10s

Recommended video tutorials from YouTube.

  • How to animate with the Wiggle preset | lynda.com tutorial
  • This After Effects tutorial shows how to use the Wiggle preset to animate an object. Watch more at ...

  • DateTime : 2011-02-28 17:37:32
  • Source : LinkedIn Learning
  • After Effects: How to create composites | lynda.com tutorial
  • This After Effects tutorial shows how to create a pyrotechnic composite using Blending modes. Watch more at ...

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  • After Effects tutorial: Exploring time stretching | lynda.com
  • This After Effects tutorial shows how to change the speed of a sequence using time stretching, and explores problems with this method. Watch more at ...

  • DateTime : 2011-02-28 17:36:07
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