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After Effects 7 Animation Techniques

A video tutorial with Jeff Foster

In After Effects 7 Animation Techniques, Jeff Foster shares methods and best practices for creating fantastic animation. From setting up a camera and getting the right angles, to imitating the movement of the human skeleton and animating text layers, Foster explains everything you need to know to create and edit animations for the most realistic effects.

In this segment Jeff demonstrates animating text layers in After Effects using Photoshop text layers with displacement.

Jeff Foster
Jeff Foster has been creating traditional and digital images, photography, illustrations, titling, motion graphics, and special effects for DV and film for over 20 years. Some of his clients include Sanyo, McDonnell Douglas, FOX Television, Spike TV, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has authored several Adobe how-to books, including the "Photoshop Web Magic" series and "Special Edition: Using Photoshop" series. His most recent book, After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film, updated for After Effects 7 and Photoshop CS 2, provides tips and tricks for creating believable animations and reveals special effects secrets that professionals have been using for years.

Jeff has appeared regularly as a member of the Instructor Dream Team at Photoshop World and as a featured speaker at the Macworld User and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conferences. He is a Certified Technical Trainer and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and After Effects.

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