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Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

By : David Dodds
Book Image

Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

By: David Dodds

Overview of this book

If you’re thinking seriously about making and publishing your videos with professional editing and animation, look no further! Adobe After Effects is a popular tool among video editors and YouTubers to enhance their videos and bring them to life by implementing visual effects and motion graphics. This book will take you right from the basics through to the advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. You will start by setting up your editing environment to learn and improve techniques to sharpen your video editing skills. Furthermore, you will work with basic and advanced special effects to create, modify, and optimize motion graphics in your videos. Lastly, you will not only learn how to create 2.5D animations, but also get to grips with using Cinema 4D Lite to build and animate complete 3D scenes. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to package a video efficiently with the help of the projects covered.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC
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Chapter 2. Creating a Lower Third for a Television Show

In this chapter, we will create a television lower third. Lower thirds are used in television advertising. They provide information about a program. It is useful to know how to create lower thirds because understanding them helps you to understand how to design for television graphics. You will also learn about typography and how to work in the lower third of the screen.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Designing with storyboards

  • Editing masks and using precomps

  • Nesting precomps and using the pen tool

  • Parenting and null object animations

  • Parenting null animations

  • Positioning a lower third

  • Adjusting colors

  • Adjusting masks

  • The type tool

  • Easy ease

  • Rendering options