Choosing to write a book about either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe After Effects poses quite a challenge. Taking on the task of writing a book that covers both multiplies that challenge, but also offers a unique perspective into the creative possibilities these applications have not only individually, but in tandem. For anyone who uses both applications, this is a must-read.
—Daniel Brown, Sr. Evangelist, Digital Video, Adobe Systems Inc.
With the book you hold in your hands, Jeff Foster has created the one indispensble, and definitive, production guide to two of the world's greatest symbiotic tools: After Effects and Photoshop. One has to be an expert in Photoshop to really make After Effects fly, the two programs being joined at their very core. And one also needs a professional understanding of traditional cinematic and animation timing and effects—as well as directing material in 3D space—to fully take advantage of the capabilities of Adobe's most powerful siblings. Jeff has this expertise in spades, and he combines his many years of professional experience with his gift for training and inspiring others in this immensely practical and straightforward book and DVD package. Buy it—from the first project, it will dramatically expand your creative possibilities.
—Jack H. Davis, coauthor, the Photoshop Wow! books, the One-Click Wow! books, and How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography
This book really speaks a motion-designer's language, from the layout to the projects to Jeff's step-by-step style—it all comes together in a book that needs to be on every motion graphic designer's shelf. Well done!
—Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals
The only thing that could add to the awesome power of After Effects and Photoshop on my computer would be a single kick-ass book on how to use both programs together—and this book is it. If you're holding this book in your hands, buy it now! You can thank me later.
—Bob Self, animator/educator
Jeff shares his big bag of tricks and techniques to spark creativity and give animations that extra edge. Covering a mix of technical and design principles, this book will be appreciated by both aspiring and experienced motion graphic designers. —Steve Tiborcz, After Effects Quality Engineering
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