2nd Edition

The After Effects Illusionist All the Effects in One Complete Guide

By Chad Perkins Copyright 2013
    704 Pages
    by Routledge

    700 Pages
    by Routledge

    Harness the full power of After Effects by mastering its native plug-in effects. Author Chad Perkins breaks down the creation and application of each native plug-in effect available in the After Effects toolset. He also shows you how each can be used optimally in your own media project, when and why it makes sense to use each, and how to "break the rules" by using effects in unconventional ways.

    Completely updated for CS6 and revised to include coverage of Keylight and the Cycore effects, you will learn every effect from color correction to distortion to simulation and all in between, putting the full power of After Effects in your hands. Included is instruction for using, among others:

    • The 3D Camera Tracker
    • The Cycore effects
    • Matte tools, including Keylight and Refine Matte
    • Color correction tools
    • A wide array of pattern generating tools

    The downloadable resources include project files, allowing you work hand-in-hand with the lessons contained in the book.

    Customers who buy an electronic version of the book can contact Peter Linsley ([email protected]) with their receipt and Focal Press will grant access to the companion files.

    Introduction; 3D Channel Effects; Audio Effects; Blur and Sharpen Effects; Channel Effects; Color Correction Effects; Distort Effects; Expression Controls Effects; Generate Effects; Keying Effects; Matte Effects; Noise and Grain Effects; Paint Effects; Perspective Effects; Simulation Effects; Stylize Effects; Text Effects; Time Effects; Transition Effects; Utility Effects; Conclusion; CD-ROM Chapters: Using Multiple Effects Together; Enhancing Illusion with Maps; Where Do I Go From Here?


    Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere, and was one of the first in the world to be a Certified Expert in Adobe Encore DVD. Chad also owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photo-realistic renders from AutoCAD drawings and blueprints. Chad served for over two years as the Digital 3D and Animation Specialist at a leading lenticular art creation facility in Southern California, where he produced finished art for Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Disney, among others. True to his passion for movies and animation, Chad is currently directing and producing an all-CGI short film.