Realize your creative potential with a working knowledge of After Effects 7. Renowned artist and designer, Angie Taylor demonstrates professional workflows and inspires with practical tutorial lessons that help put the theory (and you!) to work. You'll learn from a comprehensive survey of the new interface and features, with illustrated techniques for animation, visual effects and motion graphics. This book contains practice exercises to reinforce essential techniques, and continuous projects challenge you with fantastically creative uses of the application. The companion DVD includes everything you'll need to complete the tutorials as well as an array of bonus plug-ins and demo software. Features of the book include: a comprehensive survey of the new After Effects 7 interface and toolset; illustrated techniques for animation, visual effects and motion graphics; practical tutorial lessons that demonstrate professional workflows; and companion DVD with tutorial media and valuable plug-ins.