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Free After Effects CS5.5 Tutorials from

Recently, After Effects CS5.5 was released with a bunch of new features you’ll want to know more about. has commissioned After Effects whiz Mark Christiansen to create helpful tutorials describing these features. Here, you’ll find two free sample movies that will help you learn about the Warp Stabilizer and creating lens blur with the After Effects camera. The course delves into most of the main features of After Effects CS5.5 including Light Falloff, Stereoscopic 3D, and workflow improvements.

In this blog, I’ve provided links to the videos and some related links below each one.


Performing a basic stabilization with the Warp Stabilizer
Help: Stabilize Motion (CS5.5)
Adobe TV: Warp Stabilizer Instant Gratification

Creating lens blur with the After Effects camera
Help: Camera Settings
Adobe TV: 3D Camera Depth of Field Parameters

Thanks to Mark and for creating the tutorials. Here is a link to all the tutorials and the courseware: After Effects CS5.5 New Features. Enjoy!Share on Facebook

Free Sample Video Tutorials from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Learn by Video

Thanks to the kind folks at Peachpit Press and Video2Brain, new video tutorial samples are now available for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Learn By Video. Hosted by Maxim Jago and Jan Ozer, these are high quality tutorials that are designed to help you get started with learning Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. Included is over 15 hours of video training. The book and the DVD provide an overview of Premiere Pro so that beginners can more easily move to the intermediate level.

Here’s a list of the free sample videos (in bold), with links to pages in Premiere Pro Help and related documents and videos for more details on each topic.

Welcome to Premiere Pro

Overview of the Premiere Pro Interface
Help: User Interface

Get Editing
Help: Editing Sequences and Clips
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Creating Cuts-Only Vides in Adobe Premiere Pro
Help: Basic Workflow
Help: Create a Project
Video2Brain, Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Starting up and Creating a Project
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Getting to Know Your Workspace

Track Patching
Help: Work with Tracks
Help: Targeting Tracks

3-Point Edits
Help: Make Three-point and Four-point Edits
Help: Set or Remove Sequence In and Out Points
Help: Adding Clips to Sequences

Interpreting and Replacing Footage
Help: Modifying Clip Properties with Interpret Footage
Help: Replace the Source Footage for a Clip

Adding Motion to Clips
Help: Effects
Help: Motion: Position, Scale, and Rotate a Clip

Creating and Editing Titles
Help: Create New Titles
Help: Titling and the Titler

Exposure and Color Correction
Help: Color Correction and Adjustment
Help: Set Up a Color Correction Workspace
Help: Color Correction Effects
Help: Apply the Color Correction Effects
Help: Adjust Color Balance and Saturation
AdobeTV: Correcting Color
AdobeTV: Basic Use of the 3-Way Color Corrector

Leave Color and Change to Color Effects
Help: Leave Color Effect
Creative Cow: How to Use the Leave Color Effect
Help: Change to Color Effect

Introduction to Compositing
Help: Compositing, Alpha Channels, and Adjusting Clip Opacity
Help: Track Matte Key Effect
Premiere Pro Work Area Blog: Exporting Video with an Alpha Channel (Transparency)

Creating Slideshows and Using Greenscreen
Help: Adding Clips to a Sequence Automatically
Help: Chromakey with the Ultra Key Effect
Help: Keying Effects

Combining Layers via Blending
Help: Blending Modes
Creative Cow: Blending Modes

Nesting Sequences
Help: Nest Sequences
Video2Brain, Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Nesting, Auto-Nesting, and Working with Nested Sequences

Encore: Checking Your Project
Help: Testing Encore Projects

(Note: The size of the image in these free sample movies is much smaller than that of the full version on the DVD, so the text in some UI items in the free sample videos is sometimes hard to read. Also, the free sample videos don’t include the source files that are included with the DVD, so you’ll need to use your own assets to follow along.)Share on Facebook