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Kerem
01-16-2010, 10:30 PM
Hello friends,

Hope it's ok to give links here from amazon.com. I couldn't decide between those two books;

After Effects Apprentice, Second Edition (http://www.amazon.com/After-Effects-Apprentice-Second-Chris/dp/0240811364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263678329&sr=1-1)

and

The After Effects Illusionist: All the Effects in One Complete Guide (http://www.amazon.com/After-Effects-Illusionist-Complete-Guide/dp/0240811453/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263678329&sr=1-2)

Both are had great critiques but I can purchase only one. Hoping that some of you had those and recommend any one of them.

Thanks in advance friends
K.

ToddKopriva
01-16-2010, 11:01 PM
There's no contest. Chris and Trish Meyer's books are the gold standard. (It's hard for me to admit that, since they do my job so much better than I do.)

You can check out some free excerpts from the Apprentice book that I link to from After Effects Help (http://community.adobe.com/help/search.html?q=apprentice&hl=en_US&lr=en_US&l=aftereffects_product_adobelr&requiredfields=book:Using%2520After%2520Effects%2520CS4&self=1&filter=0).

Here's a blog entry that links to their more advanced book (http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2008/10/trish-and-chris-meyers-books-e-1.html), too.

Aleque
01-16-2010, 11:08 PM
Nice topic

Can anyone recommend a book, that has some awesome workflow tips in it? I am a begginer of AE, and I am still familiarizing my self with the interface with the ambition of combining my Flash skills with AE. Any suggestion is welcome.

Kerem
01-17-2010, 12:28 AM
Nice topic

Can anyone recommend a book, that has some awesome workflow tips in it? I am a begginer of AE, and I am still familiarizing my self with the interface with the ambition of combining my Flash skills with AE. Any suggestion is welcome.

Hello Alex,

Searched the Amazon and found this one: Flash + After Effects (http://www.amazon.com/Flash-After-Effects-Chris-Jackson/dp/0240810317/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263687896&sr=8-2)

It got good critiques. Looks like a good book.

Kerem
01-17-2010, 12:29 AM
There's no contest. Chris and Trish Meyer's books are the gold standard. (It's hard for me to admit that, since they do my job so much better than I do.)

You can check out some free excerpts from the Apprentice book that I link to from After Effects Help (http://community.adobe.com/help/search.html?q=apprentice&hl=en_US&lr=en_US&l=aftereffects_product_adobelr&requiredfields=book:Using%2520After%2520Effects%2520CS4&self=1&filter=0).

Here's a blog entry that links to their more advanced book (http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2008/10/trish-and-chris-meyers-books-e-1.html), too.

Dear Todd - of course there's no contest. I'm currently only able to afford one AFX book and both got great comments and they both look great books so I'm undecided :(

DSW
01-17-2010, 02:41 AM
Dear Todd - of course there's no contest. I'm currently only able to afford one AFX book and both got great comments and they both look great books so I'm undecided :(

Read above "There's no contest" that ToddKopriva wrote in post #2 - it says Apprentice by a mile. THAT'S the book he is recommending to you - not both. :)

Aleque
01-17-2010, 07:58 AM
Hello Alex,

Searched the Amazon and found this one: Flash + After Effects (http://www.amazon.com/Flash-After-Effects-Chris-Jackson/dp/0240810317/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263687896&sr=8-2)

It got good critiques. Looks like a good book.

Thanks :) I will look into it.

Kerem
01-17-2010, 08:59 PM
Read above "There's no contest" that ToddKopriva wrote in post #2 - it says Apprentice by a mile. THAT'S the book he is recommending to you - not both. :)

Oh thank you for clearing this up! :thumbsup:

After Effects Apprentice, Second Edition (Paperback) ~ Chris and Trish Meyer

Checked some of the pages on Amazon. Looks very good...

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