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Video Time Stretching In After Effects CS3

Part 9 of our excerpts from's The After Effects CS3 Professional Essential Training Course By Chad Perkins

From creating simple animation to integrating Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash files, After Effects CS3 Professional Essential Training from explores the possibilities available using the motion graphics and animation features in After Effects.

Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins teaches the fundamentals of managing the timeline, working with 3D layers, creating projects for iPods and mobile devices, and more.

Using numerous hands-on visual effects and motion graphics exercises, he teaches the skills necessary for mastering After Effects tools and workflow processes.

In our ninth and last segment from the After Effects CS3 Essential Training series Chad demonstrates how video sequences can be shortened or lengthened using Time Stretching in Adobe After Effects CS3.




Time Stretching Video Sequences in Adobe's After Effects CS3

Time Stretching Video Sequences in Adobe's After Effects CS3

If you would like to see all nine parts of this series, they are listed here below:

  1. All About After Effects CS3 Compositions & Assets
  2. Using The After Effects CS3 Composition Panel
  3. Using Layer & Composition Markers In After Effects CS3
  4. Formatting Text In After Effects CS3
  5. Animating Text In After Effects CS3
  6. Using Text Presets In After Effects CS3
  7. Trimming and Video Editing In After Effects CS3
  8. Performing A Video Slip Edit In After Effects CS3
  9. Video Time Stretching In After Effects CS3

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Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Certified Expert in Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. He was also one of the first in the world to become certified in Encore DVD. He is an Adobe Certified Video Specialist and Certified Print Specialist, and is CompTIA CTT+ certified. He's also done prepress work with The Wall Street Journal and produced art for Warner Bros., Paramount, and more.

Chad owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photorealistic renders from AutoCAD drawings. He's also developing an effects studio called Wedgekase Animation.

Chad puts out a video podcast with his brother, Todd, called All Things Adobe. Check out for details. The Perkins brothers also play together in the punk band Wedgekase. For questions about Chad's training titles, email him at [email protected].


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