After Effects 5 for Macintosh and Windows: VQSAfter Effects is Adobe's remarkably powerful motion graphics and visual effects software. It's used by film and video producers who want to add visual effects to their films, as well as Web designers who want to add motion to their typography and design work. Version 5.0 now offers exciting new features, such as 3D compositing, hierarchical layering, 16-bit color channel capability, and powerful new animation and masking enhancements. After Effects 5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide uses practical, task-based, visually formatted lessons to lead intermediate-to-advanced users through the After Effects interface and work environment, then moves on to explain how to import and manage footage, create compositions, view and edit layers, create masks, apply effects, and much more. The Visual QuickPro Guide approach emphasizes step-by-step instructions and concise explanations.