Meyer's Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects excerpted on ProSoundWeb
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If you are using CS4, then check out the previous version, 4th Edition for CS3, and then download the free PDF from our website to upgrade it to CS4: crishdesign.com/books/Creating-Motion-Graphics/index.html)
If you are new to After Effects, you might prefer to start with our other book, After Effects Apprentice, which is designed as a step-by-step workbook (12 Lessons) to get you up to speed quickly on all the core techniques and major features. The 2nd Edition is for CS4, but if you are using CS5, there's a PDF on our website that points out the very minor differences you'll encounter: crishdesign.com/books/After-Effects-Apprentice/index.html
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