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Need some book recommendations

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kitki83, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    #1
    Hello,

    I am looking to refresh and gain some new skills. I am trying to find simple quick read books I can request from my library. My problem is I cannot find reputable books with high ratings in Amazon.
    Subjects I am looking for are:

    Color Theory

    After Effects (I remember in college there was a book that was the best:
    Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential and Advanced Techniques, 4th Edition
    by Chris and Trish Meyer (Author))

    Premier (Something to understand the basics)


    Has anyone read The Dam Book?
     
  2. macrumors member

    #2
    I haven't read it, but I've heard that the Dam book is a colossal waste of time...not sure myself, though.

    I'm also not sure what books are out there for AE or Premiere (what a help I am!) but surely Lynda might not be of more use for program-specific help, compared to more general topics like colour theory, etc?
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3
    I'm a big fan of Lynda myself over books for learning specific programs, but that's because I learn visually, and when presented with an instructional book, I fall asleep (hah).

    Sorry I wasn't much help either. But for specific programs like After Effects, I believe Adobe hosts the lynda videos for free on their adobe TV channel.

    http://tv.adobe.com/#pd+After Effects
     

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