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Trial or alternative for Adobe After Effects?

 


Nataly  (C 41225)

Aug 2, 2012, 1:21 AM
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Hi guys,

I did a search and didn't come up with an answer... Can anyone tell me where to get a trial version of After Effects?

Alternatively, can anyone suggest another software for manipulating images?

Thanks in advance Smile


mccordia  (D 94775)

Aug 2, 2012, 4:29 AM
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http://www.adobe.com


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Aug 2, 2012, 5:48 AM
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After effects is a program to alter video and add items into video frames or to create new motion effects. If you are looking to work with still imaes PhotoShop is a better option.

After Effects has a pretty steep learning curve for people starting out.

What are you trying to do exactly?


snwbdr94  (B License)

Aug 2, 2012, 6:03 AM
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For photo manipulation if you don't want to go with photoshop for some reason, there are a couple other alternatives;

http://www.gimp.org
http://www.corel.com/...ab1&LID=59882802

Gimp is free and Paint Shop Pro is a cheaper alternative to photoshop. I can't vouch for either as I haven't used either in the past 10 years.


(This post was edited by snwbdr94 on Aug 2, 2012, 6:05 AM)


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Aug 2, 2012, 4:34 PM
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try Adobe Lightroom. does great things and I think you'll like it


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Aug 3, 2012, 12:13 AM
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motion images or still images?


Nataly  (C 41225)

Aug 3, 2012, 2:45 AM
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It's not for me - our intern is a student in graphic design and she would like to do stuff to images... Apparently there's something in After Effects she knows about but she doesn't have the software. She is a poor student, so cannot afford to buy it.


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Aug 3, 2012, 9:02 PM
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The question still is, are they motion images or still images?
AE is very cheap for students. Adobe has terrific purchase programs for students.
The trial will allow you to work for 30 days without purchase, and IIRC, the student price for AE is around 300.00


PharmerPhil  (D 23899)

Aug 4, 2012, 3:17 AM
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We just bought the whole Adobe Production CS6 suite (including After Effects, Premiere, Encore, Photoshop, etc.) Student/Teacher edition for $380. I think even B&H lists the suite for $400.


Nataly  (C 41225)

Aug 4, 2012, 11:53 PM
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In reply to:
The question still is, are they motion images or still images?
AE is very cheap for students. Adobe has terrific purchase programs for students.
The trial will allow you to work for 30 days without purchase, and IIRC, the student price for AE is around 300.00

On what planet is 300.00 not a lot of money?!! LaughLaugh She is not doing a paid internship and my guess is she doesn't want to invest in the entire software just for us if she has access to it during the regular schoolyear...

I think she is working on stills - not sure.


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Aug 5, 2012, 2:19 AM
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Stills in AE would be really, really silly, IMO.
Photoshop has almost everything that AE offers, and a whole lot that AE doesn't.
Even consumer Photoshop is likely more appropriate.
Then as mentioned, there are many free photo editors.
GIMP is great.

For very high end software normally costing 6 times as much, 300.00 for an Adobe suite is nothing. She can rent AE or Pshop on Adobe's cloud site...


Nataly  (C 41225)

Aug 5, 2012, 5:44 AM
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I don't really know what she needed it for - she just wanted to replicate something she had done before in AE.

And it doesn't matter at all how relatively "cheap" it may be - when you don't have $300, you don't have $300. Tongue


(This post was edited by Nataly on Aug 5, 2012, 5:45 AM)











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