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Adobe After Effects 4.0

After Effects is Adobe's special effects and compositing program. It is a very popular program used in Hollywood and within broadcast studios worldwide. Just as in Premiere, one of the interaction design challenges moving from version 3.x to v4.x was to redesign the workflow to cut down on the numberous overlapping windows that hampered productivity. However, the same dual window approach would not work for After Effects. Here, the solution was to use 'tabbed windows'. Rather than having several windows of the same type open, you can now have just one main window of each type open, then quickly tab to the others. These windows can be pulled apart or opened independently when the need to compare content arises.

Just as in Premiere, the other big goal was to update the look and feel of After Effects to match other Adobe Products such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Windows, palettes and icons were redesigned, and keyboard shortcuts were changed where possible to match standard Adobe functionality in the other applications.

(Screenshot shown below)

After Effects Screenshot

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