today introduced “After Effects CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics,” that shows how to take After Effects to the next level. Instructor Chad Perkins teaches techniques for bringing photos to life with displacement, crafting fire and water effects with Fractal Noise, mastering masks, using the ‘other’ puppet tools, creating a lightsaber fight, running the gamut of expressions, and taking advantage of advanced 3D options. Chad shares his best tips and tricks for mastering After Effects CS3 Professional, and takes viewers through each of the program’s advanced features. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.