On Power To Create, you will learn practical advice and advanced techniques from top experts about their creative workflows. You will also learn how to manage your digital assets and pull all the pieces together with Adobe software. The Power to Create also features interviews with top professionals, a blog, and video episodes.
So, take a journey to learn more about video, photography, motion and fusion!
Infographics are not only informative but also fun! They cover every topic from science to pop-culture (movies are prominent in this category – especially Star Wars– here’s one about how to defend the Death Star).
In maintaining the niche of Filmlinker, here are the best “filmmaking” Infographics (click on each thumbnail for the full picture):
“I want to make…”
Here are 4 great “I want to make…” infographics created by Canal+
The next set of infographics are more in the “technical” side of filmmaking.
First, we have a breakdown of a Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. It dissects Scene 1 from 2:06-21:20. It breaks down the shots, characters, dialogue, etc. – every detail you can think of in a fun, graphical concept.
Next, we have “Inside the DIY Filmmakers Toolkit” by Wistia. The tools of the trade for every low-budget indie filmmaker. From the handheld camera to the wheel chair dolly. All in an interesting artful representation.
Next is “Quick Facts: Editing – by The Art of Guillotine.” This one goes through the “first cut” in the silent film days to the modern day. It describes the different eras and the different editing styles that make up the art that is editing film.
And finally, I’ll end this post with “The History of Film: 2,000 Films, 20 Genres, 100 Years.” This is an interactive look at 100 years of film. Just click on the image and then scroll over the graphic for all the info.
OnOne Software has released Perfect Effects 4 Free that is, obviously, available for free. It is a stripped down version of their image editing software Perfect Effects 4, which is included in onOne Perfect Photo Suite Premium Edition. It runs in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture and as a Standalone. (Note: Please do not install this product if you own the Perfect Photo Suite or the full version of Perfect Effects.)
INSTANTLY CREATE IMAGES WITH IMPACT — FOR FREE
Add a heavy dose of excitement or a subtle amount of elegance to your photos with Perfect Effects 4 Free. Choose from over 70 effects to enhance and stylize your images, including effects to create the popular HDR and vintage looks, textures to add depth and dimension, and borders to add a finishing touch. Instantly add any effect with a single click or combine them to create a look of your own.
Perfect Effects 4 Free can be used as a standalone or directly with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture.
Create images with impact using over 70 professional effects that help you enhance detail, add contrast, evoke moods, and more.
Design a look all your own by combining multiple effects and adjusting the strength of each effect. With the live previews in Perfect Effects 4 Free, you can see what each effect will look like on your photo before applying it. Your creative options are limitless and easy to achieve with the easy-to-use tools in Perfect Effects 4 Free.
Selectively apply any effect to specific parts of your photo with the powerful masking controls in Perfect Effects 4 Free. Use the Masking Brush to apply effects to specific areas and the Masking Bug to quickly create vignettes and graduated filter looks.
NEW! PAINT-IN EFFECTS
With a handy set of Basic Brushes, you can solve some of your most common digital photography problems exactly where you need. Use simple brush strokes to make areas darker, lighter or warmer. Add detail, glow or more color. You can also reveal highlights and recover shadows.
NEW! PERFECT BRUSH
Smoothly apply or remove effects to the specific areas you’re working on without going “outside of the lines.”
Turn on the Perfect Brush when using the Masking Brush or the Paint-in Effect Basic Brushes.
NEW! BLENDING MODES
Blend effects to create amazing and highly stylized looks in Perfect Effects 4 Free. By changing the Blending Modes, you can control the brightness, contrast and color of the image to dramatically alter the appearance. And, by adjusting the opacity, you can control the strength of the effect.
COMBINE IMAGES FOR ENDLESS CREATIVE OPTIONS
In the Layers home module, you’ll find tools designed specifically for photographers to combine the best parts of multiple photos and quickly retouch your images. You’ll easily be able to swap faces or create a balanced exposure. You can also blend images for creative effects, create layouts, build composites, and more. Enjoy all of the benefits and creative power of a layered workflow, even without Adobe Photoshop. Your creative options are endless.
Anyone who’s spent time manipulating perspectives or cheating scale for a movie camera will appreciate the effect achieved here with nothing more than a sheet of paper printed with a cleverly manipulated image.
He’s included the images in this video for you to download and try yourself. Print them on 8.5 X 14. Cut the paper any way you’d like to add more of an effect.
Two years ago, director Ross Ching created a viral hit by showing Los Angeles in a time-lapse video in which every trace of cars and people was removed. That project was such a success that Ching tells us he’s now planning to create an entire series based on the same idea, showing what iconic cities around America would look like if the humans within them suddenly vanished. The first stop in his “Empty America” tour was San Francisco, captured beautifully in the haunting video above.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how the magic was done:
Basically, Ching uses a large number of photos from each scene to create a single Photoshopped photo in which all the moving cars and people have been removed. He then layers this still image on top of his time-lapse video, selectively showing the still in areas where they is human activity and the time-lapse footage in portions where there isn’t.
You can actually detect this trickery in the video if you pay close attention to the shadows in the frame. You can subscribe to the “Empty America” series through this YouTube playlist. It also includes Empty New York and Washington DC.
You’ve heard that most people use less than 10% of their brains? It’s true for your software too: people can often leave the most powerful features in every release untapped while they focus on features they already know. Adobe expert Richard Harrington takes a look at 10 new features in Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 that will unlock the power of new tools that you may not have known even existed. You may already have seen some of them, but Richard will take you deeper as he explores Adobe CS6 Secrets.
VECTOR GRAPHICS WORKFLOWS Play Video Adobe After Effects CS6 offers new workflows for vector graphics. Explore these new features with Rich Harrington, including converting vector files to shape layers so that they are automatically included in AE project files, as well as new 3D extrusion tools.
WARP STABILIZER Play Video Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 has a warp stabilizer tool that you may have heard about, but Rich Harrington takes you deep inside its many subtle options for the best possible results, while also showing you how to take advantage of the Mercury Playback Engine for maximum performance.
CAMERA TRACKING & 3D TEXT EXTRUSION Play Video Adobe After Effects CS6 can apply its new 3D Camera Tracker to extruded 3D Text of course. Rich Harrington will also show you how to use these tools, while also highlighting new 3D features including the new Ray-traced 3D engine and advanced lighting options.
WORKING WITH RAW FILES Play Video Adobe Premiere CS 6 makes it easier than ever to work with RAW files. Rich Harrington walks you through some of the advantages of Premiere’s approach to RAW support, including ARRIRAW and such RED formats as 5K.
THE ADAPTIVE WIDE ANGLE COMMAND Play Video Adobe Photoshop CS6 adds to an existing feature that you may not have even been using called Photomerge. Rich Harrington will show you the new Adaptive Wide Angle command to remove all of the lens and perspective distortion in merged photos. You will also learn how to use these exact techniques with video footage, too.
HOVER SCRUB Play Video Adobe Premiere CS6 provides new browsing — and editing! — features for clips in bins. Rich Harrington will show you to preview the contents of any clip from the Project Panel or Media Browser. You’ll also learn to set in and out points without ever having to load a clip. This means you can edit right from the bin onto the timeline.
3D CAMERA TRACKER Play Video Adobe After Effects CS6 has a camera tracker that can add a new dimension to your compositing. Rich Harrington shows you the best approaches to AE’s new 3D Camera Tracker for a variety of techniques including object placement and completely relighting a scene.
MEDIA MANAGEMENT Play Video Adobe Prelude CS6 offers a variety of new media management features. Rich Harrington will show you the best ways to import footage, set it to automatically copy to a new dimension, and powerful new transcoding options.
PERFORMANCE CACHE Play Video Adobe After Effects CS6 maximizes your system’s performance. Rich Harrington teaches you how to take full advantage of this new capability for faster previews, less re-rendering and, yes, great performance.
Red Giant Software launched the preset-based “looks” market, when it originally released the browser version of Magic Bullet Looks. Visual effects director and software designer Stu Maschwitz overhauled the original product to create a self-contained color correction and “looks creation” interface, where tools were grouped according to how they fit into the flow from in-front of the camera to post. Magic Bullet Looks ships with tools and a number of presets, which can quickly be previewed on an image.
Creative director and motion graphic artist Angie Taylor (@theangietaylor) shows how to use Photoshop and Adobe After Effects for kinetic typography – combining text and motion to express ideas in the form of animation
In this useful and practical tutorial you’ll learn valuable techniques you’ll want to use over and over again in your Photoshop and After Effects work. Please watch the final movie below to see some of the techniques covered. This is an experimental, art project – created in response to the song, That Day by artist, Richard Walker.
In Photoshop you’ll discover how to use the often-overlooked but powerful Variables feature to automatically enter text into type layers from a regular text file.
In After Effects you’ll use markers to create visual reference points that make animation easier, add nulls to group words together into sentences so they can be animated easily as groups, use text presets to create per-character animation and add expressions to create flickering light effects. I’ll also show you how to control the new Light Falloff properties to help control 3D shadows.
Variables are an overlooked feature of Photoshop but are very useful if you design text for on-screen graphics. We’ll use variables to automatically import text from a document into individual Photoshop layers, saving you tons of time – not to mention typing. Open 01_Variables_Start.psd and go to Image>Variables>Define.
2. Setting up Text Replacement
In the dialog box, click the Text Replacement checkbox and you’ll see the Name field populate with the text – TextVariable1. Basically, we are assigning a code to each layer that we can use to refer to variable data in a text document. Bear with me; you’ll understand why soon!
3. Assigning names to layers
Click on the Right arrow, next to the Layer drop-down menu to advance to the next layer, that’s named Text 02. Click on the Text Replacement checkbox again. The Name field will populate with the text – TextVariable2. Repeat this process till all 11 layers are matched to equivalent names.
4. Importing data from text files
Click on the Next button to open the Data Sets. Click the Load button and then the Select File button in the Import Data Set dialog. Select the Lyrics.txt file from Angie_Taylor_Kinetic_Typography folder then click OK. A list appears at the bottom with corresponding names, values and layers.
5. Applying data sets
Click Apply and then OK. In the Layers panel the text is updated with the text from the file. Imagine how much easier this makes life when working with lots of layers in multiple documents. Simply edit the text file and update the data set to automatically update the layers.
6. Preparing files for After Effects
Plan the style the layout in Photoshop. Use title-safe guides to help layout the text and the Type Tool Presets menu to quickly format it with font styles. In the Layers panel organise the words into sentences within LayerGroups for each section of the song. This will save time in After Effects.
After Effects steps
7. Understanding project structure
Open Angie_Taylor_Kinetic_Typography.aep – 01_Main Setup_start comp. The Photoshop file has been imported into an After Effects project. Layer Groups appear as nested comps within the main composition. An audio file containing the soundtrack has been added to the comp. An animated background comp has been created using a combination of effects.
8. Add markers in time with the audio
Select That Day.mp3 and double-hit the L key to open up the audio Waveform. This will help guide you as you follow the next few steps. RAM preview the comp and while listening to the audio, hit the * key (Shift+8) to add markers at the beginning of each sentence spoken.
9. Adding lyrics to Comments field
Double-click each of the markers one by one to edit them. Type or paste the song lyrics into the Comment field and then click OK. The comments will appear on the layer as a visual reference to help you navigate the timeline. Use the J and K keys to jump between markers.
10. Trimming layers
Each layer from the Photoshop file should begin at the corresponding marker. Jump to the first marker by hitting K. Select the 01_June 1st layer and hit Alt+[ to trim the In point. Jump to next marker then hit Alt+] to trim the Out point. Repeat to trim other layers accordingly.
11. Moving Layers
Double-click 10_So often layer to open the nested comp. Jump to the first marker on the That Day.mp3 layer by selecting it then hitting the K key. Select the But layer and click [ to move it’s In point to the time-marker. Repeat this for the other layers so that each begins on the subsequent markers.
12. Using nulls and parenting to create groups
Go to Layer>New>Null Object to add a Null layer. Select all the Photoshop Layers and then choose Null 1 as their parent from the Parent drop-down menus. This gives us one single set of controls for animating the group of words while retaining their individual animations.
13. Animating the Null
Move to 30:10. Select Null 1 then hit Alt+A to add a keyframe for the Anchor Point property and simultaneously expose it. Move to 31:11 and scrub the Anchor Point X value till you see the word Not in the centre of the screen. This will automatically add a new keyframe. RAM preview.
14. Adjusting Motion Blur
Open 02_Things that are Transient comp from 01_Main Setup_Start comp. Here, Scale, Rotation and Anchor Point have been keyframed to create a complex animation. Notice at 09:04 the motion blur is not detailed enough. Go to Composition>Composition Settings and click on the Advanced tab. Increase Shutter Angle to 200 and Adaptive Sample Limit to 64.
15. Making Photoshop text editable
Double-click 05_When I went out comp. Notice the text from the Photoshop file appears here as a rendered layer. To convert the Photoshop layer to editable text, select it then go to Layer>Convert to Editable Text. Open the layer to see the Text property group is now available.
16. Applying animation presets
Presets can automatically animate the text on a per word basis. In the Effects & Presets panel, type Blur By Word to isolate the preset. With the Time-marker at 14:10, drag it onto the text layer. Hit U to reveal the keyframes. Drag the last keyframe to 17:04. RAM preview.
17. Adding lighting
From the Project panel, open 04a_Here_to_stay_Start comp – RAM preview. Switch on Ambience layer – it darkens the scene by reducing the ambient light to 20%. Switch on Point Light layer and notice shadows being cast. Double-click Point Light to open Light Settings. Change the Falloff Menu to Smooth – notice the light beam has a hard edge. Click OK.
18. Adjusting light falloff and shadows
In the timeline, change the Falloff Distance to 300, this softens the edge as the light gradually fades. Change the Radius to 800 to widen the ‘beam’ projected by the light. Change the Shadow Darkness to 80% and the Shadow Diffusion to 30 for softer, subtle shadows. RAM Preview.
19. Animating the Light with Expressions
To make the light flicker, select the Intensity property of the Point Light layer by clicking on its name in the Timeline. Go to the Animation menu and choose Add Expression. An expression is added to the selected property and a text field appears beside the property in the timeline.
20. The Wiggle expression
The Expression reads: lightOption.intensity Edit the expression text so that it reads: wiggle(10,50) Hit Enter (Not Return!) then RAM Preview to see the light flashing on and off. You can adjust the frequency by changing the first value in the parentheses. Adjust the amplitude by changing the second value.
So there you have it, some valuable tips and tricks that I find useful when creating kinetic typography animation. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and find these techniques useful – happy keyframing!
Extend your knowledge
If you’d like to learn more techniques like these check out Angie’s video workshop. This comprehensive course includes over seven hours of video tutorials and covers other techniques used in the final video:
Adobe has revealed the details for the new Production Premium CS6 lineup- including: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Prelude (new), SpeedGrade(new), Story, Adobe Media Encoder (for Video), and Encore…
Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium software offers a sleek, fresh editing environment in Adobe Premiere® Pro; 3D tracking and extruded text and shapes in Adobe After Effects®; new Content-Aware tools in Adobe Photoshop® Extended; and faster editing in Adobe Audition®. New additions are Adobe Prelude™ for logging and ingest and Adobe SpeedGrade™ for color grading and finishing.
See more of your video and less clutter thanks to an efficient, highly intuitive interface featuring customizable Project panel views, transport controls, an Audio Meter panel, and track headers. Play clips directly in the Media Browser.
Global Performance Cache in After Effects
Create more in less time. After Effects intelligently optimizes and preserves your previews by taking full advantage of the 64-bit power in your computer’s hardware. Now you can beat deadlines instead of waiting for frame updates.
SpeedGrade for crafting the perfect look
Manipulate light and color. Broad format support includes RAW, HDR, and stereoscopic. Apply precise HDR grades to source, or import sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro for more in-depth color grading.
New creative tools in After Effects
Extrude fully ray-traced text and shapes natively while adding reflections, environment maps, and more. Track elements in 3D space with depth of field, shadows, and reflections and apply 3D track points to 2D footage with the 3D Camera Tracker.
Logging and ingest in Prelude
Help ensure your media is tagged with the right information and is easy to find, allowing more efficient post-production workflows and improved lifecycle management of your footage. Adobe Prelude can be used on its own and as an extensible platform that can be customized for virtually any file-based workflow.
Dramatically enhanced editing environment
Edit more fluidly with a streamlined user interface, dynamic timeline trimming, and uninterrupted playback in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, the hub of your post-production workflow. New enhancements include support for MacBook Pro OpenCL GPUs, NVIDIA® Maximus™ configurations, and better integration with I/O hardware.
Our mission is to help people to earn and to learn, online. We operate marketplaces where hundreds of thousands of people buy and sell digital goods every day, and a network of educational blogs where millions learn creative skills. The Envato Marketplaces allow anyone to buy or sell digital goods like WordPress themes, background music, After Effects project files, Flash templates and much more. The marketplaces are home to a thriving community of over 500,000 users, authors and buyers and every day hundreds of new files are added.
Working from home as a freelancer can be very isolating. That’s why we created FreelanceSwitch, a forums, blog, podcast, job board and directory where freelancers can share advice, chat, find work and be a part of a larger freelance community. The site has won blogging awards, been featured in numerous places and is the leading blog on freelancing.
Computers have quickly become the focus of much of our time, so it makes sense to try to get the most out of them. The AppStorm network of blogs reviews, rounds up, and writes up apps for platforms like Mac OSX, the iPhone, iPad and the web.
Creattica is a gallery of inspirational design work of all varieties from 3d to advertising, business cards to web design and of course our most popular category – logos! Submissions come from our community of creatives and are hand picked for showcasing on the gallery to ensure only the finest work is on display.
When a few staff at Envato decided to write up a book on freelancing we decided to turn it into a whole series of books and publish them ourselves. Rockable Press is our fledgling online publishing brand and sells books, minibooks and reports.
Envato is a startup based out of Australia with people around the world and sites serving pages every second. We started in a living room in 2006 and have been steadily working to build our company into a world-class contender. Our background is creative, we love open source, we believe that work is about way more than just making money, and we’re totally committed to making products that are awesome!
If you like free software, you might want to head over to the DAZ 3D website this month, while the company is giving away downloads of its Poser competitor DAZ Studio 4 Pro, the venerable 3D landscaping software Bryce 7 Pro, 3D modeling software Hexagon 2.5, and 3D Photoshop Bridge. Seasoned 3D pros won’t be turning away from Maya and 3ds Max in favor of the basic toolsets offered by DAZ, but entry-level users getting their feet wet in 3D may find something they like. Anyway, did I mention that it’s all free?
What is DAZ FREE 3D Software?
The DAZ FREE 3D Software promotion is three award-winning 3D software products now available for the first time ever for free; this 3D software suite has a combined retail value of over $800!
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Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard. Originally created by Eric Wenger, Kai Krause and Phil Clevenger.
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Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create detailed 3D models ready for final render. Packed with features such as; DAZ Studio Bridge, sculpted primitives, freehand modeling brushes, micro-displacement modeling tools, comprehensive UV-mapping modules, advanced 3D paint, and instant ambient occlusion. Hexagon provides you with all the options of expensive competitor software, but at an affordable price.
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People of all skill levels and all walks of life use DAZ Studio for a variety of reasons. People with backgrounds as diverse as air-traffic controllers to stay at home moms create amazing art and animation using DAZ Studio.
In this mini series, Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost walks you through new features, workflows and enhancements in the latest release of Lightroom 4 beta and how it works with DSLR video and photography. Click here to see the video…
In this post we’ve rounded up 10 of the best websites for getting ideas and inspiration for your next project. Highlighting the best in video editing, production and broadcast design, these sites are constantly being updated with the most interesting work in the industry.
For those interested in broadcast design and motion graphics, this is a must bookmark site. Tons of CGI based commercials and demo reels, as well as music videos and experimental shorts. Showcasing some of the best work being done today, MotionGraphics.nu is a curated collection of interesting and high-quality videos.
Like MotionGraphics.nu, Motionspire showcases top work in communication design and graphics. One of the highlights of this site is it’s simple layout and easy search functionality. Find videos in popular categories (stop motion, typography and visual effects to name a few) or dig back in the archives to find past favorites. Motionspire is updated often and like the name implies, it’s a great source of motion graphics inspiration!
With the vast amount of videos uploaded each day online, finding the best videos can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. “Devour sifts out the best videos and posts the well-curated collection every weekday,” from across the web. From rising YouTube stars, quirky music videos and hilarious commercials, Devour serves up interesting content that’s great for video production and editing inspiration. You can also follow Devour on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest.
For those serious about getting the latest ideas and creative inspiration there’s Shots.net. Shots highlights cutting edge television commercials and online video campaigns, as well as provides in-depth behind the scenes coverage of commercial production and director interviews. Geared toward ad agencies, Shots is a subscription-based service that includes full access to the site as well as DVDs and magazines. With over 6,000 archived commercial spots, find out who directed, shot and cut some of the world’s most cutting edge commercials.
Creativity Online highlights the very best of advertising, marketing and entertainment. From television commercials to viral videos and online interactive projects, the site showcases the most creative projects happening today, and the behind-the-scenes production work. Creativity Online is more than just a gallery of work…interviews and industry news keep readers abreast of the latest developments. See what some of the best and brightest are creating!
Although the site features the best advertisements across many platforms (online, print, outdoor) the highlight here is the television adverts. Updated weekly, the site features unique commercials and provides full credits for each of the productions (director, producer, agency and more). Get editing and graphic design inspiration, and stay abreast of some of the most interesting ads to hit the market.
Popular site, The Cool Hunter, showcases what’s “cool, thoughtful, innovative and original” in both culture and design. Among the topics covered on the site is “advertising” and the videos featured on the site definitely live up to that. Check out trendy television commercials and unique viral videos…great for getting creative ideas for your video projects.
Motionographer serves up a daily dose of inspiration with their featured videos and commercials, as well as stories highlighting the most talented designers and firms in the business. Learn about the creative process behind innovative projects, including full credits and in some cases a list of software and equipment used in the production and post. Sign up for their daily digest and get the newest content delivered for free regularly!
MotionServed.com is a collection of high quality motion graphics projects, part of the Behance Creative Network. Curated and updated often, Motion Graphics Served dishes out the best in animation, CGI and digital animation. Music videos, title sequences and broadcast commercials make up the majority of the work showcased. While you’re on the site, check out the Job Board to learn about current industry-related job openings around the world.
Most video professionals are familiar with Vimeo, but we’d be remiss to exclude it from our list of sites for motion graphics and video editing inspiration. With most of the content on the site available in HD, Vimeo highlights some of the best work being done in independent film and video production. Vimeo staff curate the “videos we like” feature on the site’s homepage…an always interesting selection of unique videos, perfect for gaining ideas and inspiration.
These subtle details from some of the director’s iconic filmic sequences were culled from Gustav Mantel’s “gallery of living movie stills.” The best filmic sequences are often the most simple. Gustaf Mantel clearly shares the love for the work of Stanley Kubrick and has immortalised some classic moments in the high-brow format of an animated gif.
Take your time, some of the loops are almost imperceptible, the beauty laying in the subtlety of it all.
We are proud to announce that mFlare is now available for Motion 5, Motion 4, FCPX, FinalCutPro7 & Photoshop CS4/CS5 ! Yes, I know, I said that mFlare will be Motion 5 and FCPX only. But aren’t you happy? Wow, what an upgrade! Did I say “upgrade”? Yes, it’s version 1.2 and it’s available for free for all current users and the price stays the same for all new users.
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Sometimes an original design can be inspired by the brush itself used to create effects or graphics, but no designer has the time to thumb through thousands of brushes that all seem to look alike in some way or another before finding that perfect, uniquely designed brush. This is where creating your own list of favorites comes in handy. Every time you come across a Photoshop brush or pattern that gets your creative wheels turning, bookmark it for later use. This is the purpose of this post: to provide designers with several interesting Photoshop brushes that you don’t see everyday. The following roundup includes everything from skin brush textures to marble brushes to simply some very original light effect brushes. The greatest part of the following collection? All of the brushes included are free!
(This is an update to a post I had earlier this summer here.)
Check out this video from VFXHaiku.com which goes over how to make a cinemagraph using Photoshop and After Effects. Cinemagraphs are gifs, a hybrid of photographs and videos created by photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. Check out their work here and then watch the video below to see how you can recreate it. (via NoFilmSchool.com)
It’s not quite a video | A Cinemagraph | It’s not quite a Photograph
In this tutorial we take a look at how to make a Cinemagraph with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Cinemagraphs, a term coined by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg are not quite photographs, and not quite video. They straddle a line somewhere in between.
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