Build Your Own Masterpiece, Free Tutorials!

February 27, 2014

by Artbeats.com

Creative Resource

Artbeats recruits top experts in the design industry to create these educational video tutorials for you. Whether you’re a novice wanting step-by-step instruction, or a veteran just looking to expand your creative possibilities, Artbeats video tutorials will help you build your own masterpiece using stock footage. Be sure to check back often for new videos.

Frosty_windowsoftware: After Effectslength: 21:33

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Frosty Window

by John Dickinson (motionworks.net)

Inspired by the animated movie “Frozen”, John Dickinson of motionworks shows how he combined an Artbeats stock footage clip using only the default Adobe After Effects tools, to create a realistic frosty window effect.

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Driving_plates_tutorialsoftware: Adobe Premiere Prolength: 29:55

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Driving Plates Tutorial

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

This tutorial takes you from the hustle and bustle of the city to the calm and empty desert in a few easy steps with the help of Premiere Pro and a couple Artbeats clips. Move from one place to another with just the flip of a switch.

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Soft_matte_tutorialsoftware: After Effectslength: 09:55

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Refine Soft Matte Effect

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Adding titles to live video by using the Soft Refine Matte effect to isolate fine edges such as hair or vegetation. Using this effect will allow you to integrate graphics inside natural scene and create an impressive title design at no time with very little effort.

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Camera_tracking_in_ae_and_c4dsoftware: After Effects, Cinema 4Dlength: 18:05

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Camera Tracking In AE and C4D

by Chris Martin (www.freefxtutorials.com)

In this tutorial we will motion track our footage using After Effects CC’s powerful new camera tracker to get a 3D solution. After that, using the new integration between AE and C4D we will locate a 3D origin point in AE to be used in C4D and export. In Cinema we will attach our 3D ship, add lights, materials, and animate. Lastly, we will send back to AE for compositing and final render.

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Aec4dlite_tutorialsoftware: After Effects, Cinema 4Dlength: 34:49

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After Effects & Cinema 4D integration

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Execute 3D Camera Track in After Effects with an emphasis on the new features of that effect. Then transfer the 3D Camera solve to Cinema 4D scene, adding three-dimensional elements, add 3D passes such as object buffer and shadows. Explore the workflow between the two applications to take advantage of the capabilities of the new CINEWARE effect in After Effects CC.

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Keyer_as_masksoftware: Final Cut Pro Xlength: 13:32

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Keyer As Shape Mask

by Ben Balser (www.bbalser.com)

Using a keyed green screen layer can be use as the animated mask source for other layers. This tutorial shows how the basic mechanics work, as well as combining it with other compositing techniques for a variety of effects. Examples include achieving ghosting effects and a Bond style opening effect.

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Video-in-text-on-videosoftware: Final Cut Pro Xlength: 08:29

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Video-In-Text-On-Video

by Ben Balser (www.bbalser.com)

This tutorial explains how to composite a video or graphics clip to show inside of text, and that composite on top of an other separate video. All while maintaining each of the two composite operations separate from each other. It also shows how to use filters and reverse timing to effect titles and graphics in Final Cut Pro X.

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Flame_wipesoftware: Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5length: 09:30

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Flame Wipe Transition

by Ben Balser (www.bbalser.com)

This tutorial explains how to create a custom wipe transition using a video clip and animated mask shapes. Specifically using a flaming video to burn a wipe transition from one clip to the next. Both supplied and manually created animated mask shapes are explained, as well as the details of Motion’s shape mask controls.

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Sunset_modelsoftware: After Effects + 3rd party plug-inslength: 19:37

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Sunset Model

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Eran creates a teaser for an upcoming reality show using footage from the Rubberball, Glamour Key and Aqua Geo Graphic libraries on artbeats.com. He has incorporated plug ins from Mettle, GenArts and Red Giant Software, with some tricks in After Effects, to create this fun, fresh piece.

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Breakout_coffeesoftware: After Effects, Photoshop, Mocha AElength: 35:24

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Breakout Coffee

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Take a break and learn some valuable tips! This entertaining, yet highly useful tutorial by design guru Eran Stern utilizes Photoshop’s cloning tools and Mocha’s tracking to clone out unwanted text, add green screen footage of people, and replace objects.

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