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Learn about all the exciting motion graphics and visual effects features coming up in Adobe After Effects CC.
Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.
Learn how to create lens flare—the popular visual effect seen in commercials, TV shows, and feature films alike—with the After Effects plugin Optical Flares.
Learn to create Harry Potter–style smoke, fire, and explosions with particle systems in After Effects.
Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.
Learn about the principles of linear perspective and find out how to create perspective drawings in Photoshop.
Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements.
Learn to create new worlds, both fanciful and totally realistic, for films with digital matte paintings in this Photoshop tutorial.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.
Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.
Remove an unwanted building from a live-action plate and replace it with a new matte painting that is motion-tracked.
Motion graphics artist Eran Stern shares techniques for using After Effects to create an eye-grabbing sci-fi visual effect.
Shows how to build complex composites with After Effects and mocha, where motion graphics are mapped to live-action footage of an actor's face.
Leads you through the creative and technical process of building an opening title sequence from scratch in After Effects, from working in 3D space to creating type and shape layers to writing expressions.
Simulate a large crowd using live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Photoshop artwork.
Pulls together skills taught in the previous After Effects Apprentice installments to create a real-world video promo, from building artwork to assembling 3D precomps and setting the project to music.
Shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside After Effects.
Takes a creative tour of the Paint, Puppet, and Roto Brush tools in After Effects.
Learn two key visual effects skills: motion tracking and keying.
Addresses the newest version of Photoshop from a photographer's perspective—helping users of previous versions of Photoshop make upgrade decisions and get up to speed with CS6.
An introduction to 3D space in After Effects, plus advanced 3D workflows involving Photoshop.
Demonstrates several ways to manipulate time in After Effects.
Learn how to use multiple compositions to group layers, accommodate client changes, and rewire the internal render order in After Effects.
Shows how to create simple but very useful expressions in After Effects that can be put to work on a wide variety of jobs.
Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.
Shows how to set up a parenting chain, discusses what makes a good parent, and demonstrates several techniques using parenting.
Learn how to create professional-looking type plus sophisticated type animations, including timing to music.
Demonstrates the most common techniques for adding selective transparency to layers in After Effects.
A tour of editing and enhancement techniques for After Effects layers.
Learn how to create sophisticated animations in After Effects with the minimum amount of effort.
An introduction to creating a first animation in Adobe After Effects.
A whirlwind tour of Adobe After Effects for new users and those who may need a refresher.
Explores Trapcode Particular, an industry standard third-party After Effects plugin for generating particle effects.
Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.
Shows how to turn a daytime summer scene into a nighttime winter scene using Photoshop and After Effects, with illustrator David Mattingly's production-proven matte painting techniques.
Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in After Effects CS6.
Teaches you advanced techniques for roto painting, motion tracking, multipass mattes, multiple keying layers, simulated lighting effects, painting on video background plates, and more.
Use some source images, a downloaded 3D object, and Photoshop's tools to create a striking composition.
Optimize Premiere Pro, After Effects, your operating system, your computer, and your workflow for maximum speed and performance.
Covers all the tools and techniques used for motion tracking and image stabilization in After Effects, including the point tracker, the Warp Stabilizer effects, and mocha-AE.
Addresses eight of the most common questions users have about Premiere Pro.
Shows how to build, illuminate, and render realistic 3D scenes in Photoshop CS5 Extended.
Drawing six kinds of objects and manipulating them in 3D space.
Create textured type and drawing objects that can be manipulated in 3D space in Photoshop.
Addresses 11 of the most common questions users have about After Effects.
Reviews the new 3D panel in Photoshop CS4, and demonstrates how to use 3D files in other applications.