By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Learn how to create a golden ring inspired by Lord of the Rings with Illustrator’s amazing 3D Revolve command. You’ll get the first part of the technique in this episode of Deke’s Techniques, in which Deke shows how to extract the ring from a simple wedge. Then in the follow-up movie in the lynda.com library, he’ll show how to engrave it with an “Elven” script.
By Nick Brazzi | Thursday, August 14, 2014
Here at SIGGRAPH, the international conference for computer graphics, animation, and interactive design, it’s really fun to walk the show floor and experience the new technology on display—especially 3D printing and motion capture.
By Starshine Roshell | Saturday, August 09, 2014
Back in May, 20-year-old Sean Witzke launched an experiment: Take the time he would normally spend watching his favorite TV shows and devote it instead to learning stuff.
His theory: If he began producing things, instead of just consuming them, he could become self-employed in 90 days.
So he cancelled his Netflix subscription—quitting Breaking Bad, Lost, Prison Break, and Suits cold turkey—and dove into lynda.com.
And guess what?
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, June 27, 2014
This week, Bert walks us through turning a photo of a sugar donut into a jelly donut with a bite taken out of it.
His first step is removing the donut’s hole, so he selects the clone tool and clones from different areas of the donut to get a random effect with no duplication. Next, to create the bite effect, he clones from the background to remove that section of the donut and roughs out the edges.
By Derrick Story | Thursday, June 26, 2014
Every time I pack up and move from one house to another, I say, “I’m never doing this again!” Moving is laborious, tedious, and at times, frustrating.
Switching from Aperture to Lightroom can feel the same.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, June 26, 2014
Your design is done. It looks great! But when you go to print it, InDesign squawks at you. It’s finding problems that aren’t detectable to the naked eye: overset text, missing fonts, missing links. That’s all fine and good—but why doesn’t InDesign alert you to these issues earlier in the process?
By Robbie Carman | Friday, June 20, 2014
Sony has brought a new generation of mirrorless cameras onto the market with their a7 and a7R cameras. The a7 and a7R cameras have a full frame sensors and are comparable in price to other DSLRs on the market, but how can they complement your workflow? This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I will help you get acquainted with these new cameras from Sony, and their unique benefits they can bring to your production.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, June 13, 2014
This week Bert walks us through creating a wood-framed chalkboard.
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