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By Kristin Ellison | Friday, June 27, 2014

Create an Oozing Jelly Donut—Digitally


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

Moving from Aperture to Lightroom


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

Find Document Errors with InDesign Preflight


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’s New Mirrorless Cameras – the a7 & a7R


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

Creating a Wood-Framed Chalkboard


This week Bert walks us through creating a wood-framed chalkboard.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 23, 2014

All About Micro-Tripods

The Benefits of Micro Tripods

Everyone wants the perfect shot. But what if it’s from a tree branch, or above a door? Micro-tripods give you the flexibility to place a camera wherever you need it, without the limitations of a standard tripod. Micro-tripods also support a wide range of cameras from GoPros to smartphones to DSLRs, providing a great mounting solution no matter what type of camera you’ve got on hand. In the newest Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I will demonstrate situations where a micro-tripod can come in handy.

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