Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6.
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If your lynda.com membership includes it, we do have some hands-on lesson files that you could download and play with. Now I'm not able to include every single file in the exercises, that's because of some copyright concerns. Some of the projects we're going to be working with come from real commercial productions, so I can't give you all of the files, plus some of them are really big. But where possible, you'll find hands-on exercise files, as well as some additional files that you could play with on your own. Hopefully, these will bring the techniques to life.
If you don't have access to the lesson files, just find some of your own photos and potentially some footage to use as well, and you could jump in and practice that way.
- Understanding parallax
- Choosing the best photos
- Identifying planes
- Using Quick Selection, Quick Mask, and Refine Edge to create layers
- Adding a 3D camera to your scene
- Setting the depth and size of your composition
- Using multiple views
- Adding depth of field and Bokeh blur
- Setting ambient and directional light