With the accessibility of green screen setups these days, it’s easier to get keyable footage than ever before—opening up creative options without set or color restrictions

Falling Snow in Flash CS3

Use CS3 integration to create falling snow over an image of cedar trees.

Type animation is one of the most wonderful functions to play with in After Effects, especially since version 6 introduced actual text character animation control.

In this Olympic-inspired tutorial, Corey teaches an effect where he extracts areas of an image in Photoshop and then animates them using After effects in order to create a 3D movement effect with the image.

Getting great color is significantly easier when you combine good production practices with the right filters in post

Changing the look, feel, atmosphere, temperature, and mood in an After Effects 3D scene can make all the difference to your animation.

One of the toughest things to achieve in After Effects is a true feeling of space, environment, and temperature even.

Flash has easy animation tools, vector morphing, almost-instant rendering, and a sophisticated scripting language called ActionScript.

Without a doubt, the best new feature in After Effects CS3 is the Vanishing Point Exchange with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a vector silhouette from a photo using Photoshop plus Illustrator’s Live Trace tool. Knowledge of Photoshop channels will help you work through the steps, but is not required.

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