For those of you who are either parents and shoot your kids playing sports or photographers who practice sports photography at local events, you’ve probably used the easy access at school and youth league levels to hone your skills and develop a good eye for the best kind of action shots.
Objects Styles in InDesign, which work in a very similar fashion to Paragraph Styles, are very important in setting up the look of objects in documents quickly and consistently. But they’re equally as powerful when making changes. In this tutorial, I will set up an Object Style for Frames with an very complex appearance and then make changes to all of these objects instantly.
And yes, there is a true story that relates to the title of the tutorial.
The Perspective Grid, which has been around for a while, has been improved dramatically in the latest release of Illustrator CC. So much so, it gets my vote for most improved feature in Illustrator. Why do I like it so much? The objects that are drawn on a perspective grid and the grid itself are now connected. So if you need to change the perspective of your completed drawing, you just change the grid and the whole drawing updates to your new perspective.
In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant creates a 3D title effect using After Effects. He creates his title, then applies the shatter preset effect and tweaks the settings – calling a custom pattern to create 3D text. With the addition of a sky and cloud background, lens flare, and 3D camera, the animation becomes truly polished and professional.