Bokeh Effect in After Effects

Learn how to create a bokeh background in After Effects. Starting with shape objects and their wiggle transform options, Daniel Bryant adds color and adjust depth of field on the camera option to create a bokeh design. Add to that a gradient ramp, a text layer, and a lens flare and you create a very creative, beautiful effect.

Attracting Friends with a Fabulous Facebook Design

With a dash of creativity and a little Photoshop mojo, you can create an eye-catching Facebook profile, despite the paltry design options Facebook provides or the somewhat misleading guidelines in Facebook’s Help files, which I’ll try to clear up in this article.

Adding Background Video to Wepage, Part 2

In part 2 of this tutorial, Tom Green uses Dreamweaver’s HTML5 video tools to add a background video to a webpage. He adds all of the necessary properties to the video tag and shows how to use Dreamweaver’s preview options to test the page in different browsers.

Adding Background Video to Wepage, Part 1

Using After Effects to edit a video clip, Tom Green prepares a clip for use as a background video for a webpage. In part one, he uses black and white, blur, and compression to reduce the file size and data rate. The final step is outputting the video from After Effects and preparing mp4, webm, and ogg versions of that video for the web.

Live Corners in Illustrator CC

This new option allows users to change the corners of an object by first selecting it with the direct selection tool and then using Illustrator’s new corner options. Tool settings include radius, corner type, and rounding. It is also possible to just select and adjust one corner.

Field Blur in Photoshop CC

The Field Blur filter is a simple but powerful tool. Take an image that looks flat and add depth of field to it using the field blur filter.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Using Generate Tool For Websites in Reflow Part 1 of 2

Tom Green will show you how to convert a website design in Photoshop to a responsive website with Reflow. Tom will continue this lesson in the next video.

Color Correction in Premiere Pro CS6

This tutorial covers basic color correction in Premiere Pro. Daniel Bryant goes over three different ways to correct color in Premiere Pro. The first is using the Fast Color Corrector. The next way is through a Levels adjustment. The third way is using the Three-way color corrector. Follow along and learn how to get the best-looking video you can.

Adobe Edge Reflow CC: The CSS Regions Tool of Edge Reflow

Tom Green shows you the shiny new feature of Edge Reflow. Tom will instruct you on how to use the new CSS Regions tool in Shiny Web Features.

Illustrator Quick Tips: Grab Hold of the Power of Touch Type

Adobe certified instructor Jeff Witchel shows what the power of Touch Type Tool can do. In this quick-tip video, Jeff will show you how the Touch Type Tool can manipulate the individual characters in type as if they were separate objects.

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