Compositing Problem-Solving in After Effects

In this video, Daniel creates a space-themed movie poster from scratch with After Effects compositing techniques that include layer masking, blending modes, text animation, lens flares and particle effects.

Responsive Design with Edge Reflow – The Basics of Design

Use Reflow to create responsive design for everything from desktop to mobile. In this video, Tom Green takes viewers through the design process. He starts with the outer container, then moves on to adding and styling graphic elements, then adding breakpoints and making changes to the design based on screen size. Reflow is the beginning of a promising visual design tool that can make responsive design fast and easy.

Adobe After Effects Key Framing for Beginners

For those of you new to After Effects, Daniel Bryant offers this beginner tutorial for understanding key frame animation and different key frame interpolations.

Organize with Layers – Adobe Illustrator

Jeff Witchel demonstrates the importance of layer organization when designing in Illustrator. The layers panel can be used to change stacking order and to manage the elements of a design.

Responsive Design with Edge Reflow – Features Tour

Use Reflow to create responsive design for everything from desktop to mobile. This application is all about CSS and media queries. Tom Green takes you through an overview of the interface and touches on the basics of how to use Edge to set breakpoints and preview your design at different sizes.

Text Wraps in Adobe Illustrator

Users coming from InDesign will see much different behavior when using text wraps in Illustrator. Jeff Witchel goes through the options in Illustrator, including how to create a wrap, what the invert wrap option does, and how important stacking order is when working with wraps.

3D Movie Title in Adobe After Effects

In this tutorial, Daniel goes over some simple ways for adding texture to your text and then adds animation for this 3D movie title sequence. Learn how to align test to the center of the project window, how to use a guide layer, how to create an alpha track matte. This animation uses motion blur, spotlight, and a lens flare.. Also, create a reflection for the text with gaussian blur applied to it.

Simulating 3D in a 2D World in Adobe After Effects – Pt. 2

In Part 2, Daniel gently introduces you to 3D layers and using lights to create an animated movie title sequence.

Simulating 3D in a 2D World in Adobe After Effects

Daniel Bryant demonstrates some quick, believable techniques for simulating 3D with 2D effects and animation in After Effects by making a sample TV commercial tag.

Creating Vectors with the new Image Trace Feature in Adobe Illustrator CS6

Jeff shows you how to turn pixels into vector with the new Image Trace feature in Illustrator CS6.

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