After Effects: Shatter Effect

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.

Path Segment Reshape in Illustrator CC

The Convert Anchor Point tool in Adobe Illustrator now works to reshape path segments as well as anchor points. This makes it easier than ever to alter the shape of a selected object in ways that were never before possible.

Color Swap in Photoshop CC

Learn how to change the colors in your images using Photoshop CC’s color replacement tool, magic wand tool, and refine edge window.

Photography Tips & Tricks: Product Snapshot – Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp

In this bonus episode of Photoshop Tips & Tricks, RC Concepcion reviews a brand new product snapshot, the Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp. The Studio 3000 Microplasma Light is a thin panel that is easier to store, transport and set up than traditional studio lights. It also offers high quality, uniform light.

State Centering and Responsive Scaling in Animate 3

These two new features in Animate 3 make creating projects all that much easier. State centering allows for the stage to be centered with the click of a button. Responsive scaling options allow users to adjust the size of their animation based on the display window, making it responsive to mobile devices and other displays.

Using Adobe Typekit with InDesign CC

Jeff Witchel goes over some of advantages to typekit in InDesign. The menu options allow you to sort fonts by favorites and recently used. Clicking on typekit takes you to Adobe’s font library that has over 700 fonts. The fonts can be filtered to search easier and once you find what you want, it takes very little time to sync the font and begin using it in your layouts.

Photography Tips and Tricks: Product Snapshot – Phottix Portable Photography Kit

RC showcases a new product snapshot, the Phottix Portable Photography Kit. This feature is perfect for photographers who are just getting into the realm of flash photography and want to buy a one-stop-shop solution for the off-camera flash means. If you are looking for a photography kit all-in-one, Phottix is your source.

Motion Path Tool Tips in Animate 3

Tom Green shows off some new features in Animate 3, allowing users to edit entire motion paths using quick options in the interface.

3D Effect with Old Photo using PS and After Effects

In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant starts with an old photo and splits it into three layers – foreground, middle, and background. He takes these layers into After Effects and animates camera movement and focus distance to create a moving picture with dimension that wasn’t there in the original. Check it out.

Adding Hyperlinks in InDesign CC

Jeff Witchel goes over the new features of the hyperlinks tool in InDesign. Creative Cloud makes it easier and faster to set up and control hyperlinks.

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