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.

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

Tom Green will show you how to use Photoshop for designing websites in Reflow. Tom will aslo show you how to use some different fonts in TypeKit.

Pencil Tool in Illustrator CC

Jeff Witchel introduces the reinvented pencil tool in Illustrator CC. The pencil tool now includes fidelity options that allow for creating smoother, cleaner paths.

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.

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.

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