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.

Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic

The Edge 80 Optic is the newest addition to the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. It’s a tilt-shift optic that, when tilted, creates a sharp area of focus through the photo that’s bordered by a blur.

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.

PNG Express

PNG Express is a powerful plug-in that allows you to add tags to the names of groups and layers and, with the click of a button, exports them into PNG files.

Hydra Pro 3

Hydra Pro 3 from Creaceed SPRL allows you to create high-dynamic-range (HDR) images. You can import up to seven regular photos to this image editor and it will create a stunning final image, called an HDR image.

Drobo Mini

As many industries and consumers migrate toward cloud-based storage, there are still advantages to physical drive solutions that don’t require any Internet connection, and many offer speeds that are simply not possible for most consumer connections. Factor in drive performance and the addition of an mSATA SSD card (sold separately), and you have the Drobo Mini.

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.

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