Lightwave 3D 11.5

In the world of 3D modeling (virtual or otherwise), NewTek’s LightWave 3D continues to be the standard for professionals. The latest update (11.5) takes this software to new heights, with features that are over-and-above many designers’ wish lists.

Motion Tracking with After Effects

This video offers some tips on getting the best results from After Effects motion tracking feature. Motion tracker creates memory markers of the movement of your video subject, which can then be used to align an adjustment or insert inside the video. Learn how to use the tracking window and how to set and adjust tracking points.

Flame Painter 2

Flame Painter 2 is a unique program that’s not for everyone; however, creatives will find loads of excuses to play with this application. Flame brushes are just one small segment of the process, and the control and precision you have using these esoteric elements will make you feel bad for folks trying to do similar things any other way.

Illustrator Quick Tips: Sync Your Settings to the Cloud

Adobe certified instructor Jeff Witchel shows you how to sync your settings to the Cloud so you can have your personal settings on any computer that has Adobe Illustrator. Jeff shows you how the Cloud can sync your Preferences, Presets, Swatches, Brushes and more.

TimeTracker

For creative professionals, tracking time spent on projects is a necessary fact of life. In an ideal world, your computer would track the time you spend on projects, and you could then adjust the numbers to account for mistakes, and include additional time spent on noncomputer tasks. If you spend most of your billable time in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy, or Flash, or in Microsoft Office, CreativeWorx offers exactly that possibility with their TimeTracker system.

Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch and 13HD

If you mainly work at a desk (home or office), then the Cintiq 22HD touch is for you. If, however, you do a lot of traveling, or find that you’re more creative outside the office or in coffee shops, then by all means get the Cintiq 13HD.

Edge Animate: Edge Commons

For those web designers who are a bit ‘codephobic’, this four-part video series will teach some easy ways to bring your projects to life. Edge Animate offers some simple ways to add interactivity and animation to your design. In this video, Tom Green shows how to use the Edge Commons javascript library to center your stage at runtime.

PSKiss BlackMagic

Adobe has a color-to-black-and-white conversion feature in Photoshop and Lightroom but recently, there’s been a growing number of third-party conversion plug-ins. Now, enter BlackMagic from PSKiss with a different approach: It’s a set of more than 50 distinctly different, black-and-white Lightroom presets and brushes to convert color files to black and white.

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