After Effects CS5: Roto Brush

Reduce your rotoscoping workload by half by using After Effects CS5 new roto brush tool.

Getting Aligned in Adobe Illustrator

Going through the alignment panel options in Illustrator.

Compositing Images using Channels in Photoshop, Part 1

Composite a city skyline image using alpha channels as masks. In the first part of this two-part tutorial, use the apply image command and blend modes to separate the areas of the image you want to composite.

Motion Tools in Flash CS4, Part 4

Tom Green creates a revolving planet animation using Flash Pro CS3.

Motion Tools in Flash CS4, Part 3

In Part 3 of this 4-part series, Tom Green animates masks to reveal different versions of an image in Flash CS4.

3D Bump Maps in Photoshop Extended

In this tutorial, Stephen Burns shows how to paint Bump map textures with a Wacom tablet.

Design Makeover: High-flying Redesign

We’re looking for product packaging or labels, print advertisements, websites, and magazine covers that are currently in the marketplace for future “Design Makeovers.” So if you or someone you know has a design that you’d like us to consider making over, or if you’re a designer and you’d like to be considered for a future “Design Makeover,” drop us a line at letters@layersmagazine.com.

The Digital Creation of Fabric

To achieve this realism, the texture or weave of the fabric needs to be more visible in areas where the folds bend toward the viewer.

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