Author: Chad Perkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135069298

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 2037

Get the most from the most widely used application in the postproduction field! Gain the insider tips you need to compose eye-catching, imaginative Adobe After Effects projects quickly and effectively. In How to Cheat in After Effects, Second Edition seasoned AE expert Chad Perkins provides dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials and lavish 4-color illustrations to get you on the fast track to producing amazing motion graphics and visual effects. Updated for CS6, this new edition has been revised to include: A brand new chapter on the most popular 3rd party effects including Trapcode Particular and Video Copilot's Element 3D New cheats on professional compositing, expressions, and high end visual effects Tons of cool light tricks and lessons on how to use Video Copilot's Optical Flares A thorough explanation of the Ray-trace 3D engine introduced in After Effects CS6 An all new companion DVD with project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying techniques There’s no time to waste! Whether you are an intermediate After Effects user in need of its more advanced tools or a novice looking for techniques to up your game, this book will bring your motion graphics, visual effects, and graphic compositions to the next level. For customers who buy an electronic version of the book, all the DVD project files are available for download at www.focalpress.com/9780415661065
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Author: Patrick Sheffield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136058931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 8534

Creative solutions without the filler. That is what you get from this practical guide to enhancing your titles, motion graphics and visual effects with Motion. Step-by-step instruction is concisely described and lavishly illustrated. The companion CD shows the techniques at work so you can take them and run.
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Author: Myra Ferguson,Chris Georgenes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351652354

Category: Computers

Page: 411

View: 4115

Would you rather take months to learn every tool, every feature, and every concept in Adobe Animate or start right now making your own creations with just a few steps? Myra Ferguson is teaming up with Chris Georgenes to help you create great animation, bring objects to life with cool motion effects, and enhance your productivity in Animate CC! How to Cheat in Adobe Animate CC is a goldmine of artistic inspiration, time-saving practical tips, and step-by-step walkthroughs. Let your sasquatch sunbathe, your coyote howl, and your lint spider see the light of day. With real-world projects and project source files, you can follow along and try for yourself. This book includes all NEW content and cheats for Animate CC, such as making cinemagraphs, creating a double exposure effect, speeding up the process of making real life doodles, simulating a bokeh effect, converting your documents to HTML5, and more.
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The art of design and animation

Author: Chris Georgenes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136137904

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 2550

Need to solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget? Want to hone your Flash skills so you can concentrate on your animation? Then How to Cheat in Flash is for you! Chris Georgenes shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline. With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is THE go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. This accessible, practical book and CD package is such a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it.
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Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

Author: Eric Luhta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136127496

Category: Art

Page: 319

View: 3591

The Maya guide for animators, How to Cheat in Maya 2012 presents everything you need to know about character animation in Maya. Fully updated for the latest revision of Maya, this book provides you with complete, step-by-step walkthroughs of essential animation techniques to increase your efficiency and speed. This is an animator's workflow in book form, written by professional animators-not a software book with a few animation pointers thrown in. In addition to all the gold-mine coverage and interviews with expert animators from the previous edition, How to Cheat in Maya 2012 also features a new in-depth chapter on the principles of animation, updated information on camera settings and animation using Maya's new Camera Sequencer tool, the ins and outs of the brand new Editable Motion Trails tool, new techniques for working with characters in multi-shot animation tests and short films, a new cycles chapter covering actions like flying and walks, time-saving scripts, and advanced tricks with the new Graph Editor. The proven "How to Cheat" series gets you up to speed quickly, and in a way that's fun.
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The Art of Design and Animation

Author: Chris Georgenes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136127178

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 7276

Editor's note, 1/15/2013: We have discovered an error with the Table of Contents and are currently working on correcting it. If you find an error in your book, please visit the companion site http://www.focalpress.com/books/details/9780240522500/ for the correct version. Whether you are creating an animated short, catchy and fun cartoon or mobile game, save time and money with expert cheats by renowned Flash Expert, Chris Georgenes with all new content for the Flash CS6 revision. With practical applications and step by step tutorials solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget. Many of these walkthroughs are real-world client projects, with the source files supplied for you to open and explore. With these real-life professional projects you'll discover how to: bring objects to life with cool motion effects, make it rain, snow or set your world ablaze, develop flash mobile applications and many more tips and tricks not found anywhere else! With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is the go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. Fully updated for CS6, How to Cheat in Flash CS6, is a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it. New! CS6 cheats and examples with practical solutions for the busy animator with a focus on Action Script, Flash for mobile applications, specifically for Android development, as well as a focus on an improved physics engine. Put the Adobe Flash CS6 cheats to the test with the fully updated companion website with downloadable Flash source files, examples and video tutorials, and a creative commons game, developed with Adobe, to demonstrate the new functionality of CS6!
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Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion

Author: Chris Jackson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351736639

Category: Art

Page: 316

View: 4130

After Effects for Designers teaches design students, artists, and web, graphic, and interactive designers how to design, develop, and deploy motion design projects using Adobe After Effects. Author Chris Jackson balances fundamental aspects of time-based design with related techniques, and explores the principles of animation; composition and layout; visual hierarchy; typography; cinematic storytelling; 3D modelling; compositing, and more. Each chapter contains unique, step-by-step project exercises that offer timesaving practical tips and hands-on design techniques, teaching readers how to effectively use the tools at their disposal in order to conceptualize and visualize creative solutions to their own motion design work. Readers will build professional-world examples in every chapter and, as a result, learn how to both design effectively using After Effects and practically apply these skills in client-based work. An accompanying companion website includes complete project files for the book's chapter exercises, and additional video tutorials.
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Get Spectacular Results Fast

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317692497

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 4031

Why take months to learn every button in 3ds Max when you can create great visuals with just a few key tools? Utilize the tool of choice, 3ds Max 2015, for generating realistic environments, seamless CG effects, and jaw dropping games in a matter of hours. You can use the memory-hogging methods that choke your display and take forever to render, or you can get it done quickly and efficiently. Michael McCarthy offers a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving tips & tricks, and step-by-step walkthroughs—you’ll wonder how you every got by without it! This new edition has been completely revamped for 3ds Max 2015. Start animating today with detailed tutorials, source files, bitmaps, and video demonstrations—all featured on the companion website.
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All the Effects in One Complete Guide

Author: Chad Perkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136058214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 686

View: 1193

First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The art of creating realistic photomontages

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136087257

Category: Photography

Page: 464

View: 4228

With enough charm and wit to make learning Photoshop anything but taxing, Steve Caplin delivers the next instalment of the How to Cheat series, containing all the techniques you need to create and master the art of photomontage. Delivered in easy to follow step-by-step tutorials How to Cheat in Photoshop covers all the basics of selections and layers before moving onto top tricks and techniques for creating realistic works of art for business, pleasure, or something in between. An accompanying DVD is packed full of practice images and tutorial movies for you to working along with, plus bonus chapters to push your skills even further. Using a tweaked design that is clearer and fresher than previous editions this is the funnest way to master Photomontage.
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New Science to Help You Look and Feel Younger

Author: Margaret Webb Pressler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615642889

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 2557

Washington Post reporter Margaret Webb Pressler's husband Jim is one of those people who doesn't look his age. After years of fielding questions about how he does it, Pressler decided to ask the experts. Her conversations with some of the world's leading experts on aging and genetics, which she wrote about for the newspaper, revealed a new world of research and advice about aging and what you can do to age less, feel better, and look better. Virtually everything she uncovered dovetailed with habits that Jim had already established for himself. But beyond that, she found a tremendous amount of new research about how and why we age, the anti-aging properties of foods and supplements, and the youth-retaining effects of certain behaviors. Cheat the Clock uses Jim Pressler as a jumping-off point to examine the foremost advice and research about aging well, with actionable advice for real people that they can easily incorporate into their lives on a daily basis. Jim's experience is worth sharing: Margaret's research showed that he is proof there are many small, easy steps that people can take that make a difference in how good they feel and look over many years, and that the proverbial "good genes" don't play as large of a role as we once thought. These are not the ideals of a fitness buff or a nutrition fanatic; these minor tweaks in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and personal care are painless to adopt and achievable for anyone, but can have a big payoff over time. In Margaret's engaging style, Cheat the Clock shows the long-term rewards of adopting a new regimen focused on these crucial aspects: - Maintaining a healthy weight - Engaging in the right kind and right amount of exercise - Eating an anti-aging diet - Getting antioxidants from food - Discovering the wonders of the right dosage of Vitamin E - Avoiding behaviors that age people the most - Having plenty of sex - Taking care of skin and teeth - Adjusting attitude and lifestyle
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The art of design and animation

Author: Chris Georgenes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136137904

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 3457

Need to solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget? Want to hone your Flash skills so you can concentrate on your animation? Then How to Cheat in Flash is for you! Chris Georgenes shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline. With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is THE go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. This accessible, practical book and CD package is such a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it.
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The Art of Design and Animation

Author: Chris Georgenes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136146539

Category: Art

Page: 358

View: 8937

Move beyond the limitations of programming standards and license agreements and get back to animating with a new edition of the bestselling How to Cheat in Adobe Flash, the real world guide to developing dynamic and fun Flash content. Whether you are creating an animated short, catchy and fun cartoon or mobile game, save time and money with expert cheats by renowned Flash Expert, Chris Georgenes with all new content for the Flash CSX revision. With practical applications and step by step tutorials solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget. Want to hone your Flash skills so you can remain competitive in a diverse market while concentrating on your animation? Then How to Cheat in Flash is for you! Chris Georgenes shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline and to a budget. Each technique is designed as a double-page spread so you can prop the book up behind your keyboard or next to your monitor as a visual reference while working alongside it. Many of these walkthroughs are real-world client projects, with the source files supplied for you to open and explore. With these real-life professional projects you'll discover how to: bring objects to life with cool motion effects, make it rain, snow or set your world ablaze, develop flash mobile applications and many more tips and tricks not found anywhere else! With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is the go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. Fully updated for CSX, How to Cheat in Flash CSX, is a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it. New! CSX cheats and examples with practical solutions for the busy animator with a focus on Action Script, Flash for mobile applications, specifically for Android development, as well as a focus on an improved physics engine. Put the Adobe Flash CSX cheats to the test with the fully updated companion website with downloadable Flash source files, examples and video tutorials, and a creative commons game, developed with Adobe, to demonstrate the new functionality of CSX!
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Author: Lisa Fridsma,Brie Gyncild

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 013417190X

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 3863

Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for students to learn how to reliably create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat DC. Each of the 13 lessons in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on their growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows students how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share their work across multiple platforms and devices (including via the new Adobe Document Cloud service), and speed up their production and business task workflow with Acrobat DC. All of the book’s screenshots have been updated for the new edition, showing users how to navigate the completely overhauled user interface–a selling point for existing users of the software. Readers will also learn how to use the new Tool pane so they can easily convert files (Microsoft Office documents and graphics) to PDF and then learn how to directly edit text and images in their PDFs. They'll also learn how to use the newly refreshed tools to build PDF or web forms, speed up business workflow by gathering feedback and approval via online document reviews. And they'll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, how to add signatures and security to their PDF files, and much more. All of the project files used in the book’s lessons are available for readers to download at peachpit.com.
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The art of creating realistic photomontages

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134662084

Category: Photography

Page: 456

View: 6510

Have you ever struggled to make the vision in your mind come to life on your screen? Then this?book can help you realise your goal. In this comprehensive revision of the best-selling How To Cheat in Photoshop,?photomontage guru Steve Caplin shows you how to get optimum results in minimum time, by cheating?your way to success. As a professional digital artist, Steve knows all about creating great work under?pressure. In this book he combines detailed step-by-step instructions with invaluable real-world hints,?tips, and advice to really let your creativity run wild. Fully updated to cover the latest features in Photoshop?CC, this invaluable resource shows exactly what methods Steve uses to create his own stunning imagery?used in advertising, publishing, and print media, in a project-based approach that is sure to improve and?inspire your own work.
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Author: Lisa Fridsma,Brie Gyncild

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0134872525

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 9502

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2018 release) choose Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in After Effects. Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, tracking and syncing content, rotoscoping, and correcting color. Create Motion Graphics templates in After Effects so colleagues can make specific edits in Premiere Pro without accidentally changing other critical settings. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite (included with the software). The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.
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Get Spectacular Results Fast

Author: Michele Bousquet

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136137491

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7837

**How to Cheat in 3ds Max - updated for latest rev of Max (under NDA)** Need to get results with 3ds max fast? Why take months to learn every button in 3ds max when you can create great visuals with just a few key tools? Learn to create quick yet stunning special effects, and animated characters with the fastest techniques possible. Need convincing grass, trees, water, shadows? You can use the memory-hogging methods that choke your display and take forever to render, or you can get it done bing-bang with this book. When you need an animated character you can spend days fiddling with polygons, or you can use this book to put it together in minutes and get the entire project done in a day. How to Cheat in 3ds max includes a host of time-saving techniques as well as little-known tools that will make you look like an expert in no time flat. This book is for busy professionals who need to get it done right, but also need it done fast. This rev of the book will have higher-end cheats (for Intermediate users) geared towards greater realism in images, and game-centered cheats. The DVD includes scene files and bitmaps used to illustrate the cheats, also music files, organizational samples, and instructional Camtasia movies of Michele where Michele showing some of the trickier techniques.
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Get Spectacular Results Fast

Author: Michele Bousquet

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136130535

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 4911

**How to Cheat in 3ds Max - updated for latest rev of Max** Need to get results with 3ds max fast? Why take months to learn every button in 3ds max when you can create great visuals with just a few key tools? Learn to create quick yet stunning special effects, and animated characters with the fastest techniques possible. Need convincing grass, trees, water, shadows? You can use the memory-hogging methods that choke your display and take forever to render, or you can get it done bing-bang with this book. When you need an animated character you can spend days fiddling with polygons, or you can use this book to put it together in minutes and get the entire project done in a day. How to Cheat in 3ds max includes a host of time-saving techniques as well as little-known tools that will make you look like an expert in no time flat. This book is for busy professionals who need to get it done right, but also need it done fast. This rev of the book will have higher-end cheats (for Intermediate users) and ALL NEW or UPDATED content on: new modelling and material tools, mental ray, special effects, particle systems, and scripting. The web site offers scene files and bitmaps used to illustrate the cheats, also music files, organizational samples, and instructional Camtasia movies of Michele where Michele showing some of the trickier techniques.
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Author: Marcus Geduld

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136140549

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 7523

Put the power of Expressions to work in your animations with controls and efficiencies impossible to achieve with traditional keyframing techniques. No programming skills are required. Foundation concepts and skills orient the new designer and serve as a handy reference to the experienced one. Basics of creating expressions, variables, commands, and expression helpers precede the leap into javascript and math essentials for more advanced expressions that include randomness, physical simularions and 3D. Full color illustrations display the scripts and the resulting effects, pickwhip techniques, and sequential animations. Downloadable companion files include Quicktime movies of the demo animations, and AE project files that permit you to examine the Expressions. Extensive notes are provided to aid you in implementing the extensive library of Expressions available for your use on Adobe LiveDocs.
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Author: Chris Botello

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111136254

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 7168

Discover all that Photoshop CS5 has to offer with ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 REVEALED. This book teaches advanced design techniques using one of the most popular photo-editing programs on the market. Using step-by-step tutorials, readers work with curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest Photoshop special effects to create professional-quality designs and images. They are challenged not only as Photoshop users but as designers, following the steps a designer would take to complete real-world projects. They also see what works in a design and what doesn't. Readers then take their craft to the next level by using the advanced end-of-chapter learning projects. The book's full-color interior and highly visual design make this the ideal book for learning advanced design techniques using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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