Bubble Gum Pop – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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In this week’s quality after effects tutorial you’ll learn how to animate shape layers into a bubble gum bubble, pop it, and all without any hand drawn animation. We’ll use effects like the roughen edges for the look, the turbulent displace for the shapes, and the shape layer tools like merger paths and wiggle paths to combine and change shapes automatically. Puff Puff POP!

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Adobe CC Woes – Vlog 1

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There is a low of talk about the move to subscription based software. Adobe CC is totally subscription based and it’s a huge problem for some. But the old way was a huge problem for some to. Surely you can’t make all the people happy all the time but boy is change scary. Adobe CC is out and available for download but will you buy in?

Let me know in the comments you feel… with your feeling. Or what you think… with your thoughts.

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How To Use: Chromatic Aberration Template

This is how to use the Chromatic Aberration Template from EvanAbrams.com available now HERE: http://goo.gl/UvBWH

You can customize the amount of the distortion, how blended the effect is with the original image, and how often the distortion occurs. And I’ll show you briefly how to sync up some of the attributes to audio.

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Chromatic Aberration Template – Trailer

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Chromatic Aberrations are the optical errors that occur at the bound of light and dark in images because of errors in the lens. But you can make them in post using this template. The plugin will cause random motion and distortion across the colour channels separating them out and moving them around.

You can customize the amount of the distortion, how blended the effect is with the original image, and how often the distortion occurs.

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Peeling Stickers – Adobe After Effects tutorial

This week’s “quality” after effects tutorial is about putting stickers on things. It’s a clever way to introduce external graphics that have no context right on top of people and things. It’s great. Also I saw it on HGTV once so it must be good. Either way the first method that I’m not too interested in uses the CC Page Turn, and the second method uses a lot of alpha mattes, some position changes, and still let’s to change the sticker content whenever you so desire.

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Q&A Facebook Edition – Question 5 (why start this channel?)

Why did I start this youtube channel. Well that’s a trip down memory lane, and I challenge you to find any evidence of the story reference in the video. I may have erased my past to prevent time travellers from getting me.

Either way enjoy the secret comic book origins of this channel.

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Animate Venn Diagrams – Adobe After Effects Tutorial

Venn Diagrams are rad. And in this week’s *quality After Effects Tutorial we’ll make them. And making them is as simple as drawing two circles and colouring. But in after Effects that can be a little tricky. But don’t worry, thankfully this can be found in the area where things you want to do overlap with things I know how to do and things that are tutorials now. See what I did there? It’s a venn diagram joke. Now known as a Venny! As in, that was a wicked venny!

Either way it’s not that tough to make in after effects. It’s a lot of parenting, pick whips, duplicating, and precomping. My god the pre-comps. You won’t believe how many precomps you need to make this venn diagram… well a lot more if you are making a lot more intersections because of the limits of the alpha track matte and the stencil alpha blending mode… but that’ll make sense when you do the tutorial.

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Q&A Facebook Edition – Question 4 (Advice on workflow)

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How do you speed up your work flow? I don’t even know your workflow. Maybe you’re at max speed already. Likely you’re not because you’re asking about it and have gripes. In general though the best thing to do is write it down, plan it out, and look for logical gaps and loops. After that it’s all about what you prefer to do with what programs and how you prefer to manage your time and resources. I don’t know what you’re doing and there isn’t one workflow for all things so the best answer here is just more questions.

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Infinite Cutout Animation – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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Today we’ll be faking stop motion animation in after effects. I once saw an artist, and I say artist because they are truly great at this kind of thing, animate in after effects, print out every frame, and then stack and photograph them in stop motion. It was amazing and looked good and now I’ve copied it in a cheap knock off version and feel dirty… have fun with the tutorial!

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Moving Frames Montage Template Trailer

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This is a trailer for the ECAbrams template file “Moving Frames Montage” available at http://evanabrams.com/product-item/moving-frames-montage-template/ .and you can see how to use this file here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaQQsFREjg

All you need to do is put footage in the “holder” comps and export the “export THIS” comp. You will be fine. But if you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

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