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By Jeff Foster

ISBN-10: 0782143172

ISBN-13: 9780782143171

In case you are within the company of movement pix or laptop electronic video creation, you recognize that Adobe's After results and Photoshop are of the main crucial content material production instruments. extra built-in than ever prior to, the world's number-one compositing and image-editing courses can be utilized in tandem to create caliber paintings at a comparatively cost effective. however it takes years of expertise to determine tips to get the main out of this awesome duo. With After results and Photoshop: Animation and construction results for DV and picture, photos guru Jeff Foster has created the 1st booklet dedicated to exhibiting how one can use those courses jointly to supply animations and results at the machine. This useful advisor focuses solely on strategies time-honored within the box in addition to state of the art construction tips. those hands-on initiatives will demystify cool Hollywood results and assist you resolve your day-by-day demanding situations. and they will motivate you to imagine extra artistically while imminent your creations.Inside, you will discover seasoned options for movement pics and video creation, together with how to:Add intensity and realism on your animations through mimicking genuine movement; Use exaggerated pursuits to augment characterization; follow 3-D animation to 2-D pictures; eliminate heritage fodder with blue-screen rubbish mattes; hire rotoscoping concepts for frame-by-frame retouching; build real looking composites and scene destinations utilizing matte portray strategies; Make video clips from stills by means of simulating three-D digicam movement; make the most of point of view, velocity, and scale to create plausible relocating gadgets; Produce reasonable lighting tricks similar to noise, clouds, and smoke; perform inventive movement titling results that seize people's recognition; increase expert scene transitions utilizing 3D layer animations; and masses more!"

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There will be a sharp vertical division line down the center of the image that needs to be edited out. 10). 10: After applying the Offset filter to the cloud image, use the Clone Stamp tool to eliminate the hard vertical line down the center. The more contrast a map image has, the more severe the motion will be. Since we don't want violent movement in the water image we're using, apply a 10-pixel Gaussian Blur to soften the image and take away any sharp contrast. Note An alternative method of normalizing an image used for a displacement map would be to adjust the midtone marker in Levels;this also gives you a real-time preview of the amount of contrast in the image.

12: Create a new project and import the source image and the displacement map image files. 3. Now that everything is imported into After Effects, we will set the displacement map in motion. jpg layer in the Timeline window, and apply the Offset filter (Effects > Distort > Offset). Make sure the Current Time Indicator in the Timeline window is set to Frame 1, and select the Time-Vary Stopwatch on the Shift Center option in the Effects window. This will allow beginning and end points for the motion of the displacement map image.

Jpg as a footage file since it is flat and does not have a transparent layer. 2. Create a new composition, 640×480 NTSC—6 seconds in length. Drag the grass file from the Project window onto the Comp 1 window and scale it to 85%. aep) and follow along with this tutorial;the finished QuickTime movie is also available on the DVD. 3. Right-click/Ctrl+click the image in the Comp 1 window and select 3D Layer. 12). This will place the grass layer far enough from the window view to appear just slightly larger than the frame window.

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