New PDF release: After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production

By Jeff Foster

In case you are within the enterprise of movement pictures or computer electronic video construction, you recognize that Adobe's After results and Photoshop are of the main essential content material production instruments. extra built-in than ever earlier than, the world's number-one compositing and image-editing courses can be utilized in tandem to create caliber paintings at a comparatively low in cost. however it takes years of expertise to determine how one can get the main out of this extraordinary duo. With After results and Photoshop: Animation and creation results for DV and movie, portraits guru Jeff Foster has created the 1st publication dedicated to exhibiting how one can use those courses jointly to provide animations and results at the machine. This functional consultant focuses solely on strategies conventional within the box in addition to state of the art creation methods. those hands-on tasks will demystify cool Hollywood results and assist you clear up your day-by-day demanding situations. and they will encourage you to imagine extra artistically while coming near near your creations.Inside, you will find professional thoughts for movement pictures and video construction, together with how to:Add intensity and realism in your animations via mimicking actual movement; Use exaggerated activities to augment characterization; observe three-D animation to 2-D photographs; get rid of history fodder with blue-screen rubbish mattes; hire rotoscoping options for frame-by-frame retouching; build sensible composites and scene destinations utilizing matte portray options; Make video clips from stills via simulating 3D digital camera movement; make the most of point of view, velocity, and scale to create plausible relocating items; Produce real looking lighting tricks reminiscent of noise, clouds, and smoke; perform imaginitive movement titling results that seize people's cognizance; boost specialist scene transitions utilizing 3-D layer animations; and lots more and plenty more!"

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35: Animate the bill layers to land in between the stacks of coins. 0° Duplicate the animated bill layers and redistribute them along the Timeline, filling in the gaps between the stacked coin layers. 36). 36: Duplicate and reposition the animated bill layers, distributed along the Timeline and in between the stacks of coins. Adding Lights Once the animations are positioned and the timing is satisfactory, it's time to shed some light on this animation. We'll need a spotlight to cast shadows and an ambient light to warm and brighten up the scene.

Then rotate all four selected layers 90° in the X-axis by opening up the Rotation settings on the Timeline. 54 Chapter 3: 3-D Layers from Photoshop Layers Chapter 3: 3-D Layers from Photoshop Layers 55 Set the scale of the four layers to 60%. Deselect and hide the penny, nickel, and dime layers. 5. 32). 32: Follow the settings to position the stacked coin layers on the background. 0° Now that you have the initial stacked coin layers in place, you can duplicate them and reposition them around the background.

12. Since the orange is still spinning slightly during the freefall, it is important to adjust the blur direction to keep it in a vertical motion blur. Move to the 01:10 mark and increase the Direction and Blur Length. I've selected a Direction of &"para">Run a RAM Preview and take note of any discrepancies in the animation motion path, rotation, or motion blur, and make minor adjustments accordingly. 6). 6: Make global adjustments to the timing of the animation with an entire column of Timeline markers.

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