Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobecreativecloud Creative COW Library of Adobe Creative Cloud, tips, and strategies. en-us Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Speed Ramps & Smooth Slow Motion in Adobe Premiere Pro https://library.creativecow.net/g_tobias/adobe-premiere-pro-speed-ramp/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/g_tobias/adobe-premiere-pro-speed-ramp.php Here's everything you need to know to get complete control over the speed of your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro! Join VFX guru Tobias G for a look at the Rate Stretch Tool, Premiere's Speed/Duration settings, Time Remapping, and more! 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Using them in your own work, or in teams with clients, allows you to create a still or animation that can then be customized across multiple projects, but you can also sell them through Adobe Stock. Learn more ab Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:11:43 GMT Increase Productivity with Adobe Motion Graphics Templates https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/increase_productivity_with_adobe_motion_graphics_templates/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/increase_productivity_with_adobe_motion_graphics_templates.php Motion Graphic Templates created in either Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects are a great way to work with clients. They help you keep a consistent look and feel while protecting your project from inadvertent changes as it passes through different hands. Here are the steps you can take to sha Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:55:35 GMT What Are Adobe Motion Graphics Templates? https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/what_are_adobe_motion_graphics_templates/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/what_are_adobe_motion_graphics_templates.php A Motion Graphics Template, referred to as a MOGRT, is an animated sequence that is self-contained and can be used in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush and Adobe After Effects, combining graphics, text, audio and video files, as well as vector or still images (including logos), to create a sti Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:32:41 GMT Deliver Work Faster Using Adobe Stock https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/deliver_work_faster_with_adobe_stock/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/deliver_work_faster_with_adobe_stock.php Having access to 8 million HD clips and 3.5 million 4K clips might not speed you up. In fact, it could easily slow you down! 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The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 3 of the best look behind the tec Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:40:52 GMT Mocha Pro 19 from BorisFX: Overview and New Features https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features.php Mocha is an academy award winning planar tracker that is widely used in the VFX and Film Making industry. Mocha Pro 2019 adds some exciting new features to this powerful software tool, starting with a much-streamlined interface and GPU acceleration. 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Everybody Sing! https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/motion_graphics_templates_in_adobe_stock/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/motion_graphics_templates_in_adobe_stock.php The recent addition of Motion Graphics templates to Adobe Stock in the Creative Cloud offers immediate access to over 1000 templates for title screens, lower thirds, and transitions, with more to follow, created by some of the world’s leading motion graphics artists and mograph pioneers Digital Ju Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:34:31 GMT Adobe After Effects Energy Ball https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_energy_ball_vfx/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_energy_ball_vfx.php In his latest high-energy Adobe After Effects tutorial, VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio combines a variety of effects to create the pulsating energy ball, composited with motion tracking, optical flares, and more. 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Highlights include the Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates (with Adobe Premiere Pro integration), the Thu, 04 May 2017 04:35:08 GMT Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/adobe_max_2016/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/adobe_max_2016.php You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:48:09 GMT Advanced Masking in Adobe After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/advanced_masking_after_effects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/advanced_masking_after_effects.php Some of the coolest stuff you can do inside of Adobe After Effects is only possible once you unlock the power of masks. Join After Effects whiz Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio to learn about mask animation and interpolation, using the variable width feathering tool, managing mask modes and Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:48:16 GMT mocha AE Planar Tracker for Absolute Beginners https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_AE_absolute_beginners/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_AE_absolute_beginners.php Want to learn how to create advanced visual effects? 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This tutorial covers artistic stabilization, such as smoothing out camera movements or stabilizing around mov Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:19:01 GMT Adobe After Effects Puppet Tool https://library.creativecow.net/Gleissenberger_Tobias/adobe_after_effects_puppet_tool/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Gleissenberger_Tobias/adobe_after_effects_puppet_tool.php Become a puppet master by learning how to use the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects! This intermediate-level tutorial from After Effects guru Tobias will show you how the Puppet Tool allows you to add joints and animations to bring life to any static image! Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:00:00 GMT How to Spawn A Clone in Adobe After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/Gleissenberger_Tobias/spawn_a_clone_adobe_after_effects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Gleissenberger_Tobias/spawn_a_clone_adobe_after_effects.php Want to learn how to create a cool clone spawn effect in Adobe After Effects? Follow along with After Effects whiz Tobias from Surfaced Studio in this exciting new visual effects tutorial that combines green screen using Keylight, CC Vector Blur, the Liquefy Effect, CC Particle World, and much more, Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:19:39 GMT Creating A Flame on Your Finger with After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/Gleissenberger_Tobias/fire_on_finger/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Gleissenberger_Tobias/fire_on_finger.php It is easy to do some motion tracking and attach a basic stock footage element of fire onto your hands, but there is a little bit of work involved if you actually want to make it look good. In this intermediate tutorial by After Effects expert Tobias, you'll see how to use a fire stock footage eleme Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:30:49 GMT Adobe's Mobile Canvas: Desktop, Devices Come Together at MAX https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/Adobe_MAX_2014/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/Adobe_MAX_2014.php Adobe has announced a a new family of mobile apps, tied together by a new Creative Profile, to seamlessly integrate into existing desktop tools as part of the latest Creative Cloud release. 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