Richard Harrington : Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard Richard Harrington's library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net 31 New Year's Resolutions For Creatives: Make This Your Best Year Ever! https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/new-years-resolutions-for-creatives.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/new-years-resolutions-for-creatives.php What's it going to take to make this your best year ever? Specific steps. Business owner, author, video producer, photographer, and longtime Creative COW leader Richard Harrington is here to offer you 31 resolutions for the new year that can make a huge difference in your business, your life, and yo Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:37:57 GMT PERFORMANCE CACHE https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Performance-Cache.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Performance-Cache.php Adobe After Effects CS6 maximizes your system's performance. Rich Harrington teaches you how to take full advantage of this new capability for faster previews, less re-rendering and, yes, great performance. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT MEDIA MANAGEMENT https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Import-to-Prelude.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Import-to-Prelude.php Adobe Prelude CS6 offers a variety of new media management features. Rich Harrington will show you the best ways to import footage, set it to automatically copy to a new dimension, and powerful new transcoding options. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT THE BLUR LAB https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Photoshop_CS6_Blurring.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Photoshop_CS6_Blurring.php Adobe Photoshop CS6 includes three new blurring filters. Rich Harrington will show you new ways to blur specific areas in a photo, as well as achieve tilt sheet and vignette effects. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT 3D CAMERA TRACKER https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Camera-Tracker.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Camera-Tracker.php Adobe After Effects CS6 has a camera tracker that can add a new dimension to your compositing. Rich Harrington shows you the best approaches to AE's new 3D Camera Tracker for a variety of techniques including object placement and completely relighting a scene. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT HOVER SCRUB https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Hover-Scrub.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Hover-Scrub.php Adobe Premiere CS6 provides new browsing -- and editing! -- features for clips in bins. Rich Harrington will show you to preview the contents of any clip from the Project Panel or Media Browser. You'll also learn to set in and out points without ever having to load a clip. This means you can edit ri Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT THE ADAPTIVE WIDE ANGLE COMMAND https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Lens-Correction.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Lens-Correction.php Adobe Photoshop CS6 adds to an existing feature that you may not have even been using called Photomerge. Rich Harrington will show you the new Adaptive Wide Angle command to remove all of the lens and perspective distortion in merged photos. You will also learn how to use these exact techniques with Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT WORKING WITH RAW FILES https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_RAW-Files.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_RAW-Files.php Adobe Premiere CS 6 makes it easier than ever to work with RAW files. Rich Harrington walks you through some of the advantages of Premiere's approach to RAW support, including ARRIRAW and such RED formats as 5K. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT CAMERA TRACKING & 3D TEXT EXTRUSION https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Text-Tracking.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Text-Tracking.php Adobe After Effects CS6 can apply its new 3D Camera Tracker to extruded 3D Text of course. Rich Harrington will also show you how to use these tools, while also highlighting new 3D features including the new Ray-traced 3D engine and advanced lighting options. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT WARP STABILIZER https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Warp-Stabilizer.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_Warp-Stabilizer.php Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 has a warp stabilizer tool that you may have heard about, but Rich Harrington takes you deep inside its many subtle options for the best possible results, while also showing you how to take advantage of the Mercury Playback Engine for maximum performance. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT VECTOR GRAPHICS WORKFLOWS https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_After-Effects_Convert-Shapes.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/CS6_After-Effects_Convert-Shapes.php Adobe After Effects CS6 offers new workflows for vector graphics. Explore these new features with Rich Harrington, including converting vector files to shape layers so that they are automatically included in AE project files, as well as new 3D extrusion tools. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Opening My Mind Has Opened Doors https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/magazine_28_HP_Opening-My-Mind.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/magazine_28_HP_Opening-My-Mind.php Richard Harrington describes how he reached the decision to switch from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro and why part of his post-production department is running on Windows. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:02:03 GMT Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and AE: 3-D Models https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_3D-Models.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_3D-Models.php In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores the interaction between Photoshop and AE when creating 3D models. Learn how to use Photoshop to retexture a model and import as a live 3D model into After Effects. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:19:04 GMT Photoshop and AE: Animating the Lens Blur Filter https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Animating-Lens-Blur-Filter.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Animating-Lens-Blur-Filter.php In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores how to use the Lens Blur Filter in AE CS5.5 to create variable depth of field. This filter is an improvement on the last version of the same. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:19:50 GMT Photoshop and AE: Color Grading Video https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Color-Grading-Video.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Color-Grading-Video.php In this episode of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects, Richard Harrington explores how to use Photoshop and AE together as color-grading tools. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:19:55 GMT Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Editing Multi-camera Productions https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Editing-Multi-camera-Productions.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Editing-Multi-camera-Productions.php In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington goes over the process of setting up a multi-clip for editing and walks you through the essential steps. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 18:32:31 GMT Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale in Video https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale-Video.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale-Video.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine new features in Adobe After Effects to stabilize a shot with Content Aware Scale and Content Aware Fill in Adobe Photoshop to change the background. You'll become better prepared to use these pow Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:19:10 GMT Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Retiming Audio https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Retiming-Audio.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Retiming-Audio.php In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington explores the companion application to Premiere Pro -- Adobe Audition, included in CS5.5. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:32:34 GMT Photoshop and AE: Content Aware Scale https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Content-Aware-Scale.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to look at a great feature called Content Aware Scale. In Photoshop, you can detect skin tones or choose to protect a selected area from transform, but be able to comp Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:19:09 GMT DSLR: Essential Gadgets https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/DSLR-Gadgets.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/DSLR-Gadgets.php DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode examines the essentials for DSLR video, including the BlackRapid R-Strap, a calibration target from PhotoVision, LED on-camera lights, hot shoe splitters or adapters, a mountable mini bi-directional level, hard cases for small Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:22:04 GMT Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Customizing-Keyboard-Shortcuts.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Customizing-Keyboard-Shortcuts.php In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington talks about the powerful features of customizing your keyboard using Premiere Pro CS5.5. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:32:52 GMT Photoshop and AE: Device Central https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Device-Central.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Device-Central.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to utilize a helper application designed for mobile -- Device Central CS5.5. In 2010, more money was made on mobile phones just delivering text and sms messages than a Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:19:19 GMT DSLR: Get Steady with a Monopod https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/DSLR-Monopod.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/DSLR-Monopod.php DSLR video training with Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington: This episode takes a look at the possibilities achieved in camera stability with monopods for DSLR use. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:20:34 GMT Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: Mastering the Media Browser https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Media-Browser.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/Premiere-Pro_Media-Browser.php In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington explores the Media Browser in PP and talks about features that you might not know exist. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:32:20 GMT Photoshop and AE: Fixing Underexposure https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Fixing-Under-Exposure.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Fixing-Under-Exposure.php In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to fix underexposed footage items. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:19:15 GMT