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Particle Illusion Fusion Volume 1,  Hosted by Aharon Rabinowitz

Particle Illusion Fusion Volume 1, Hosted by Aharon Rabinowitz

In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews: Particle Illusion Fusion Volume 1, Hosted by Aharon Rabinowitz and says, ''It's a good thing that you can pause a DVD, because Aharon Rabinowitz packs so much information into a small space that you're going to be pausing this DVD frequently ... The DVD is packed to the rafters with content. You won't be getting that What the heck did I pay for?'' feeling with this DVD.

Review
Jim Harvey
Adobe After Effects
The Bourne Flashback: Creating a Flashback Look

The Bourne Flashback: Creating a Flashback Look
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create the flashback look as seen in the film The Bourne Ultimatum with some extra touches and hints.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Looping Particle System

Creating a Looping Particle System
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz (Along with the help of his daughter Noa) shows you how to create a looping particle system in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Shape Layer Tip #3: Trim Paths

Shape Layer Tip #3: Trim Paths
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use shape layers to easily create that Old-School look where a red dashed line animates over a map to indicate travel destinations.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating the Jumbotron Look in After Effects

Creating the Jumbotron Look in After Effects
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Its game time baby! In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create the look of a giant monitor, such as the kind you might see at a stadium or concert.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Changing Shortcuts with After Effects

Changing Shortcuts with After Effects
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to be an AE road warrior by changing the keyboard shortcuts to account for missing keys on a laptop - such as the Ram Preview key or the Audio Preview key.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Quick Tips #6: Remove Color Matting

AE Quick Tips #6: Remove Color Matting
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz adds to the concepts he covered in his tutorial Straight Vs. Premultiplied.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Shape Layer Tip #2: Complex Shapes

Shape Layer Tip #2: Complex Shapes
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to combine several shapes to make a complex shape.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Quick Tips #5: Perspective Offset

AE Quick Tips #5: Perspective Offset
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a cool tip for adding depth to your Fractal Noise animations.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Shape Layer Tip #1: Custom Shapes

Shape Layer Tip #1: Custom Shapes
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to move beyond the Basic shape tools to create your own custom shapes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects Expressions
AE Quick Tips #4: Copy Expression Only

AE Quick Tips #4: Copy Expression Only
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In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a menu item for speeding up the process of copying expressions to other layers, without typing or altering the current values.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Quick Tips #3: Show Waveform

AE Quick Tips #3: Show Waveform
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In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz returns to the subject of Audio (Workflow tips #8) and shares a tip for working with audio waveforms that he got from an AE user via email.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency

AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency
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In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you an often-missed feature in AE that can help you when trying to create transparency in an image by using the layers below as the source of that transparency.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Quick Tips #1: Grow Bounds

AE Quick Tips #1: Grow Bounds
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you an often-missed tool that can help you out in a pinch, by expanding the boundaries of your footage.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
An Introduction to Shape Layers

An Introduction to Shape Layers
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Shape Layers, one of the most powerful features in Adobe After Effects CS3.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Text Tips 3

After Effects Text Tips 3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores a few ways to correct some common problems experienced when creating text animators.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Text Tips 2

After Effects Text Tips 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores creating Text animators, and talks about why you might animate properties together or separately.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Using the Echo Effect with Animated Layers

Using the Echo Effect with Animated Layers
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some tips and tricks for working with the Echo effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Hologram Look in After Effects

Creating a Hologram Look in After Effects
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz returns to one of his earliest tutorials, Creating TV Look, and shows how it can be used to create the look of a Hologram as seen in science fiction movies.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Weather Replacement in AE CS3: Part 3

Weather Replacement in AE CS3: Part 3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz finishes his series on weather replacement and shows you how to add realistic lightning to the shot.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Weather Replacement in AE CS3: Part 2

Weather Replacement in AE CS3: Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz continues his weather replacement tutorial, and shows you how to add rain to your shot, as well as drops of water on the camera. Also, 3D compositing and color correction are covered.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Weather Replacement in AE CS3: Part 1

Weather Replacement in AE CS3: Part 1
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to change the weather from a sunny day at the beach to a very cloudy day, with a chance of showers. Youll learn techniques is color correction and compositing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Using Brainstorm in AE CS3

Using Brainstorm in AE CS3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how get the most out of Brainstorm, a new feature in AE CS3 that lets you visualize randomized layer properties and effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Light Writing Part 2

Light Writing Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to improve the look of the light writing effect covered in part 1, adding intense points of light and other improvement ideas.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
particle Illusion
particleIllusion Logo Hold Technique

particleIllusion Logo Hold Technique
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz answers the common question: How do I make my logo stay up longer in particleIllusion? If youve ever had trouble making youre logo stay on screen when using a pIllusion emitter preset, this will show you how to do that in just a few simple steps.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Light Writing Part 1

Light Writing Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use AE to simulate the popular light writing effect seen in recent Sprint commercials.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
Per-Character 3D Text

Per-Character 3D Text
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the new Per-Character 3D Text animation feature in After Effects CS3.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating 3D Extruded Text

Creating 3D Extruded Text
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you several popular techniques and tools for creating 3D extruded text in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Photoshop Layer Styles in AE CS3

Photoshop Layer Styles in AE CS3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Photoshop Layer Styles in After Effects, a new feature in After Effects CS3.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Vanishing Point in AE CS3

Vanishing Point in AE CS3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use Photoshop CS3s Vanishing Point tool to convert a flat 2D image into a 3D object in After Effects CS3.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Business & Marketing
Want to get paid? Make sure your client can see your work!

Want to get paid? Make sure your client can see your work!

With a nearly infinite variety of possibilities to deliver your final project to your client, there are an almost infinite numger of ways to mess it up. Get it right, and the client is happy. Get it wrong, and nobody's happy: the job's not done, and you're not getting paid. No matter what kind of work you do, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz tells you everything you need to know about output and media formats before you get to work...and before you can get paid.

Feature, Business
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Working with Adobe Clip Notes - Part 2

Working with Adobe Clip Notes - Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to perform collaborative commenting with Adobe Clip Notes. Hell show you how using Clip Notes can save you from stress, and how to import Clip Notes into AE.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Working with Adobe Clip Notes - Part 1

Working with Adobe Clip Notes - Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to export your video as Adobe Clip Notes. Part 1 will show you how to prepare and export your AE composition so your notes appear in a PDF document alongside the video.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3

Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz finishes up the odometer project by giving it a 3D look. Also, for those who skipped part 2 or that just dont want to write expressions, this tutorial also comes with some effects presets that will let you automate your odometer within seconds.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 2

Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 2
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In this video tutorial, with the guidance of the COWs expression guru Dan Ebberts, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to set up an automated odometer effect. If youve been wanting to dig deeper into expressions, then this is the tutorial for you.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 1

Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to set up a basic odometer, ready for manual keyframed animation. If youve been wanting to create an odometer or slot machine display, this tutorial will get you on your way.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Compression techniques
Internet Killed the Video Star: The DetailsInternet Killed the Video Star: The Details

Creative COW's Aharon Rabinowitz has completed a new DVD for the Creative COW Master Series, about every aspect of preparing your video for the web. Here's the Table of Contents.

Feature
Aharon Rabinowitz
Compression techniques
Introducing: Internet Killed the Video Star!

Introducing: Internet Killed the Video Star!

Creative COW's Aharon Rabinowitz has completed a new DVD for the Creative COW Master Series, about every aspect of preparing your video for the web. We at The Cow are very excited about it, so we asked Aharon to tell you about it. We've also included some of the trailers Aharon created in his inimitable style -- great information presented with humor and high energy. Read on for a link to Chapter 1 of "Internet Killed the Video Star."

Feature
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Perspective Corner Pin Effect

Perspective Corner Pin Effect
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In this Tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a complete workflow for using Imagineer Systems Mocha with Adobe After Effects to create a perspective corner pin effect - an effect typically used for sign replacement or compositing video on a computer or television screen. Even if youre not using After Effects as your compositing application, you will still find the lesson extremely useful, as it focuses almost entirely on the use of Mochas powerful 2.5D planar tracking system. After Effects users not using Mocha will also find some of the compositing tips at the end very helpful as well.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Freeze Frame with Time Remapping

Freeze Frame with Time Remapping
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a simple technique for quickly creating freeze frames in After Effects, and explains some basic concepts of time remapping.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Using the Puppet Tool with Particles

Using the Puppet Tool with Particles
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to simulate airflow over an object by using the After Effects CS3 puppet tools with the CC Particle World particle system.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #8: Working with Audio

AE Workflow Tip #8: Working with Audio
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares helpful hints about working with audio, including avoiding a major pitfall, as well as better methods of timing video to an audio track.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
Working with Null Objects in AE

Working with Null Objects in AE
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how working with Null objects lets you get better control of your animation. He also shares a technique for using nulls to make 3D camera motion easier.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Heart Monitor

Creating a Heart Monitor
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz uses the Vegas Effect in After Effects to show you how to build your own EKG Machine in the Comfort of Your Own Home (or Office). (Flatline not included)

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect in AE

Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect in AE
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a technique for creating a magnifying glass in After Effects using an adjustment layer and distortion effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Working With the Scribble Effect - Part 2

Working With the Scribble Effect - Part 2
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use Auto-Trace and Illustrator to create complex scribble animation in AE.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Compression techniques
How To Preserve Detail in Mini-Media Movies

How To Preserve Detail in Mini-Media Movies

In this Creative COW Magazine article Aharon Rabinowitz discusses distributing mini-media formats across the web, mobile phones and other devices. Aharon gets into the specific aspects of this growing market and covers common questions like, When to use Flash or Quicktime? What compression should I use? What bit rate? and gives helpful tips for distributing your videos to some of the most popular areas such as YouTube.

Tutorial, Feature
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Working With the Scribble Effect - Part 1

Working With the Scribble Effect - Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create Scribble-like animation with shapes and text in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating Multi-Color Gradient Ramps

Creating Multi-Color Gradient Ramps
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create simple and complex multicolored gradient ramps in AE.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Expression Controls #3

Expression Controls #3
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz takes a look at some advanced uses of expression controls, and shows you how you can make your expression more dynamic.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Expression Controls #2

Expression Controls #2
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores most of the expression controls, showing you how they can be used to enhance your projects and save time.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Expression Controls #1

Expression Controls #1
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to expression controls, a series of effects designed only for use with After Effects expression.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
Expression Tips #1

Expression Tips #1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you some basic expression principles and shares a very useful expression that can be used to convert one set of values to another.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Text Tips #1: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator Files

AE Text Tips #1: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator Files
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares tips on working with Photoshop and Illustrator Text, as well as a few other text-related hints.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #7: Importing Projects

AE Workflow Tip #7: Importing Projects
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares tips on the many uses of importing After Effects Projects, and how you can recover corrupt AE files.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Animating a TV Turning on and Off

Animating a TV Turning on and Off
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz revisits one of his first AE tutorials (the Old TV Look) and shows you how to animate the TV turning on and off.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Bending Mode Tips #1

Bending Mode Tips #1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some hints for working with layer transfer modes / blending modes in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Animating a Signature - Part 2

Animating a Signature - Part 2
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz revisits his earlier tutorial on animating a signature and shows you how to add a pen writing the signature in After Effects 3D.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #6: Drag and Drop

AE Workflow Tip #6: Drag and Drop
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how dragging and dropping can speed up importing footage, rendering video, and exporting files.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Pre-Composing and Nesting - Part 2

Pre-Composing and Nesting - Part 2
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains when and why you would want to nest compositions and pre-compose layers in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Cinema 4D
Creating the 3D Ribbon Effect

Creating the 3D Ribbon Effect
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In this Video Tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz demonstrates how to quickly create the popular 3D ribbon effect in Maxon Cinema 4D and Maya.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Pre-Composing and Nesting - Part 1

Pre-Composing and Nesting - Part 1
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the basics of nesting and pre-composing compositions in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Combining Effects with AEs Fractal Noise Effect

Combining Effects with AEs Fractal Noise Effect
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz examines how to be more creative by combining different effects with AEs Fractal Noise.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Keyframe Boomerang Effect, Part 2

AE Keyframe Boomerang Effect, Part 2
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores another instance of the boomerang effect and its causes, as well as several solutions for preventing it.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Looping Fractal Noise

Looping Fractal Noise
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IIn this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz show you how to create seamlessly looping fractal background animations by using AEs Fractal Noise effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Keyframe Boomerang Effect, Part 1

AE Keyframe Boomerang Effect, Part 1
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to handle the annoying (and sometimes crippling) boomerang effect, in which a layer moves randomly between two spatial keyframes that are exactly the same.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #5: How to Find Missing Footage

AE Workflow Tip #5: How to Find Missing Footage
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to locate missing footage and other elements in your After Effects project.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Force Motion Blur

Force Motion Blur
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon rabinowitz shows you how to add a motion blur to effects that dont support this feature. Also covered is adding blur to video footage that has been sped up, and an introduction to CyCores updated Effects - CyCore FX HD.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
GridIron Nucleo Pro

GridIron Nucleo Pro

In this video review, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores GridIron Softwares Nucleo Pro, a new plug-in that speeds up AE renders and previews and helps users improve their workflow.

Review
Aharon Rabinowitz
Audio Professionals
Cinescore 1 Review

Cinescore 1 Review

Sony releases a soundtrack creation tool and it's a winner - Cinescore just began shipping in the last few months and the program is a new kind of audio tool for Sony. It is not a loops program like Sony Acid, but is clearly targeted to compete against tools like Smartsound's Sonicfire Pro.

Review
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #4: Renaming and More

AE Workflow Tip #4: Renaming and More
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses methods of renaming layers, compositions, footage and effects. Also discussed are a couple of hidden buttons in AE that will make life a little easier.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Animating a Signature in AE

Animating a Signature in AE
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to animate a signature appearing on screen, and a few tricks to make it look more realistic.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #3: Open in Editor

AE Workflow Tip #3: Open in Editor
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses the Open Editor command and how it can help you streamline your workflow. Also covered is preparation for getting this command to work for you with all image, video and audio formats.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Knoll Light Factory Pro 2.5

Knoll Light Factory Pro 2.5

In this article, CreativeCOW leader, Aharon Rabinowitz takes thorough look at Red Giant Software's Knoll Light Factory Pro 2.5.

Review
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
The Very, Very Basics of Fractal Noise

The Very, Very Basics of Fractal Noise
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the Fractal Noise Effect, and shows you how to create the animated backgrounds seen in the opening of the Creative Cow AE Tutorials.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Gotchas 1: Wrong Frame Rate

AE Gotchas 1: Wrong Frame Rate
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses one of the most common AE mistakes - Importing image sequences at the wrong frame rate - along with the effects and solutions.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
particleIllusion 3 and AE 7

particleIllusion 3 and AE 7
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After Effects 7 and ParticleIllusion 3: In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to get position data from After Effects 7 into particleIllusion. Also, using the same method, you can get data from After Effects 7 into older versions of AE.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 2

Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to improve the look of the Customized waveform and talks about how to get real control of your audio keyframes with Trapcode Sound Keys.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 1

Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create a customized, sound-reactive waveform using a stroke, a distortion effect and an expression.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #2: Rendering

AE Workflow Tip #2: Rendering
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some rendering workflow tips to help you avoid a crash and render a little faster, and discusses an important plug-in for speeding up your renders and previews.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Understanding Straight vs. Premultiplied

Understanding Straight vs. Premultiplied
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In this Video Tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz helps you understand the practical differences between Straight and Premultiplied video, when working with After Effects alone as well as between AE and other programs.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Workflow Tip #1: Duplication

AE Workflow Tip #1: Duplication
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In this Video Tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz helps you improve your workflow through the use of duplication in After Effects. Topics covered include, duplicating layers, render settings, overwriting renders, and creating videotape containing both RGB and Alpha transparency information for archiving.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 2

Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 2
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In part 2 of this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create and animate a flock of birds from the original bird.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 1

Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 1
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In part 1 of this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to build and animate a bird in AE 3D. In part 2, it will join a flock of birds.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Horror Text - Part 2

Horror Text - Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to make Horror Movie style text appear on a wall.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Horror Text - Part 1

Horror Text - Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to make Horror Movie style text appear on a wall.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Multi-Machine Rendering

Multi-Machine Rendering
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to Render a project on several computers at once, without the use of the After Effects render Engine.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Podcasting
Creating Tutorial Podcasts

Creating Tutorial Podcasts

With all the tutorials that I produce for the Creative Cow After Effects Podcast, the question I get emailed everyday isn't even related to AE, it's: ''How do you make your podcasts?'' In this podcasting tutorial from The Creative COW Magazine you will learn the long awaited answer to that question.

Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating Super Tight Junk Mattes

Creating Super Tight Junk Mattes
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares a method of quickly and automatically creating extremely precise junk mattes/gargabe masks for use in the keying process.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Keeping Your Speed Constant

Keeping Your Speed Constant
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses creating smooth spatial animation with no variation in speed using Roving Keyframes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Fixing Scaling Issues--Part Two

Fixing Scaling Issues--Part Two
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to ease the values of Exponential Scale to create a smooth end to your layers scale animation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Fixing Scaling Issues--Part One

Fixing Scaling Issues--Part One
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Exponential scale, a keyframe assistant used to counter the issues that occur when scaling from very high values.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe Illustrator
Creating a Cartoon from Video

Creating a Cartoon from Video
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In this 3-part tutorial, Creative cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. While the tutorial spans 50 minutes and covers a wide range of topics (some in depth and some in general), after you have gone through the process once, you will find that it's easy to adapt the Cartoonification technique to your own needs.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating an Outline around an Actor

Creating an Outline around an Actor
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create the popular effect in which a colored stroke is placed around a keyed or rotoscoped subject.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating and Enhancing Text Wipe On Effects

Creating and Enhancing Text Wipe On Effects
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a simple method of creating text wipe-on effects, and ways to enhance them with an updated look.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Displacement Mapping Part 3: Text and Time

Displacement Mapping Part 3: Text and Time
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In part 3 of this 3-part series on Displacement Mapping, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz covers displacement of Text, which follows slightly different rules than normal footage. Youll also be introduced to the concept of displacing time, which follows some of the same principles covered in the first 2 tutorials.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
particle Illusion
wondertouch Professional Emitter Libraries for ParticleIllusion 3.0

wondertouch Professional Emitter Libraries for ParticleIllusion 3.0

Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz reviews wondertouch Professional Emitter Libraries for ParticleIllusion 3.0 and concludes that while not every emitter is equally useful, it's a great product to supplement the emitters you're already using, and an excellent value overall.

Review
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Working with Broadcast Safe Colors

Working with Broadcast Safe Colors
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a simple method of ensuring Broadcast-Safe Colors in your final output.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Displacement Mapping Part 2: Avoid the Pitfalls

Displacement Mapping Part 2: Avoid the Pitfalls
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In part 2 of this 3-part series on Displacement Mapping, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz covers the problems that arise while working with displacement mapping in After Effects. These solutions and workarounds will help you avoid the pitfalls often faced by animators using these effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Displacement Mapping Part 1: Basics

Displacement Mapping Part 1: Basics
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In part 1 of this 3-part series on Displacement Mapping, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz covers the basics of using this effect in both After Effects 6.5 and 7. This highly detailed tutorial will get you started on distorting your footage with displacement maps.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Film Flash Effect

Creating a Film Flash Effect
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create the coveted Film Flash transition in After Effects, without the use of any 3rd-party plug-ins.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Importing Paths Into After Effects

Importing Paths Into After Effects
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In this brief video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a simple way to create masks and motion paths in After Effects using Illustrator and Photoshop path shapes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
The Secret to Scaling a Motion Path in After Effects

The Secret to Scaling a Motion Path in After Effects
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In this tutorial Aharon Rabinowitz shows you the secret to scaling a motion path in After Effects. If youve ever created motion in after effects that you needed to confine to a smaller area, but also needed to keep the exact same shape, this lesson will show you how you can easily do just that, through the use of After Effects layer masks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Unlocking the Secrets of Effectively Using Z-Scale

Unlocking the Secrets of Effectively Using Z-Scale
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To most After Effects users, the Z-scale property on a 3D layer seems like a relatively useless feature.However, in this video tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz unlocks the secrets of effectively using Z-scale, through the use of Anchor Points, Parenting, and Nested Compositions. These techniques will help you truly bring your animation into the 3rd dimension.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Lip-Synching for Character Animation

Lip-Synching for Character Animation
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In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some animation techiques for character lip-synching in Adobe After Effects. This is not just the simple method of using open and closed mouths -Rather, Aharon covers the more advanced use of phonemes, which are the different mouth shapes formed by a person when making various sounds in a spoken language.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
NAB Post Plus NY Review

NAB Post Plus NY Review

In this combination podcast and video report, Aharon Rabinowitz takes Creativecow members on a tour of last week's NAB Post + Show in New York City, where he presents both an inside look at the latest industry technologies and in-depth interviews with 2 of the experts featured at the show. Download the podcast and listen to his report, then watch the movies and take note of the show notes if you want to follow up on anything he said.

People / Interview
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating An Old TV Screen

Creating An Old TV Screen
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In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader Aharon Rabinowitz demonstrates a quick and easy way of creating that old tv look -- complete with scan lines, interference and much more using Adobe After Effects without the use of expensive plug-ins.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Business & Marketing
Client Management StrategiesClient Management Strategies

CreativeCOW.net business leaders Nick Griffin, Walter Biscardi and Aharon Rabinowitz join Creative COW Magazines co-publishers, Tim Wilson and Ron Lindeboom, to discuss choosing clients wisely, managing their expectations with the goal of successful, and enjoyable collaboration, while striving for equitable profits.

Tutorial, People / Interview, Business
Business Roundtable
Compression techniques
Jim Harvey reviews

Jim Harvey reviews

A DVD about compression gets an enthusiastic 5 Cow rating? Really? Really! CreativeCOW.net Contributing Editor Jim Harvey takes you inside the new Creative Cow Master Series DVD by Aharon Rabinowitz, "Creating Web Video: Internet Killed the Video Star." See why Jim thinks this is one of the most essential --- and enjoyable -- training DVDs you can buy.

Review
Jim Harvey
Cinematography
Canon Showcases C500 at Loyal Studios

Canon Showcases C500 at Loyal Studios

At Loyal Studios in Burbank, Canon introduced its latest Cinema EOS camera - the C500 - to a group of cinematographers, directors, producers and other industry players. The C500, which introduces true 4K acquisition, was introduced by the company’s Senior Director of Professional Engineering and Solutions Larry Thorpe. Shown paired with a Codex S recorder, the Canon C500 can also record to devices from five other recorder manufacturers.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
Adobe After Effects
Using the AE CS3 Puppet Tool with Motion ParticlesUsing the AE CS3 Puppet Tool with Motion Particles

In this article, Toolfarm's Jim Geduldick talks about his workflow for using Apple Motion's particles with the AE CS3's Puppet tool.

Tutorial
Jim Geduldick
Adobe After Effects
New AE DVDs for the Cow Master Series. Save Now!New AE DVDs for the Cow Master Series. Save Now!

The 3 newest DVDs in the Creative Cow Master Series, training even artists can afford. Learn secrets of advanced rotoscoping and compositing, real-world motion graphics that you can start using right away, and the CS3 tutorials you need to take your work to the next level from true masters from the craft.

Feature
Cowdog
Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Adobe talks about the new Adobe Production Studio for Macintosh

Adobe talks about the new Adobe Production Studio for Macintosh

In this article, CreativeCOWs Tim Wilson interviews Adobes Simon Hayhurst, Director of Product Management for Dynamic Media who takes us inside the Production Studios journey across platforms.

Review, Editorial, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
Adobe After Effects
Prisoner To My Passion

Prisoner To My Passion

"I don't know if it's addiction or adoration, but one way or the other, I'm hooked on her," says Creative COW's Rob Mize. "The signs are all there: the obsession with After Effects, the inability to function without After Effects there next to me on my laptop, waiting to be clicked. And the torment of each moment spent suffering any separation from my cherished compositor. Is it any wonder that I, a once innocent naïf in an analog world, now find myself enraptured by this non-linear, digital Delilah?"

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Rob Mize
Business & Marketing
Finding the Way to Real Money - Full Time

Finding the Way to Real Money - Full Time

Industry pros reveal how they got ahead and ways to stay there... Tim Wilson reveals some professional business secrets video and effects artists have shared with him over the years of how they have come to make money doing the work they love to do.

People / Interview, Business
Tim Wilson
Business & Marketing
Communicating Ideas That Sell

Communicating Ideas That Sell

Moneymaking tips from a professional advertising writer. Chances are, your business has a website. Has it ever brought you a client? Has a brochure ever won you new business? If they haven't, you are probably breaking one or more of the rules that Mac lays out in this article. Even if you have gained paying clients but still want more, then you will want to read this article - it's a moneymaker.

Tutorial
Mack Aston
RED Camera
RED: Early Workflow Findings

RED: Early Workflow Findings

In this real world video production RED Camera review from The Creative COW Magazine, Aaron Zander discusses how The Brooks Institute students put RED ONE through the paces of a student production. Here are their findings.

Review
Aaron Zander
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Gives Sneak Peek at CS4 during IBC 2008

Adobe Gives Sneak Peek at CS4 during IBC 2008

The Cows Eran Stern, one of the worlds most respected After Effects artists, was able to take a sneak peek at the Adobe Creative Suite, CS 4. He saw a lot to like: deeper integration across the Adobe family, new animation tools and effects, speech recognition and metadata features, and much more.

Feature
Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
Creating an Old-Paper texture using Fractal Noise

Creating an Old-Paper texture using Fractal Noise

Previously, Chris Zwar penned an article we refer to as ''Everything you wanted to know about Fractal Noise but were afraid to ask,'' but in this article, Chris takes it a step further and demonstrates a real project: Creating an Old Paper texture using the Fractal Noise Effect.

Tutorial
Chris Zwar
Trapcode
Trapcode Suite Reviewed

Trapcode Suite Reviewed

In this article, CreativeCOW's Jim Harvey takes a look at Trapcode Suite from Red Giant Software--nine plug-ins that will get a workout in any studio.

Review
Jim Harvey
Adobe After Effects
Crowd Control: Pre-Keyed Alpha Stock footage

Crowd Control: Pre-Keyed Alpha Stock footage

In this article, CreativeCOW's Jim Harvey takes a look at royalty free stock footage... with a twist... pre-keyed alpha stock footage from All Bets Are Off Productions.

Review
Jim Harvey
Adobe After Effects
Photoshoping in After EffectsPhotoshoping in After Effects
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This video tutorial from Creative COW is designed to help all you Photoshopers out there by preparing few presets that will enable you to work in After Effects the same way you work in Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jerzy Drozda Jr
Adobe After Effects basics
Dressing Up the Still Photo

Dressing Up the Still Photo
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Sometimes its the simple things that are the most fun. Start with a good still, mix in some motion tracking for a logo element, animate six layer of clown fish and sprinkle lightly with effects. Finally try to make a tutorial out of it and spend three times longer on the tutorial than the project. Thats just what happened to CreativeCOW member Jay Thompson.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jay Thompson
Adobe After Effects
Blend and Bend TimeBlend and Bend Time
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern demonstrates how you can create the illusion of time bending with a special focus on the correct way of using the CC Time Blend FX.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Eran Stern
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