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Afterista: part twoAfterista: part two
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern continues to animate the vector shapes using After Effects and finalizing the design for our Telenovela opener.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
Afterista: part oneAfterista: part one
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern demonstrates a cool way of designing a text title for a Telenovela soap opera opener using Illustrator open type font.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Shotgun Blast using 3ds Max and AE: Part 2

Creating a Shotgun Blast using 3ds Max and AE: Part 2
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In part two of his shotgun tutorial, Michael Park will demonstrate how to incorporate the 3d footage together with 2d footage in After effects and use different filters to create the distortion surrounding the blast from the barrel of the shotgun and the air distortion trailing the individual shotgun pellets as they race towards the camera. He will also cover some time remapping techniques to add some more interest to your shot.

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Michael Park
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Shotgun Blast using 3ds Max and AE: Part 1

Creating a Shotgun Blast using 3ds Max and AE: Part 1
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Many people are interested in creating and incorporating 3d generated footage into live action. In this 2 part tutorial, Michael Park will demonstrate how to create a shotgun blast at the camera using 3d rendered particles and distortion trails along with some 2d footage to create a convincing effect. In part 1 of this tutorial, we will create the 3d shotgun pellet geometry and material, as well as the distortion trails to be later used in the after effects composition.

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Michael Park
Adobe After Effects
Invisible CapeInvisible Cape
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern with the help of his brother Yuval will show you a simple method to create the famous invisible look inspired from the movie The Predator.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
Creating the Sin City EffectCreating the Sin City Effect
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Grant Swanson will take you step-by-step through the easiest and fastest (and extremely effective) way of creating the popular Sin City effect - colorized objects in a black and white world. You will learn basic techniques when working with color, and some useful masking/rotoscoping techniques.

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Grant Swanson
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.

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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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Digits Man, part 2Digits Man, part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern will continue to finesse the design of the Digits Man promo. Learn how to create a subtle background using the Shape Tool and spice it further with additional effects and Text animations.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
Digits Man, part 1Digits Man, part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern will show you a cool technique for filling an image of a human head with animated numbers using After Effects CS3s Text tool.

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Eran Stern
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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
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.

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Eran Stern
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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
3D Watch Animation: Part 33D Watch Animation: Part 3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern shows you how to use AE CS3 to transition between the different 3D images, and to create a final animation project.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
3D Watch Animation: Part 23D Watch Animation: Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow member Eran Stern shows you how to use AE CS3 to create Animated hands for the 3D watch.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects
3D Watch Animation: Part 13D Watch Animation: Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow member Eran Stern shows you how to use Photoshop CS3 Extended to create different images of a 3D watch.

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Eran Stern
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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Smoking Letters in AE CS3Smoking Letters in AE CS3
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern demonstrates a quick, easy way to make a smoky title effect.

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Eran Stern
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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
A Quick Tip for Creating an AnimationA Quick Tip for Creating an Animation
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In this quick tip for after effects users, CreativeCOW contributing editor, Bob Thompson creates a complex looking animation using only a camera, 3d layer, null object, and some duplicated layers. In only minutes, you can get an animated look with only one layer to worry about to control the motion. Its a quick fix to let you spend more time on other facets of your project workflow.

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Bob Thompson
Adobe After Effects
Cineon Files: What They Are, and How To Work With ThemCineon Files: What They Are, and How To Work With Them

Expert film compositor Pete OConnell takes you through the world of Cineon files, including exactly what they are, how they work, and how to work with them in Adobe After Effects. If you work with film files or want to, you need to read this article.

High Bandwidth/Large File Warning: Due to the fact that this article deals with film images, the image sizes are large and this article contains 32MB of images in the HTML file.

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Pete O'Connell
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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Studying Shape ExtruderStudying Shape Extruder
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After publishing his ShapeExtruder, Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) got tons of emails asking for further explanation, so in this follow-up tutorial, Jerzy answers the most commonly asked questions.

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Jerzy Drozda Jr
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.

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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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
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