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123Di Training Course for Digital Photography Reviewed

123Di Training Course for Digital Photography Reviewed

In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews 123Di Training Course for Digital Photography and discovers ''a delightful course that covered the Basics, the Intermediate and the Advanced aspects of Digital image acquisition, but had done so in a very interesting and well laid out program that is like nothing that I've ever seen before!'' ... A five COW recommendation for a powerful Photoshop training tool.

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Jim Harvey
Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Futuristic

Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Futuristic

There are many ways to create backgrounds in After Effects and many of us have our own special ways of doing this. Please join Dean Velez creator of ''The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics'' in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods. In this part five of the series, Dean uses the polygon lasso tool in Photoshop to create a wide odd shaped polygon in the center of the screen for each new layer with varying sizes, green tones, blend modes and overlap. He then imports the psd into After Effects to create a futuristic background.

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Dean Velez
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layout

Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layout
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows layout design techniques including color schemes, font selection and alignment. This is part three of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Fire

Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Fire

Dean Velez creator of ''The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics'' creates backgrounds in After Effects. This is a 5 part series where he shares some of his different methods. In this part four of the series, Dean uses a big X created in Photoshop and uses a variety of blend modes, effects, and adjustment layers in After Effects to create a fiery background.

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Dean Velez
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layer Styles

Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layer Styles
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over gradient and color overlay styles. This is part two of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Fonts

Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Fonts
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to make your text look great with kerning, double bold, faux and styles. This is part one of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Starfield

Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Starfield

Create backgrounds in After Effects with AE and Photoshop; Join Dean Velez creator of The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods of creating background. In this part three of the series, Dean uses cloud layers created in Photoshop and applies filters to create a starfield background.

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Dean Velez
Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks:The RAGE Background

Background Creation Tips and Tricks:The RAGE Background

Join Dean Velez creator of The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods. In this part two, Dean uses cloud layers created in Photoshop and applies filters to create an interesting red and black, almost fiery look. He calls it Rage.

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Dean Velez
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Photo Effects

Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Photo Effects
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 to add image accents and highlights. Tools covered include mask mode, blur, selective blur, sharpen, dodge, burn and the fiber render engine. This is part three of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Animation

Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Animation
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 to create animations right in Photoshop and export them to GIF and FLASH format. This is part two of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Compositing

Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Compositing
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS2 using photo merge and the place command. This is part one of a three-part series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Digital Photo Drama - Part Two

Digital Photo Drama - Part Two
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to add drama to your digital photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 using rotate, exposure, cropping, shadows and highlights, levels and text. This is part two of a two-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Digital Photo Drama - Part One

Digital Photo Drama - Part One
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to add drama to your digital photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 using levels, channel adjustments, channel blurs and the photo filter. This is part one of a two-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 - Vanishing Point

Photoshop CS2 - Vanishing Point
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Creative Cow leader Franklin McMahon examines the new Vanishing Point tool in Photoshop CS2 for mapping images in 3 dimensions.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 - Adobe Bridge

Photoshop CS2 - Adobe Bridge
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Creative Cow Leader Franklin McMahon shows the new Adobe Bridge, the file browser that works between Adobe Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite 2 Programs.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
New Tools in Photoshop CS2

New Tools in Photoshop CS2
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Creative Cow leader Franklin McMahon goes over some of the new features and tools in the brand Photoshop CS2 including type previews, spot healing, red eye removal, creating menu sets, video output and web galleries.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Photoshop
Mike Gondek reviews Total Training Photoshop CS

Mike Gondek reviews Total Training Photoshop CS

Adobe has updated Photoshop to version 8, officially known as Photoshop CS. Total Training is on top of the situation bringing what Mike Gondek considers the best Photoshop training resource available.

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Mike Gondek
Adobe Photoshop
Jim Harvey reviews After Effects & Photoshop by Jeff Foster

Jim Harvey reviews After Effects & Photoshop by Jeff Foster

In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews After Effects & Photoshop: Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film written by Jeff Foster, and published by Sybex Inc., 384 pages, April 2004, ISBN: 0782143172. "This is a serious book. I've reviewed a lot of books of the years and every now and then one comes along that you really have to buckle down and get your head into it. This is one of those books. Jeff Foster has written some 300 odd pages about using Photoshop to produce serious animation for your DV projects in conjunction with After Effects."

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Jim Harvey
Adobe Photoshop
Creating the Spider Web in Photoshop: Part 1 of 5

Creating the Spider Web in Photoshop: Part 1 of 5

In this 4-part tutorial, Motion Graphics Trainer, Dean Velez explores creating complex backgrounds using a Photoshop still with the 3d properties of After Effects. We'll also create high end transitions using path tools and various effects as well as eye catching 2D animation using parented layers and resolving text using the track matte features. In lesson one, we'll prepare the Photoshop still.

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Dean Velez
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Digital Video: Creative Solutions for Professional Results

Photoshop for Digital Video: Creative Solutions for Professional Results

In this article, CreativeCOW leader George Loch reviews Photoshop for Digital Video: Creative Solutions for Professional Results by Mike Gondek, Archie Cocke, and published by Focal Press, 272 pages, September 2004, ISBN: 0240806336, and begins with "Wherever you are in videography food chain, chances are that you are dealing with graphics, text and pictures to some degree. If you have had any experience with these items in production you are most likely aware of the potential traps and snares they can create. Photoshop for digital video is a great resource for instruction in dealing with these issues. Read on to find out why."

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George Loch
Adobe Photoshop
Mike Gondek reviews: Digital Photography Hacks by Derrick Story

Mike Gondek reviews: Digital Photography Hacks by Derrick Story

CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines Digital Photography Hacks: 101 industrial Strength Tips & Tools by Derrick Story and published by O'Reilly, (2004, 332 pages). Read on to find out why Mike says, ''If you have a digital camera and want to improve your images learning from a book written in an easy to read format, then you will enjoy this book.

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Mike Gondek
Adobe Photoshop
Jim Harvey reviews Photoshop CS: Killer Tips by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson

Jim Harvey reviews Photoshop CS: Killer Tips by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson

Creativecow's contributing editor, Jim Harvey takes a look at Photoshop CS: Killer Tips by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson. ~ This book is published by New Riders. Jim gives this book 4 1/2 COWs and says, "...This is a must have if you are a CS user."

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Jim Harvey
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors 2nd edition

Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors 2nd edition

George Loch examines Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, 2nd edition, written by Richard Harrington and published by CMP Books, (2004, 336 pages). Read on to find out why George says, ''Why another Photoshop Book? ...This book is for the editor, videographer or even a producer who wants to improve the quality of their productions in a very practical way."

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George Loch
Adobe Photoshop
Jim Harvey reviews Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry by Jayse Hansen

Jim Harvey reviews Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry by Jayse Hansen

Jim Harvey takes a look at Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry -- a 2 CD set by Jayse Hansen published by Virtual Training Company (VTC). Read why Jim says, "...at last the more advanced Photoshop users can get solid information and instruction without having to wade through the same old hacks." But don't think it's just for advanced users, read on to find out why.

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Jim Harvey
Adobe Photoshop
Tim Johnson reviews Adobe Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Total Training

Tim Johnson reviews Adobe Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Total Training

Tim Johnson takes a look at Adobe Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Total Training and concludes "...this training will more than likely pay for itself within the first 20 minutes of viewing." Read on to find out why Tim gives this training set a 5-COW rating!

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Tim Johnson
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