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Photoshop for Video: Calculations

Photoshop for Video: Calculations
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In this video you will learn how to extract an image from its background using a method called calculations. This method allows you to create a new channel based on the information of your existing channels. When you find the two highest contract channels and then combined them together to form a new channel, you can use that channel as your alpha channel.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 3

Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 3
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In part 3 of this series on lower thirds, continue to learn how to create spectacular lower thirds for your video projects. Text design and manipulation is covered in this episode - balancing type on pattern techniques using layer styles, drop shadows, outer glow, text spacing, and transparency for proper text readability.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 2

Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 2
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Continuing from the previous tutorial, learn how to use Photoshop to create lower thirds for your video projects. During the process you will learn various other tricks and techniques to help your creative workflow in Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Lower Thirds - 1

Lower Thirds - 1
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Learn the power of Photoshop to create lower thirds for your video projects. Lower thirds are the graphics at the bottom of the screen that identify who you are seeing or what the video is about. Though most NLEs have this capability, none compare to the ability of Photoshop to create your lower thirds. This is part 1 of a multi part tutorial series.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using Workspaces

Using Workspaces
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Take a look at workspaces in Photoshop: Workspaces allow you to arrange windows and call that setup again later. You will learn how to setup your palette structure to perform specific tasks, save those locations and call them again later.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 2

Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 2
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In the second part of this tutorial series you will continue to learn how to setup your user preferences for video production. Photoshop preferences are demystified by going through each section step by step with full explanations on how each one will help your video design and creation workflow.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 1

Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 1
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Setup your user preferences for best use with video production. If you are a video producer using Adobe Photoshop you will be glad you tuned in to speed up your workflow with these helpful tips.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Clouds with Transparency

Creating Clouds with Transparency

In this article, noted author and game developer, Luke Ahearn demonstrates Creating Clouds, Lens Flares, and other effects with transparency and/or transparent pixels using Adobe Photoshop.

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Luke Ahearn
Adobe Photoshop
How modo can make your life easier: Image Synth

How modo can make your life easier: Image Synth
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In this series of articles CreatveCOW leader Mylenium takes a look at Luxologys modo 201 and how it can help you make your daily work more efficient even if you are not yet a 3D artist. Moreover he tries to provide some guidance why you possibly should consider it to complement your arsenal if you are already using 3D programs such as Maxons Cinema 4D. In this first video, Mylenium looks at a part of modo that isnt actually a part of modo. Included in the package is ImageSynth which is a standalone plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS or later and Mylenium will demonstrate how and why you should use it.

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Mylenium
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
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