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Compositing (97 Tutorials)

HitFilm 2 Express

HitFilm 2 Express

May 4, 2015

Learn about compositing concepts, adding muzzle flashes, and how to use motion tracking in these 3 “getting started” tutorials, for FXHome Hitfilm 2 Express.

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The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects

The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects

January 29, 2015

Learn how important compositing is for your 3D renders, as every shot needs color correction and/or compositing, in this tutorial from Greyscalegorilla.

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Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

January 29, 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud has a tool called “Mask Tracker” the is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2014 and After Effects CC 2014, that can be used to easily create masks.  After effects also has “mocha AE CC”, a dedicated planar tracker that is similar to Mask Tracker, but also allows keyframe control, and has advanced features for dealing with some of the more difficult masking or tracking situations.

Mary Poplin, from Imagineer Systems, shows you the similarities and differences between the “Mask Tracker” and the bundled “mocha AE CC.”  Knowing which tool to use in which situation can help you save time and be more creative.

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Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

December 19, 2014

In this Episode of Red Giant TV, Filmmaker/Motion Graphics artist Seth Worley will show you how to re-create the look of the Lost Smoke monster. Covered: Compositing, Masking, 3D tracking, Color Correction and some really cool Trapcode Particular techniques.

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Tiffen Dfx v4 – Creating Masks and EZ Mask

Tiffen Dfx v4 – Creating Masks and EZ Mask

November 17, 2014

Learn to use masks and EZ Masks in Tiffen Dfx standalone make your subject pop.

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Digieffects: Lightwrap from Aura #digieffects

Digieffects: Lightwrap from Aura #digieffects

November 3, 2014

Learn how to add a glowing background light around foreground objects with Lightwrap, one of the tools included in Aura.

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“Face Mask” – A Halloween Photoshop Tutorial

“Face Mask” – A Halloween Photoshop Tutorial

November 3, 2014

Brian Maffitt from Total Training shows us how he made his creepy Halloween self-portrait this year, using Photoshop.

With the popularity of last years creepy self portrait, Brian decided to do a tutorial on how he made this years picture using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. It's fairly advanced and more of a quick breakdown of the steps rather than a normal Total Training tutorial, but “there’s a wealth of high-level Photoshop techniques packed into these 13 minutes.”

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Digieffects: Glow from Aura #digieffects

Digieffects: Glow from Aura #digieffects

November 3, 2014

Learn how to add a beautiful soft glow to your pictures or footage with Glow, one of the tools included in Aura.

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Digieffects: Channel Range from Aura #digieffects

Digieffects: Channel Range from Aura #digieffects

November 1, 2014

Learn how Channel Range, one of the tools included in Aura, can help you generate mattes and transitions through the isolation of specific grayscale ranges of channels.

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Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

October 21, 2014

Learn to create an effect inspired by Cyriak, where a creepy hand-crab monster projects from a person’s mouth.  This effect is very involved, with lots of rotoscoping, tracking and hand animation.  It's not for the feint of heart, but you will learn a ton.

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Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

October 21, 2014

Learn how to design, shoot and composite a head replacement shot. Think “Headless Horseman.”  This is a fast paced tutorial design for advances users of mocha and After Effects.

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3D Compositing in eyeon Fusion

3D Compositing in eyeon Fusion

September 16, 2014

Learn how to composite live footage and CG with Fusion, featuring Autodesk Maya and SynthEyes Camera tracker.  This is part 1 & 2 in an 8 part series by Alkesh Nanavaty, featuring eyeon Fusion 6.4, Autodesk Maya, and SynthEyes Camera tracker.

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Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

September 14, 2014

Mary Poplin, the Imagineer Product Specialist, shows how to make a cool animated cartoon look with Roto Shapes in mocha and After Effects. The tutorial uses a free script and the download link is below the video.

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Avid Media Composer 7

Avid Media Composer 7

September 2, 2014

Get assistance, answers, and insights and start editing now—watch Avid’s 5-part tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.

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Creating an Island Environment in Blender

Creating an Island Environment in Blender

July 25, 2014

This is a 3 part tutorial on how to create an island environment using Blender 2.6 and Chaos Group V-Ray.  It’s a long and complicated process, but the end result is stunning!

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