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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: Channel Noise from Aura #digieffects

Digieffects: Channel Noise from Aura #digieffects

November 1, 2014

Learn how to add noise to individual red, green, blue and alpha channels with Channel Noise, one of the tools in Aura.

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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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Frame Rate Conversion and Mixed Formats

Frame Rate Conversion and Mixed Formats

October 7, 2014

In this tutorial, you will see several examples demonstrating frame rate conversion and mixed format issues and their solutions.

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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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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

August 18, 2014

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

July 25, 2014

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

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Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

July 25, 2014

When Nick Campbell posts a tutorial then you know it’s bound to be gold. Check this one out that discusses different focal lengths and their primary uses!

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MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

May 27, 2014

Mathias Möhl of Mamoworld has a tutorial to get you up to speed fast in MochaImport+ for Nuke.

Table of contents:

  • Corner Pin+ w. Lens Dist. (at 0:30)
  • Stabilized View+ (at 7:15)
  • Tracker+ (at 25:40)
  • Roto+ & RotoPaint+ (at 27:59)
  • GridWarp+ (at 31:36)
  • Transform+ (at 35:02)
  • Full camera rig+ (at 40:54)
  • Camera and Geo+ (at 43:56)

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Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

March 25, 2014

Ran Ben Avraham shows us how to create a Lizard Man transformation in After Effects with FreeForm Pro. Ran motion tracks a sequence and then he uses FreeForm Pro to wrap the texture of his choice around the actors face in 3D.

In Part 2 you will learn how to 2D track different parts of the face in Mocha. You'll apply that info to the texture that has been created.

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Create Your Own HDR Day to Night Timelapse

Create Your Own HDR Day to Night Timelapse

February 11, 2014

Stefan Surmabojov shows how to create a groovy HDR timelapse image sequence with a day for night effect. You'll need a DSLR with a kit lens, a large memory card, a tripod and more. He clearly explains how to set up the camera so that you don't end up with exposure problems and flicker. He takes care of the post production of the HDR sequence in Adobe Lightroom 5, which is now included in Adobe Creative Cloud.

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In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

February 4, 2014

Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of keying, not so much to teach you step by step, but to talk about some of the problems you’ll run into and how to fix them.

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In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

February 4, 2014

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

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Remove Wrinkles with Skin Touch Up from NewBlueFX

Remove Wrinkles with Skin Touch Up from NewBlueFX

June 26, 2013

As Tutorial Tuesday continues, we have Ian Stark showing how to use Video Essentials IV to quickly and easily remove wrinkles and blemishes with Skin Touch Up. Give your film a facelift with just a few clicks!

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Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

May 7, 2013

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.

Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions – quick, easy, and versatile.

Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

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