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If you are within the company of movement snap shots or computer electronic video construction, you recognize that Adobe's After results and Photoshop are of the main integral content material production instruments. extra built-in than ever prior to, the world's number-one compositing and image-editing courses can be utilized in tandem to create caliber paintings at a comparatively comparatively cheap. however it takes years of expertise to determine the way to get the main out of this impressive duo. With After results and Photoshop: Animation and construction results for DV and movie, pix guru Jeff Foster has created the 1st ebook dedicated to exhibiting how one can use those courses jointly to supply animations and results at the computing device. This sensible advisor focuses completely on strategies normal within the box in addition to state-of-the-art construction tips. those hands-on tasks will demystify cool Hollywood results and assist you resolve your day-by-day demanding situations. and they will motivate you to imagine extra artistically whilst impending your creations.Inside, you will find seasoned concepts for movement pictures and video construction, together with how to:Add intensity and realism for your animations by way of mimicking actual movement; Use exaggerated events to augment characterization; practice 3-D animation to 2-D pictures; get rid of heritage fodder with blue-screen rubbish mattes; hire rotoscoping thoughts for frame-by-frame retouching; build life like composites and scene destinations utilizing matte portray options; Make videos from stills by way of simulating 3D digital camera movement; make the most of standpoint, velocity, and scale to create plausible relocating items; Produce lifelike lighting tricks resembling noise, clouds, and smoke; perform imaginitive movement titling results that seize people's realization; enhance specialist scene transitions utilizing 3D layer animations; and masses more!"

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This will also add more depth to the view from the camera as it passes by. 18: Adjust the levels of Branch Layer 2 slightly darker than the first to add depth to the camera view. 4. 0. This will be our "bottom" branch on the tree as the camera passes through, and it creates another layer of depth. 19). 0. 19: Reposition the third branch layer to give added depth to the tree layers. 20). You will notice that the camera appears to be heading straight for the ground through the tree branches. There is no other scaling or zooming in this effect—only natural camera motion.

Open the Timeline settings for the camera layer and click the Position Stopwatch at Frame 1. This sets the current position of the camera at the beginning of the animation. 3. 15). This should place the camera FOV triangle in the Left side view right up next to the grass layer at the end of its motion path. The new Active Camera view should show the grass zoomed in close. 15: The motion of the camera is a simple straight line that will travel "through"the tree branches and toward the ground. Preparing the Layers We have a lot of work to do, scaling and positioning layers.

To enhance the realism in this effect, we will add motion blur to the movie text layer as it first enters the frame and pulls into the spotlight. At Frame 1 on the Timeline, apply the Directional Blur filter to the movie text layer, Effect > Blur & Sharpen > Directional Blur. 10). 10: Adding motion blur to the movie text will enhance the fly-in motion. 6. Set the Effects Stopwatch on the Timeline and move the Indicator down to the 3-second mark. Change the Blur Length to 0, because the movie text layer is no longer in motion at this point.

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