After Effects CS5: Black & White Adjustment

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/after-effects-cs5-black-and-white.php

Green Smoke

Create a cloudy smoke title with real footage in Adobe After Effects.

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Adobe After Effects: Green Smoke

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Fire, Flame or Smoke

Create a wispy smoke title with real footage

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorial/green_smoke/

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Adobe After Effects: Aux Particles in Trapcode Particular 2

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Particles

Tutor Harry Frank looks at “aux” particles in Particular 2, explaining how they’re related to regular particles and showing how they can be precisely controlled to create subtle and unusual effects. This tutorial is excerpted from Class on Demand’s brand-new DVD, Complete Training for Trapcode Particular 2.

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Adobe After Effects: Mind Trip: Part 1

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Creative

The first edition of this 2-part video tutorial has Eran Stern delving into the mind of a woman. Join him as he creates a tunnel vision effect by applying a few After Effects tricks such as time remapping, motion blur, blending, and color correction to footage from artbeats.com. This cool technique can be used on it’s own or in conjunction with Part 2 (coming soon).

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Adobe Photoshop: Creating Custom Actions in Photoshop

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

If you’re a Photoshop enthusiast or professional, you should really be using Photoshop actions. Photoshop is an extremely efficient program, but you’re truly missing out if you don’t learn how to use its automation features. Photoshop Actions record a series of commands for playback on future images. They can be used to generate extremely complex results. Actions should seem pretty appealing, let’s learn how to create your own.

http://www.tipsquirrel.com/index.php/2009/12/creating-custom-actions/

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Creating Custom Actions in Photoshop

If you’re a Photoshop enthusiast or professional, you should really be using Photoshop actions. Photoshop is an extremely efficient program, but you’re truly missing out if you don’t learn how to use its automation features.

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Adobe After Effects: Creating Automated Flashing Light Patterns

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Lighting Effects

In this episode, After Effects Specialist Chris Zwar revisits his highly acclaimed After Effects 3D “Centrica” Project to show you how he set up the automated flashing lights patterns – with the help of expressions and Knoll Light Factory

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Adobe After Effects: Create Audio-driven Effects with BCC 7 AE’s Beat Reactor Technology

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Audio-Synched Events

In this video tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe takes a look at Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE’s new Beat Reactor technology. Beat Reactor is a new BCC 7 AE filter that lets you sample specific bands of audio from a clip and uses the sampled audio levels to drive effect parameters. In addition to being available as a standalone BCC 7 AE filter, the new Beat Reactor technology has been added as a built-in feature for many other BCC 7 AE filters. Beat Reactor makes it easier to generate audio-driven effects such as adding a pulsing light, a glow, or even an image wipe that follows along with the beat of an audio track.

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Creating Timelapse Movies in After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Time Remapping

Richard Harrington, a trainer for Future Media Concepts, shows how to use timelapse photography to create video clips.

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