Jeff Foster's After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production PDF

By Jeff Foster

"Jeff Foster has created the single vital and definitive construction advisor to 2 of the world's maximum symbiotic instruments: After impression and Photoshop."—Jack H. Davis, coauthor, the Photoshop Wow! books and the way to Wow: Photoshop for PhotographyNothing beats the tight synergy of After results and Photoshop for developing professional-level results, and not anything beats this publication for exhibiting you the way Hollywood pros quite use those programs.In this moment version to his bestselling ebook, television and film portraits veteran Jeff Foster offers all-new details on After results 7 and Photoshop CS2—plus elevated assurance of blue/green screening and titling, appealing new photos, and leading edge real-world strategies for brand new pros. larger than ever, this must-have reference continues to be the single consultant that indicates tips to use those superpower courses jointly to accomplish expert results.The DVD contains creation fabrics, third-party plug-ins and filters, and inventory video. you are going to additionally locate undertaking records and photographs to compliment each one of the book's tasks, which require After results 7 or later.Learn what the professionals understand, together with how to:Add intensity for your animation by means of mimicking genuine motionGrab your audience's awareness with artistic movement titlingShoot a fresh blue/green screenApply 3D animation to second imagesRemove backgrounds with blue-screen rubbish mattesRetouch body by way of body with rotoscopingConstruct reasonable composites and locales with matte paintingMake videos from stills through simulating 3D digicam motionProduce reasonable results comparable to noise, clouds, and smokeNote: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of e-book dossier.

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20). 20 Create a new text or object layer. Click the Add Layer Style button on the Layers palette to open the Layer Style dialog box. The first step is to give the shape a base color, so select the Color Overlay option and choose a color by clicking on the colored rectangle. In this example, I used the default red color for my base. 3. Select the Bevel And Emboss option, and adjust the Depth to 200% and set the Size to 6 pixels. Change the Highlight color to a lighter shade of the base color you’re using (mine is a pale pink) and change the Shadow color to a darker shade (a dark red in my example).

38. Notice how the highlights remain in place, as they would in nature. Make sure you don’t move the eyeball pattern too much, or it will look comical instead of realistic. 38 Move the eyeball pattern in the Layer Style editor to create the second key frame position in the animation sequence. Jump to ImageReady and duplicate Frame 2. Select Frame 3 and jump back to Photoshop. 39). Select Frames 1 and 2 in the Animation palette and chose the Tween option. 40). Select the last two frames and repeat, adding five to seven frames.

Some of those methods can be used to animate with layer styles that will give realistic 3-D effects. Lighting and shadows in motion or moving textures across an object are just a few ways you can create motion with a single object or text layer. This project will guide you through creating lights, shadows, depth, and motion. With this method, you will modify only the layer styles in Photoshop and animate their settings in ImageReady. psd from the Chapter 1 folder on the companion DVD. Using the Global Light directional settings, you can create incredibly realistic 3-D animations with layer styles.

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