After Effects Shadows

How To : Use a shatter effect with shadows in After Effects

This clip demonstrates how to use shadows with the Shatter Effect in After Effects CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various fea ...more

How To : Build charts in Microsoft Excel: Mac 2008

Charts are a great way to visually represent all the numbers, and in Excel 2008 for Mac, making your data stand out is easy. There's no better way to understand data than by charting. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you just how to get started with charts in this how-t ...more

How To : Improve a Digital Photograph in Apple's Aperture

Meet Aperture 3.1.1, Apple's powerful photo post-production tool with the Amazing Shrinking Price Tag. First released in 2005 for $500, Aperture is now available in the Mac App Store for a measly $79.99—a price reduction of 83.67%! That means a lot of new buyers and, as a resu ...more

How To : Create a photo background in Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to create a background with one of your photos? This video shows you how to use one of your photos to create a photo background using Adobe Photoshop. It will show you how to use the free transform tool, overlay blend modes, hue and saturation, drop shadow ...more

How To : Create a dramatic portrait in Adobe Photoshop

This video focuses on dramatic portraits in Adobe Photoshop. Create a dramatic-looking portrait taking a picture that you already have, maybe something that's in an interesting pose, in Photoshop using lighting effects to manipulate the way it looks, making it unworldly and st ...more

How To : Make your eyes look like big doll eyes with Kandee

The make-up artist Kandee Johnson demonstrates how to create a cute look of big dolly eyes for Asian girls. The first step is to make the eyelid look bigger and lighter by using a white eye pencil from Sephora. The second step is to use a light-colored eye shadow from Mac, whi ...more

How To : Create a demon face warp effect in After Effects

To bring demons back from the dead is tricky business, and what you need to do is get some candles, a blanket, and a book of spells. Also, possibly some snacks in case you do bring those demons into the living world, because they're going to be hungry, and you don't want them ...more

How To : Create a meteor crash landing in After Effects

Check out this instructional video that demonstrates how to create a meteor crash landing effect using After Effects software. Using a skylight is an easy solution to soften shadows, but for faster rendering try using an array of point lights in a dome pattern above your scene ...more

How To : Use the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avid

Learn how to use the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD and Avid Symphony Nitris to adjust and fine-tune color keys and and eliminate shadows and color spill. This can also be used to create green screen effects. Use the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avi ...more

How To : Create a caustic lighting effect in Houdini 10

This clip demonstrates how to create a caustic lighting effect using Houdini's Mantra PBR rendering engine. The first part starts with a refresher on refraction. More generally, guide looks at setting up normals correctly, then at the glass shader in Houdini, faux caustics and ...more

How To : Make reflected or cast shadows in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to make reflected or ...more

How To : Add drawings and free-form shapes in MS Word 2007

In this Microsoft Word tutorial the instructor shows how to add a drawing or a free form shape to a document. Using the canvas in the Microsoft Word 2007 can be very helpful in adding graphical content to your document. Adding shapes and special effects like shadows, 3D will g ...more

How To : Use basic lighting effects in Maya

Modeling software is a wonderful tool for experimenting with modifictions of a product first before building it in real life. Plus, it's just cool to build things virtually. This Maya software tutorial teaches you how to use basic lighting effects in Maya. You'll learn which ...more

How To : Create an ocean in 3ds Max

how to create an Ocean in 3DS Max Your tutor, Dave will show you how to build animated water with 3ds Max in the tutorial video. This method does not require expensive plug-in. First select a plane from your screen, then drag it to top view. Rotate the plane so the square edg ...more

How To : Apply makeup for a vampire face

Let our expert show you how to do super scary Vampire Halloween makeup! A vampire Halloween costume is easy, but getting the makeup right is key. Our expert will show you how to apply the various layers of vampire makeup, how to add gray shadows, how to add creepy bite marks o ...more

How To : Create advanced shadows in Photoshop

What lurks in the shadows? Is it something scary and frightening? Nothing so nefarious in this insightful episode of PixelPerfect in which Bert casts light upon the mysteries behind creating advanced shadow effects within Photoshop.

How To : The Best Video Recording Apps for Your iPhone

If you have a modern iPhone, you have an excellent video recorder at your disposal. Every iPhone since the 6S has the ability to shoot in 4K resolution, and each new iteration has brought new capabilities to the table. But even the best mobile shooter can use a little extra he ...more

How To : Create a soft shadow effect in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip offers a lesson in how to create soft shadows within MAXON C4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video soft ...more

How To : Use lighting for video

Videomaker Associate Editor Tom Skowronski explains how four basic steps can be used to improve the lighting effects for a video and give it a more professional look. - There are four basic steps to improve the quality of the video 1) Camera Controls: Three basic camera contr ...more

How To : Change dark hair to blond hair in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial the instructor shows how to change the dark hair color to blond. To get this accomplished you need to use a couple of very special techniques. First use the selective adjustment layer and select the outline of the hair. Now use the selective color op ...more

How To : Get that smoky dropped shadow for your eyes

Wondering how to get that dropped shadow, smoky eye? In this tutorial presented by the experts at Smashbox Cosmetics, learn how to get that smoky effect on your bottom lids, while leaving your top lid clear, creating the "drop shadow effect". This wearable look is stylish, sex ...more

How To : Create a magical enchanted dagger in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Add shadows and reflections in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add shadows and reflections in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. ...more

How To : Work with layers in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a split tone effect in Photoshop

This video demonstrates the split tone effect in Photoshop. A split tone effect makes a picture look more rustic by changing the tones. First, add an adjustment layer to the picture by opening the channel mixer window. Select Monochrome and adjust the RGB values to create a bl ...more

How To : Create cartoon animation with After Effects

A lot of people use Flash for 2D cartoon animation, but Adobe After Effects is another great tool to create some very cool cartoon animation. This how to gives you a clear idea of the steps to take to use AE as a cartoon creation device. This short video tutorial will demonstr ...more

How To : Create a wood photo frame in Photoshop

In this video tutorial by photoshopuniverse you learn how to create a wood photo frame in Photoshop for your photos. Take the photo that you want to add a frame to, open it in Photoshop. Open the layers palette and double click to convert to a regular layer and increase the ca ...more

How To : Use a green screen

This video shows how to properly set up a green screen, to set up the screen we are taking into account this four factors: -The screen: You must pull it tight making sure that there are no holes or cripples on it that would damage the effect, its also important to have enough ...more

How To : Create a water droplet in Photoshop

This video offers Photoshop users a detailed procedure for adding simulated water droplets to photographs. A male voice-over describes each step in a conversational tone, and his instructions are easy to follow and apply. As he narrates, each step is carried out on screen, all ...more

How To : Make a Cricut friendship card

Cardcrazy09 teaches you how to create a friendship card using Cricut. First cut out the dog, then it's brown shadow. Since the umbrella is not cardboard, make sure to apply less pressure than before. Then simply stick the white dog on top of its brown shadow. The umbrella also ...more

How To : Create window blinds in Photoshop

This video shows you how to create a realistic shadow of window blinds over the picture of a boy in a photograph that had no window blind shadows using Photoshop. Creating a separate layer, he creates shadows first by using the rectangular marquee, then filling in with black a ...more

How To : Create a classic smoky eye

This tutorial explains how to create a classic smoky eye. First prime the eye lid with black cream all over the lid using a flat brush. Apply black eye shadow in the crease area. Apply the eye liner on the top and bottom of the eyes. To give it a more dramatic effect, take you ...more

How To : Create a Polaroid photo effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial the instructor shows how to create a Polaroid photo. First open the regular photo and make it into square shape as Polaroid images are in square shape. So use the selection tool and crop it into square shape. Now unlock the layer from background mode ...more

How To : Create glowing text in Photoshop

Learn how to create glowing text in Photoshop with this awesome video! 1. Write any text using text button T on the selected image as a background. Write a suitable text and place it somewhere. 2.Select the text and make it Bold. 3. right click and set Opacity and Fill options ...more

How To : Create a simple movie poster in Photoshop

This video tutorial from TutVid shows how to create a simple movie poster text effect in Adobe Photoshop CS4. * First create a new file by clicking File-New. Set Width to 650 , Height to 960 and Background Contents to White. Click OK. * Press the 'G' button to grab the gradie ...more

How To : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Beat Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3

Mass Effect 2 may have been around for a whole year... but not on the PlayStation 3. And last Tuesday, January 18th, PS3 gamers finally got their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed RPG. Actually, this is the first time any Mass Effect game has been available on the PS ...more

How To : Create fire and smoke using Pyro FX in Houdini 10

The new Pyro FX in Houdini 10 are very impressive with improved workflow. The Pyro FX are great for creating 3D fire and smoke effects. And in this video tutorial series, you will learn the Pyro FX workflow in-depth and the parameters used to create fire and smoke effects. You ...more

How To : Recreate the One-Color Smokey Eye

The smokey eye has become one of the most popular makeup looks in recent decades. Worn by celebrities and the casual consumer alike, it is not only popular but is also one of the hardest looks to recreate. A few months ago, I was aske to create a simple, easy to follow tutoria ...more

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