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How To : Stroke keylights in Adobe After Effects CS4 or CS5

This quick After Effects video tip will show you how to stroke a bitmap using Keylight and Solid Composite. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various fea ...more

How To : Use 3D Stroke in Adobe After Effects

After Effects is one of the best digital motion graphics software programs out there. Learn it. Now. With this video tutorial, learn how to use 3D Stroke in Adobe After Effects. The workflow from storyboards to final After Effects output using 3d Stroke is covered, to achieve ...more

How To : Animate text & handwriting in Adobe After Effects

Corey Barker demonstrates a technique for animating text using the stroke effect in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more

How To : Create hair and fur with the pen tool 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 : Detail an automobile headlight 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 : Recreate a Toys "R" Us display 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 : Simulate a photo tear in Photoshop

In this video we learn how to make it seem like your photo is torn in half using Adobe Photoshop. The first step is to decide how you would like to have your photo "torn" up. The second step is to select the lasso tool and draw the tear line through the photo. The third step i ...more

How To : Create comic-style text in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Create some cool comic vectored effects! Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make some comic styled text. You will learn how to break text down and add gradients. You will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these ...more

How To : Create a promo in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern takes you behind the scenes and show you how he created the background animation for his DVD Promo using Trapcode 3D Stroke and Shine. Part two continues to show you how he designed the 3D Titles for h ...more

How To : Use Trapcode plugins in Final Cut Pro

This software tutorial will show you how to use three of Trapcode's plug-ins for Final Cut Pro. Normally these plugins are used in After Effects, but they are available for Final Cut Pro, as you will see in this tutorial. Learn how to work with Trapcode 3D Stroke, Shine and St ...more

How To : Paint a Chinese dragon

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a dragon with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. Use negative space to create a ghostlike effect. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get ou ...more

How To : Play fan strokes for the ukulele

The fan stroke is often admired for it's visual effect and the apparent skill of the player. This tutorial shows you how to learn the fan stroke, first by learning the motion and fingering and then by getting the timing right. Make sure you know how to do the "split stroke" fi ...more

How To : Distress a pair of jeans with household materials

Missa shows how to ‘Distress Jeans’ in this video. She lays a pair of jeans to be distressed on a table. Next, the creases near the top, which are formed by bending the leg portion of the jean, are marked with a white pencil or chalk. A hard rock is then placed inside the jean ...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 : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

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 metallic text in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Let TutVid teach you how to make metallic text is Adobe Illustrator CS3. This video shows you how to do it step by step. You only need basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS3 to do this. 1. Start with a blank illustrated document. You don't need anything else to begin with. ...more

How To : Create a simple text effect in Photoshop

This how-to video is about how to create a simple text effect in Photoshop. First select "type tool" and input all the text, all the text should be in capital letters. Select the text and choose "character and photograph palette", then reduce the spacing to the normal desired ...more

How To : Create a speech bubble in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial video from Tasktutorial, the host leads you through the process of creating a speech bubble in Photoshop. As you watch this video and follow along with the host, you will learn how to create a speech bubble, like they use in the comics. You will also ...more

How To : Create handwriting in After Effects

In this Adobe After Effects tutorial, the instructor shows how to generate a hand writing effect. First, open Adobe After Effects. To do this effect, you need to use the Pen tool, which is a very good feature. Go to File menu, select new then create a new project. Go to compos ...more

How To : Create a frosty shape in After Effects

In After Effects, there are several effects that will help you to edit simple shapes into more complex images. Here is a procedure to create a spline that looks like a frosty or "icey" shape using a mask, stroke and distortion blur.

How To : Create an outline around an actor in After Effects

In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create the popular effect in which a colored stroke is placed around a keyed or rotoscoped subject. This example outlines an actor, but you can use it on anything. Create an outline around an actor in Aft ...more

How To : Apply opacity effects with InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to apply opacity effects to an object in InDesign, such as drop shadow, directional feather, and gradient feather. You learn how to separately control the opacities of stroke, fill, and text in an object, and create an object style from you transparenc ...more

How To : Create a comet/shooting star sing Photoshop CS4

There aren't any words in the silent instructional tutorial video, but if you watch carefully, you'll learn the exact steps necessary to create a phenomenal looking shooting star or comment with nice looking special effects that are achievable in Photoshop. First you'll select ...more

How To : Create a photo-on-canvas look in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to convert regular photos into works of art that create a painted on effect. By using the right brush tool, a regular picture can be made to look as though it was painted onto a canvas with real brush strokes. This tutorial shows us how to ...more

How To : Create a custom wave form in After Effects

In the first part of this After Effects tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create a customized, sound-reactive waveform using a stroke, a distortion effect and an expression. One reason you may want to do this is if you need a rounded wave (ie: a sine wave). Once you ...more

How To : Set text on fire with Adobe Photoshop CS4

Learn to use paths and brush strokes to set your logo text aflame. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing program or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to your bag of tricks, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more informati ...more

How To : Place a photo inside itself in Photoshop

This video shows you how to form an eye-catching border around any photograph by placing a photo within (or on top of) itself using Photoshop. The process includes duplicating the image, adding a layer mask, adding an inside layer stroke and drop shadow, changing hue or satura ...more

How To : Use the appearance palette in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CS2 has a ton of cool effects, fills and strokes. One of the most important, yet often over looked palettes in Illustrator is the Appearance palette. In this video of the Creative Suite Podcast Terry White will show you how to use the Appearance Palette to ad ...more

How To : Remove the background from an image in Photoshop

First double click on the image in layer window then name it and click on OK. Now if you use magic tool on the image and delete the background, it will also delete some of the image part. So to fix it you need to find that kind of places of the image and use brush tool to fill ...more

How To : Create a transform effect in Illustrator

This video takes us through the procedure of creating a transform effect in Illustrator. First, choose a rectangular box and fill color in it. Input some text inside the box. The font and the color of the text can also be changed. Then position the text properly. Make a group ...more

News : Number One and Number Two Go 3D

Start with a platform (just wide enough for someone to stand on) about ten feet in the air. This is our jousting area. Underneath the platform is an inflatable kiddie pool filled with...you guessed it...poo. Not bad enough already, Knoxville and the rest of the crew are standi ...more

How To : Do the legato bass technique on the accordion

Moshezuchter demonstrates how to do a legato bass technique on an accordion which will add drama to your playing. Legato means tying it together. When playing staccato, you touch the keys like they are hot with short strokes to get the punctuated effect. Try playing an alterna ...more

How To : Make glow effects using Photoshop

This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from tutcast.com, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more

How To : Create your own fonts & types in Illustrator

In this tutorial, user CollegeTut shows you how to customize the shapes of various fonts and text, essentially creating your own custom fonts, by converting the text of any font to outlines and then editing those outlines (bezier paths/strokes). You can modify the points on th ...more

How To : Create a new pattern brush in Illustrator

Pattern brushes in Illustrator can create additional interest and a custom look to shapes in Photoshop. Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to create new pattern brushes in Illustrator. In a series of steps creating different shapes aligned in different patterns, th ...more

How To : Make a Polaroid image in Photoshop CS3

CreativeIceDesigns shows you how to make a "Polaroid"-style image on Photoshop CS3. Open a new 400 x 500 pixel image, and create a new layer, and drag underneath the original background layer. On the original "Layer 0" (the top-most layer), take the marquee tool and cut out (d ...more

How To : Create sparkles in Illustrator

Want to create some cool effects in illustrator? Create a new layer. Draw the ellipse tool and add radial gradient, then go to transparency and select screen. Then create the star tool and deselect stroke. Drag and place the star shape on ellipse and group them. Then duplicate ...more

How To : Create a cool text style in Illustrator

Are you bored with the similar font styles? Open Adobe Illustrator, click the text tool. Select Arial font, bold & italic and a size of 48. Type some text and give its fill color-white and stroke color-black. Duplicate the layer text by going into layers. Then change the dupli ...more

How To : Create a neon text effect in Photoshop

Open a document and change the background to black. Make sure the foreground color is white, now simple use the text tool and write whatever you need to. Create a copy of the layer and switch to the copied layer. (The one at the top of the layers box) Now go to Edit / Stroke ...more

How To : Create glamour shadows & highlights in Photoshop

Learn how to touch up images in Photoshop and bring out the true potential of your art. Using subtle strokes of image enhancement you can redefine the effect that shadows have on your images and use them to bring out the aspects of the photos that you want to highlight. Simila ...more

How To : Do a double wing eyeliner inspired by anime

Start with a totally bare eyelid to create the base for the winged eye. It's important to go for a gel eyeliner. This allows you more precision than liquid eyeliners. Pull the skin taut at the outer eye, look down & using a flat brush, apply liner into lash line itself on top ...more

How To : Fill and stroke in Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 4, or CS4, software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animato ...more

How To : Photoshop digital bokeh

Ash Davies teaches us how to Photoshop digital bokeh with this tutorial. First, open up Photoshop and create a new canvas with your width at 1920 and your height at 1200. Now, create a new layer and set your background layer as invisible. Now create a medium size circle and re ...more

How To : Fix curling wallpaper seams

Some people hate wallpaper, but some people love it inside their homes. Those that do will eventually have to deal with wallpaper that will lose it's attachment. It will eventually bubble and curl. Curling wallpaper seams ruin the decorative effect of wallpaper. Eliminate the ...more

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