Preserve Transparency in an Image in After Effects

How To : Preserve transparency in an image in After Effects

In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you an often-missed feature in After Effects that can help you when trying to create transparency in an image by using the layers below as the source of that transparency. Preserve transparency in an image in A ...more

How To : Import images with transparency into After Effects

In this software tutorial you will learn how to manipulate images in Photoshop to remove the background and then bring that transparent background image into After Effects without loosing the transparency. The Photoshop section covers the use of the Magnetic Lasso tool and Qui ...more

How To : Make objects in Adobe Flash

In this video, we learn how to make objects transparent in Flash. First, open your object up and convert it to a symbol in Flash. It doesn't matter if it's a graphic or movie clip, just make sure it's a symbol. Next, click on the symbol you just created and go to "properties". ...more

How To : Use alpha channels in Photoshop

In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at making an alpha channel based upon the luminance in an image. Alpha channels allow you to store transparency in a graphic and transfer that transparency to another non-linear video editing program or compositing app ...more

How To : Do text effects in GIMP

Click in File and New to create a new document, press OK and select the text tool and click once on your file and write something, then close the window. Click in move the active layer to make easier to move the text. Go again to the text tool and click on the Color to change ...more

News : Toyota Puts Blockchain to the Test for Data Security

Toyota is testing blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for data sharing for driverless cars and other applications. This could eventually reassure buyers of its upcoming high-end cars by making sure their sensitive data is secure. As vehicles modernize, they b ...more

How To : Fix Delayed Notifications on Your Galaxy S8 or S8+

The Note 7 debacle taught Samsung an important lesson on cramming oversized batteries into their handsets, and they've applied it diligently to their Galaxy S8 and S8+. You might even say the company has gone a little too far in trying to achieve a balance between battery size ...more

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