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How To : Select alpha channels in Photoshop CS3

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 3, or CS3, is the industry-standard application for digital photo manipulation. It is ideal for professional photographers, serious amateur photographers, and graphic designers. Having the software, however, isn't enough; you'll need to know how ...more

How To : Use straight alpha channels 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 explains the difference between st ...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 : Make alpha channels for logos in Photoshop CS3

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 3, or CS3, is the industry-standard application for digital photo manipulation. It is ideal for professional photographers, serious amateur photographers, and graphic designers. Having the software, however, isn't enough; you'll need to know how ...more

How To : Use alpha channels in Photoshop for video work

Photoshop is a great video tool and this tutorial shows you one of the ways you can use Photoshop to edit and work with videos. You will learn how to use alpha channels in Photoshop specifically when working with video footage. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use alpha channels in Photos ...more

How To : Use channels to select hair in Photoshop

In this video tutorial on Adobe Photoshop CS3, we will cover using channels to cleanly cut out complex hair selections of both brunette and blonde hair on a studio style background and an outdoor scene. You will learn a lot about how to select things in Photoshop using the tec ...more

How To : Created rounded corners in GIMP

Video demonstrates how to make rounded corners in GIMP. First step is to open an image. The image needs to have transparency for this to work. An alpha channel is to be added to the image. This can be done by going to the layer option in that select transparency and add alpha ...more

How To : Fix, enhance, and retouch photos 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 : Work with WoW alpha channel textures in 3DS Max

Alpha channels are powerful tools for creating low-space 3D images, but 3DS Max cannot work with them properly. This is a major problem if you are working with World of Warcraft characters since they are largely constructed of alphas. This video will teach you how to work with ...more

How To : Build a grungy scene using MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial walks through the process of building a grungy scene. Starting with an overview of the process and scene elements, you will learn how to use stacked layers. Mixing them with alpha channels you can build up complex materials; in this case rust and dirt on a nice c ...more

How To : Create a big to small text animation in Flash

A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cool movie text effect in Flash. Start by creating the text; type in "cool", rename the layer and lock it. Now type "movie" and rename the layer. Type in "effect" and rename this layer as well. Now focus on the f ...more

How To : Add simple effects to videos using Premiere Pro CS4

This video tutorial for Adobe Premiere CS4 for beginners demonstrates how to add some simple effects to your videos using this powerful video editing program. Included are how to add alpha glow to a video, how to select a keyframe, and how to make videos move from side to side.

How To : Remove blue haze from photos in Photoshop

Learn how you can remove the blue haze from photos in Photoshop with this tutorial! 1. Select any image and right click on the menu click on Levels. 2. Select each and every channel and set input levels for red, blue and green and see the preview of the image. Set as RGB in Ch ...more

How To : Use material tags to export CINEMA 4D text

This two-part video is designed for people who are very familiar with CINEMA 4D. When you're using CINEMA 4D, you can setup channels for export to compositing applications, but sometimes a material change is more efficient and easier. In this first part, you will learn how to ...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

How To : Make a fancy border in GIMP

Learn how to make a fancy border in GIMP with this GIMP tricks video tutorial. This border can be used to frame images for YouTube videos or other things. Take your image, and go to Image and Canvas Size. The size should be made larger to allow room for your border and then cl ...more

How To : Create fades in Flash CS3

To do fading in flash, first drag an image onto your main window. Shrink it down so it fits on the window, then right click your image and hit copy frames, then come out to frame 15 and hit paste frames. Right click in the middle of the set of frames and hit "Create motion Twe ...more

How To : Make 2-layer stencils in GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to make 2-layer stencils in GIMP. First, cut out the background before you begin. Now, right click on your main layer and then select "add alpha layer". After this, select the magic wand tool and delete all the white areas on the outside of the p ...more

How To : Mask text using gradient in Flash

Want to learn how to mask text using gradient in Flash? In this 3 minute video, the viewers will learn just that. First of all, create the text that you want to mask. Next, prepare the gradient that you will be masking your text with, remember to set alpha to zero. Select the ...more

How To : Remove Vocals from Songs Using Audacity

Need to remove the vocals from a song? Audacity just might be the answer. It's one of the few free audio editing programs out there with many, many features, making it simple to create a track for karaoke or simply to listen to an instrumental version. Don't Miss: 6 Ways to R ...more

How To : Route FX using StudioLive

In this video, we learn how about routing FX using the StudioLive with Brandon Hays. To recall an effect, select the effect button and then page down to gt the list of effects for A and B. Once it's been selected, hit the recall button and then find the mono delay for the voca ...more

How To : Create a cool color blast using Photoshop CS4

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to create a cool color blast effect using Photoshop CS4. Open a new document of 700 x 700 pixels. Press ‘D’ on the keyboard and set the color palette to black on top and white at the bottom. Go to filter > render > clouds. ...more

How To : Create realism with textures in Cinema 4D

In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to use the material manager, use shaders, stretched mapping, and the bump scale map. He will also teach you how to use material channels, tiling textures, cubic projection, and do animation. Chris will show yo ...more

Kodi 101 : How to Get Free Live TV Legally

When most people first become aware of Kodi (formerly known as XBMC), they hear about its ability to stream illegal content. But the real Kodi community knows that it's much more than just a haven for pirated material — it's an all-in-one media player that addresses the majori ...more

How To : Create an alpha channel in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create an alpha channel within Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of th ...more

How To : Create a realistic rock texture using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to create a rock texture in Photoshop. First, open the program. Select your foreground as a gray color and the background as a darker gray. Go to filter and render clouds. Go to filter and noise to add noise. Add about 3 percent and cli ...more

How To : Start and join an Xbox LIVE Party (Xbox 101)

In this video from theXBox360GameReview we learn how start and join an Xbox Live party. Once signed into Xbox live, scroll to the friends channel, and select the friend you want to have your party with and press Y. Now that you have a party going, you can play some Halo wars. ...more

How To : Use Knoll Light Factory Pro After Effects plugin

This software tutorial shows you how to use the Knoll Light Factory Pro plug-in for After Effects. Knoll Light Factory Pro is the industry's favorite tool for creating lens flares, sunsets, photon torpedoes, stars and other effects. It offers a custom lens editor, auto trackin ...more

How To : Use transparency channels within MAXON Cinema 4D

Hosted by Rob Redman. This tutorial will guide you through the use of the transparency channel, using the refraction index and absorption. Then see how to use the alpha channel to add a decal/sticker to an object. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application ...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 : Use a luminosity mask in Photoshop

This video is about using a luminosity mask in Photoshop. The luminosity mask is used to enhance the color and contrast in photos that lack each of these. The color is enhanced or punched up. Choose the manipulation tool: channel and RGB. To choose RGB, touch control and then ...more

How To : Use the glow plug-in in After Effects

Many designers love hot, glowing looks. However, the After Effects Glow plug-in is available only in the Professional edition, and is not all that intuitive to use. This two-part module demonstrates how to use the same plug-in to get two quite different looks: "inside" glows f ...more

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