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"Jeff Foster has created the only essential and definitive creation consultant to 2 of the world's maximum symbiotic instruments: After impact 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 e-book for displaying you ways Hollywood pros rather use those programs.In this moment variation to his bestselling publication, television and picture pictures veteran Jeff Foster offers all-new details on After results 7 and Photoshop CS2—plus accelerated insurance of blue/green screening and titling, attractive new photographs, and cutting edge real-world ideas for modern day execs. greater than ever, this must-have reference remains to be the single consultant that indicates find out how to use those superpower courses jointly to accomplish specialist results.The DVD comprises construction fabrics, third-party plug-ins and filters, and inventory video. you are going to additionally locate undertaking documents and pictures to compliment each one of the book's initiatives, which require After results 7 or later.Learn what the professionals recognize, together with how to:Add intensity on your animation through mimicking actual motionGrab your audience's consciousness with artistic movement titlingShoot a fresh blue/green screenApply 3D animation to second imagesRemove backgrounds with blue-screen rubbish mattesRetouch body by means of body with rotoscopingConstruct reasonable composites and locales with matte paintingMake videos from stills by way of simulating 3D digital camera motionProduce practical results similar 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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To make a seamless tile, apply the Offset filter (Filter > Other > Offset), and set the Horizontal offset to +350 pixels with the Wrap Around option selected. There will be a sharp vertical division line down the center of the image that needs to be edited out. 10). The more contrast a map image has, the more severe the motion will be. Because you don’t want violent movement in the water image you’re using, apply a 10-pixel Gaussian Blur to soften the image and take away any sharp contrast. Note: An alternative method of normalizing an image used for a displacement map would be to adjust the midtone marker in Levels; this also gives you a real-time preview of the amount of contrast in the image.

3). If you try to select all of the layers inside the folder and drag them independently, they will center in the Comp view window instead of maintaining their correct positions in relation with one another. 3 Move the imported file folder to maintain proper layer position and hierarchy. Note: If you are importing a layered Photoshop file as a composition and are not going to need the layers scaled down drastically for an extreme zoom, then simply double-click the composition file After Effects creates for you in the Project window.

4. Move the Current Time Indicator on the Timeline to the last frame position (5 seconds). In the Effects window, drag the horizontal position of the Shift Center option to the right, increasing the movement to at least 1,000 pixels. 13). You can choose a RAM Preview to test the speed at which your loop is moving. To slow it down, simply adjust the amount of motion set at the last frame in the Effects window. To speed it up, increase the number of pixels it will move. 5. 14). This will treat the displacement map as a continuous loop animation in one layer of Comp 1.

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