I’m very excited to share a new tutorial on replacing skies in Photoshop. In this video, I demonstrate how to use the Content-Aware Fill, Channels, Layer Mask, and Dodge/Burn tools to create a matte for the existing bland-looking sky and drop in a new sky.
Perhaps you’ve seen in the media recently about a meteor appearing over Oklahoma City. Or maybe you noticed the story on Reddit? These videos have been revealed to be part of a campaign by Digital-Tutors to promote their training courses. They have also created a FREE After Effects training course to show how they accomplished the effects.
So check out DT’s original post on the fake meteor below, watch the videos, and perhaps leave a comment below.
First of all, let me say that this has been 5 1/2 months in coming. I have finally made available a video that I shot last August for my town’s fire department, which was holding an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Hit the jump for the video and a short effects tutorial. Continue reading
Premultiplication and unpremultiplication are essential concepts for any compositing artist to master. Premultiply refers to performing a multiplication operation on the alpha and color channels of an image. Unpremultiplying then, refers to dividing the RGB image color by the alpha. Without the proper use of these techniques, edge artifacts and/or incorrect color correction can occur. Continue reading
I have finished a tutorial on how to upsample images in Adobe Photoshop CC with the new ‘Preserve Details’ feature. Upsampling is the process of mathematically interpolating new pixels to enlarge images based on the pixels surrounding them. If this video helps you, be sure to leave a comment below.
I did a short series of tutorials explaining how to use the new camera tracker in After Effects and how to integrate 3D text and track solids into your scene in 3D.
I put together some new tutorials for After Effects. They were made in CS6, but aren’t particular to that version. I made the first one because the idea has been with me for a fairly long time. I see other people color correcting using other methods, but not with the way that I’ve found. I’ve shared this with a few other people already because I believe that people don’t realize the good that Color Finesse can do in their lives.
The second tutorial is less of a tutorial and more of a walkthrough in “how I did this” about a movie poster that I made for “Strongman vs. The Metal Menace.” Goes over really basic compositing of 3D layers and some masking and color correcting tricks. Continue reading