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Removing a sunburn
Using HDR Toning in Photoshop to enhance smartphone photos
Understanding depth of field in nature photography
Q&A: Harness the power of video with Brightcove
Remove background audio noise with the Noise Reduction effect in Adobe Audition
Bringing images to life with Paravent
Client cancellations? Here’s how to use your time wisely
Creating fog with Fractal Noise in After Effects
Moving from Photoshop to After Effects
Five simple ways to optimize your YouTube channel
Two ways to stabilize motion in After Effects
Green screen on-the-go

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Harness the Power of Video

Q&A: Harness the power of video with Brightcove

Brightcove is a leading video platform that makes video work for you. Founded in 2004, the company provides technical and innovative ways to deliver a great video experience to your clients that helps grow your brand and revenue. As a

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After Effects Tutorial - Paravent

Bringing images to life with Paravent

Paravent is a useful script for Adobe After Effects that lets you take a still image and bring it to life. What’s a script? In After Effects, it’s a bunch of commands that tell the program to perform a series

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After Effects Tutorial - Fractal Noise Basics

Creating fog with Fractal Noise in After Effects

Fractal Noise is a loaded effect within After Effects that creates grayscale noise, and can be used for numerous things, such as creating patterns and textures, transitions and effects, and displacement maps. I’m talking amazing textures ranging from rocks to

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Moving From Photoshop to After Effects

Moving from Photoshop to After Effects

It may seem daunting to learn the robust interface of After Effects — Adobe’s visual effects, motion graphics and compositing application. But if you are a designer or photographer familiar with Photoshop, you’ll already know some aspects of the program.

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Green screen on-the-go

A green screen kit is handy for many video projects, but you may not own one because it seems costly to purchase or a pain to setup.  I thought the same thing when starting out, but after the expense of

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After Effects Tutorial - The Wiggle Expression

The Wiggle Expression in After Effects

After Effects allows you to write expressions. Expressions are kind of like code, but don’t be scared! I’ll show you one of the simplest yet most useful expressions there is — the Wiggle Expression. This expression can be applied to

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After Effects Tutorial - Motion Tracking

Track Motion in After Effects

Track Motion is a powerful and useful feature in After Effects. You can track data from part of a clip and then apply it to another layer so that it follows the motion of the tracked layer. During this short

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Audience Engagement Header

Three ways to improve video engagement

Engagement is my favorite metric to track, as it represents the overall performance and health of your video. Unlike so-called vanity metrics such as Views (which show the reach of your video), metrics like Audience Retention tell you the percentage

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After Effects Tutorial - Paravent

Bringing images to life with Paravent

Paravent is a useful script for Adobe After Effects that lets you take a still image and bring it to life. What’s a script? In After Effects, it’s a bunch of commands that tell the program to perform a series

Read More
After Effects Tutorial - Fractal Noise Basics

Creating fog with Fractal Noise in After Effects

Fractal Noise is a loaded effect within After Effects that creates grayscale noise, and can be used for numerous things, such as creating patterns and textures, transitions and effects, and displacement maps. I’m talking amazing textures ranging from rocks to

Read More
Moving From Photoshop to After Effects

Moving from Photoshop to After Effects

It may seem daunting to learn the robust interface of After Effects — Adobe’s visual effects, motion graphics and compositing application. But if you are a designer or photographer familiar with Photoshop, you’ll already know some aspects of the program.

Read More
Image1

Green screen on-the-go

A green screen kit is handy for many video projects, but you may not own one because it seems costly to purchase or a pain to setup.  I thought the same thing when starting out, but after the expense of

Read More
After Effects Tutorial - The Wiggle Expression

The Wiggle Expression in After Effects

After Effects allows you to write expressions. Expressions are kind of like code, but don’t be scared! I’ll show you one of the simplest yet most useful expressions there is — the Wiggle Expression. This expression can be applied to

Read More
After Effects Tutorial - Motion Tracking

Track Motion in After Effects

Track Motion is a powerful and useful feature in After Effects. You can track data from part of a clip and then apply it to another layer so that it follows the motion of the tracked layer. During this short

Read More
Audience Engagement Header

Three ways to improve video engagement

Engagement is my favorite metric to track, as it represents the overall performance and health of your video. Unlike so-called vanity metrics such as Views (which show the reach of your video), metrics like Audience Retention tell you the percentage

Read More
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Finding your niche in video

(Editor’s Note: We welcome this guest post from Andrew Ford, an award-winning video producer with 20 years of experience. Based out of the Tampa Bay, FL area, he specializes in medical video production and has partnered with numerous surgeons from

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