Instructor Spotlight: Luisa Winters

By Alexander Dieguez on September 20, 2019

Meet Our Speaker, Luisa Winters, Private/Remote Pilot and Adobe Master Instructor!

"Why Do I Teach?"

I have been a trainer for over 20 years. Started teaching when I was 19 years old, and continued teaching professionals starting in 1998. I have seen my share of students, all of them with challenges and accomplishments.  All of them with similar goals: to learn, get better at their jobs and be more efficient in their workflows. I think everyone can agree that continuing education benefits both the employee and the
company that this person works for.

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Topics: Adobe, skills, continuing education, training, training benefits

The Making of Square in Adobe InDesign

By Katie Houghton on September 12, 2019

Learn how to best utilize the frame tool with InDesign in this short tutorial! 

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Topics: InDesign, graphic design, shapes, print design, Adobe

Illustrator Drawings: Making a Pizza

By Katie Houghton on August 22, 2019

Overview

The question has been asked on how to make a pizza. In the kitchen, I have my
grandmother’s recipe which is quite delicious. In Illustrator, we can also make a
pretty nice pizza. Here are some simple steps to do so for both… bon appetit!

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Topics: Adobe Illustrator, graphic design, shapes, adobe illustrator live shapes, Adobe

Maxon Cinema 4D News from SIGGRAPH 2019 and Maxon 3D Motion Design tour!

By Alexander Dieguez on August 09, 2019

Last week, Maxon, the creators of Cinema 4D, revealed their latest innovations in visual effects and animation at SIGGRAPH. Also, learn more about Maxon's road tour launching next month, The 3D Design + Motion Tour!

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Topics: Motion Graphics, 3D Artist, animation

Text Animation & Masks in Adobe After Effects

By Luisa Winters on July 18, 2019

Very often, I encounter After Effects students that want to create text animation that appears to start from inside of the viewable area. This is a very easy process that can be mastered in a very short period of time. Let's begin!

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Topics: Adobe After Effects, Motion Graphics, tutorial, Adobe, text, After Effects Masks, animation, kinetic typography

Exciting News for Unity Game Engine Users!

By Rollie Hudson on July 11, 2019

There’s exciting news on the gaming software and hardware fronts for 3D artists who are considering or who are already using the game development software, Unity 3D.

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Topics: Unity Game Engine, Gaming Development, 3D Artist, Cinematic VR, Unity, Computer Software, Adobe, Apple

How to Create a Poster Using Only Photoshop!

By Katie Houghton on June 27, 2019

Creating a poster can be done in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or even in all three. Today with paragraph and character styles there may be little reason to leave Photoshop in the first place. The steps of designing still remain the same in Photoshop, the difference is that you will not need to learn how to navigate through a lot of extra applications to create a fun and engaging poster. Follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to create an dance poster!

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Topics: graphic design, shapes, print design, posters, adobe photoshop, tutorial

Jobs For Everyone

By Yessenia Fabian on May 23, 2019

The entertainment industry is notoriously hard to break into. Unlike other industries, jobs aren’t publicly listed with aggregators or on job boards. So if you want to start, or even continue, a career as an actor, musician, singer, dancer, or even as a part of the production crew, you’re often faced with the old mantra of “It’s who you know.” The Mandy Network is changing this.

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Topics: Video Editing, Mandy Network, Production, Post Production, Employment, Career Advice

Drawing Live Shapes with Adobe Illustrator

By Katie Houghton on January 11, 2019

Learn how to draw in Adobe Illustrator with new shape technology!

Adobe Illustrator has always been the go-to application for drawing vector-based graphics and it just got much easier to draw with the inclusion of live shapes and corner widgets. In this post, we will have a complete overview of live shapes and how to customize them using custom widgets. 

AE 30 second comp Live Ellipse-1

 

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Topics: Adobe Illustrator, graphic design, vector graphics, shapes, adobe illustrator live shapes

More of the same: 6 ways to duplicate elements in After Effects

By Eran Stern on December 27, 2018

The ultimate goal of any design is to make an impression. When it achieves this goal, it fulfills its purpose: communicate the message it was intended to convey. 

Repeating some aspects of a design throughout a piece is a great design practice.  We use repetition to create a sense of unity and consistency.  It can create emphasis, hierarchy, and structure.  The more we see something, the more we familiarize with it, and as a result, remember it. 

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Topics: Adobe After Effects, Motion Graphics, After Effects Repeater, After Effects Puppet Tool, After Effects CC RepeTile, After Effects Clone Stamp Tool, After Effects CC Particle World