Best Tutorials For Cinematic Visual Effects

•July 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Best Tutorials For Cinematic Visual Effects

It doesn’t matter whether you are a designer, a developer, an artist or an amateur learner – at some point you need to improve the quality of the original picture or video. You may want to retouch..

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a designer, a developer, an artist or an amateur learner – at some point you need to improve the quality of the original picture or video. You may want to retouch and enhance his or her photographs and videos, make it look better, more spectacular and more original. It could be for personal or commercial use. Most of us know how to edit and enhance the digital photographs using our favorite image editing software. But when it comes to videos, the techniques are completely different from that of classic image editing.

In this post we present best tutorial for visual effects in movies (with Adobe After Effects, 3DSMax etc.) that will (hopefully) teach you how to create impressive videos which can be used for your presentations or websites. Visual effects are used in post production which involves integration of live-action footage and computer generated imagery. You can use it to enhance or manipulate videos, just the way you usually do with image processing tools.

Best Tutorials For Visual Video Effects

The 007 Intro
This tutorial shows you how to achieve the classic introduction of James Bond films using only basic After Effects plug-ins.

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Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle
Use 3D Match moving to create stunning Urban Jungle effect where vector graphics are perfectly tracked to a city footage.

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Energy
Create a complex energy scene with CC particle world in Adobe After Effects. Also learn to animate particles in 3D with multiple instances.

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Droste Effect
This tutorial demonstrates the use of new Pixel Bender plug-in to obtain “Droste Effect”.

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Light Streaks
This tutorial shows you how to create light streaks inside live action footage

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Car Racing Scene
Create a scene of cars racing down a road towards camera. This can be added to your car chase footage. Although the title states the use of photographs, it can be also used with your moving footage as well. Part 1 and Part 2

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3D Shadows
Learn how cast 3D shadows onto live action footage.

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Disintegration
Build a furious procedural disintegration effect in Adobe After Effects.

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Futuristic HUD
Create 3D interface display in Adobe After Effects inspired by Iron Man’s helmet.

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Underground Blast
Simulate a dramatic underground explosion that ripples and dislodges the ground.

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Aurora Borealis
Learn how to create the Northern Lights.

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The Juno Opening Credit Look
Adobe After Effects tutorial to create famous handmade juno opening sequence.

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Artistic Look
Creating an Artistic Look with Minimax and Overlay in After Effects .

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Realistic Camera Move with Parallax
Need to add realistic camera moves? This tutorial will help you to achieve it. Also you can refer to “Virtual 3D Photos” tutorial to get more deeper into it. “Virtual 3D Photos” tutorial will teach you to create a video footage from photos with “realistic camera move” effect.

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Historic Naval Battle Scene
This is another tutorial that will teach you how to create a VFX naval battle scene from an ordinary footage.

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3D Crater
Create a realistic crater into a live footage. This tutorial has been divided into 3 parts – 3D Crater p1, 3D Crater p2 and 3D Crater p3.

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Creating an interior scene
This tutorial shows you how to make an interior scene using 3dsmax with realistic rendering in Vray. It could be used with your green screen video footage later.

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Better Compositing with Particles
This tutorial shows you a technique for placing layers inside the middle of a particle system – crucial to truly integrating your CGI effects with your live action footage or motion graphics.

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Realistic Car Hit

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Old Film look

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Particle Half-tone Effect

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3D Rain
This tutorial will teach you how to turn an aerial video footage into a cold nighttime storm with torrential rain and lightning.

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Lightsabers
Apple Motion tutorial for creating lightsabers.

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Healer
Adobe After Effects tutorial to create a realistic self healing effect.

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Time Freeze
Adobe After effects tutorial to a create illusion of frozen world around a person.

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Breathtakingly Awesome Rain Scene
Adobe After Effects tutorial shows how to create the dramatic slow motion rain drops falling scene. Part 1 and Part 2

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Slow Motion
Create a slow motion video footage without use of high speed camera.

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Car Light Trails
Create car light trail effect in Adobe After Effects with help of 3d stroke effect.

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Instant Freeze
Adobe After Effects tutorial will explain how to add instant freeze effect to a footage. Also shows how to add camera lens frost over and crack to give it a realistic look.

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Futuristic Floating Hologram Effect
This tutorial will show you how to make a futuristic floating hologram over a cellphone.

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Track Live Video to a Postcard
This tutorial shows how to track video to a Postcard using scripts which are freely available. Also shows how to recover highlights from the tracked footage and apply them back over the moving video for a very convincing effect.

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Compositing Fog
Daniel Broadway shows the correct way compositing fog elements in a video footage.

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War scene
This tutorial shows you how to create a realistic war movie from a video footage shot using only one actor and a camera man. This is an advance tutorial in which color correction and effects like realistic camera shake and bullets hitting the ground are used to give it a realistic look. Part 1 and Part 2

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Soul Removal
Create soul removal effect using particle system in Adobe After Effects. This tutorial also shows you to add facial Distortion and handy expressions to make it more realistic.

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Object Removal
In this tutorial you will learn techniques for removing unwanted objects from the footage.

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Body Shatter Effect
This shows you how to create a body shattering effect.

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Meteor Crash
Create ground destruction using 3D Max and Adobe After Effects. Tutorial has been divided into 2 part Meteor Crash 3D p1 and Meteor Crash AE p2.

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Simulated Lighting
Make explosions and muzzle flash.

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CE ColorCorrection
Adobe After Effects tutorial will teach you to change the look and feel of your footage easily with Color correction plug-in.

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Kamehameha
Learn how to make a kamehameha using Adobe After Effects with Trapcode’s Shine.

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Day to Night Conversion
Tutorial to transform daylight footage to night footage along with artificial lights and illuminate windows.

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Bleach Bypass Effect
This tutorial shows you how to get bleach bypass look to your footage in Adobe After Effects. You can also have a look at similar tutorial which uses color correction filters available with Final Cut Pro.

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Lava from dry field image
This tutorial shows you how to create lava from a dry lava field image.

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Sky Replacement
One of the most useful tutorial for your everyday videos, to fix blown out sky.

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3D Eyeball
Tutorial for creating a 3D eyeball that can look around the room, using CC Sphere to create a material of the eyeball.

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Demon Face
Very useful tutorial if you want to create a horor film. You can also have a look at the similar tutorial Vampire fang growth.

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Water Drops
This tutorial will teach you to create water droplets on the camera lens with DOF.

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Old TV Footage Effect

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Skin Displacement
Simulate the look of bugs crawling under the skin using Adobe After Effects.

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Turning to Skittles
Tutorial is quite detail (but no explanation) which shows how to create those skittles using 3D Max and compositing it in Adobe After Effects. It makes use of many techniques like rotoscoping, tracking etc. The final output it similar to Hilarious Skittles Commercial. This tutorial is split into two parts Part 1 and Part 2

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Sin City look
Tutorial for adding sin city look to a footage. This tutorial makes use of Silhouette Roto plug-in.

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Blemish Removal
You must have gone through several skin enhancement Photoshop tutorials before. But when it comes to video, the technique totally differs to that used for digital photos.

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Blood Splatter
Learn how to make blood stick to things.

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Assisted Suicide
Tutorial for compositing digital blood burst and a muzzle flash.

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EarthQuake
Tutorial to add earthquake effect in a video footage.

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Flashback Effect
This tutorial shows you how to add flashback look to your footage, like in the film “The Bourne Ultimatum”.

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Set Extensions
This tutorial will help you to customize or extend a live action set with custom matte painting. You will also learn to link several motion trackers into one null object.

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Frosty Breath
Create the illusion of cold breath on a warm day.

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Orbing and Beaming Effects

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Talking Head
The fastest way to create talking creatures without the use of keyframes.

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Invisible Effect

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23 Colorful And Inspiring Web Designs Where Textures Are In Full Action

•July 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Where do you go normally when you are planning to start your new web design project and you are curiously finding for a mind blowing web design inspiration or just want yourself to bring up with some amazing creative ideas which can help you to create your web design project like it will make a trend or inspiration for others. But sometimes, your mouse is not moving around as you want or your hand is not in your creative control or maybe when you are just tired and do not have creative mood to work. Today, We are listing down 23 Colorful And Inspiring Web Designs Where Textures Are In Full Action. This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will must boost your creative web design ideas professionally and motivate you for design your web design something which people will never forget that you have made it!

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•July 8, 2009 • 3 Comments

53 Crazy-good Digital Photography Tutorials

53 Crazy-good Digital Photography Tutorials

40 Top-Notch Print Based Tutorials

40 Top-Notch Print Based Tutorials

10 Most Wanted Vector Tutorials

10 Most Wanted Vector Tutorials

13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

Design a premium wordpress blog with Photoshop

Design a premium wordpress blog with Photoshop

Create a Character Illustration Wallpaper

Create a Character Illustration Wallpaper

50 Excellent 3D Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

50 Excellent 3D Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial

Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial

Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel

Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel

77 Ultimate Round-Up of Adobe After Effects Tutorials

77 Ultimate Round-Up of Adobe After Effects Tutorials

25 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating 3D Text Effects

25 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating 3D Text Effects

Useful Flash Cartoon Tutorials

Useful Flash Cartoon Tutorials

It’s Time to Create a ‘Neo-Constructivist’ Poster with Photoshop

It’s Time to Create a ‘Neo-Constructivist’ Poster with Photoshop

Create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster in Photoshop

Create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster in Photoshop

Artwork, Digital Photography and Inspiration
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50 Breathtaking CG Images

50 Breathtaking CG Images

50+ Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects

50+ Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects

50 Inspiring Abstract Illustrations in Web Design

50 Inspiring Abstract Illustrations in Web Design

100 inspiring character designs

100 inspiring character designs

18 Fresh Font Designs

18 Fresh Font Designs

40 of the Best Websites of Non-Profit Organizations

40 of the Best Websites of Non-Profit Organizations

Vector Backgrounds in Web Design: Examples And Best Practices

Vector Backgrounds in Web Design: Examples And Best Practices

45 Fabulous Logo Designs

45 Fabulous Logo Designs

60+ Really awesome Typography Showcases

60+ Really awesome Typography Showcases

74 Fresh Examples Of Beautiful Single Page Website Designs

74 Fresh Examples Of Beautiful Single Page Website Designs

50 Beautiful Hand-Drawn Web Design

50 Beautiful Hand-Drawn Web Design

100 Creative Twitter Backgrounds Featuring Illustration

100 Creative Twitter Backgrounds Featuring Illustration

25+ Examples of Effective Glowing Effect in Web Design

25+ Examples of Effective Glowing Effect in Web Design

13 Beautiful Graffiti and Street Art for you inspiration

13 Beautiful Graffiti and Street Art for you inspiration

43 Spectacular Examples of Fractal Art

43 Spectacular Examples of Fractal Art

12 Water Inspired Web Designs

12 Water Inspired Web Designs

20+ Excellent Free Character Illustration Wallpapers

20+ Excellent Free Character Illustration Wallpapers

Creating a tri-fold brochure plus 15 amazing examples

Creating a tri-fold brochure plus 15 amazing examples

25+ Examples of Inspirational Text Art

25+ Examples of Inspirational Text Art

40 Examples of Incredible Photo Manipulation

40 Examples of Incredible Photo Manipulation

21 Stunning Examples Of Creatively Done Stop Motion Animations

21 Stunning Examples Of Creatively Done Stop Motion Animations

23 Flourish Designs

23 Flourish Designs

Javascript and Ajax

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55 Jquery Tutorials, Resources, Tips And Tricks

55 Jquery Tutorials, Resources, Tips And Tricks

Playing with jQuery Color Plugin and Color Animation

Playing with jQuery Color Plugin and Color Animation

25 Useful MooTools Tutorials

25 Useful MooTools Tutorials

15 Best Techniques For Implementing Autosuggest With AJAX

15 Best Techniques For Implementing Autosuggest With AJAX

10 Ways to Instantly Increase Your jQuery Performance

10 Ways to Instantly Increase Your jQuery Performance

xHTML and CSS
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24 CSS (in some cases with jQuery) Navigation and Menu Tutorials

24 CSS (in some cases with jQuery) Navigation and Menu Tutorials

7 New Essential CSS 3 Techniques Revealed

7 New Essential CSS 3 Techniques Revealed

15 Effective Tips and Tricks from the Masters of CSS

15 Effective Tips and Tricks from the Masters of CSS

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Watercolor Icon Pack

Watercolor Icon Pack

50+ New and Beautiful Free WordPress Themes

50+ New and Beautiful Free WordPress Themes

30+ Useful Photoshop Custom Shapes Set

30+ Useful Photoshop Custom Shapes Set

15 Most Useful & Free Collection Of Ready-To-Use Design Freebies

15 Most Useful & Free Collection Of Ready-To-Use Design Freebies

Ultimate List of 32 Font And Typography Tools

Ultimate List of 32 Font And Typography Tools

25+ Useful WordPress Themes with Ads Ready

25+ Useful WordPress Themes with Ads Ready

Hibiscus flowers – vector freebies

hibiscus flowers - vector freebies

100 New and Beautiful Seamless Patterns

100 New and Beautiful Seamless Patterns

35 Excellent Websites for Downloading Free CSS Template

35 Excellent Websites for Downloading Free CSS Template

20+ Beautiful Free Serif Fonts

20+ Beautiful Free Serif Fonts

30+ High Quality Metallic Texture, Pattern, Brushes and Photoshop Tutorials

30+ High Quality Metallic Texture, Pattern, Brushes and Photoshop Tutorials

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12 Essential Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo

12 Essential Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo

20+ WordPress Recipes (Codes)

20+ WordPress Recipes (Codes)

Ten Rock Solid Free Platforms To Start Your Successful Website

Ten Rock Solid Free Platforms To Start Your Successful Website

40 Must Have Cheat Sheets for effective Web Designers

40 Must Have Cheat Sheets for effective Web Designers

20 Tools to Make the Life of a Web Developer Easier

20 Tools to Make the Life of a Web Developer Easier

10 Ways To Make Your Site Accessible Using Web Standards

10 Ways To Make Your Site Accessible Using Web Standards

70 Cinematic Visual Effects Tutorials

•July 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Best Tutorials For Cinematic Visual Effects

It doesn’t matter whether you are a designer, a developer, an artist or an amateur learner – at some point you need to improve the quality of the original picture or video. You may want to retouch..

videomotion

It doesn’t matter whether you are a designer, a developer, an artist or an amateur learner – at some point you need to improve the quality of the original picture or video. You may want to retouch and enhance his or her photographs and videos, make it look better, more spectacular and more original. It could be for personal or commercial use. Most of us know how to edit and enhance the digital photographs using our favorite image editing software. But when it comes to videos, the techniques are completely different from that of classic image editing.

In this post we present best tutorial for visual effects in movies (with Adobe After Effects, 3DSMax etc.) that will (hopefully) teach you how to create impressive videos which can be used for your presentations or websites. Visual effects are used in post production which involves integration of live-action footage and computer generated imagery. You can use it to enhance or manipulate videos, just the way you usually do with image processing tools.

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Assemble a Computer by Yourself

•July 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

It is increasingly popular to build your own computer. In most cases, it saves money, and it guarantees you get what you want. It also assures you avoid proprietary designs many companies use to keep you coming to them for new parts. Best of all, having built the system yourself, you become very familiar with that system and with computers in general.

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50 Excellent 3D Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

•July 6, 2009 • 1 Comment

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

50 Excellent 3D Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator is one of the best applications for making graphic artwork like logos, print designs and Web pages. As time goes on, more and more Illustrator techniques are introduced by talented… Here then is our round-up of 50 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for 3D artwork. You’ll learn a lot of techniques and good practices.

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Basic Training for After Effects

•July 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

After Effects Basic Training

In this Free Video Training Series, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques for Motion Tracking, Color Keying and even 3D Title Design. Of course, we’ll cover the basics too.