To Convert the Video File into a Compatible Structure for the Animated GIF File Format
Open Photoshop without opening the video file.
Go to File → Import → Video Frames to Layers.
In the options that appear, make sure the "Make Frame Animation" checkbox is ticked.
At this stage you can also select only a specified range of the video and only ...
Do you really need to follow the trend?
Don't ever do something because it's a trend. Do things because they're good for the user's experience because that is what's best for your company and your design. Think really hard about the implications that adding a large video to your site will have and weigh the other options you have. You don't have to use this ...
The traditional recomendation
For a 16:9 tv it is recomended a safe frame of 10% on each side and 5% on the top and bottom.
For example, a full HD 1920 would be 192px to the left, 192 to the right and 54 px on the top and 54 px on the bottom.
Oposite than print design, there is no "bleed" it is called a "safe frame" and it is to the inside. Make non ...
There is more of a need for programmers in the gaming industry than film/vfx.
Are you interested in a programming role or a artist type role? If you want to transition, you should leverage your programming skills to get a hybrid type role like 'technical artist'.
Regardless of which industry or role you aim at, experience isn't the most important thing - ...
sRGB is the correct color profile to use, but there are things you need to do in creating the images if they're going to video. Staying within broadcast standards are the safest way to go, but that's an expensive setup to work with.
For a simple, practical workflow, do this:
Set your black floor to RGB 25/25/25. Don't go below that.
Set your white ...
This is a bit late, but...
You know how you can select multiple files by
Choosing the first file
Then holding down SHIFT key and
choosing the last file
Which then automatically selects all the
files inbetween (inclusively) ...
You can do something similar here.
Select the first frame you want
Hold down Shift
Then select the last frame you want.
What you are running into is one of the big differences between video and still photography/design. Video's heritage is television, which has very different technical requirements and standards.
In video there is no such thing as #000. In the same way, there is no #fff, no #ff000, no #00ff00, etc.. TV and video standards do not permit levels of 0 or 255 on ...
Blender (2d is just a subset of 3D)
a NodeBox3 Example
A simple example of using NodeBox to make text appear, I had not used NodeBox 3 before so it took me 15-20 minutes to get up to speed (tough i have used shake and nuke which are very similar). Its ...
I am not sure if this will solve your problem, but I hope it gives you a metodology to solve it.
1) You need to define what "looks really bad" means.
Contrast. Too much contrast? Too low?
Color. Has the color shifted?
Problems with saturation? Do they look pale? Or oversaturated?
Does the problem occur with all colors? Or just with some vibrating colors ...
To my knowledge
There's frankly no easy way to do this. Its the nature of video and Photoshop is still pretty basic for animation. If you were using After Effects you could add a blurred layer mask over the timeline.
In Photoshop this question addresses how to blur all layers beneath it: Photoshop: how to create an adjustment layer that blurs all layers ...
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Pricing should always be a reflection of:
Cost of living (how much do you need to earn to live)
The actual time spent working on the project
Cost of doing business - like your computers, electricity, education and training, office space, etc.
Any regulatory/tax costs that you are responsible for
Putting it all together you should end up with a good pricing ...
I would try it with some grey. So instead of 70% opacity with a black button, Try with some dark grey with a little less transparency.
You have to look for ways to get some white into it. Very transparent textures, gradients or very slight white noise might help also.
If you have to keep the transparency, then at least make the icon itself solid, this will have enough contrast to work against the dark background - even if you can't see the outer transparent background.
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Of course it depends on what exactly you're doing, but I have found After Effects to be very helpful for most of the tasks you've outlined (resizing, cropping and compressing files).
Beyond that, I primarily use it for creating user interface transition mockups and it's a very good fit for this type of use. It renders typography nicely and allows you to ...
Whiteboard animation or Whiteboard videos
The term whiteboard animation comes from the process of someone drawing on a whiteboard and recording it. The actual effect is a time-lapse, or sometimes stop-motion. Actual animation is rarely used but has been incorporated. Other terms are video scribing, and animated doodling. These video animation styles are now ...
I had this same issue, but I've just found a solution! In Export options, select "Format > Custom", then choose at Compression Type: "Apple ProRes 4444".
Follow these steps and Keynote will create a transparent background MOV file.
The way i see it your options are:
video capture software.
You can as a alternative postprocess this and pick frames out of the video later if you want. Benefit of this is that its not interfering with your work. If eating up memory does not bother you.
you can tie a hotkey to capture the screen on disk. Software like snagit can do this. Problem is it is ...
In general, if it's unclear and unreadable watching and pausing the video, you probably aren't going to be able to "enhance" it enough to make it readable.
Technology just doesn't work the way tv shows such as CSI would have you believe it does. There's no "zoom and enhance" that suddenly makes an overly blurry small number remarkably readable.
I was able to export a bunch of still images from the video using Photoshop. I tried VLC, but the more frames I wanted to capture the more the video would freeze up; VLC would only capture the frozen frame a bunch of times. So I used Photoshop (free trial), which worked much better. I took those images and stacked the images on top of each other using the ...
This sort of effect is referred to in the 3D motion graphics community as a Plexus network effect, (Example 01, Example 02) and this specific example you show seems to me to be a vector 2D pseudo Plexus - probably done in AfterEffects using techniques such as this (tutorial video link) as I see clean vector edges throughout and no real atmospheric ...
To loop a wiggle, you can create two wiggles with similar properties, one reversed in time by using the fifth wiggle function parameter, and blend their output value trough a linear interpolation.
The procedure is fully explained here :
The resulting piece of code can replace the simple wiggle() ...
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To me, it looks like they've prepared the photos so the eyes, mouth and head shapes overlay as closely as possible. The animation looks like two main aspects are changing.
Alpha channel animation
They're using 2D morphing
The alpha channel looks to have a soft diagonal pattern though it that's scrolling from top to bottom. This is what's ...
The likely recorded actual static--which is hard to do these days since it's a remnant of our analog broadcasting days. But it's trivial to make noise in a tool like PhotoShop. Just make a bunch of noise frames and string them together in an animation
I will explain how to do this in After Effects, but many other NLE such as Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X offer the same features, only slightly differently presented:
Open After Effects (or your NLE editor)
Import the image into it
Make it the exact duration that you want your shot to be
Create keyframes for "position" and "scale" on this layer at the ...