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Jeff Hinkle

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January 17th 2008
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Cropping to a given size/aspect ratio ?
by Michael Reed 4 weeks ago
How to I have a 1920x1080 image. I wish to CROP (not resize) a portion of that image while retaining the 16:9 aspect ratio. End image size needs to be 1280x720 for a YouTube thumbnail. So what I need
Re: Cropping to a given size/aspect ratio ?
by Jeff Hinkle 4 weeks ago
I don't have Elements, but this should work in there as well. Select your Marquee tool (M) and in the top info bar set Style to Fixed Size. Set Width to 1280px and Height to 720px. Click once in your
Text tool automatically assigning itself to underlying Shape -- halp!
by Eric Chard 1 month ago
Imagine: In a square image, make a circle with the Shape tool. With the Text tool, start adding short, center justified text in a new Text layer. Go to the MOVE tool to adjust the vertical placement,
Re: Text tool automatically assigning itself to underlying Shape -- halp!
by Jeff Hinkle 1 month ago
With your text tool, be sure to click outside the confines of the circle shape. Clicking inside will give you text-in-a-shape (your text cursor will display a small circle around the I-bar before you
After effects 2020 - Opacity on screen as a counter
by Jody Cleaver 4 months ago
Hello, hope someone can help me with this I'm trying to show the opacity % in the project on the objects as they change, the reason for this I'm exporting as stills for going over in another software.
Re: After effects 2020 - Opacity on screen as a counter
by Jeff Hinkle 4 months ago
You were on the right track. You can do this with an expression. Create a new text layer. On your text layer, Opt Alt-click the stopwatch for Text Source. In the resulting Expression field, type Math.
Use different layers of a precomp simultaneously in several comps
by Jeff Hinkle 7 months ago
So I inherited a lineup project and I'm trying to streamline and idiotproof it every possible way. It's three fullscreens, each with talent image, show title, and time. 1 slides to reveal 2, 2 slides
Re: Use different layers of a precomp simultaneously in several comps
by Jeff Hinkle 7 months ago
Thanks so much! I thought Master Properties were a 2019 feature and never looked into them, but that looks like it'll do exactly what I need once I sort out my project structure. You just saved me pil
Illustrator layers off by 1 pixel
by Jeff Hinkle 10 months ago
This is driving me nuts. I'm working on a 3D box. Should be simple. Set it all up in Illustrator, set my sizes to round numbers to make the math easy, saved to AI, imported into AE as Composition-Reta
Re: Illustrator layers off by 1 pixel
by Jeff Hinkle 10 months ago
And just for added fun, if I export to PSD layers, everything is once again a pixel too large. But if I copy and paste each piece individually into Photoshop, they maintain their correct sizes. Is it
Text disappears completely. What do I do?
by Roberts Adi 12 months ago
Ok guys I am trying to create a text logo with the text tutorial video on youtube below: https: www.youtube.com watch v=R6gVaRWSCbA&list=LLfNK-gQsdCHfsLaLwvBsWkQ&index=8 At about 1.40 on the youtube v
Re: Text disappears completely. What do I do?
by Jeff Hinkle 12 months ago
Looks like your Paint Style (bottom of the Stroke panel) is set to Reveal Original Image. Switch that to On Transparent and you should be good. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, to
layer mask flips from draw to erase
by ben wolfinsohn 12 months ago
when i make a mask and then use the brush tool it normally erases. then if i want the item to come back i use the erase tool on the mask and the item comes back. then i installed the newest version fo
Re: layer mask flips from draw to erase
by Jeff Hinkle 12 months ago
You'll get much more consistent results by not using the Eraser tool at all and just using the Brush tool at all times. Paint with black in your mask layer to hide the image, paint with white to revea
Best method for removing type bleeding through in thin page scan (attached)
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
Hi, I made a scan of a thin page in a very old book, and the type from the page on the other side is bleeding through. The page is embedded below. Could someone please recommend the best method for re
Re: Best method for removing type bleeding through in thin page scan (attached)
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Looks really good. About the only suggestion I'd make would be to desaturate your paper layer a little sothe color isn't quite so solid. There's no end of tweaks you can make to any Photoshop project,
leaving eyes blue in a desaturated 'black and white' image
by Ruby Gold 1 year ago
Hi there. I have a portrait of someone that I'd like to make a black and white image but with the blue of his eyes as the only color. I have an antique version of PS - but it works okay for me. I did
Re: leaving eyes blue in a desaturated 'black and white' image
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Hard to say without seeing your screen. Sounds like that should give you the result you want provided you're in RGB color space, not viewing a single color channel, or have a blending mode selected on
Nevermind - Answered Myself
by Jacob Roth 1 year ago
Hello All, In the video below at about a minute the tutor makes a broken path by control clicking. CMD+Click doesn't work on a Mac. What is the keys to do that https: www.youtube.com watch v=Ph6WkBCW3
Re: Nevermind - Answered Myself
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Command-click works. It stops drawing the current path and lets you start drawing the next. So, Pen tool, click click-drag to make points, Command-click to stop drawing that path, then release Command
Quick key for alternating between PAINT and ERASE?
by Eric Chard 2 years ago
Is there a key that you can hold down while PAINTING (ie BRUSH), that will automagically alternate between painting and erasing I'm looking to avoid changing tools: specifically I'm looking for a key
Re: Quick key for alternating between PAINT and ERASE?
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Hold the E key. You'll get the eraser for as long as you hold and switch back to the brush when you release. Tapping will swap tools, holding will temporarily toggle. --- It is easier to destroy than
opacity - transparency with a deletion
by Kyrina Bluerose 2 years ago
Hi, I have one image layer over a larger (no color) canvas. I select the color and delete the BG from the image. Suddenly the color that remains changes from opaque to some degree of transparency. Opa
Re: opacity - transparency with a deletion
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Best bet: your black is not 100% black, so when you select white, it's partially selecting the area you're trying to keep. I would make your selection like normal, then instead of deleting, make a lay
Need some advice to get this kind of brush stroke!
by Kore To 2 years ago
Hey guys, need some help with a work project that I'm doing right now with Adobe Photoshop. I need to create brush strokes that look exactly like the ones in the pictures that I will link below. I can
Re: Need some advice to get this kind of brush stroke!
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
You can achieve a similar look with a round, hard brush and turning on Shape Dynamics in the Brush palette. Then set it to Pen Pressure (with a pressure-sensitive tablet) or Fade (without). Although l
Layer height confusion
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Long story short: I have a comp with two independent text layers (let's call it A) nested into a second comp (B). I have a third precomp (C) with an expression using sourceRectAtTime to get the height
Re: Layer height confusion
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
looks at his ineffective 25 lines of code looks at Mr. Ebberts' working 3 lines of code weeps Doesn't do exactly what I need but gets me enough of the way there I can probably puzzle out the rest. Kn
Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 3 years ago
Hunting for a solution to the problem of using a master text layer to drive the source text of a slave text layer and have it keep multiple formatting attributes, I came across this Adobe forum post f
Re: Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 3 years ago
Don't think sourceRectAtTime() will work. We need to do things like 6P 5C with the "p", "c", and " " needing to be different weights sizes from the numbers and with flexible kerning. Short of five dif
Network render progress
by Jeff Hinkle 5 years ago
Potentially stupid but hopefully simple question: Just starting to experiment with network rendering. Seem to have the broad strokes figured out and have been happy with the results, but can't figure
Re: Network render progress
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
I don't love the watch folder network renderer. It's completely naive, with no central control over the render nodes, as you have discovered. The nodes do not report back to any server, they just plug
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Which macbook pro to buy for editing?
by Rishabh Kumar 6 years ago
I will be buying a macbook pro for my future editing as i will be traveling a lot. I use after effects, premiere pro, sometimes fcp 7 and occasionaly blender and cinema 4d. I will be watching a lot of
Re: Which macbook pro to buy for editing?
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
You've already gotten a lot of help about this here: http: forums.adobe.com message 6166727 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To
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When I hit Shift-11 to fit to fill, all the windows open on the computer slowly move to the side, leaving the desktop bare. Why?
by Noam Osband 8 years ago
Ive just discovered fit to fill and since im using a lot of slugs, this seems great. Unfortunately, Shift-11 isnt working. When I hit Shift-11 to fit to fill, all the windows open on the computer slow
Re: When I hit Shift-11 to fit to fill, all the windows open on the computer slowly move to the side, leaving the desktop bare. Why?
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
I'm guessing you're on a Mac, since what you're describing sounds like Expos behavior (the Shift key makes it go in slo-mo). Go into your System Preferences, select Keyboard & Mouse, and under the Key
Advice concerning my purchase of a new mac
by Philip Leech 8 years ago
Hi Guys, I have owned a mac for seven or eight years but when it comes to processing power I don't really know what I'm talking about. I've worked with FCP for most of that time and had no problem wor
Re: Advice concerning my purchase of a new mac
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
One thing to keep in mind before you start eyeing the iMacs: their AMD graphics cards are not compatible with the 3D raytracing in After Effects CS6 (and the cards can't be replaced). While you can te
Converting a Youtube video clip to import into FCP
by Rachel Miller 8 years ago
Hello, I have tried downloading several Youtube video file converters and I've had no success. I've also tried playing a little of the youtube video clip then selecting "Activity" under the Window men
Re: Converting a Youtube video clip to import into FCP
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
We've used the DownloadHelper add-on in Firefox for grabbing from YouTube. It's free and gets the job done.
How do i 'de-anomorphise' footage in FCP 7?
by Amy Toby 8 years ago
Hi guys, I have a clip that was shot on a 5D 16:9, but it was given to me squeezed to 4:3 "to preserve quality". (The shooter says: I did shoot HD Pro Res 422 : 16 x 9. I believe it was transferred an
Re: How do i 'de-anomorphise' footage in FCP 7?
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
If I'm understanding your question correctly, in the FCP Browser scroll to the right and look for a column labeled Anamorphic. Click it (it's a checkbox, even though it doesn't look like one) for the
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