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Jeff Hinkle

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January 17th 2008
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Text disappears completely. What do I do?
by Roberts Adi 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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
First Man
by Mark Suszko 10 months ago
I think the key to a good bio pic is: did you feel like you got into the head of the subject of the movie Did you get a feel for what it was like, to be that person I don't know that I did at all with
Re: First Man
by Jeff Hinkle 10 months ago
Mark Suszko "You know, every space movie shows a bunch of vibration in the cabin during launch. First Man took this aspect to an almost ridiculous level, IMO, in every launch scene." Oh absolutely it
mask mode/layer behavior is annoying.
by Alan Stephens 10 months ago
I work on a layer mask and build my mask to remove the background andI will have the mask selected in the layer thumbnails. Frequently I need to switch to Quickmask to fill in or fine tune my mask sel
Re: mask mode/layer behavior is annoying.
by Jeff Hinkle 10 months ago
Like Kalleheikki said, view both mask and image simultaneously by turning on both visibility eyeballs in the Channel palette (same function as backslash) and just paint straight in the mask layer. If
Older AE Plugin for adding dimension to stills?
by Mike MacKenzie 10 months ago
Hey everyone... This is a long shot but worth asking. Years ago I worked with an AE guy on some furniture spots. He had a plugin where you could take a still image, define what the dimensional space w
Re: Older AE Plugin for adding dimension to stills?
by Jeff Hinkle 10 months ago
I did not personally use it, but another guy on my team used it and loved it, and the results were quite impressive. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
I had my girls watch Pee-wee's Big Adventure for the first time. I've love introducing them to the films I grew up with like The Goonies. One of my daughter's review was, "Dad, that was weird." Oh wel
Re: Pee-wee's Big Adventure
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Now, technically, was she wrong --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
Video background in Motion Graphics Template
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Potentially stupid question: So we have three different layouts of endpages with the text and talent matching the movement of three different pre-rendered 3D environments. I set up an AE project so th
Re: Video background in Motion Graphics Template
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Call off the dogs. I "fixed" it, in that it's working but damned if I know why. Re-rendering the problem files as DNXHD and replacing them in the project seems to have worked. Why that should be is be
Layer height confusion
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year 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 1 year 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
mission impossible fallout
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
spoiler free. great movie. great sound design and music. the sound should get an award for sound design. fun action movie. cruise can still run. I would say you have to see it in the theatres. its liv
Re: mission impossible fallout
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Agree that it's a good movie and a lot of fun. Was kind of surprised by how many trailer shots are not in the final film. Not small shots, either; big stunt setpieces. --- It is easier to destroy than
Solo
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Right out the gate, I have to say I really enjoyed the film Solo and I'm not sure why there seems to be so much hate for the film. I'm not sure if it has more to do with it having lots of problems dur
Re: Solo
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Stephen Smith "I'm not sure how you feel about the Marvel films." I like them a lot. I kinda doubt their claim that they were building towards Infinity War from the very beginning (I'd believe that A
Ready Player One
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
You know what you signed up for when you watch a Spielberg movie. You're asking to have your emotions thoroughly and professionally wrung out. Problem with this movie is; there's not much water in the
Re: Ready Player One
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
I'd say you nailed it. If you take away playing pop-culture "Where's Waldo" there's really not much here. I wasn't terribly engaged watching it and the more I thought back on it, the less I liked it.
Form sprite shading
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
I have tried to solve this one on my own to no avail. Was following the Harry Frank tutorial on using Form to create a crowd and all was well until I hit the part about adding lights. I created a ligh
Re: Form sprite shading
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Everything seems up to date. App Store shows no system updates and searching the manufacturer site turns up no new drivers. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
can you parent puppet pins to each other?
by Jarrick Harris 2 years ago
Hi all, I'm just wondering if it's possible to parent puppet warp pins (that are on the same mesh) to each other, so when one moves, the others move the same amount in relation to each other. I am usi
Re: can you parent puppet pins to each other?
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
No calculator required. Just a little pickwhipping. Okay, one tiny bit of calculator. Again, this will simply keep Pin 2 the same distance from Pin 1 no matter where Pin 1 goes. For this example, we'l
Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 2 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 2 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
Alien Coversthesameground
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
A much more coherent plot line than Prometheus, this basically incorporates the movie you WANTED to see - Shaw and David fro Prometheus go to the alien Geneer's Homeworld to ask WTF... -into another b
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Chris Wright liked this 2 years ago
Re: Alien Coversthesameground
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Agree both that it's gorgeous and that there's no real surprises to be had. More coherent than Prometheus but suffers from the same issue of raising more questions than it answers (which didn't need a
Network render progress
by Jeff Hinkle 4 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 4 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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Jeff Hinkle liked this 4 years ago
Which macbook pro to buy for editing?
by Rishabh Kumar 5 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 5 years ago
You've already gotten a lot of help about this here: http: forums.adobe.com message 6166727 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To
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Jeff Hinkle liked this 5 years ago
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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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