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Joseph W. Bourke

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I am a Multimedia & Graphic Design professional offering a full complement of animation and motion graphics. I also do quite a bit of contract animation/graphics work for production facilities who might have the basic graphics capabilites in-house, b... [more]
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Black & White Photograph Line Effect
by Mat Smith 3 days ago
Hi everyone, sorry this is my first post so forgive me if I've done anything wrong. I've been asked to put together an image similar to the attached. I assume it's some sort of brush or PS effect but
Re: Black & White Photograph Line Effect
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 days ago
The best and most versatile plugin I've seen for it is this: http: www.flamingpear.com indiaink.html It's for Photoshop, and gives you a wide array of pattern choices. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Direct
Strange collaboration
by Steve Brame 4 days ago
Does the recent collaboration between Adobe and Avid seem a little strange, if not ominous Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Driv
Re: Strange collaboration
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 days ago
This collaboration: http: www.avid.com us press-room avid-isis-adobe-collaborate This would have been helpful several years ago when I was at a Hearst station which dumped AVID as an editing platform
Lens Blur errors
by Aaron Pozzer 4 days ago
i know im not the only one who has problems with the CC Lens Blur plugin. iv googled for solutions to this problem but i still cant figure it out. when i use a depth pass to as an input for the Lens B
Re: Lens Blur errors
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 days ago
Is there possibly an issue related to the color bit depth you're using in your project Try upping the color bit depth to 32 bit and see if you see a difference. It says in the Adobe help that working
animating a hinge
by Bernd Rottenbuch 1 week ago
Hi, I d like to animate a hinge; I did a small sketch to show what I mean exactly. Would be great to have a solution, where I can pull on either end and the rest is moving accordingly. Thanks 4 now
Re: animating a hinge
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
I don't see any sketch, but when I think hinge, I think of two sides, with a rotational pin in the middle (like a door hinge). You could create your hinge with two layers in Photoshop, then move the a
need to replicate a shape many times in different places on a map...which effect should I be using?
by Nicholas Natteau 1 week ago
For a documentary-film on the Holocaust, I'm making an animated map showing the location of Einsatzgruppen massacres. I'm using this USHMM (source: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum) map for reference: A
Re: need to replicate a shape many times in different places on a map...which effect should I be using?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
Since it appears that you want accuracy in your map locations, I don't think that a particle effect would be of any use. It looks as if there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 data points (loca
font query
by chris brett 1 week ago
Hi --- am using Nexus Font font manager. Works great with AE ---- all I have to do is 'view' it in Nexus font without installing it and I can use it in an edit. I cant get Photoshop to access fonts in
Re: font query
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
Chris - I'm running an HP Z800 with dual Xeon processors, 48GB of RAM, and an SSD boot drive, so things run pretty crisply... As far as fonts on the list, if you mean in Nexus, I've categorized things
How can i get this effect?
by yigit ersoy 2 weeks ago
Hello there how can i get this effect with photoshop
Re: How can i get this effect?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
It looks to me as if this is not an effect, as much as a very well done hand drawing from a reference photograph. The black outlines could have been done in Illustrator or Photoshop, and the fill area
Advice needed on historical video
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
We've been asked to bid on a Gov't project for a historical site. The challenge is that they have an audio narration that tells the story but they have no visuals. The narration is 4 minutes long. So
Re: Re:Nick
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
Another great place you can do online research is another well-known library - The Library of Congress. There is an immense online archive which is available to all of us (our tax dollars at work - fo
Shooting images off a monitor/tv screen.
by Paul Factora 3 weeks ago
Which is the best way to go with minimal amount of flicker LED LCD PLASMA Thanks, -p
Re: Shooting images off a monitor/tv screen.
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
The best way is to avoid the camera altogether and use a screen capture utility such as Camtasia (there are others for both Mac and PC, but Camtasia is cross-platform). If you really have to shoot wit
Adobe, you guys ever gonna fix this flicker issue?
by Chris Tomberlin 3 weeks ago
After several discussions on the Adobe support site with Todd and others beginning almost a year ago, this issue remains unresolved. There are many others that have reported this issue years before I
Re: Adobe, you guys ever gonna fix this flicker issue?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
I'm not saying you don't see it, I'm just saying I've never run across it. Windows only as well. Never seen it on XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemed
complex slide show ?
by Josh Basset 3 weeks ago
I am creating a slide show rear projected on a 6 foot wide by 8 foot high screen. I have about 50 images. I want to display these images on a grid pattern with approximate 48 spaces (each space about
Re: complex slide show ?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Josh - Well, needless to say, I think that laying out the smallest possible grid, either with guides or placeholder files would be the way to start. I would also strongly suggest that you do this in A
Recover camera audio
by Samantha Davis 3 weeks ago
I forgot to turn on the lav mic of some one I was interviewing on my canon d60 and now I have just very quiet static. Is there a way to recover the internal camera audio so that I could have any real
Re: Recover camera audio
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
I would suggest trying Normalization, an effect which maximizes the volume of a track without distorting it: http: www.onlinevideo.net 2011 09 how-to-get-perfect-audio-in-adobe-premiere-and-audition J
How to create Normal Map in Photoshop on Mac ?
by Rosie Walunas 1 month ago
How do you create a Normal Map in Photoshop on a Mac from scratch, if there is away Are there any plug-ins NVIDIA only has a Normal Map plug-in for PCs, but not for Mac. I've spent hours trying to see
Re: How to create Normal Map in Photoshop on Mac ?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
You could give these two a try: http: www.allegorithmic.com products b2m overview http: www.filterforge.com There's also CrazyBump, which is new to the Mac platform, and currently in Beta: http: crazy
Pixelmator VS Photoshop article
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
Let me preface this by saying that I'm a satisfied, dedicated Photoshop user (CS6 at this point, but I've recently worked at a facility for 6 months which was on CC 2014, and loved it). I am also a fi
Re: Pixelmator VS Photoshop article
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Hi Herbert - Thanks for the info on Photoline. While I'm not in the market for a new image editor, it's always good to know what's out there, and that there's competition out there for Photoshop. It k
Apple Watch
by TImothy Auld 3 weeks ago
Anybody out there who is going to buy this Anybody Tim
Re: Apple Watch
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
I'm waiting for the wall clock... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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Adobe PP Newbie, old MacPro or new Macbook Pro
by Michael Harrington 3 weeks ago
I m working with limited budget and trying to figure if upgrading my ol MacPro or purchasing new Laptop is best for running Adobe PP. Unfortunately I can t afford to do both. I m new to Adobe PP makin
Re: Adobe PP Newbie, old MacPro or new Macbook Pro
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Here's one on the side of upgrading the old Mac Pro: http: www.provideocoalition.com wringing-the-life-of-an-old-mac-pro-tower Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Sparkle Effect on Jewelry
by Rich Reynolds 3 weeks ago
Im looking to recreate this effect on jewelry for a client. http: www.jamesallen.com engagement-rings pave 18k-white-gold-0.32ct-french-cut-pave-diamond-engagement-ring--item-2496 I've tried Trapcode
Re: Sparkle Effect on Jewelry
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
It looks to me like a very subtle application of StarGlow. By setting the threshold of the effect, you can control where the effect shows up (sparsely in this case), and also make sure that you're usi
How to make change the resolution High to low (Photo)
by Pablo Aguilar 4 weeks ago
Hey Fellas. Sorry to make post this in a DSLR Video section but i'm desperate. I need to convert my photos 2448 3264 in 1000x1000 or the equal for my client select the best (they want it that way).On
Re: How to make change the resolution High to low (Photo)
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
I would create an Action in Photoshop (basically record your 1 time conversion and save it), and make it available to Adobe Bridge. Then just navigate to your directory where the 500 photos are, and r
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Removing Sibilance With Audition CC
by Stuart Norfleet 4 weeks ago
3.3.15 Good morning! I am struggling to reduce sibilance in my recordings. I have adjusted the mic placement so that I am 5-6 inches away and parallel to the mic and I continue to produce hard consona
Re: Removing Sibilance With Audition CC
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
The real trick to reducing sibilance is to make sure it never makes it to the recording, by doing some diction training to help reduce the effect: http: www.voiceoverxtra.com article.htm id=lpspo76x T
Video Production Music For Shorts
by Ben Hilton 1 month ago
Hey all, I am wondering what music options you guys use for short pieces. I have used Incompitech for a while now, but have kind of exhausted that resource and am looking for other options. I have fou
Re: Video Production Music For Shorts
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
Pond5 has a lot of good music at good prices, but searching is not as well organized as on a dedicated music site. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Moving graphics
by Philip James 1 month ago
I need to re-create the orange graphics that move as in this video https: www.youtube.com watch feature=player_detailpage&v=37B5Zm3pC-A Does anyone have any ideas
Re: Moving graphics
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
Just creat a rounded box in Photoshop, either snapping to guides with the pen tool, or using a Custom Shape (or downloading a freebie on the net, and reshaping to taste). Fill it with white, then usin
How to make realistic soap bubbles
by Andrés Camacho Díaz 1 month ago
Hi! im working on a soda commercial and the client want some bubbles (kind of soap bubbles) but im not sure if i could achieve it on after effects, or ...any ideas i want to make them move trough trap
Re: How to make realistic soap bubbles
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
I think the only way you're going to get refraction (the distortion you see when looking through the bubble) is with a 3D application, possibly using Element 3D for your bubbles (or an external 3D app
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Animating a Still Image
by Justin Toney 1 month ago
I'm hoping someone can tell me the technical name for this. Lets say I have a still image and I want to animate a zoom and rotate so that it doesn't just look plain. What is this called
Re: Animating a Still Image
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
It's often called The Kid Stays in the Picture photo effect. Do a search on it, and you'll see why. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Import Midi File
by Tom Carlson 2 months ago
I am trying to export a set of markers from Pro Tools 11 HD to be imported into Adobe Audition CC 2014. Does anybody know of a good workflow for this From what I can see, the best way is to export fro
Re: Import Midi File
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
Although I own Adobe Audition, I choose to use Sony Acid Studio Pro for MIDI. It appears that as of CS5.5, MIDI track support went away when the application was rewritten to be cross-platform compatib
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Looking for deal on CS6 Master Collection
by Jaeson Jrakman 2 months ago
I'm not at all interested in any kind of cloud, or paying a subscription fee every month for eternity. I want to install it on my computer, and own it, and be done. I'm still l using CS3 and it's stil
Re: Looking for deal on CS6 Master Collection
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
I had very good luck a couple of years ago, finding a legal copy on *bay. The trick was to send an internal question to the seller, asking if the software was legal, and whether it would register for
Extremely Slow USB 3.0 Transfer Speeds
by Terry Nutkins 2 months ago
Hi there, I am transferring large amounts of data (250GB-1.5TB chunks) from 5x 5400rpm 2TB drives to 5x 7200rpm 2TB drives simultaneously (via copy paste in explorer) and the transfer speeds are incre
Re: Extremely Slow USB 3.0 Transfer Speeds
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
This article may help you solve your problem: http: www.tomshardware.com reviews usb-3-uas-turbo,3215-2.html Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
New to Max
by John Beyer 2 months ago
I am currently in a unique situation - Management bought 3D Studio Max to bring more photorealism to their models, however I am having a tough time getting it to work, and while there are no doubt num
Re: New to Max
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Here's the best place to start - straight from Autodesk: http: knowledge.autodesk.com support 3ds-max troubleshooting caas sfdcarticles sfdcarticles System-requirements-for-Autodesk-3ds-Max-products.h
How to create matte from edges to create transition?
by Josh Brine 2 months ago
I have a piece of artwork that i want to transition in with light rays. I want it to organically appear, just looking for some advice on using the layer that is just the artwork to drive the position
Re: How to create matte from edges to create transition?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
I think that if you copy the artwork layer, then make it greyscale, you can use that layer as the custom source for a Gradient Wipe: http: lesterbanks.com 2011 02 using-gradient-wipes-in-after-effects
Add fades to all clips at once?
by Michael Neel 2 months ago
Hello all I'm working in Adobe Audition CC 2014, and I'm trying to do something that seems like it should be very basic. I'm doing audio mixing for a feature documentary with many interview clips, and
Re: Add fades to all clips at once?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Michael - One way to do this (and it may not be the only way) is to create a single clip from the multiple clips. This appears to be non-destructive, although I have not tried it: http: helpx.adobe.co
Aimating plastic pets?
by Megan Noll 3 months ago
Hello Creative cow community! I\'m really in need of some help. I know my way around After Effects, but this project in particular has completely stumped me. I\'ve given a link to the origin
Re: Aimating plastic pets?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
This looks like a job for Crazy Talk: http: www.reallusion.com reallusiontv contenttrailer.aspx category=ct You just shoot a still of the model you want to animate, or a still grabbed from a 3D packag
Setting Origin when creating an object
by Philippe Verdoni 3 months ago
I have probably activated a wrong setting since the origin of any object that I create in 3DSMax 2012 is set at the center of the work space. Thank you for your help.
Re: Setting Origin when creating an object
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
This should clear up any confusion: http: knowledge.autodesk.com support 3ds-max learn-explore caas CloudHelp cloudhelp 2015 ENU 3DSMax files GUID-3D3DB646-42A1-4B7D-9A32-9CCDD65DE357-htm.html Joe Bou
Material Doesn't Cover
by Phil LeBeau 4 months ago
Okay - So I know I am a complete noob to 3ds. I can't even figure out how to do basic texturing. Trying to put a texture on a scroll, but on the rolled up paper, it only covers the bottom part of the
Re: Material Doesn't Cover
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
I can point you to the places where you can help yourself. Here's one: http: waylon-art.com uvw_tutorial uvwtut_01.html You can also start working on the wealth of tutorials which come bundled with Ma
How to create something like that
by Ruslan Mitiaiev 4 months ago
I was wondering if someone knows how to create something like that : http: videohive.net item mystic-wolf-reveal 7735198 WT.oss_phrase=mystic&WT.oss_rank=6&WT.z_author=Voxyde&WT.ac=search_list Was thi
Re: How to create something like that
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
My thoughts on it would be creating the animation as animated .objs in a 3D package, and then using either Form or MIR, combined with Particular. You could also purchase the animated model from a plac
Toonit Blacks out Transparent Backgrounds?
by Samuel McClure 7 months ago
I'm trying to use Toonit Retouch on clips with transparent backgrounds, but every time I use the definition slider the actor becomes surrounded by black. As a result it's impossible for me to use Toon
Re: Toonit Blacks out Transparent Backgrounds?
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 months ago
Have you given Knoll Unmult a try http: www.redgiant.com products all knoll-unmult-free Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Adobe Creative Suite on Craigslist? Pirated?
by Jon Piper 7 months ago
I connected with somebody thru craigslist who is trying to sell Adobe software. His story is that he was previously an Adobe reseller and has extra licenses around that he is trying to sell. He seems
Re: Adobe Creative Suite on Craigslist? Pirated?
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
I second Andrew's opinion, and add to it that I was able to buy a perfectly legal copy of the CS6 Master Collection on *bay. My methodology was to first find the seller with the best feedback, then se
Where does Audition put autosaved projects?
by Matt Orfalea 8 months ago
Where does Audition put autosaved projects Thanks in advance! Matt http: www.youtube.com orf
Re: Where does Audition put autosaved projects?
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
I don't have Audition on the machine I'm on, so I can't check it, but I think that if you check in the Preferences menu, you can find the file location. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media
Editing chair choices
by Mark Suszko 8 months ago
I have a doc's note telling the boss to get me an ergonomic chair that fits me better and supports the back better. Standard office chairs are not quite deep enough back-to-front on the seat cushion,
Re: Editing chair choices
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Mark - You might want to read this article from Haworth on ergonomic seating. I have two Haworth chairs that I bought slightly used from a NH state surplus outlet, and they are almost infinitely adjus
Commercial Bid itemization- How much detail to give
by Tom Strodel 8 months ago
I want to start a discussion on the issue of bid itemization on proposals to ad agencies and directly to clients. Specifically - how much detail to give, and what not to disclose. But before I relate
Re: Commercial Bid itemization- How much detail to give
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Generally speaking, I would break my clients into two broad groups: those who want every detail of the project broken out, and those who just want to know the bottom line. If you can get a feel for th
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Computers comparable to the new Mac Pro?
by Shane Whatley 8 months ago
I was wondering what opinions may exist regarding any computer that could compare to the new Mac Pro (with all the best specs). My main uses currently are After Effects and the entire Adobe CC suite,
Re: Computers comparable to the new Mac Pro?
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
I would seriously take a look at the HP Z820. If you think of it as the "old" Mac Pro on steroids, you'd be close to the mark. You can get it configured with up to 512GB of RAM, and 15TB of internal s
Crackle and Static in Voice Over Recording
by Tiffany Rice 8 months ago
I am working with a VO artist over Elance and she keeps delivering audio with static in it. When the VO artist speaks there is crackle and static in her voice. Not really there when she is quiet. I am
Re: Crackle and Static in Voice Over Recording
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Obviously the voice over artist has no idea what she's doing. The job of the VO artist is first to have a good voice, and second, if he she claims to be able to produce and deliver the VO, make sure t
Animated string
by Umberto Federico 8 months ago
Hey guys! It's quite hard for me to explain what I want to achieve but I'll try. I want to animate a line or string from being a straight line on the screen to whatever shape I want - eg. a logo or te
Re: Animated string
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
I think the Puppet Tool would be worth trying out: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using animating-puppet-tools.html Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
CC Single User License Question
by Larry Roussarie 8 months ago
Hello: I have a basic question: So, I have a single license for CC and I want to put that on two computers - my understanding is that I can use CC on both computers, say work and home. That works for
Re: CC Single User License Question
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
I am under the impression that the specifics of the Adobe "law" requiring only one user at a time, but ok to install on two machines have shifted a bit. Although you'll want to wait to get the answer
How to save preset in MBLooks 2.5?
by leaning less 9 months ago
I tried CTRL+L, but..
Re: How to save preset in MBLooks 2.5?
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
I think this might help: https: support.redgiant.com entries 21457304-Saving-and-Managing-Looks-custom-presets Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
3DS MAX 2010 - Lens Effect Glow on one side of a closed spline
by Troy Pledger 9 months ago
I m in the middle of a big project at work and after hours of searching help files, forums and Autodesk s web site and am still stuck. I created a closed spline and am attempting to add a video post l
Re: 3DS MAX 2010 - Lens Effect Glow on one side of a closed spline
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
I'm not exactly clear on what you're asking, but I'll take a shot at it. I'm assuming the spline is set to render in the view port. If that is the case, you may have to convert the spine to a Poly, th
boris 8 or 9 effects installing in AE
by Sid Olomi 9 months ago
Hey guys and gurus i have my Ae installed on a separate drive not c drive which i use ssd for fast booting lately i tried to install boris effects and red giant effects but during installation i don't
Re: boris 8 or 9 effects installing in AE
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
I don't know anything about the Boris effects, but I'd assume it's the same problem as the Red Giant ones - RG plugins have always had a problem installing anywhere but the C: drive, but you can move
Is H.264 alike WinRAR?
by Peter Bigman 9 months ago
Hello guys. Is the compression made by the camera when recording to memory cards like a WinRAR compression I mean: just like when we unzip a file, will programs like 5DtoRGB recover details that I wou
Re: Is H.264 alike WinRAR?
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
As Gary says, "No". However, if you take a look on this Wikipedia article, in paragraph four you will find that it is possible to create a lossless, or partially lossless H.264 clip, but my guess is t
wavy look
by Esteban Bustos 9 months ago
how can i achieve this "wavy" look https: vimeo.com 98912469 or this example https: vimeo.com 35003246 maybe apply adjustment layer and put a turbulence displacement thanks in advance
Re: wavy look
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
I would agree that Turbulent Displacement with a very small Size is the way to go. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
animating 2d text along a wall toward the viewer
by russell birkett 9 months ago
Hope someone can help. I have some text scrolling along a wall toward the viewer (the sort of thing you see at the stock exchange). That's all working fine, but I've come up against a problem now as I
Re: animating 2d text along a wall toward the viewer
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
You might want to try this script - it would make it really easy: http: aescripts.com 3d-splitter Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
How to imitate the 1969's moon landing transmission?
by Juan Luis Gomez 9 months ago
Hi, My name is Juan and this is the first time I post on the creative cow forums. Besides of that, I'm a newbie to sound editing so, I'm sorry, don't take it too bad with me if this is not the place t
Re: How to imitate the 1969's moon landing transmission?
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
The following might do the trick: http: www.astronautvoice.com Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com


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