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sanjeev ramanathan

Iam a designer and an animator working as a Game Designer in a small company.
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May 22nd 2010
59 Posts
Using an image with built in alpha image
by Andrew Wagstaff 6 years ago
I want to add a 3D element into a photo i have i rendered the object in cinema 4D as a PSD with a straight alpha but when i import the image into photoshop i cant figure out how to get the alpha to wo
Re: Using an image with built in alpha image
by sanjeev ramanathan 5 years ago
Can you post a screenshot Beekeeper http: www.beekeepersblog.com
PLEASE tell me there is a way to apply automatic strokes using the Pen Tool.
by Jana Narin 5 years ago
To apply pencil and brush strokes using the Pen Tool (in Photoshop CC - the version I'm using), I would constantly have to right-click on my path, and on the dialog menu that pops up, select "Stroke P
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Re: PLEASE tell me there is a way to apply automatic strokes using the Pen Tool.
by sanjeev ramanathan 5 years ago
This should work, i don't about Photoshop CC, i have CS6. Go to the Pen tool options on the top and on the left select from 'Path' to 'Shape' this should create stroke automatically while drawing. Bee
Simple questions re CS6 (opening image, croppint)
by john carboni 8 years ago
Ive been using Photoshop (on Windows) for a long time, and with each upgrade install, my preferences seemed pretty much unchanged. I just installed CS6 and now my muscle memory is fighting with the pr
Re: Simple questions re CS6 (opening image, croppint)
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
Are you sure you double clicked on the desktop to open the image or you double clicked the application frame to open the image. Because they still have that double click option in CS6. Regarding Crop
How to use image and text to make smooth vector logo?
by brad hebert 8 years ago
I made a logo using an image and text. It's all solid black. When I zoom in on the image in Photoshop, there are some gray pixels between the black and white. There is a little gray on the text too, b
Re: How to use image and text to make smooth vector logo?
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
You made logo with brush or pen tool Logo designs are best if you make in illustrator or you can use the pen tool inside photoshop to create them, even if you zoom in it'll be clear. Well technically
Elliptical Marquee Tool Settings
by Jonny Webb 7 years ago
Hello, whenever i use the marquee tool, an info box appears next to my crosshairs, and its nearly always in the way!!! How to i turn off this box (it tells me the height and width of my marquee). My g
Re: Elliptical Marquee Tool Settings
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
Go to Preferences, under interface select 'Show Transformation Values' and set it to 'Never'. Thanks, Beekeeper
Smooth drawing lines with Wacom Intous
by Kyler Boudreau 7 years ago
Hey Photoshop pros...I just purchased my first Wacom. Have never done the tablet drawing, but have done a ton of drawing with normal pen and pencil. My setup is Apple Mountain Lion, Photoshop CS5 and
Re: Smooth drawing lines with Wacom Intous
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
Are you sure you are not drawing with the pencil tool. Thanks, Beekeeper
Importing & Smart objects
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
I have a logo roller with about 8 logos in some have alpha channels some don't. I want to replace one of the logo when trying to do so I can't workout a couple of things. When I drag a new logo into t
Re: Importing & Smart objects
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
So far i know tga doesn't embed alpha like PNG. You can add alpha 'channel' along with the file. Here's the step. 1. Make a selection your logo (make sure you have the running ants around your logo) (
Photoshop CS6 > Slice Select Tool
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
Hi, I couldn't find this info on the net, and even in adobe site there wasn't any solid information. Photoshop CS6 'Slice Select Tool' Q1. It has a preset (tool preset), will this work meaning, is the
file opens as black background layer
by petcov petru 8 years ago
hello I have a problem...Photoshop can't open my file anymore it just open the file as black background layer.I done some painting and I have many layers. I saved the file periodicaly,after adding mor
Re: file opens as black background layer
by sanjeev ramanathan 8 years ago
See if you can get the same preview on Bridge, because in explorer you cannot see .psd file as preview. If your file is corrupted then most likely you might not able to see the preview in bridge. It w
Spot Colors in Photoshop?
by sanjeev ramanathan 8 years ago
Hi, i would like to know what are spot colors do in photoshop for commercial printing, Why can't i do the same with CMYK and what is overlapping spot colors. Thanks Beekeeper http: www.beekeepersblog.
Re: Spot Colors in Photoshop?
by sanjeev ramanathan 8 years ago
Thanks for the information, I have never bothered about learning printing, although iam more interested now. Iam a designer and animator and everything i do is for web and nothing for printing so far.
Clipping Plane Option in Maya
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
can anyone help me with this, i've been trying this for more than an hour to figure this out. I want to see the clipping plane in maya, like the one on the image below. http: www.averpil.com fredrik a
Re: Clipping Plane Option in Maya
by sanjeev ramanathan 8 years ago
Thanks steve, got it. Bee.
I cannot open the file, text message appears instead of pic
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
I got this error when i was opening an Illustrator file from a client. "This is an Adobe Ilustrator File that was saved without PDF Content. To Place or open this file in order applications, it should
How do you add a light to a extruded text in c4d?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
How do you add a light to the text. (Area shape: Object spline) I need to get the text extruded and give light to it but the area light is taking only the spline and not the extruded text. If i drop t
Re: How do you add a light to a extruded text in c4d?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Got it, appreciate your help. Bee.
How do i create a cube with different coloured sides ?
by James Yau 9 years ago
I was just trying to design something on C4d but stopped when i couldn't create a cube with Different coloured sides Eg.. One side red one side blue anything will help thanks
Re: How do i create a cube with different coloured sides ?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Or you can select the face of the side you want and drag the material and drop it directly on the selected face (not on the object in object manager), Set selection(triangle icon) will automatically c
Content browser
by Jason Stirret 9 years ago
OK its official, the content browser has me ready for ritual suicide...I have gone over tutorial after tutorial, and i think every single one simply shows how to put presets into you scene. Anyone who
Re: Content browser
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Have you tried this, he got some pretty good tutorial technical stuffs http: www.amateurmedia.net Bee.
4layers .png image clip at 5mins gives me 2GB? is that normal?
by jessica jusay 9 years ago
I seem to forget using aftereffects, i couldnt figure out whats wrong, im creating 5mins only from a 4 layer .png clips, i put some like 5kinds of effects, its costing me 2GB already. I dont think its
Re: 4layers .png image clip at 5mins gives me 2GB? is that normal?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
2GB you mean the output or the source file Bee.
GPU crash using Sapphire's Plugin.
by Michele Poggi 9 years ago
Hi guys, something I'm unable to solve happened to me. Working on FX on Adobe After Effects I've got a GPU crash. I've got an error saying the GPU "Failed", switching all the workflow on the CPU, actu
Re: GPU crash using Sapphire's Plugin.
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Turn of OpenGL, and try again. Bee.
After Effects Window cannot Resize on PC?
by Thomas Brigantino 9 years ago
Hi, Real simple question and I feel a bit foolish asking it... I have Windows 7 and the AE Window does not have Minimize Maximize Close option in the upper right hand corner like typical Windows I thi
Re: After Effects Window cannot Resize on PC?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Is your other programs has those buttons on the top right Bee.
Wiggle with spaces
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Hi, I have a series of dots with 10 to 20 pixels gap between each one. and i have one main dot (like a highlighter) and i want to wiggle that in horizontally (vertically also for different scene)in th
Re: Wiggle with spaces
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Hi Dan, All the dot positions are predicted there is no random locations, only the flickering lights has to be in random, something like this 'http: img.diytrade.com cdimg 856805 7954021 0 1234318277
One value to a Slider control
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Can anybody help me to link the slider control to the Y value of the position layer. I have a series of circles which are placed in a row, and i want to move only on the 'Y'value, I created a slider i
Re: One value to a Slider control
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
If you want to set the y value with the slider, you could do it like this: y = thisComp.layer("Null 1").effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); value 0 ,y If you just want to adjust the y value with the s
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sanjeev ramanathan liked this 9 years ago
How to link the country names with the Globe?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
I have made a earth with plain earth map and created a globe with CC Sphere in After Effects to look like earth, now i want to link all the country names with the globe in the relevant country locatio
Re: How to link the country names with the Globe?
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Here's the final output, i hope you don't mind your name on the credit. Thanks for your help Thanks sanj.
Increase the Numbers
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
I have numbers like 6,356.7523 and i want to start from 0 (with key set, so i can adjust the key based on the animation) and it should end with this (6,356.7523). If i apply 'Character Offset' iam get
Re: Increase the Numbers
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
Have you tried the Numbers effect - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand elect
Increase the Numbers
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
I have numbers like 6,356.7523 and i want to start from 0 (with key set, so i can adjust the key based on the animation) and it should end with this (6,356.7523). If i apply 'Character Offset' iam get
Re: Increase the Numbers
by sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
Hey dave, thanks for your reply but the Number Effects goes till 30,000 only and i need more than it. Thanks sanj.
sanjeev ramanathan 9 years ago
i have a rectangle and i want to move 'up and down' with wiggle and with dan's expression i can use this

w = wiggle(2,50);
[value[0],w[1]]

but i want to add posterize time to this, so it stops in intervals and move and stop and move.

I found out an expression like this from Dan.
posterizeTime(5);

but how to mix both together?
Connect the Dots
by Eric Sanderson 11 years ago
Say i have 3 to 5 ellipse shape layers, actually just make it 3 for now to make it easier. How could i go about simply connecting those ellipses together with a stroke (or would probably have to be a
Re: Connect the Dots
by sanjeev ramanathan 10 years ago
Hey thanks i was looking similar to this. linking two points with line through beam effects is working good, but how do you get the curvy line as if you move the dot it should be like a 'S' or 'C' cur
Move a clip with keyboard
by Harry Putnam 10 years ago
Sorry to ask such basic questions here, but going through the help file is proving to be not all that helpful. I found the keyboard shortcuts section then searched the entire thing on the word move'..
Re: Move a clip with keyboard
by sanjeev ramanathan 10 years ago
you can move the time indicator by hitting 'Ctrl + right arror left arrow and press 'Left Bracket', if thats what you're looking for. Thanks sanj.
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