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Illustrator CC 2014 - how to remove / change transparency
by Scott Roberts 5 years ago
I noticed that after setting an objects transparency to 60%, then trimming it using another object using pathfinder minus front, it's transparency changes to 100% in the transparency panel, but it sti
Re: Illustrator CC 2014 - how to remove / change transparency
by Scott Roberts 5 years ago
Hi! Thanks for your reply. It occurs if I have a compound path made up of two or more objects with transparency, then trimming those objects - they no longer reflect a 60% value for transparency, but
Component Y'CbCr 10-bit 4:2:2
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
I'm working on some animations in After Effects CS5.5 and have been asked to deliver files as Quicktime Component Y'CbCr 10-bit 4:2:2. Do I simply work in 8bpc and render a Quicktime movie using Compo
Re: Component Y'CbCr 10-bit 4:2:2
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
Thanks for your reply! Are you saying the Component Video codec is uncompressed I'm trying to find technical information about the codec but I'm coming up short. I'm creating animations in AE, from st
Why convert?
by Justin Nathanson 7 years ago
I have always converted my raw .cr2 stills from the 5Dmii to .dng before bringing into RAW PHOTOSHOP. Just the way I was taught but I don't think I learned (or retained) why. It seems as though RAW an
Re: Why convert?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
.cr2 and .dng are both raw formats - no need to convert. LittleBlackBird.net
white becomes black and vice versa
by Guy Cruls 7 years ago
I want to superpose two layers that are both black and white. one is a graphic, the other text. I would like the bit of the black text that's above the black bird to be white. how do I do that Many th
Re: white becomes black and vice versa
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Make the text white. LittleBlackBird.net
Exporting to a PDF
by Kyle Solomon 7 years ago
Can somebody please explain to me how to export an AI file to a PDF to be viewed online Thanks!
Re: Exporting to a PDF
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Save as - PDF. In the dialog that comes up, select "Smallest File Size" in the Adobe PDF Preset dropdown. Under "Compression", adjust the settings to get the quality you want - something I've noticed,
Layered PDF
by Emil Nyutstumo Horn 7 years ago
Hi. Does anyone know how to open a layered PDF-file in Illustrator, with the layers preserved I am using Auto-CAD to create a PDF with layers (vector-based graphics), and its really frustrating not be
Re: Layered PDF
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Maybe check "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" when making the PDF. LittleBlackBird.net
Text not editable when opening a .PSD in Illustrator
by Mike Steffler 7 years ago
Hi, I have a PSD file in Photoshop with a bunch of text in it. When I open the PSD in Illustrator (Convert Layers to Objects is chosen), some of the text (the 24pt Arial) is editable, and other text (
Re: Text not editable when opening a .PSD in Illustrator
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
That function is probably wishful thinking. If you're running into issues like you are, finalize typesetting in Photoshop and don't rely on this special function. Whenever you're dealing with a printe
Why SHOULDN'T I switch to Premiere Pro?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hello all, I'm looking at making a switch at the agency where I work. Here's a quick summary of what we do: We produce short form commercial content for broadcast and the web. So that's anything from
Re: Why SHOULDN'T I switch to Premiere Pro?
by Frank Gothmann 7 years ago
Some of the main issues I have with CS5.5, adressed in CS6 - VideoIO is clunky, buggy. CS6 doesn't just fix any bugs, it's a different architecture for IO so you're also not just limited to BM or AJA
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Photoshop workflow? Manually filling shapes...
by Edward Wittlif 7 years ago
Hi! I'm getting a little more used to Photoshop (I use CS5) but I'm still very much a newbie. I'm in the process of trying to color the line art of an animated short. I attempted to use the Fill tool,
Re: Photoshop workflow? Manually filling shapes...
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
maybe use a smallish brush tool at 100% opacity on a new layer to "re-trace" an object and cover the line art, then fill that shape. Or try the "refine edge" tool which I think only works on a mask. S
Need some advice in illustrator
by Lucas Vollebergh 7 years ago
Hi Guy's! I want to make something like this http: galaxy.fili.nl (all the triangle's) Is there a simple way to do this in illustrator (Colours etc,) I'm a beginner in illustrator.. :) Thank's!
Re: Need some advice in illustrator
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
I'd make filled triangle shapes, overlayed over each other and transparency - either opacity variations or blending modes. LittleBlackBird.net
Large Building Sign Done with Photoshop & Illustrator
by Matt Greco 7 years ago
I've scoured these forums and fond some aspects of the answer I'm looking for, but not all. Brief synopsis of my project: I'm creating a large sign for a building, 16 feet X 4 feet. One of the logos t
Re: Large Building Sign Done with Photoshop & Illustrator
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
300dpi for large format projects is not necessary. 150dpi, 100dpi, 72dpi and even lower will work. 50ft, 50mph is the rule. LittleBlackBird.net
How can I do this effect in AE?
by Danielle Warren 8 years ago
Hello, I have the PSD file of the title I'm going to use and I need it to do the same thing that the one in this video linked here is doing. The way it kind of rolls in from the right. I can't figure
Re: How can I do this effect in AE?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
It's just a graphic that is masked off which is revealed by keyframing from right to left over time. LittleBlackBird.net
Where do original source files come from?
by Danielle Warren 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm an editor but trying to familiarize myself with basics in Photoshop & After Effects if called upon to do some basic graphics for projects. I love all the tutorials on here and Lynda etc. e
Re: Where do original source files come from?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
You can get them from a number of places - if you have a digital camera, you can shoot textures yourself, you can shoot buildings, people, etc, then manipulate them in Photoshop and drop them into Aft
Surface blur not working
by Kadshah Nagibe 7 years ago
I just tried different blur under filter, surface blurs etc none of them are working. In the surface blur dialog box with the preview checked I see a sample of the changes but when i click on ok nothi
Re: Surface blur not working
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
It should work the same way a gaussian blur works. Nothing special to do. Try again in a new document. LittleBlackBird.net
help with wireframe
by Dirk Pepperd 7 years ago
I am putting together a new web page (then site later) using the slice function in PS3. I'm wondering about two things one is all the background slices are gif files because i didn't go in and change
Re: wireframe
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
If you did not extract your text but rather rasterized the text into your graphics, then, yes, you lose SEO searchability. LittleBlackBird.net
2 little questions
by Alex Tsi 7 years ago
Hey guys I just discovered this forum and I am glad to be part of this community. I started using after effects and I have 2 questions that I could not find solutions to online. First one is when I im
Re: 2 little questions
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Yes, you can work with a smaller "proxy" video then replace it with the larger version when you've done all of your effects and want to render out. LittleBlackBird.net
how to rotobrush small thin objects (like eyelashes)
by john damiani 7 years ago
does anyone know how i can rotobrush small thin parts of a comp, like a hair or a chain link fence, or other such objects thanks in advance :)
Re: how to rotobrush small thin objects (like eyelashes)
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Ah, cool. Thanks for that! LittleBlackBird.net
Can anyone recommend a way to get this look?
by Ron Whitaker 7 years ago
I found these two images on one of my favorite photography websites, 1x.com. To me, the look of these images is so stunning. I love the surreal feel, and the muted colors. Though these are still photo
Re: Can anyone recommend a way to get this look?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Thanks for the tip! LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Cropping
by Alexander Walker 7 years ago
I am new:) I am stumped as to how to crop out an image existing on a layer without deleting hiding the rest of the content of all of the other layers underneath around it. If I have an image that I wa
Re: Cropping
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Use the rectangular marquee tool to select the area you want to crop and hit the "Add Layer Mask" button at the bottom of the layers palette. This will "crop" down your layer and leave the others unto
Premiere previews gone wonky....any ideas?
by Dave Hiebert 7 years ago
My previews in Premiere CS5 used to work great...I could play 3 or 4 HD video clips each at less than 100% opacity simultaneously. I could use Dynamic Link thru After Effects and work quite efficientl
Re: Premiere previews gone wonky....any ideas?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Quite a pain but have you tried converting the .mts into a container codec like quicktime animation LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
photoshop-need work on B & W picture
by Bruce Bayer 7 years ago
Im in the printing business but my designer does not use Photoshop much. Have a picture that I need worked on. Bruce B.
Re: photoshop-need work on B & W picture
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
What kind of works needs to be done to the image LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Best way to get up to speed with Photoshop/Bridge
by Frank Cervarich 7 years ago
I have been on the margins of Photoshop for a decade. Now I find I am headed towards a series of videos that will be still driven and would like to gear up in Photoshop and Bridge. I have purchased on
Re: Best way to get up to speed with Photoshop/Bridge
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Lynda.com - or - free videos on Adobe: http: tv.adobe.com product bridge http: tv.adobe.com product photoshop LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Issues with install Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Mac OS X
by Siswe lucas 7 years ago
Hi, I just install Adobe PhotoshopsCS5 elements on my mac and the software read " cannot run on this computer because the minimum system requirement is MAC OS X version" My Mac is MAC OS X version 10.
Re: Issues with install Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Mac OS X
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Is there such a things as Photoshop CS5 Elements Maybe Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Check the specs on this page: http: www.adobe.com products photoshop-elements.html LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Fit video file into a shape using Premiere Pro
by Kim Guthrie 7 years ago
How do I fit a video into a shape using only Premiere Pro Just like Photoshop uses a clipping mask to clip images into the shape of another image, I want to clip a video clip inside a circle shape. I
Re: Fit video file into a shape using Premiere Pro
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Ah, good point. I missed that part - only seeing the beginning of the post which said "shape". LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
courses
by Talla Spaul 7 years ago
Hi, I have worked with final cut pro, apple motion, photo shop, and more for more than 20 years. Since I have never needed make money out of it, I did not get any degree or any paying job. Now I am re
Re: courses
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
http: www.lynda.com LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
How to make a preview of a vector logo on an image with perspective in it.
by Carlo Veenje 7 years ago
As a volunteer I do some work for http: www.de-a.nl (about local production of sustainable energy). I created a logo with Illustrator. Now someone wants a large sticker on the side of his old Citro n-
Re: How to make a preview of a vector logo on an image with perspective in it.
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Copy from Illustrator into Photoshop and place as pixels. To distort, what I do is drag the corner handles individually to match the lines on whatever i'm dropping the object onto - in this case, the
best image still file format for animating and compositing photos in a doc-film???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
I'm making a documentary film that will use many animated composited photos as in the doc-film "Cocaine Cowboys". Can anyone tell me what format the stills should be in for compositing in Final Cut Pr
Re: best image still file format for animating and compositing photos in a doc-film???
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
I'd use the Targa format. I made a quick video tutorial on making alpha channels in Photoshop for use in editing programs: http: www.youtube.com watch v=aXqLaDDXvGs LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
"Cannot save due to disk error" on Photoshop - problems seem to span entire CS, including installer
by Nick Andert 7 years ago
So, this one's a doozy. First, system specs: OSX 10.6.8 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 15" Macbook Pro 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM 320GB Internal HD with 46GB Free So, I'm running nice old outdated Adobe CS2 (can't t
Re: "Cannot save due to disk error" on Photoshop - problems seem to span entire CS, including installer
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Ah, good to hear! LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Will CS3 files work in CS4?
by Olly Lawer 7 years ago
Hi, I want to expand my knowledge beyond the Classroom in a book for CS4. I have just signed up to Lynda.com to try out their tutorials. I notice that you can sign up to download the project files the
Re: Will CS3 files work in CS4?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
For the most part, yes...depending on your level you may be learning the basic tools and concepts which all versions share. LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Ram/system update for after effects.. Any reccomendations?
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
We recently got the Adobe Production CS5.5 suite, and I'll be working mostly in AE, but also Premiere, Photoshop, illustrator etc. My AE project as it is becoming more complicated with cameras and eff
Re: Ram/system update for after effects.. Any reccomendations?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Max out your RAM, always. Mac Mall, Mac Zone, Micro Center... LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Dpi and framze size for photo scans in FCP
by Avi Lall 7 years ago
I have a project made up entirely of photos strung together with narration and music. It will end up on an SD DVD, playable of regular TV. I assume the FCP sequence should be 720x480 DV. For scans, wh
Re: Dpi and framze size for photo scans in FCP
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Resolution is irrelevant, it's the pixel dimensions of your image - and your aspect ratio will decide that - is your project PAL NTSC 4x3 16x9 Scroll to towards the bottom of this page for pixel resol
Suggestions on new edit droid?
by Gerry Jones 7 years ago
I'm building a new edit droid for Vegas, Acid Pro, Photoshop, After Effects. How does the following look All opinions for better cheaper components are appreciated. Right now I'm well over the $1K I b
Re: Suggestions on new edit droid?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Yes, save money on an i7 sandy bridge. max out your ram though. get a video card supported by the mercury playback engine. LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Slicing a Layer into Two
by Michael Doyle 7 years ago
This is probably an extremely easy solution, but for some reason is it boggling me. I am very new to Illustrator, and figured I would try make a vector logo of something I designed in Photoshop a whil
Re: Slicing a Layer into Two
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Try watching this tutorial I made. http: youtu.be GIE5_wnAmaU It shows how to mask objects in Illustrator and teaches you basics of compound paths, etc. Basically to cut the logo "in half", first make
Working with photoshop
by Joao Souza 7 years ago
I created a lamp in photoshop and used BLENDING OPTIONS to create a light effect,saved it to compuserve(cause I want no background with that lamp )but when I add it to vegas, those blending options ef
Re: Working with photoshop
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
For an alpha channel to work, you'll need to make a mask in photoshop, then save that mask in the channels palette by duplicating it. Then save your image as a Targa and check off "Alpha Channels" in
Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by John Kaley 7 years ago
http: www.thestreet.com story 11364598 1 reality-tv-leader-bunimmurray-productions-selects-avid8217s-professional-editing-and-storage-solutions.html
Re: Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
John Heagy "If they respond and show some commitment to professionals, then it may work out. They do need to step up and eat a bit of crow in my opinion." What was their reason for dropping Shake See
Bad definition of small sized Tiff image
by Frederic Cremers 7 years ago
Hi, This is my first post and I promise I tried to figure it out without your help guys but it just doesn't work. I use Richard Harrington's advice regarding the Alpha Channels but the definition of s
Re: Bad definition of small sized Tiff image
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Those look like they might have been made in Illustrator. If so, can you use vector files instead of bitmap Make sure your originals are large and that the edges of your graphics have a smooth, aliase
Make Targa File Transparency in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Edmar Flores 7 years ago
To Whom It May Concern: I've created a ID Channel TAG for video on photoshop and saved the file as a TARGA. Imported the TARGA file to Adobe Premiere (CS5) and now trying to make the TARGA file transp
Re: Make Targa File Transparency in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Ok, first you'll have to make a mask in Photoshop to define the alpha channel, then, in the channels palette, duplicate that mask to "save" it as an alpha channel. Save your Targa and in the save dial
FCP7 to Premier Pro CS5.5 will not import
by Susan Singer 7 years ago
I want to send xml files from FCP to Premier. I've followed the instructions Adobe provides but I cannot get the sequence in Premier...it brings up Translation Report but no files appear and the curso
Re: FCP7 to Premier Pro CS5.5 will not import
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Maybe this write-up will help http: blog.vincentlaforet.com 2011 06 23 workflow-adobe-premiere-intro-and-fcp-7-roundtrip LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Capturing HDV in Premier Pro 5.5
by mike Rodriguez 7 years ago
I am capturing HDV from a Canon XHA1 that has been recorded as HDV. When I capture the video it captures it as an MPEG file. Is there a way to capture it directly as a QT Pro Res 422 or H 264 I am try
Re: Capturing HDV in Premier Pro 5.5
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
HDV video is encoded with the H.262 MPEG-2 Part 2 compression scheme. So you'll probably need to convert it to ProRes afterwards. LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Custom Highlights are grey....
by Alberto Pardo 7 years ago
Ive added a custom icon that has its own color, to be exact the icon is a pokeball as seen in the Pokemon Anime, but once done in Photoshop, when i preview it on Encore 5.5 it shows just a gray ball i
Re: Custom Highlights are grey....
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
http: www.adobe.com designcenter encore articles enc15menu.html LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
Retaining quality of 26 gig project on one DVD
by Jay Braly 7 years ago
I am VERY flame-worthy as I am very new so have mercy please. I shot a 3 hour event on 2 cameras. Edited it all just the way I like it (and quite nice I must say). I exported the media using the "Matc
Re: Retaining quality of 26 gig project on one DVD
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Use Adobe Dynamic Link to bring your Premiere project directly into Encore so you're not having to render out of Premiere first - let Encore do the work and encode your video into a Blu-Ray specific f
Changing aspect ratio in video
by David Ainsworth 7 years ago
I wish to know how to make the aspect ratio of video change part way through a video. I have provided a sample of what i wish to achieve here: http: youtu.be cA-EvNH9hok So I would want the video to b
Re: Changing aspect ratio in video
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
I would simply animate in black bars at the top and bottom to decrease the viewing area to 550px LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
is buying surcode the ONLY way to export 5.1?
by david payne 7 years ago
Hi all, only recently worked out how to create 5.1 audio in premiere pro cs5 and I've used my 3 surcode trials. I thought that as I could choose Dolby Digital within premiere that I could do basic 5.1
Re: is buying surcode the ONLY way to export 5.1?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
You should be able to map audio within Premiere: http: help.adobe.com en_US PremierePro 4.0 WS1c9bc5c2e465a58a91cf0b1038518aef7-7f46a.html There's also a tutorial link: http: cowcast.creativecow.net p
Producing a DVD and Blue-Ray Disc
by Mark Mecca 7 years ago
I'm starting to get requests by my customers to sell blu-ray discs at events that I shoot. I'm more than willing but I'm not sure how the work flow in Premiere Pro will work out. For example, I just s
Re: Producing a DVD and Blue-Ray Disc
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
At the very least I'd say you'll have to create two projects in Adobe Encore - one for SD one for HD. You can probably build one project in Premiere in HD and output two MPEG-2 streams from there - on
Which Macbook Pro to purchase
by carlton hathcoat 7 years ago
I am purchasing a new macbook pro today and have a bit of a budget issue. I use FCP, Motion, Photoshop, and compressor while editing. I do a lot of conversions for web etc Am I better off upgrading th
Re: Which Macbook Pro to purchase
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Definitely RAM upgrade. LittleBlackBird.net My Blog
FCP X Six Months Later - Blog Post
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
Blog post by Art Guglielmo - http: www.artguglielmo.com blog 2011 12 24 think-for-yourself.html He nails it with this statement: "No one in their right mind would ask a "professional" photographer to
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Re: FCP X Six Months Later - Blog Post
by Bill Davis 7 years ago
Herb Sevush "Much of the fury and antagonism on this forum would vanish if Apple simply restated your position as their own. Why do you suppose they haven't " Because it's what a small sub-section of
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Video card upgrade?
by Jeff Troiano 7 years ago
Not sure the best area to post this I have a 2009 Mac Pro 8 core 2.26, with 26 gigs ram, and stock video card. My question is with regards to video card upgrade. I'm using final cut studio 3, adobe cs
Re: Video card upgrade?
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Look at nVidia cards and see which is supported for use with your software (mercury playback engine support: http: www.adobe.com products premiere tech-specs.html) Before you go spend a grip of cash,
I stumped the Cow!! Why is it so hard to get a clear response?
by Richard Pengelly 8 years ago
I posted a question a little while back about using stills in FCP. I was surprised at the lack of responses. The ones I did get were to look at a video tutorial (Which I can't) and the other was to bu
Re: I stumped the Cow!! Why is it so hard to get a clear response?
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
Stumped because you are not providing technical details. We would need to now your project's sequence settings - you'll need to optimize your photos to work with the sequence. As mentioned, SD 4:3 16:
Problems with rendering
by Johanna Rosenguard 8 years ago
Hi! I'm quite new to this program and I've got som problems after I've rendered my video. I'm currently creating an anime animation but after I render my project it gets terrible jerky no matter what
Re: Problems with rendering
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
The ghosting appears to be frame blending...see if there's an option to turn off frame blending in your project, or if there's a way to turn it off when you render. LittleBlackBird.net GraphicsDump.co
why does Motion treat fonts differently than Photoshop?
by tad newberry 8 years ago
I loaded in the Frank font, and most of it is identical in Motion as compared to PS, but quotation marks are quite different. Just vertical lines in Motion, but curled hash marks in PS. Also, i had to
Re: why does Motion treat fonts differently than Photoshop?
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
I believe PS is using a different engine than Motion that handles text. This might help explain some of it: http: www.adobe.com devnet fireworks articles adobe_text_engine.html Adobe changed how it ha
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