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John: October 2011 Archives

Learn how to use the Photoshop vanishing function to map objects onto services to match the true perspective.

Continue reading for a full text transcript of this Photoshop CS5 tutorial.

Here's a fantastic Avid Media Composer tutorial on using Marquee to create 3D characters that fade up one at a time within a sequence pattern.

Continue reading for information on how to adjust the keyframe graph with Avid's Marquee title tool.

One of the key lessons that we teach in our Media Composer training class is how to build a moving filmstrip.  This exercise will teach you the basic building blocks for building other effects that involve timing.  Check out this short tutorial on how you can take a basic effect and turn it into something a little more dynamic.

If you're a Final Cut Pro X user, you may have noticed that all the titles, transitions, and filters are actually Motion 5 projects.  When creating title templates, it's important to use Markers in Motion 5 so you can trim your titles in Final Cut Pro X without affecting 'build-in', and 'build-out' effects.

Without this tip, you'll may find it challenging in trying to adjust title templates within the timeline.

It's easy to create dynamic custom title templates using Motion 5.  If you also own Final Cut Pro X, these templates will automatically show up in your title browser window.

Check out this short tutorial on how to use the sequence text behavior in Motion.
Learn how to create a customized lower third using Apple Motion 5.0.  Motion 5 is a must have for those wanting to learning Final Cut Pro X.  If you find this tutorial useful, be sure to check out our Final Cut Pro X training packages that include Motion 5 training.
Check out this short tutorial on how to create customized transitions in the 'Quick Transition' dialouge box.  Continue reading for a full text based tutorial.
If you're a Media Composer user, you may have noticed the 'A' and 'S' keys are labeled as 'Go to Previous Edit, and 'Go to Next Edit'.

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That's true.  However, these keys also send you directly into trim mode.  For many editors, this is an unexpected behavior.  Don't worry, you can configure the 'A' and 'S' keys so they act differently.

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Check out this short tutorial on how to alter the 'A' and 'S' keys so they truly jump to each edit point, instead of sending you into trim mode.

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