UAB’s student-driven Digital Media team is pumping up middle schoolers for college with GEAR UP Alabama.
GEAR UP, short for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a six-year government grant designed to prepare low-income 7th grade students for success during postsecondary education. GEAR UP Alabama asked UAB Digital Media to create a video that would educate parents and students about the program and get them excited. The only problem is how do 20-somethings appeal to 7th graders — while staying age-appropriate?
Rotoscoping is referred to as a technique in which animators trace over footage, frame by frame, for use in live-action and animated films. This tutorial will use the Adobe After Effects rotobrush tool to acheive this effect.
In this tutorial, the term “brush” is a little misleading. Rather than using brushes for digital painting, we will use a Photoshop brush as less of a brush and more of a stamp.
To apply text to surfaces in Photoshop, you are going to need Adobe Photoshop CS2 or later, some knowledge of Photoshop’s layout, and a couple of images
For this gif we will have a ball falling from the ceiling through a hole in the floor and reseting so it will be a continuous loop. We create the holes using the pen tool to attempt to give some perspective, and use the circle tool to create the ball. (Holding shift to scale it equally) There only need to be 2 layers, the background, and the ball. This will let After Effects import them separately so we can animate them individually.
A Bitmap TIFF is an image that has been converted to Bitmap mode in Photoshop and saved as a .TIFF file. While Bitmap images are typically black and white, Bitmap images saved as .TIFF files become black and transparent once placed into Illustrator and InDesign.
Negative uses of photoshop often buzz around on the internet and create a significant stir on social media. This is a testament to the power that photo manipulation and visual media have in society. Learning how to use the many tools within photoshop is an efficient way to expand the visual language needed in every career field.
You probably do not realize it but you use buttons every time you surf the web. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make custom buttons to put your website on the map and really interact with your audience.