Year in review – Genesis Project best tutorials (Part 2)
If you’d like to see the first part, you can find it here
With the Adobe break coming up, I thought I’d try and at least finish summarizing the more interesting tutorials and bits that came up in 2007. My hope is that this is a good post to bookmark for a visual summary of some of the tutorial content. So, on with the post!
We left off at #8, so lets keep it going.
9) A couple of Photoshop tutorials. Photoshop is an essential tool and I love to talk about it, but I sometimes feel guilty on posting tutorials about it because there is SO MUCH stuff out there and nearly all of it is better than mine. Nevertheless, I think that looking at the basics are useful to some (the stats prove it.) and so I’m lumping two basic Photoshop posts togeter as #9.
Cereal Box Snacks – Photoshop Basics Yes, I’ve got a weird sense of humor…
10) I like creating lower third animated graphics even if I’m not that good at it. Still, this is another good example of how to put several different features together from After Effects to create a nice look.
11) With Adobe’s Connect technology we have a platform for making e-Seminars both easy to do and informative for people who show up virtually. One that got a great response was a basic motion graphics workshop with the idea of creating a generic slate. All of the goodies including project files are included in this and most of the tutorials I post.
12) Here’s a Premiere Pro video tutorial that I did with Connect as well and recorded. It’s somewhat dull in the sense that I did it on keyboard shortcuts, but I think they (keyboard shortcuts) are so important, that I’m including it here in my best of list.
13) Tracking in AE – this tutorial took a while for me but I thought it worthwhile. The download size of this one is a little bigger, because I had to include some video, but it’s still pretty manageable. This is deeper tutorial, but a great skill to keep at the ready with After Effects.
14) Another planet tutorial – this one takes the next step and puts the moon around the earth.
15) Information Slate – Another generic motion graphics project. This one taught me that a lot of times how I approach a project or tutorial could be wrong – there is an easier way to do it. In this project, I left the wrong way I started for you to look at and possibly learn from.
I sincerely hope that these tutorials and informational bits have been helpful to you. I’ll look to continue the idea of beginner based tutorials in this blog as well some exciting new mediums we’ll be unveiling next year! Stay tuned and happy holidays!