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Introduction to Motion Graphics Free Video Seminar

Get a Free Introduction to Animation, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, & More

What is motion graphics? What’s the difference between Premiere Pro and After Effects? Do you need to be a good graphic designer to become a good motion graphics animator? What are the job opportunities in this field? In this free video introduction to the world of motion graphics, we will answer these questions and so much more. Get ready for a video packed with great information.

The following video includes 12 lessons, 100+ information slides, multiple screenings of professional motion graphics projects throughout, and tons of useful information.

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Motion Graphics 101: A Beginner's Guide

While you may have heard the term "motion graphics" before, if you’re like the majority of people, you’re probably still trying to define what it really means. In the most basic terms, motion graphics relate to animated graphic design. More simply, bringing graphic design to life by focusing on tools like animating flat images to promote the illusion of movement.

Here’s what you need to know about motion graphics:

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How Learning Graphic Design Will Help You Feel Empowered

It’s quite liberating to be your own boss. We’re talking about flexible schedules, not missing out on important events, and controlling your work environment. It’s even more exhilarating knowing that you’re spending most of your days working on something you’re truly passionate about and know it will make a difference one day. When it comes to the technology world, graphic design has long been a career choice to stimulate creativity and make a real difference. 

Here’s why learning graphic design will help you feel empowered:

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Motion Graphics: Taking Your Career To The Next Level

With so much consumerism in today’s era, getting your message out has never been more challenging. While lots of visual data is published on social media every day, there are far fewer motion apps or web-based platforms that can help drive more traffic. Companies today are considering implementing motion graphics more than ever. Animations can be used in every platform and for every type of business, strengthening company messages and brand awareness. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

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Variable Fonts: Exciting for Designers & Developers

What are Variable Fonts?

Variable fonts are a new kind of font that allows for amazing new levels of flexibility. With just one font file you can alter thickness, width, or just about any attribute you can think of... all while keeping the file-size small (important for websites).

Do not limit your thinking to the standard options that you’ve seen before (bold, italic, extended, condensed, etc.). Font designers can make variable fonts do all sorts of cool things!

example of adjusting a variable font

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Top 3 Reasons Why Learning Video Editing is Your Next Move

We know what you’re thinking: "Why would I ever learn video editing when I can just hire someone off Fiverr to do it for me?" A few other refuting thoughts may cross your mind, like the fact that it would take too much time, that you’re too busy to learn something new, that it’s too expensive to master, or that you prefer to be investing your energy on other things. While this may be the case, it’s crucial to consider that editing videos in your personal vision can help turn abstract ideas into powerful content and save you a fortune in the long run.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what the world is saying…

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Photoshop Tutorial: Using Hair Brushes to Paint Hair Masks

Topics: Using custom hair brushes to create a selection/mask, Refining the hair mask, Removing a color cast

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Photoshop Tutorial: Using Channels to Make Hair Selections

Topics: Making a selection using Channels & Curves, Refining the selection with the History Brush, Refining the hair mask

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Photoshop Tutorial: Intro to Hair Retouching

Hair Selections & the Search for the Holy Grail

Hair Selections & the Search for the Holy Grail Everyone’s looking for the easy path. The internet is filled with so-called experts doling out “tips, tricks, and techniques,” and they may sound like they are the answer, but when you try them on your photos, you just get frustrated because they don’t work. You think there’s something wrong with you or your retouching skills, but maybe that technique only worked on that one photo and background combination! It’s not as easy as learning one tip or technique. Hair is more complex than that. A blonde on a dark background must be treated differently than a blonde on a light background.

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What’s New in Photoshop CC 2019?

Each year Adobe comes out with new features, so what changed in Photoshop CC 2019? We’ll cover the most important changes we think you should know about.

Changes to Multiple Undo

Prior to Photoshop CC 2019, Cmd–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Z (Windows) acted as a toggle. It would undo, and then redo the very last thing you did. I always thought this was because of Photoshop’s roots in photography. It was useful to compare the before and after states to see if the retouching/color correction you just applied looks good. Regardless of the reason, it did make Photoshop different than other Creative Cloud apps. CC 2019 changes the keystroke to work like InDesign, Illustrator, etc.

  • In CC 2019 each time you hit Cmd–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Z (Windows), you will go farther back in your file’s history.
  • To redo, you now hit Cmd–Shift–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Shift–Z (Windows).
  • Miss the old toggle-style undo? Use Cmd–Opt–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Alt–Z (Windows).

If you don’t like the new keystrokes, you can revert back to the prior behavior as follows:

  1. Go into Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. Check on Use Legacy Undo Shortcuts and click OK.
  3. Restart Photoshop.

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