Illustrator paths can be a powerful tool when combined with the animation abilities of After Effects.
Adobe has today announced the release of Creative Suite 5, including Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Flash CS5 and Dreamweaver CS5.
With clients expecting more and more from freelancers, learning new skills has never been more important. Dean Evans talks to the creatives reaping the benefits of doing so.
Carrying on from last month's tutorial we are now going to run through how to create another element in Cinema 4D and then composite them both in After Effects.
New styles and creative innovation are always in demand in the field of animation. Garrick Webster looks at how designers and illustrators are shaking up the motion design world.
Over this tutorial and next month's sequel, I will be looking at how to create an entire motion graphics piece that could well be used as an ident.
Animated text is everywhere, from commercials on television, film title sequences and corporate presentations to adverts on the London Underground.
Wyld Stallyons' Chris Sayer and James Wignall shed light on the creation of illuminated trails using Trapcode Particular.
Amazing effects can crop up when you least expect them. Josh Vanover shows you how to make random elements work for you.
What links whoopee cushions, throwing a Mac out of the window and pushbutton solutions? Jason Arber takes you on a creative journey.
In an ideal world, when creating 2.5D movies using existing photographs we would like all the separate elements within the image to have been shot separately and using the same light.
Paul Wyatt speaks to the up-and-coming animator Tom Baker about his work for TV, games promos and his own Combat Wombat.
Sam Hampton-Smith explains how floating-point colour enables you to use advanced lighting effects to transform a photo into video footage.
Motion graphics designer Ingi Erlingsson outlines the techniques used to add movement to your illustrated elements in After Effects.
You can have smoke without fire. Brothers JJ and Robbie Johnstone talk you through creating track-matte effects using just a tank of water and After Effects.