April 2, 2019

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2 was posted at Pro Video Coalition, with After Effects news on UI training and tutorials, several particle plug-ins, 3D text, mattes, Macintosh testing, and more.

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September 21, 2018

After Effects News 2018 September #2

Last week in After Effects (Sept#2) brought news on the 2018 release of Creative Cloud 2019, a FREE sphere/planet filter from Andrew Kramer, an After Effects 3D book, various patterns including 2018 AE branding, external data, and more.

August 14, 2018

After Effects News summaries reboot

Back to the ABC's -- the After Effects news summary series is rebooted at ProVideo Coalition. The lastest is After Effects News 2018 August #2.

Yes, it's last week’s news, yesterday. And here's AE news summaries for the last 6 weeks or so.

November 16, 2017

Squash & Stretch, a smart Keyframe Assistant, has a free version too

Squash & Stretch is a smart keyframe assistant tool for Adobe After Effects from Mamoworld that comes in a Free version and a $99 Pro version. It'll save you save time animating with its many ready-to-use behaviors. Squash & Stretch creates simple keyframes not expressions, so it's fast and easy to modify animations once you understand the toolset.

September 29, 2016

How Far You Can Lean On Stock Footage?

http://adobe.ly/2cxdlNx"Depth of Field” is a three-part web video series made entirely with Adobe Stock Film Series assets to showcase the breadth of the Adobe Stock Film Series collection. It demonstrates just how far you can lean on stock footage, even if just used as placeholders for custom shots.

See the PVC article for more, but here's a sample:

September 21, 2016

Become a contributor to Adobe Stock

Yesterday Adobe announced the public beta of the Adobe Stock Contributor website, a new platform where you can sell photos, illustrations, videos, and vector graphics directly to the world’s largest creative community. By contributing to Adobe Stock, you can showcase your work to millions of creatives right inside Creative Cloud apps. The platform is fully functional but still in beta, so feedback is welcome through the Adobe Stock Contributor forum.

One major new feature is auto-keywording, a time-saving feature that uses machine learning to automatically generate the first five keywords of each image you submit. It’ll be interesting to see if this technology can generate emotional keywords like “joy” that could help worthy content to stand out from the crowd.

Adobe has integrated Stock contributor submission directly within Creative Cloud applications, though it’s not required. During the beta phase, you’ll have the ability to upload images to Adobe Stock directly from Lightroom CC and Bridge CC, which were also just updated and released. Adobe plans to open submissions to more content types in additional CC applications soon.

There’s a 33% commission for photos and vector art, and a 35% commission for videos, “based on the price of the image.” A payout request via Paypal or Skrill is available when you have reach $50 (or Euros) in royalties (allow 7 days for payment). Check out Adobe Stock itself for info on the range of pricing.

You can visit the Adobe Stock HelpX page for general information. See also a tutorial on how to search, download, and license royalty-free video footage from Adobe Stock via the Creative Cloud Libraries panel inside Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.

Here's an Adobe Stock Contributor Spotlight sharing one contributor's experience:

June 30, 2016

Red Giant Universe 2.0 - no more free lunch

You probably already heard, but...

Red Giant Universe had been a consistently-updated mix of free and subscription effects for Adobe After Effect, Premiere Pro, and related apps like Hitfilm Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve. With the new Universe 2.0, Red Giant removed the less popular plug-ins -- and will no longer offer free tools! 

There more at PVC in Red Giant Universe 2.0: Hud, Mograph, Stylized Damage & Looks, Transitions