måndag 8 oktober 2012

Free Cinema 4D Glossy Colour Materials - Download

Watch the video for how to install instructions.

How To Export 3D Text From Cinema 4d to Photoshop (Transparent Background)

When exporting objects with transparent background the first step is surprisingly enough to create your text or whatever you want to export to Photoshop. I will use a Mograph text for this tutorial. You can 

You shouldn't have any kind of lights in the project.

1. Okay so lets open up the render settings by clicking this symbol in your overhead panel:

From there you can change everything from output size to effects such as global illumination.

Under the "General tab" theres nothing to change. Render engine should be set to full render.

Output tab: Here you set the image resolution. I usually go for 1280*720 or 1920*1080, just choose whatever you prefer. Also you have to make sure that frame range is set to current frame.

The Save tab: Select your output destination and set the file format to PNG. The other really important thing is to enable Alpha Channel, alpha channel is what makes the background transparent.

You don't need to change anything under multi-pass.

Anti-aliasing makes the edges of 3D objects nicer and softer. It should be set to best for the nicest result. Also higher the max level to 8x8 which will make it look even better.

Now your basically done with the render settings, but i will add Ambient occlusion which i think gives it a nicer shadow and so on.
To turn on ambient occlusion click effect and select ambient occlusion.
It will take a longer time to render so don't do this if you've got a slow computer. 

To render the image you will want to long-press the marked symbol at the image below and select Render to picture viewer. The image will be rendered to your output destination.

Now just drag you image in to Photoshop and you're done!

You can create some amazing stuff using this technique.
Here's an example of what I did last night, not very spectacular but anyway.

tisdag 24 januari 2012

Taking Images And Portraits With Blurry Background

In this post I will be telling you how to take pictures with a blurred background.

You need a DSLR/SLR camera to do this (well it will at least turn out better). It's also easier to do with a objective with more zoom.

The key is to have the lowest aperture number possible, and to zoom in as much as possible.

A low aperture number means that your aperture has a wider opening wich lets more light in trough the lens.
To compensate for the light you need to shorten your shuttertime a bit.

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Cut, Split, Trim, Slow- and Fastmotion - Sony Vegas Pro

In this post i'll be writing about some basic features mentioned in the description.

There is many useful features in Sony Vegas, but this is the most common features when 
talking about video editing, therefore I will describe how to use them in thos post.

SPLIT: To split a video clip is very useful, for example if you wan't to apply to different effects to one clip. 

To split a clip you start off by selecting the video clip you wan't to split and move the timeline marker to where you want the clip to be seperated.
Then basicly press S. And your clip will split!

TRIM: Trimming a clip is very simple. Maybe you don't want the part of the clip where your camera records the ground instead of the rock band on stage.

What you do to trim a clip is to drag the edges, easy as that! This technique can be used to cut a clip too.

SLOW- AND FASTMOTION: You can speed up and slow down a video clip in different ways, i'll be explaining the most basic.

To speed up and slow down a clip you drag one of the edges at the same time as you're pressing CTRL.
Drag the clip to be shorter when speeding up and the opposite when slowing down the clip.
Pretty obvious.

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måndag 23 januari 2012

Vintage Photo Style - Photoshop Tutorial

  Today we'll be working on a vintage style effect in photoshop.
    This is how the result might look like:

 Time: about 20 minutes.
 Level: intermediate

Okay, lets start
STEP 1. Open your image and unlock the layer by dubble clicking it.

STEP 2. Duplicate the layer by right clicking it and press duplicate.

STEP 3. To give the edges a of the photo a nice contrast, go to filter>other>high pass
               and set the ammount to about 2. 
               Now you wanna change the blending mode of the high pass layer
               to overlay. The high pass layer should be at the top.

STEP 4. We'll have to decrease the contrast a bit to get right retro look.
              To do so, go to the image tab in your top left adjustments>brightness 
              and contrast. Reduce the contrast by around 15 to 25 according to what
              you think looks best. Apply this to your bottom layer.

STEP 5. It's time for the most important adjustment, the curves.
              Select your bottom layer and browse image>adjustments>curves.
              We will change the reds, the blues and the greens seperatly, starting off
              with the reds,the greens, and last the blues.
              Images to show what the curves should look like:

The reds
The greens
The blues

STEP 6. Create a new layer and select This Pink Color as your primary color.
               Fill the empty layer with your bucket tool.
               Change the blending mode to screen and the opacity to around 20%.
               Merge the layer with the main photo layer by clicking CTRL+E.
STEP 7. This step is optional, you could add some noise (filter>noise>add noise).
               Set the amount to 8% or what you think looks the best.
               The distribution shloud be set to Uniform.

 STEP 8. This is the last step. We are going to add some vignette to the image.
                Select the main photo layer (bottom layer) and go to filter>lens correction.
                A window will popup. There is two tabs to the right (auto correction and custom)
                Select Custom. 
                Decrease The ammount to around -85% and play around with the midpoint to
                get the look you want. When you're done press OK.

You have finished!
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A lot of tips and tutorials are going to be posted very soon

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