Bestgfx » Articles for 09.01.2011
KelbyTraining - There Are No Bad Originals
VP6F | 4h 26 mins | English | 854x480 | 23.97fps | 1024Kbps | AAC 128Kbps | 525MB
Dan Margulis hosts this in-depth session on digital image color correction. Dan shares his expertise as he takes viewers through a series of photographs and reworks the color values using a combination of Photoshop tools and actions. In the second part of this series, Dan Margulis works through a new set of images while demonstrating his methods for color correction. Dan moves images into and out of the LAB color space, he uses his Man from Mars method, employs channels as layer masks, and makes sharpening adjustments using filters. Throughout the course, Dan urges viewers to question what consititutes a bad image and which version of an image is truely the original. Find out how to improve the color quality of your digital images by following along with this course.
After Effects Tutorials By AETUTSPLUS (21 Lesson) (2010/ENG) | 4.3 GB
Aetuts+ is a site made to house and showcase some of the best After Effects tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great effects, but explain them in a friendly, approachable manner. We also stock up links to tutorials, articles, presets and plugins from around the web to help you get the most out of After Effects.
FORGING FIRE STUDIO - After Effects Tutorials (2010/Eng) | 394 MB
Forging Fire Studio is a community website geared toward learning and mastering the Adobe Creative Suite (for now). Check out the "External Resources" section located in the main navigation for more valuable resources.
Photoshop Type Effects with Corey Barker (2010) Video Tutorial | 792 Mb
Join Corey Barker as he shows designers some fun and creative ways to manipulate text in Photoshop. Along with a healthy dose of design tips, viewers will also learn about where to find free fonts on the web, sources for type-design inspiration, how to design with smart objects, color effects, and layer styles. The last few lessons of this course cover how to design with the new 3D tools in Photoshop CS5 Extended. These final lessons are specific to CS5 Extended, but there is plenty of information in this course for every version of Photoshop. Whether you work in print or web, text effects are important design elements for users in every area and at every skill level.
Red Giant - Magic Bullet Colorista II Video Tutorials (2010/ENG) | 338 MB
Colorista II brings the power of high-end color systems to your desktop. For the first time, you can perform professional color grading in your favorite editing applications and move between them with consistent, quality results. Colorista's easy-to-use interface is equally good for quick adjustments on a deadline or finessing your footage without limitations. Use the 3-Way Wheels for easy adjustment of balance and luminance; a powerful new Keyer for precision editing; and Power Masks to isolate an area for perfect finishing. Whether you are a color expert or an aspiring colorist, Colorista II will redefine how filmmakers everywhere do color correction.
Digital Tutors Video Tutorial 5-in-1 Collection | 2.50 GB
Digital Tutors Understanding Object Transformations in InDesign CS5
In this series of lessons we will learn about object transformations in InDesign. We'll get started by learning how the basic selection tool can be used not only to move objects but to resize, scale, and rotate them as well. Next we'll learn about a number of other, more specialized tools that InDesign includes for transforming objects. From there we'll learn how to fully utilize the transform panel as well as a variety of ways we can duplicate objects. During this course we will learn to view transformations as actions that can be repeated singularly or in a sequence. We'll also learn how to transform and fit images within their frames. To wrap things up, we'll learn how to apply effects to the corners of our objects as well as to the various levels within an object. After completing this course you should have all the knowledge you need to transform any object within InDesign.
The Pixel Farm - PFTrack 5 Official Tutorials (Project/2010/ENG) | 1.2 Gb
PFTrack Training: These overview movies provide a tutorial reference to get users up and running. Where possible, footage has been made available to enable those users to recreate the shots, however the use of your own substitute footage is encouraged to both test the capabilities and improve user knowledge of PFTrack.
CG.TUTSPLUS - Cinema 4D Tutorials (vol. 2) (2010/ENG) | 4.14 GB
Cgtuts + is a source of learning on all aspects of computer graphics. We pump out regular tutorials on Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox and more. We cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists.Our tutorials are the best on the web, hands-down - that's why over four million people visit our network of tutorial sites each month.
Learning Adobe Photoshop from Essential to Advance Level | 3.35 GB
Adobe Photoshop Design Effects
This course goes beyond Photoshop as a photography tool by teaching you to think differently about the way you approach your work. Whether you are a designer, photographer, or illustrator, there is something here for you. This DVD will cover some of the most eye-catching effects used in the digital arts today, and even a few things you nor your clients have ever seen before. This course is designed to give you the edge you need in this competitive market by teaching you how to bring together various elements for a resonating design aesthetic. You ll learn how to extract and distill what you need from photographs or depending on the situation and your design s requirements craft what you need from scratch
Lynda.com - Getting Started with Dreamweaver CS5 and Business Catalyst - QUASAR
Author:Joseph Lowery | Released: 12/14/2010 divline | Duration: 2:06 | divline Level: Intermediate | 249 MB
Link Sample: http://www.videobb.com/video/nIrPvafi07oL
In Getting Started with Dreamweaver CS5 and Business Catalyst, author Joseph Lowery introduces Business Catalyst, the hosted application for building and managing business web sites, and shows how to add complex functionality by leveraging its integration with Dreamweaver CS5. The course includes tutorials on setting up a Business Catalyst site in Dreamweaver, adding and customizing design elements such as blogs and forums, and employing the Business Catalyst ecommerce features to build an online store. Exercise files accompany the course.
Digital Tutors: Integrating Titles with Footage in After Effects (2010/English)
782x646 | 00:58:19 | 15 FPS XviD - 1024 Kbps | AC3 - 96 kbps 44.0 khz | 381 mb
Link Sample: http://www.videobb.com/video/t4BK5vkRzdrk
In this series of lessons we'll learn how to composite a text title into background footage. This is a common task for show openers or to add extra information into your shot.
Modeling and texturing NISSAN GTR in 3ds Max
Length: 9:00. | Language: English | 2.58 GB
Distribution consists of 19 lessons. (16 - modeling the body and wheels, 3 - modeling, texturing and lights)
Lynda.com Photoshop Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques
Author:Chris Orwig | Released: 11/23/2010 | Duration: 6:45 | Team JGTiSO | ISO | 2.64 Gb
In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques, photographer Chris Orwig shows how to master the subtleties of Lightroom 3 and maximize its efficiency. The course begins with an in-depth exploration of Lightroom catalogs to keep track of photos, collections, keywords, stacks, and more. Along the way, Chris shows how to integrate Bridge and Photoshop in the Lightroom workflow and shares advanced techniques, including image editing with the adjustment brush, automating actions, using plug-ins and extensions, exporting to email or an FTP server, and more. Exercise files are included with the course.
Total Training: Adobe After Effects CS5: Essentials (2010/English) | 1.24 Gb
Link Sample: http://www.videobb.com/video/eUOT7xDJwbUB
With Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS5 Essentials you'll learn the basics from getting started setting up compositions and importing files, to more complex animations, masks, text, and even 3D! You will learn tips and tricks, as well as techniques that you can use to create your own compositions. After Effects is the standard in the industry for compositing and graphics animation - stay competitive and add this skill set to your knowledge.
Digital Tutors: Match Moving and Compositing Pipeline in Maya 2011 and After Effects (2010/English) | 3.49 GB
Link Sample: http://www.videobb.com/video/sru6D8tuxViZ
In this series of lessons we'll learn how to take some footage and move it through the entire MatchMover to Maya to After Effects pipeline to create a finished shot. By going through the entire pipeline, we will be able to learn about specific issues and tips and tricks while moving between and inside each application.