Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group

After Effects Abuser Group - Pushing Pixels Beyond . . .

Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group
Tuesday, Oct. 23

Photoshop for Video

In keeping with his belief that he demos best what he's working on now, the topic will be "Photoshop fixes for those horrible pictures everyone seems to think will be just fine for you to get into the video - somehow."  Well, newsprint halftones from 50 years ago fall into that category. So do faded and stained,  torn and gouged, and spattered and speckled

Terry Syndergaard has been retouching photos for longer than he cares to remember and still had to come up with some new tricks to make these beauties play well. He will be demonstrating the free-with-Photoshop filters and techniques you must know when the need arises and, like something out of Harry Potter, the dreaded moire rears its ugly head.

These techniques are not exclusive to our dear pal Photoshop. Oh no. PhotoDeluxe has a Despeckle filter, and Gaussian Blur is called Soften. Paint Shop Pro has Despeckle, Gaussian blur, and Median filters. PhotoImpact has Despeckle, Gaussian blur and Moire filters.

If you’re lucky enough to own a UMAx scanner most models have Descreen built in. Seriously, it's not as good as it sounds.

A giant plus for the evening - Terry will demo a plug-in that handily simplifies this crucial and vastly error-prone task. So fast and so much better than Photoshop on its own, you will be overjoyed to come away with the link to download your free (FREE!) “demo version“ that actually works - no water marks, no time-outs, no lie! There is a pro version available if you so desire and want to go into business for yourself. He promises to post details later for those who cannot attend.

The Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group has presentations on video editing and special effects software, including, but not limited to, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe After Effects. Terry Syndergaard is the Manager, Bonnie Erdrich, co-manager. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The fee for non-OCMMA members is $10, or $5 for students.

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  • Philip C.

    I missed the July meeting. May I ask where I can find the presets and templates discussed in July meeting? Thanks.

    October 23, 2012

    • Cynthia G.

      Hi Philip, I'm forwarding your question to Terry and Bonnie

      October 23, 2012

    • Philip C.

      Thank you very much. That's a very fast reply.

      October 23, 2012

  • Philip C.

    Good tips on rescuing old photo and using them in video.

    October 23, 2012

  • FLB

    oooh too bad, can't make it this time. I'm shooting portraits with a green screen that night.

    October 17, 2012

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