The First Adobe Character Animator Show + A Udemy Coupon

Adobe Character Animator is celebrating the very first network tv show produced with it in “Our Cartoon President”, a spinoff of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s special guest cartoon Trump.

I’m such a huge advocate for Character Animator- I’m working on my own new show using the motion capture digital puppet software, and I’ve done multiple animated shorts and music videos using it.  Once you have your puppet created, you can plug any audio and behaviors into it to make a dynamic character without dealing with the complications of key framing or frame-by-frame animation.

“Our Cartoon President” is, in my opinion, an awesome showcase of the software.  There’s a real lively movement to these characters in a way that a lot of other cheaply animated shows can’t achieve.

If you’re intrigued by Character Animator, I encourage you to check out my Udemy course! I’ve got just 20 $10 Udemy coupons for the course here.

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Adobe Spark Post – Graphic Design On The Go

One of my most frequently used apps is Adobe Spark Post.  Every YouTube video or tutorial on Skillshare needs a well-designed cover, every Instagram or Facebook announcement could use a cleanly designed text component to catch the attention of a viewer.  Adobe Spark Post has an array of easy-to-use design features that allow me to quickly comp and arrange elements without having to bust out Photoshop on my big boy computer.  There’s a resize feature which automatically creates designs suitable for your actual output- say, “YouTube thumbnail” instead of “1920x1080px”- great for less tech savvy people, such as my wife, who see the word “pixel” and fall into a coma.

Cartoon “me” created with Adobe Character Animator!

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5 Ways To Speed Up Your Photography Workflow

Photography workflow!  Can you get better and faster in one fell swoop?  Here’s 5 tips on how I’ve been able to speed up my own photographic workflow, plus one bonus tip!

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Quick Cuts In Photoshop Mix App

Quick Cuts In Adobe Photoshop Mix!  I use this app on my iPhone to quickly select and mask out objects whenever I’m away from home, taking care of a lot of the drudge work that actually takes longer on my desktop Photoshop.  Here I show you how I get parts of action figures and animals for my animations using Adobe Photoshop Mix.

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Adobe Illustrator Speed Draw #2: Catwoman + Pose Tool

Welcome to another Adobe Illustrator Speed Draw, this time going for DC’s femme fatale Catwoman!  Selina is not just one of my favorite Batman cast members or DC characters but one of my favorite fictional characters anywhere.  And although I’m happy to draw ridiculous versions of the male Batman villains, when it comes to drawing women I feel like I need to work from some reference as to not fall into the trap of bizarre, anatomically incorrect proportions on women.  For this speed draw I show you Pose Tool, an app on my iPhone that I use to pose a generic mannequin in exactly the pose I want to illustrate.  From there we get into the vector art fun of Illustrator!

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Instant Film Collages with the Fuji Instax Mini + SQ10

More fun stuff you can do with instax mini and other intant film! I show you some model photography samples I’ve done with the Fuji instax mini monochrome film on my Fuji Neo Classic Mini 90 and with the new Fuji square instax shot on the SQ10. You’ll see some of the historical Polaroid film collage work created by famed art photographer David Hockney and we also talk about a few tips to get better results if you want to try your hand at collage work. Models include Cacia Zoo, Ana Corbi, Alana Schoen, Sparksss and Lillie Monster.

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Learning Lightroom – A Skillshare Class Series

I’ve taught photo editing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for many years in person, and put small, specialized lessons online, but I recently had the drive and time to put together a comprehensive series of Lightroom lessons.  In this Skillshare series “Learning Lightroom” we tackle the modules one by one, breaking down all the features and explaining how they may be relevant to any photographer.

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This particular lesson focuses on the Library module, an amazing organizational tool with its own development features and special capabilities.  At the end I show you how an experienced Lightroom user would utilize all the components in a real world scenario.

Sign up for the first part of the series, “Learning Lightroom: The Library Module”, is here!