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Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 is now available

Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 is out now. It has new features and services for more efficient, deeply collaborative video and audio workflows with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and more.

Learn more about the Adobe CC update at Toolfarm.com

Learn more about what’s new to Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, and Audition.

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Imagineer mocha Pro 5 Tutorial and Review

Michele from Toolfarm uses mocha Pro to remove people and a sign from handheld video, then creates a mood with Boris Continuum Complete plug-ins, as well as adds a ghost! She talks about her experience using the plug-ins as well.

Michele says, “Imagineer mocha Pro 5 is a tool that every visual effects person must have! In this video above, I walk users through how to remove an object (actually 2 – one moving and one not moving on a handheld shot). The areas that were removed were replaced with a cleanplate generated with mocha Pro and edited in Photoshop. Notice how well the perspective is kept and how perfectly the edges blend. Doing this by hand would have taken days. mocha Pro is fast and efficient. I should note here that I used the mocha Pro plug-in which works in After Effects and I show how easy it is to incorporate that into your workflow. I use the tracking data that I generated removing the sign to place a giant ghost in the shot. Sure, it’s goofy, but it shows how powerful and fast mocha Pro is! I finish the shot with some color grading and effects created with Boris Continuum Complete.

mocha Pro is a lot of fun to use because it opens up opportunities that would either take an enormous amount of time and patience or couldn’t even be done without the software.”

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Adobe Feature Request & Bug Form

 

Check out the Adobe Feature Request & Bug Form, AKA the Wishform for Adobe products. The form includes all Adobe software such as After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, SpeedGrade, and Illustrator.

Submit your Feature Request and Bugs here

Best Practices on Submitting a Feature Request or Bug Fix

Adobe is a company that has a reputation for really listening to its customers. It’s highly likely that every submission will be read by Adobe, but here are a few tips, or best practices, to make your request rise above the rest.Adobe Logo

  1. Have more than one Feature Request? Break up your feature requests into multiple. Don’t put them in one submission so each one can be addressed separately.
  2. Write clearly and succinctly by getting to the point and not rambling.
  3. Does the feature doesn’t already exist? Check the latest release before submitting a request if you use an older version. It’s common sense, I know! Download the current version of Adobe Creative Cloud and take it for a spin.
  4. Check out online forums with feature requests, which may be very helpful in finding out if it is a common request.
  5. For bug reports, include all pertinent information. This includes the make/model of your computer, software version, graphics card information, etc.
  6. Check the Adobe Support Home page for info on your product. Ask Customer Service if the problem is related to activation. Also, check online forums first because there a bug fix available already.

 

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Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, plus a new freebie!

A while ago I did an exhaustive series at Toolfarm on fixing skin and digital makeup. Well, there are always new tools and tutorials coming out. There’s a “name your own price” tool, (which is a freebie if you’re not feeling generous) from Mamoworld Tools. I’ll have info at the end of the article if you’d like to check it out. 😉

In Depth: Skin Retouching Series from Toolfarm

Part 1In Depth: Skin Retouching: Part 1: Digital Makeup

Read Part 1: Digital Makeup HERE.

This is not an article about creating unachievable perfection. Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? This article covers

  • Isolating skin tones
  • Color Correction and skin tone
  • Smoothing Skin
  • Photoshop Skin Retouching

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

Skin Retouching Part 2
Check out Part 2: In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins, covering plug-ins for general skin improvement, including:

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 3: More Plug-ins + Tutorials

Skin Retouching Part 3
Check out Part 3: In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: More Plug-ins + Tutorials, covering nine plug-ins for general skin improvement, including:

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve
Making skin tones appear natural, yet attractive, in color graded footage can be intimidating to the inexperienced. Here are some tutorials and articles focused on working with skin tones with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, including smoothing and cosmetic color grading.

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Skin Retouch – A freebie from Mamoworld

Remember that freebie I mentioned earlier? Well, Mamoworld Tools has a “Name your Price” or “100% Free” (depending on where you look on the page).

Mamoworld has great tools like Auto Lip-Sync, BeatEdit for Premiere Pro, iExpressions, Masktracker+, mochaImport+, and more, so check them out. They are super useful workflow tools!

Download Mamoworld Tools Skin Retouch