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Artbeats recruits top experts in the design industry to create these educational video tutorials for you. Whether you're a novice wanting step-by-step instruction, or a veteran just looking to expand your creative possibilities, Artbeats video tutorials will help you build your own masterpiece using stock footage. Be sure to check back often for new videos.

Dappled_light_tutorial

software: After Effects

length: 19:27

Dappled Light Tutorial

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Follow along with Adobe expert trainer Eran Stern of sternfx.com as he goes through a quick breakdown on four different Artbeats clips using content from the new 4K Dappled Light Toolkit, a few After Effects masks and effects to tell four different stories. See how a few simple animations from the Toolkit can add more emphasis to a mood or setting.

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Reflection-city

software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

length: 18:58

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Reflection City

by Nick Harauz (clipsandhandles.com)

Along the style of the opening for the TV show Bosch, a recent 2015 Emmy nomination for title sequences, Nick Harauz, using Premier Pro, shows how you can also achieve that mirrored look using a Kaleidoscope effect along with a few text tricks to create a great opening sequence.

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Green_energy

software: After Effects

length: 19:16

Green Energy

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

With an Artbeats stock footage clip and a little Adobe After Effects magic, Eran Stern creates a short commercial for a fictional wind energy company by integrating type into a spinning wind turbine. See how he uses the spinning blades of the turbine to reveal the message and then “wipe” it away.

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Silent_night

software: After Effects

length: 38:44

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Silent Night

by Angie Taylor

Angie Taylor, After Effects specialist and motion graphics artist, shows how to take an innocent-looking piece of stock footage and turn it into opening titles for a festive ghost story. See how Angie uses the power and versatility of plugins in Adobe After Effects to create her eerie, blood-curdling effects. Highlights include how to use your own textures inside the BCC Grunge filter to come up with unique looks and using the pixel chooser to apply effects selectively. Angie will also show you how to get similar looks using only native After Effects plugins.

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Spin_water_part_2

software: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, mocha AE CC

length: 30:08

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Spin Water - Part 2

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Previously, in Part 1 of this 2 part series, Eran Stern used Adobe Premiere Pro® to lay out a narrative story, edit the shots, match colors and composite extra clips. Now he will use After Effects and Mocha AE to track and match the logo artwork to the water bottle used in Part 1. He will also composite additional elements, add text layers, rotoscope the bottle and add water displacement effects.

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Spin_water_part_1

software: Adobe Premiere Pro

length: 14:42

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Spin Water - Part 1

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Follow along with industry expert Eran Stern as he uses Adobe Premiere Pro® in order to lay out a narrative story, edit the shots, match colors and composite extra clips in Part 1 of a two-part tutorial.

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Frosty_window

software: After Effects

length: 21:33

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Frosty Window

by John Dickinson (motionworks.net)

Inspired by the animated movie "Frozen", John Dickinson of motionworks shows how he combined an Artbeats stock footage clip using only the default Adobe After Effects tools, to create a realistic frosty window effect.

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Driving_plates_tutorial

software: Adobe Premiere Pro

length: 29:55

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Driving Plates Tutorial

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

This tutorial takes you from the hustle and bustle of the city to the calm and empty desert in a few easy steps with the help of Premiere Pro and a couple Artbeats clips. Move from one place to another with just the flip of a switch.

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Soft_matte_tutorial

software: After Effects

length: 09:55

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Refine Soft Matte Effect

by Eran Stern (www.sternfx.com)

Adding titles to live video by using the Soft Refine Matte effect to isolate fine edges such as hair or vegetation. Using this effect will allow you to integrate graphics inside natural scene and create an impressive title design at no time with very little effort.

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Camera_tracking_in_ae_and_c4d

software: After Effects, Cinema 4D

length: 18:05

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Camera Tracking In AE and C4D

by Chris Martin (www.freefxtutorials.com)

In this tutorial we will motion track our footage using After Effects CC's powerful new camera tracker to get a 3D solution. After that, using the new integration between AE and C4D we will locate a 3D origin point in AE to be used in C4D and export. In Cinema we will attach our 3D ship, add lights, materials, and animate. Lastly, we will send back to AE for compositing and final render.

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