Broadcast Graphics On the Spot is packed with more than 350 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know on the spot.
If you create graphics for television, this book is for you. If you think producing 80 graphics in an eight-hour day means things were light...then this book is still for you.
No need to wade through tomes of documentation. Broadcast Graphics on the Spot presents immediate solutions in an accessible format. You can zero in quickly on just the solution you need the moment you need it.
Written by Adobe-Certified Experts and experienced broadcast professionals, it clearly illustrates all the essential methods that pros use to get the job done efficiently and creatively.
About the Author: Richard Harrington is a certified Project Management Professional, Apple-certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro, and Adobe-certified Expert in Photoshop and After Effects. Additionally he has completed Avid's Master Editor Workshop and the Avid Certified Instructor Program.
His visual communications company, RHED Pixel, creates motion graphics and produces video and multimedia projects. Harrington is also the author of the best-selling books, Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, After Effects On the Spot, Final Cut Pro On the Spot, and After Effects @ Work.
Glen Stephens is currently the Station Manager for Mesa Channel 11 and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Arizona State University teaching Television Production Techniques and Advanced Multimedia Production. He owns Pixel Post Studios, LLC, and is a contributing writer to Photoshop User magazine. Glen is the creator of the Tools for Television line of products.
Chris Vadnais is an award-winning television and radio producer for the US Air Force Broadcasting Service. His electronic newsgathering in Iraq earned him a first place award in the Air Force Media Contest, a Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence, and an Honorable Mention in the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Broadcast Journalism Awards.
He has produced thousands of radio and television news stories and commercials. As the host of the Digital Media Network's Boris FX online user forum, Chris shares his years of experience with nonlinear editors and motion graphics software, including Adobe After Effects and Boris.
Screenshots and step-by-step instructions show you how to
- Speed up software performance
- Acquire and manage source materials
- Get the most from the Layers Palette in Photoshop
- Master Alpha Channels and transparency
- Gain control over images through the Channels Palette
- Create still and motion backgrounds
- Create words and symbols using the Photoshop Type Tool
- Put your text into motion with the After Effects Type Engine
- Keep your images broadcast safe for the screen
- Get professional chroma key results on a tight deadline and budget
- Use automation and scripts to speed up your workflow
- Build and adapt original templates for consistent designs
- Enhance still and animated logos that will impress viewers
- Create over-the-shoulder graphics for newscasts
- Set yourself apart from the competition with special effects
- Output your graphics to tape, a nonlinear editor, or a still store