I have been using VS for about the past 5 years now, and have used it mainly for basic DVD creating, music videos compiling favourite bits from our holidays - that sort of thing.
A friend of mine has asked me to edit some footage he has taken of him and his work colleagues and turn it into a safety video. No problem so far as I think I can find my way around VS11 well enough to do that. But he has asked for a couple of things that I have never done before and - to be honest - don't know if they are possible with my version. One of these things is to simulate one of the 'actors' eyes bulging out of his head and mouth falling open - as they do in the cartoons when the character sees something surprising.
I figured it would be a case of finding maybe a giff with that effect and overlaying it on the actors face - but not sure if that is the easiest way to go or not.
to download the New Blue Cartoon filter. I Selected the Host Platform as Windows In the free effects set up box VS was already selected Destination folder was designated as prog files New blue free effects for windows.
In the New Blue Free Effects install Assist for VS box it said that the path would be to the vft.plug (via prog filesUL SystemsULVS11). In my VS11+ vft_plug folder-- New Blue Cartoonr,vtf files 131kb and date modified 26 06 2010 showed.
But the filter is not there in the filter library of VS.Did not show on reboot either.I was not asked to register.
I recently have been creating characatures of cars using real photos; then tweaking and stretching them to get a good "base" to start with. Then the rest is all freehand with a mouse. (A Wacom pen would work much easier I'm sure) The thing is that it takes me literally hours to color in and shade. So I figured you guys probably know a shortcut to "tweak" photo's and just have to touch up for the final result.
A friend and I are going to update a site for some, well, "instructional" videos. (No no, not porn!). Anyways, the site is called Super Pie. I am going to create the mascot, a cherry pie with superman cape, and those sorts of things.
Problem is, I have never really drawn in photoshop before, at least not to this extent. I have done various websites, and taught myself whatI know. I would ocnsider myself and intermediate/beginner. Anyways, could you guys point me in the right direction for cartoon/semi-realistc drawing tutorials, or even offer advice on where to start!