I'm not sure that I understand what you mean.
Did you see some transition effect somewhere and you want to make something similar?
So, just create an effect for your slide and then convert it to a style and you have your transition! It's limited only by your imagination.
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DJ is no longer offering their swipes (bummer because they were great!). If you're good at making certain types of videos, and you can handle a video editor that will let you extract the alpha channel as a separate movie, then you too can make a wipe (DJ's swipes were Sound Wipes, a sound that occurred as the screen wipe occurred)!
A number of the effects I have work effectively as a transition . . . transitioning from one image to the next in an interesting fashion that doesn't distract from the images themselves. They might give you some ideas you could use.
Nena902 wrote:Are there any video tutorials available by anyone here, on how to create these effects that you speak of? Proshow Producer has the most boring transitions of any program I have ever used and I have used many. The idea behind that is that they encourage people to make their own and I get that. I don't know how and I could use a video tutorial to teach me step by step how to do these effects. I am also interested in learning how to use masks in proshow producer. I have spent the last year searching the internet in vain for these type of tutorials. I see alot of show-off videos on youtube but nothing that actually teaches a person how to do creative effects with this program with the exception of a handful from ChoiceBackgrounds and Gavin Houey. Can someone point me in the right direction as I would very much like to learn.
There are quite a few Video DVD Tutorials On Photodex Website for both items, you are interested in:
You should see four different tutorials for masks in PSP.
Nena902 wrote:-snip- I don't know how and I could use a video tutorial to teach me step by step how to do these effects. I am also interested in learning how to use masks in proshow producer. -snip-.
It takes a while to get the hang of how to do some of this stuff. Some effects are more difficult and complex than others. Not sure what kind of skills you bring to the table already but key framing and masking are essential for anything intermediate and advanced. It would be good to have a familiarity with the basics first, then pick up masking and key-framing to make smaller layered slides before diving into creating more complex layered effects and styles.
There are quite a few tutorials listed in the forum in this very section - 3 pages in fact. Take a look from page 3 going forward - there are some on masking that should help.
I received some rather caustic remarks on another thread when I was giving my opinion about some of the shortfallings of Photodex, and rather than discourage me, it incited me enough that it just pushed me to learn more. I won't be intimidated by a software, so I have to express my gratitude here for that!
I would love to learn how to do Dale's rollup transition and also Pat's reveal of a long stemmed rose, appearing out of nowhere a little at a time and the sliding into a vase and then roses blooming from that. See her family album Denault family for example. Thanks so much everyone!!!!!
We all reach plateaus. Then, something comes along that gives us that extra push. The thing about creating an effect or style or transition is imagination, perseverance, and some skill at making the idea happen. I wasn't satisfied with what Photodex supplied as their transitions long ago and started creating my own effects. I would copy from previous shows when I needed the effect in a new show. When styles were offered, I converted a number of those to styles.
With the release of Producer 4.5, some of my styles became transitions too, including new transitions that don't have a style counterpart. The thing about it is inspiration (which can come from just about anywhere) and time and imagination. When I did the roll up/roll down effect, it was through some sort of inspiration (tho what it was I can't recall now). But one thing led to another and that let me create the initial page curl effect (which is complicated and requires visualization as to what's going on, when). One thing led to another.
With each plateau or point where we're no longer inventive (or whatever), in time, something happens and another idea or two comes to mind and then, one thing leads to another and your off and running again!
You really do need to master masks (along with keyframes) to make most effective use of Producer. Nice effects that highlight or help to show off your images greatly help your slideshows. Your customers (if you have them) will also very much appreciate it too!.
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