If you are somewhat unfamiliar with ProShow masks and how it deals with a masks' opacity, I am hopeful that these tutorials will provide some "Aha!" Moments for you. For some, learning how to effectively use masks is somewhat like pulling eye-teeth ... and you might not catch on right away. But, there WILL come a time when it suddenly clicks and all becomes very clear. For others, simply facing them in the right direction is enough. These tutorials should provide you with the necessary tools to gain the necessary understanding. Watch them as often as necessary ... and have fun!
The 28 minute Comprehensive Masking tutorial is actually a set of 6 different tutorials that you watch separately:
1) Masking Basics (8' 14''),
2) Masks 1 (2' 37"),
3) Masks 2 (5' 06"),
4) Masks 3 (3' 35"),
5) Text Masks (2' 00"), and
6) Conclusions (6' 41").
Together, they should give you a really good handle on how ProShow masks do their magic. A solid understanding of masks is crucial to making effective use of Producer. While simple to use, some of their finer points (such as handling opacity) are not quite so obvious; especially when the mask is inverted.
UPDATED FOR ProShow Producer v5+
• A Comprehensive Introduction to ProShow Masking: http://www.photodex.com/share/im42n8/pdxdpmg4
• ProShow Masking Conclusions/Summary: http://www.fenimorephotovideos.com/fpvp ... 130818.pdf
(This is a document version of the Conclusions tutorial above)
I've released the tutorials on YouTube to remove the dependency upon ProShow's Presenter for viewing. They're listed below for viewing.
• Part 1 - Basics (Introduction to Masks in ProShow)
• Part 2 - Removing Things from Images/Videos (Use a mask to cut out parts of an image/video)
• Part 3 - Images (Using masks with images. Portrait images are used but the concepts are easily transferable to other image aspects)
• Part 4 - Transparency Masks
• Part 5 - Text Masks
• Part 6 - Conclusions
I was looking for tutorials about masking, the only problem I have with PP. Unfortunately all your videos regardless of browser don`t work, actually any time I try to open your site it freezes browsers due to some PP Plug-in problem. Could you make sure it is HTML embed or website ready? Thanks
mikey (PSP6, Photoshop CS6, Vegas Pro 14, Acid 7, BluffTitler, Nikon D300s, D810)
Lots of PIC and Arduino microprocessor stuff too !!
What I have been thinking of doing is revamping the tutorial using the program I used with my Pan Following tutorials. That will make it more compatible with the newer technologies. So, it's a project I've got listed for another update later this year.
I think that the problem is a Firefox/firewall problem (could be other browsers too, but I wouldn't know).
Firefox is trying to tell you that a new plug-in should be installed , but it can't.
In any case, as Mikey pointed out, you should install the latest Presenter, even if you haven't updated to Producer 6 yet.
Download it and install it from here: http://kb.photodex.com/591/downloading- ... presenter/
applications + an active x one. Hope this might help
Guess I'll want to create the tutorials as separate shows and post them on YouTube as well ... Options ... love options!
But, some have tried to view the tutorials and but didn't have the proprietary Photodex driver installed in their browser. So, to remove that requirement, I exported each segment of the tutorial series as YouTube video. I listed each of the 6 YouTube tutorial videos in the initial post. Hope that helps.
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