Getting Started with Pixel Bender

In this course, we will get our first look at Pixel Bender and how to use it to build filters usable in other Adobe products. Software required: Pixel Bender.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
50m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
50m
Description

In this course, we will get our first look at Pixel Bender and how to use it to build filters usable in other Adobe products. Software required: Pixel Bender.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi. I'm Papa Georgio with Digital Tutors an Adobe authorized training partner. In this course, we're going to explore the process of building your first filter inside of the Pixel Bender toolkit. Now this is a toolkit that you can download from the Adobe labs or you can pull it off of your install disc that came with CS4. The Pixel Bender toolkit is an awesome application that will empower you to create custom filters totally on your own. So what we're going to cover is how to navigate the Pixel Bender UI. We're going to go over some of the basic elements of a kernel, then we're going to create our own then we're going to create our own brightness filter. We'll then go back in and add a slider and then we're going to go ahead and utilize this filter inside of Photoshop, inside of AfterEffect, and we'll even cover how to do it inside of Flash. Now, to use a pixel bender file inside of Flash we're going to have to cover quite a bit of code to make this work, but what's great is you're going to have this code right after we're done with this to use on another project. So we have a lot material to cover and lets get started by going over the user interface.