FLVs and Creative Cloud 2014
Last week, Adobe released an update to their Creative Cloud software. A major change from previous versions of Adobe’s software is now they have removed the ability to encode video into the FLV and F4V formats.
Yes, you read that right. After Effects CC 2014, Premiere Pro CC 2014, and Media Encoder CC 2014 can no longer export video to the FLV or F4V formats.
Interestingly enough, Flash CC 2014 can still import FLV video. Those who use embedded video in Flash can still import video as usual, but Adobe no longer provides the tools to create those videos.
Luckily, there are many other tools out there to do the job. A quick Google search will bring up a myriad of websites and free tools for converting video to FLV.
Another option is to keep older versions of Media Encoder and After Effects installed alongside your CC 2014 versions. If you’re like me and have already uninstalled your earlier versions of the Adobe software, there is still hope. From the Creative Cloud panel, you can install CC 2014, CC, and CS6 versions of the software, so simply reinstall an older version of the program you need.
Under the Apps tab, scroll down to the Find New Apps section and change ‘All Apps’ to ‘Previous Version.’
Click the Install button next to the desired software and you will see a dropdown giving you the option to install CS6, CC, or CC 2014. Select the option you want, and once the software is installed you should be back in business.
LK Designer by Day…Illustrator by Night
I joined the Design Team at Learnkey in 2009, and in doing so, I like to feel that I brought a new and unique approach the team. You see, although I work as a Designer that would be a secondary definition to my artistic strengths. I am primarily an Illustrator, and even more specifically a Comic-book Illustrator.
Comic books, graphic novels, comic strips, and the like are some of the best ways to tell a story in my opinion. Comics go beyond words on a page, and in some respects go beyond some of the limitations of film-making. It is a unique and treasured storytelling medium to me and to many others! I have illustrated many small comic books as personal projects, and have been commissioned to do illustrations for clients. You can check out samples of those works here at my personal website.
Web Browsing Tips – Tab Groups
Personally, I usually use Chrome for the majority of my web browsing. Being LearnKey’s webmaster though, I need to at least have a copy of the major browsers around to test things, and I recently installed an update to Firefox 5. Our graphic designer Kari pointed out a pretty cool and useful feature Firefox recently added to their updates – Tab Groups.
Say you’re working on a few different projects at once, and you don’t want to mix up the different tabs you have open between projects. You could open a new browser window and separate them that way, but Firefox’s Tab Groups feature lets you keep it all in one window, and switch between groups easily. It’s fairly similar to the Spaces feature in Mac OS X.
Web Browsing Tips – Disable Compatibility View
When you work with websites for a living, you tend to pick up on the different quirks of all the web browsers. You know which ones have trouble with spacing, or which ones work better with certain Flash objects, and so on. For most people who don’t live their lives inside a web browser, it can be confusing – and that’s why we’re here to help!
Internet Explorer 8 and 9: “Compatibility View”
At first glance, you may see Compatibility View and feel the need to turn it on, or else your web experience might be glitchy and broken. That may have possibly been the case when IE8 was first released, but these days it does the exact opposite. To understand what I mean, there’s a few things about Internet Explorer you need to know.
Continue reading “Web Browsing Tips – Disable Compatibility View”
Learn “Little Known Windows 7 Shortcuts” with Expert Tom Carpenter
Here at LearnKey, when we say the people who present our training courses are experts, we mean exactly that. We don’t find some random guy on the street who can read from a cue card, we find people who really know their stuff and are considered experts in their various fields. When they provide us with tips, we listen!
Tom Carpenter has been an expert for LearnKey in a variety of different courses, and since he also has his own blog with tidbits of information, we thought we’d showcase some tips from the source himself. In his post Little Known Windows 7 Shortcuts, he showcases…well, little known Windows 7 shortcuts. These tips will make using Windows 7 much faster and more efficient. Plus you can show off to your co-workers and look like you are a Windows 7 expert yourself! Check out his blog and enjoy!
Working With Programs: Start-up Folder
Once you have the programs you want installed, and the programs you don’t want uninstalled, you may want certain programs to start up immediately when you boot your computer. That’s where we come in! Ammon Wiese shows you how to tell Windows 7 which programs to boot at start up in the video below.
Working With Programs: Removing Programs
We’ve shown you how to install programs, but what if you want to remove programs already installed? Ammon Wiese shows you how in this next installment of our Windows 7 training clips!
Expose Yourself to Flash: Creating 3D Text
Sure, creating a bouncing ball and adding effects to make it look more realistic are cool and all, but what if you want to create 3D text? Have no fear, LearnKey’s Brad Washburn will show you how to do that in this next installment of Flash tutorials!
Continue reading “Expose Yourself to Flash: Creating 3D Text”
Expose Yourself to Flash – Flash Tutorial vol. 2
In volume 1, we showed you how to create an animation of a bouncing ball in Flash CS5. In volume 2, we want to take that bouncing ball and animate it a little more realistically by using the Ease In and Ease Out tools, as well as some other tricks.
Watch the video below and expose yourself to Flash…in a way that doesn’t get you arrested.
Working with Programs: Installing Programs
In this video, Ammon Wiese walks you through the process of installing programs in Windows 7. Check it out!