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Changing Text-To-Speech Voice on Your Mac
In this followup tutorial, we will learn how to setup a keyboard shortcut to start and stop the text-to-speech feature instead of using the menu inside your word processor. We will also learn how to download another voice that is not already installed on your Mac.
Text to Speech for Educational Apps
Childrenís educational app developers use text-to-speech to create the audio for their apps. For example, when the child correctly assembles the letters of a word, an audio file would play the pronunciation of the word as well as the individual letters that make up that word.
The iMovie Workspace
We will begin by taking a tour of the iMovie workspace. Lucky for us, the workspace is very simple and easy to understand. When you open iMovie for the first time, you will see the Welcome screen, which has links to Getting Started lessons and Help files.
What is Apple iMovie
iMovie software has a simple user interface which makes using iMovie an easy task. iMovie has many easy-to-use features that allow you to convert your home movies into professional-looking videos. Also a low price, ease of downloading from the Mac App store and ease of installing updates.
After Effects Exporting HD Video for YouTube
In this tutorial, we will export our finished book app trailer for uploading to YouTube, using the most common HD resolution settings which are 1280 x 720 (16:9 aspect ratio). As for the most common audio settings, you will want to use the AAC-LC Advanced Audio Codec.
Trim Video in ScreenFlow
After youíve captured your video, the next step is to trim away those sections not wanted in the final project. A software that I use for this is ScreenFlow by Telestream Inc. Itís easy to use and therefore you get the job done quickly. ScreenFlow is a screencasting and screen recording software.
After Effects Snowfall Simulation Effect
In this tutorial, we will create an After Effects CC Snowfall simulation that will be the basis of a book app trailer. The project has a jpg background image and the snowfall will be on an adjustment layer above that. You will also learn the names of the panels in the After Effects workspace.
Book App Trailer - Where To Begin
Now that you have your book app in the app store, itís time to think about advertising the app. One of the best ways to market your app is to create a book app trailer. Book app trailers are much like movie trailers, giving the viewer a peak at whatís inside the book app.
Flash CS6 Motion Paths
In the last Flash CS6 tutorial, we created a simple Motion Tween animation that moved an object along a straight line. Now, we will modify the animation to move the object along a curved line.
Motion Tweens in Flash CS6
We will take a look at a new type of tween animation. The Motion Tween is the favorite tween animation option in Flash. It's very flexible and can be used to create quite complex animations.
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