Meet Leonard King
Creative COW Web Writer, Contributing Editor
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Leonard King is a television director and vision switcher for whom desktop editing, compositing and 3D are a bit of a hobby.
After completing a degree in Media Production and Film & Media
Studies, Leonard worked in several low paying jobs and volunteered on
community television before getting a break with the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation. Working freelance, he has since worked on
programs such as Big Brother, Good News Week, and The Fat, as well as a
multitude of news/caff, cultural and sporting events over the last
Leonard was introduced to Adobe Premiere and the wonderful world of
non-linear editing in 1998 with a Miro DC30+ and version 5.0. The rest,
as anyone who’s tried to set up their first editing system would know,
is histrionics. Since then he has become an accomplished user of Avid
Media Composer, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. He is
currently learning Discreet’s 3D Studio MAX.
He lives with his fiancé, Ellen, in Brisbane, Australia where he
divides his spare time among his other great loves; the computer,
basketball, and the motorbike.
He is a regular visitor, and occasional poster, at the Creative Cow forums.
Articles by Leonard King
Part One: Animating a Signature using Photoshop and Premiere
One of the questions that gets asked time and again by users of Adobe Premiere involves creating animated handwritten text. Most of the time the immediate response is ''look into buying After Effects.'' However, if the budget doesn't stretch to new software, it is possible to create a quality handwritten text effect in Premiere, albeit using Photoshop, and a fair bit of work. In this article, Leonard King guides us through the steps. This is Part One of a two part tutorial.