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Dean Velez Irvine, California USA

Dean Velez has been working in the graphics broadcast industry for over 10 years, training professional artists for over 6 years and teaching college courses for more than 4 years.

He has been awarded 2 Emmy's for animation and been nominated 7 times for various graphics projects. He has worked for 2 Network Stations, 2 Local News Stations, 3 different colleges and produced numerous animations for clients all over the U.S.

All of this experience has helped him in creating
The Anvel Motion Graphics subscription program, which delivers new project driven tutorials every month to both students and industry professionals.  

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Articles by Dean Velez

Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Futuristic

Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Futuristic

There are many ways to create backgrounds in After Effects and many of us have our own special ways of doing this. Please join Dean Velez creator of ''The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics'' in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods. In this part five of the series, Dean uses the polygon lasso tool in Photoshop to create a wide odd shaped polygon in the center of the screen for each new layer with varying sizes, green tones, blend modes and overlap. He then imports the psd into After Effects to create a futuristic background.

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Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Fire

Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Fire

Dean Velez creator of ''The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics'' creates backgrounds in After Effects. This is a 5 part series where he shares some of his different methods. In this part four of the series, Dean uses a big X created in Photoshop and uses a variety of blend modes, effects, and adjustment layers in After Effects to create a fiery background.

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Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Starfield

Background Creation Tips and Tricks: Starfield

Create backgrounds in After Effects with AE and Photoshop; Join Dean Velez creator of The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods of creating background. In this part three of the series, Dean uses cloud layers created in Photoshop and applies filters to create a starfield background.

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Adobe Photoshop
Background Creation Tips and Tricks:The RAGE Background

Background Creation Tips and Tricks:The RAGE Background

Join Dean Velez creator of The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods. In this part two, Dean uses cloud layers created in Photoshop and applies filters to create an interesting red and black, almost fiery look. He calls it Rage.

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Adobe After Effects
Background Creation Tips and Tricks:The DNA Background

Background Creation Tips and Tricks:The DNA Background

There are many ways to create backgrounds in After Effects and many of us have our own special ways of doing this. Please join Dean Velez creator of The Anvel Training Program for Motion Graphics in a 5 part series as he shares some of his different methods. In this part one, Dean uses cloud layers created in Photoshop and applies filters to create a DNA strand look.

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Adobe After Effects
Building the Logo and Putting it together in AE: Part 5 of 5

Building the Logo and Putting it together in AE: Part 5 of 5

In this final lesson of a 5-part tutorial from Motion Graphics Trainer, Dean Velez, we'll build the logo and put it all together. The entire 5 part tutorial explores creating complex backgrounds using a Photoshop still with the 3D properties of After Effects. We'll also create high end transitions using path tools and various effects as well as eye catching 2D animation using parented layers and resolving text using the track matte features.

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Adobe After Effects
Building the Spider in AE: Part 4 of 5

Building the Spider in AE: Part 4 of 5

In this 5-part tutorial, Motion Graphics Trainer, Dean Velez explores creating complex backgrounds using a Photoshop still with the 3D properties of After Effects. We'll also create high end transitions using path tools and various effects as well as eye catching 2D animation using parented layers and resolving text using the track matte features. In lesson four, we'll build the animated spider.

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Adobe After Effects
Building the Animated Stroke in AE: Part 3 of 5

Building the Animated Stroke in AE: Part 3 of 5

In this 5-part tutorial, Motion Graphics Trainer, Dean Velez explores creating complex backgrounds using a Photoshop still with the 3D properties of After Effects. We'll also create high end transitions using path tools and various effects as well as eye catching 2D animation using parented layers and resolving text using the track matte features. In lesson three, we'll build the animated stroke.

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Adobe After Effects
Creating the 3D Space in AE: Part 2 of 5

Creating the 3D Space in AE: Part 2 of 5

In this 5-part tutorial, Motion Graphics Trainer, Dean Velez explores creating complex backgrounds using a Photoshop still with the 3d properties of After Effects. We'll also create high end transitions using path tools and various effects as well as eye catching 2D animation using parented layers and resolving text using the track matte features. In lesson one, we'll prepare the Photoshop still.

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Adobe Photoshop
Creating the Spider Web in Photoshop: Part 1 of 5

Creating the Spider Web in Photoshop: Part 1 of 5

In this 4-part tutorial, Motion Graphics Trainer, Dean Velez explores creating complex backgrounds using a Photoshop still with the 3d properties of After Effects. We'll also create high end transitions using path tools and various effects as well as eye catching 2D animation using parented layers and resolving text using the track matte features. In lesson one, we'll prepare the Photoshop still.

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