Q&A: Is there a way to use a “healing brush” tool similar to Photoshop in Mac Preview?

Question by Shannon: Is there a way to use a “healing brush” tool similar to Photoshop in Mac Preview?

Answer:

Answer by iDesign71
No, you will really need a program like Photoshop or similar to do this sort of photo manipulation.
You could check if Gimp (gimp.org) has the features you need – it’s open source software so it’s a free download and it’s available for mac.

How to increase RAM Preview length in After Effects CS4?

Question by Pandemicide: How to increase RAM Preview length in After Effects CS4?
I got Adobe After Effects CS4 and when I do the RAM preview it only does 1 second of rendering before it just loops. I want to have it go longer so I can preview more. Is there a way to do that?

Answer:

Answer by jivi
The length of a RAM preview is determined by the number of frames that can be stored in the RAM cache. The RAM cache exists in the address space of the foreground After Effects process. By allocating more memory to the foreground After Effects process, less memory is allocated to the background processes. This allocation of memory to the foreground process can cause fewer background processes to be used to render multiple frames simultaneously, so there is a tradeoff between faster rendering and longer RAM previews. Drag the slider to adjust the memory allocation to a balance that suits your work and computer system.
CPUs To Leave For Other Applications Set this value to a number other than 0 to prevent After Effects from using all of the CPUs (processor cores) in your computer system. For example, if you have a computer with 8 CPUs, setting this value to 2 leaves 6 CPUs for After Effects.

Why does my videos in preview and finished render twitch on premiere pro cs4?

Question by Danny Vain: Why does my videos in preview and finished render twitch on premiere pro cs4?
I got a problem with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 rendering.

When ever i try previewing or/and exporting it it twitches all the time and i cant find an answer anywhere, its happened to all of my videos and it keeps doing it sometimes better sometimes worse.

Answer:

Answer by surendiran
try reinstalling the software

Q&A: Can someone tell me why when I add audio to After effects CS4, it doesn’t play in a preview?

Question by Chris Hendricks: Can someone tell me why when I add audio to After effects CS4, it doesn’t play in a preview?
I import an audio file into After Effects CS4, drag it down into the timeline, hit the preview button in the top right corner. Nothing happens, no sound at all. Is there some setting i have to active for it to work?

Answer:

Answer by John Yaya
Did you do a RAM preview? It might help to press the 0 key on your number pad. After it renders press 0 again and it will play the rendered portion.

Also, you can preview just the audio by pressing the “.” key on the number pad.

If it still doesn’t play, there may be a problem with the actual audio file.

Good luck!

Q&A: How do I preview a clip in After Effects CS4?

Question by Tudor: How do I preview a clip in After Effects CS4?
I started using After Effects CS4 but I have a big problem: I don’t know how to preview a clip. I know this is a dumb question but any help is welcome!

Best answer:

Answer by HE-MAN (i have the power)
when i first started using after effects and premier pro, i found all my tutorials on youtube,
and indeed i learnt everything i know about these programmes from you tube, so got to youtube and search after effects cs4 tutorials, and also use this link for a basic tutorial, your going to love after effects.
http://aftereffects.digitalmedianet.com/

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How can i make it so in photoshop when i select a brush, its a preview not just crosshairs?

I select to brush and all that comes up is a 1 pixel shape, it brushes correctly but until i actually click to brush i cannot tell if i have it where i want it or if it looks how i want it?