Sam Hampton-Smith

Sam Hampton-Smith

Sam is a designer and illustrator based in the cold bit of Scotland. He works in print and web design as well as in motion graphics. He is a frequent contributor to creative magazines. In his spare time Sam is an avid reader, musician and photographer.

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Animate a 3D camera move

Tutorial:  Animate a 3D camera move

Sam Hampton-Smith shows you how to give your still images the appearance of motion using After Effects’ lighting tools

Animate 3D waveforms

Tutorial:  Animate 3D waveforms

Move beyond After Effects’ built-in audio waveform effects with Sam Hampton-Smith

Build an iPad portfolio app

Tutorial:  Build an iPad portfolio app

Take advantage of the iPad’s web-app capability to create an impressive offline website to act as your portfolio

Watercolour Video Effects

Tutorial:  Watercolour Video Effects

Music video styles drawn from the early days of MTV are all the rage, but it’s pretty time-consuming, so we show you how to bring a stylised,…

Animate 3D camera moves

Tutorial:  Animate 3D camera moves

Sam Hampton-Smith shows you how to give your still images the appearance of motion using After Effects’ lighting tools

Create interactive PDFs

Tutorial:  Create interactive PDFs

Embed videos, buttons and rollover effects to create dynamic, interactive PDF files that will entice your readers.

Anime Studio Pro 6 review

Review:  Anime Studio Pro 6 review

Anime Studio Pro 6 is a professional animation tool that offers creation tools for broadcast-quality animations complete with visual effects…