Probably depends on what software you use and how often.
My ‘day job’ as graphic designer means I use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign all day long. Have also used Flash and Dreamweaver. Making templates here means I obviously use After Effects and doing other jobs on the side means I use Premiere Pro, Encore and Audition too. At some stage might dabble in making publications for tablets, using more apps/software/services offered by Creative Cloud. So for me its worth it. But can understand how it might be frustrating if you only use ONE of Adobe’s software/programs. For you it might be worth buying the current software and see how long you can work with it. But as someone who use to buy the packages (spending big money every second or third upgrade) you do fall behind very quickly if you don’t have the latest versions. Maybe now even more so than a few years back.
I agree with the statement that copying work from another author on Videohive is not the same as being inspired by (for instance) a movie’s opening credits. In my opinion, watching Tron or Harry Potter or Transformers or Sherlock Holmes’ credits and thinking ‘hey, that looks pretty cool – think I’ll experiment and play around and see if I can get something close to that’ is miles apart from seeing a template that is selling well and thinking ‘hey, I’ll try and copy that and steal potential sales from original author and hopefully make money’.
I guess it comes down to morals and values. On one hand you can say this is business and you need to do what you need to do to make money. On other hand you can try and respect others original work and rather use it to inspire you to get better and make your own original works.
ps: whether a ‘heavily inspired’ movie title sequence should be accepted in the first place is a debate on its own I guess.
Well at least if anyone is looking for fairly low quality shots of ducks swimming in a pond there is a big variety.
But if you want to produce beautiful character animation, you’re going to be working at it for a number of years.
No doubt. I work in Photoshop everyday of my life for the last 7 years and I’d be suprised if I know more than 60% of the program.
I’m sure it will take at least a few months to just get a handle on the basics, but I was more worried that it would take a few years to get the hang of it. I’ve watched a few tuts here and there and seems like there is a LOT to cover. But I guess its all worth it to get the result in the end.
I know this question is pretty open, but how long does it take to get a good grasp on Cinema 4D if learning if from scratch (for someone with no previous 3D software experience, but at least a fair level of AE experience)? It took me about 3 – 6 months to get to know After Effects well enough (mostly through on-line tutorials) to start making templates that actually sell. Would like to start dabbling with Cinema 4D, curious to know how long it took others to get into it?
Maybe change the background to something completely different – like to deep space, or between clouds or in a desert somewehere… because the logo reveals that look similiar all use the ‘generic’ background like this one uses. And maybe its just me, but because the logo is floating I would lose the reflections.
I agree, I would even say that just in the last 12 months alone the quality has gone up a lot! With the high quality in mind it does bug me though that an item like this this can be cheaper than an item like this one. (being a graphic designer I can assure you that it would take somewhere between 15-45 seconds to create a logo like that). But still, congrats to all the authors here for pushing their own creativity!