NEW TUTORIAL: Soul Removal

In this frightening new tutorial we will be creating a flowing energy stream with organic distortion. It may not be Halloween but better late than never.

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PS, I’m still jamming on this other big project and I’ll be back full speed soon. If you have any questions or need help be sure to check out our forum.

November 4th, 2008 @ 11:23 am
OOOOH, nice :P good tutorial m8
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:25 am
Thnxs Andrew
Jorrit Schulte
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:32 am
YES, a New Tutorial, Using Particles I Quess
Gonna Wach it Now!
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:34 am
Yaaaaayyyyy!!!! I'm 4th. Another great tutorial man keep schoolin us to the!

November 4th, 2008 @ 11:39 am
4 days dosen't matter. Thanks for all of your hard work. However crazy it may be.
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:42 am
I was wondering today when you were going to get another blog post/tutorial up. :-) Thanks for another tutorial!
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:45 am
thats amazing man! thank you
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:50 am
Very cool. Thank you :)
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:51 am
So cool
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
Freaking awesome!!!

Thanks Man!!!
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
Woah... the difference matte was something new. Otherwise i've used vector blur for energy other times.

Great stuff!
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:15 pm
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:17 pm
Watch out for those decepticons!
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:18 pm
Another great tutorial... thanks Andrew!
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:19 pm
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:36 pm
Hey Andrew,

thank you for sharing this with us. Nice idea :-D
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:41 pm
As always, something new to add to my toolkit. Now, how to use that for something else...
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:44 pm
This would actually have come in handy before I started to shoot a Halloween short :P...

Great effect, Andrew, and it's nice to have a new tutorial.
Heitor Andrade
November 4th, 2008 @ 12:45 pm
Amazing Andrew!
I'm a big fan of yours, here from Brazil =D
Congratulations for the work, keep going my friend!
November 4th, 2008 @ 1:00 pm
yieah! scary! its not to just wasn´t early enough :D nice tutorial again
Dean Doll
November 4th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm
Motal Wombat!!!

I saw that movie like 3 times in theatres. Then I saw the sequel and a part of me seemed to die inside..
ömer tatlisoz
November 4th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm
very good..thanks Andrew....:)
November 4th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm
man you have no idea...yesterday on the forum this same effect was read our minds.
Thanks man, awesome tutorial!
November 4th, 2008 @ 2:01 pm
Wow this is the kind of stuff i like .

Keep on going Andrew.
November 4th, 2008 @ 2:06 pm
Aha there it is :D

great tutorial as always, looking forward to that 'something to do with music' product :P
November 4th, 2008 @ 2:12 pm
Sweet! Thanks AK! By the way have you bought CS4 yet???
November 4th, 2008 @ 2:22 pm
thanks so much man i was waiting for that thanks
November 4th, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
this is hard core man.
November 4th, 2008 @ 3:02 pm
Lol Decepticons!
Some Guy
November 4th, 2008 @ 3:07 pm
Great one, thanks!

By the way, there will be a new Mortal Kombat movie in 2010. Check out the IMDb. They already have a script.
November 4th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
wow, great tutorial, thanks for that! :)
Morten Enoksen
November 4th, 2008 @ 3:46 pm
Thanks for the method using difference matte:)
November 4th, 2008 @ 4:12 pm
November 4th, 2008 @ 6:29 pm
Amzing !!!!
Andrew i Just love it it amazing
i am your fan # 1
if you have time please mail me i have a question!!!
it to silly i cant publish it here
so you have my mail!!

PD: the one who take the souls are not the desepticions are the Thementhor!!
You Fan 1
greek lover
November 4th, 2008 @ 6:40 pm
dude.that was damn good.just like aaaaall the others...
Jose Antonio
November 4th, 2008 @ 6:43 pm
YES, a new tutorial, and ofcourse it´s cool, Thanks master.
November 4th, 2008 @ 9:26 pm
Thx for this interesting tut ;)
November 4th, 2008 @ 9:31 pm
when i started seeing this tutorial and when u said 'soul sucking'..i thought,well whats new?! my soul already sucks!..but when i was finished, i got that u meant an entirely different soul sucking! which was great!...Nice work pal...
November 4th, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

This tutorial is really a useful one.
I also think MKII for Sega is the best game in the series and I usually play as Rayden. MEOW
November 5th, 2008 @ 12:46 am
November 5th, 2008 @ 1:05 am
a quick and good one!
November 5th, 2008 @ 1:26 am
Thanks Andrew! Great tutorial!
Andrea Lanza
November 5th, 2008 @ 2:03 am

you are the DUDE!!! ("The Big Lebowski" rulez ^^ )


November 5th, 2008 @ 2:06 am
This looks awesome! Thanks for another great tut. AK :)
November 5th, 2008 @ 2:37 am
awesome Andrew, thnx for updating us.
November 5th, 2008 @ 3:41 am
That's what I'm talking about
thanks very much Andrew
November 5th, 2008 @ 4:02 am
Where is SAM? Have you finally killed him off?
November 5th, 2008 @ 5:12 am
Thanks Andrew, looks great as usual !
November 5th, 2008 @ 5:17 am
very good..thanks Andrew….:)
November 5th, 2008 @ 6:23 am
Well I just don't believe this. You must be psychic. Some friends and I are making a short for a class and we needed EXACTLY this effect. We've been scratching our noggins, but thanks to you, Mr. MindReader, we're saved. All together now:
"We're not worthy! We're not worthy!"
Thanks Andrew.
November 5th, 2008 @ 6:27 am

Sometimes you don't realize how easy/doable some of these effects really are until you see the work flow behind how they are achieved. Thanks AK
November 5th, 2008 @ 6:41 am
thankyou... saw this on heroes recently and wondered how it was done... so easy.. thanks
November 5th, 2008 @ 10:23 am
without words....

you are very good ... i hope i can think like this, good bye
November 5th, 2008 @ 2:20 pm
"This other big project"
Sounds interesting! XD
love the look of this one.
Thanks a lot.
November 5th, 2008 @ 3:03 pm
These tutorials are the greatest.

No expensive plugins required!

Keep em comin!
Ben Wotton
November 5th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
Wow I must have missed those decepticons in Harry Potter...

lol. loved it.
November 5th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm
nice tutorial two andrew, it gives me a harry potter feel
November 6th, 2008 @ 4:02 pm
noticed you're in this month's Art Projects Magazine... very nice
November 6th, 2008 @ 10:43 pm
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh........i always wanted these effects..thanks Andrew bro :D
November 7th, 2008 @ 4:42 am
I've A question......!!!
When you reversed the particles to look like you're giving him the soul you used a very quick shortcut to preview reversely.
What is it ?
ah...& thanks for the great tutorial ;).
November 7th, 2008 @ 7:55 am
Andrew,you are a genius!
November 8th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
November 10th, 2008 @ 6:18 am
they are dementors not decepticons lol...but great tutorial as always!
November 10th, 2008 @ 11:53 pm
wonderful tutorial mate. keep up the goodwork Andrew!
November 16th, 2008 @ 9:09 pm
Thanks Andrew! Great tutorial!
Thanks in advance!
November 22nd, 2008 @ 4:18 pm
that's what i ve been waiting for!!!
keep moving Andrew...
December 2nd, 2008 @ 1:08 am
lol. loved it.
December 14th, 2010 @ 1:39 pm
Looks awesome, as usual.
March 11th, 2011 @ 10:45 am
Funny or Die just did the Charlie Sheen's Winning Recipes, and at about 3:14 into the video they totally used this technique:
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