Spring is here! And it's my favorite time of the year. I hope everyone is doing great. Life is getting back to how it was before Covid, and it feels refreshing. It's time to look back at March and recap the top troubleshooting discussions and excellent tutorials posted in the community.
In this edition of the newsletter, I want to feature Jerron Smith, a.k.a thepixelsmith as our community rockstar. Jerron has been actively helping users in the Adobe community. He is an expert in multiple Adobe products, and his responses are friendly and detailed. Let's know more about Jerron in his own words.
My family has always been involved in art, my mother liked to paint and do crafts, and my younger brother is an illustrator, so I've been creating art and design in one form or another most of my life. At this point, I've been using Adobe software for 25 years, and I've been teaching it for about 20 of those.
I started working with Photoshop to prepare images for graphics reproduction and printing, then I got into Illustrator and InDesign, but everything came together when I picked up After Effects. These days I mostly specialize in the video side of things. I am an Adobe certified expert in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Most of my motion graphics and VFX work is corporate stuff, explainer videos, interviews, screen replacements, etc. Not necessarily the coolest stuff on the planet, but good, respectable, reliable video and graphics work.
I've contributed to about a dozen different books on software; most notably, I was the author of the After Effects and Premiere Pro Digital Classroom series from John Wiley and Sons. I've also created video-based training series for companies like Total Training and Infinite Skills. Currently, I am the Program Director for Motion Graphics and Video Editing for Nobledesktop, an NYC-based school that focuses on teaching coding and design classes.
I attended F.I.T. in NYC for Fine Arts and would eventually graduate with a degree in art education after transferring to Queens College in NYC. I taught high school for a couple of years before going into graphics professionally, and I have continued to teach mostly at the college level since the early 2000s. I eventually went back and earned a MA in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology, where I specialized in Computer Graphics.
When teaching or answering questions on the Adobe forums, I like to focus not only on the how of the problem but also help people understand why the problem occurred in the first place so they can understand how to avoid it in the future. Knowing how to do or not do something is important, but knowing why and when to do something is just as important.
We want to thank you for your contributions, Jerron. 🙏🏻
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Top troubleshooting topics from March 2022
1. Several users have reported performance issues with Multi-frame rendering on Apple Silicon
The After Effects is aware of some issues with MFR and is working on improvements in a future release.
2. Rendering a PNG sequence from After Effects would result in the following error: