- Store and Share Your Favorite Features with Adobe's Creative Cloud Libraries
- Mar 5, 2015
- Late in 2014, Adobe came out with a new feature called Libraries for Creative Cloud. Using Libraries, we can save project content such as graphics, text formatting, and colors, and share that same content between apps and with others. In this article, web developer Brian Wood takes you on a tour of Libraries in Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, and a few of the Adobe iOS apps and shows you an example workflow utilizing this new Creative Cloud feature.
- Creating Vector Art with Adobe Shape and Adobe Illustrator
- Feb 26, 2015
- With the release of Adobe Shape, capturing inspiration in the form of vector art just got easier. Adobe Shape traces images you capture from different sources and the resulting vector artwork can be shared with others or brought to Illustrator and edited. In this article, web developer Brian Wood looks at how Adobe Shape works and follows an Adobe Shape to Illustrator workflow.
- Top 10 Tips for Working in 3D in Photoshop
- Feb 16, 2015
- Steve Caplin, author of Adobe Photoshop for 3D Design and Printing: Learn by Video, shares techniques and shortcuts for being more productive and saving time when working with Photoshop's 3D capabilities.
- Transition or Animation: Which One Should You Use?
- Feb 5, 2015
- CSS animations and transitions can be used to create a variety of effects on websites. In fact, you can usually create any effect from either a transition of animation. Steven Bradley helps you decide which one should you choose and why.
- A Plea for Photoshop–Browser Harmony
- Feb 4, 2015
- When it comes to responsive web design, using the right tool, at the right time, for the right purpose, helps us extract more out of said tool than normal. Knowing when to use Photoshop is the only thing that can logically keep it in our workflows. Using it too often, too early, or for the wrong purpose produces frustration, wasted time, and potentially wasted money, as Dan Rose explains in this chapter from Responsive Web Design with Adobe Photoshop.
- Web Design Basics for Adobe Dreamweaver CC
James J. Maivald
- Jan 26, 2015
- Whether you use thumbnails and wireframes, Photoshop or just a vivid imagination, Dreamweaver can quickly turn your design concepts into complete, standards-based CSS layouts. In this chapter from Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), James J. Maivald covers the basics of webpage design, how to create page thumbnails and wireframes, and how to use Photoshop to generate site image assets automatically.
- Image Editing Basics for Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
- Jan 12, 2015
- This lesson from Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Classroom in a Book begins with an overview of the core concepts behind image correction, and then introduces a range of quick and easy techniques to help you get more from your photos in just a few clicks.
- Working with Animations in Adobe InDesign CC
Diane Burns, Sandee Cohen
- Jan 1, 2015
- Even if you’ve never created any sort of video or animation, it’s easy to apply motion effects to InDesign elements. Learn how in this excerpt from Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC: Moving Beyond Print to Digital.
- Interview with Diane Burns and Sandee Cohen on Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC
Sandee Cohen, Diane Burns
- Dec 26, 2014
- Diane Burns and Sandee Cohen, authors of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC, answer interview questions for designers about moving from print to digital format and layout.
- Animating Text in Adobe After Effects CC (2014 release)
Andrew Faulkner, Brie Gyncild
- Dec 23, 2014
- Adobe After Effects offers many ways to animate text. You can animate text layers by manually creating keyframes in the Timeline panel, using animation presets, or using expressions. You can even animate individual characters or words in a text layer. In this lesson from Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll employ several different animation techniques, including some that are unique to text, while you design the opening title credits for an animated documentary called Road Trip. You’ll also take advantage of Adobe Typekit to install a font for use in your project.
- 12 Principles to Create Realistic Animation the Disney Way
- Dec 18, 2014
- Transitions and CSS animations can help make websites friendlier, but their movement can be mechanical and somewhat unrealistic if not handled well. Website designer/developer Steven Bradley shows how designers can take a cue from the animators at Disney and the 12 principles of animation they follow, and apply to all their work.
- The Benefits of Using CSS Animations
- Dec 4, 2014
- Steven Bradley discusses the benefits of CSS animations vs. transitions in this chapter from CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web.
- Ten Most Useful Tips to Get the Most from Premiere Pro CC
- Dec 2, 2014
- Maxim Jago, author of Adobe Premiere Pro CC Learn by Video (2014 release), shares simple tips you can use on countless Premiere Pro projects, including some hidden gems and helpful timesavers. Enjoy Premiere Pro CC, which is a powerful and flexible editing system with a huge range of features, with more added all the time.
- Transforming Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC
- Nov 24, 2014
- In this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll create content and use it in a ticket for a sporting event. You'll learn how to add, edit, rename, reorder and navigate artboards, work with rulers and guides, move, scale, and rotate objects, reflect, shear, and distort objects, position objects with precision, position and align content with Smart Guides, use the Free Transform tool to distort an object, and create a PDF.
- Working with Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
- Nov 3, 2014
- Brian Wood walks you through part of a postcard project using Adobe Illustrator CC in this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
- Organizing Media in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2014 release)
- Oct 21, 2014
- In this lesson from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll learn how to organize your clips using the Project panel, which is the heart of your project. You’ll create special folders, called bins, to divide your clips into categories. You’ll also learn about adding important metadata and labels to your clips.
- Animating Symbols in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
- Sep 29, 2014
- In this excerpt from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), learn how to use Flash Professional to change almost any aspect of an object—position, color, transparency, size, rotation, and more—over time. Motion tweening is the basic technique of creating animation with symbol instances.
- Saving Assets with Adobe Generator
Brie Gyncild, Andrew Faulkner
- Sep 16, 2014
- This excerpt from Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release) shows you how Adobe Generator can easily generate a JPEG, PNG, or GIF image from the contents of a layer or layer group in a Photoshop file.
- Layer Basics in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
Andrew Faulkner, Brie Gyncild
- Sep 9, 2014
- In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you will learn how to work with layers in Adobe Photoshop CC.
- Retiming Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro Professional CC (2014 release)
- Sep 3, 2014
- Maxim Jago reviews fixed speed changes, the time-remapping feature, and some other options that let you make clip playback speed, in this excerpt from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).