- Adobe Illustrator: New Ways to Draw
- Jun 8, 2015
- Recent Adobe Illustrator updates have focused on core tools, resulting in a lot of love for the drawing tools. Web developer Brian Wood, author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, explores the latest drawing features, including updates to the Pen and Pencil tools, the new Curvature tool, and improvements in how users select and edit paths.
- Dreamweaver Meets the Challenge of Changing Times
- May 5, 2015
- Long dominant in web design, Dreamweaver continues holding its first-place standing by improving with time. David Powers, author of Adobe Dreamweaver CC Learn by Video (2014 release), points out additions to Dreamweaver CC 2014.1 that make life a little easier for web designers, whether they hate dealing with code, or love it.
- Creating HDR Photos Using Photo Merge in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
- Apr 24, 2015
- In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC /Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening shows you how to use the new Photo Merge feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC to create HDR photos.
- Creating Panorama Photos Using Photo Merge in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
- Apr 24, 2015
- In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC /Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening shows you how to create a regular Photo Merge panorama using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.
- Using the New Face Tagging Feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
- Apr 24, 2015
- Martin Evening, author of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC /Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, shows you how to use the slick new face tagging feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.
- Using the New Photo Merge Panorama and Photo Merge HDR Tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release)
John Evans, Katrin Straub
- Apr 24, 2015
- This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the Photo Merge tools for Panorama and HDR, which are new to Lightroom CC.
- 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.