- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
- Aug 19, 2014
- In this lesson from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll work on a pair of spreads that make up a four-page newsletter. You’ll add text and images and make several modifications to the objects on the two spreads.
- Five Critical Techniques for Creating Seamless Photoshop Composites
- Aug 13, 2014
- Bret Malley, author of Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop, enjoys creating digital composites that sometimes seem to turn reality upside-down. Learn five of his techniques for using Photoshop's digital sleight-of-hand to create results that can blow your mind.
- Animating Shapes with Shape Tweens in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
- Jul 18, 2014
- You’ll start the lesson by viewing the animated logo that you’ll create as you learn about shape tweens and masks in Flash, in this chapter from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
- Getting to Know Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
- Jun 23, 2014
- In this excerpt from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), Kelly Kordes Anton and John Cruise get you up to speed with Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release).
- Printing a 3D File in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
Brie Gyncild, Andrew Faulkner
- Jun 23, 2014
- This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release) shows how you can create 3D objects in Photoshop—or import 3D objects that have been created elsewhere—and print them directly from Photoshop.
- Favorite Adjustment Layers and Filters for Compositing in Adobe Photoshop
- Jun 19, 2014
- This chapter pushes deep into Bret Malley's four favorite adjustment layers (along with their subterranean features), as well as the Photoshop filters that he finds come in most handy for composite work.
- The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Gradient Fill Vignette
- Jun 3, 2014
- Learn this amazingly fast and flexible vignette technique.
- The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Color Correction Curves
- Jun 2, 2014
- Many times an image will need just a little color correction and not much else. While you can employ several methods to do this, using a Curves adjustment layer can be a quick solution that gives you some flexibility without overwhelming you with options.
- Sidestepping the Banana Skins: How to Avoid Common Type Mistakes in InDesign
- Apr 16, 2014
- Don't make yourself easy prey for the type pedants out there who will mock you for using an opening quote mark instead of an apostrophe. While rules are made to be broken, Nigel French, author of InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, 3rd Edition, offers ten rules of InDesign type that should (almost) never be broken.
- Working with Leading in Adobe InDesign
- Mar 10, 2014
- Nigel French discusses leading—the space between lines of type— in this excerpt from InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, 3rd Edition. Nigel talks about how much is enough, screen leading, auto leading, and consistency.
- Photoshop CC Update: Linked Smart Objects
- Feb 21, 2014
- Photoshop educator Dan Moughamian brings you up to date on another new feature that’s part of the Photoshop 14.2 update, available to Creative Cloud subscribers. Smart Objects have always been a valuable part of the Photoshop workflow, whether you're a graphic artist or photographer. However, (embedded) Smart Objects can have a downside in that they can substantially increase the file size of your documents. Dan shows you how Smart Objects just got smarter, allowing images to be linked to one another rather than being embedded, providing several advantages.
- Photoshop CC Update: Perspective Warp
- Feb 7, 2014
- Photoshop instructor Dan Moughamian walks you through the Perspective Warp command, the latest addition to Photoshop's arsenal of image transformation tools. Rather than being focused solely on image correction tasks (such as straightening lines), Perspective Warp also allows you to make subtle changes to the camera's viewpoint. This innovation, as well as other new features and JDI enhancements, are available as part of the Photoshop 14.2 update on Creative Cloud.
- Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
- Feb 5, 2014
- Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book, loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC).