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Creating A Website Efficiently (38:49)
Posted Jul 14, 2009
  Make the Medium Suit the Message (32:56)
Posted Jul 10, 2009
This tutorial by Adobe-certified instructor Alison Cattelona is all about streamlining your web-design process. Alison addresses the entire workflow, from creating a site map to table/AP Div layouts...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  When creating promotional or communication materials, designers must make all the visual elements somehow reflect the "face" of the brand/company, without ever boring the intended audience with...  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Color, Client Relations, Type, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design
 
More Common Problems with CSS (38:23)
Posted Jul 7, 2009
  A Guide to Brushes in Adobe Illustrator (26:46)
Posted Jun 30, 2009
Building on the tips and tricks in his tutorial Common Problems with CSS, Geoff Blake guides you past some of the pitfalls of working...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  It's everything you ever wanted to know about using the Brush tool in Adobe Illustrator but were afraid to ask. Instructor Anna Savoie explains how to apply brush strokes to different objects,...  more details

Software Tips, Illustrator, Creative Suite 3
 
5 Photoshop Tools for Color Changing (26:40)
Posted Jun 26, 2009
  The Complexities of Simplistic Design (30:57)
Posted Jun 23, 2009
Every color change you perform in Photoshop is a unique challenge. Instructor Helen Bradley shows how to use a variety of features to make especially tricky changes, including transforming a pink...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Branding expert Jonathan Gouthier knows the value of simple design solutions. With the help of some striking examples, he illustrates how color, white space, specialty printing techniques, and...  more details

Creativity, Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Relationships, Printing Tips, Collateral, Type
 
Personality of Type (26:53)
Posted Jun 19, 2009
  Appearance Panel Magic (40:26)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
In a branding context, type is an important visual element with its own personality, which the viewer will inevitably associate with the personality of the brand. In this tutorial, Joseph Caserto...  more details

Creativity, Marketing, Promotion, Type
  This tutorial by Alison Cattelona is all about the supernatural possibilities of Illustrator's Appearance panel. Alison lets you in on some easy but powerful magic spells, such as adding many...  more details

Type, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator
 
Rediscovering Type Design (30:54)
Posted Jun 12, 2009
  Best Practices in Green Design (40:46)
Posted Jun 9, 2009
What distinguishes extraordinary typography from the everyday? As Ivan Freaner points out in this fun tutorial, it's all in the details: type stacking, the incorporation of elements such as images...  more details

Creativity, Relationships, Type, Masks, Illustrator
  These days we all want to go green, but it's not so easy to know where to start and how to go about it. Rita Amladi, having thoroughly researched the issue, provides a guide to greening nearly every...  more details

Case Studies, Alternative Materials, Printing Tips, Client Relations, Collateral, Business Issues
 
Designers With Double Lives: The "Creative" as Artist (28:15)
Posted Jun 5, 2009
  Fixed-Fee Proposals (39:42)
Posted Jun 1, 2009
Aliyah Marr profiles four professional designers who spend their "off hours" on creative projects--;painting, photography, short experimental movies--;that end up informing their design work in...  more details

Creativity, Case Studies, Web Design
  Our business expert Shel Perkins dissects and demystifies the all-important fixed-fee proposal. His advice and strategies address complex issues ranging from calculating standard rates to protecting...  more details

Client Relations, Business Issues, Project Management
 
Digital Plastic Surgery: Body Reshaping in Photoshop (37:07)
Posted May 29, 2009
  Layout Doctor: Common Challenges in Print Design (33:58)
Posted May 26, 2009
Professional photo retoucher Mara Sachs shares Photoshop techniques for applying fixes and tweaks to faces that need a little help. With Warp Transformation, the Liquify filter, and the Clone Stamp...  more details

Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  A publication designer has to be ready for anything. At the last minute, you could be stuck with an unexpected sidebar, an article that suddenly becomes a spread, even extra pages. Magazine art...  more details

Creativity, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Stock Photography
 
QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign: FAST! (77:22)
Posted May 22, 2009
  Blend Modes in Photoshop: 5 Quick Techniques (33:53)
Posted May 19, 2009
Changing software can be traumatic, but never fear: In this tutorial, Joseph Caserto helps designers make a smooth transition from QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign. If you're in the midst of this...  more details

Color, Printing Tips, Type, Indesign, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Quarkxpress
  With blend modes in Photoshop, you can boost the color and contrast of a flat image, add spot lighting to an image, apply color-protecting fixes, perform non-destructive dodging and burning, and...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
 
Common Problems with CSS (31:49)
Posted May 15, 2009
  Facial Retouching with Photoshop (37:17)
Posted May 12, 2009
Geoff Blake takes on some of the most common problems encountered by designers working with cascading style sheets. He offers strategies for determining the source of CSS formatting, resolving...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Faced with a less-than-glam pic of herself, instructor Anna Savoie lets loose her design expertise and Photoshop retouching tools. She shows how to eradicate spots, add brightness to teeth, smooth...  more details

Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
 
Designing Effective Banner Ads (27:20)
Posted May 5, 2009
  Creative Storytelling: Innovative Design in Advertising & Branding (1 hour, 23 minutes)
Posted May 5, 2009
What goes into a successful banner ad? Paulina Tracz (aka "Simple Pea") gives you a guide to the anatomy of a banner, some general do's and don'ts, and a slew of helpful ideas on how best to...  more details

Creativity, Marketing, Promotion, Photoshop, Web Design
  Some of the most exciting innovators in digital interactive design share their success stories and case studies, and discuss the magic behind the campaigns.  more details

Marketing, Interactive, Online Ads, Recorded Event
 
Photoshop Collage Techniques (33:03)
Posted May 1, 2009
  The Designer's SEO Handbook (49:21)
Posted Apr 28, 2009
In this tutorial, Helen Bradley chooses and merges images from various sources to create a visually coherent banner ad. In doing so, she demonstrates a variety of Photoshop techniques that bring...  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
  SEO (search engine optimization) is a project that involves nearly every aspect of a website. Geoff Blake provides a handy SEO road map, addressing such topics as: keyword research and application,...  more details

Dreamweaver, Copywriting, Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Standout Logos: Creation and Presentation (30:56)
Posted Apr 24, 2009
  Layout Toolkit (28:54)
Posted Apr 21, 2009
This tutorial by Ivan Freaner is designed to help you create, present, and deliver extraordinary logos...and get them approved. Ivan addresses each of these stages, using Illustrator to share an...  more details

Creativity, Branding, Marketing, Logo Design, Type, Illustrator
  Angela Riechers draws on her experience as an art director for several top titles to help designers conquer the most common challenges involved in layout design. She showcases more than a dozen...  more details

Creativity, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Stock Photography
 
Apply InDesign Effects and Have Them Print! (57:32)
Posted Apr 17, 2009
  5 Ways To Animate in Flash (39:41)
Posted Apr 14, 2009
Matthew Gilbert unclutters your workflow by showing how effects such as Drop Shadow, Gradient Feather, and Bevel & Emboss can be applied to objects within Adobe InDesign. He also provides...  more details

Printing Tips, Indesign, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Five Flash animation methods are demonstrated in this tutorial by Alison Cattelona: shape tween, classic tween, motion tween, motion presets, and bones/armature. Alison clarifies the strengths and...  more details

Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Flash
 
Type Tools & Techniques in Illustrator (41:13)
Posted Apr 10, 2009
  Retrofit Your Designs with Photoshop (20:39)
Posted Apr 7, 2009
Anna Savoie surveys the ways in which designers can employ and manipulate type in Illustrator. She explores all the type tools available, as well as the character panel, paragraph panel, and glyphs...  more details

Type, Software Tips, Illustrator, Creative Suite 3
  Lauren Matsumoto presents ways to achieve some awesome vintage effects in Photoshop. Her techniques allow you to mimic the look of hand-tinted postcards, Futurist graphics, classic posters, and...  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Type, Stock Photography, Creative Suite 3
 
Fishing for Inspiration? (27:10)
Posted Apr 3, 2009
  From Design to Pre-Press (34:14)
Posted Mar 31, 2009
Aliyah Marr reels in a whopping netful of free online inspirational resources for designers. Ranging from archival trips through design history to cutting-edge displays of Flash wizardry, Aliyah's...  more details

Creativity, Branding, Logo Design, Web Design
  Adobe-certified instructor Matthew Gilbert addresses the topic of optimizing images for print using Photoshop and InDesign. Matthew covers options for placing images into InDesign, resizing with...  more details

Photoshop, Printing Tips, Indesign, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
5 Photoshop Tools You Didn't Know Existed (33:34)
Posted Mar 27, 2009
  Color Basics for Print Designers (35:29)
Posted Mar 24, 2009
How can you convincingly turn daylight into sunset using Photoshop? How can you cut text out of an image and maintain editability? How do you knock out the background of an image and get a...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
  It's impossible to perfectly reproduce every color the eye can see on paper, but Joseph Caserto shows you how to get as close as possible with your layouts and images in Adobe Photoshop and...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Indesign, Layout, Magazine Design, Book Design
 
Smart Designer/Client Contracts (38:51)
Posted Mar 20, 2009
  Fun With Stationery Design (28:09)
Posted Mar 17, 2009
Shel Perkins expertly guides you through the complexities of preparing a design-related contract. After laying out the basics of contracts and how they are interpreted by the legal system, Shel...  more details

Client Relations, Business Issues, Project Management
  This tutorial from Ivan Freaner will help you spice up your clients' stationery. Isolating three main elements of stationery design--business cards, letterheads, and envelopes--Ivan demonstrates...  more details

Creativity, Marketing, Promotion, Color, Collateral, Illustrator
 
Efficiency Tips and Tricks - Adobe Illustrator (28:54)
Posted Mar 13, 2009
  Five Ways to Supercharge Your Dreamweaver Layouts With Flash (35:42)
Posted Mar 12, 2009
Alison Cattelona shows the top techniques she uses to save time in Illustrator. Among these are: using the appearance panel to edit objects, employing the Envelope feature to transform and/or edit...  more details

Color, Software Tips, Illustrator, Creative Suite 3
  Geoff Blake presents five spiffy ways to integrate Flash components into Dreamweaver layouts. He includes inserting simple Flash components, zoomifying Flash objects, working with Flash video,...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Flash
 
Advanced Selection Tips and Tricks in Photoshop (40:54)
Posted Mar 6, 2009
  Mastering History and Layer Comps in Photoshop (38:17)
Posted Mar 4, 2009
This is a continuation of Anna Savoie's tutorial on basic selection techniques in Photoshop. Here, she demonstrates selecting with...  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
  Helen Bradley explains how to use and why you need Photoshop's history palette and layer comps. She also sheds light on how snapshots can work alongside histories, linear vs. non-linear history...  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
 
The Upside of a Down Economy (24:27)
Posted Mar 2, 2009
  Creating Logo Families (26:34)
Posted Feb 25, 2009
Nancy Hoffmann addresses the sometimes-harsh facts of recession-era living with a wide variety of tips and strategies designed to keep both you and your business going strong through an economic...  more details

Marketing, Promotion, Client Relations, Business Issues
  When a brand branches out, how can a core logo be adapted to reflect new services, products, acquisitions, etc.? With a plethora of case studies encompassing brands of all types and sizes,...  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Relationships, Logo Design, Case Studies, Client Relations
 
Five Ways to Work More Efficiently in Flash (38:27)
Posted Feb 20, 2009
  Creating CSS Box Layouts in Dreamweaver (31:37)
Posted Feb 18, 2009
The tips in this tutorial by Geoff Blake will help you work faster in Flash. Geoff takes you through creating and using publish profiles, importing Illustrator projects into Flash, updating imported...  more details

Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator, Flash
  Making CSS box layouts is easier than you might think. Alison Cattelona demystifies the entire process, including creating and inserting div tags, placing images with Source Code,...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
 
Working from Home Revealed (33:31)
Posted Feb 13, 2009
  Smashing Your Creative Blocks (22:38)
Posted Feb 10, 2009
Ever wanted to start a freelance design practice out of your home? Designer/consultant Ivan Freaner did it successfully, and in this tutorial he gives advice on everything from finding clients to...  more details

Creativity, Marketing, Promotion, Client Relations, Business Issues, Web Design, Project Management
  Because professional designers don't have the time to wait for inspiration, Aliyah Marr provides a set of practical techniques that you can use to jump-start your creativity when the ideas just...  more details

Creativity, Branding, Relationships, Logo Design
 
Automate Designs Using Photoshop Data Sets (31:22)
Posted Feb 6, 2009
  Good Advice for Bad Times (21:52)
Posted Feb 3, 2009
Photoshop's Data Sets feature can save you hours of tedious work by automatically inserting sets of variables into a design template, and exporting each variation as a separate file. Helen Bradley...  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
  Acclaimed author and educator Shel Perkins offers firm managers and self-employed designers six smart strategies for surviving, and maybe even thriving, during difficult economic times. Shel's hints...  more details

Marketing, Promotion, Client Relations, Business Issues, Project Management
 
Editing PDFs with Illustrator and Acrobat (41:41)
Posted Jan 30, 2009
  Selection Tips and Tricks in Photoshop (41:29)
Posted Jan 27, 2009
Geoff Blake's follow-up to Editing PDFs with Photoshop and Acrobat offers a host of methods for enhancing PDFs using Illustrator....  more details

Layout, Pdfs, Software Tips, Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator
  You can make selections in Photoshop faster and more accurately if you know how to use the right combination of selection tools for the job. Anna Savoie gives you a thorough guide to Photoshop CS3's...  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
 
Logo Design in Next to No Time (32:23)
Posted Jan 23, 2009
  Working with Graphics in Adobe InDesign (60:01)
Posted Jan 21, 2009
Angela Riechers arms you with the game plan for completing a logo design and getting client approval quickly. She offers hints for each stage in the process, identifies common sources of...  more details

Creativity, Branding, Color, Logo Design, Client Relations, Business Issues
  Joseph Caserto demonstrates best practices for incorporating and manipulating graphics within an InDesign layout. He presents basic, optimal techniques for placing, transforming, managing, and...  more details

Photoshop, Indesign, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator