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Flash Catalyst - Videos, SWFs, Sound (22 Minutes)
Posted Jan 26, 2011
  Adobe Photoshop - Creating Diptychs and Triptychs (19 Minutes)
Posted Jan 21, 2011
Add interactive multimedia elements to your Flash Catalyst site  more details

New Media, Multimedia, Web Design, Software Tips, Illustrator, Flash, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Flash Catalyst
  Create attractive triptych designs in Photoshop  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photo Selection, Layers, Stockphotography, Layer Styles
 
Photoshop CS5 Tutorial: Puppet Warp (33 Minutes)
Posted Jan 6, 2011
  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: Download, Create and Use Develop Presets (16 minutes)
Posted Dec 13, 2010
Bend and twist images to your liking with minimal fuss  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Puppet Warp
  Learn all about Adobe Lightroom Presets  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Presets
 
CS5 Branding Workflow for Print & Digital Media (41 Minutes)
Posted Dec 7, 2010
  Photoshop Time-Savers: Compositing Multiple Images (36 Minutes)
Posted Dec 3, 2010
Use Adobe CS5 to create an integrated multimedia branding platform  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Photoshop, Indesign, Software Tips, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Layers
  Blend disparate visual elements seamlessly in Photoshop  more details

Photoshop, Type, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Brushes, Gradients, Layers, Smart Objects
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: Develop Module (20 Minutes)
Posted Nov 19, 2010
  Designing a Blog Graphic Using Adobe Photoshop (23 Minutes)
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Put the finishing touches to your images within Adobe Lightroom  more details

Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  Make sexy visuals to enhance your blog  more details

Creativity, Blogging, Blogger, Photoshop, Logo Design, Type, Web Design, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Photoshop: Preferences and Workspaces (17 minutes)
Posted Nov 9, 2010
  Photoshop Elements 9 Time-Savers: Powerful New Features (33 minutes)
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Customize Photoshop to suit your workflow  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Brushes, Preferences, Workspaces, Layers
  Get up to speed on the newest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements  more details

Software Tips, Masks, Brushes, Photoshop Elements
 
Photoshop Add-ins: Working with Pixel Bender (18 minutes)
Posted Oct 14, 2010
  Using Adobe Contribute to Administer & Edit Websites Part 2 (16:35)
Posted Oct 13, 2010
Enhance your images with eye-bending effects  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Pixel Bender, Filters
  Master your collaborative website design workflow  more details

Contribute, Dreamweaver, Client Relations, Layout, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Photoshop Tool Tips: Working with Masks (18 minutes)
Posted Sep 30, 2010
  Photoshop - Creating Graphic Background Effects (21:25)
Posted Sep 24, 2010
Time-saving tips on using masks in Photoshop.  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Helen Bradley creates visually arresting background images using vibrant spiral patterns, sunbursts, and painted shapes  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Backgrounds, Brushes, Gradients
 
Using Adobe Contribute to Administer & Edit Websites (20:45)
Posted Sep 17, 2010
  Photoshop - Replicating Vintage Camera Styles (21 minutes)
Posted Sep 8, 2010
Collaborative web publishing made easy  more details

Contribute, Client Relations, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Take your images retro with techniques that evoke the look of classic film  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Color, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Wordpress Theme Customization With Dreamweaver, Part Four (43 minutes)
Posted Aug 24, 2010
  Photoshop - Overlaying Images with Textures (19 minutes)
Posted Aug 19, 2010
Finalizing your customized Wordpress theme  more details

New Media, Blogging, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Web Design, Software Tips, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Add appeal to your images with sophisticated texturing techniques  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Textures
 
Photoshop Elements 8: One-Click Image Improvement (34:56)
Posted Aug 17, 2010
  Photoshop - Multiple Prints with Picture Package (13:54)
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Image enhancement isn't just for professional designers  more details

Color, Image Selection, Pdfs, Software Tips, Images, Photoshop Elements
  Simplify image layouts using the free Picture Package plugin for Photoshop  more details

Photoshop, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Wordpress Theme Customization with Dreamweaver, Part Three (33:36)
Posted Aug 2, 2010
  Photoshop: Placing Designs on Products (18:43)
Posted Jul 15, 2010
Customizing the content containers and header menu of a Wordpress blog theme  more details

New Media, Blogging, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Web Design, Software Tips, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Place flat designs believably onto 3D products.  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Photoshop, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Producing Promotional & Branding Materials: Booklets (49:28)
Posted Jul 12, 2010
  Intro to Flash Catalyst (36:54)
Posted Jul 8, 2010
Plan and execute eye-popping, cohesive booklets in Adobe InDesign  more details

Writing & Publishing, Branding, Typography, Marketing, Promotion, Printing Tips, Layout, Magazine Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Adobe Indesign, Booklets
  Create easy-to-assemble yet sophisticated animations.  more details

New Media, Web Design, Software Tips, Illustrator, Flash, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Flash Catalyst
 
Wordpress Theme Customization with Dreamweaver, Part Two (35:30)
Posted Jun 29, 2010
  10 InDesign Favorites (40 minutes)
Posted Jun 23, 2010
Revamping the basic structure of a Wordpress theme with Dreamweaver  more details

New Media, Blogging, Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Celebrate InDesign's tenth birthday with ten awesome tips from our expert instructor  more details

Printing Tips, Type, Layout, Magazine Design, Pdfs, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Indesign, Frames
 
Photoshop - Quick & Easy Backgrounds (19:35)
Posted Jun 21, 2010
  How to Set Up Files for Print (42:18)
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Simple techniques for creating memorable backgrounds in Photoshop  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Backgrounds, Brushes
  Follow these time- and money-saving steps before sending files to the printer  more details

Photoshop, Color, Printing Tips, Type, Layout, Pdfs, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Adobe Indesign
 
Photoshop: Working with Layer Styles (24:24)
Posted Jun 4, 2010
  Producing Promotional & Branding Materials: Brochures (01:05:43)
Posted Jun 3, 2010
Time-saving Photoshop techniques using layer styles  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Type, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Create professionally polished brochures in Adobe InDesign  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Printing Tips, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Brochures, Adobe Indesign
 
Illustrator CS5: Take Advantage of New Features (29:15)
Posted May 27, 2010
  DIY Photoshop: Panels with Configurator (25:17)
Posted May 19, 2010
CS5's new features make working in Illustrator even easier  more details

Creativity, Type, Software Tips, Illustrator, Guides, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Use Adobe's free Configurator plugin to make and run custom panels  more details

Panels, Photoshop, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Configurator
 
InDesign CS5: Interactivity (39:12)
Posted May 11, 2010
  InDesign CS5: Production (33:11)
Posted May 6, 2010
Add video and animation to your layouts without even opening Flash  more details

Printing Tips, Indesign, Layout, Magazine Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  Creating beautiful layouts is faster and easier with Adobe InDesign CS5  more details

Printing Tips, Type, Indesign, Layout, Magazine Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Photoshop: Fixing Perspective Issues (27:11)
Posted May 4, 2010
  Photoshop CS5: Take Advantage of New Features (30:57)
Posted Apr 27, 2010
How to fix warped perspectives in Photoshop  more details

Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Brand-new additions to your Photoshop arsenal  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Type, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 5
 
Dreamweaver CS5 New Features Tour! (38:26)
Posted Apr 20, 2010
  Photoshop: Sharpening Techniques (21:27)
Posted Apr 16, 2010
Exciting changes and upgrades are afoot in Adobe's web design app  more details

Blogging, Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 5
  There's more than one way to sharpen an image in Photoshop  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
More SPRY: SPRY & XML Data Regions (41:32)
Posted Apr 13, 2010
  Photoshop: HDR on a Shoestring (16:04)
Posted Apr 6, 2010
Create a dynamic web page using externally edited XML  more details

Design, Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Generate HDR images from a single exposure  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Bridge, Photomatix Pro, Lightroom
 
Designing Animated Banner Ads (29:07)
Posted Mar 24, 2010
  Illustrator Time-Savers: Adding Depth in Illustrator (27:41)
Posted Mar 23, 2010
A step-by-step guide to building eye-grabbing banner ads in ImageReady and Flash  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Web Design, Software Tips, Flash, Imageready
  Learn basic-to-advanced Illustrator techniques you can use to add the illusion of depth to your images  more details

Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator
 
Photoshop: Creative Adjustments in Camera RAW (22:42)
Posted Mar 17, 2010
  Photoshop: Creative Fixes with Dodge, Burn, and Masks (18:40)
Posted Feb 24, 2010
Apply crucial fixes to images right in Camera Raw  more details

Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  These Photoshop techniques use dodging, burning, and masks together to make images pop  more details

Photoshop, Color, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Editing Flash without Flash (39:33)
Posted Feb 22, 2010
  DIY Photo Frames (21:27)
Posted Feb 12, 2010
Learn how to create and update websites without setting foot in Flash.  more details

Photoshop, Indesign, Layout, Magazine Design, Stock Photography, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Flash, Bridge
  Nothing becomes a photo like a simple, edgy, or elegant frame  more details

Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Constructing CSS-Based Combination Layouts (43:06)
Posted Feb 9, 2010
  Down 'n' Dirty, Quick and Easy Websites (56:31)
Posted Feb 4, 2010
Learn an intuitive method for creating web layouts incorporating both rigid and liquid elements in Dreamweaver  more details

Dreamweaver, Layout, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  No code? No problem! Here's a start-to-finish, step-by-step workflow for quickly making stripped-down yet aesthetically pleasing websites.  more details

Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Type, Layout, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator
 
Photoshop: Hold Your Own Photo (14:11)
Posted Jan 22, 2010
  Photoshop: From Ho-hum to Wow! (26:09)
Posted Jan 21, 2010
Polaroid nostalgia is in full swing, and this photo-collage technique in Photoshop makes use of the instant-film craze.  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  You can use Photoshop to bring out the magic of photos that are muddy, soft, or blandly composed  more details

Photoshop, Color, Image Selection, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Stockphotography