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All About Photoshop Brushes (42:12)
Posted Jan 7, 2010
  Deceptively Simple Illustrator Techniques (38:33)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
This tutorial teaches you all the techniques you need to enhance your work with Photoshop brushes.  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Design a complex logo using quick, simple Illustrator techniques.  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Logo Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator
 
InDesign Secret Weapons (31:13)
Posted Dec 9, 2009
  Photoshop - From Color to B&W and Back (29:16)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
Here are five techniques hand-picked by instructor Geoff Blake to speed up your workflow in Adobe InDesign.  more details

Photoshop, Indesign, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Magazinedesign
  This tutorial shows you not just one or two, but seven quick and useful ways to convert color images to grayscale (or black and white).  more details

Photoshop, Color, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Imageselection
 
Understanding Camera Raw (35:31)
Posted Dec 3, 2009
  Lightroom for Designers (42:10)
Posted Nov 19, 2009
Adobe Photoshop's Camera Raw software gives you total control over image processing  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  If you deal with groups of images on a regular basis, Adobe Lightroom may save you a lot of tedious shuffling between programs  more details

Photoshop, Client Relations, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
5 Acrobat Survival Tricks (36:10)
Posted Nov 10, 2009
  Illustrator Time Savers: Adding Dimensionality with 3D Effects (29:10)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
Geoff Blake addresses five common problems faced by Acrobat users.  more details

Type, Layout, Pdfs, Software Tips, Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Though not a 3D-imaging program per se, Adobe Illustrator has a number of cool features with which you can add dimensionality to shapes.  more details

Creativity, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator
 
Create a Flash Website (49:09)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
  InDesign Life Changers (53:58)
Posted Oct 28, 2009
Adobe-certified trainer Alison Cattelona shows you how to create a simple website in Flash without too much ActionScript.  more details

Photoshop, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Flash
  Publication designer Joseph Caserto introduces InDesign features that altered his professional life forever.  more details

Color, Collateral, Indesign, Layout, Magazine Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Photoshop - Create Patterns That Repeat (46:04)
Posted Oct 2, 2009
  Advanced Float Layouts (32:13)
Posted Sep 25, 2009
This tutorial by Helen Bradley deals with creating cool repeating patterns for use in all sorts of places. Helen shares her process for making both simple and complex patterns, creating seamless...  more details

Photoshop, Type, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  If you've seen artist/designer Geoff Blake's two-part series on CSS float layouts, you're ready for the advanced techniques in this...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Rollovers in Dreamweaver (33:09)
Posted Sep 23, 2009
  InDesign Time-Savers: Fun With Tables (40:46)
Posted Sep 15, 2009
Adobe-certified educator Alison Cattelona demonstrates several methods of setting up attractive rollovers in Dreamweaver: importing a simple rollover button from Photoshop, creating...  more details

Dreamweaver, Printing Tips, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Adobe-certified instructor and author Claudia McCue shows how tables are easier to use, more flexible, and more intuitive in InDesign than they are in other apps. Claudia arms designers with a...  more details

Collateral, Indesign, Layout, Magazine Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Fixing Photos - Techniques You Should Know (46:23)
Posted Sep 3, 2009
  Masks in Photoshop: The Essentials (55:04)
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Expert photo editor Helen Bradley demonstrates some common fixes for landscape and streetscape photos: removing sensor dust and graffiti, replacing a lackluster sky, erasing unwanted people without...  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Award-winning designer and educator Joseph Caserto gives you an extensive overview of masks in Photoshop CS4, incorporating the features and most common applications of quick masks, layer masks,...  more details

Photoshop, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Animated Preloaders in Flash (30:33)
Posted Aug 19, 2009
  Photomerge and HDR Techniques in Photoshop (30:55)
Posted Aug 17, 2009
Design pro and consultant Chris Calabrese guides you through the entire process of coding and customizing a Flash animated preloader for a website. You'll come away from this tutorial with ideas and...  more details

Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Flash
  Instructor Helen Bradley supplies a battery of tips on capturing image sequences for HDR and processing them using Photoshop as well as Photomatix Pro, a recommended downloadable application. Helen...  more details

Creativity, Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Photomerge
 
5 Photoshop Masking Techniques (27:05)
Posted Aug 5, 2009
  Complexion Makeovers In Photoshop (41:42)
Posted Aug 3, 2009
Columnist and photo specialist Helen Bradley shares five of her favorite image enhancement techniques incorporating masks (plus a bonus for good measure). These include punching type from an image,...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Professional retoucher Mara Sachs presents three in-depth, advanced methods for improving skin tone and texture in Photoshop when the situation demands more than just the clone stamp tool and...  more details

Photoshop, Stock Photography, Software Tips, Masks, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Save For Web in Photoshop (27:42)
Posted Jul 24, 2009
  Creating A Website Efficiently (38:49)
Posted Jul 14, 2009
Instructor Anna Savoie delivers a comprehensive look at optimizing images for the web. She demonstrates how to attain the best possible file size and resolution for your purpose, determine which...  more details

Photoshop, Image Selection, Stock Photography, Web Design, Software Tips, Creative Suite 3
  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
 
A Guide to Brushes in Adobe Illustrator (26:46)
Posted Jun 30, 2009
  5 Photoshop Tools for Color Changing (26:40)
Posted Jun 26, 2009
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
  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
 
Appearance Panel Magic (40:26)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
  Digital Plastic Surgery: Body Reshaping in Photoshop (37:07)
Posted May 29, 2009
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
  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
 
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
 
Facial Retouching with Photoshop (37:17)
Posted May 12, 2009
  Photoshop Collage Techniques (33:03)
Posted May 1, 2009
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
  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
 
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
  From Design to Pre-Press (34:14)
Posted Mar 31, 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
  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
  Efficiency Tips and Tricks - Adobe Illustrator (28:54)
Posted Mar 13, 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
  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
 
Five Ways to Supercharge Your Dreamweaver Layouts With Flash (35:42)
Posted Mar 12, 2009
  Advanced Selection Tips and Tricks in Photoshop (40:54)
Posted Mar 6, 2009
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
  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
 
Mastering History and Layer Comps in Photoshop (38:17)
Posted Mar 4, 2009
  Five Ways to Work More Efficiently in Flash (38:27)
Posted Feb 20, 2009
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 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
 
Creating CSS Box Layouts in Dreamweaver (31:37)
Posted Feb 18, 2009
  Automate Designs Using Photoshop Data Sets (31:22)
Posted Feb 6, 2009
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
  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
 
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
 
Working with Graphics in Adobe InDesign (60:01)
Posted Jan 21, 2009
  Building Interactive PDFs with InDesign and Acrobat (36:28)
Posted Jan 15, 2009
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
  Using InDesign and Acrobat together, you can make interactive PDFs incorporating layers, hyperlinks, navigation links, audio files, and video files. Geoff Blake explains how to accomplish this...  more details

Indesign, Layout, Pdfs, Software Tips, Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Mastering Symbols in Illustrator (44:49)
Posted Jan 13, 2009
  SPRY Widgets in Dreamweaver (36:11)
Posted Jan 8, 2009
Art director and NYU design professor Anna Savoie delivers a thorough guide to using symbols in Adobe Illustrator CS3. She covers placing symbols in artwork, creating your own symbols, modifying...  more details

Software Tips, Illustrator, Creative Suite 3
  Alison Cattelona explains how you can increase the functionality of your forms and navigation by adding and customizing SPRY widgets in Dreamweaver. This tutorial includes a close look at form...  more details

Dreamweaver, Web Design, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
 
Adobe Integration: Photoshop to InDesign (33:50)
Posted Dec 23, 2008
  Non-Destructive Color Correcting Using Adjustment Layers (41:51)
Posted Dec 18, 2008
This tutorial from Adobe-certified trainer Alison Cattelona contains numerous tips, tricks, and features that you can employ for smooth integration of Photoshop and InDesign. Alison explores syncing...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Indesign, Layout, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4
  Mara Sachs illustrates how to adjust the brightness, contrast, and color of an image without affecting original pixels. Beginning with an introduction to adjustment layers and the new-to-CS4...  more details

Photoshop, Color, Software Tips, Adobe Creative Suite 4