[LESS INFO] 45 VIEWS | ADDED 04:29:00 05/15/06
In this episode you will learn how to Warp your text into any shape or design you want. This is a really handy effect for applying logos or designs to images of clothing. Using this effect you can warp your text to the wrinkles in your fabric and make it really look like it was there all along. Even if you're not applying this effect to clothing, you can really create some interesting designs for your layouts.
[LESS INFO] 32 VIEWS | ADDED 04:10:00 05/11/06
PDFs are everywhere online. So the chances of you reading a PDF in your browsers are pretty high. Therefore, you should make your PDFs as easy to navigate as possible. If your text is in multiple columns and goes from page to page you should be using Article Threads. In this episode you will see how to add article threads to an existing PDFs.
[LESS INFO] 42 VIEWS | ADDED 05:11:00 05/09/06
Version Cue is tightly integrated into the Adobe Bridge and the CS2 Applications. In this episode you will see how to set up a Version Cue project and how to save multiple versions of a Photoshop document into your project. Then you'll see how to revert back to a previous version. Version Cue is file management for the person who doesn't have a file management system.
[LESS INFO] 41 VIEWS | ADDED 12:28:00 05/04/06
At the end of the day it’s all about what we get OUT of InDesign that matters. Whether you’re printing proofs to your printer or exporting to PDF, you have specific settings for your environment. In this episode you’ll learn to take advantage of InDesign’s Presets to streamline your daily output.
[LESS INFO] 55 VIEWS | ADDED 13:15:00 05/01/06
If you do compositing in Adobe Photoshop then you probably work with layers. If you do complex work, then you probably work with a LOT of layers. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 layers or 100 layers, if you are turning individual layers on and off to show variations of your work, there is a better way. It’s called Layer Comps. Layer Comps are also supported in InDesign CS2. So if you use them in Photoshop you’ll benefit from them in InDesign.
[LESS INFO] 44 VIEWS | ADDED 05:28:00 04/27/06
Adobe GoLive CS2 has a complete Quicktime editor built right in. In this episode I’ll show you how to use it to create a photo slideshow movie from scratch using some of your existing photos. After the movie is created you can add it to any of your pages and you can even have the movie point to different URLs as the movie plays.
[LESS INFO] 40 VIEWS | ADDED 04:06:00 04/24/06
Although Illustrator is primarily a vector drawing program, it does have some great features for handling raster based images. In this episode we’ll take a look at how to colorize grayscale images. This can add a dramatic effect and also take advantage of spot colors that you’re paying for in your printing job anyway.
[LESS INFO] 68 VIEWS | ADDED 12:52:00 04/20/06
OK, I love PDF forms and being able to fill them out right in Acrobat. However, unfortunately not everyone goes through the effort of making form fields on their forms. So rather than print the form out and fill it out by hand, use the Acrobat Typewriter Tool to click right onto the form and type right onto it without the need for form fields. In this Episode you’ll learn how.
[LESS INFO] 26 VIEWS | ADDED 04:39:00 04/17/06
Not only can the Adobe Bridge be used to browse and add metadata to your photos, but it can also be used to connect, or shall I say “bridge‿ your photos to the online Photoshop Services. With the Photoshop Services you can order prints, order books, cards and calendars as well as simply share your galleries online with your friends and colleagues. You can even sell your photos through the Adobe Photoshop Services partners. In this episode we’ll explore these services.
[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 15:16:00 04/13/06
Why do we use Paragraph & Character Styles in our layouts? We do so to speed up our workflows and to provide consistency to our layouts. We’ll now you have a 3rd option and it’s called Object Styles. Object Styles allow you to format your frames and their contents quickly and if you ever need to make global changes you can simply update the Object Style and everything in your layout changes accordingly. If you know the benefits of working with Paragraph & Character Styles, then you owe it to yourself to check out Object Styles in this episode.
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 12:52:00 04/10/06
We all know how great Photoshop CS2’s Photomerge feature can be for creating large panoramic scenes. However, in this episode you’ll learn how you can take advantage of this feature to scan photos larger than what your scanner can handle. In this episode I put together an old 16‿x20‿ high school class composite with my 8.5‿x11‿ scanner!
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 13:12:00 04/06/06
Favorite Icons or Favicons as they are commonly called are those cool little icons that appear just to left of the URL when you visit many popular websites. It’s usually the company logo, but it could be anything. In this episode I’ll show you just how easy it is to make one of those in GoLive CS2 with a little help from Illustrator and Photoshop.
[LESS INFO] 89 VIEWS | ADDED 13:48:00 04/03/06
Adobe Illustrator has been doing 3D since Illustrator CS. In this episode you’ll learn two facets of Illustrator CS2’s 3D capabilities. You’ll learn how to create a simple 2D shape and revolve it into a bottle. Then you’ll see how to put your own custom label on it. Next you’ll see how to take a simple 2D shape and extrude it to mock up the popular MP3 player.
[LESS INFO] 55 VIEWS | ADDED 20:03:00 03/30/06
PDFs are the industry standard for document sharing. However, sometimes PDFs generated by non-Adobe apps can tend to be larger than they need to be. In this episode you’ll learn how to make your PDF files smaller even if they weren’t generated by an Adobe product.
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 16:57:00 03/27/06
The Bridge has great integration with the other CS2 apps. One of the ways the Bridge integrates is via Bridge scripts. In this episode you will see how to use Keywords in the Bridge to easily find your images as well as how to create an InDesign Contact Sheet.
[LESS INFO] 48 VIEWS | ADDED 20:18:00 03/23/06
Now you can create really sophisticated tables in InDesign CS2. Your tables can contain text or graphics and best of all they can be created dynamically by importing tables from Microsoft Word or Excel. In this Episode you’ll see how to create tables from scratch as well as how to created them from Excel.