[LESS INFO] 52 VIEWS | ADDED 05:01:00 10/30/06
Every good illustrator knows the advantage of using a Wacom tablet with Adobe Illustrator. In this episode we'll take a look at the power of using pressure sensitivity. When you plug in a Wacom tablet it doesn't automatically set your tools to be pressure sensitive. I'll show you how to set your brushes to really take advantage of your new tablet.
[LESS INFO] 33 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/26/06
Preflighting PDFs in Acrobat Professionals keeps getting better with each version. In previous versions of Acrobat you could run PDFs against the Preflight tool and it would either pass or fail. If it failed you would then have to manually resolve the problems in the PDF or by generating a new PDF. In Acrobat 8 Professional you can now apply "Fix-ups" to correct the most common problems encountered in working with PDFs for print.
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/23/06
The Adobe Bridge allows you to easily move images between the various CS2 apps. However, it also allows you to manage several aspects of the documents you're viewing. So it's probably a good idea to get a handle on how to be most efficient managing the various views in the Bridge and also to take advantage of Workspaces.
[LESS INFO] 51 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/19/06
Adobe InDesign has some amazing layout tools. However, one of the graphic features it borrows from Adobe Illustrator is Compound Paths. In this episode I will show you how to take advantage of Compound Paths to create an effect of looking through window panes into an image. This tip comes from my team member Colin Fleming.
[LESS INFO] 32 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/16/06
This tutorial comes from Justin Seeley. Justin is the host of the Photoshop Quicktips podcast . Justin was the star at Photoshop World Midnight Madness this past September with his winning tip of turning a photo into a sketch. His tip won the contest and his prize was a new iPod with video. I asked Justin if I could share his tip with you and he said absolutely. So here it is.
[LESS INFO] 47 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/12/06
I get asked the question all the time, "How do I export HTML from InDesign." The answer is "you don't", at least not directly. You Package up your InDesign document for GoLive and let GoLive do the Export for you. In this episode we'll take a multi-page InDesign document and export one of the pages to HTML. I show you the ins and outs of how this feature works.
[LESS INFO] 40 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/09/06
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most sophisticated drawing tools on the planet and sometimes we spend so much time on the whiz bang features that we forget that it is a "drawing tool". So in this episode we'll take a look at drawing with custom brushes.
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 10/05/06
Adobe Acrobat 8 Introduces a brand new forms workflow that automatically detects form fields in your PDFs automatically. You can also send your PDFs to users of the free Adobe Reader and they will be able to not only fill out your form, but also submit the data back to you so that you can compile it in a spreadsheet or database. In this episode I will show you just how easy it is.
[LESS INFO] 38 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/28/06
InDesign is the undisputed champ when it comes to Typography control in a page layout application. Special Guest Mike McHugh. Mike has his own "Creative Sweet" podcast which he'll tell you about at the end of this episode. Mike will concentrate on ways to make your type fit perfectly in just about any given situation.
[LESS INFO] 40 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/25/06
Photoshop can do many things, most never think to use it to "draw" with. Well, may Bert Monroy thinks about that everyday. However, for the rest of us it's not something that comes to mind usually. Special Guest Chita Hunter takes us through an easy method to get perfect dashed lines.
[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/21/06
In this episode Special Guest Lynn Grillo from Adobe will show us how to create and use GoLive page templates. Templates in GoLive allow you to define the page design and placement of your objects. By using Templates if you ever decide to update/change the design of your site, all you have to do is modify the Template page that your site pages are based on. Bam, your site is now updated! Lynn is the GoLive Goddess of the World!
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 13:00:00 09/18/06
In this BONUS Episode we will take a look at the NEW Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional! Adobe also released a corresponding update to the Adobe Creative Suite Premium 2.3. This new version of Acrobat allows more collaboration and document sharing. This also includes the debut of Acrobat Connect!
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/18/06
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best drawing tools on the planet. So naturally you're going to need to align objects from time to time. One of the ways that we use to keep objects lined up is to use a visual guide so that we can see at a glance if something is lined up or not. In this episode we'll also see how to turn any path into a guide as well as putting guides on layers. Then we'll kick it up a notch and learn how to use Smart Guides.
[LESS INFO] 54 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/14/06
Now that you know how easy it is to make PDFs from your Creative Suite products, we'll learn how to set them up so that they can be digitally signed. In this episode you'll see how to set up a PDF to accept a digital signature. You all also see how to create your own digital signature for signing and a strategy to work with your clients so that you know who is signing those documents?
[LESS INFO] 38 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/11/06
Now with the Bridge you can preview and select images that you want to publish to the web. In this episode I'll show you how to take advantage of Photoshop's latest web galleries and to get the exact look and feel that you want. I'll also show you how to protect your images on the web so that are not easily copied.
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 04:01:00 09/07/06
We often here about how well InDesign works with Photoshop. In this episode I'll show you how to work with Illustrator files in InDesign. Take advantage of the vector similarities by not only being able to place native Illustrator files, but also copy and paste Illustrator vectors so that you can use them as frames in InDesign.