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The Best Hidden Features in iMovie for iOS
By Jeff Carlson
Oct 2, 2014
If you haven’t opened iMovie for iOS recently (or if you’ve only dipped your toes), you’ll be surprised at what Apple’s mobile video editor can do. Jeff Carlson, author of iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, uncovers some of the best hidden or hard to find features of the latest version.
Using Photoshop to Create Art for a Mobile Game
By Shawn Nelson
Sep 30, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Games: Creating Art for Console, Mobile, and Social Games, you will examine the process of making a mobile game. Mobile and social games are closely related in content size, and somewhat in style, but they have each evolved into their own separate spaces.
Animating Symbols in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
By Russell Chun
Sep 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), learn how to use Flash Professional to change almost any aspect of an object—position, color, transparency, size, rotation, and more—over time. Motion tweening is the basic technique of creating animation with symbol instances.
How to Improve Video on iOS Before Editing
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 25, 2014
Just because you’re shooting video using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch doesn’t mean you have to settle for shaky or drab video. Jeff Carlson, author of iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, spotlights tools for improving video before you share it or edit it in iMovie.
Sketchnote Planning: Techniques for Taking Visual Notes You Can Use Anywhere
By Mike Rohde
Sep 23, 2014
Sketch notes are well suited for planning. This excerpt from The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced techniques for taking visual notes you can use anywhere shows you how you can use them to plan ahead visually for projects like simple task lists, family vacations, work assignments, and more.
David Airey on Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Brand Identity Design Project
By David Airey
Sep 22, 2014
Without knowing specific details of your client’s business, his reasons for seeking a brand identity, and his expectations of the process and final design, you can’t possibly be successful with the project. In this chapter from Logo Design Love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities, 2nd Edition, David Airey shows you how to lay the groundwork to achieve project success.
A Sample Independent Contractor Agreement for Designers
By Shel Perkins
Sep 17, 2014
In this excerpt from Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers, 3rd Edition, Shel Perkins offers a sample independent contractor agreement that you can use when subcontracting with design firms and ad agencies.
Saving Assets with Adobe Generator
By Brie Gyncild, Andrew Faulkner
Sep 16, 2014
This excerpt from Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release) shows you how Adobe Generator can easily generate a JPEG, PNG, or GIF image from the contents of a layer or layer group in a Photoshop file.
Scott Kelby's Photo Recipe: Shooting a Starry Sky
By Scott Kelby
Sep 15, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 5, Scott Kelby shows you how to get spectacular shots of starry skies.
Scott Kelby's Photo Recipe: Photographing Animals
By Scott Kelby
Sep 12, 2014
Photographing animals in a zoo can be tricky. In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 5, Scott Kelby offers some tips for how to get some good shots.
Scott Kelby on Keeping Your Camera Gear Dry Outdoors
By Scott Kelby
Sep 11, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 4, Scott Kelby tips you off to an always-with-you solution for keeping your gear dry.
Scott Kelby on Shooting Concerts and Events
By Scott Kelby
Sep 10, 2014
Taking pics at a concert? Scott Kelby shows you how to capture the moment in this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 3.
Layer Basics in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
By Andrew Faulkner, Brie Gyncild
Sep 9, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you will learn how to work with layers in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Scott Kelby on What to Use Your Histogram For
By Scott Kelby
Sep 9, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 2, Scott Kelby shows you the one thing he regularly uses the histogram for.
Scott Kelby on Taking Great Photos of Newborn Babies
By Scott Kelby
Sep 8, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 1, Scott Kelby shares some newborn photography tricks he learned from world-class photographer David Ziser.
Scott Kelby's Photo Recipe: Finding Simplicity in a Busy Outdoor Scene
By Scott Kelby
Sep 5, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 5, Scott Kelby shows you one trick for simplifying a busy scene.
Scott Kelby on The Trick for Shooting at Night
By Scott Kelby
Sep 4, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 4, Scott Kelby shares his exposure trick for shooting at night.
Retiming Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro Professional CC (2014 release)
By Maxim Jago
Sep 3, 2014
Maxim Jago reviews fixed speed changes, the time-remapping feature, and some other options that let you make clip playback speed, in this excerpt from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
Scott Kelby on How to Clean a Camera Lens
By Scott Kelby
Sep 3, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 3, Scott Kelby explains the best way to clean your lens.
Scott Kelby on How to Shoot Fog
By Scott Kelby
Sep 2, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 2, Scott Kelby shows you how adjusting your exposure will help you take great pictures of fog.

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