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Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
By Sandee Cohen
Oct 16, 2014
Although InDesign is not a full-fledged drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator, you can use InDesign’s tools to create a wide variety of effects by distorting, moving, resizing, duplicating, and aligning objects. Sandee Cohen shows you how in this excerpt from InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release).
10 Practical Logo Design Tips
By David Airey
Oct 14, 2014
David Airey, author of Logo Design Love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities, 2nd Edition, shares ten tips that will help you think about how to design better logos.
Working with the Adobe Camera Raw Plug-in in Photoshop CC (2014 release)
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 9, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release), you’ll learn about the Camera Raw tools and tabs; choose workflow options for Camera Raw; apply cropping and straightening; and correct photos for defects, such as poor contrast, under- or overexposure, color casts, blurriness, geometric distortion, and noise. You will also learn how to enhance your photos with special effects, such as a vignette, grain texture, or tint; retouch blemishes; access Camera Raw controls from Photoshop; save and synchronize Camera Raw settings among related photos; then finally, open your corrected photos into Photoshop.
Cooking with Your iPad and iPhone
By Lisa L. Spangenberg
Oct 7, 2014
You can use the Web for more than just looking up instructions for how to open a coconut. Intrepid technology explorer Lisa L. Spangenberg, coauthor of The iPad 2 Project Book, discusses some great apps and tools to make your iPad or iPhone a more useful assistant in the kitchen.
Working with the Microsoft Office Apps for iPad
By Tom Negrino
Oct 6, 2014
In this chapter from Microsoft Office for iPad: An Essential Guide to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive, you get started working with the Office for iPad apps. You see how to create new documents and save them, to either your OneDrive cloud storage or to your local iPad storage. You also learn how to share and print documents from the iPad apps.
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
Sketchnotes 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.

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