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Organizing Media in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2015 release)
By Maxim Jago
Oct 22, 2015
Once you have some video and sound assets in your project, you’ll begin looking through your footage and adding clips to a sequence. Before you do, it’s well worth spending a little time organizing the assets you have. Maxim Jago shows you how in this excerpt from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release).
The Creative Fight: Nothing to Lose
By Chris Orwig
Oct 20, 2015
The prospect of death can help us dream. In this chapter from The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explores how our mortality can fuel our creativity.
Maximizing Image Detail in Lightroom or Camera Raw
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 19, 2015
In this excerpt from The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition, Jeff Schewe offers the most salient points when adjusting the Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings in Lightroom or Camera Raw.
Create Your Own Impulse Responses with Apple's Space Designer and Impulse Response Utility
By David Dvorin
Oct 15, 2015
Creative sound mixing can improve even the dullest recording. You're probably familiar with Space Designer's built-in impulse responses, but did you know you can create your own? David Dvorin, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X Advanced Audio Production: Composing and Producing Professional Audio, shows how to add custom IRs that you can apply anytime, for any sort of sound design you have in mind.
Working in Camera Raw
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 13, 2015
In this excerpt from Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2015 release), learn how to use the powerful and wide-ranging controls in the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in to apply corrections to your photos before opening them into Photoshop.
Merge to High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Merge to Panorama in Lightroom and Camera Raw
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 12, 2015
In this excerpt from The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition, Jeff Schewe explains Merge to High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Merge to Panorama in Lightroom and Camera Raw.
The Creative Fight: Beautiful Mistakes
By Chris Orwig
Oct 8, 2015
In this excerpt from his book, The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explains how to strive for perfection, and settle for excellence.
Compositing Multiple Images in Photoshop
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 6, 2015
In this excerpt from The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition, Jeff Schewe shows you how to use Photoshop to composite your images.
Layer Basics in Adobe Photoshop CC (2015 release)
By Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez
Oct 5, 2015
In Photoshop, you can isolate different parts of an image on layers. Each layer can then be edited as discrete artwork, giving you tremendous flexibility as you compose and revise an image. This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) shows you how.
Shape and Photo Woodblock Print, Part 1: Create Vector Shapes with the Adobe Shape Mobile App
By Jake Weien
Oct 2, 2015
"Creative Jake" Weien is a big fan of Adobe Shape, a free app that lets you create custom shapes as vector graphics for use in other products. In Part 1 of a two-part tutorial, Jake manipulates an interesting photo to create a unique shape for ultimate use in block printing (covered in Part 2, by Bonny Pierce Lhotka).
Shape and Photo Woodblock Print, Part 2: Modern Mixed-Media Photo Transfer
By Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Oct 2, 2015
Bonny Pierce Lhotka, author of Hacking the Digital Print: Alternative Image Capture and Printmaking Processes, takes the baton from "Creative Jake" Weien in the second half of this tutorial, combining his vector graphic shape with both handmade and digital printing techniques to create new types of images.
Creating Animations in Adobe InDesign CC: Growth and Rotation
By Sandee Cohen
Oct 1, 2015
In this chapter from Creating Animations in Adobe InDesign CC One Step at a Time, you’ll learn how to apply the animation presets that make objects grow or shrink as well as rotate.
Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2015 release)
By Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
Sep 29, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release), you'll learn how to work with layers, create and edit text frames and graphics frames, import graphics into graphics frames, import multiple graphics into a grid of frames, crop, move, and scale graphics, adjust the space between frames, add captions to graphics frames, place and link graphics frames, change the shape of frames, wrap text around an object, create complex frame shapes, convert frame shapes to other shapes, modify and align objects, select and modify multiple objects, and create a QR code.
Landscape and Cityscape Photography
By Brian Smith
Sep 28, 2015
This chapter from Sony a7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots explores the functions of a7-series cameras that make landscape photography not only a possibility but also an exciting and enjoyable venture.
Demystifying iCloud Photo Library
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 24, 2015
iCloud Photo Library is the glue that connects the Photos apps on iOS devices and the Mac, but from the beginning it's been a cloud full of questions. Jeff Carlson, author of Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, Edit, and Share Photos in the Apple Photography Ecosystem, cuts through the fog about Apple's photos-everywhere service.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Adjustment Brushes
By Rafael Concepcion
Sep 23, 2015
In this video, RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, talks about how to use the adjustment brushes inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release), which now includes new white and black tweaking.
Working in Low Light with Your Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D)
By Jeff Revell
Sep 21, 2015
In this chapter from Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D): From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell explores ways to push your camera’s technology to the limit in order to capture great photos in difficult lighting situations.
5 Quick Steps to Precision Vector Art: Skills You Can Leverage for a Lifetime
By Von Glitschka
Sep 17, 2015
If your first instinct for a new art project is to jump into your software and start creating forms, you're doing it wrong. Von Glitschka, author of Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork, demonstrates a simplified methodology that can consistently give you better results.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Using the Dehaze Slider
By Rafael Concepcion
Sep 16, 2015
Wish your landscape photos were less hazy? RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, talks about a new slider that sits inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release): The dehaze slider.
Portrait Photography with Your Sony a7
By Brian Smith
Sep 15, 2015
In this chapter from Sony a7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Brian Smith explores some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits with your Sony a7.

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