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Working with Charts and Data in Pages
By Mark Wood
Feb 11, 2015
Pages, like Numbers and Keynote, can handle data intelligently: Tables can be used to run calculations, and charts can display and readily update statistical information. In this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, Mark Wood shows you how to work with charts and data in Pages.
10 Things You Might Not Know About FileVault 2
By Richard Trouton
Feb 9, 2015
Rich Trouton, author of FileVault 2 for Mac OS X Decoded Learn by Video, has learned about a number of helpful (and largely undocumented) features of FileVault 2 in Mac OS X. This article details 10 of his most useful discoveries.
Transition or Animation: Which One Should You Use?
By Steven Bradley
Feb 5, 2015
CSS animations and transitions can be used to create a variety of effects on websites. In fact, you can usually create any effect from either a transition of animation. Steven Bradley helps you decide which one should you choose and why.
A Plea for Photoshop–Browser Harmony
By Dan Rose
Feb 4, 2015
When it comes to responsive web design, using the right tool, at the right time, for the right purpose, helps us extract more out of said tool than normal. Knowing when to use Photoshop is the only thing that can logically keep it in our workflows. Using it too often, too early, or for the wrong purpose produces frustration, wasted time, and potentially wasted money, as Dan Rose explains in this chapter from Responsive Web Design with Adobe Photoshop.
Video: Top 5 Features of Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
By Chad Chelius
Feb 2, 2015
Adobe Certified Instructor and Learn by Video presenter Chad Chelius shares his top 5 features of Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release).
Expressive Painting with Luscious Wet Oils in Painter 2015
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Jan 29, 2015
With the extensive set of brushes in Corel Painter 2015, artists can achieve results onscreen very much like those they produce with traditional oil paints on canvas. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Painter WOW! Book, walks us through the process of creating one of her own paintings, demonstrating the amazing capabilities of Painter's Artists' Oils brushes.
Urban Exploration Photography: When to Shoot
By Todd Sipes
Jan 27, 2015
Light is the key to every photograph. Photography itself is technically just the art of capturing light. Within the genre of UrbEx photography, when you choose to capture light will directly correlate with the quality of your final photo. Whether you’re shooting at blue hour, at golden hour, in broad daylight, or under a full moon, the quality of light can make or break a great composition, as Todd Sipes explains in this chapter from Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Creating and Editing Images of Abandoned Places.
Web Design Basics for Adobe Dreamweaver CC
By James J. Maivald
Jan 26, 2015
Whether you use thumbnails and wireframes, Photoshop or just a vivid imagination, Dreamweaver can quickly turn your design concepts into complete, standards-based CSS layouts. In this chapter from Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), James J. Maivald covers the basics of webpage design, how to create page thumbnails and wireframes, and how to use Photoshop to generate site image assets automatically.
Expressive Drawing with Pens and Particles in Painter 2015
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Jan 22, 2015
Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Painter WOW! Book, explores ways to use the improved pens and exciting new Particles brushes in Corel Painter 2015 to create vivid drawings onscreen.
Martin Evening on Essential Business Skills for Professional Photographers
By Martin Evening
Jan 21, 2015
In this chapter from Photographers at Work: Essential Business and Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial, Design, and Advertising, Martin Evening discusses some business basics for professional photographers, including developing good production skills, setting a day rate, estimating the true cost of running a business, estimating and quoting on a job, setting terms and conditions, paying attention to details, invoicing and expenses, dealing with clients, dealing with identity theft, working with lawyers, working with image library subscriptions, and understanding copyright.
13 Nifty Things About Macaw: The New Application for Designing Responsive Websites and Prototypes
By Joe Chellman
Jan 20, 2015
If you’ve been looking for a more visual way to build responsive websites and prototypes, it’s time to check out Macaw, and the book Getting Started with Macaw. In this article, Joe Chellman looks at some of most interesting aspects, big and small, of this new web design application.
10 Easy Steps to Using Minecraft in Your Class
By Colin Gallagher
Jan 19, 2015
You know how involving (and fun!) Minecraft can be for building user communities. How can you put Minecraft to work in your classroom? Colin Gallagher, author of An Educator's Guide to Using Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas, Inspiration, and Student Projects for Teachers, provides a quick 10-step program for adding Minecraft to your teaching toolbox.
Which Mode Do I Use in Photoshop Elements 13: Quick, Guided, or Expert?
By Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski
Jan 14, 2015
This excerpt from The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers shows you when to use Quick, Guided, or Expert modes in Photoshop Elements 13.
Image Editing Basics for Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 12, 2015
This lesson from Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Classroom in a Book begins with an overview of the core concepts behind image correction, and then introduces a range of quick and easy techniques to help you get more from your photos in just a few clicks.
The Import Process for Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Jan 12, 2015
Learn how to import media from Final Cut Pro X 10.1, including importing from a camera, importing from a volume, and media import options, in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Quick-Reference Guide.
Take and Make Art from Donovan Beery
By Von R. Glitschka
Jan 9, 2015
In this excerpt from Take and Make Art: Hundreds of Royalty-Free Vector Illustrations for Discriminating Designers, Von R. Glitschka shares some great spot illustrations from designer Donovan Beery.
Video Production 101: Design and Execution
By Antonio Manriquez, Thomas McCluskey
Jan 8, 2015
In this chapter from Video Production 101: Delivering the Message, learn the importance of several areas where exacting standards and attention to detail are needed to complete a polished, interesting piece of work. Casting your project, designing it, costuming it, and lighting it are all key steps to creating a work worth seeing, thinking about, and talking about.
Control Structures in Swift
By Maurice Kelly
Jan 7, 2015
On the surface, the control structures in Swift are the same as those in Objective-C, but once you start to dig a little deeper you will begin to find that they go beyond what was possible before in a number of ways, as Maurice Kelly explains in this excerpt from Swift Translation Guide for Objective-C Users: Develop and Design.
The Connected Apple Home: Passwords and Security
By Jeff Carlson, Dan Moren
Jan 5, 2015
The days when you could choose a pet name as a password, or use the same password for more than one Web site or service, are long over. The authors of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV discuss how to keep your Apple devices safe, including iOS passcodes, Mac security, iCloud Keychain, 1Password, and finding a lost device.
Working with Animations in Adobe InDesign CC
By Diane Burns, Sandee Cohen
Jan 1, 2015
Even if you’ve never created any sort of video or animation, it’s easy to apply motion effects to InDesign elements. Learn how in this excerpt from Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC: Moving Beyond Print to Digital.

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