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Plug In with onOne Software: Using Perfect Portrait
By Nicole S. Young
Jan 7, 2013
Nicole S. Young introduces you to Perfect Portrait, which automates portrait retouching tasks, while still giving you full control over the retouching of your portraits, which not only helps you create beautiful images but also saves you precious time.
Perfect Black and White from onOne Software
By Dan Moughamian
Jan 4, 2013
onOne Software recently released version 7 of its Perfect Photo Suite, which includes a variety of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, including popular apps like Perfect Portrait, Perfect Mask, and Perfect Layers. Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian explains how version 7 has introduced a brand new plugin for styling our photos, called Perfect B&W (Perfect Black & White), which allows you to create black and white photos from color originals using a large library of presets and robust controls.
10 Fundamental Rules of Designing for Digital Magazines
By Sandee Cohen
Nov 29, 2012
Is your online magazine just an electronic version of your print publication? You're wasting a huge opportunity! In 10 quick tips, Sandee Cohen, co-author of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6, demonstrates how to give immediacy and freshness to your digital magazine's experience.
Author Talk: Sharon Steuer on the Best New Features of Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Podcast Transcript)
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Sharon Steuer
Oct 18, 2012
Publisher Nancy Ruenzel chats with author Sharon Steuer about the most exciting features of the new Illustrator CS6 software. Sharon also discusses the process of revising the newly released Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book, now in its twelfth edition.
Advanced Raw Processing Using Lightroom or Camera Raw
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 11, 2012
Jeff Schewe explains how to combine the various image adjustments and tools capable of being deployed in Lightroom or Camera Raw to arrive at an optimized “master digital negative.”
Creative Compositing in Photoshop
By Katrin Eismann, Sean Duggan, James Porto
Oct 8, 2012
This chapter addresses working freely and creatively with Photoshop, including discovering inspiration with the simplest subjects, learning how to treat Photoshop as a digital sandbox, experimenting with blending modes, textures, and effects, and understanding the essentials of image composition.
Working with Smart Objects in Dreamweaver and Photoshop
By Tom Negrino
Oct 3, 2012
If your websites use a lot of images, you've probably spent plenty of time jumping between Dreamweaver and Photoshop to make changes, and then trying to keep track of which files are current and which need to be synched. Now you can cross that nightmare off your task list. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, shows how using Smart Objects in Dreamweaver CS6 can keep your images in sync automatically.
Modifying Simple Graphics in Adobe Flash Professional CS6
By Katherine Ulrich
Oct 1, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll use the selection, lasso, and subselection tools to select and modify elements. You’ll modify elements’ attributes using the Property inspector and other panels.
Basic Photo Corrections in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 28, 2012
Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same basic workflow applies to web images.
Get Familiar with Panels in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann
Sep 27, 2012
This chapter will help you become more intimately acquainted with the Illustrator interface features that you will be using continually as you work: the panels.
Masks and Channels in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 27, 2012
Learn how to create a mask to remove a subject from a background, refine a mask to include complex edges, create a quick mask to make changes to a selected area, edit a mask using the Properties panel, manipulate an image using Puppet Warp, save a selection as an alpha channel, view a mask using the Channels panel, load a channel as a selection, isolate a channel to make specific image changes.
Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Tablet Applications
By Sandee Cohen, Diane Burns
Sep 27, 2012
With InDesign and Adobe’s complementary set of tools, known as the Digital Publishing Suite, a whole new world of design and interactivity has opened up to designers and publishers everywhere. This chapter covers the Digital Publishing Suite apps, design and workflow considerations, setting up your document, interactivity and digital overlays, the Folio Builder Panel, Folio Producer, and publishing your app to a store.
Vector Drawing Techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 27, 2012
Learn how to differentiate between bitmap and vector graphics, draw straight and curved paths using the Pen tool, convert a path to a selection, and convert a selection to a path, save paths, draw and edit shape layers, draw custom shapes, and import and edit a Smart Object from Adobe Illustrator.
Working with 3D Images in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 26, 2012
Learn how to create a 3D shape from a layer, import a 3D object, create 3D text, apply the 3D postcard effect, manipulate 3D objects using the 3D Axis widget, adjust the camera view, set coordinates in the Properties panel, adjust light sources, and animate a 3D file.
Working with Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Brian Wood
Sep 26, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates how to trace raster images like the pros by using the Image Trace tool in Illustrator CS6.
How to Optimize Projects in Adobe After Effects CS6
By Mark Christiansen
Sep 20, 2012
This chapter examines in close detail how image data flows through an After Effects project. It’s full of the information you need to help you make the most of After Effects.
Hidden Gems in Adobe Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Sep 19, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to optimize content for use in projects such as websites, apps, and more.
Author Talk: Scott Valentine on the Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop (Podcast Transcript)
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Scott Valentine
Sep 18, 2012
Peachpit Press publisher Nancy Ruenzel talks to award winning photographer Scott Valentine about his new book, "The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop." Often photographers and Photoshop users are stumped by blend modes. Scott discusses why blend modes are so hard to understand despite being an essential tool for photographers an digital artists.
Corral Your Styles with Dreamweaver's CSS Visualization Tools
By Tom Negrino
Sep 13, 2012
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with Dreamweaver provides detailed control of the design and display of your web pages, but hidden rules underlying the styles might prevent you from getting the effect you really want. Fortunately, Dreamweaver offers some powerful tools for working with CSS. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, explains how to use Dreamweaver's visualization tools to make CSS behave.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 3: Visualizing Interactions with Animation
By Rick Moore
Sep 10, 2012
Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, takes us on a whirlwind run through creating animations to test interactions in Illustrator. Hold onto your hat!

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