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Stacking Star Trails in Photoshop Creative Cloud
By Harold Davis
Oct 2, 2013
Harold Davis, author of The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop Post-Production Path to More Creative Photography, shares methods for turning night-sky photos into star trails in Photoshop CC. You can create amazing images by combining great photography with a solid understanding of how to tweak Photoshop to get the best output.
Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC
By Sandee Cohen
Aug 28, 2013
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 chapter from InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide.
Enhancing Pictures in Adobe Photoshop CC with the Camera Raw Filter
By Dan Moughamian
Aug 21, 2013
One of the most important new features in Photoshop CC is the Camera Raw Filter. This provides the ability to use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in a non-destructive workflow, directly from the Filter menu! Photoshop and Lightroom educator Dan Moughamian shows you how easy it is to benefit from the Camera Raw Filter’s powerful tools, using any raster image format that supports Smart Object layers, all right inside Photoshop!
Using Photoshop CC and ACR’s Powerful Tone Mapping and Color Correction Tools to Create 32-Bit HDR Photos
By Dan Moughamian
Aug 14, 2013
Over the past few years, Adobe has provided Photoshop users with variations on an HDR workflow for photographers, but the options for precisely mapping tones and colors (especially) were somewhat limited. Today, using Photoshop CC, Photoshop and Lightroom educator Dan Moughamian shows how you can open a merged, 32-bit image into a brand-new (but very familiar) environment, to create those HDR photos.
Scott Kelby's Editing Essentials: How to Develop Your Photos
By Scott Kelby
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Kelby shows you how to develop your photos, including tips on setting white balance, setting your overall exposure, working with the Histogram and Auto Tone, dealing with exposure problems, making your colors more vibrant, and much more. He ends the chapter with some Lightroom killer tips.
Working with Type in Adobe InDesign CC
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, Bob Bringhurst
Aug 2, 2013
InDesign offers a number of improvements and surprises in the area of typesetting. In this chapter, you'll start with character formatting (font, point size, kerning, and baseline shift are examples of character formatting), move on to paragraph formatting (indents, tabs, space above and below, and composition), and then dive into formatting using character and paragraph styles.
Using Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CC
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Jul 29, 2013
Learn how to open digital photos into the Camera Raw dialog and correct for defects, such as poor contrast, under- or overexposure, color casts, blurriness, under- and oversaturation, geometric distortion, color fringes, and noise. You will also learn how to enhance your photos with special effects, such as a vignette, grain texture, or tint; merge multiple exposures of the same photo; retouch blemishes; save and synchronize Camera Raw settings among related photos; and of course, open your photo into Photoshop.
Sharpening Photos with the Enhanced Photoshop CC Smart Sharpen Filter
By Dan Moughamian
Jul 5, 2013
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian shows how to leverage the power of the newly updated Smart Sharpen filter in Photoshop CC, improving the details in your rendered picture formats, outside the raw workflow.
Martin Evening on Upright Adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
By Martin Evening
Jul 2, 2013
In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening explains how Upright adjustments work, suggests an order for Upright adjustments, and shows how to synchronize Upright settings.
Removing Camera Shake with the Photoshop CC Shake Reduction Filter
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 28, 2013
No way to steady your camera for a shot? You could increase the ISO or shutter speed, or brace yourself against a tree or wall, and the image might look sharp, but even subtle lens movement can blur edge details. Finally, Photoshop has a reliable way to address this problem! Photoshop educator Dan Moughamian shows how the new Shake Reduction filter in Photoshop CC can help you reclaim some of those blurred pixels.
Creating Effects with the Radial Filter Tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
By Adobe Creative Team
Jun 13, 2013
You can use the Radial Filter tool—new in Lightroom 5—to create off-center custom vignettes, amongst other effects, by applying local adjustments to a selected area in an image through a feathered elliptical mask.
Creating and Using Masks in Adobe Flash Professional CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 16, 2013
Learn to work with masks in Adobe Flash Professional CC, including defining the mask layer, creating the masked layer, and seeing the effects of the mask.
Using Adobe Media Encoder in Flash Professional CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 16, 2013
You can convert your video files to the proper FLV or F4V format using Adobe Media Encoder, a stand-alone application that comes with Flash Professional. Adobe Media Encoder can convert single files or multiple files (known as batch processing) to make your workflow easier.
Adding Form Fields in Adobe InDesign CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
In this excerpt, learn how to add text fields, add radio buttons, add a combo box, add a description to a form field, set the tab order of the fields, and add a button to submit the form.
Using Pattern Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
In Adobe Illustrator CC, there are hundreds of interesting Pattern brushes that you can choose from when creating your own projects, from grass to cityscapes. This excerpt shows you how to apply an existing Pattern brush to a path.
Using Smart Filters in Adobe Photoshop CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
Learn how to apply the Liquify filter, position other layers, and edit a Smart Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Five Favorite New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6
By Sharon Steuer
Mar 22, 2013
Whether you’ve skipped the last couple of upgrades to Adobe Illustrator or just haven’t had a chance to fully explore what these upgrades offer, Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book author Sharon Steuer shares some ways to use five of her favorite new features from Illustrator CS4, CS5 and CS6.
Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Jaclyn Corrado
By Ibarionex Perello
Feb 11, 2013
Artist Jaclyn Corrado discusses her approach to photography and Photoshop in her work.
Plug In with Nik: Silver Efex Pro 2
By John Batdorff
Feb 6, 2013
Silver Efex Pro is simply the best and most essential black-and-white plugin on the market. John Batdorff explains his approach to using Silver Efex Pro while orienting you to SEP’s interface and rich set of creative tools. Of course, you’ll do this by creating images and exploring all the creative possibilities SEP has to offer.
Using Advanced Editing Techniques for Video in Photoshop
By Colin Smith
Jan 31, 2013
This chapter shows you how to add the cool Photoshop effects that make your videos look more polished. You will learn about multi-track editing, how layers and Blend modes work with video, and how to mix different types of media on a Timeline. But don’t worry; the learning curve is not difficult.

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