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Even More Sketching on the Go: Sketching en Plein Aire with the iPad and Adobe Photoshop Sketch (2016)
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Feb 24, 2016
Do you enjoy sketching outdoors? Sunny, rainy, snowy - whatever the weather, when Nature beckons, take your iPad outside and use Adobe Photoshop Sketch to draw whatever you see or feel. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, demonstrates how to bring the fun of sketching out into the open air with Adobe Photoshop Sketch.
More Sketching on the Go: Freehand Sketching with Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Ink (2016)
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Feb 17, 2016
With Adobe Photoshop Sketch and your iPad, you can enjoy the fun, creative expression of making quick sketches wherever you go. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, advises roaming with your iPad, sketching whenever the mood strikes. Grab your stylus and go!
Sketching on the Go: Fluid Freehand Sketching with Adobe Illustrator Draw (2016)
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Feb 10, 2016
Artists are always thinking about their work. If you have the kinds of portable tools suggested by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, you can jump from inspiration to sketch in an instant, with all the possibilities of your Adobe drawing tools readily at hand.
Using Quick, Guided, and Expert Editing in Photoshop Elements 14
By Scott Kelby
Feb 5, 2016
Scott Kelby explains the different editing modes in Elements—Quick, Guided, and Expert—and show you how to use each one.
Design for How People Learn: How Do We Remember?
By Julie Dirksen
Jan 26, 2016
Memory is the foundation of learning. There’s a lot we still don’t know about the nature of memory, but we do have some ideas and models for how it works. In this chapter from Design for How People Learn, 2nd Edition, Julie Dirksen looks at how we pay attention and encode information into memory. Second, she looks at different types of memory.
Starting Practices for Game Design
By Zack Hiwiller
Jan 25, 2016
In this chapter from Players Making Decisions: Game Design Essentials and the Art of Understanding Your Players, Zack Hiwiller talks about how to get started thinking about game design, including theme and mechanics, designing for others, and familiarizing yourself with analog games.
Image Editing Background & Basics in Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Jan 19, 2016
This lesson from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 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.
Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths in Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release)
By Brian Wood
Jan 14, 2016
In this lesson from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release), you'll take basic shapes and paths and learn how to both edit and combine them to create new artwork.
Video: My Top 5 Favorite Features in Adobe Illustrator (2015 release)
By Chad Chelius
Dec 17, 2015
Chad Chelius, author of Adobe Illustrator CC Learn by Video (2015 release), shows you his top 5 favorite features in the 2015 release of Adobe Illustrator, including performance enhancements, Live Shapes improvements, the Shaper tool, dynamic symbols, and the new SVG output.
Video: My Top 5 Favorite Features in Adobe InDesign (2015 release)
By Chad Chelius
Dec 4, 2015
Chad Chelius, author of Adobe InDesign CC Learn by Video (2015 release), talks about his favorite features in the latest release of Adobe InDesign, including paragraph shading, converting a table cell to a graphic cell, and Creative Cloud libraries.
10 New Studies About People That May Surprise Designers
By Susan Weinschenk
Nov 30, 2015
Whatever you're designing, ultimately there's a person at the end of the product who's going to use it. How much do you really know about how people think and behave? Susan Weinschenk, author of 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, shares some of the new research in behavioral and brain science that may surprise you.
Adding Motion to a Static Shot in Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Nov 17, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book, learn how to add dynamic-looking motion to your photograph.
Removing Distance Haze Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Nov 12, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book, learn how to remove distance haze from your photograph.
Flipped Textbooks: Engaging Student Learning by Design
By Rose Gonnella
Nov 11, 2015
Rose Gonnella, co-author of Design Fundamentals: Notes on Type, describes the thinking process behind the creation of the 'flipped' textbooks in the Design Fundamentals series, a new concept in book design.
Vector Basic Training: Getting to the Points
By Von Glitschka
Nov 9, 2015
A Bézier curve or path is only as elegant, graceful, or accurate as the anchor points that control and shape it. To better control and edit anchor points, you first need to understand and recognize what qualifies as a good anchor point and path, a bad anchor point and path, and an ugly anchor point and path.
So Many Typefaces. So Little Time
By Rose Gonnella, Max Friedman, Christopher Navetta
Nov 5, 2015
Get a peek at the brilliant, wacky, inspiring pages from Notes on Type, and maybe learn something about typefaces, too.
Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: Peripheral Vision Determines where Central Vision Should Look
By Susan Weinschenk
Oct 29, 2015
In this excerpt from 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk explains why you shouldn't base design decisions solely on eye-tracking studies, and why it would be a mistake to leave peripheral areas blank. Instead, include information that helps people decide where to look (with central vision) next.
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.
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.

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