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Working with Color Themes in Adobe InDesign CC (2015 release)
By Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
Jun 19, 2015
To create colors that complement an image you are using in a document, you can use the InDesign Color Theme tool. This excerpt from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) shows you how.
Working with Paragraph Shading in Adobe InDesign CC (2015 release)
By Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
Jun 19, 2015
InDesign CC 2015 provides a new paragraph shading feature that you can quickly and automatically apply through a paragraph style. In addition, InDesign provides many options for fine-tuning the shading, as you'll see in this excerpt from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release).
Using Adobe Photoshop to Create Great Effects with Your Old Photos
By Robert Correll
Jun 11, 2015
In this excerpt from Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Robert Correll shows you how to work with Clarity, duotones, and masks to create cool effects with your old photos.
Adobe Illustrator: New Ways to Draw
By Brian Wood
Jun 8, 2015
Recent Adobe Illustrator updates have focused on core tools, resulting in a lot of love for the drawing tools. Web developer Brian Wood, author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, explores the latest drawing features, including updates to the Pen and Pencil tools, the new Curvature tool, and improvements in how users select and edit paths.
Photo Restoration: Repairing Physical Damage
By Robert Correll
Jun 4, 2015
Robert Correll, author of Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots, offer tips for repairing the physical damage to old photos, including filling holes and other surface damage and reconstructing torn or cut photos.
Scott Kelby's Editing Essentials: How to Develop Your Photos in Adobe Lightroom CC
By Scott Kelby
Jun 3, 2015
Intimidated by Lightroom's Develop module? Don't be. Scott Kelby shows you how to manipulate all of those scary-looking buttons, checkboxes, and sliders to improve your hard-to-fix photos, in this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers.
More Painting with Photoshop's Mixer Brushes: Creating and Using Custom Brushes
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Jun 2, 2015
Photoshop is well known as a retouching software, and the application is also an art studio with brushes and paint. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, shows how to use Photoshop to create a still life painting without getting your studio messy.
Impressionist Pastel Painting with Painter 2015: Loose, Luminous Pastels
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
May 26, 2015
Corel Painter 2015 gives artists the tools to create soft, glowing effects that flatter complexions and make landscape canvases look dreamy. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Painter Wow! Book, Tenth Edition, shares techniques for working with Painter's Pastels brushes for effects that look beautifully natural.
A UX Professional's 5-Step Guide to Selling Your Design
By Robert Hoekman
May 7, 2015
If you can’t effectively convince stakeholders to use your designs, you can’t succeed. In this article, Robert Hoekman, Jr. walks you through five steps to follow in order to successfully sell your designs.
Fun with Particles: Painting with the Particle Brushes in Painter 2015
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 30, 2015
Painter's Particle brushes deliver a range of interesting effects, including special shapes, textures, sparkles, and glows. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, shares techniques for using the Particle brushes to give dynamic expression to a drawing.
Even More Sketching on the Go: Sketching en Plein Aire with the iPad and Adobe Photoshop Sketch 2.1
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 14, 2015
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 2.1.
Sketching on the Go: Fluid Freehand Sketching with Adobe Illustrator Draw
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 13, 2015
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.
Creating Vector Art with Adobe Shape and Adobe Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Feb 26, 2015
With the release of Adobe Shape, capturing inspiration in the form of vector art just got easier. Adobe Shape traces images you capture from different sources and the resulting vector artwork can be shared with others or brought to Illustrator and edited. In this article, web developer Brian Wood looks at how Adobe Shape works and follows an Adobe Shape to Illustrator workflow.
Design Fundamentals: Texture and Pattern
By Rose Gonnella, Max Friedman, Christopher Navetta
Feb 23, 2015
Using their unique, quirky style, the authors of Design Fundamentals: Notes on Visual Elements and Principles of Composition explore the concept of texture, the active surface quality of a dot, line, shape, or form.
Top 10 Tips for Working in 3D in Photoshop
By Steve Caplin
Feb 16, 2015
Steve Caplin, author of Adobe Photoshop for 3D Design and Printing: Learn by Video, shares techniques and shortcuts for being more productive and saving time when working with Photoshop's 3D capabilities.
Creating Special Effects in Photoshop
By Glyn Dewis
Feb 12, 2015
In this chapter from The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, Glyn Dewis shows you techniques for turning day into night, creating a cartoon/painterly effect, and making your own dust, debris, snow, and rain brushes. Plus, he shows a quick and easy black and white conversion technique, and how to fake the wet look.
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.
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.

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