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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.
Web Design Basics in Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2015 release)
By Jim Maivald
Feb 2, 2016
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. Jim Maivald hits some web design basics in this chapter from Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release).
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.
Adaptive Web Design: Designing Experiences for People
By Aaron Gustafson
Jan 7, 2016
A website built following the philosophy of progressive enhancement will be usable by anyone on any device, using any browser. It all begins with embracing the concept of experience as a continuum, as Aaron Gustafson explains in this chapter from Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement, 2nd Edition.
How to Become a UX Leader: Understanding the Psychology of Users
By Robert Hoekman
Dec 29, 2015
UX is a lot more than checkboxes and radio buttons. UX is psychology applied to design. For so many reasons, it’s high time everyone else finds that out too, as Robert Hoekman explains in this chapter from Experience Required: How to become a UX leader regardless of your role.
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.
Huge Time-Saving Features in Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Jul 16, 2015
Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to work faster using several time-saving features in Adobe Illustrator.
Enhancing PDF Documents
By Lisa Fridsma, Brie Gyncild
Jul 15, 2015
In this chapter from Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, you'll learn how to enhance Adobe PDF documents, including rearranging, rotating, renumbering, and inserting pages, editing links and bookmarks, and inserting video and other multimedia files.
Vector and Raster: A Marriage Made in Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Jul 8, 2015
Illustrator has long been known for its vector prowess, but did you know that it also plays well with raster? Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book , will take you through a tour of the raster capabilities of Adobe Illustrator.
Top 10 Reasons Why Illustrator CC Is Great for Web Design
By Brian Wood
Jun 29, 2015
With the proliferation of different devices that visitors can use on a site, designing for the Web has become ever more complicated. Why not take advantage of your old friend Adobe Illustrator to design a new site, or to freshen an existing one? Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, presents some compelling arguments for sticking with this well-known product, including some features you might never have explored.
The Power of the Creative Cloud and Illustrator CC (2015)
By Brian Wood
Jun 22, 2015
With the power of Adobe Illustrator the Adobe Creative Cloud, Libraries, and mobile apps, Adobe has created a seamless creative workflow where you can access your content anywhere. Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, will show you how to take advantage of the Creative Cloud capabilities with Adobe Illustrator.
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.
Dreamweaver Meets the Challenge of Changing Times
By David Powers
May 5, 2015
Long dominant in web design, Dreamweaver continues holding its first-place standing by improving with time. David Powers, author of Adobe Dreamweaver CC Learn by Video (2014 release), points out additions to Dreamweaver CC 2014.1 that make life a little easier for web designers, whether they hate dealing with code, or love it.
Optimize Your Web Animation Workflow
By Julian Shapiro
Apr 27, 2015
Say goodbye to deep-nesting JavaScript callbacks and to dirtying your stylesheets with unwieldy CSS animations. It's time to up your web animation game. Julian Shapiro shows you how in this excerpt from Web Animation using JavaScript: Develop & Design.
Screen-based Thinking: Let’s Make an App!
By Golden Krishna
Mar 2, 2015
In this excerpt from The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology, Golden Krishna takes a second look at today’s screen-obsessed world—how we got here, why we’re still here, why this awful trend is so awful, and how people are moving beyond screens and breaking off their love affair with mundane apps.
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.
The Best Interface Is No Interface: An Interview with Golden Krishna
By Golden Krishna
Feb 12, 2015
User Experience Designer Golden Krishna talks to Peachpit about his new book, The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology , why the screen isn't always the best answer, imagining more elegant answers beyond the screen, and the best and worst examples of user interfaces.
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.
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).
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.

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