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Steps for Making Your Creative Skills Stand Out in a Crowded Market
By Corwin Hiebert
Jan 4, 2016
What good is your incredible creativity if nobody notices you? Corwin Hiebert, author of Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work (and Getting Paid) shares five steps for attracting the right kind of attention from potential clients in a creative field.
A Renegade's Guide to Marketing: Volatile Factors
By Drew Neisser
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter from his book, The CMO's Periodic Table: A Renegade's Guide to Marketing, Drew Neisser shows you how to identify the elements that have high potential to precipitate trouble, making you much more able to handle them like a pro and nip disasters in the bud.
Video: RC Concepcion's HDR Tips: Working with Layer Masks Inside of Photoshop for HDR
By Raphael Concepcion
Dec 30, 2015
RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book, shares a few techniques on working with layer masks inside of Photoshop for HDR.
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.
Game Designers Just Play Games All Day, Right?
By Zack Hiwiller
Dec 28, 2015
Debunking common misconceptions about the job, game designer Zack Hiwiller, author of Players Making Decisions: Game Design Essentials and the Art of Understanding Your Players, explains the breadth of knowledge a game designer is expected to leverage. Learn why game design is more work than play.
Video: RC Concepcion's HDR Tips: Turn Your HDR Images into Black & White in Lightroom CC (2015 release)
By Raphael Concepcion
Dec 23, 2015
RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book, shows you how to turn your HDR images into stunning black and white, using Lightroom CC (2015 release).
The Five-Minute Fix: Posing Your Subjects
By Dale Benfield
Dec 22, 2015
In this chapter from The Five-Minute Fix: 200 Tips for Improving Your Photography and Growing Your Business, Dale Benfield suggests posing techniques and a couple ways to make your subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Integrating Adobe Capture CC and Other Adobe Mobile Apps into Your Workflow
By Jake Weien
Dec 21, 2015
"Creative Jake" Weien has been converted into a believer, now that he has seen how the new Adobe mobile apps can be incorporated into a creative production workflow. Surprisingly, it happened much sooner than he ever expected: today!
Color Sense: Enhance Your Animated Story with the Right Palette
By Liz Blazer
Dec 17, 2015
What are the best color choices for your story? What is just the right amount of color to use, if any at all? How can you use color to enhance the emotional impact of your piece? This chapter from Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps For Creating Animation and Motion Graphics will answer those questions and give you some simple guidelines for how to plan your palette and enrich your story with well-informed color choices.
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: RC Concepcion's HDR Tips: Using the HDR Module in Lightroom CC (2015 release)
By Raphael Concepcion
Dec 16, 2015
Lightroom CC 2015 has a great HDR module. RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book, shows you a few different ways you can use the HDR module in Lightroom and why it can be a powerful tool.
Swift 2: Change Is in the Air
By Boisy G. Pitre
Dec 15, 2015
Wildly popular since its debut, the Swift programming language has had some growing pains. Boisy G. Pitre, author of Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, points out some ground-level changes implemented between Swift 1 and Swift 2, showing why Swift adopters need to stay on their toes.
5 Tips to Maximize Profits for Your Wedding Photography Business During the Holidays
By Dale Benfield
Dec 14, 2015
For wedding photographers, we experience our busiest season from late spring to fall. Finding ways to earn extra income during the winter months can be challenging. In this article, Dale Benfield, author of The Five-Minute Fix, gives five of his best tips to earn money during the off-season, both by adding shoots and by making more money by selling additional products to your current clients.
Drones, Whales, and Volcanoes: An Interview with Photographer Eric Cheng
By Peachpit, Eric Cheng
Dec 10, 2015
In this interview with Eric Cheng, author of Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones, Eric talks about the most interesting thing he’s photographed with a drone, safety considerations for new drone users, and some drone gift giving tips.
5 Pro Photography Tips to Help Families Look their Best During the Holidays
By Dale Benfield
Dec 7, 2015
A little planning upfront, before a photo session, can do incredible things to the outcome of a final print. During the holiday season, when families are in a rush to get amazing images to give as gifts and holiday cards, educating them on a few key points will make your job as a photographer (and their life as a parent) easier. In this article Dale Benfield, author of The Five-Minute Fix, explains how timing, outfits, professional stylists, and more can affect the photo session.
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.
How to Be a Great Marketer in 64 Easy Steps
By Drew Neisser
Dec 2, 2015
Being a marketer in today’s modern age is not easy, with the onslaught of digital and print messages consumers see daily. Drew Neisser, marketer and author of The CMO’s Periodic Table: A Renegade’s Guide to Marketing, introduces you to seven marketing mavens and shares their insights on a range of elements that nearly every aspiring marketer must consider.
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.
Aerial Videography Using Drones
By Eric Cheng
Nov 26, 2015
Eric Cheng, the author of Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones, discusses the details of aerial videography using drones, including image stabilization, using gimbals, camera settings, aerial video techniques, live aerial video streaming, post-processing and sharing, and the future of aerial videography.
The Best of Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book Series: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
By Scott Kelby
Nov 23, 2015
In this excerpt from The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series: The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!, Scott Kelby shares five of the ten things he wishes someone had told him as a new photographer.

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