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Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Tablet Applications
Sep 27, 2012
With InDesign and Adobe’s complementary set of tools, known as the Digital Publishing Suite, a whole new world of design and interactivity has opened up to designers and publishers everywhere. This chapter covers the Digital Publishing Suite apps, design and workflow considerations, setting up your document, interactivity and digital overlays, the Folio Builder Panel, Folio Producer, and publishing your app to a store.
Vector Drawing Techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS6
Sep 27, 2012
Learn how to differentiate between bitmap and vector graphics, draw straight and curved paths using the Pen tool, convert a path to a selection, and convert a selection to a path, save paths, draw and edit shape layers, draw custom shapes, and import and edit a Smart Object from Adobe Illustrator.
Working with 3D Images in Adobe Photoshop CS6
Sep 26, 2012
Learn how to create a 3D shape from a layer, import a 3D object, create 3D text, apply the 3D postcard effect, manipulate 3D objects using the 3D Axis widget, adjust the camera view, set coordinates in the Properties panel, adjust light sources, and animate a 3D file.
Working with Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator CS6
Sep 26, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates how to trace raster images like the pros by using the Image Trace tool in Illustrator CS6.
How to Optimize Projects in Adobe After Effects CS6
Sep 20, 2012
This chapter examines in close detail how image data flows through an After Effects project. It’s full of the information you need to help you make the most of After Effects.
Hidden Gems in Adobe Illustrator
Sep 19, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to optimize content for use in projects such as websites, apps, and more.
Author Talk: Scott Valentine on the Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop (Podcast Transcript)
Sep 18, 2012
Peachpit Press publisher Nancy Ruenzel talks to award winning photographer Scott Valentine about his new book, "The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop." Often photographers and Photoshop users are stumped by blend modes. Scott discusses why blend modes are so hard to understand despite being an essential tool for photographers an digital artists.
Corral Your Styles with Dreamweaver's CSS Visualization Tools
Sep 13, 2012
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with Dreamweaver provides detailed control of the design and display of your web pages, but hidden rules underlying the styles might prevent you from getting the effect you really want. Fortunately, Dreamweaver offers some powerful tools for working with CSS. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, explains how to use Dreamweaver's visualization tools to make CSS behave.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 3: Visualizing Interactions with Animation
Sep 10, 2012
Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, takes us on a whirlwind run through creating animations to test interactions in Illustrator. Hold onto your hat!
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 2: Creating Vector Icons
Sep 3, 2012
Wish you had an efficient way to create custom icons in multiple sizes for use on your websites and in your applications? Adobe Illustrator CS6 grants you the power, as demonstrated by Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator.
Attitude Adjustment: Camera Raw's Adjustment Tools
Aug 27, 2012
Scott Kelby talks about the adjustment tools in Camera Raw, including dodging and burning, retouching portaits, fixing skies, fixing color problems, reducing noise, special effects using Camera Raw, and some Photoshop killer tips.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 1: Flipping Wireframes
Aug 27, 2012
Adobe Illustrator makes it easy to create wireframes and then seamlessly flip them to final art. Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, demonstrates how to use Illustrator's symbols, graphic and character styles, and the Find Font tool to turn a sample user interface wireframe into a presentation-ready design.
The Building Blocks of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator
Aug 23, 2012
This chapter takes a look at the basic features that Illustrator provides for the building blocks of UI design.
Color Correction and Enhancement in Adobe Photoshop CS6
Aug 16, 2012
By analyzing the most important tools in Photoshop and determining in which situations they might help you, you can achieve a more thorough understanding of color correction.
How to Use Filters in Photoshop CS6
Aug 16, 2012
Learn some cool techniques for applying filters in Photoshop CS6, including using the Filter Gallery and Smart Filters, and use filters to make a photo look like an oil painting or tinted drawing.
Building Better Websites with Dreamweaver Site Definitions
Aug 9, 2012
To set up a new website with Dreamweaver, you have to begin by creating a site definition. Though Dreamweaver makes setup easy, it has some pitfalls that can trip up the unwary. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, guides us step by step through the process of site definition.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: A Recipe for Hard Mix Contrast
Aug 1, 2012
Scott Valentine shows you how to use this method to increase contrast and saturation in otherwise dull images. However, it can quite easily blow out highlights, and darker images will tend to oversaturate in some areas.
Why Adobe InDesign CS6 Is Now the Best Desktop Typesetting Program
Jul 24, 2012
In this chapter, you'll learn about InDesign’s typesetting features including character formatting, paragraph formatting, and formatting using character and paragraph styles.
Working withTabs and Indents in Adobe InDesign
Jul 9, 2012
Robin Williams explains that tabs and indents in InDesign are extremely dependable and reliable and logical (yes, logical). So this chapter teaches you how to take advantage of their dependability.
Transparency: Working with Effects in Adobe InDesign CS6
Jun 11, 2012
You can apply transparency by using the nine transparency effects in InDesign. This excerpt from Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how.

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