Hiding Hair Roots in Photoshop

This retouch, where you’re lightening your subject’s roots, is a pretty common retouch, and it’s pretty quick and easy in most cases. I’m going to show you my standard method, but I’m adding an additional step at the end that I now use in my retouching—a darkening step to add more dimension—that I picked up [...]

Setting Up a Table of Contents Automatically in InDesign

Tables of Contents aren’t just for for books. They’re used in magazines, catalogs, manuals, long brochures and more. In this tutorial, Jeff will going through the ins and outs of setting up a Table of Contents from scratch including lots of tips and little-known secrets.

Photoshop”Gritty Gangster” Effect

This was one of those times when you see an image and just feel like you have to make something cool with it. I was actually on Fotolia.com looking for another image, but stumbled upon this one and was hit with an idea. I have seen this effect in many movie posters and, as you’ll [...]

Using the Amazing New Editing Features in Acrobat DC

I lost count of how many times I’ve been asked by clients “Can’t you just edit the PDF?” With Acrobat DC, I can be confident is answering “Absolutely!” In this tutorial, I with go through the process of editing text and even images in PDFs. I will also take a look at extracting text in Acrobat out of a scanned layout.

Grid as Design Element in Photoshop

Excerpted from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 1, by Corey Barker I actually saw this effect in a movie poster, but it definitely has a number of uses. Once the base grid is created, you can add just about any image for any purpose. While we’re creating the effect, try to be [...]

Using Timecode in Premiere Pro

Explore several ways to display, and export Timecode on your timelines an final video exports.

Using Virtual Copies in Lightroom—The “No Risk” Way to Experiment

Create virtual copies in Lightroom, which don’t take up space and allow you to try different looks without the overhead.

Creating Bars and Tone, Titles, and Counters in Premiere Pro

Locate Bars and Tone, Titles, and Counter Options in Premiere.

The High-Contrast Portrait Look

Lightroom’s Clarity slider increases midtone contrast, and does a pretty nice job of enhancing texture and giving your subjects a gritty look, but if you really want to take it to the next level, jump over to Photoshop and apply this high-contrast, mutli-layer tonal contrast effect. This is a simplified version of a technique I [...]

A Look Inside Pattern Brush Borders in Adobe Illustrator CC

In this tutorial, Jeff will be taking a look at creating custom Pattern Brush Borders in Illustrator CC. He will also be discussing the amazingly useful Pattern Brush Libraries that come with the application.

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