Puzzle Piece Design with Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a puzzle piece outline for your images using the shape builder tool in Illustrator. Then bring the puzzle pieces path from Illustrator and lay it over an image in Photoshop, add some layer styles, and watch this effect come to life.

Designing a Meteor and Space Scene with Photoshop 3D Tools

Use Photoshop CS6 Extended 3D tools to create a spherical object and then edit the depth map information to create contours on the object using different gray scale values.

Web Fonts in Adobe Edge

Tom Green talks about new tools in Adobe Edge. In this video he shows how to use the new Web Fonts feature.

3D Texture Mapping in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6 apply simple Smart Filter stacking to create a detailed ‘bump’ texture to simulate the same texture found on a golf ball.

Keys to Alignment in InDesign CS6

Jeff Witchel goes through the alignment features in InDesign CS6, starting with the basics and moving on to new features like the ability to align selected objects to a key object.

Designing Rusted Text in Photoshop

Use a mixture of layer styles and textures to create this rusted text effect in Photoshop.

Dot-Dash Stroke in InDesign CS6

Jeff Witchel shows viewers how to use the stroke palette options in InDesign to create an alternating dot-dash stroke. Remember, if something works in Illustrator, it’s worth trying it in InDesign to see if it works there too.

CSS Sprite Sheets in Fireworks CS6

Sprite sheets allow designers to combine multiple images in one place and then call different sections of the image to display. By loading an entire sprite sheet into memory, it helps to avoid image swamping that will slow things down. Brand new features in Fireworks CS6 will slice up an image, give each part a name and export the CSS to use with them. Watch this video to find out how.

Designing iOS Tab and Navigation Bars in Photoshop

This article aims to get you up and running with designing a fundamental part of many iOS apps, the tab and navigation bar in Photoshop.

Time-Lapse of NBC Olympic Logo Created in Photoshop

I just could not help but wonder if something like that could be achieved solely in Photoshop using 3D. I decided to record the process and post it as a time-lapse so you can see, from the beginning what can be achieved using just Photoshop. Enjoy!

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