3D Gears with the Shape Builder Tool in Illustrator

Use a combination of simple circles and rectangles to create a 3D gear in Illustrator using the shape builder tool.

Ask Dave Podcast: Have You Made a Good Selection?

In this episode Dave shows users how to tell if they have made a good selection.

Page Numbers in InDesign CS5

AJ Wood opens up InDesign CS5 and talks about easy ways to add page numbers, continued page numbers, and sections to your InDesign document.

Getting Creative with Photoshop’s Mixer Brush

The mixer brush is a powerful tool in Photoshop. By smearing colors, you can take a regular photo and create an image with a dreamy, magic feel to it. Pete runs through the mixer brush tool options and shows users how to add an artistic finish to their images.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 3 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the third video, Dave talks about Illustrator’s vast collection of shapes, symbols, textures, etc. that can be copied into Photoshop. Dave also explain how these symbols and textures can be used to create brushes in Photoshop.

Anchoring Objects in InDesign CS5.5

Learn the basics of anchoring objects inside text using InDesign’s anchor options.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 2 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the second video, Dave talks about taking basic shapes from Photoshop’s shape tool bibrary of presets and copying them over to Illustrator to use as starting points for vector illustrations.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 1 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the first tutorial, Dave creates a dashed line around an image by turning a basic selection into a path in Photoshop, then taking the path into Illustrator to create the dashed line, and finally bringing it all back to Photoshop as a smart object that can be edited quickly and easily.

Planet Photoshop: Animated Snow

Corey shows viewers how to use Photoshop to create falling snow over your favorite holiday image.

Clipping Masks in InDesign

Without a dedicated menu item for creating a clipping mask, InDesign need to know the tricks for getting an image into a shape or text. AJ Wood shows InDesign users how to use the paste into command to insert an image into any fill-able frame or shape and to create a clipping mask from text.

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