Creative Suite Advantages in Photoshop CS5

Needless to say, Photoshop is an extremely powerful tool. Add in the other Creative Suite programs and there’s even more amazing possibilities. Here we’ll look at how to combine Photoshop, Bridge, and InDesign to create easily updated contact sheets, and then show you six ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together.

Editing a WordPress blog with Dreamweaver CS5

One of the most dramatic improvements to Dreamweaver CS5 is the ability edit WordPress themes, but before you can get WordPress (or Joomla! or Drupal) to work, you’ll need to set up your computer as a Web server.

More Fun with Photoshop 3D Tools

Continue exploring the possibilities with Photoshop’s new 3D tools.

Make the Most of Two Colors in Illustrator

After an article about 2-color printing from InDesign, Jeff decided to see what he could with Adobe Illustrator.

Premiere Pro: Ultra Keying

Franklin McMahon demonstrates the function and ease of Premiere Pro CS5′s Ultra Key option. Follow along and find out how to get good results quickly with this powerful tool.

Shapes and Styles

Here is a cool way to utilize vector shapes and layer styles in Photoshop to create simple design element that is all contained in a single shape layer and can be modified at any time.

Dramatic Shadow Effect in Illustrator

Recently, I saw a trailer for a new movie called The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and was intrigued by the title art. It’s an interesting reversed shadow effect that you can re-create simply by using the new Perspective Grid feature in Illustrator CS5. 1 CREATE DOCUMENT; SET TYPE Choose File>New and in the New [...]

Spot-Color Separations in Photoshop CS5

You’ve made a great design for a client and now they need it printed on T-shirts—and they have asked you for separations. Although talking to a T-shirt screen-printing company for advice is always a good idea, here are the basics of making spot-color separations.

3D Text Animation in After Effects

This 3D Text Animation project gives viewers a chance to learn about the new per-character-3d animation option in After Effects CS5.

Ask Dave Podcast: Create a Movable Filter

In this video, Dave goes over how to create a moveable filter in Photoshop.

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