Packaging in InDesign CC Just Got Better

In this tutorial, I will review the Packaging process and discuss two great additions to the process. If you choose, you can now include creation of an Acrobat and an IDML file (back saving) to the Packaging process.

Pen Tool Preview in Illustrator CC

In this tutorial, I will review how the Pen tool works and explore the new Preview feature. How does it work and how do you turn it off if you don’t want to use it.

InDesign CC Object Styles

Objects Styles in InDesign, which work in a very similar fashion to Paragraph Styles, are very important in setting up the look of objects in documents quickly and consistently. But they’re equally as powerful when making changes. In this tutorial, I will set up an Object Style for Frames with an very complex appearance and then make changes to all of these objects instantly.
And yes, there is a true story that relates to the title of the tutorial.

Blood Spatter Effect in FlowerMan Movie Poster

Follow along with this video about creating an advertisement and learn to create a bloody spatter effect as well as some other Photoshop techniques, such as levels adjustment, masking, cropping, and text tool shortcuts.

What Is Next Style in InDesign CC?

In this tutorial, I will explore setting up Styles utilizing the Next Style feature and show a couple of very easy ways to use the feature in formatting long text.

Monster Jam: Slow Motion Action Effect

Learn how to create this popular motion effect using Photoshop to select and separate the parts of the image into their own layers, and then taking those layers into After Effects to animate the sequence.

Perspective Grid Enhancements in Illustrator CC

The Perspective Grid, which has been around for a while, has been improved dramatically in the latest release of Illustrator CC. So much so, it gets my vote for most improved feature in Illustrator. Why do I like it so much? The objects that are drawn on a perspective grid and the grid itself are now connected. So if you need to change the perspective of your completed drawing, you just change the grid and the whole drawing updates to your new perspective.

After Effects: Shatter Effect

In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant creates a 3D title effect using After Effects. He creates his title, then applies the shatter preset effect and tweaks the settings – calling a custom pattern to create 3D text. With the addition of a sky and cloud background, lens flare, and 3D camera, the animation becomes truly polished and professional.

Path Segment Reshape in Illustrator CC

The Convert Anchor Point tool in Adobe Illustrator now works to reshape path segments as well as anchor points. This makes it easier than ever to alter the shape of a selected object in ways that were never before possible.

Color Swap in Photoshop CC

Learn how to change the colors in your images using Photoshop CC’s color replacement tool, magic wand tool, and refine edge window.

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