Sculpting Signatures in Illustrator

Create a stylized digital signature in Illustrator to drop onto your artwork when you are finished. Use Illustrator’s width tool to add some calligraphy style to your signature.

Give Your Logos Some Shine in Adobe Illustrator

Dave Cross opens up Illustrator and shows viewers how to add some reflective shine to text or an object using an opacity mask.

Fake a Photo Matte

Pete shows viewers how to create a quick photo matte to use around their images before framing them.

Using Mini Bridge with InDesign CS5

Jeff Witchel talks about the integration of Mini Bridge into InDesign CS5, which has made it much easier to use. Use Mini Bridge to open InDesign files, edit file names, show linked files, save snippets, and place images.

3D Design Fun

Learn some 3D tricks by following along with this design which uses 3D postcards in Photoshop CS5 Extended.

Illustrating with the Gradient Mesh Tool

Learn the secrets to mastering the gradient mesh tool in Illustrator. This tutorial covers techniques like transparent overlay and adding anchor points, as well as sampling color.

Ask Dave Podcast: Change the Color of an Area without Making a Selection

In this episode Dave shows users how to change the color of an area using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

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.

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.

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