The document startup profiles in Illustrator CS3 allow users to save key information about a document and then use these blank templates for later projects. They can be assigned with specialized settings for every type of project so that when you start a new document, everything is set just the way you need it.
Learn about new display options, the new control palette, and the new vector eraser tool.
Think locally, not globally. Learn how to selectively blur the background of an image while keeping the subject in focus by using a layer mask.
Learn an quick, easy method for making a gradated dot pattern that can be used as an art brush to create backgrounds, effects, etc.
Dave explains the Pathfinder palette and how it is used to create complex shapes without having to draw them from scratch.
One of the most important skills for users of lllustrator is knowing how to use the Pen tool. Dave Cross demonstrates the basics of creating paths with the Pen tool and how to edit existing paths.
Have you ever wondered why a profound piece of art is so compositionally pleasing? The artist probably employed the use of the Divine Proportion, which is a phenomenon that suggests that theres a mathematical equation thats consistent with the aesthetics of good composition. Lets examine a brief history of the Divine Proportion and its use [...]
The most important thing to remember when taking pictures with a flash is to balance the flash to the available light. Photographer Rick Sammon shares this tip and shows you how to achieve great-looking pictures when using a flash.
Tired of readjusting your settings everytime you start a project? In this video tutorial Dave Cross shows you how to make and save changes to the default settings of your design menus.
Creating 3D text in Illustrator and bringing it to life in Photoshop.