The End of an Era » January/February 2011

  • Adobe Flash CS5 Professional (pg. 66)
    Creating Mobile Apps using Flash CS5—Paul Trani
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Web Standards » November/December 2010

  • Design Makeover (pg. 22)
    Swing Goth—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Flash CS5 Professional (pg. 66)
    Custom Video on Cue—Paul Trani
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Portfolio Presentations » September/October 2010

  • Design Makeover (pg. 22)
    For Art’s Sake—Jake Widman
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  • Digital Photography (pg. 42)
    HDR Pro in Photoshop CS5—Sean Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS5 Professional (pg. 72)
    Action Script Made Easy—Paul Trani
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Fifth Annual Layers 100 CS5 Tips » July/August 2010

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Caught Between Cultures—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Illustrator CS4 (pg. 48)
    Clipping Masks of Love—Corey Barker
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 80)
    Text Layout Framework—Lee Brimelow
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Product Branding: It’s More than Just a Logo » May/June 2010

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Smarter Logo—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 70)

    Full-Browser Flash—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe Illustrator CS4 (pg. 48)

    Vector Effects of Olympic Proportions—Corey Barker
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 (pg. 42)

    Video and 3D—Dave Cross
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Stay Green, Go Red » March/April 2010

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Sign Language—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 80)

    Working with XML Data—Lee Brimelow
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Going Digital » January/February 2010

  • Design Makeover (pg. 24)
    High-Flying Redesign—Jake Widman
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  • Digital Photography (pg. 44)
    The Beauty of the Blur—Sean Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 84)

    Create an Old-School MP3 Player out of Thin Air—Lee Brimelow
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Get Plugged In » November/December 2009

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Cosmetic Surgery—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 78)
    Countdown Timer—Lee Brimelow
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How’d They Do That? » September/October 2009

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Handcrafted Website—Jake Widman
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  • Digital Photography (pg. 42)
    Glitch-Free Panoramas and Smooth Water—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 82)
    Learning the Accordion—Lee Brimelow
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Silver Screen Styles » July/August 2009

  • Design Makeover (pg. 18)
    Design Emergency—Jake Widman
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  • Digital Photography (pg. 44)
    There and Back Again—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 82)
    Mapping in Flash—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS4 (pg. 86)
    The Power of Words—Steve Holmes
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Graphics on the Go » May/June 2009

  • Design Makeover (pg. 18)
    Design Emergency—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers (pg. 52)
    Disappearing Acts—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 82)
    The Third Dimension—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS4 (pg. 88)
    Let the Games Begin—Steve Holmes
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  • Adobe InDesign CS4 Tips and Tricks (pg. 102)
    More Hot Tips for the Coolest Applications—David Creamer
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Fourth Annual Layers 100 Wicked Tips » March/April 2009

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Develop a New Image—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers (pg. 58)
    Extended Depth of Field with Auto-Blend Layers—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 90)
    IK Animation—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS4 (pg. 96)
    A Photo Says a Thousand Words—Steve Holmes
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Designing with Negative Space » January/February 2009

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    Make it Saucy—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers (pg. 48)
    Making a Better Mask—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (pg. 82)
    New Timeline Animation in Flash CS4—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS4 (pg. 88)
    Flower Power—Steve Holmes
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  • Adobe CS4 Production Premium (pg. 92)
    Powering Search with Audio Metadata—Richard Harrington
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Web Design Basics » November/December 2008

  • Design Makeover (pg. 18)
    More Than Just a Business—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 50)
    Take Control of Tonal Blending—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Designers (pg. 54)
    Warped Perspective—Dave Cross
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  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional (pg. 84)
    Create Some Noise—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (pg. 90)
    Keep Your Eye on the Ball—Steve Holmes
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Protecting What’s Yours! » September/October 2008

  • Design Makeover (pg. 18)
    Bright Ideas—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 50)
    Mirror, Mirror—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe InDesign CS3 (pg. 66)
    Create an Interactive Portfolio—Mike McHugh
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  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional (pg. 84)
    Out of the Box—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (pg. 90)
    You’ve Got the Key—Steve Holmes
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  • Digital Video Solutions (pg. 88)
    Custom Background Animation—Rod Harlan
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The Future of Web Design with Fireworks » July/August 2008

  • Design Makeover (pg. 18)
    Designs That Stick—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 (pg. 60)
    Revolving in the Third Dimension—Bert Monroy
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 52)
    Exposure Blending—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Designers (pg. 56)
    Automated Layout—Dave Cross
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  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional (pg. 86)
    Closed-Captioned Video—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (pg. 92)
    Thanks Heaves for Little Swirls—Steve Holmes
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  • Digital Video Solutions (pg. 90)
    Motion Design in Photoshop CS3 Extended—Rod Harlan
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All At Once And In A Flash » May/June 2008

  • Design Makeover (pg. 22)
    Three designers take on the task of redesigning a multimedia company—Jake Widman
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  • Feature: In a Flash (pg. 40)
    Harmonizing Adobe Creative Suite—Rafael “RC” Concepcion
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 Tutorial (pg. 48)
    Nesting Smart Objects for Multimask Effects—Deke McClelland
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 58)
    Black & White Fine-Tuning—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash Professional 8 (pg. 92)
    Made-to-Order Text—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (pg. 98)
    It’s Always Raining—Steve Holmes
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  • Adobe CS3 Production Premium (pg. 102)
    Sounding Random—Richard Harrington
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100 Blazing Hot Tips » March/April 2008

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    Three designers take on the task of redesigning a multimedia company—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Designers (pg. 68)
    Developing outlines.—Dave Cross
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 64)
    Turn Down the Noise—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash Professional 8 (pg. 80)
    Sounding Random—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3
    It’s Always Raining—Steve Holmes
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From GoLive to Dreamweaver » January/February 2008

  • Design Makeover (pg. 18)
    Three designers take on the task of redesigning a publisher’s brochure—Jake Widman
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  • Get in the Mix (pg. 32)
    Getting sound into your computer and polishing it to perfection is a lot easier than you may think.—Rafael “RC” Concepcion
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 48)
    Underexposure S.O.S.—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash Professional 8 (pg. 80)
    Moving Illustator Art—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3
    Let There Be Light—Steve Holmes
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Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide » November/December 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    When a growing Michigan community needs an updated identity, three designers go to town.—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (pg. 50)
    Enhanced Workflow—Chris Orwig
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers (pg. 56)
    Creative Contrastán Duggan
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  • Adobe Flash Professional 8 (pg. 80)
    Animated Zoom Blur—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3
    Two-Dee Three-Dee—Steve Holmes
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  • Adobe CS3 Production Premium (Files)
    Add Some Flash to After Effects—Richard Harrington & Marcus Gould
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The Many Faces of Photoshop» September/October 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    A Michigan landscaping company wants to turn over a “New Leaf,” so three designers plant seeds and harvest a fresh look.—Jake Widman
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  • The Digital Camera (pg. 38)
    Rick shows us how to have fun again.—Rick Sammon
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  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 (pg. 74)
    Spry Navigation—Janine Warner
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  • Adobe Flash Professional 8 (pg. 80)
    Turning Animation into Code—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (Preview)
    You and Whose Army?—Steve Holmes
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (Files)
    You and Whose Army?—Steve Holmes
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Desigining Photography Websites » July/August 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    Three designers give more shelf appeal to a retail package for a manufacturer of specialty textile products.—Jake Widman
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  • The Digital Camera (pg. 38)
    Have you ever slept on a bed made of ice? Well, neither has Rick. But he did take some pictures and he shares the Photoshop techniques he used to create some really cool images.—Rick Sammon
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 (pg. 50)
    Merge-o-Mania—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 (pg. 56)
    Product Boxes Made Easy—Corey Barker
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  • Adobe After Effects CS3 (pg. 84)
    Fireball—Steve Holmes
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The Designer’s Dream » May/June 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    When a media company specializing in the publishing and marketing of electronic and printed materials needs a new logo, three designers answer the call.—Jake Widman
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  • The Digital Camera (pg. 38)
    Rick shares a process for turning a snapshot into a more artistic image—something that you can easily do with your photos in Photoshop.—Rick Sammon
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  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 (pg. 60)
    Pump Up the Volume—Corey Barker
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  • Dreamweaver 8 (pg. 78)
    A Template for Saving Time—Janine Warner
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  • Flash Professional 8 (pg. 84)
    Dashboard Animation—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe Production Studio (pg. 94)
    Manipulating Data Sets—Richard Harrington & Marcus Geduld
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100 Groovy Tips » March/April 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 24)
    When a magazine for older athletes wants a fresh look, four finalists
    in the 2006 Adobe Design Achievement Awards take on the challenge.
    —Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (pg. 50)
    Balancing Act—Peter Krogh
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 54)
    Type Casting—Seán Duggan
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  • Flash Professional 8 (pg. 86)
    Chilling Banners—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 92)
    Opposites Attract—Steve Holmes
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Finishing Touches » January/February 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 24)
    When a California artist decides to revamp his website, three designers give him an online showcase worthy of his work.—Jake Widman and Linda Weber
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  • The Digital Camera (pg. 38)
    For Rick, photography is 50% image capture and 50% digital darkroom work. He’ll show you how to use Photoshop to get the picture that you envisioned when you pressed the shutter release.—Rick Sammon
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 48)
    Time to Burn—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 70)
    Creating Templates—Chris Converse
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  • Flash Professional 8 (pg. 74)
    Reflecting Flash Video—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 80)
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?—Steve Holmes
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Finishing Touches » January/February 2007

  • Design Makeover (pg. 24)
    When a California artist decides to revamp his website, three designers give him an online showcase worthy of his work.—Jake Widman and Linda Weber
    Download
  • The Digital Camera (pg. 38)
    For Rick, photography is 50% image capture and 50% digital darkroom work. He’ll show you how to use Photoshop to get the picture that you envisioned when you pressed the shutter release.—Rick Sammon
    Download
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 48)
    Time to Burn—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 70)
    Creating Templates—Chris Converse
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  • Flash Professional 8 (pg. 74)
    Reflecting Flash Video—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 80)
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?—Steve Holmes
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Digital DIY » November/December 2006

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    When a growing Michigan community needs an updated identity, three designers go to town.—Jake Widman
    Download
  • Moving Pictures (pg. 32)
    When you think “PDF,” do you think of a static, two-dimensional document with lots of boring text and images, or do you imagine a document that’s full of moving pictures, virtual reality photography, flash animations, 3D art, and hot links to cool content? —Bob Connolly
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers (pg. 50)
    Into the Dark—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 68)
    Inline Frames—Chris Converse
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  • Adobe Flash Professional 8 (pg. 72)
    Flat Panel Flash—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 78)
    The Winds of Change—Steve Holmes
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You’ve Got to Move It » September/October 2006

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    This writing business is all about content, now three designers give it some style.—Jake Widman
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  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 (pg. 54)
    Living on the Edge with Wireframes—Matt Kloskowski
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 68)
    Liquid Design—Chris Converse
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  • Flash Professional 8 (pg. 74)
    Cue the Credits—Lee Brimelow
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  • Adobe Production Studio (pg. 84)
    Transitioning the Rough Cut—Richard Harrington & Marcus Geduld
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Design Secrets Revealed» July/August 2006

  • Design Makeover (pg. 16)
    Three designers give the cover of an indie musician’s CD a new look with
    a splash of green.—Linda Weber
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  • Three Designers and Their Dirty Little Secrets (pg. 33)
    It seems like everybody’s a designer these days, and
    why not? With today’s incredible technology, why wouldn’t you choose to play artist? But it takes something special to become a real success in the creative industry, so we searched for three of the best in the industries of print, Web, and video to find out what tools they use, how they got started, and where they
    go for inspiration.—Lesa Snider
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  •  Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 50)
    Retouching Strategies and Solutions—Se┬ín Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 68)
    Show/Hide Layers—Chris Converse
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  • Flash Professional 8 (pg. 74)
    Flash Flood Warning—Lee Brimelow
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  •  Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 80)
    Swing It!—Steve Holmes
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Font Management » May/June 2006

  • Design Makeover (pg. 20)
    A microbrewery rethinks the presentation for one of its niche-market beers.—Linda Weber
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 54)
    Using Duotones for Better Black-and-White—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 72)
    Animating Layers—Chris Converse
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  • Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 80)
    Time for Your Close-Up—Steve Holmes
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Rolling With the Changes » March/April 2006

  • Before & After (pg. 20)
    With a peekaboo design, you can transform a plain sheet of paper into an engaging brochure by simply offsetting the folds.—John McWade
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  • Design Makeover (pg. 24)
    A national nonprofit’s magazine for outdoor recreation enthusiasts gets an update from three designers. Go play!—Linda Weber
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  •  Dreamweaver 8: Customizing
    a Pure CSS Starter Page
    (pg. 44)
    Web developers can finally take full advantage of CSS standards. The benefits of using CSS for webpage layouts include accessibility, flexibility in updating, and faster page downloads. Using a style sheet, you can control styling for an entire website.—Michael Hamm
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  • The Digital Workflow(pg. 52)
    Performing a complex color correction on multiple areas of an image can be confusing (and time consuming). Use the Color Sampler tool and Curves to help keep it all together.—Taz Tally
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 54)
    Warping and Weathering an EPS Logo—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 72)
    Conquering Cascading Style Sheets, Part 3: Advanced—Chris Converse
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  • Adobe After Effects 7 (pg. 80)
    Chilling Banners—Lee Brimelow
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Layers Hot 100 Tips» January/February 2006

  • Design Makeover (pg. 24)
    Three designers, each of whom is a 2005 Adobe Design Achievement Award winner, update a Baltimore alternative music club’s logo.—Linda Weber
    Download
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pg. 50)
    Techniques for Multiple Image Collages—Seán Duggan
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  • Adobe GoLive CS2 (pg. 68)
    Conquering Cascading Style Sheets,
    Part 2: Intermediate—Chris Converse
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  • Adobe After Effects 6.5 (pg. 76)
    Everyone, Meet Matte—Steve Holmes
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