Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 2 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the second video, Dave talks about taking basic shapes from Photoshop’s shape tool bibrary of presets and copying them over to Illustrator to use as starting points for vector illustrations.

Snap Art 3

Snap Art 3 is Alien Skin’s latest version of their painting and drawing effects plug-in software for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. And it’s exactly what the name implies—software for quickly transforming photographic images into stylized art.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 1 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the first tutorial, Dave creates a dashed line around an image by turning a basic selection into a path in Photoshop, then taking the path into Illustrator to create the dashed line, and finally bringing it all back to Photoshop as a smart object that can be edited quickly and easily.

i1Display Pro

The i1Display Pro instrument is faster and with better quality than the i1Display 2 or any other colorimeter in the same price range. It has a lens sitting in front of the sensor (like X-Rite’s multi-thousand dollar Hubble system) and a moveable arm that holds the ambient diffuser.

Nikon COOLPIX P300

The Nikon COOLPIX P300 is a compact point-and-shoot that fits nicely in any pocket—but it’s not so small that it’s hard to use. It has a nice solid feel, and all the dials are intuitive and easy to operate.

Planet Photoshop: Animated Snow

Corey shows viewers how to use Photoshop to create falling snow over your favorite holiday image.

Clipping Masks in InDesign

Without a dedicated menu item for creating a clipping mask, InDesign need to know the tricks for getting an image into a shape or text. AJ Wood shows InDesign users how to use the paste into command to insert an image into any fill-able frame or shape and to create a clipping mask from text.

3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012

The new version of the Autodesk 3ds Max Creation Suite 2012 has a lot to brag about. While the Suite includes Motion Builder, Mudbox, and Softimage, this review will focus on 3ds Max. With that said, there are still plenty of cool new features, so let’s get to it.

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