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.

Blow Up 3

There are several solutions for enlarging an image, and given how far these technologies have come, it’s more about selecting the most appropriate solution for your specific situation. Alien Skin has a strong update to their Blow Up plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom that you may wish to size up for yourself.

3D Design Fun

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

Wacom Cintiq 24HD

Pete Collins offers his review of the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD.

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.

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