Adobe Workflow Lab to Fireworks, Part 1

Follow along with this four-part series which begins with an in-flight entertainment device, and moves into the new Workflow Lab app from Adobe and eventually into Fireworks to create a Rich Media Application.

Clipping Masks in Illustrator CS5

Here’s a cool technique derived from the movie poster for From Paris with Love starring John Travolta. The poster layout made very cool use of masking images with letters and shapes.

Color Control in After Effects CS5

Franklin McMahon discusses 3 features in After Effects CS5 to help improve the color in your video clip: 1) Levels, 2) Vibrance, and 3) the Color Finesse 3 plugin.

Six New Features in Dreamweaver CS5

Here’s how to use some of the coolest new features, from troubleshooting CSS with the new inspect option, to adding advanced Ajax and jQuery features using the widget browser, to testing your pages in different Web browsers using the Adobe BrowserLab website.

Photoshop and Illustrator Interaction

Use Illustrator to define a graphic as a symbol and then create a design using the symbol as a brush. Then take the design back into Photoshop.

Holomatrix

Holomatrix is an After Effects plug-in that does one thing well: It gives footage that produces ghost-like, scan line, holodeck, and help me Obi-Wan Kenobi looks.

Designer Spotlight: Henk Dawson

pecializing in illustration and animation, Henk uses Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro, and Luxology’s modo for 3D rendering to create everything from photorealistic to conceptual illustrations.

modo Studio Lighting and Illumination Kit (SLIK)

One of my favorite 3D applications just got a huge boost in its capabilities.

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