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The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. If you’re familiar with the functions of the Pathfinder panel in previous versions of Illustrator and use them in your workflow, I believe the new Shape Builder Tool in Illustrator CS5 is going to prove [...]
The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. Clipping masks have long been available to for use in Illustrator, but with the new Draw Inside Mode in Illustrator CS5 clipping artwork inside of objects is easier and faster than ever. We’ll look at [...]
The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. Not a pro at designing your own brushes, don’t have a Wacom Tablet with pressure sensitivity? Don’t worry, with the new Width Tool in Illustrator CS5 you can add variance and style to your ...
The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. Drawing objects with perspective in Illustrator is definitely nothing new, but with the Perspective Grid Tool in the new Illustrator CS5 this task becomes quick and easy. We’ll explore how this ...
The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. Are you a Bridge User? Have you ever wanted to use bridge without leaving the friendly confines of Photoshop? Now with the Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5 you can! We’ll take a look at this [...]
The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. Have you ever wondered why they stick that ugly yellow color in as the default for an inner glow layer style? Have you ever wanted to change that? Now you CAN! Set your own [...]
The new Creative Suite is out and we’re going to take a look at some of what it has to offer. Is it worth your learning curve time and hard earned money… you be the judge. We start by taking a look at a new feature of Photoshop CS5 call Content Aware Fill. If you [...]
There are severral different ways to set up an image rollover on a link, but the method we’ll cover in this episode is quick, easy and efficient. We’ll run through how to use a CSS class on a link to make a plus icon turn darker in color when moused over using only CSS and [...]
You might find yourself in a position from time to time where you have to accept files from another designer and continue to work on them. Before you get to work, you might want to do some investigating of the files to see how things are organized and make sure you’re comfortable with the setup. [...]
HTML and CSS can give you a lot of control over what your web designs look like, but sometimes the attributes need a little push in the right direction to get them working. In this episode we’ll use Dreamweaver to make a table span the height of the browser window using the height attribute… ...
One of many irritating issues that we see when placing a Word document’s contents into InDesign is the persistence of hyperlinks and their ugly blue color, underlines and strange gray surrounding box. In this episode we’ll take a look at an easy way to rid yourself of these annoying hyperlinks ...
If you are not familiar with the Adobe Labs website, you should probably change that as soon as possible! There are tons of great new and improved technologies up there for you to try, one of which is BrowserLab. This handy little app lets you view webpages in several different browser and operating ...
So now that we have our image extracted and looking ‘sticker-like,” its time to get to peeling! Again using the handy warp mode of the transform feature of Photoshop, we will literally peel back the sticker image and add on some finishing touches to make it look like a realistic peeled sticker. ...
One of the effects you may have been seeing around the web lately is a ‘peeling sticker’ effect in which a graphic or logo looks like it is being peeled up from the page. Using the handy warp mode of the transform feature of Photoshop, we can easily create this effect and with some slight ...
There are some handy CSS attributes that if you use the CSS features of Dreamweaver, you may not have known existed. The min-height attribute is one of those. In this episode we’ll take a look at this attribute and how it can enhance your web designs. Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts ...
Changing colors in object with Illustrator can be very basic in nature, but using some of the new tools and functionality that ship with the latest versions of the software can increase productivity and make things a whole lot easier. We’ll take a look at color groups and the (kinda) new Edit ...
In this episode we’ll take a look at the appearance panel in Illustrator and see how it can eliminate the need for several other panels and at the same time help us make some pretty cool typographic effects. Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts to start your free trial today.
You may encounter a situation where you need to hang one CSS Div over the top of another. This is exactly the scenaro we will look at how to accomplish in this episode with a little help from Dreamweaver. Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts to start your free trial today.
Do you know why there is a swatch in your swatches panel named registration? In this episode we’ll take a look at the “Registration” color swatch in InDesign, what its used for, and what NOT to use it for. Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts to start ...
When working on comps in  Photoshop, you may find yourself needing to change the color of several different objects in your design. In this episode we’ll look at a couple different ways to accomplish this with minimal effort, so you can make updates very quickly and easily, and cut down the time ...
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