Ever want to add the same cool filters you add to still photos to an entire video file? You could apply a hand drawn effect to a video clip or liquefy a fan blade in motion you can. Video editing in PhotoShop extended gives you options to tone portions of your videos or entire video the same way you tone your photos. This Adobe.tv episode shows you how. The best part is this feature has been around since Photoshop CS3 so no need to rush out and upgrade!
In this tutorial Julieanne Kost shows you how to set a few default settings in Photoshop to continuously sample from different sources. This is a digital artists playground!
Ever wish you could tweak the sunrays on a landscape for an illustration? or create that eerie beam me up Scottie feel? This is a great tutorial to enhance mother nature. Russell Brown is fun and his tutorials are great. I’d add him to your faves! Making sunbeams quick and easy
So you know InDesign but you don’t write code? No problem. Well if you’ve got an hour and you want to learn a great marketing tool. Adobe.tv has a very useful tutorial that has only had 800 page views. This is sacrilege! Check it out here. This Adobe Evangelist, Rufus Deuchler, is funny, engaging and smart! He will teach you to animate your pdf documents and format to tablet and mobile devices. So go forth and create great e-publications, no tuition required!
You CAN fix that non-smiling child on the Christmas card, in PhotoShop and you don’t have to be a pro. It’s easier in PhotoShop. Like a lot of professional photographers I fancy myself pretty good in PhotoShop, but even I geek out when an upgrade comes out that makes my work even more efficient. Teaching CS 5.5 this semester has been so fun. I have been challenged by my student’s to answer so many questions and I have really enjoyed finding and sharing the answers. Often I’m asked if you can fix a smile or change the direction of something in a piece of stock art, and the answer used to be “yes (insert pregnant pause here) but it’s a lot of work.” My new answer is “yes and in PhotoShop CS 5 it’s a snap.” CS 5 has a feature called puppet warp that allows slight realistic manipulations to art you don’t have time to re-shoot. So no longer do you have to search for a passable frame from a shoot, you can actually correct the small things from that shoot that didn’t go your way. Here is one of my favorite tutorials on puppet warp . It’s only 3 minutes long so trust me you have the time then you’ll want to go play with it of course. Might be just in time for your Christmas photo.
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Did you know you could learn almost everything you want to know about CS 5.5 from Adobe TV free of charge? Lynda.com is a great resource but her knowledge does not come cheap. So, for new media designers on a budget, especially if you had to pay for the Adobe Design Premium Creative Suite with your own money, it’s great to know that the tips and tricks are free. Just visit http://tv.adobe.com and search any question you have about one of the programs. It will bring up a list of episodes related to your topic. This is one of my favorite episodes, Publishing to digital devices. It shows how you can use InDesign CS 5.5 to become an e-publican in an instant! It’s OK, Lynda and I are still friends.