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By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Transformation: Turn a Photo Subject into an Elf

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Halloween is almost here. Don’t have a costume? Outfit yourself in post—with this week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques.

Deke shows how to turn a normal teenage boy into a dark elf—an effect you can re-create with any of your own photographs. The trick (or treat) of this technique lies in Photoshop’s Liquify feature, which can be applied as a nondestructive Smart Filter in Photoshop CC.

By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Make a Pop-Up Footnote for Your eBook — in InDesign

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Footnotes transition easily to the EPUB format and now, with InDesign CC, you can make your footnotes stand out—or pop out—even more.

Learn how to transform regular footnotes into pop-ups using the EPUB Export Options dialog, in this short, fun, and free episode of InDesign Secrets.

By Terry Lee Stone | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Designers: 4 Questions to Answer When Working with Clients

Working with clients: Get to know them first

Developing a strong working relationship with your clients means really getting to know them.

In most cases, design is just one of many pieces of a larger puzzle your client needs to solve. Try to understand your project’s place in the larger picture and how it fits into your client’s larger business goals.

The best relationship to establish with your primary client contact is as trusted collaborator—and that means getting to know what makes them tick.

Be sure you can answer these four questions before you begin working with clients:

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Painting Away 'Clarity Halos' in Camera Raw

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“Clarity halos” are what Deke calls it when the Clarity value in Camera Raw or Lightroom is increased beyond its normal threshold—resulting in unnaturally bright halos around edges or areas of rapid luminance transition in your photography.

Deke may have coined the name for this phenomenon, butas he points out, it’s a fairly common and recognizable problem—one he’ll show you how to solve in this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques.

By Scott Fegette | Friday, October 10, 2014

New Creative Cloud Mobile Apps Are More Than Toys

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Mobile apps aren’t just for play anymore. Adobe’s newest release of the Creative Cloud brings its cornerstone desktop creative applications a new, integrated way of expressing your creative vision.

By Scott Erickson | Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bert Monroy Reveals New Digital Painting at Adobe MAX

 

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As thousands of Adobe MAX attendees streamed to their sessions this week at the Los Angeles Convention center, they were greeted at the top of the stairs by an impressive new piece of art from digital artist Bert Monroy.

From a distance it looks like a simple photograph of a canal in Amsterdam on a foggy day—but when you get closer and see the intense amount of detail at every level, you realize this is no photograph. Every pixel in this giant image was created from scratch in Adobe Photoshop.

By David Blatner | Thursday, October 09, 2014

Apply Currency Symbols in InDesign — Automatically

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Wouldn’t you love to be able to apply currency symbols in InDesign without having to type them or locate them in the font menu?

You can. The trick lies in an unlikely place: bullets.

And I’ll show you how in this week’s InDesign Secrets.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Develop Dramatic Sunset Photos with Adobe Camera Raw

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Don’t let the sun set on another dull photograph. Deke shows you how to pump up the drama of your sunrise and sunset photos with the power of Adobe Camera Raw.

Don’t have Camera Raw? The instructions in this free episode of Deke’s Techniques also work with Lightroom.

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