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By David Gassner | Friday, August 29, 2014

Configure ADT for Android Development with Eclipse

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I was recently asked about how to set up a local Android development environment correctly, and it was such a good question that I wanted to share the answer with everyone.

Q: I’m learning how to create Android apps. In Eclipse with Android Developer Tools, when I create a new app I get a null pointer exception right away. I’ve also noticed that the new project’s “src” folder, where my Java source files should be located, is empty. What did I do wrong?

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014

Pixel Playground: Create a Billboard in Photoshop

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This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through the process of turning the lynda.com logo into a billboard sitting on the Capitol steps.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 19

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

First of all, let’s just put it right out there: I did not finish today’s assignment due to a tight work schedule.

Today’s challenge was to fill an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper with all kinds of faces, from people to puppies, from monsters to aliens.

By David Franz | Friday, August 29, 2014

Learn the Secrets of St. Vincent's Live Sound

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If you’ve ever wondered how the big acts manage their live stage shows using today’s cutting-edge technology, Daniel Mintseris—keyboardist and programmer for St. Vincent and David Byrne, among many other artists—is going to show you.

By David Blatner | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uncovering InDesign's Magic Font Folders

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InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.

By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Raw vs. JPEG in Photoshop: A Practical View

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We humans always need some issue to take sides on. For photographers, the Great Debate is whether to shoot in Raw or JPEG mode.

The answer to the question is yes: You can make great photos using either format.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 18

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

So, you know the cardboard backing on notepads? Today Von challenged us to create what he calls a cardboard doodle.

By Ashley Kennedy | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What to Do When Your Content Is Pirated

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I woke up on Saturday to find a new link posted to a popular video editors forum I belong to. It was advertising lots of free tutorials, available to anyone.

I looked closer at the post, and noticed that the tutorials were mine—those I had recorded under contract for lynda.com. As a special bonus, the collection even came with a cracked (unauthorized) copy of the software that I teach!

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