By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, March 08, 2015
How does a Minnesota girl wind up living “on a rock” in the Caribbean?
With help from lynda.com, of course.
“I was doing the corporate thing in Minneapolis,” says Ashley Ladlie, “and I got bit by the ‘tropical-crazy’ bug.”
Now she lives in an indoor/outdoor bungalow surrounded by orchids on St. John in the Virgin Islands and supports her beachside lifestyle by doing freelance web design.
“People say I’m lucky but it really has nothing to do with luck,” she says. “Anybody has the opportunity to do what I did.”
Here’s how she made it work.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Today’s episode of Deke’s Techniques tackles a question from one of Deke’s many fans:
How do you add multiple strokes and a gradient to type in Illustrator? And in general, why does Illustrator sometimes seem to ignore your instructions when it comes to type?
The trick, Deke explains, is getting Illustrator to treat the text as a type object, not individual characters.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This week Deke’s Techniques gets personal as Deke assembles images from an MRI scan of his own knee into a volumetric object or 3D volume in Photoshop CC!
By Starshine Roshell | Thursday, February 19, 2015
For two decades, Photoshop has been an essential part of lynda.com training.
To celebrate the tool’s 25th anniversary, we’ve created lots of brand new Photoshop tutorials and documentaries for you. Visit our Photoshop tribute page for tons of new tricks and artist interviews.
But first—we asked our Photography and Design authors, “What’s the coolest thing you ever made with Photoshop?”
Here’s what they showed us.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Welcome to another installment of Deke’s Techniques. This week Deke shows how to take some plain, unassuming type and “chisel” it with Photoshop.
Even though the final effect appears carved in stone, the text remains fully editable, thanks to Photoshop’s Smart Objects and Smart Filters.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 10, 2015
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the most romantic of holidays, Deke takes the silky smooth photograph of the island he distilled from grainy GoPro footage in last week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques, and fine-tunes it in Photoshop CC.
The result? A romantic landscape that will carry you away… even in the dead of winter.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Need to salvage grainy video from your GoPro camera or smartphone? In this week’s Deke’s Techniques, you’ll see how to smooth away the visual noise from low-light or low-quality movies and walk away with a single stunning image, using Photoshop stack modes.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
When you create vibrant, continuous color artwork (like the flowering origami pattern shown in last week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques), you inevitably encounter problems when it comes to printing.
In particular, you might see banding in areas where colors transition and a general darkening effect. But it’s not a calibration problem; it’s a gamut problem.
The colors you see on your monitor aren’t always printable—even on sophisticated printers. When it comes down to it, you’re better off modifying the artwork than trying to tinker around with inks.
In this week’s free video, Deke shows how to correct brightness for print by taking your vector artwork into Photoshop, where you can better isolate and control the corrections.
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