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By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 15, 2014

How to Improve a Product Shot in Photoshop

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This week in the Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through how to improve a product shot in Photoshop. In this case, it’s by pulling the pouch closer to the corkscrew so it’s clear to buyers that they’re sold together.

By David Blatner | Thursday, August 14, 2014

How to Extract Word Document Images from InDesign

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InDesign automatically embeds any images in your Microsoft Word document inside your layout.

It’s a nice feature, but the problem is the embedded images don’t live anywhere on your computer. They aren’t editable and they also make your InDesign file much larger than necessary.

So in this week’s episode of InDesign Secrets, I offer a simple way to extract Word document images from InDesign and get them onto your hard drive where they belong.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 8

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

Today’s challenge was to look at each face on the exercise file provided, study the defined light source associated with it, and then draw the shapes that would form the cast shadows.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Von did with this!

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 7

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

Yesterday’s task in the 21-Day Drawing Challenge was to draw something we’re passionate about.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Photoshop CC: Focus Area

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Ever wonder just what Photoshop CC has to offer you? The Focus Area command is one of Deke’s favorite new Creative Cloud features—and in this episode of Deke’s Techniques he’ll show you how to use Focus Area to extract a subject from the background of a photograph.

By Kristin Ellison | Saturday, August 09, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 5

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

Today Von gave us the choice to draw one of the following: bigfoot, your boss, a shark, a skull, a pelican, an evil space villain, or a horse.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 08, 2014

Improve a Picnic Scene in Photoshop

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This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through how to improve an image of an elegant picnic. He opens the wine, adds more oranges to the tree, and brings the bushes back to life!

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 07, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 4

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

Today’s challenge was to draw your non-dominant hand in several different styles.

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