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 Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, January 29, 2015
Make it easier to work with captions—with these InDesign Secrets.
In this week’s video, I’ll show you how to keep your captions in InDesign looking consistent from page to page in a magazine spread or any other long document.
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.
By John Derry | Saturday, January 24, 2015
The digitally driven confluence of art, photography, and ink-jet technology has resulted in an explosion of artworks on paper.
In many respects, the fine-art ink-jet print is the 21st century equivalent of a hand-produced stone lithograph. Using digital tools, photographers and artists can now create archival-quality prints for sale.
One tradition of the hand-made fine-art print is the deckled edge. Once considered an imperfection as the byproduct of the hand-made paper-making process, this feathery, unfinished edge now makes an archival ink-jet print appear even more valuable.
Here’s how to add deckled edges to your prints.
By David Blatner | Thursday, January 22, 2015
Need to alphabetize a list or sort it numerically?
You won’t find the feature in any menus, but you can sort text in InDesign with the script I introduce in this week’s episode of InDesign Secrets.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Get the look of origami—without the paper cuts.
Learn how to turn the flowering vector artwork Deke showed you how to make in last week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques and use Adobe Illustrator’s dynamic effects to give it an origami effect that looks hand-folded.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, January 06, 2015
No, you have not stumbled into an episode of InDesign Secrets. This is Deke’s Techniques, and this week, Deke is tackling one of the quirks of this venerable design program in honor of his new course, Introducing InDesign.
He’s looking at the Recently Used Fonts list, introduced to the Font menu in CS6.
By Lauren Harmon | Friday, January 02, 2015
Happy New Year! 2015 marks the fifth year of Deke’s Techniques.
To commemorate the occasion, Deke steps back and focuses on a practical Photoshop technique that’s useful for photographers, designers, and artists of all stripes: creating intersecting vertical and horizontal center guides.
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