By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Color is a tricky element in design, and made even more challenging when incorporating images into a layout. It can be difficult to know what colors are going to complement the image and the overall design. There’s a lot of science surrounding how to mix and match colors, but John McWade of Before & After offers some foolproof ways to pick the right colors from an image in his course Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know.
By Lauren Nilsson | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Some people think Photoshop’s Lab color mode is destructive, but nothing could be farther from the truth.
In fact, Lab color mode allows you to make the smoothest possible levels adjustments—corrections that can’t even be seen in the image’s histogram.
How? The trick, as Deke reveals in this week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques, lies in converting to Lab, applying your adjustments, and converting back to RGB.
By Mary Jane Begin | Sunday, April 05, 2015
A professor at the Rhode Island School of Design for over 20 years, Mary Jane Begin is an award-winning illustrator and author known especially for her children’s picture books. She also works with advertising for Hasbro and Disney.
Here, Mary Jane talks about her newest course, Elements of Composition for Illustrators, tells us the most surprising feedback she’s heard from a lynda.com member—and shares what she learned from an 80-year-old in sensible shoes.
By John Derry | Friday, May 23, 2014
A recent Gizmodo article, “Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?”, discussed the popularity of colorized historical photos on the web. Author Matt Novak expresses a fear that these photographs distort history and may eventually be perceived as the original image.
By David Blatner | Thursday, May 22, 2014
Gradients are a great way to spice up your type. But there are other techniques you can use to build bolder, richer gradients, and avoid the muddled grays that can occur in the middle of black-to-color transitions.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Explore Deke’s Techniques at lynda.com.
Welcome back to Deke’s Techniques. This week, Deke shows how to convert an image from the RGB profile to CMYK—a process designers often need to go through when they’re sending their work to be printed commercially. However, Deke’s spin on this technique is an unconventional method that preserves more of your luminance data, using the Multichannel mode in Adobe Photoshop. Click the video below to start learning.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Colorizing a background, whether it’s an illustration or a photograph, can give your artwork depth and create an interesting mood, but it can be a time-consuming process. But toil no more! This week Deke McClelland shows you a short, painless technique for changing the color of your background using Adobe Photoshop and the Color Overlay effect. Go from color to black and white or from one color to another in about three and a half minutes.
By Megan O. Read | Monday, March 15, 2010
For those of you in the Washington DC area today, lynda.com author Robbie Carman will be speaking at the Washington DC Final Cut User Group meeting at 6:30 pm. The Final Cut Pro and Color expert will be talking about his recent book Video on a Mac, and demonstrate Color Grading techniques. Details available on the DCFCPUG site.
This Wednesday, lynda.com author and Google expert, Susan Cline is offering afree one-hour webinar on Google Forms on behalf of the Google apps solutions company Dito. Topics will include creating new forms, designing form questions, analyzing responses with Google Spreadsheets and more. Register today.
In honor of St. Patrick’s day, lynda.com author Jeff Foster has released a sneak peak video promo of his book,The Green Screen Handbook. Green indeed! Check out his trailer.
Join author Mordy Golding weekly for his new Adobe Illustrator webinar series, Fridays with Mordy. Each week Mordy will pick a different topic based on the user feedback he receives through his Twitter account. At 2 pm Eastern, each Friday, you can sit in and watch Mordy demo various Illustrator topics, and answer questions in a live webinar. For more information, and to check out his new weekly seminar, check out his blog.
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