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Draw like a pro using the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator

This is a quick guide for anyone new to digital graphics. Coming from an old product, Macromedia Flash (which was bought by Adobe and later became Adobe Animate), I was used to drawing a line and dragging that line into a curve. Changing curves from their points was unfamiliar and took some learning. Almost all [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:37:01+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Adobe|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Draw like a pro using the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator

Creating cool effects in Adobe Photoshop using gradient masks

Adobe Photoshop has many cool image effects and filters that you can use for enhancing images or creating new logos and artwork that really stand out. A layer or clipping mask is one feature that allows you to cut out an image, much like clipping photos with scissors to glue onto a collage. A gradient [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:37:27+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Adobe|Tags: , |Comments Off on Creating cool effects in Adobe Photoshop using gradient masks

MS PowerPoint – How to quickly compress file size and what to do with stubborn pictures that won’t reduce

When I used to do a lot of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations for sales and executive teams, I would usually get big presentations that were completely bloated with high-resolution images. A ten-slide presentation would sometimes be over 100 MB and when I would compress it to 500 KB, people would be quite oddly amazed. Here, we’ll [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:40:56+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on MS PowerPoint – How to quickly compress file size and what to do with stubborn pictures that won’t reduce

Adobe After Effects – How to make smooth animation using the Easing functions

For most programs with animation (Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, etc.) the default movement when you animate an object or property is linear. In other words, the object suddenly starts moving a certain speed, keeps that same speed, and suddenly stops. It looks clunky, goofy and unrefined. Here we’ll show you how to [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:39:46+00:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: Adobe|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Adobe After Effects – How to make smooth animation using the Easing functions

Save Time on Repetitive Tasks in Adobe Photoshop by Using Actions

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful photo-editing application. With Adobe Photoshop, you can do everything from touching-up photos to creating original artwork. Some tasks, however, can be quite repetitive. When you are cropping and resizing hundreds of photos, for instance, you don’t want to spend hours opening each individual file, applying treatments, saving and closing. If [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:32:44+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Adobe|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Save Time on Repetitive Tasks in Adobe Photoshop by Using Actions