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How to Import and Export Content in InDesign

Creative Suite 5 InDesign relies on importing content into a document that’s then incorporated into a page layout. You need to import images and text for many of your layouts. You can select text or image [more…]

How to Import and Export in Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop, importing content is less frequently done because you usually start out editing an image you open in Photoshop. Still, in some cases you will want to import content into the Photoshop [more…]

How to Import and Export in Dreamweaver

Adobe Creative Suite 5 allows you to import and export files into Dreamweaver. Tools exist that let you drop native images into Dreamweaver, as well as ino InDesign, Illustrator, and Flash. [more…]

Graphics in Your CS5 Documents

You can create graphics manually by making marks on a page or create them electronically using software like Adobe Creative Suite 5. A graphic can be an image, a drawing, or a vector object. Graphics can [more…]

Paths and Strokes in CS5

Paths are the vector lines and outlines you create in an Adobe Creative Studio document. You can use paths to outline an image, separate areas of text, or be part of an illustration you create. [more…]

Add Text to CS5 Documents

You can add text to an Adobe Creative Suite document by using the Text tool or by importing the text from another source, such as Microsoft Word. You can create a single line of text in a text field or [more…]

Color Modes in CS5

Several different color modes are available for use in Creative Suite applications. When you start a new document in Photoshop and Illustrator, you can choose the color mode you want to work in. In fact [more…]

Color Channels in CS5

When you work with an image in Adobe Photoshop, the image has at least one (but typically more) color channels. A color channel stores information about a particular color in a selected image. For example [more…]

Retouch Photoshop Selections with Feather

The Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 Feather feature is your secret weapon for making your retouched image look realistic. If you feather a selection (blur its edges) instead, you create a natural-looking [more…]

Tweak Selection Edges with Photoshop Refine Edge Feature

The improved Refine Edge feature in Adobe Photoshop CS5 lets you preview what your changes look like as you make them. It’s available on the Options bar across the top of the Photoshop window whenever [more…]

Choose a Photoshop Refine Edge Preview Method

The improved Refine Edge feature in Adobe Photoshop CS5 lets you preview what your changes look like as you make them. It’s available on the Options bar across the top of the Photoshop window whenever [more…]

Create Selections with Photoshop CS5 Marquee Tool

Use Photoshop selection tools to make retouched images look real, not contrived . The Marquee tool is the main selection tool; by that, we mean that you use it most often for creating selections. [more…]

Floating and Nonfloating Selections with CS5 Marquee Tool

Use Photoshop Creative Suite 5 selection tools to make images look as though you haven’t retouched or edited them — to make your photo look real, not contrived. The Marquee tool is the main selection tool [more…]

Paint CS5 Images with the Quick Selection Tool

The Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5 Quick Selection tool lets you quickly “paint” a selection with a round brush tip of adjustable size. Click and drag and then watch as the selection expands outward [more…]

Paint Photoshop Selections with the Quick Mask Tool

If you need to clear up fuzzy selections (fur, hair, or leaves) or you’re having difficulty using the Creative Suites 5 selection tools, the Quick Mask tool can be a huge help because it allows you to [more…]

Open an Existing InDesign CS5 Publication

You may have Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 files on your hard drive that you created, saved, and then closed. To edit or view their contents, you must open these files again. [more…]

Transform Photoshop CS5 Selections

You don’t have to deselect and start over again if you just want to make a selection larger or smaller. In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5, you can resize, rotate, and even distort an existing selection [more…]

Preserve Perspective with Photoshop Vanishing Point

The Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5 Vanishing Point feature lets you preserve correct perspective in edits of images that contain perspective planes, such as the sides of a building. Follow these steps [more…]

Manipulate Selected Objects in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has several options for manipulating selected objects. These options include constraining, cloning, transformation and precise movement control as well as [more…]

Common Adobe CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Resize Shapes in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has more than one option for resizing the objects in your workspace. It has a transform tool for applying exact measurements as well as the standard select [more…]

Tracing Artwork in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can use a template layer to trace an image manually. A template layer is a locked, dimmed layer you can use to draw over placed images with the Pen tool [more…]

Adjust the Midtone Using Photoshop CS5 Curves Panel

Using the Curves panel in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5, you can fix an image created in less-than-perfect lighting. After you find the lightest and darkest points in an image and set their values, [more…]

Use the Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop CS5

Grouped together in the Tools panel of Photoshop Creative Suite 5 are the tools used for painting and retouching images. You can use the Healing Brush tool for repairs, such as eliminating scratches and [more…]

Use the Gradient Tool in Photoshop CS5

You can easily create a gradient effect using the Gradient Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Choose the Gradient tool and click and drag across an image area to create a gradient in the direction and length [more…]

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