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Adobe CS5 Illustrator View Summary

When you’re working in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator, precision is important, but you also want to see how the artwork looks. Whether for the web or print, Illustrator offers several ways [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Selection Tool Summary

To understand Adobe Creative Suite 5 Illustrator selection tools, you must first know about anchor points and bounding boxes. Take a quick tour of the anchor points [more…]

Web-Safe Colors in CS5

In the past, you had to conscientiously choose which colors you used on the web. Some computer monitors were limited in the number of colors they could display. Nowadays, color monitors are much more advanced [more…]

Save CS5 Files for a Service Provider

When working with a professional print service provider to print your Creative Suite 5 documents, make sure to find out which file formats it accepts. Almost all print service providers accept files created [more…]

Choose the Correct Photoshop Mode: Bitmap and Grayscale

Choose Image-->Mode to view image mode choices available in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Selecting the right one for an image is important because each mode offers different capabilities and results. [more…]

Choose the Correct Photoshop Mode: Duotone

Choose Image→Mode to view image mode choices available in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Selecting the right one for an image is important because each mode offers different capabilities and results. [more…]

Choose the Correct Photoshop Mode: Index Color, RGB, CMYK

Choose Image→Mode to view image mode choices available in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Selecting the right one for an image is important because each mode offers different capabilities and results. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Selection Tool

The selection tools of Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator include several capabilities including anchor point, marquee, multiple selection and even saving your selection. These functions allow [more…]

Group and Ungroup Objects in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to manage objects by grouping and ungrouping. The Group function is handy when you’re creating something from multiple objects, such as a logo. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Basic Shape Tools

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator includes several basic shape tools. The only visible shape tool in the Tools panel is, as a default, the Rectangle tool. Click and hold down that tool and [more…]

Navigate in CS5 Adobe Bridge

To navigate in Creative Suite 5’s Adobe Bridge, use the Folders panel in the upper-left corner to choose the folder you want to view. Watch in amazement as previews are created and automatically replace [more…]

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…]

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