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Motion 5 Essential Training
Released On: 8/5/2011
Learn how to create stunning motion graphics and animations for video production. Author Ian Robinson explains how to format and animate type with the Transform Glyph tool and explores Motion's real-time 3D tools. The course also covers working in 3D space, creating depth with lights and shadows, keying green screen effects, and working with particle systems. In addition, Ian offers practical advice on integrating Motion into a professional video workflow and explains how to work smarter using rigs and templates.
David Blatner, Anne-Marie Concepción
Released On: 8/25/2011
In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks, InDesignSecrets.com, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.
New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at indesignsecrets.com.
The Practicing Photographer
Released On: 5/16/2013
The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each installment concludes with a call to action designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself.
Designing Icons for the Web
Released On: 8/27/2015
Learn techniques and best practices for designing smart, visually interesting web icons in any software, in this guide with senior author James Williamson. First, find out what makes icons most effective and how to plan your design right from the start. Then review the best practices for brainstorming, sketching your ideas, and finding the right visual metaphors. James shows how to build your designs at high resolutions and create variations that will work at smaller sizes. Finally, learn how to export your work to multiple file types, and optimize SVGs, one of the most popular formats for icons.