Adobe Training Resources
Below you will find useful informational articles , including tips and tricks, how-to articles etc. Content is updated on a weekly basis.
After Effects Learning Resources:
Ordering Effects in After Effects
The order of your effects in the Effects Control panel will determine how things look in After Effects. Here I've applied a Drop Shadow effect to my spaceman and brought the distance away in the effects control panel. Read more.
Creating backgrounds and text with animated colors in After Effects
Go to Composition/New Composition. Create a composition with the preset of your choice. You can select layer/new layer or use the keyboard shortcuts Cmnd/Y or Control Y, then click ok to create a solid. Read more.
Creating Spinning Objects
In After Effects go to Composition/New Composition. Choose the preset of your choice. We are going with HDTV1080 29;97, background color black and then
Click OK. We are ready to bring in our planet. We are using a flat planet map of the earth. Read more.
Illustrator to After Effects: 3D Logo Workflow
The ability to take a custom vector logo designed in Illustrator and bring it to After Effects for animation is invaluable. Animated network Idents, logos, lower thirds - the applications are endless. In this quick, down and dirty guide, let us look at the best ways to get your logos from Illustrator to After Effects and prep them to be animated in 3D. Read more.
InDesign Learning Resources:
Using Conditional Text with Images in InDesign
Conditional Text in InDesign is similar to Layer Comps in Photoshop. But in InDesign it is limited to text only. You can use conditional text with images by changing them to Inline Graphics. Read more.
Working with Conditional Text in InDesign
1. Open Conditional Text.indd. 2. Choose Window > Type and Tables > Conditional Text to open the panel. The panel already has conditions created and applied to various text items in the layout. Read more.
Illustrator Learning Resources:
Drawing smooth lines with Adobe Illustrator
How many times have you looked at the curves of a logo or professional typography and wondered - how they achieved those impossibly smooth curves. If you are a natural born artist and you can sketch or paint - your already ahead of the game. But, what if you are not, and drawing simple curves seems like a hassle? The following are some simple and powerful ways to keep your lines smooth and beautiful! Read more.
Photoshop Learning Resources:
Getting to know the Photoshop Interface
In this article, you will familiarize yourself with the Adobe Photoshop interface. Also covered are Preferences, Shortcuts, Workspaces and Menu Customization. Read more.
Different File Formats and Resolutions in Photoshop
Photoshop format (PSD) is the default file format and the only format, besides the Large Document Format (PSB), that supports most Photoshop features. Because of the tight integration between Adobe products, other Adobe applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe GoLive can directly import PSD files and preserve many Photoshop features. Read more.
Creative Pathways in Photoshop
Two extremely fun and useful features that many Photoshop users tend to overlook are Fill and Stroke Path. Hidden in the depths of the Path Panel menu or accessing the functions through the hollow and solid circle shaped buttons at the bottom of the panel, Fill and Stroke Path offers users both real utility and creative benefits. Read more.
10 Useful often Ignored Features
Many of us working with Adobe applications tend to focus on the features and functionalities that we need for our occupation or personal projects. Unfortunately, there are so many great features that get overlooked or just simply ignored. The following is a list of useful features that so many Photoshop users typically ignore. Let us begin! Read more.
Premeire Pro Learning Resources:
Creating a Spot Color effect in Premiere Pro
The spot color effect is when everything on the screen is in black and white except for a certain color.
This effect can be done with both stills and video. Read more.
Repairing Noisy Audio in Audition
If you have noisy audio in Adobe Premiere Pro you can use Audition to clean it up. Right click on the clip in Premiere's Timeline and choose Edit in Adobe Audition. Read more.
How to make a Text Template in Premiere Pro
If you're going to make a multi episode of a production you don't have to export the title or re-create the same title each time. Premiere allows you to save your titles as templates which will always be available to you. Read more.
Migrating & Archiving your Premiere Pro and After Effects Projects
For video professionals and enthusiasts, Adobe Premiere and After Effects are two of the most popular weapons of choice when it comes to video editing, animating and/or compositing media. When you understand how each application handles its media, you come to realize that there are some interesting challenges when you wish to move your project to another system or archive it for future use. The following are some fool-proof ways you can safely move or store your projects without broken links and other related issues. Read more.
Video Files Demystified
In the sea of confusing file formats out there, a lot of users find themselves lost - many times choosing to output their videos as files they don’t completely understand. If you find yourself in this situation - fear not. This quick down and dirty guide is designed give you a fundamental idea of how video files break down and what formats you should be using in various stages of your workflow. Read more.
Virtual Reality and Premiere Pro
The world loves watching powerhouse films like Star Trek, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and so many more because, aside from the action - the hi-tech gadgetry and holographic effects are just so mind-blowingly cool. Read more.