tutorials https://abduzeedo.com/ en Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App https://abduzeedo.com/lightroom-presets-some-tips-importing-presets-desktop-and-mobile-app Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App <a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>11.05.19 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>With the announcement of my <a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets">Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets</a> (by the way 10% discount is still available, just use "<a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets">abdz</a>"). When the idea of creating presets started to conceptualize in my mind, during my process/research I was found in front of much-saturated content on the subbject about <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom.html">Lightroom Presets</a>. One of the reasons why Ligthtroom has quite a few changes since the mid-year. This is why I think this article is a great opportunity to share my tips and experience. Let's get a closer get a closer look at different ways to "Import presets on your Desktop and/or the Mobile app" more specifically on <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html">Adobe Lightroom Classic CC</a> and <a href="https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/lightroom-cc/how-to/lightroom-mobile.html">Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile</a>.</p> <h3>What is the difference between Lightroom CC vs Photoshop Lightroom Mobile?</h3> <p>At first, it can totally bring confusion let's just say that Lightroom is no longer one application. The original Lightroom is now called <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html">Lightroom Classic CC</a> and the cloud-based application is now called <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom.html">Lightroom CC</a>. Is it clearer? No! *Closing the loop</p> <p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App " src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroom_tips/abdz_lightroom_tips_hero.png" /></a><cite>Lightroom CC vs Photoshop Lightroom Mobile</cite></p> <h3>What do you need?</h3> <ul><li><a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html">Lightroom Classic CC</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom.html">Lightroom CC</a></li> <li><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-lightroom/id804177739?mt=8">Lightroom CC on iPad</a></li> <li><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-lightroom/id878783582?mt=8">Lightroom CC on iPhone</a></li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.lrmobile">Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on Android</a></li> </ul><p>Always make sure to update your Lightroom applications to the latest version. If you are a paid monthly subscriber, always helpful when installing new presets.</p> <h2>Import Presets on Lightroom Classic CC</h2> <p>For starters, there are multiple ways to import your presets into <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html">Adobe Lightroom Classic CC</a>, I will share how I did it with my presets.</p> <ul><li>First, you download the .Zip file from the presets you dearly wish to get.</li> <li>Go to Lightroom &gt; Preferences Dialog &gt; Presets Tab</li> <li>Under Location, you shall see one or two buttons. "Show Lightroom Develop Presets" and/or "Show all Other Lightroom Presets"</li> <li>When clicked on "Show all Other Lightroom Presets", Lighroom will show you where are all the settings folders are.</li> <li>Look for the "CameraRaw" folder then "Settings"</li> <li>Drag and drop your new presets folder</li> <li>Quit and restart Lightroom and you shall see them added on the Presets section</li> </ul><p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App " src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroom_tips/abdz_lightroomclassic_show_lightroom_folder.png" /></a><cite>Show all Other Lightroom Presets</cite></p> <h2>More simpler way?</h2> <ul><li>First, you download the .Zip file from the presets you dearly wish to get.</li> <li>File &gt; Import Develop Profiles and Presets</li> <li>Voilà!</li> </ul><p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App " src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroom_tips/abdz_lightroomclassic_import.png" /></a><cite>File &gt; Import Develop Profiles and Presets</cite></p> <h3>What happened to the lr.template?</h3> <p>If you are like me who have used presets before April 2018, you might have noticed a new file type .xmp since. What is it? It's quite simple, the new file called .xmp. It has been created for whatever you make in Lightroom or <a href="https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/camera-raw/using/supported-cameras.html">CameraRaw</a>, you will both be able to see the presets and profiles across both applications and vice-versa.</p> <h2>Import Presets on Lighroom CC on Mobile</h2> <p>Again, there are multiple ways to import your presets into <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-lightroom/id878783582?mt=8">Lightroom CC on Mobile</a>, here is an easy way!</p> <p>First, make sure you are logged into your Creative Cloud, very important and that you have Lightroom CC on Mobile installed on your iPhone or Android phone. Don't worry too much about the storage factor with <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom.html">Lightroom CC</a> because we are only using as a transfer app in order for you to use your presets from Lightroom Classic to CC Mobile.</p> <p>Back to Lightroom Classic, first pick a preset that would want to import or a bunch of presets that you would want to store in a folder. To find the preset file, right-click on it and choose "Show in Finder". Then start dragging!</p> <p>Now back to Lightroom CC, go to File &gt; Import Profiles and Presets... Find your folder and click Import. Voilà! You will notice that you shall see your presets right in your <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-lightroom/id878783582?mt=8">Lightroom CC on iPhone</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.lrmobile">Lightroom CC on Android</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App " src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroom_tips/abdz_lightroomcc_presets_section.png" /></a><cite>File &gt; Import Profiles and Presets..</cite></p> <p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App " src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroom_tips/abdz_lightroom_tips_mobile.jpeg" /></a></p> <h3>Get my presets as seen in this article</h3> <p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroom_tips/OsoreSarariman_Web_720px.png" /></a></p> </div> Wed, 06 Nov 2019 02:00:22 +0000 AoiroStudio 85143 at https://abduzeedo.com Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop) https://abduzeedo.com/lightroom-tutorial-how-install-presets-your-smartphone-without-laptop Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>01.21.19 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>Ever since we have launched our presets including <a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/">Osore Series</a> and <a href="https://abduzeedo.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/urbano-series-lightroom-cc-preset">Urbano Series</a>, we have been overwhelmed by your response so far. As always, thank you for your support! Among all the messages we have received, one question gets requested by many of you: "How can I install my presets directly from my smartphone and/or my tablet? Also, I do not own a laptop". Well, today we will show you how.</p> <p>Before we begin, this is NOT a tutorial provided by <a href="https://www.adobe.com/">Adobe</a> themselves, quite frankly there is a little bit of a workaround both for you and where you are getting the presets. I would say the safest, easiest way to install Lightroom CC presets and to fully enjoy the experience would be:</p> <ul><li>to install your presets through Lightroom CC on <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom/free-trial-download.html">Desktop</a> and make sure it synced with Lightroom CC on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-lightroom-cc/id878783582?mt=8">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.lrmobile&amp;hl=en_CA">Google Play</a>.</li> <li>know that not everyone is following this practice (with their files) so make sure before you buy and/or ask the seller</li> </ul><p>On the other hand, Adobe has a lot of great <a href="https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/lightroom/tutorials.html">Lightroom CC tutorials</a> from beginner to experienced. Definitely worth checking out.</p> <a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/osore-runner1982-preset"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroom_installpresets_mobile_hero.jpeg" /></a> <h3>Lightroom Tutorial</h3> <h4>Step 1</h4> <p>Let's get started, let's just say you have just bought your new presets. For this case, the latest from <a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/">Osore Series</a>: Runner1982. You will either get a link directly into your inbox or/and you can simply download the .Zip file directly from the store checkout page (depending of the store).</p> <p><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/osore-runner1982-preset"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_01_.jpeg" /></a></p> <h4>Step 2</h4> <p>Let's unzip the file. There are a few apps out there that can accomplish such a task, I used Winzip. Learn more how you can get Winzip on your smartphone on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.winzip.android&amp;hl=en_CA">Android</a> and/or Winzip for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/winzip-1-zip-unzip-tool/id500637987?mt=8">iOS</a>. Within a few taps, you will be able to save your new presets into the folder then create an album. </p> <div class="photoset-grid" data-layout="2"><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/osore-runner1982-preset"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_02.jpeg" /><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_04.jpeg" /></a></div> <h4>Step 3 - Create Preset</h4> <p>There are two ways for you to apply your presets settings. Let's go about the most useful option especially in the long run: creating a new preset. After opening the image provided in the preset, tap on the "More Options" icon (top right icon) and simply select "Create Preset". From there you will be able to edit the Preset Name and choose its location. Tap the "Done" icon and voilà!</p> <div class="photoset-grid" data-layout="2"><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/osore-runner1982-preset"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_05.jpeg" /><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_06.jpeg" /></a></div> <h4>Step 3.5 - Copy Settings</h4> <p>The other way to apply your presets, let's go back. Start with your initial image and instead of creating a preset, you will tap "Copy Settings" then "OK". Afterward, you can now select an image that you want to edit and simply tap on "Paste Settings". It's not the optimal way but it's great if you wanna give your images a little twist beforehand.</p> <div class="photoset-grid" data-layout="2"><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/osore-runner1982-preset"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_05.5.jpeg" /><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_07.5.jpeg" /></a></div> <h4>Final Words</h4> <p>Within some easy steps, anyone can install Lightroom CC Presets on their smartphone BUT it all depends on if the right image files are provided to do so. Again, to fully enjoy the experience with <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom/free-trial-download.html">Lightroom CC</a>, make sure you install them directly on your Desktop and synced with your mobile app. Maybe one day, Adobe will have an update somehow to resolve this issue but here is our solution. Hope you have enjoyed!</p> <div class="photoset-grid" data-layout="2"><a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/osore-runner1982-preset"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_08.jpeg" /><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/lightroommobile/abdz_lightroommobile_preset_install_08.5.jpeg" /></a></div> <h4>Learn more about Osore Lightroom Presets</h4> <p>The images used in this article has been edited with <a href="https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/photoshop-lightroom.html">Lightroom CC</a> and my <a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets">Osore Lightroom Presets</a>. Made for Lightroom CC and Classic CC to create your own outlook of Cyperpunk. You can always use "abdz" for an exclusive 10% discount code for our readers. Cheers!</p> <a href="https://aoirostudio.myshopify.com/products/osore-sarariman-presets"><img alt="Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/abdz/lightroomvvsco/OS_1month.gif" /></a> </div> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:56:11 +0000 AoiroStudio 85264 at https://abduzeedo.com Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial https://abduzeedo.com/apple-iphone-x-live-wallpapers-illustrator-tutorial Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>01.23.18 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>The iPhone X, the most anticipated phone that Apple has ever built since the iPhone 4 (in my opinion). If you go beyond the actual phone, one thing I always loved about Apple is how they produce stunning visuals either it is for print, web, videos and social media platforms. They are doing such a good job in finding ways to sell their products with strong visuals as you probably saw the iPhone X ads literally everywhere. Like many others, I would watch many unboxing videos on YouTube. And I couldn't help to notice what they called the "Live Wallpapers" on the packaging. From the Space Grey iPhone X, you will a wallpaper that is filled with warm colours like pink, red combined with white. The other wallpaper which is the Silver iPhone X with the accent colours of cyan, navy blue, and orange. This is what we are taking a look in the tutorial, how to easily create your own Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers using Illustrator. More precisely using the Mesh Tool (U) for which after my second attempt, I was able to accomplish a result that I was quite happy about. So here we go!</p> <h4>iPhone X Live Wallpapers</h4> <p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iPhone_X_Red_&amp;_Green_(ABDZ).jpg" /></a></p> <p>I also wanted to point out that it was a nice feeling to get back to my roots. Not just making tutorials but just trying to figure things out. The simple act of creating! Before the industry shifted all of us designers into being UI/UX designers or product designers. There were amazing tools like Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. There wasn't a wide range of design tools like we do now, I really think there should always have room to design things in many different ways instead of having us using one "ULTIMATE" tool. Some food for thoughts.</p> <h3>More Links</h3> <ul><li>Follow my tweets <a href="https://twitter.com/AoiroStudio">@aoirostudio</a></li> <li>Follow my pictures on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/aoirostudio/">Instagram</a></li> </ul><h2>Illustrator Tutorial</h2> <h3>Step 1</h3> <p>Start with a new file with the iPhone X screen dimensions which is 1125px (W) x 2436px (H). Afterwards, add a background colour #1C51A5 using the Rectangle Tool (M). We will try to make our own version of the wallpaper for the Space Grey iPhone X.</p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iphonex_live_wallpaper_screengrab_step1.png" /></a> <h3>Step 2</h3> <p>Select the Mesh Tool (U) and I am using #FAF4F1 to start it off with the white colour. Some readers will first make a grid using the Mesh Tool (U) without any colour, I prefer using a fill colour, it removes the extra anchor all over the artwork, you will understand what I mean later. In the end, it's whatever works the best for you.</p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iphonex_live_wallpaper_screengrab_step2.png" /></a> <h3>Step 3</h3> <p>Still using the Mesh Tool (U) and I am adding the pink fuschia colour #FD0186. You should add also the accent of red #FF0026 for the top left corner. Now, this is where the fun starts. You will now switch gear by using the Direct Selection Tool (A) which is next to the Selection Tool. Whenever you click on one of the anchors, you will have the choice to move the anchor as you please or also play with the shape using the anchor handle. This is where the creativity kicks in.</p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iphonex_live_wallpaper_screengrab_step3.png" /></a> <h3>Step 4</h3> <p>Once you are satisfied with the result, you can start adding more colours including the orange #FF0026. Also the combination of colours at the lower right corner which is orange #FF0026 and a lighter shade of orange.</p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iphonex_live_wallpaper_screengrab_step4.png" /></a> <h3>Step 5</h3> <p>A tip, at some point. Try to add fewer anchor points with the Mesh Tool (U), instead play with the Direct Selection Tool (A). You can simply select an anchor and choose another colour. I would say to experiment as well with the anchor handles. As a reference, I added a screenshot the final result where you can see the different anchor positions.</p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iphonex_live_wallpaper_screengrab_v1.png" /></a> <h3>In Conclusion</h3> <p>I would say this tutorial is fairly easy where 20% is about the technique and the other 80% is about your creativity. It took me two attempts to actually achieve the final result. You need to experiment and try/fail rather than a step-by-step tutorial. Hopefully you have loved the direction on how easily you can create your own Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers.</p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iPhone_X_ABDZ_Red_Compare.png" /></a> <h4>First Attempt</h4> <p><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iphonex_live_wallpaper_screengrab_v0.png" /></a></p> <h3>Bonus</h3> <p>If you wanna try to re-create the wallpaper of the Silver iPhone X, see the images highlighting the colour palette and the image revealing different anchor positions. Enjoy!</p><div class="photoset-grid" data-layout=""><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iPhone X - ABDZ_Green_ColourPalette.png" /></a><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iPhone_X_ABDZ_Green_Compare.png" /></a></div> <h3>One more wallpaper...</h3> <p>Using the very same technique, I made another version where I used purple as a base colour. I love the final result, this is actually my current wallpaper. What's great is that you can rock a beautiful iPhone X Live Wallpaper on an Android phone. Give it a whirl!</p><div class="photoset-grid" data-layout=""><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iPhone_X_ABDZ_Purple_Compare.png" /></a><a href="http://aoirostudio.com/"><img alt="Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial" src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/iPhone_X_Purple_(ABDZ).jpg" /></a></div><p>  </p><h3>Download Wallpapers and Files</h3> <a href="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/tutorials/iphonex_livewallpapers/abdz_iphonex_live_wallpaper_tutorial_files.zip">Click here to download the Zip file used for this tutorial</a> </div> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:04:47 +0000 AoiroStudio 84424 at https://abduzeedo.com How to Create a Composite Dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop https://abduzeedo.com/how-create-composite-dreamscape-using-two-photos-photoshop How to Create a Composite Dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>08.03.17 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>It's Friday and we would like to share this fun tutorial from Adobe in collaboration with photographer named Jaxson Pohlman. It's about creating a composite dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop. As most of us like photography, it's always nice to add some spark to your pictures with a simple technique. Let's take a closer look.</p> <p>Our friends from <a href="http://www.adobe.com/">Adobe</a> has released an easy step-by-step tutorial by fine art photographer <a href="https://jaxsonpohlman.smugmug.com/">Jaxson Pohlman</a>. You can follow the steps from the Photoshop's Instagram post and we have stepped them out below in the article as well.</p> <h3>In their words</h3> <p><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGNErlBy1V/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Hey guys! It&#39;s @jaxsonpohlmanphotography here. I&#39;m going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps. Swipe through to see my mini #Ps_Swipe tutorial! • Using sunrise or sunset photos will add some spark to your final creation. Begin by opening the foreground photo in #Photoshop. We are going to mask a portion of the background out to create a smooth transition between the horizon and stars. • Use the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and click and drag across the photo. Make sure to select in between the horizon and the top border of the photo. Go to Select -&gt; hold the &#34;Shift&#34; key and click “Select and Mask.” Adjust the edge by dragging the &#34;Feather&#34; option to approximately 200px, then click ok. • Next, use the Move tool (V), click and drag the selection over to your star photo (background). Make sure the foreground layer is above the star layer. Use the Crop tool (C) to extend visibility. Using the Move tool, drag your foreground layer down to the bottom of the cropped area. • Duplicate the foreground layer by going to Layer -&gt; and click &#34;Duplicate Layer.” Label it as &#34;no. 2&#34; and click Ok. Select the original foreground layer. Go to Edit -&gt; &#34;Free Transform&#34; and increase the vertical size. Double click to confirm, and then drag the photo down so that is transitions smoothly into the stars. • Using the Brush tool (B), we are going to add a bright star to make the transition between the horizon and sky feel a bit more real. Click the Brush Preset picker and adjust to 25px with a hardness of 50%. Change the mode the &#34;Lighten&#34; and have an 85% opacity and flow. Select the duplicate layer &#34;no. 2&#34; and apply the brush where the horizon fades into the stars. • After applying the brush to create a star, we are going to apply a second brush to give a glow to the star. Adjust your brush settings to 175px, 0% hardness, 50% opacity, and 25% flow. Apply this brush over the star just created. • Add final touches such as exposure, contrast, color balance, etc. And that&#39;s how you can create a simple composite dreamscape!​</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Adobe Photoshop (@photoshop) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-07-28T16:27:59+00:00">Jul 28, 2017 at 9:27am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script></p> <h3>Step 1</h3> <p>Hey guys! It's <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jaxsonpohlmanphotography/">@jaxsonpohlmanphotography</a> here. I'm going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps. Swipe through to see my mini <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ps_swipe/">#Ps_Swipe</a> tutorial!</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGNErlBy1V/?taken-by=photoshop"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Photo_1.JPG" width="800" /></a></p> <h3>Step 2</h3> <p>Using sunrise or sunset photos will add some spark to your final creation.</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGNErlBy1V/?taken-by=photoshop"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Photo_2.JPG" width="800" /></a></p> <h3>Step 3</h3> <p>Begin by opening the foreground photo in <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/photoshop/">#Photoshop</a>. We are going to mask a portion of the background out to create a smooth transition between the horizon and stars.</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGNErlBy1V/?taken-by=photoshop"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Photo_3.jpg" width="800" /></a></p> <h3>Step 4 (Video)</h3> <p>Use the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and click and drag across the photo. Make sure to select in between the horizon and the top border of the photo. Go to Select -> hold the "Shift" key and click “Select and Mask.” Adjust the edge by dragging the "Feather" option to approximately 200px, then click ok.</p> <p><video width="640" height="360" controls> <source src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Video_4.mov" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video></p> <h3>Step 5 (Video)</h3> <p>Next, use the Move tool (V), click and drag the selection over to your star photo (background). Make sure the foreground layer is above the star layer. Use the Crop tool (C) to extend visibility. Using the Move tool, drag your foreground layer down to the bottom of the cropped area.</p> <p><video width="640" height="360" controls> <source src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Video_5.mov" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video></p> <h3>Step 6 (Video)</h3> <p>Duplicate the foreground layer by going to Layer -> and click "Duplicate Layer.” Label it as "no. 2" and click Ok. Select the original foreground layer. Go to Edit -> "Free Transform" and increase the vertical size. Double click to confirm, and then drag the photo down so that is transitions smoothly into the stars.</p> <p><video width="640" height="360" controls> <source src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Video_6.mov" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video></p> <h3>Step 7 (Video)</h3> <p>Using the Brush tool (B), we are going to add a bright star to make the transition between the horizon and sky feel a bit more real. Click the Brush Preset picker and adjust to 25px with a hardness of 50%. Change the mode the "Lighten" and have an 85% opacity and flow. Select the duplicate layer "no. 2" and apply the brush where the horizon fades into the stars.</p> <p><video width="640" height="360" controls> <source src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Video_7.mov" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video></p> <h3>Step 8 (Video)</h3> <p>After applying the brush to create a star, we are going to apply a second brush to give a glow to the star. Adjust your brush settings to 175px, 0% hardness, 50% opacity, and 25% flow. Apply this brush over the star just created.</p> <p><video width="640" height="360" controls> <source src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Video_8.mov" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video></p> <h3>Step 9</h3> <p>Add final touches such as exposure, contrast, color balance, etc. And that's how you can create a simple composite dreamscape!</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGNErlBy1V/?taken-by=photoshop"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/adobe/jaxsonpohlman/Photo_9.JPG" width="800" /></a></p> <h3>More Links</h3> <ul> <li>Check out Jaxson Pohlman's site: <a href="https://jaxsonpohlman.smugmug.com/">jaxsonpohlman.smugmug.com</a></li> <li>Follow Jaxson on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jaxsonpohlmanphotography/">Instagram</a></li> <li>Learn more Adobe Photoshop Blog: <a href="http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/">blogs.adobe.com/photoshop</a></li> </ul></div> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 02:50:36 +0000 AoiroStudio 83935 at https://abduzeedo.com Harmful Nature Case Study https://abduzeedo.com/harmful-nature-case-study Harmful Nature Case Study<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/abduzeedo" lang="" about="/profile/abduzeedo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">abduzeedo</a>08.03.14 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><h3>There's no limit to our imagination and with the right tools and drive we can translate our most creative ideas into beautiful artwork. For this week's case study we feature a project titled 'Harmful Nature' from our friends over at <a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/">Lightfarm Studios</a>. We featured this image for the wallpaper of the week and on this post we've decided to give you a little sneak peek behind the scenes, enjoy.</h3> <p>Harmful Nature is the new promo video from Lightfarm Studios. Conceptually the image brings a dark and tragic metaphor about the impossible love with the classic tale of the Diver and the Mermaid.</p> <p>Along one month we used the latest 3D technology in cloth simulation on this piece where everything was modelled, from the ship wreck to the corals. The model was shot in a diving pool for the best realistic results as possible to seamlessly blend photography and 3D.</p> <p>From the underwater shooting session to post production we blended all of our knowledge in 3D and post production into a piece that is as real as dark, always aiming at breaking our own limits as artists.</p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage4_2000px.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage5_2000px-965x643.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage6_2000px-965x643.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage10_2000px.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage9_2000px-965x510.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage3_2000px-965x643.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage2_2000px-965x643.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/en/image/fantasy/harmful-nature-2/"><img src="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5816_LFS_Mermaids_MainImage1_2000px-965x643.jpg" /></a></p> <h3>Video</h3> <p class="imgC"><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/85249927" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> </p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/85249927">Harmful Nature - Making of</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/lightfarm">Lightfarm Studios</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>For more information visit <a href="http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/">http://www.lightfarmbrasil.com/</a></p> </div> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:31:58 +0000 abduzeedo 79495 at https://abduzeedo.com Abduzeedo 2013 Symbol Case Study https://abduzeedo.com/abduzeedo-2013-symbol-case-study Abduzeedo 2013 Symbol Case Study<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/abduzeedo" lang="" about="/profile/abduzeedo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">abduzeedo</a>05.05.13 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><h3>Personal projects are the best way for a designer to learn because it's much easier to try different things. It's just about making decisions and building them. With Abduzeedo we try to keep it as personal as possible, at least when it comes to changes. We redesign it at least once a year, not only the overall site design but the brand identity. Things have been a bit busy however and it's been over two years since the last time we designed a symbol for the site. With that in mind, here's a start on the 2013 symbol for Abduzeedo.</h3> <p>This post we will show you the idea behind the new symbol. It's still a work in progress but we'd love to know what you think about the symbol and the creative process behind it.</p> <h3>Old symbol</h3> <p>The old symbol was created in 2009 and used for 2 years. The idea was basically a triangle with references to the letter A of Abduzeedo.</p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/old-logo.jpg" /></p> <h3>References</h3> <p>The first goal for the new symbol was that it had some similarities with the old one. The idea of a triangle and the letter A were the guide points. This time however, I wanted to make it super simple, no colors, just black and white and no effects.</p> <ul><li>Triangle</li> <li>Letter A</li> <li>Simple</li> <li>Space theme</li> <li>Star trek</li> </ul><p>Here are some images that inspired me.</p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/references.png" /></p> <h3>Sketches</h3> <p>Starting out with some basic sketches trying to get a simple "A" based on the references. The main inspiration comes from the Star Trek logo and of course the old symbol.</p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/sketches.jpg" /></p> <h3>Digital Sketches</h3> <p>After a few sketches I went to Illustrator to translate the idea into something digital. Below you can see the basic construction of the symbol.</p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/sk1.jpg" /></p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/sk2.jpg" /></p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/sk3.jpg" /></p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/sk4.jpg" /></p> <h3>Final</h3> <p>After a few iterations I got to a symbol that I really like. I was really indecisive about the shape I would use to frame the logo. In the end I went with the circle because it's more flexible for the applications I have in mind.</p> <p>There are still some optical adjustments and adapting the typography to the new logo, however you can see some examples of the final symbol below.</p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/final1.jpg" /></p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/final2.jpg" /></p> <p class="imgC"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/abdz2013-symbol/final3.jpg" /></p> <p>So that's pretty much it. Now I will work on some stickers but before that I'd love to hear your opinion about the new symbol. Do you have any feedback or suggestions? Share your thoughts with us and you may be the lucky recipient of a sticker or poster :)</p> </div> Mon, 06 May 2013 04:06:04 +0000 abduzeedo 76333 at https://abduzeedo.com Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator https://abduzeedo.com/colorful-bokeh-effect-pixelmator Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/abduzeedo" lang="" about="/profile/abduzeedo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">abduzeedo</a>11.13.08 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><h3> A few days ago the guys behind <a href="http://www.pixelmator.com/">Pixelmator</a> released the new version of their really cool app, and if you check out the Pixelmator site you will notice that they are using my Bokeh image. I'm very happy :) not just because of that but, also because I had the chance to test Tempo very early and it's good to be part of the testing team.</h3> <p>Anyway, this tutorial is the original Bokeh effect I created, the one I use for my twitter background and the inspiration to the Photoshop version. You will see that this effect can easily be done in Pixelmator, actually much easier than in any other tool.</p> <p class="imgC"> <a href="http://www.pixelmator.com/"><img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/screen.jpg" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></a> </p> <h3>Step 1</h3> <p>Open Pixelmator and create a new document, I used <strong>1920x1200 pixels.</strong> Fill the background layer with Black.</p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_1.jpg" width="580" height="386" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Step 2</h3> <p>Add a new layer and go to<strong> Quartz Composer&gt;Generator&gt;Defocus</strong>. Play with the settings, you can adjust size, blur, density, colors and even use hexagons. The best thing is the Blur because that will simply avoid the use of other filters. For this first layer use a big size and very blurry. I used<strong> 0.50 for the Size and 0.30 for the Blur. </strong></p> <p> After that duplicate the layer and change the <strong>Blending to Color Dodge.</strong></p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_2.jpg" width="580" height="492" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Step 3</h3> <p>Add another layer and simply repeat the previous step, this time however, create much smaller circles. Also change the<strong> Primary Color to white</strong> and for the <strong>Blur use 0.01</strong>. The <strong>Blendings</strong> of this layer will be <strong>Screen.</strong></p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_3.jpg" width="580" height="461" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Step 4</h3> <p>Again, add another layer on top of the others and repeat again the <strong>Defocus filter.</strong> For this we will create the medium size circles. I used<strong> 0.36 for the Size and 0.04 for the Blur</strong>. Also the <strong>Primary Color is white</strong> and the <strong>density is 0.50.</strong> The<strong> Blending</strong> for this layer is <strong>Screen</strong> as well. Tip: The Defocus filter is a Random so probably you won't have the same result in terms of positions.</p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_4.jpg" width="580" height="463" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Step 5</h3> <p>Duplicate the medium size bokeh layer and just change the <strong>Blending to Color Dodge.</strong></p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_5.jpg" width="580" height="388" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Step 6</h3> <p>Duplicate the Small size bokeh layer and move it up to the other layers. Then just change the<strong> Blending to Color Dodge</strong> as well. The color dodge will create a very nice light effect and add some depth to the layers.</p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_6.jpg" width="580" height="388" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Step 7</h3> <p>Select the <strong>Gradient Tool (G)</strong> and choose the default rainbow gradient preset. Then create another layer on top of the others and fill it with the gradient. Use the image below for reference. After that just change the <strong>Blending to Overlay.</strong></p> <p class="imgC"> <img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Step_7.jpg" width="580" height="407" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /></p> <h3>Conclusion</h3> <p>The Defocus filter in Pixelmator is really easy to use and the result that you can get just repeating the process changing some values and playing with blendings is really cool. That's why I like and recommend this app, you can create nice effects pretty quickly and with a gorgeous interface. As I said in the other tutorials you will be impressed by how fast some filters are compared with Photoshop. It's definitely worth <a href="http://www.pixelmator.com/">downloading and testing it</a>.</p> <p class="imgC"> <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/azeected/2865592588/"><img src="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Conclusion.jpg" width="580" height="363" alt="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" title="Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator" /><br /><cite>Click on the image for Full Preview</cite></a></p> <h3>Download the Pixelmator File </h3> <p class="imgC"><strong><a href="http://www.zee.com.br/extranet/abduzeedo/tutorials/Colorful_Bokeh_Effect_in_Pixelmator/Sample.zip">Click here to download the Pixelmator file used for this tutorial</a></strong></p></div> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:27:05 +0000 abduzeedo 1301 at https://abduzeedo.com Learning the new Adobe CS4 Apps with Lynda https://abduzeedo.com/learning-cs4-with-lyndacom Learning the new Adobe CS4 Apps with Lynda<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/abduzeedo" lang="" about="/profile/abduzeedo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">abduzeedo</a>10.21.08 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><h3>Last week Adobe started shipping the new version of their CS suite of applications. The Adobe CS4 family comes with a redesigned interface and a ton of new features. To get up to speed with all of the new features <a href="http://www.lynda.com/">Lynda.com</a> has created the <a href="http://www.lynda.com/cs4u/index.asp?cid=cs408_cs4bnr">CS4 University</a>.</h3> <p>I had a chance to access the <a href="http://www.lynda.com/cs4u/index.asp?cid=cs408_cs4bnr">CS4 University</a>, and found that you'll have everything you need to upgrade your skills for the new Adobe Apps. There are videos lessons such as: New Features, Getting Started, and Essential Training for Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, After Effects, InDesign, Flash, Soundbooth, Premiere, Contribute, and Encore.</p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lynda.com/cs4u/index.asp?cid=cs408_cs4bnr"><img src="http://www.lynda.com/mediakit/cs4_logo_images/CS4U-Logo-Whitetype.gif" border="0" /></a></p> <blockquote> <p>“We are excited to offer in-box training from lynda.com and have worked closely on the development of their CS4U video training to help our designers and developers discover new possibilities and unleash their creative potential”.<br /><cite> <strong>Thomas DeMeo,</strong><br /> Director of Product Management<br /> Adobe Creative Suite</cite></p> </blockquote> <h3>ABOUT CS4 University:</h3> <p>CS4 University is comprised of very diverse, specialized course titles that cover virtually every aspect of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family. Some of these courses are very advanced, while others include special applications for people working more at the consumer level. All of these courses are designed to help lynda.com’s Online Training Library® subscribers get the most out of the new Adobe software. Included within these courses are three new series:</p> <ul><li><strong> The “New Features” series focuses on what has changed since Adobe Creative Suite 3 software was released.<br /></strong></li> <li><strong> The “Getting Started” series is designed to get Creative Suite 4 users up and running quickly.<br /></strong></li> <li><strong> The “Essential Training” series supplies the ground-up fundamentals needed to master each application in Creative Suite 4</strong></li> </ul><p>Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com, said:</p> <blockquote> <p> “As the software landscape continually evolves, a lynda.com Online Training Library subscription remains the most comprehensive and efficient way for designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists to keep their skill sets up to date.”</p> <p>“Packed with hundreds of new, innovative features—the Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video production,” said Chad Siegel, group product manager for Creative Suites at Adobe. “lynda.com shows our customers just how to incorporate these innovations within their daily creative workflows with their new training offerings for CS4.”</p> </blockquote> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://www.lynda.com/cs4u/index.asp?cid=cs408_cs4bnr"><img src="http://www.lynda.com/mediakit/banners/lynda_CS4U_460x55.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>After a few days taking the Lynda Courses, I have to say, they are really good. I’m taking the After Effects and Cinema 4D courses, and I’m pretty happy with my evolution on those apps. I highly recommend that you check their courses out. They have both subscription plans and DVDs; but the access to their online library is definitely worth it.</p></div> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:36:18 +0000 abduzeedo 1040 at https://abduzeedo.com