New Lightroom Still Holds Surprises

While working on his book Photoshop Lightroom 3: Visual QuickStart Guide, Nolan Hester figured he'd seen all the secrets with the Lightroom 3 betas. But when the final version of the program arrived, his heart skipped a beat. October 29, 2010

CS5: Type on the Grid

For many students and educators, the Bauhaus has become a symbolic point of entry to art and design education. ... here you learn about the GRID, by Michael Mandiberg, and Xtine Burrough August 12, 2010

CS5: Multiple Graphics in a Grid of Frames

The Adobe Creative Team shows you how to can place all your photos and arrange them in a grid at the same time -- without placing images individually! August 11, 2010

InDesign CS5: Creating Pages

In this excerpt from Real World Adobe InDesign CS5, Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner and Bob Bringhurst illustrate how to create multiple page sizes in the same document -- a feature that people have been requesting for years. August 10, 2010

CS5: Using the Magic Wand Tool

The Magic Wand tool selects all the pixels of a particular color or color range. It's most successful for selecting an area of similar colors surrounded by areas of very different colors. August 8, 2010

To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop

In this article, the question "Why do you need Photoshop when so much can be accomplished in the camera using formal compositional properties?" xtine burrough explains August 7, 2010

Photoshop CS5: Making Corrections

Even carefully planned and posed photographs can have flaws. Photos you snap on the spur of the moment are even more likely to include distracting background objects or to have less-than-ideal lighting. Make some corrections ... August 6, 2010

InDesign: Interactive Documents

Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner explain InDesign's features for the "rich media" producer. Many of these tools don't produce any visible effect on your InDesign pages, but change the behavior of PDF or Flash SWF files that you export. August 5, 2010

After Effects CS5 Top Five Features

Mark Christiansen, author of Adobe After Effects CS5 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques, points out his favorite changes in the latest version of the program. August 4, 2010

The Risks of the Backchannel

If presenters and audiences aren't prepared for the impact of a backchannel, there are risks of misunderstandings and public blowups ... Nothing gets attention like conflict, and that's especially true when it comes to the backchannel. February 24, 2010