Adobe Illustrator Gradient Mesh distorts images

Here's an interesting Adobe Illustrator tutorial that works in most versions of Illustrator after the addition of the Mesh -- and it gives you the perfect opportunity to learn and work with the Gradient Mesh, one of the more illusive tools in Adobe Illustrator's tool box. January 30, 2013

Photoshop : Create a Polar Panorama Effect in 5 Minutes

Thanks to Chris Eissens, who sent in this Photoshop tutorial for beginners -- "How To Create A Polar Panorama Effect In Less Than Five Minutes" will show you how to create your own polar panorama effect "small planet" in a view simple steps in Phototshop. It will only take a view minutes to get this amazing effect. December 31, 2012

Simulating Photoshop 3D Text Tutorial

Most of the time there are any number of ways to accomplish the same effect. Those of you who do not have a version of Photoshop with 3D, or do not have 3D capabilities, this great tutorial from Artorius Design shows you how to do it in most other programs! October 29, 2012

Tutorial: Create a Custom Photoshop Brush Set

Over the years, the Photoshop 911 Emergency Room has gotten numerous inquiries about creating custom brushes. Here's another great tutorial from Ainsley who makes a difficult topic seem simple. October 24, 2012

3D Dreamy Scene On The Sky: Tutorial

This Photoshop Tips & Tricks Tutorial was sent in by Dainis Graveris, and while it's all about the "dreamy" scene in the sky, learning the different type effects will help you along with 3d from Illustrator. It's an earlier version, not CS6, but like we said, you could always do all those effects in earlier versions, just maybe not so easily nor automated. September 27, 2012

Easy magazine cover in Photoshop

We always like getting tutorials like this one sent in by Udrea Mihai, because his is easy to complete, easy to understand, and teaches some of the most important functions in Photoshop. We'll isolate an image from the background, then utilize that technique to create a magazine cover. July 30, 2012

Expanding Your Photography Portfolio

This excerpt from Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer focuses on four images that Michael Clark created in an effort to expand his photography portfolio. He explains the genesis of each image, how the images were shot, the gear involved, and how they were worked up in Lightroom and Photoshop so you can see the entire process from start to finish. July 30, 2012

Use the Field Blur Filter in Photoshop CS6

This tutorial is from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide -- Teaching you how to use the Field Blur filter, which is handy when you need the most flexibility and control in blurring specific areas of an image while keeping other (more important) areas in sharp focus. July 30, 2012

Effects in Adobe InDesign CS6 : Transparency

This excerpt from Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to apply transparency by using the nine transparency effects in InDesign. Transparency can be a highly powerful visual device to use in your publications! July 25, 2012

Adobe InDesign CS6: Paragraph Composers & Tabs

The powers of desktop publishing programs is in their ability to help automate much of the tedium and repetitive tasks associated with DTP. Now, Adobe InDesign CS6 borrows all the best capabilities from RSG, PageMaker, FrameMaker and QuarkExpress to evolve the ultimage publishing platform. In this edition, you'll be learning about and working with paragraph composers and tabs in InDesign CS6... July 25, 2012