Content-Aware tools intelligently fill areas of a photo with a seamlessly background. These tools appear throughout Photoshop. We'll discover the many ways it can be used.
We'll explore techniques which take the guesswork out of making colour corrections in Photoshop.
In this lesson, we'll explore the limitless transformation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop; all in a non-destructive workflow, of course.
Sharpen & Blur
Photoshop doesn't really understand blurry or sharp. It just sees more or less contrast between pixels. It uses different algorithms in its blurring and sharpening tools to achieve its ends. Yeah. Algorithms.
Vectors aren't only the domain of Illustrator. Photoshop is quite adept at creating beautiful resolution-independant scalable graphics.
Data Merge Liberals
We will produce business cards for a large number of individuals working for the same organization using data merge functionality in Adobe InDesign.
Data Merge Conservatives
The Conservative Party of Canada needs business cards for all of its members. Your job is to design a card, then output one card for each member, using InDesign's Data Merge functionality.
Illustrator is quite capable in 3D space. It's great for designing icons, packaging mockups and type effects. The up-side is that we're in Illustrator, so everything is editable.
My Layout with 3D
Now that you know how to draw shapes in three dimensions, you'll draw a simple object, which you'll include in a promotional layout. You'll use all the tools we've learned to date.
Performing repetitive tasks on your computer can cause errors and be really tedious. Automator is an often ignored app which can save you a ton of time.
You're aware of Actions in Photoshop. Did you know you can create if/then statements which setup conditions before an action is run?
Data Driven Graphics
Garbage in, garbage out is a sound warning to heed when working with data. You'll need to take special care to format your spreadsheet with a column for each variable in your file.
Creating a fillable form using the Acrobat PDF format is a reliable, flexible and versatile way to have forms distributed and signed. We'll explore this functionality today.
Use the text and logo provided in today's downloads to design a form, then make it a fillable PDF file.