Maki Kawakita : explosive color and graphics for dramatic storytelling

Maki brings a new kind of female panache to the scene with her kicky, sometimes kinky, always dazzling imagery. Her work exhibits a rare blend of diversity -- of Japanese, American and European cultures. In 2007, she was selected as one of the top 200 photographers in Japan! March 14, 2013

Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists

The latest Adobe Master Class is here with a heafty line-up of photographic talent -- some of which is included in this year's Designing Women issue! This world-class photography book brings a lot of inspiration and learning March 13, 2013

InDesign tricks from 'HerGeekness' : cleaning up those nasty MS Word files in InDesign

Importing Microsoft Word files into InDesign? Is it like, a real pain cleaning those files up? Designing Woman and Adobe Creative Suite expert, Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepcion, knows you've been there! She sent in this cleverly hidden InDesign trick -- to save you a ton of time! March 12, 2013

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

New Year's GIFT : 2013 Wall Calendar Templates

For years I've been making my own wall calendars. Pertty crazy, eh, since you can buy them for a couple of dollars at the Dollar store. But I've designed these for a special use, and they really work! I'd like to send you this gift, just for the asking -- you can use yourself, and customize as promos for your clients. January 3, 2013

The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book

I recently got a comment that people no longer buy books because they can get it all online. Well, that may be true for some things -- but NOT Illustrator! Sure, it's easy to run some filters over a photo and become a 'Photoshop Expert' ... but try creating some good art in Illustrator and you see it's a totally different ball game. If you want to kick some butt with Adobe Illustrator, you need the WOW book! October 18, 2012

Pasting and placing MS Word text into Adobe applications

MS Word is probably most popular text editor in the World. You can take advantage of its predefined styles, charts, clip arts and place them in Adobe applications. This tutorial gives you some examples on how to do that and explains why. August 31, 2012

Collect for Output for Adobe Illustrator CS6

Your project is only so good as your prepared files. If it's not output correctly, you're dead. Code Line announces a free update to its popular "Collect for Output" application, Art Files 2 for Mac. July 28, 2012

Adobe InDesign CS6 : Paragraph & Character Styles

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 and character styles ... style sheets in InDesign CS6... July 24, 2012

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up, specifically for digital photographers. As we follow this summers photography, and learn some powerful techniques that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images, Martin Evening blazes the way! ALSO : included here a complete tutorial on tricks for importing images ; a FREE downloadable PDF chapter from Martin's book ; and a FREE tutorial from Jeff Revell : "Why You Should Be Shooting Raw" ... rounding out our summer photography section! June 26, 2012