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January 11, 2011

69 Tutorials for InDesign CS3 and CS2

Here are some good InDesign Tutorials, 38 for InDesign CS3 and 31 for InDesign CS2. Adobe InDesign CS3 is a professional document layout program. It is excellent for working with documents that feature complex formatting and/or multiple pages, such as newsletters, resumes, reports, and handouts. These tutorials cover and demonstrate many of the features you need to understand well in order to use this document layout application from Adobe, such as the InDesign Dock and Toolbox, adding and editing text, type specifications, text frames, bullets and numbered lists, character formatting, tabs, master pages, text wrapping, drawing and manipulating objects, inline and independent graphics, layers, styles, jump lines, and templates.


38 InDesign CS3 Tutorials:

Getting Started with InDesign


InDesign Basics

Layout Solutions

Working with Graphics
in InDesign

Automating Your Work


31 InDesign CS2 Tutorials
:

Getting Started with InDesign
InDesign Basics

Layout Solutions

Working with Graphics
in InDesign

Automating Your Work




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January 7, 2011

81 Dreamweaver 8 Tutorials

These are 81 Dreamweaver 8 Tutorials, covering the same areas as the Dreamweaver CS3 tutorials I posted earlier today. These will help you learn the following features of Dreamweaver 8: properties pane for text, images, and tables; font attributes and colors; character and paragraph formatting; check spelling; preview pages in a browser; numbered and bulleted lists; creating and managing hyperlinks; working with images, colors, and tables; using CSS, forms, templates, and find/replace; maintaining your website. 


Environment


Basics

Lists

Links

Images

Image Maps

Colors

Tables

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Templates

Local & Remote Sites

Forms

Find and Replace

Maintaining a Website




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81 Dreamweaver CS3 Tutorials

Here is collection of 81 excellent Dreamweaver CS3 Tutorials, from the University of Wisconsin. These will help you learn many of the features of Dreamweaver and get you up to speed using this popular web development application from Adobe. The topics these Dreamweaver tutorials teach include the following: text, images, and tables properities panes; font attributes and colors; character and paragraph formatting; check spelling; preview pages in a browser; numbered and bulleted lists; creating and managing hyperlinks; working with images, colors, and tables; using CSS, forms, templates, and find/replace; maintaining your website. 


Environment


Basics

Lists

Links

Images

Image Maps
Colors Tables
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Templates

Local & Remote Sites

Forms

Find and Replace

Maintaining a Website




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January 5, 2011

70 FrontPage 2003 Tutorials

Here are 70 FrontPage 2003 Tutorials, from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. These FrontPage tutorials will show and teach you how to use this Microsoft web development tool, covering the following features and topics: font options, standard toolbar buttons, text formating, paragraph formatting, horizontal lines, browser previewing, inserting files, bullets and numbering, working with images, forms, and tables, colors, frames, cascading style sheets (CSS), frames, and clip art.


FrontPage Environmentincluding


FrontPage Basics
FrontPage Lists
FrontPage Links
FrontPage Images
FrontPage Colors
FrontPage Forms
FrontPage Tables
FrontPage Image Maps
Maintaining a Web Site
FrontPage Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
FrontPage Frames
FrontPage Managing Your Web
Inserting Clip Art



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October 26, 2010

31 Photoshop CS3 Tutorials

Here are 31 Photoshop CS3 Tutorials, hosted by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. These Photoshop tutorials provide a good background and step-by-step inststructions for several important Photoshop tools and features, including: the Photoshop Toolbox, working with text, adding borders, colors and color swatches, working with Layers, Image manipulation, Filters, Masks, Gradients, using the Pen Tools, preset Brushes, and working with Custom Brushes.


General


Basics

Image Manipulation

Photoshop Tools





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28 Photoshop CS2 Tutorials

Here are 28 Photoshop CS2 Tutorials, hosted by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. These Photoshop tutorials provide a good background and step-by-step inststructions for several important Photoshop tools and features, including: the Photoshop Toolbox, working with text, adding borders, colors and color swatches, working with Layers, Image manipulation, Filters, Masks, Gradients, and the Pen Tools.


General


Basics

Image Manipulation

Photoshop Tools




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June 30, 2010

64 Video Photoshop CS2 Tutorials

Here are 64 free Video Photoshop CS2 Tutorials from Watch and Learn Photoshop and PSTutorialsblog.com. A new video Photoshop tutorial is released every week. These will teach and show you how to use many important Photoshop tools and features.


64 Photoshop Tutorials:

Bicubic Sharper
In this tutorial, you will learn how to customize the way your image is resampled when you resize it in order to maintain the sharpness of the image.

3D Angled Text
Shows a 3D angle effect that will make your text standout.

Red, Black and White
Various methods of capturing that vibrant red or other color while desaturating the rest.

Clear Skies
Explores the wide potential in sky replacement and subsequent color adjustment.

Making a Photo Old
Shows the basic properties of old photo exposure, and how to achieve the same look in Photoshop. [High contrast, fuzziness, random shadow from flash; no true black; THEN add dust & scratches]

Photoshop CS2 – Designing with Photos” Preview
This video tutorial demonstrates several different ways to convert an image to black and white using Photoshop CS2.

Open Type Font Embellishments
Shows you how to add embellishments and alter the appearance of specific letter pairings for open type fonts.

Tricky Selections
This tutorial shows you one very effective way to use the highlights in an image to make a selection in order to alter an image.

Cucoloris (”Cookie”) Effect

Dotted Lines

Taming the Skies:

Warping Text with Smart Objects:

Lighting Adjustments

Sharpening Techniques

Digital Color Photo Enhancement

Using Levels and Unsharp Mask

Using Actions

Gradient Background and Drop Shadow

Liquefy

Vanishing Point

Using Paths to Crop a Background

How to Size a Photo for the Web

Water Drops

PictoSketch

Ripple

Planet Eclipse

Map Burn

Laser

Warp

Custom Watermark

Wind Filter

Lens Correct

Gradient Mask Blur

Blur Filters

Creating Realistic Ice

Creating a Carpet Texture

Bicubic Sharper

3D Angled Text

Red, Black and White

Clear Skies

Making a Photo Old

“Photoshop CS2 – Designing with Photos” Preview

Non-Destructive Dodging and Burning  

Painted Frames

Colorizing Black and White Photos

Steel Text Effect

Perspective Cropping

Levels Adjustment

Series Preview – Creating a New Document

Casting Shadows

Smoothing Skin

Polaroid Pictures

Grunge Borders

Creating a Grid with a Custom Pattern

Using Clipping Masks

Making Changes Across Multiple Photos

Linking Effect

Turning Pictures into Statues

Posterizing Images

Adding Smoke to an Image

Saving Color Swatches

Using Layer Masks

Making a Panorama with Photoshop

3D Reflection Effect




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May 12, 2010

Photoshop Photo Editing Tutorials

Here are many excellent Photoshop Photo Editing Tutorials, courtesy of geofflawrence.com. These Photoshop tutorials cover and teach many important features and tools of Photoshop that you will need to use when editing photographs and graphics. They are designed to help you make better, more informed choices in your editing. This site also offers many Photography tutorials that will help you become a better photographer.


Photoshop Tutorial Topics:

Size
- Scaling your files.

Contrast
 - Balancing those pixels.

Color
 - Dealing with color casts.

Levels
 - A video Photoshop tutorial showing how to use the levels adjustment to control contrast.

Curves
 - A video Photoshop tutorial showing how to use the curves adjustment to control contrast.

Processing RAW Files
 - An introduction to Adobe Camera Raw.

Processing RAW Files using HSL
 - Advanced use of ACR.

Sharpening
 - Using the unsharp mask.

Using the Quick Mask
 - Masking parts of your picture to edit certain areas.

Adjustment Layer Masks
 - How to build accurate layer masks.

Straightening Horizons
 - A must for landscape and building photographers.

Replacing Boring Skies
 - Using layers in Photoshop.

Videos on Compositing
 - Video tutorials on using layers.
    – Choosing Images and Masking
    – Working with Layers
    – Tidying Up the Mask

Using the Channel Mixer
 - How to make a better job of changing images from colour to black & white.

Using Curves on Adjustment Layers
 - laying with contrast and tones to give a more dramatic effect.

High Dynamic Range
 - How to shoot and process HDR pictures with Photomatix Pro software.


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April 28, 2010

Photoshop Tutorials at PhotoshopGuides

PhotoshopGuides.com has searched the web for quality Photoshop Tutorials and Guides that teach and demonstrate how to use Photoshops many tools and features. These include text effects, photo manipulation, website and interface design, web buttons, textures and tiles, drawing and painting, color, and the basics. Many tutorials are provided for all of these topics.


Photoshop Tutorial Topics at PhotoshopGuides:

 - Animation Tutorials
 - Basic Tutorials
 - Button Tutorials
 - Design Tutorials
 - Drawing Tutorials
 - Effects Tutorials
 - Interface Tutorials
 - Photo Tutorials
 - Text Tutorials
 - Texture Tutorials

 - Newest Tutorials
 - Most Popular Tutorials
 - Most Popular in April



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April 21, 2010

81 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials

Here are 81 excellent Photoshop Tutorials, located at graphic-design.com. Some of these are also hosted by photoshop911.com. These tutorials will teach and show you how to use many of the features and tools in Photoshop. They include intermediate and advanced techniques.


81 Great Photoshop Tutorials:

 - High dynamic range, HDR WOW
 - High Dynamic Range Photography 
 - Russian Paintings
 - Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac 
 - Record an action in Photoshop
 - Photoshop for Fingerprinting
 - Photoshop YouTube Background Tutorial
 - Photoshop: Surreal Landscapes, Part 2
 - Photoshop Actions Madness
 - Photoshop Holiday Tutorials
 - Creating Contrast in Photoshop
 - Photoshop: Matching Color Schemes
 - Photoshop: Surreal Landscapes, Part 1
 - Adjustment Layers for Shadow Balancing
 - Photoshop Madness
 - 5 Useful Photoshop Effects
 - Elements Plus – plugins
 - Image Framer
 - Photo + Graphics Bundle for Mac
 - Elements: Color Correction for Photographers
 - Tutorial: Brushed Silver Text Effect
 - Beyond Digital Photography
 - Elements Plus filters, masks and more
 - Remove red-eye with ease
 - ArtOptimizer for Illustrator
 - HDR Photography for Mac OS
 - Geocoding for iPhoto
 - Photography effects for iPhone
 - Add Depth of Field to perk up those dull photos
 - Depth Photo of Field or Focus Fall-Off
 - Photoshop Extract Filter to improve color, add depth of field
 - PhotoFreebies plug-ins for Photoshop
 - Color Efex Pro for Lightroom
 - Field Trip: Alien Skin Case Studies library
 - Scanning Negatives and Slides
 - Layered Screen Captures
 - Hydra HDR Imaging
 - Photographic Multishot Techniques
 - George reviews Photoshop CS4
 - Deke McClelland goes One-on-One with InDesign CS4
 - Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers
 - Adobe Photoshop CS4 New Features
 - ImageFramer custom image framing
 - 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes
 - 7 Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3
 - Depth of Field or Focus Fall-Off Photoshop Tutorial
 - Easy Photo Fixes with Photoshop
 - Genuine Fractals – Blow up those JPGs
 - Balancing the light in Night Scenes with a single-step lighting adjustment
 - Photoshop and the Motion Blur
 - How to make Photoshop Mirror Reflections
 - Clipping from one, and adding to the other!
 - Creating your own Custom Drop Shadows
 - Creating Black & White from Color
 - How to Save Dark, Underexposed Photos
 - Degrading Color for Hand Tint Look: Gradient Map
 - Photoshop’s “Match Color”
 - Painter: Photo to Woodcut
 - One Photo to Many: Collage Mosaic
 - Using Photoshop with Painter
 - Photoshop Madness: Type & Lettering Tutorial Hell
 - Outlining Type: What’s Right or Wrong
 - Photoshop’s Photo Filter Adjustment Layer
 - Spot Adjustments using a Mask
 - Pop an image out of the border
 - Harrys Filters: collection of 11 freeware plugins with various effect
 - Learning: Separations for Screen Printing
 - Removing Backgrounds and Selecting hair and fine details in Photoshop
 - QuickFix & Color Corrections using Photoshop Elements
 - Photoshop Blending Photos to Sketches
 - Photoshop’s Artistic Watercolor Filter
 - Photoshop: Carved in Wood
 - Photoshop: Changing Colors to show the client the finished lettering job
 - Photoshop: Clipping Path makes a Hole in the Doughnut
 - Photoshop: Saving an old, faded photo
 - Removing Backgrounds 2: Save Shadows
 - Layer Mask: Merging Photos and Making Masks
 - Setting a HEX color for GIF format graphics
 - Photoshop question of the year: Removing White Backgrounds
 - Photoshop: Text Mask to Embossed Watermark for Photos
 - Photoshop: Place an Image into Text



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April 13, 2010

104 Excellent Flash Tutorials

Here are 104 excellent Flash Tutorials from foundation-flash.com. These are all free and include 18 Flash video tutorials. They begin by introducing the Flash interface and demonstrating the most important Flash fundamentals, and then move to more advanced features and Flash topics. Many of these Flash tutorials use game development of their subject. All of the topics are detailed and explained thoroughly so they’re easy to understand, even those covering advanced features.


18 Flash Video Tutorials


 - Interface
 - The Timeline / Layers
 - The Toolbox
 - The Align Panel
 - The Library Panel
 - Motion Tweening
 - Shape Tweening
 - Blurring
 - Publish Settings
 - Setting Document Class
 - The Stop Action
 - Gradient Fills
 - Easing and Rotation
 - Motion Guides
 - Masking
 - Buttons
 - Button Coding
 - Interface (CS4)


Basic Flash Tutorials
These tutorials will teach you how to tween, animate, and much more. They contain no Actionscript code.

 - Intro to Flash / Download
 - The Interface
 - The Timeline
 - The Toolbox
 - The Align and Library Panels
 - Motion Tweening
 - Shape Tweening
 - Easing, Rotation and Motion Guides
 - Movie Clips
 - Buttons
 - Masking
 - How to link library symbols
 - Angles and Lengths
 - Reverse Angles
 - Blur filter tween
 - Shape Hints
 - SWF protection
 - Bitmap to vector
 - Backwards compatibility


ActionScript 3 Tutorials

ActionScript 3 is more recent than ActionScript 2 and is availabe with CS3 or later.

 - Setting up a project for later
 - Must Read Basics
 - Function/Method Declaration.
 - Drawing a circle
 - enterFrame Event
 - More and altering events
 - Using an image from the library
 - Understanding Depth
 - String Functions
 - Drawing by Mouse
 - Simple HitTest
 - Move to Mouse
 - Setting Depth
 - Pong (1) – Handling the Keyboard
 - Pong (2) – Fast paced action
 - Pong (3) – Creating our rally
 - A Friendly guide to the Timer class
 - Packages
 - Pong (4) – Scoring our game
 - More Useful String Functions
 - Avoider (1) – Setting up
 - Avoider (2) – The Player
 - Avoider (3) – Targets, scoring
 - Avoider (4) – Finishing up: Enemies
 - Debugging
 - Compiler Errors
 - Runtime Errors
 - Dragging & Dropping
 - Basic Sound In AS3
 - Custom Cursors
 - Rotation in AS3
 - Command Line
 - Digital Clock
 - URL-Loading Button
 - Analog Clock
 - Classes (and farms!)
 - Point-and-Click Game
 - Gravity and bounce


ActionScript 2 Tutorials

Use these tutorials if you have Adobe Flash 8 or earlier.

 - The STOP Action
 - URL Direction Button
 - Arrow-Key Movement
 - Number Matching Game
 - Duplication
 - Custom Cursors
 - How to refer to symbols in ActionScript
 - Simple Hittest
 - Functions
 - Removing Movie Clips
 - Arcade Game
 - Arcade Game Bullets
 - Swish timings
 - Drawing by mouse
 - Rotation in Flash
 - Gravity and Bounce
 - Sound Manipulation
 - Hiding the right-click menu
 - Turret game (1) – The turret
 - Turret game (2) – A slight detour
 - XML in Flash


ActionScript Concepts

These tutorials demonstrate the proamming language constructs of ActionScript: if, else, try, for, while, var, etc.

 - Traces and Comments
 - Variables: Info Stores
 - For Loops
 - Arrays
 - If, Else and Else If
 - While loops
 - Array Functions
 - Try, Catch and Finally
 - Constructor function



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April 8, 2010

InDesign Reference Guide

Here is a InDesign Reference Guide, hosted by Ohio University, that explains various Indesign features and concepts such as palettes, preferences, nonprinting guides and color swatches. Adobe InDesign CS2 is a professional document layout program. It is an excellent application for working with documents that feature complex formatting and/or multiple pages, such as newsletters, resumes, reports, and handouts. Quick layouts for creating magazines, packaging a document, working with fonts, using the story editor, scaling graphics and alignment are also discussed by this tutorial reference. 


InDesign Reference Guide  (14 pages, 282kb)
 - What is Adobe InDesign?
 - To Start Adobe InDesign 
 - Open an Existing Publication
 - Customize InDesign Preferences
 - Using The Toolbox
 - InDesign Palettes
 - Create a New InDesign Publication
 - Modify the Document Setup
 - Nonprinting Guides
 - Zoom Tool
 - Hand Tool
 - Drawn Objects and Frames
 - Corner Effects
 - Stroke and Fill
 - Graphic File Formats
 - Place Graphics
 - Fitting Graphics in Frames
 - Scale Graphics
 - Move Graphics
 - Rotate Graphics
 - Crop Graphics
 - Place Text
 - Thread Text Frames
 - Format Text
 - Story Editor
 - Customize Story Editor Preferences
 - Check Spelling
 - Format Text in Columns
 - Align and Justify Text Vertically
 - Drop Cap
 - Create a Color Swatch
 - Change the Color of Text
 - Preview Mode
 - Save a Publication
 - Undo or Revert
 - Type Text On a Path
 - Apply Effects To Text On a Path
 - Change the Opacity (Transparency)
 - Story Editor
 - Optical Margin Alignment
 - Wrapping Text
 - Apply a Drop Shadow
 - Remove a Drop Shadow
 - Stack Objects
 - Group Objects
 - Pull Quote
 - Add a Stroke (Border) to the Frame
 - Export an Open Document to PDF
 - Packaging a Document
 - High Resolution OU Graphics



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March 29, 2010

3 Dreamweaver Reference Guides

Here are 3 Dreamweaver Reference Guides, hosted by Ohio University, that provide details and understanding on several Dreamweaver features. Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development application for both Windows and Mac operating systems. The features discussed here include the basics of Dreamweaver CS3, Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver MX, CSS and Dreamweaver templates. These Dreamweaver tutorial referencecs are in pdf format and can be downloaded and saved for later use.


Dreamweaver Reference Guide  15 pages, 378 KB
This guide introduces the working of the internet and Dreamweaver, the planning of web sites, creating web sites and adding contents to the web site.

 - Introduction to the Internet
 - Planning Web Sites
 - Introduction to Dreamweaver
 - Creating a Web Site
 - Creating a Basic Web Page
 - Adding Content to a Page


Dreamweaver Advanced Reference Guide  8 pages 197 KB
This guide introduces users to forms, frames and rollover images. It also explains how these items can be used in a web page.

 - What is a FORM
 - What Is a FRAME
 - What is a ROLLOVER IMAGE


Dreamweaver Shortcut Keys
This guide is a quick and easy way to get to know the keyboard shortcuts in Dreamweaver.



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March 22, 2010

3 Photoshop Reference Guides

Here are 3 Photoshop Reference Guides, hosted by Ohio University, that delve into the intricacies of working with Photoshop and working with it at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, depending on user experience. Each guide explains and details various Photoshop features, tools and workflows and are designed in such a way to help you easily understand and use them immediately. Each of these Photoshop references is in pdf format.


Photoshop Introduction Reference Guide 19 pages, 994 Kb
This Photoshop tutorial guide starts by introducing Photoshop and its interface, acquainting users with a file’s EXIF information, the File Browser and working with selections

 - Introduction
 - Starting Photoshop
 - Examining Photoshop
 - The File Browser
 - EXIF Information
 - Using Tools
 - Transforming Selections


Intermediate Photoshop Reference Guide 13 pages, 1.04 Mb
This Photoshop tutorial guide is a primer for intermediate users. This guide explains how to create a new image, working with layers, adding text and drawing in Photoshop

 - Building With Layers
 - Creating a New Image
 - Adding Text
 - Drawing with Photoshop
 - The Color Replacement Tool


Advanced Photoshop Reference Guide 14 pages, 975.25 Kb
This Photoshop tutorial guide details some advanced Photoshop features, namely working with masks, channels and resolution.

 - Using Masks
 - Channel Basics
 - Scanning Resolution



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March 15, 2010

Photoshop Elements Tutorial

Here is a nice Photoshop Elements Tutorial, at the University of the Incarnate Word. This Photoshop Elements tutorial includes instructions on how to scan images, and will give you insight into techniques for editing graphics using Photoshop Elements. The various scanning processes for different scanners are explained with screenshots. This tutorial teaches various features of Photoshop elements, as listed below, and also provides some tips for editing images in Office. The document is 4.10 Mb in size, is in pdf format, and contains 57 pages.


Photoshop Elements Tutorial
 - Photoshop and Scanners
 - Epson Scanning Basics
 - The HP Scanner
 - Scanning Images
 - Adobe Photoshop Elements
   - The Organizer, Photo Browser View
   - Editing images and graphics
   - Edit Window
   - Quick Fix Window
   - The Photo Organizer Find Menu
   - The Photo Editor
   - Editing Tools and Toolbars
   - The File, Image, and Enhance Editor Menus 
   - Editor Layer, Select, and Filter Menus
   - Editor View and Window Menus
   - Templates
 - Image Editing in Office
   - Screen Captures
   - Pasting Images
   - Resizing
   - Cropping



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January 26, 2010

eBooks for Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, and Dreamweaver

Here are 6 freely available ebooks covering 5 Adobe applications as linked here. These are Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, and Dreamweaver.


Adobe Application eBooks:

 - Photoshop Quick Reference ebook

 - Adobe Illustrator ebook

 - Fireworks ebook

 - Flash MX ebook

 - Flash ebook 2

 - Dreamweaver ebook



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January 20, 2010

3 Photoshop eBooks

Here are 3 Photoshop eBooks, one for Photoshop CS and two covering Photoshop CS2. These will teach you many of Photoshop’s features and tools and how to use them. The CS ebook deals mainly with photographs, the CS2 ebooks cover editing graphics and photos, and using many of the editing tools available in the application. These Photoshop ebooks are in pdf format.


 - Photoshop CS eBook

 - Photoshop CS2 eBook 1

 - Photoshop CS2 eBook 2



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January 12, 2010

Dreamweaver Course Materials

Here are some excellent Dreamweaver Course Materials at University of Minnesota. Dreamweaver is a web development application for Mac and Windows operating systems. These Dreamweaver course materials describe some of Dreamweaver’s new features, tips to quickly create and manage websites, incorporating Dreamweaver with an already existing site, using CSS and designing page layouts.


Dreamweaver CS3: Creating Basic Web Sites 7.67 Mb, 113 Pages
This Dreamweaver course materials discusses the creation of a new website, the use of a template, using formats and editing web pages.

 - LESSON 1 – CREATE A NEW SITE
 - LESSON 2 – CREATE A NEW PAGE
 - LESSON 3 – CREATE A PAGE HEADER
 - LESSON 4 – CREATE A PAGE BODY
 - LESSON 5 – CREATE A PAGE FOOTER
 - LESSON 6 – CREATE A CLASS STYLE
 - LESSON 7 – UPLOAD A NEW SITE TO A WEB SERVER
 - LESSON 8 – CREATE A TEMPLATE
 - LESSON 9 – USE A TEMPLATE
 - LESSON 10 – UPDATE A TEMPLATE
 - LESSON 11 – APPLY OTHER COMMONLY USED FORMATS TO CONTENT
 - LESSON 12 – SYNCHRONIZE A SITE
 - LESSON 13 – DETERMINE A WEB SITE’S FORMATTING
 - LESSON 14 – SET UP DREAMWEAVER TO WORK WITH AN EXISTING SITE
 - LESSON 15 – EDIT WEB PAGES FORMATTED WITH HTML
 - APPENDIX A – TURN OFF THE CSS EDITING OPTION
 - APPENDIX B – RGB HEX TRIPLETS


Dreamweaver CS3: Creating Basic Web Pages Intro Handout 803.6 Kb, 2 Pages
This Dreamweaver course material explains to users how quickly create web pages along with their structure, containers, content and the best practices followed in designing them.

 - THE BASIC EQUATION FOR A WEB PAGE
 - STRUCTURE / CONTAINERS
 - CONTENT
 - BEST PRACTICES


Dreamweaver CS3: CSS for Presentation 1.46 Mb, 79 Pages
This Dreamweaver course material provides information on using CSS within Dreamweaver, CSS features, its basics, and how to implement control over various functionalities of a web page.

 - LESSON 1 – CASCADING STYLE SHEET BASICS
 - LESSON 2 – CREATE A NEW STYLE SHEET
 - LESSON 3 – CREATE CLASS STYLES
 - LESSON 4 – CREATE CSS STYLE RULES FOR HYPERLINKS
 - LESSON 5 – ADDING STYLE SHEET TO ADDITIONAL PAGES
 - LESSON 6 – USE CSS TO CONTROL BACKGROUND IMAGES (OPTIONAL)
 - LESSON 7 – ADD CSS TO A SITE THAT PREVIOUSLY USED HTML FORMATTING (OPTIONAL)
 - APPENDIX A – CSS PROPERTIES
 - APPENDIX B – GLOSSARY


Dreamweaver CS3: CSS for Page Layout 8.29 Mb, 184 Pages
This 184 page Dreamweaver course material discusses the preparation of web page layout using CSS, column creation, creation of a printer style sheet and creating a callout box.

 - LESSON 1 – PREP A TABLE-BASED LAYOUT FOR A CSS LAYOUT
 - LESSON 2 – APPLY CSS RULES FOR A BASIC FIXED-WIDTH CSS LAYOUT
 - LESSON 3 – REFINE THE FOOTER LAYOUT
 - LESSON 4 – CREATE THE TWO COLUMNS
 - LESSON 5 – CREATE A FAUX COLUMN
 - LESSON 6 – CREATE A HORIZONTAL NAVIGATION BAR
 - LESSON 7 – CSS FOR DESIGN: AN UNORDERED LIST INCOGNITO
 - LESSON 8 – CREATE A PRINTER STYLE SHEET
 - LESSON 9 – CREATE A 3 COLUMN LAYOUT
 - LESSON 10 – SET A MINIMUM WIDTH FOR A LIQUID LAYOUT
 - LESSON 11 – CREATE A CALLOUT BOX WITH ROUNDED EDGES
 - LESSON 12 – CREATE A VERTICAL NAVIGATION BAR (EXTENDED LESSON)
 - APPENDIX A – DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL: RESOURCES ON WHICH TO BUILD YOUR CSS LAYOUT
 - APPENDIX B – THE BOX MODEL
 - APPENDIX C – GREAT RESOURCES FOR CSS LAYOUTS


Class Files (.zip)
This section contains the class file for the above course materials that can be downloaded and view at leisure later.

 - Dreamweaver CS3: Creating Basic Web Pages
 - Dreamweaver CS3: CSS for Presentation
 - Dreamweaver CS3: CSS for Page Layout



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January 11, 2010

3 Photoshop Tutorials

Here are 3 Photoshop Tutorials, hosted at the University of Pennylvania Library. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program and is the current market leader in image manipulation software. These Photoshop tutorials discuss the basics of Photoshop, and also several intermediate features, such as Layers and the Crop Tool in Photoshop.


Photoshop Basics
This tutorial discusses the bare basics for Photoshop, such as what Photoshop is, where to get it, different file formats, image resolution and selection tools. This tutorial can be downloaded for later reference. The course explains the below features of Photoshop.

 - What Photoshop is and where to get it
 - The basics of image resolution and file formats
 - How to use the Photoshop interface
 - How to paint and erase
 - How to use the selection tools
 - Basic techniques for retouching your photos and improving image quality


Photoshop, Beyond the Basics: Intro to Layers
This tutorial discusses Layers in Photoshop and how it is used effectively in images. Layers are used to add opacity, masks and styles. This section also explains the different types of layers, such as normal, background, type and adjustment layers. The workshop hand outs can be downloaded here. This workshop explains the below topics.

 - What layers are and why they are useful
 - How to use the Layers palette
 - How to create, move, reorder, and align/distribute layers
 - About layer opacity
 - About different types of layers, such as the background, normal layers, and type layers, and adjustment layers.
 -  About layer masks
 - How to add layer styles


Using the Crop Tool in Photoshop
This tutorial imparts knowledge on the Crop tool and how it is effectively used to crop sections of an image. This tutorial can be downloaded for later use.



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November 18, 2009

11 Photoshop Tutorials

Here are 11 Photoshop Tutorials, located at handson. These Photoshop tutorials discuss and demonstrate various Photoshop features and tools, such as effects, transparency, backgrounds, colors, masks, and texture wrapping. All of these tutorials can be downloaded and saved for later use.


11 Photoshop Tutorials:

Glass effects
This tutorial imparts knowledge to users on the glass effect and how it can be created in Photoshop.

Drop shadows
This tutorial shows users how to effectively use shadows on images and how shadows can have many variations.

Lighting effects
The lighting effects discussed here show users how to work with the various lighting effects available in Photoshop.

Transparency
Transparency is used by designers between layers and this tutorials show how to use them well.

Dealing with High contrast backgrounds
This tutorials show how to work with high contrast backgrounds and how to use them in Photoshop.

Tiled backgrounds
This tutorial explains how to use tiled backgrounds when working with Photoshop.

216 colors
This tutorial shows how to work with 216 colors when working with GIFs in Photoshop.

Nifty little insert bars
Working with insert bars in Photoshop is discussed in detail in this tutorial.

Lighting effects – Button mask
The tutorial explains working with button masks with a lighting effect in Photoshop.

Lighting effects – more on masks
This tutorial discusses other masks and effects available on masks in Photoshop.

Texture wrapping
This tutorial explains how textures can be wrapped around an object or a shape.



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