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The ABCs of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS) products have been around a long time – the first commercial CS program, Illustrator 88 (logo above), launched in 1986. Technology has come a long way since rat-tails, cassette tapes, and New Kids on the Block were in style. Like the New Kids, Adobe CS has grown with the times. Today, there are over 15 CS programs, offering tools for digital media, print, video, multimedia and more to create anything from basic graphic designs to the avant-garde.

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How to be Selective with Color: An Expert’s Photoshop Adjustment Secret

Vibrant color is one of the most important trademarks of my photography. I love viewing the lush variegated green tones of forest scenes, the luminescent red clouds in a sunset sky or the piercing blue eyes of a portrait subject. I’d like to share my favorite Photoshop secret for enhancing the color of my images. In fact, I use this adjustment on almost all of my photos before uploading them to the Web or making prints.

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Selections and That Darn Lasso Tool

Let’s start with the most basic of all selection tools, The Lasso Tool. This is the most talked about and hated tool in the tool bar. But here are some easy tips to make it a little more easy to use.

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Top 4 Re-touch Tools in Adobe Photoshop

The re-touch tools in Adobe Photoshop can help you to quickly remove any blemish in a photo or design. By understanding the tools a bit more, we can help you decide which is the right tool to fix the issue.

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New Masking feature in Photoshop. Where did the refine the edge tool go?

Masking is now handled using the ‘Select and Mask’ button. Inside of this dialog box, the Refine Edge tool still exists. The functionality and algorithm for the tool has been greatly improved by the Adobe team. Masking is actually better than ever, and, with a few short steps, you can take advantage of the newest version of this core feature.

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