Design Tips Articles

  • Export Your Song: How to Share GarageBand Files

    June 17, 2016

    So, you've recorded and mixed a song in GarageBand. Now it’s time to share your song with the world. In its current state, your tune can only be played within GarageBand, so you need to export it — or “bounce it down” — to a single audio file that can be played in common audio applications. Here’s how to share GarageBand files with someone on your holiday list....

  • 5 Reasons to Use Photoshop Curves Instead of Levels

    May 2, 2016

    You may have heard that in Photoshop, Curves are better than Levels for adjusting the brightness and contrast, and for performing color corrections on your images. It’s true! You have much more editing control with Curves, as I show in my Lynda.com course Exploring Photoshop: Mastering Curves. Here are five reasons, with specific examples, of why you want to use...

  • Make a Stop Motion Movie on Your iPhone or iPad. It's Easy!

    May 1, 2016

    Stop motion animation was key to many of the first special effects in movies. Jason and the Argonauts wouldn’t be as memorable without Ray Harryhausen’s creatures, and who could forget the original King Kong or even fully animated movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas? What most appeals to me about stop motion, however, is that you don’t need a Hollywood...

  • Color Grading vs. Color Correction: What's the Difference?

    May 1, 2016

    In the history of the Indianapolis 500, Al Unser is in the top three of career Starts, Front Row Starts, Pole Position, Laps Led, and...

  • The Wicked Easy Way to Create a Table of Contents in Word

    May 1, 2016

    You already know that a table of contents makes it easier for your readers to work with long documents of 10 or more pages. They give...

  • Surprising ways to do a word count in InDesign: InDesign...

    May 1, 2016

    Adobe InDesign can provide a word count for any story, which is a great feature if you’re trying to stay under a certain editorial...