By Chad Ritchie
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Video blog demonstrating various techniques using applications, including Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut, Motion Graphics and Web Design shortcuts.
|1||VideoCreate Web Friendly URL||In this video, learn how to create a web friendly url by setting up a Service using Automator.||16 1 13||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoEnable Text Selection in Quick Look||Today I posted on Twitter how to enable text selection in Quick Look. Afterwards, I received a couple messages asking "what is Quick Look?" So, I decided to make a how-to video demonstrating how simple this modification is using Terminal. Read more at http://www.chadritchie.net/enable-text-selection-in-quick-look/||21 5 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoQuickly Toggle Blend Modes in Photoshop||This tutorial shows how to quickly toggle through blend modes when making a selection in Photoshop.||27 2 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoMac 10.7 Lion Spotlight Tip - Finding the Path||This is a tip for Mac users using Mac 10.7 Lion. In previous versions of Mac OS X, when you hover over the file, folder, etc. in Spotlight, the path would be displayed. However, in 10.7 Lion that is no longer the case. I have found a shortcut that will display the path of the item you are searching for. Step 1 In spotlight, type the file or folder you are looking for. Step 2 Hover your mouse over the file, folder, app, etc. Step 3 A Quick Look dialog box will appear to the left. Step 4 While this Quick Look box is visible, hold down the command key and notice at the bottom of that Quick Look box the name of the file will appear. If you continue to hold the command key, the path of that file will appear. Step 5 To toggle between these options you can also include the alt/option key.||13 1 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoText Zoom In with Lens Flare using After Effects||In this tutorial, learn to create a title intro that features a text blur zoom in effect, followed by a cool lens flare—all using Adobe After Effects.||7 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoCreate Lower Third Motion Graphics Using Photoshop||Photoshop is the preferred editor of choice for many graphic designers, but did you know that you can animate Photoshop layers to create motion graphics? Using the Animation panel in Photoshop, you can create animations up to 10 seconds in length. Take a look at this video demonstrating this simple technique for creating basic motion graphics using Photoshop.||26 8 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoCreate a contact sheet using Adobe Bridge||Here is another option for creating a contact sheet for photography, video, web site screenshots or design layouts that does include the file name, watermark, header and footer options using Adobe Bridge.||22 7 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoQuick Contact Sheet using InDesign||Let’s say you want to create a quick contact sheet of some photos to send to a client or print as proofs. We will place twelve images into an evenly spaced grid on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet. To do so, choose File > Place>select your twelve images>Click Open to load the images into the cursor>Draw out a frame filling the area inside the margins. With your finger still holding down your left mouse button, tap the up arrow twice to split the frame into three rows. Now tap the right arrow three times to split the rows into four columns. Now release your mouse button. That's it! You now have twelve identical frames.||20 5 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoCreate a road using Illustrator||Technique demonstrating how to create a road using a single path, then saving as a graphic style in Adobe Illustrator.||13 5 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoAlign objects evenly around path using Illustrator||Simple technique demonstrating how to align objects evenly around path using Illustrator.||21 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoSimulate a Holga Camera Effect using Photoshop CS5||Simulate a quick Holga Camera Effect using Photoshop CS5 lens correction, high-pass and blur filters, curves and black & white adjustment layers.||1 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoSimulate a Lomo Camera Effect using Photoshop CS5||Simulate a quick Lomo camera effect using Photoshop CS5 lens correction filter and channel adjustments.||1 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoPixel Perfect Color Correction using Photoshop||This video demonstrates how to correct color right down to the exact pixel using Photoshop CS5.||1 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|