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When,Why and How to Use Split View in Adobe Acrobat DC (Video)

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There are many very useful features in Adobe Acrobat DC which are not well known. One of those features is the Split view from the Window menu. This command will create a new window with the same document and arrange windows one above another. Using Split view user can easily compare document pages and content for possible mistakes and duplicates. In this quick video tip, I will explain to you how to effectively use Split view with one of the real world examples/possible situations. Video tutorial Here is my video recording with real world example and steps how to create and remove Split view in Adobe Acrobat DC. Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Acrobat DC Reference : Adjusting PDF views

Adobe Add-ons is Evolving to Adobe Exchange

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Adobe Add-ons is constantly evolving to meet user needs and to provide the best user experience on the market. The next major upgrade will be on March 5th, 2018 when Adobe Add-ons will be upgraded to Adobe Exchange . The site is being completely rebuilt both the partner portal and the user website to provide users and partners a better experience, better SEO optimization, and better showcase options. Another purpose of the new website is to merge Creative Cloud , Document Cloud and Experience Cloud under one umbrella that will make things easier and more convenient for all Adobe partners and customers. In this post, I will give you quick intro into what is coming and what will be improved for Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud customers and partners. What's new for the users (customers) and partners (contributors) There will be lots of improvements for customers and partners on new Adobe Exchange. Let me mention important dates: 13th October 2017 i

Free Rainbow Fairy Ice Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Rainbow Fairy Ice seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with  .pat  extension and can be used in  Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . Patterns are useful for the Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies section  and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free . Patterns in this package are created using  The Best Photoshop Plugin :  Filter Forge . There are and so many other  cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop . What is included in the package Package contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Rainbow Fairy Ice 1 Rainbow Fairy Ice 2 Rainbow Fairy Ice 3 Rainbow Fairy Ice 4 Rainbow Fairy Ice 5

How to Copy/Paste Interactions in Adobe Experience Design CC

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There are some really cool improvements with August 2017 update when it comes to Prototype mode and interactions ( links to other artboards or pages ) in Experience Design CC . New thing or option is to copy/paste interactions . Interaction can be pasted to single or multiple objects which are on different artboards. It is simplifying and speeding up the process of linking or connecting pages in app/site since we are almost always using same buttons or icons to link to home or some other important pages. Another cool feature is that wire ( links to other artboards/pages ) will be copied along with the object in Prototype mode. How to copy and paste interactions in Prototype mode in Experience Design CC Copy/paste interactions are a two-step process: you need to copy already set interaction which can be pasted to object or multiple objects on different artboards. Here are the steps: The very first thing is to activate Prototype mode by clicking on Prototype tab or by pres

Better Way to Use Contact Sheet in Adobe Photoshop (Video)

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Contact Sheet 2 is free script included with Photoshop installation. Contact Sheet is a quick and easy way to create a page(s) with a thumbnail preview of the files and captions arranged in a grid layout. It can be useful to showcase your work or ideas to friends, colleagues, clients or collaborators. Besides that heavy job of creating and distributing thumbnails and captions will be done by script there are and lots of customization possibilities since the user can instruct Photoshop to create the layered file. That's the better way to use the script: simply turn off: Flatten All Layers in Contact Sheet 2 dialog and customization options are endless. If you have a question: which file types can be used? The answer is any supported file type like: JPG , PNG , PSD , TIFF ... Video tutorial how to use Contact Sheet 2 script n Adobe Photoshop CC Here is my video recording with detailed instructions why and how to use Contact Sheet 2 . I have included an example of customi

Free Tangled Intarsia Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Tangled Intarsia seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with  .pat  extension and can be used in  Photoshop and Photoshop Elements . Patterns are useful for the Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies section  and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free . Patterns in this package are created using  The Best Photoshop Plugin :  Filter Forge . There are and so many other  cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop . What is included in the package Package contains set of 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px. Preview of all patterns included in the package Tangled Intarsia 1 Tangled Intarsia 2 Tangled Intarsia 3 Tangled Intarsia 4 Tangled Intarsia 5

The Difference Between Image and Canvas Size in Photoshop

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There are two similar commands in Photoshop's Image menu: Image Size and Canvas Size . Although similar in the name and functionality, those commands differ and knowing the difference will help you decide which command you should use for a particular situation. In this tutorial, I will explain the difference between Canvas and Image Size and give you example situations when to use each of those commands. What is the difference The main difference is that Image > Canvas Size command is adding or subtracting from the image canvas area without to affect existing pixels. When using Image > Image Size command you will always affect existing pixels. If you have pixel based layers, some of the interpolation methods will be used and pixels will be changed permanently. When and how to use Image Size Image Size dialog is suitable when you want to resample image: either to downsample ( make the image smaller ) or upsample ( make the image bigger ). It is routine fo

Assets Panel in Experience Design CC

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Starting with August 2017 update for Experience Design CC (Beta) we have new Assets panel. It is former Symbols panel with extended functionality: in Assets panel users can save: colors , character styles along with symbols . The main advantage of new features which are added is that users can edit and instantly update colors and character styles throughout entire document ( canvas ) which usually contains multiple artboards with multiple pages and different device screen sizes. How to save color, character style, and symbol in Assets panel There are only three (3) easy steps to save asset in Assets panel: Open Assets panel by clicking on its icon in the toolbox (second icon from bottom) on the right side of the screen or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Y . Select object with color, character style or object which you want to save as a symbol. Click on the plus ( + ) sign on the right side of: Colors , Character Styles or Symbols . How to edit color o

Folded Photo Free PSD Template

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Today I have to share  Folded Photo PSD mockup or template. Provided file is layered, fully editable and can be used in  Photoshop CS6 and any later version . The mockup is created to help you when posting your photos online or to be used in print/epub material as a part of the publication. Instead of boring plain photos on your Facebook wall or in your publication, you can place the photo in the provided mockup and make things more interesting and more appreciated. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in  freebies section  and on my site  Photoshop Plus > Free . What is included in the package Package contains PSD file, Photoshop actions and PDF help file with detailed instructions ( in case you need them ). Folded Photo PSD Templates from Bojan Živković Buy full version of Folded Photo PSD Templates If you like template then please consider buying full version of Folded Photo PSD Templates with 11 different te

Creative Cloud Libraries Panel Available in Experience Design CC

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Starting with August 22, 2017, update for Experience Design CC we have a new panel which is well known to Adobe users: Creative Cloud Libraries . For now, we can use colors and character styles created in other Adobe applications like Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe is promising to keep adding support for other elements like graphics and it is to believe them so start familiarizing with shared Libraries and start using advantage which offers this excellent Creative Cloud feature. How to save color and character style using Libraries panel For this demonstration, I will use Adobe Photoshop although you can use Illustrator or InDesign to save color and character style using the exact same procedure. Save color in Libraries When saving color you must select a vector based object with fill color then to click on the plus ( + ) sign in the bottom left corner of Window > Libraries panel. Otherwise, with the pixel based layer selected you will be able to save only Foregrou

Free Download Material Design Sticker Sheets & Icons for Adobe Products

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Material design is more and more popular among designers. To make things easier for everyone Google has developed Sticker sheets & icons which are available for free. What is even better for Adobe users is that components can be downloaded as files in native formats: .ai ( Illustrator ), .psd ( Photoshop ), .aep ( After Effects ) and .xd ( Experience Design CC ). How to download Material Design Sticker sheets and icons To download sticker sheets & icons visit page: Resources– Sticker sheets & icons which is part of Material Design site . There are separate components downloads for Photoshop , Illustrator , Experience Design CC and After Effects in the Components section. Do not forget to check and other sections: System icons , Product icons and Icon library . How to use Material Design Sticker sheets and icons After downloading files simply open them in a native application. If you do not have Roboto font installed on your system you can