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UX Training Classes

I’ve just returned after teaching a UX training class for clients creating apps and websites. I’m balancing my time between teaching UX design and working as a UX designer on a number of modern, responsive websites. While I enjoy the balance between … Continue reading

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Adobe Training Resources

Now that there are more than one million Adobe Creative Cloud users, I’ve assembled some Adobe training resources to help you get the most out of the Adobe CC apps and keep your career in the fast-lane with the skills … Continue reading

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Upcoming UX Training Classes and Workshops

If you’re interested in user experience design for the Web or apps, I’m leading several UX courses over the coming weeks, including a class this coming Thursday and Friday in Philadelphia. You can find complete details and registration information here: … Continue reading

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UX Design Class in NYC

I’m teaching a UX Design Class in NYC next week, June 17-18, at American Graphics Institute and there are a few open spot remaining. The course is titled Introduction to UX Design Principles and is perfect for designers, developers, business … Continue reading

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Photoshop Tutorial: Cropping an image using rule of thirds

There are many methods for cropping your image in Photoshop; in this Photoshop Tutorial we focus on the easiest method, but we crop with the use of a grid to help create a more dynamic image. If you want to … Continue reading

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Create a perfect circular border using shapes in Illustrator

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to build a custom border try this technique that uses any shape you want, along with the Rotate tool.  Take the shape that you want to use as a circular … Continue reading

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Resizing your selection (not your image) in Photoshop

I see users struggling to get just the right rectangular, or elliptical selection in Photoshop. Then painstakingly trying to add or delete the selection to get it just right. If this sounds familiar to you, try this great little feature. … Continue reading

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Making your Photoshop Brush tool harder and softer

Q: How can you control the size and hardness of the Brush tool in Photoshop with keyboard shortcuts? A. With the Brush tool in Photoshop Selected, you can make your brush size smaller or larger by pressing the left ([) … Continue reading

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Sharing the knowledge…

Even the most talented creative pros need help once in a while. That is why I have decided to post answers to some of the most common questions that I have been asked over the years. Send me some of … Continue reading

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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Review – Windows 8 laptop

I’ve been using my Windows 8 convertible tablet, and Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 RT and decided it was time to upgrade my Windows 7 laptop for a Windows 8 laptop. When I’m not doing UX work, I write books … Continue reading

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