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These Adobe Premiere CS5 Tutorial videos are the ideal way for users to quickly advance their working knowledge of this powerful video editing application. Taught by a leading Adobe expert, practical working files also accompany this self-paced CAD training series.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Tutorial Video
A new Adobe Premiere Pro video course lets users learn real world video editing skills from an experienced videographer and trainer. The tutorials highlight basic skills as well as the exciting new features Adobe has included with its latest release.
New to Premiere Pro CS5: Adobe’s Mercury Playback Engine
The most anticipated new features of Adobe Premiere Pro and for many users the entire Creative Suite 5 are the hardware optimizations for both the Mac and Windows versions of Premiere. At the heart of the update is 64-bit technology and multi-core support, allowing powerful modern CPUs to ease the burden of rendering and effects processing. In addition to this support, Adobe has implemented new options for graphics cards, leveraging the efficiencies in Nvidia’s CUDA technology for processing high definition content. In combination, these changes have amounted to what Adobe is calling the Mercury Playback Engine.
While major software revisions typically mean lower performance on older hardware, systems with the proper processor and graphics configurations can see their large projects open up to ten times faster due to the power of the native 64-bit software design. Another goal of the Mercury Playback Engine is reduced rendering time, and in some cases, the complete elimination of rendering for previews of sequences utilizing certain effects. Color correction and motion control, for example, are handled directly by the compatible Nvidia GPU and displayed in real time.
Even users without the recommended video cards will notice improvements in rendering efficiency and results. With Premiere Pro CS5, the software engineers at Adobe have once again listened to feedback from their professional user base to bring practical improvements to their product line.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Tutorial Video
This Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Tutorial Video course focuses on new features as well as the core functionality used every day. Developed as a complete skills tutorial for beginners and intermediate users, it is an excellent solution for digital video newcomers and those who may have used other video editing software in the past.
Led by top instructor Mark Struthers, the Premiere Pro training video series offers expert guidance through the entire creative cycle, starting initially with configuration and import considerations and going through titling, output formats and more. Some of the topics included within these hands-on lessons are Creative Razor Editing, Markers and Notes, Photoshop Imports, Rendering, Spacial Properties, Keyframing, Utilizing Audio, Adding Textual Effects, and more.
One unique aspect of the Premiere Pro CS5 Tutorial Video is its ability to serve as a quick and easy reference even after you have finished the course. Because the training is split into 108 subject-focused lessons, it’s quite easy to review any topic in a matter of minutes. This allows you to continue improving your understanding and skills, well after your first viewing of the training course.
Ordering options include a standard training package on CD / DVD shipped to your home or business as well as a new streaming video option that lets viewers instantly watch from any broadband-enabled computer. More information and a free demo are available online Adobe Illustrator CS5 Training video
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator CS4 from one of the world’s leading trainers, from the comfort of your own desk.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Training
This unique Adobe Illustrator CS4 Tutorial Video series teaches you how to use the latest version of Adobe’s vector graphics editing software in an expert-designed, intuitive video course. Whether you’re a true beginner or someone who has worked with vector graphics before, these lessons start by introducing you to the enhanced user interface and basic functions and gradually move up to more advanced features, so that you gain a working knowledge that you can build upon as you get further in the course. And the convenient way the videos are split up allows users already familiar with the basics to easily skip ahead and pick up right where they need the most help without having to sit through needless review.
The tutorials train you by directly showing you how Illustrator CS4 works, with a full real-time view of the application that appears on screen just as it does on our own computer. And the included working files make it easy for you to follow along with the lessons, providing a degree of interactivity that not only makes things more interesting but also increases your retention of the skills.
Illustrator CS4: Designed for the Future
As the convergence of traditional and web-based media continues, Adobe has been actively working to meet the changing needs of content professionals in their Creative Suites. Offering immense versatility with their ability to seamlessly scale without compromising their integrity, vector designs have a major role in traditional companies wishing to cross-pollinate their logos and presentations across multiple formats as well as design and creative professionals wanting to simultaneously release their work onto the web and today’s mobile devices.
CS4 marks the best-integrated set of tools across its product line, and this holds particularly true for Illustrator CS4. Adding to to the excellent support for Photoshop and the video production tools centered around Adobe Premiere Pro, the software engineers at Adobe have increased integration with Flash CS4, InDesign CS4, and Adobe’s Flex 3 format. It’s now easier than ever to bring Illustrator art into InDesign layouts, even files using the new multiple page option, and edit with InDesign tools. Or perform simple copy-and-pastes between Illustrator and Flash while preserving the full properties of Illustrator files.
Aside from beefing up its integration, Illustrator CS4 also boasts many updates that simply make the program more powerful and easy to use. The new artboards feature allows you to finally work with multiple pages within one file. New tools for working with gradients and the ability to layer brush paths for more smoothly filled drafting lines are new assets in the designer’s arsenal. And the ability to use Smart Guides and work with more effects directly through the Appearance Panel increases the efficiency with which you’ll be able to get your projects done.
Adobe Illustrator CS4’s new and improved features are only as useful as you know how to use them. These unique video tutorials will make sure you can use them to their full advantage.
For users who prefer a practical hands-on approach to learning we have Adobe Illustrator CS3 Tutorial Videos. These training courses come complete with working files and show how to use Illustrator step-by-step. Adobe Illustrator CS3 Training Videos .
This Illustrator CS3 Tutorial can be downloaded in a zip file from here
Illustrator Tutorial – Type on a Path
Type can be displayed in an infinite amount of ways and Illustrator helps you to explore them with a wide range of tools. In this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial I’m going to explain how to place your type on a path, which instantly opens up a massive number of possibilities to experiment with. This Tutorial is suitable for versions CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4
To begin with, download this Allstar font and install it on your system. We’re going to use this font to simulate lettering on a car tyre. For the purposes of this tutorial I’ve illustrated a simple car tyre; a series of concentric circles and some nobbles.
Draw a circle, aligned centrally with the tyre. This is the path our type is going to flow along.
Now select the Type on a Path Tool as shown below.
Click somewhere on the circle you’ve recently created. Wherever you click is where your text is going to begin, though this can be edited later. Use the Character palette (Window > Type > Character) to select the Allstar font, choose to have it white, then type something appropriate.
Now we’re going to change the baseline of the text so that the path runs along it’s centre. With your text on a path object selected go to Type > Type on a Path > Type on a Path Options to open up the dialogue as shown below.
Choose to Align the path to the ‘Center’ and click OK. You can clearly see that the alignment of the type has changed. It will now remain vertically centred along the path regardless of the font size.
The type on a path can also be edited and repositioned in a number of ways. To demonstrate this, take your Direct Selection tool and move to one of the handles at the beginning of the text. The mouse cursor will change () to denote that you’re hovering over the type path handle. Click and drag it along the path and in doing so you’ll alter the starting point of your text.
Should you want to, it’s also possible to use the Direct Selection tool to flip the text on your path. Click and drag the central handle (again the mouse cursor will change). By pulling it inwards towards the centre of the circle, you’ll flip the text upside down. Note how it still remains vertically centred along the path.
So there you have it, the basis of Type on a Path. Go and play with it and you’ll uncover it’s limitless uses.
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