Shortcut for fast PDF page navigation

Of all the shortcuts you need to know, being able to quickly jump to a particular page in a PDF is most important. Let’s say you have a 43 page PDF and you’re reviewing it with someone by phone. They ask you to jump to page 30, and you’re on page 1. How quickly can…

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ePublishing Workflow Webinar

The Digital Publishing market is exploding, so it’s now more important than ever to learn how to create e-books, e-magazines, e-catalogs, and more. The ePublishing Workflow Webinar will give you the skills you need to stay relevant and on top of this second digital publishing revolution. Keep reading ePublishing Workflow Webinar on Pariah Burke Publishing…

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Designing Pages in Dreamweaver with CSS3

 All the hype about HTML5 and CSS3 has Web designers chomping at the keyboard to make the Web more beautiful. With all of the warnings that these cool new features may not be ready for prime time, what should you do today? Here are a few of my favorite new CSS3 techniques that work well…

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5 Ways to Optimize Your PDF for SEO

PDF is an excellent format for many business materials that you post on your company website, such as flyers, resumes, company statistics, product information, and so on. Many business owners, however, feel that they cannot or should not use PDFs on their website for fear of hurting their search engine rankings. In actuality, PDFs can…

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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial

I’ve uploaded a Zip file containing two Photoshop exercise files and a PDF step-by-step guide to help Photoshop users overcome their fear (or hatred) of the Pen Tool. Here’s the link on the Practicalia website. It uses some simple geometric shapes, starting with straight segments and corner points, then moves up to curved segments. To…

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Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator

Typography is not only an all-important aspect of design, it is also an art form in and of itself. Choosing the right font, the perfect spacing and even the correct shape of text can be an important factor as to whether a project fails or succeeds. Although Illustrator is not really used for multiple-paged projects, many would agree that…

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Web Video, YouTube Gets A Boost With Adobe Flash Player 10.2

The secret sauce in Flash Player 10.2 is called Stage Video, a hardware accelerator that allows websites to speed up the video delivery process. “Stage Video can effortlessly play beautiful 1080p HD video with just 1-15% CPU usage on a common Mac or Windows computer,” Adobe product manager Tom Nguyen wrote in a blog post…

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Two really useful shortcuts in Acrobat

Spending the time to learn shortcuts will help you get the most out of any software, and that’s especially true of Acrobat. Here’s a quick tip from PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson that makes use of two important shortcuts…

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Mastering Photoshop: Noise, Textures, Gradients and Rounded Rectangles

  Often, it’s the little details that turn a good layout into a great design; details such as subtle textures, shading and smooth shapes. Photoshop contains a vast array of tools for embellishing a design, but choosing the right one isn’t always easy. Being the obsessive-compulsives that we are, we’ve conducted a huge range of experiments…

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