Friday, November 5, 2010

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Tip -Export frame from Source and Program Monitors

The Export Frame buttons in the Source and Program Monitors offer a rapid frame export workflow that bypasses the Adobe Media Encoder. Position the playhead at the desired location in a clip or sequence and click the Export Frame button. In the Export Frame dialog name the exported frame, choose a file format, and browse to a location for saving the exported still image to disk.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

After Effects CS5 Tip - Align your layers to composition features

To align selected layers to the center or edge of a composition, choose Composition in the Align Layers To drop-down menu in the Align panel (Window>Align), and then click the icon corresponding to the desired type of alignment.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Tip - Punch out holes in your extrusions!

When you have any of the 3D tools active, you can turn on 3D overlays from the bottom of the 3D panel to view the 3D Axis (the widget for manipulating meshes, lights, and cameras), light widgets, material and mesh bounding boxes, and a ground plane. Go to Photoshop (PC: Edit)>Preferences>3D to change overlay settings. To use the 3D Axis for meshes, lights, or cameras, select the right tool to invoke the 3D Axis for that property. For example, when you select one of the 3D Light tools in the 3D (Lights) panel and click on a light widget, the 3D Axis will now rotate and move the selected light.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Tip -No more related file overload

If you're working with a dynamic CMS framework such as WordPress or Drupal, you may find yourself overwhelmed with files in your Related Files bar. Click the icon to the far right of the Related Files bar to filter your view options-by file type, or even better, by custom filter. Only working with your design? Turn off all file types besides CSS. Need to find just the WordPress core PHP files? Create a custom filter for "wp-*.php," and you'll see only those files in your Related Files bar.