Ai Tips- Live Gradient Type- 1

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I’m going to start new Adobe Illustrator CS5 tips, of them on how to maintain alive type while having gradient, we know that gradients are hard to apply to a live type, so here comes the first one:
– Draw a rectangle
– Apply your desired gradient on it
– Define this rectangle as a graphic style, (by dragging it to the Graphic Styles panel)
– Apply this style on your live type.



Tiny Bridge tip!

I found this so helpful when copying and pasting from within Adobe Bridge.
– Copy a file in Bridge
– Option Click(right-click)
– choose paste to

This should give you a list of your latest pasting places.

Handy handy!

20 Years of Photoshop

For 20 years, the world has used Adobe Photoshop software to transform creative inspiration into nearly everything we see in print, online, and across media. It’s time to celebrate — and see what today’s Photoshop family of products can do for you


For the friends and clients of Ammar Midani
These tips are mainly aimed towards PC users although some will work for Mac users.

100 Tips by Ammaro


Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Your iPhone

Chosen by Apple as ‘New and Noteworthy’ on the iTunes App Store, this amazing new iPhone Application from Adobe Press allows you to learn Photoshop CS4 at the click of a button.
You’ll not only get two hours of high-quality video tutorials covering the most essential topics in Adobe Photoshop CS4, but you’ll also be able to test your progress with quizzes, bookmark any movie for later viewing, share tips and comments with other users, and much more. Introductory pricing of $1.99 is available for a limited time.

Adobe founders honored

President Barack Obama will present Adobe co-founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock® with the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation-the country’s highest honor for technological and scientific achievement-on October 7 at the White House. Chuck and John have been recognized for their “pioneering contributions that spurred the desktop publishing revolution and for changing the way people create and engage with information and entertainment across multiple mediums including print, web and video.” See the announcement from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

Flash & applications for IPhone + ( Flash CS5 public beta)

Flash Professional CS5 will enable you to build applications for iPhone and iPod touch using ActionScript 3. These applications can be delivered to iPhone and iPod touch users through the Apple App Store.