Claudia McCue (Practicalia.net) spent more than 25 years in real-world print production -- from paste-up through early electronic prepress to current Mac & PC systems. She now specializes in teaching both creative and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves or others. She is the author of "Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications" (Peachpit Press, 2009), and "Fearless Flash: Use Adobe® InDesign® CS5 and the Tools You Already Know to Create Engaging Web Documents" (Adobe Press, 2010). She is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. Read her blog at www.claudiamccue.com. When she's not nose-down in the keyboard writing, she can be found riding country roads on her motorcycle, trying to clear up writer's block.
- Features: Written by Claudia McCue on February 28, 2011This how-to originally appeared on Practicalia.net. Photoshop offers Warp, which allows you to bend artwork. Warp is great for cylindrical mapping, or bending art in a flag-like wave. The Liquify filter allows you to push pixels around as if you were working with wet finger paint. But to place artwork realistically on an irregular surface, you need Displacement Maps.
- Features: Written by Claudia McCue on January 3, 2011This article originally appeared in InDesign Magazine #38, October/November 2010. Subscribe now! If you’ve longed to have flying text in your page layouts, your dream has come true: InDesign CS5 now offers interactive features that previously were available only to those willing to plumb the depths of Flash Professional.
- Features: Written by Claudia McCue on April 13, 2007
Excerpted from "Real World Print Production." Copyright © 2007. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.
- Features: Written by Claudia McCue on May 12, 2004