Jeremy Schultz

  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on August 29, 2011
    Pros: Selections are more precise. Interface is more streamlined. Effects look like they were created by hand, not by computer. Cons: As in previous versions, Snap Art does not work with CMYK images, only RGB. Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Some of Alien Skin's most inspiring products have been its artistic filters for Photoshop. The images they produce are artistic and organic, as if they were created by a human hand rather than a computer.
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on November 22, 2010
    Pros: Actions and the Action Wizard, improved customization for PDF Portfolios, simplified user interface that promotes efficiency. Cons: Unclear method for creating PDF Portfolio custom layouts, lack of Read Mode as an initial view, Acrobat X Suite is Windows only. Rating: 90/100
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on April 14, 2010
    The lines between industries and positions are so blurred in today's market that many graphic designers are called on to produce Web sites, videos, and interactive multimedia -- and sometimes all at once. Flash can handle part or all of these tasks, but what if you don't enjoy the analytical programming it requires? Then you may be a candidate for Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on October 7, 2009
    Score: 9/10 Pros: Faster filters with more realistic default settings than in version 1; new focus regions work well for reducing filter effects. Factory Settings category folders make organization much easier. Cons: CMYK is still not supported. New focus regions don't apply a true mask and don't apply multiple filter settings to an image.
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on April 20, 2009
    Rating: Varies     StudioPack CS4: 70     Slugger ID: 60     Cropster ID: 80     ProScale ID: 60     Greeker ID: 80 While Adobe InDesign is a great application, it's not complete: There are many tasks InDesign can't do or doesn't do well. Software company Gluon has tried to fill in a few of those gaps with StudioPack, a bundle of plug-ins that was recently updated to work with InDesign CS4. The bundle includes four plug-ins:
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on December 22, 2008
    Adobe Flash CS4 Professional introduced two important 3D tools, the 3D Translation and 3D Rotation Tools, which give you new skewing and perspective possibilities. Recently, I took advantage of these possibilities to create a presentation introduction that mimicked the scrolling yellow text that begins the Star Wars movies. Here's how to create this effect yourself. Step 1: Gather the Assets
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on November 13, 2008
    Photoshop Lightroom is an amazing application for anyone who needs to organize and tweak photos. If you haven't yet tried Lightroom 2 (or even if you have upgraded), you may not be aware of all of its cool new features. Here are five of my favorites. Apply a Graduated Filter
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on November 3, 2008
    Pros: Major new tools for 3D and inverse kinematics, Motion Editor, XFL file format, improved integration with other CS4 apps, easy authoring of Adobe AIR. Cons: Object-based animation model can be tricky, small 3D and inverse kinematics toolsets, weak Deco tool. Rating: 90
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on September 23, 2008
    CS4 Web Standard includes four applications:
    • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
    • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
    • Adobe Fireworks CS4
    • Adobe Contribute CS4
    I’ll concentrate on the first two programs in this first look. The following information is based on my experience using betas of the CS4 apps since July of this year. Dreamweaver CS4 After InDesign CS4, Dreamweaver CS4 is the beta I’ve used the most: I do a lot of XHTML revisions and site updating. Dreamweaver is also one of the best upgrades.
  • Features: Written by Jeremy Schultz on September 23, 2008
    CS4 Design Standard includes four applications:
    • Adobe InDesign CS4
    • Adobe Illustrator CS4
    • Adobe Photoshop CS4
    • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
    Since Acrobat 9 isn’t new, I’ll concentrate on the first three programs in this first look. The following information is based on my experience using betas of the CS4 apps since July of this year. InDesign CS4: One of My Favorites

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