Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
15 Photoshop Shortcuts
You Should Memorize
15 InDesign Shortcuts
You Should Memorize
Photo Release Forms
Debi's InDesign Templates - These are INDD templates that I've downloaded or created.
InDesign Tips from Robin Williams
indesignsecrets.com - Tons of information and free templates
My latest favorite - InDesign Skills
Good beginner tutorials and info about setting type.
Los Angeles InDesign User Group - Meets monthly and it's free to go to the meetings. Great resource.
stocklayouts.com – pre-designed templates for purchase
bamagazine.com – Before & After
online magazine available as subscription but lots of free stuff
on the website. Also have free
podcasts on iTunes!
Adobe Stock - Has fabulous inventory. Not a fan of the subscription but if you use a lot of stock photos, then it is definately worth it.
iStockphoto.com - Pricey but
Fonts for purchase
whatthefont.com - upload a small
image and the website will often
identify the font or offer one
letterheadfonts.com - Love them!
But a little pricey.
fontsquirrel.com - LOTS of free fonts and some you can purchase.
Stock vector images
vectorstock.com – average cost is $1 per image and is fully editable in Illustrator. Art is modern and beautiful.
brandsoftheworld.com – free company logos galore in various file formats.
Helpful Adobe Links
Creative Cloud Pricing
Adobe Mobile Apps
Benefits of a Free CC Membership
Adobe Portfolio - need a free website for your art or photos? It comes with your Creative Cloud subscription. Very user friendly and no code required!
Check it out!
Photoshop Tools - this is a link to an explanation of the tools on the Adobe website. It was hard to find, but not anymore.
Photoshop for Photographers - this link is also an explanation of the tools, but different and better. There are individual links to the individual tools.
Photoshop Tutorials - Read or Download individual PDFs about a specific task. (such as "How to... use Smart Filters.")
Here's one of my favorite instructors, Julianne Kost - Fix Photos Faster with Content Aware Tools
Luminar by Skyum - A new favorite. Here is a link to a discount code. You get a US$10 discount with the referral discount code - LUMINAR-FRIEND
Plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom that extend the functionality; some are even stand alone apps.
Topaz Studio - SO MUCH more than a plug-in.
jixipix.com - Funky, fun creative tools
alienskin.com - A little pricey, but love SnapArt.
brusheezy.com - free brushes,
gradients, textures, patterns, styles
and lots of other stuff. The site offers
a premium paid version as well.
The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book
by Robin WIlliams - my FAVORITE Illustrator book.
noupe.com - TONS of custom brushes
Using SVG - SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) is an image format for vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator. You can use SVG on the web, but there is plenty you should know.
vecteezy.com - free Illustrator brushes, contributed by the members.
Offers a premium paid site that
pays contributing members
for art purchased.
deviantart.com - Brushes, Actions, Symbols, Patterns. A few are free, most have a nominal fee.
Click here to download the How to Use the Pen Tool templates.
Street Photography and The Law:
7 Things You Need to Know
Adobe Creative Cloud TV on iTunes
lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning. Still the same great training. Not free
but there are some free videos
and the subscription is
reasonably priced Inlcudes Illustrator & InDesign training videos.
kelbyone.com - great training for photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and other stuff that is Photography related
Not free but there are some free
videos and the subscription
Photoshop User TV on iTunes - Free podcasts!!!
Some of my favorites:
The Non-Designer Book Series
These are old and mostly out of print but still availalbe as PDFs. The informaiton is still relevant so I still recommend them.
Some of my favorites:
Julie Anne Kost
Also there's Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine. Lots of photography info, equipment reviews and details of the creative business. Sadly, this has become an online only magazine.
The Lightroom Queen - great resource for all things Lightroom.
Photography Sites - shopping, information, just cool stuff
Photography Awesome Sauce
Really want to learn code?
Here you go...
codeacademy.com - Awesome, relevent online training
Want a web career fast?
Bring lots of money, but it's worth it! GENERAL ASSEMBLY LA
Products I love
Apple Pen for iPad - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Groovebook – it's an app for photos, but oh so cool.
Parabo Press - LOVE the 5.5" square prints!
Mpix.com - one of my favorite photo labs.
Social Print Studio - this one has different products like photo strips that I can customize with my photos.
Creative Market offers photos, fonts, graphics templates, themes, add-ons etc. all created by designers like you and me.
Pixelo offers photoshop add-ons, digital flipbooks, mockup templates, fonts and textures file. These are also created by designers. Just like you and me.
Graphics Fairy is a resource for tons of Vintage images, Illustrations, Printables. Some are free, but the premium membership is reasonable.