Thursday, April 24, 2008

Layers Magazine Tutorials

If you're looking for the online how-to magazine for everything Adobe, here is the site: http://www.layersmagazine.com/. Every day, you will find reviews, contests, a blog, articles and Creative Suite tutorials added to the site. Just click on the program you want, such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, Dreamweaver, etc. There are icons at the top for each of the big Adobe applications. Clicking on any one of them will bring up tips and tutorials for that program. For a more comprehensive collection of tutorials, click on either the "Tutorials" link on the top navigation bar, or click on the "Tutorial Center" link at the very top of the site. You can subscribe to the site (to obtain the latest updates) by clicking on the RSS feed link on any page.

There is a tremendous amount of free content on this site, but if you prefer to subscribe to the newsstand magazine subscription, a one-year subscription costs $30.00 or $50.00 for two years. The full magazine obviously gives you more content, in fact a 2-year subscription gets you the bonus gift: The Best of Layers 2 DVD (a $40 value) with the most-requested tutorials and time-saving techniques for all of the popular Adobe programs.

There are downloadable tips in each issue of the magazine, which download as .ZIP files. Big names in Photoshop and other Adobe training, like Bert Monroy, Scott Kelby, Dave Cross, Steve Holmes and others have tips, tutorials and articles in every issue. There is also a Forums section on the site where you simply have to register (for free) to post. This may be the best part of the site, because these are true Adobe gurus, so you can ask questions and review threads that may be of interest for the project you're currently working on. Trust me. This is where the pros go for ideas and tips, and much of the content is free. Even if you're not a subscriber of this fine publication, Adobe product users will want (or even need) to stop by this site regularly.


http://www.layersmagazine.com
Click on Tutorials at the top.

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