Author: conrad

How to Compress Video: CreativePro.com article

If you need to compress video for online streaming from websites such as YouTube or Vimeo, the sheer number of export settings can be bewildering. Where do you start?

Luckily, you only need to pay attention to a few key choices. I talk about those in an article I wrote for CreativePro.com, which you can read at the following link:

How to Compress Video

The article is written from the point of view of exporting from Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder, but the general approach works in other software.

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Creating a Panorama: CreativePro.com article

You can merge multiple images into a panorama in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw (which comes with Photoshop), and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. But don’t assume they create panoramas the same way. In fact they work differently, but those differences give you more ways to resolve potential panorama issues.

How do you choose which method to use? I answer that question in an article for CreativePro.com, which you can read at the following link:

Creating a Panorama: Photoshop, Camera Raw, or Lightroom?

The Unexpected Rebirth of Adobe DNG: CreativePro.com article

The Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) format started out as an open file format for saving raw image data from the sensor in a digital camera. While DNG hasn’t exactly become a household name, I recently began to notice that DNG has come into wider use behind the scenes in several Adobe and non-Adobe photo workflows, and not just for camera raw files. What makes this possible is the inherent versatility that Adobe built into the DNG format. Are you already using DNG without even knowing it?

Read my full article for CreativePro.com at the following link:

The Unexpected Rebirth of Adobe DNG

Secrets of the Esc Key: CreativePro.com article

In Adobe software, the enigmatic Esc key can do more than you might expect. You might already know that you can use the Esc key as a shortcut for the Cancel button in dialog boxes, but there are some less obvious but quite useful ways that the Esc key can save you time in applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator.

Read the full article at the following link:

Secrets of the Esc Key