Monday, March 27, 2017
The Complete Guide to Creating Photoshop Filters By Dave Nagel I realized some time ago that it's simply too difficult for new readers of our publications to go hunting through the tutorials archives here to find all of the parts to our Filter Factory tutorial series. To date there have been six parts--two specific tutorials on generating 3D effects, one on customizing the interface of completed filters and three general pieces on working with the Filter Factory's expressions, functions and operators to generate effects. To this we now add our seventh and final part and conclude the series. ...Read More »
SmartDraw VP - the world's first visual processor SmartDraw VP, the world's first visual processor, is a powerful tool for use in architectural, engineering and construction industries. The solution, which is fully automated and geared toward users without expertise in visual design and drawing, has an extensive variety of templates for visuals like floor plans, maps, flow charts, various diagrams, strategy plans and more. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Image Transparency By Jeff Bartels You might think that all the images referenced in AutoCAD have to be rectangles. This is not so. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels shows how to work with images in AutoCAD that supports image transparency. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Insert an image into a drawing at true size By Jeff Bartels Occasionally you may want to insert an image such that it plots to a measureable scale. This happens when referencing aerial photographs or maps. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels shows how to insert an image into a drawing such that it measures to a true size. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Crop a referenced image By Jeff Bartels At some point you'll want to crop an image that you've imported into AutoCAD. While you can crop an image in Photoshop, it is just as easy to crop an image in AutoCAD, and the clipping boundary is dynamic, enabling you to make as many adjustments as you'd like to. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels details how to use the clipping feature. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Controlling the borders around your images By Jeff Bartels When you reference an image, the image comes in on the current layer. As a result, the border of your image will have the properties of the current layer. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels details how to control the appearance of the borders around your images. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Enhancing images By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels teaches how to use AtuoCAD to lighten the appearance of images in your projects. After you've attached an image to your drawing, possibly making them lighter or darker. For minor adjustments, you can make the changes in AutoCAD. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Inserting images By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels details how to insert an image into an AutoCAD drawing. Even though AutoCAD's primary job is constructing geometric shapes and text, it is also proficient working with images. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Binding external references By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels discusses how to bind your external references for emailing to clients. Once you have a drawing that x references several files, you may want to email that drawing to a client. Do you send all attachments separately or is there a way to merge everything into one drawing? He shows how to bind external references. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Referencing a large drawing By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels talks about referencing a large drawing, and if you only need a small part of that file, referencing the entire drawing can seem like overkill. He details how to clip internal references so we can control how much of the file displays in our drawings. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Attach and overlay options By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels explains the difference between the attach and overlay options when creating an external reference. He shows how to reference a drawing and how to choose between the attach and overlay options. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Attribute labels By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels discusses how to use attributes to automate and standardize text labels in AutoCAD drawings. Just because you use an attribute doens't mean you have to extract the data. He shows how to create some standardized labels for the drawing details. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Attribute modes By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels takes a look at attribute mode settings, which are the controls you have over your settings. He shows how to define an attribute, how to change the settings, such as text settings, invisible, verify, preset, lock position, and multiple lines. ...Read More »
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Create Attributes By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels takes a look at creating attributes from AutoCAD drawing, which we typically look at as a collection of linework and dimensions. He details how to insert attribute data into an AutoCAD file of a small home. ...Read More »
Google SketchUp Essential Training: Construction Guides By George Maestri In this clip, Lynda.com host George Maestri covers how to measure and create guides within Google SketchUp. Two tools, the tape measure and the protractor enable you to measure and create the guides. He details how to use both the tape measure and the protractor, how to measure out angles and guides, which he also defines. ...Read More »
Google SketchUp Essential Training: Construction Guides By George Maestri In this clip, Lynda.com host George Maestri covers how to measure and create guides within Google SketchUp. Two tools, the tape measure and the protractor enable you to measure and create the guides. He details how to use both the tape measure and the protractor, how to measure out angles and guides, which he also defines. ...Read More »
Google SketchUp Essential Training: Smoothing edges By George Maestri In this clip, Lynda.com host George Maestri takes a look at smoothing or softening the edges of objects in SketchUp. George creates a a 12 sided circle and a polygon to show how to smooth the edges of the objects, to show how to smooth them. ...Read More »
Google SketchUp Essential Training: Text Tools By George Maestri In this clip, Lynda.com host George Maestri takes a look at some of the text options in SketchUp and discusses the tools available to work with text, starting with the Text Tool and the 3D Text Tool. They are different in the way that they work and George goes over some of the differences. ...Read More »
Google SketchUp Essential Training: Text Tools By George Maestri In this clip, Lynda.com host George Maestri takes a look at some of the text options in SketchUp and discusses the tools available to work with text, starting with the Text Tool and the 3D Text Tool. They are different in the way that they work and George goes over some of the differences. ...Read More »
Google SketchUp Essential Training: Follow me Tool By George Maestri In this clip, Lynda.com host George Maestri takes a look at the Follow Me Tool. What the Follow Me Tool does is takes a face and extrudes it along a path, which is similar to a launch tool in other 3D packages. George shows you how to locate the Follow me Tool and how to use it. ...Read More »
 
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