The Art & Design Video Tutorial Library

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Photoshop


Using the Clone Stamp:
Photoshop retouchers rely on the Clone Stamp tool to correct image flaws. Learn tips for using this tool to wipe out imperfections using sampling and alignment options.

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Illustrator


Using Live Paint: Color your Illustrator objects in a whole new way with Live Paint.  Learn to convert your art into a Live Paint group and apply colors to various parts of the object, even if there are gaps or complex areas in the paths.

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Dreamweaver


Using Internal and External Styles:
Format your Web pages efficiently with internal and external CSS techniques.  Dreamweaver makes it easy to create styles, manage styles, and even change them globally with just a few clicks.

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Flash


Motion Tweens on a Path: Add shape to your animation using a motion tween along a path.  Learn tips for using motion guides, snapping to motion paths, and finishing up with alpha fades.

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Graphic Design


Choosing Display Typography:
Picking a typeface that represents your project's personality is a challenge for any designer.  Learn concepts for choosing typefaces that appeal to the viewer's emotions.

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History of Art


The Visual Elements:
Discover Van Gogh's style and artistic approach to "The Starry Night."  Learn ways to identify compositional elements, use of line, and use of color in a painting.

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Painting


Using Color as Value:
Colors can be used in a painting to represent lights and darks, rather than the actual colors you see in your subject.  Learn ways to explore using color as value in your painting.

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Drawing


Measuring Points and Guide Lines:
Accuracy of perspective is an essential aspect of drawing.  Discover methods for measuring and guiding your strokes to keep your still life drawings in proportion.

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Creating Realistic Perspective: Placing an image on a new background means lots of tinkering to get the perfect angles.  Try the vanishing point trick and Photoshop's Distort transformation to achieve believable angles in your next composite photo.

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Making Clipping Masks:
Framing your artwork within a shape, known as masking, is a tricky but essential Illustrator task.  Learn how to properly order your layers to prepare for masking, how to apply the mask, and how to release the mask when you're done with it.

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Positioning with Layers:
Looking for precision in your Web layouts?  Discover techniques for using Dreamweaver layers to position page content and even overlap page elements.

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Basic Flash ActionScripting:
ActionScript code gives you control over your buttons and timeline.  Learn how to stop the animation at a given frame and start it up when the user clicks a button.

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Analyzing Color:
Translate the color you see in a real life object to a piece of digital art.  Explore methods for picking out highlights, midtones, and shadows, and replicating them in Photoshop.

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Representing the Figure:
Artists have represented humans in their work for thousands of years, and Michelangelo's "David" is one of the most important artistic studies of the human form.  Explore the proportions, style, and detail used in this classic marble sculpture.

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Monochromatic Painting:
Monochromatic painting challenges you to take control of value and tone in your artwork.  Learn how an oil painter approaches creating an underpainting, blocking in large areas of value, and working the details.

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Gesture Drawing:
Quick, fluid strokes are the hallmark of gesture drawing, boldly communicating the basic forms of your subjects.  Explore ways to create fast, expressive gesture drawings to prepare you for traditional drawing and painting.

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Tara MacKay is the Director of Curriculum at Sessions. Tara is a Web and multimedia designer who has designed award-winning exhibit sites for the American Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. She has worked with design teams at AOL, Yahoo!, and other major online companies on product integrations with Sage Online and iClips.com. Among Tara's interests are Web design, logo design, illustration, and streaming media.

 

Jordon Schranz is a painter represented by the Black and White Gallery in New York, New York. He has had solo shows in New York and Chicago and he has participated in several group shows in the USA and internationally. Jordon is Director of Sessions School of Fine Arts and teaches Drawing.

 

Carolina Caycedo is an emerging contemporary artist whose most recent exhibitions were at Blow de la Barra in London, UK, and Galeria Comercial in Puerto Rico. Her fine art and photography collections have been written about in The New York Times, Artfacts.net, Artecontexto, The Nation, and Art Dispatches. Photography from Carolina's bartering project, entitled "Daytoday," was featured at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City. Carolina has given talks about art at The Whitney Museum in New York, The Art, Memory, and City Seminar in Bogota, and the National University in Bogota. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Contemporary Artists Center in Massachusetts and at Foraneza in Puerto Rico. Carolina was born in London and educated in Colombia. She earned her BA in Fine Arts from Los Andes University.

Notable Exhibitions: "Locomotion" (2006) Blow de la Barra, London, UK; "La Nina" (2006) Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico; "Solo Under" (2005) Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico; "Break It" (2005) Ibid Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania; "Sonidos De Una Cuidad" (2003) Alianza Francesa Norte, Bogota, Columbia; "Break Dance Season" (2003) Espacio La Rebeca, Bogota, Columbia; "Dia Bandera. 24/7" (2002) Wall Gallery, London, UK; "Daytoday" (2002) Secession, Vienna, Austria.

 
 

Michael Hamm is a freelance designer and Web developer with over a decade of experience in the creative field. Based in Washington state, Michael provides design solutions for clients across the country through his company ClayEdward Design. Prior to working on his own, Michael worked for JPMorgan Chase in Houston, Texas as an interactive designer. His work has been published in various Web design books and magazines and he is a regular contributor to Layers Magazine. In addition, he has served as technical editor on several design books published by Friends of Ed. Michael recently co-authored Introduction to Web Design Using Macromedia Dreamweaver published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. Michael is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Adobe Illustrator and is the founder, designer, programmer, and writer of Points&Paths.com, a Web site that grew from his passion for illustration software and all things vector.

 

Piper Nilsson is a graphic designer and information architect. She has blueprinted sites for MetLife, Pepsi, ETS, and Citibank. Her current projects include building an e-learning prototype for children with learning disabilities and teaching technology in New York City public schools. She received a degree in graphic design from Pratt Institute. Piper teaches Design and Composition, Dreamweaver I and II, and Color Theory at Sessions.

 

Margaret Penney is a teacher, designer, writer and media artist. Margaret teaches Web, print and motion graphic design, multimedia, and JAVA programming at an independent school outside New York City where she designs the Computer Science department curriculum.  As a Web designer and developer, Margaret has created a multi-channel community portal for Hong Kong teenagers; ecommerce for Delias.com girls' clothing; a flash promotional for Nike; and currently she is working on a site for artist Sol Lewitt.

As a new media artist, she has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City; and around NYC.  Her artwork has been reviewed globally online, in print magazines, and included in the book Eye Candy from the Underground: Fresh Styles for Web Designers.  She has lectured on new media art at Purchase College, the School of Visual Arts Annual Conference for Educators, and the Pratt Institute. As a writer, she has been published in New York Arts magazine, Rhizome.org, and the Baltimore City paper.  Margaret has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and M.F.A. from Columbia University.

   
 
     
     

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