How To Get Started with Adobe Muse – 10 Things Beginners want To Know How To Do

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In this episode of the Adobe Creative Suite Podcast Terry White shows how to Get Started Designing Websites with Adobe Muse – The 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do. See a complete workflow from start to finish.

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Two New Wacom Bamboo Styluses for Touch Screens

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In 2007 when the iPhone was introduced, I remember many of my colleagues and pundits saying things like “I just wish it had a stylus”. Of course Steve Jobs back then made fun of phones that required a stylus. Fast forward six years later and you definitely see people using most cellphones with their finger and NOT with styluses. Although I do use my finger with my iPhone and iPad there are times where a stylus is just better. The ones that come to mind are signing my signature and drawing/handwriting notes. My signature and handwriting are bad enough. I don’t need them to look any worse because I’m using my finger. I’ve been a fan of Wacom products for many years and felt that their Bamboo Stylus Solo was definitely one of the best! They’ve now added a couple more choices to the product line up.

The Bamboo Duo Stylus + Pen and the Bamboo Pocket Expandable Stylus

My favorite now is the New Bamboo Duo Stylus. Here you get two devices in one. You get a great stylus for your touch screens on one end and on the other end you get a regular ballpoint pen. GREAT! Fantastic and certainly the one that’s now always in my pocket. It also comes in different colors.

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The next one is cool, just not my 1st choice. The Bamboo Pocket Stylus is actually retractable. Push it together or pull it to expand and you get a full sized stylus. It also has a cap that’d designed to plug-in to the headphone jack on your port as a way to carry it. I definitely couldn’t see doing this on my iPhone, but I could potentially see doing this with an iPad. I’d actually rather see a case that has a slot for a stylus. While it doesn’t come in different colors it does ship with silver, blue and red rings that you use to add a spice of color.

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The Bottom Line

There is no requirement to use a stylus with your smartphone or tablet. However, if you frustrated at times with the performance of your finger then you should probably invest in one. The Wacom Bamboo Styluses have a great feel to them both in hand on on screen.

You can get the Bamboo Duo Stylus + Pen here and the Bamboo Pocket Expandable Stylus here.


How To Maintain Your Formatting When You Export Your ePUB from InDesign CS6

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In this episode of the Adobe Creative Suite Podcast Terry White shows you how to maintain more of your formatting when exporting your InDesign CS6 book to ePUB format.

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Over 25 Million Downloads and Thousands of Subscribers

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I think it was this past Friday that I noticed my YouTube channel surpassed the 40 thousand subscriber mark and over 11 million views. Woohoo!

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However, that’s when I decided to take a look at my Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast stats and I was both thrilled and blown away to see that it has surpassed the 25 million download mark! I’m happy to know that so many of you find my content of value and continue to watch/download my videos. Thanks for your continued support!

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Still in the top 10 of the Software How-To podcasts on iTunes.

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I use Screenflow

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I get this question at least 2-3 times a week: “Hey Terry, I really like your video/tutorials what software do you use to record them?” The answer is Screenflow by Telestream. I’ve been using this software to record my Adobe Creative Cloud TV Podcast for a couple of years now and from time to time I even use it to record product demos. After the intro, which was created with Adobe After Effects the first thing that usually catches people’s eye is the image of me in the corner while the computer display is large and angled off to the side. This is a native feature of Screenflow and was one of the reasons I settled on it a couple of years ago. Over the years Telestream has continued to bolster the feature set making it pretty much a total solution for not only recording, but editing and distributing screen recordings. While Adobe Premiere Pro CC is my video editor of choice, I find that I can do the simple edits I need to do for my episodes right in Screenflow.

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I record my screen in 720p HD and the resulting export from Screenflow looks really good. From there I use the Adobe Media Encoder to go out to the other formats and sizes I need. However, I typically upload the Screenflow exported movie right to YouTube for my YouTube Channel so that my viewers there can enjoy the content in HD.

Screenflow 4 adds even more…

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The image of me in the corner shot on green screen with the Muse artwork applied to the background in post.

The latest version of Screenflow even adds 64bit support as well as Chromakey effects so that I can shoot myself on green screen and then superimpose whatever imagery I want behind me. I’m stilling working out the lighting aspects of this in my office that I record from, but the results have been good all things considered. They also including nested clips, closed captioning and several other editing features to make it even easier to edit your final product right in Screenflow.

How do you show your iPad or iPhone or both on your computer screen?

I use a great software product called Reflector. It uses AirPlay and as long as the devices are on the same WiFi network they will show up to Reflector running on your Mac or PC.

What equipment do I use?

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Since I’m typically doing these recordings alone I need everything to just work! I’m using a Logitech C920 HD webcam on a tripod to record the image of me and

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Originally I was using a Rode Podcaster mic. Recently I switched to an Apogee Mic 96 as my main mic. As far as lighting goes I use a Westcott Spiderlight TD6 continuous light to light me. I also have their uLite green screen kit.

Currently Screenflow is a Mac only product. If you’re looking for a solution on the Windows side (or another choice for Mac), then I’d also suggest you take a look at the new Adobe Captivate.


My Best of 2012 – Blogging

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I enjoy blogging and had another great year last year. While I do follow my stats pretty closely, I just discovered this “Annual Report” that WordPress.com automatically put together for my site and decided to share it with my readers. After all this blog wouldn’t really be here if it weren’t for you guys.

Check it out here

Thanks for your continued support and I hope to make 2013 even better.

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How To Create a Dynamic Sliding Menu for Your Mobile Website in Adobe Muse

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In this episode of the Adobe Creative Suite Podcast Terry White shows you how to create a dynamic sliding menu for your mobile website in Adobe Muse.

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Why You Should Set Photoshop To Open JPEGs in Camera RAW

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In this episode of the Adobe Creative Suite Podcast Terry White shows you How and Why you should set Photoshop’s Preference to open JPEGs in Adobe Camera RAW

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Lightning to Micro USB Adapter

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One of the downsides of upgrading to a new iPhone 5, iPod touch, iPad mini or iPad 4th generation device is that the traditional 30 pin connector that we’ve known for years has been replaced with a smaller “Lightning” plug. Initially Apple introduced a 30 pin to Lightning adapter and cable adapter. However, shortly thereafter they also released this very small Lightning to Micro USB adapter. What I like about this one in particular is that Micro USB cables and chargers are everywhere! Every other smartphone being sold today charges via Micro USB. So does my bluetooth headset, Jambox speaker and a variety of other gear I carry. With this small fingernail sized adapter I can use any of my existing cables/chargers to charge my iPhone 5 or iPad mini.

In my opinion all of these adapters and cables are overpriced, but it appears that the knockoffs either don’t work or are very poorly made. Until I find a good knockoff, I’ll keep buying the Apple branded adapters. You can get the Lightning to Micro USB adapter here.


My New “The iPhone Book” 6th Edition is Now in Stock!

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Hot off the press! My new “The iPhone Book” 6th Edition, co-authored with my good friend Scott Kelby is now instock and available at Amazon.com right here.

The book covers iPhone 5, 4s and 4 as well as iOS 6.

Sound off in the comments as to why you want or need this book and I’ll pick at least one lucky winner on Monday and ship you a free one!

WINNER UPDATE

The two winners of my iPhone book are Jo Ann Johnson and Derek.


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