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Guide to Creating and Managing Images in Photoshop Elements 5
By Craig Hoeschen, Jeff Carlson
Apr 6, 2007
This chapter offers some basic guidelines on adjusting image size and resolution, depending on whether you want to print, email, or post to the Web. The authors also cover creating images from scratch (which is what some people use Elements for, ignoring the Organizer entirely). You'll also learn the different methods for viewing additional information about your images.
Misunderstood Photoshop: The Gradient Map Tool
By Helen Bradley
Apr 6, 2007
Helen Bradley continues her "Misunderstood Photoshop" series with some examples of the interesting effects you can create with Photoshop's Gradient Map tool. This tool easily converts color images to black-and-white, or colorizes grayscale or color images in a flash!
Preparing to Edit
Apr 2, 2007
What's New in Adobe Camera Raw 4.0
By Jon Langer
Mar 27, 2007
Adobe Camera Raw 4.0 (ACR) inherits many of its new features from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom while still retaining the basic UI of previous versions. So, if you're moving from Photoshop CS2 to CS3, you'll be familiar with the location of most of the tools and settings. But after you start to explore, you'll find there are plenty of new goodies waiting for you behind the various tabs and buttons. Jon Canfield shows you the ropes.
How to Make Tonal Corrections in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta
By Ben Long
Mar 23, 2007
Tonal corrections are those adjustments and changes you make to the brightness and contrast of your image. For years, Photoshop's workhorse tonal-correction tools have been the Levels control and the Curves dialog box, both of which can be applied either destructively or as adjustment layers. The Levels control remains untouched in the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta, but Adobe has made major changes to both the Curves and Brightness/Contrast tools. Ben Long takes you through these new features in this sample chapter.
Zune Software Basics
By Bart G. Farkas
Mar 16, 2007
Someone once said, "Behind every great man is a great woman." In the case of the Zune, a great piece of software behind the Zune helps it rise to lofty levels in the realm of digital media players. This chapter looks at the Zune software, what it can do, and how best to use it.
iTunes and You
By Christopher Breen
Mar 9, 2007
iTunes is a powerful tool by itself. When paired with an iPod, it creates a unique audio experience. This excerpt will show you how to use your iPod for more than just podcasts; photos and videos can also be viewed on the device.
Using Printer Settings
Mar 5, 2007
Creating and Managing Images
Feb 26, 2007
Don't Move! How to Add Motion to Your Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 19, 2007
One of the advantages of a small camera is that it easily moves with you. However, when you're shooting, motion can become a character in its own right. Slowly moving across a scene imparts a different feeling than quickly scanning your surroundings, for example. This chapter addresses the most common ways of moving the camera to add motion to your movie, including the number one rule: don't move.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Controlling Independent Timelines
By James Gonzalez
Jan 19, 2007
Flash can run multiple movie clip and SWF Timelines simultaneously. It is often useful to get these various Timelines working together with one Timeline controlling some or all of the others with ActionScript. This communication is achieved through the use of target paths. In this article, author James Gonzalez reviews this important concept through the use of examples containing working target path scripts.
Misunderstood Photoshop: Blend If
By Helen Bradley
Jan 19, 2007
Helen Bradley explores Blend If, a smart Photoshop blending tool that can be used to knock out an object from its background or to blend two images. The article also includes a video tutorial so you can easily follow along.
Quick Guide To Creating RSS Feeds
By Steven Holzner
Jan 19, 2007
This chapter is all about creating your own RSS feeds by using RSS creation applications. Read on to learn how to create RSS feeds online and on your computer, upload your RSS feed, add an XML button, and validate your RSS feed.
Rick Sammon Shows You How to Bring Out Your Inner Artist in Photoshop
By Rick Sammon
Jan 19, 2007
Ready to dive a little deeper into the creative world of Photoshop? In this chapter, you'll learn how to create your own reality with your images. You'll see, among other things, how easy it is to change the time of day, control the weather, create an image that looks like it was taken before you were born, change one or all of the colors in a scene, and put someone on the "Photoshop Diet."
Create a Flash Gallery in a Photoshop Elements 5
By Matt Kloskowski
Jan 12, 2007
You used to need web development skills to even think about creating an online gallery. Now, thanks to the new Flash photo galleries in Photoshop Elements 5, all it takes is a few clicks. Matt Kloskowski shows you the way in a fun and easy video tutorial.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Controlling Timeline Playback
By James Gonzalez
Jan 12, 2007
In Flash, once a movie starts, it plays in its entirety until it either reaches the last frame of the last scene on the Timeline, or it is instructed otherwise. The only way to instruct Flash is through the use of ActionScript. Author James Gonzalez reviews the basic scripts you must learn to direct Flash to execute basic but critical project functions.
Shoot Weddings Like a Pro: There Is No Retaking Wedding Photos. It’s Got to Be Right the First Time!
By Scott Kelby
Jan 12, 2007
A wedding ceremony happens once in real time. There are no second takes, no room for mess-ups, no excuses. Best-selling author Scott Kelby shares his best tips and tricks for getting every wedding shot right the first time.
What Do People Think of Your Site Design? Here's How To Find Out.
By Dan M. Brown
Jan 12, 2007
Usability testing is an essential part of the web design diet. In a nutshell, it's a technique for soliciting feedback on the design of a web site. Usability testing is usually conducted on one participant at a time, and attempts to have participants use the site in as close to a real-world setting as possible. Different people have different approaches to usability testing but two things remain consistent—the documents describing what you'll do during the test (the plan) and what came out of the test (the results report). This chapter describes the test plan—the document you prepare in advance of testing—.
Blog On and Blog Louder with iWeb
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Jan 5, 2007
Robin Williams and John Tollett show just how easy it is to create, edit, and update your blog with iWeb.
Find Your Identity: How to Design a Logo That Suits Your Business
By John McWade
Jan 5, 2007
A successful logo can't be just creative or clever. Because a logo ends up being an important guest at many occasions, it absolutely must perform and behave well no matter what. In this sample chapter, you'll learn what makes a good logo and how to design one that's right your business.

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