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In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial from our extended course, expert Andy Anderson shows you how to use the transform panel to reshape and modify common objects. This essential technique is important for beginners wanting to build their knowledge of how Adobe Illustrator CS5 works.
Working with the Transform Panel
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How Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Simplifies Photo Management
As the latest release in an award winning product line, Photoshop Elements 8 takes what worked from previous editions and incorporates a number of innovations that make managing and editing personal photos that much easier. Based on the rich toolset that has defined Photoshop as an industry standard graphics tool, Elements offers a powerful but simplified editing process and combines it with organization functionality that the more expensive edition lacks.
Elements offers an easy interface for taking multiple images from your digital cameraâ€™s memory card and adding them to your personal library. Photos are straightened and automatically organized by the date and location they were taken so you can find them right away.
The visual tags available in Elements 8 let you categorize and sort your images by the content of your shots. You can narrow down your collection by people or place, and bypass obscure file names for labels that you choose.
Because thereâ€™s no cost to developing images, digital photo collections grow at an astronomical rate. Instead of clicking through one album at a time, Elements offers an instant search function that lets you look for images based on when and where they were taken as well as any keywords youâ€™ve associated with the files.
Every time you take a photo on a modern digital camera, information about your specific settings are stored within the image itself. Elements gives you a straightforward way to view this information, including camera model, exposure settings and optical zoom parameters. This is especially helpful for photography enthusiasts wanting details about their favorite shots.
Registered users in the U.S. Have access to a wealth of web-based tools from Adobe to supplement the software on their home machine. Syncing tools let you maintain your collection across multiple computers, and an online Organizer lets you view your images from computers that donâ€™t have Elements installed at all.
Managing an extensive photo collection is just one of the tasks Photoshop Elements 8 can handle. You also have quick access to a full set of tools for manipulating and enhancing images as well as a special interface for turning your favorite shots into calendars, cards and a lot more. This innovative Photoshop Elements 8 Tutorial from Infinite Skills covers an entire range of effective uses, from simply fixing red eye problems to adjusting a photoâ€™s contrast and exposure to make it look like it was taken by a pro.
Special media instructor Neil Oliver explains the software in depth, with seven hours of examples and advice that will help users explore their creativity, even where they have had difficulty with editing programs in the past.
All of the examples are shown within the actual software interface, so everything looks just like it will on your own edition of Elements 8 for Windows. Ready for purchase on hardcopy CD or streaming online, full information can be found on the product page.
Snow Leopard 10.6
In many recent reviews, Appleâ€™s OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has been described primarily as a stability and performance update for 10.5 Leopard.Â While in a lot of ways this is true, most reviewers while noting the new features and enhancements that have been introduced fail to see the bigger picture: while by themselves most of the new features are relatively small, they add up to a significant endorsement for the future of mobile computing.
Time Zones and WiFi
Most posted reviews have mentioned that 10.6 automatically adjusts your timezone settings based on your current location, but few have said what this means to the business traveler (or backpacker or anyone who finds themselves on the go). Although Apple has a very small share of the personal computing market overall, it has made much larger strides in the notebook arena, especially among certain age demographics. This enhancement is a nod to their many users who actually travel with their machines and a convenience that will be more fully appreciated by those who find themselves using it the most often.
The WiFi icon also now displays an animation while itâ€™s connecting. Again, while this is a minor change, it will make the process of connecting to other networks a little less frustrating.
Owners of Apple notebooks have long known about the superiority of OS X battery management compared to other operating systems, and with Snow Leopard it’s gotten even better, with wake on demand functionality for supported hardware. This means you can share files and printers from a machine without always leaving it on.
Microsoft Exchange Support
For most medium to large businesses, or anyone with a lot of contacts to keep up with, Exchange is the de facto standard for contacts, scheduling and email management. While there is no version of Windows that supports Exchange â€˜out of the box,â€™ Snow Leopard now connects to Exchange servers seamlessly, allowing Mail, iCal and Address Book to sync with your remote data, without requiring you to fork over a couple hundred dollars for more software.
10.6 Snow Leopard Training Video
Whether you’re the proud owner or a Macbook or you’ve got an Apple-based desktop solution, Infinite Skills has a new training course to help you get the most out of Snow Leopard. In addition to the improvements mentioned above, which by and large work without any user intervention, 10.6 also brings a few new tools and features that are good for the user to be aware of. Whether you’re new to Macs or just wanting to bring yourself up to speed with the latest edition, this 6.5 hour course gives you the resources you need to get started.
Segmented into shorter videos based on detailed topics, the course covers OS X from top to bottom in a straightforward style that is easy to understand. Whether you’re watching online or on a purchased disk, you’ll be hard pressed to find a solution that better fits your schedule and budget. A full list of topics covered and a number of free samples are on the product page.
A Free Demo Movie
Below is a short sample movie that highlights some of the subjects covered on the training video, for more free demos please view the online Snow Leopard Tutorial Videos
Is WordPress a good option for the beginning blogger?
As blogging has soared in popularity, the number of blogging platforms and content management systems for people to choose from has also significantly grown. Keeping track of features for all the different sites (and figuring out how much different â€˜premiumâ€™ features cost can be more than a little intimidating to those just starting out. We find that WordPress fits the bill quite nicely for those with the urge to have their voice heard, for both individuals and businesses, and here are a few reasons why:
1. It has a large, helpful group of people using it.
We all know that the most popular choice isnâ€™t always the best, but when it comes to WordPress, having a solid user base is a very good thing. The site offers its services in over fifty different languages, and any time you stumble into a problem or question, youâ€™re usually not the only one.Â The WordPress support system offers quick help when it’s needed, and the development team has been very supportive over the years to the needs of everyday bloggers.
2. You can get set up quickly and easily.
Whether you are just going with the basic templates available on WordPress.com or if you’re developing a custom home for your words that you host yourself, the deployment time for a WordPerfect solution is a fraction of what it would take to do it all yourself and also quite competitive with other CMS solutions. While the behind-the-scenes interface has not always been so easy to use, it is now quite streamlined and ready for any number of custom configurations. With proper instruction, the possibilities are really endless.
We keep repeating this, but it’s true. You can make your WordPress site look however you want it to, and it’s not hard. You can extend the functionality of your site with plugins and even connect your blog with your instant messaging and social media accounts.
WordPress Tutorial & Â Training CD
While getting started with WordPress is designed to be easy, it helps to have some guidance when you want things to look right. In addition to covering the essentials, the lessons available through Infinite Skills will also show you how to create and manage a more complex and dynamic site, with tips on hosting, modifying CSS and PHP, incorporating interactive media and much more. Whether you want to see how you can improve your current blog or site or if you want some friendly advice in starting from the ground up, this WordPress Tutorial is an option you should check out.
It can be bought on DVD or viewed online right in your own browser, and no matter how you receive the training you will quickly see some impressive results. Previews of the training are offered on the web site, learn how to use WordPress at your own pace.
Photoshop Elements 7: Bargain or Bust?
Weighing in at a fraction of the price of its bigger cousin, Adobe Photoshop Elements is the entry level option for people looking to touch up their personal shots and achieve basic graphical effects. But is it worth your time, or would you be better off paying more for Photoshop CS4?
While earlier releases of Elements left something to be desired, it has greatly improved within the last few versions and now boasts plenty of features that can be put to use. Itâ€™s not simply a weaker or limited version of Photoshop, but a reinvented application geared specifically toward the home user. This is important: it actually has features that the premium version of Adobe PS does not have, including an entire interface devoted to organizing your images and giving you quick and easy ways to make albums and picture books to share with family and friends.
Within its editing interface, Adobe Elements lets you crop photos, remove red eye with just a couple clicks and apply filters and effects just how you might in more expensive programs, but in many ways simpler. While Photoshop CS4 is more of a handle-everything-and-anything-at-once solution, from doing graphics for websites to producing textures for film and 3D animation, Elements knows exactly what it is for: making it easier for you to manage and improve the digital photos in your personal collection.
The management tools are so intuitive that Elements can be considered a practical solution for a number of professional environments, as well. Small businesses like real estate offices could definitely use the application to manage large numbers of images taken in the field and even perform enhancements for posting in advertising materials.
Photoshop Elements 7 Tutorial – Training DVD
While it’s easier than CS4 for those just starting out, Elements is still a large program, and one that you could certainly learn to use more effectively with the right training. Infinite Skills offers a perfect solution for those wanting a handle on not just the basics, but also the applicationâ€™s more advanced effects.
Adobe Certified Instructor Neil Oliver covers a range of topics in close detail, from color correction and retouching to removing unwanted objects and applying enhanced techniques. The Elements 7 tutorial video features a live view of the application workspace, with step by step walkthroughs that show you exactly what is required to achieve the results you want.
Oliver gives expert advice for a range of common edits like whitening teeth, converting color to black and white, and fixing freckles and blemishes, but doesnâ€™t stop there. Users who want the highest quality from their digital cameras will learn how to work with Camera RAW format, or piece together multiple shots into a panorama for stunning results.
More information and free demos of several lessons can be found on the site. This Elements 7 training is a unique resource that even more experienced users should check out.Â In addition to CD / DVD, the videos can also be accessed online for a convenient and immersive experience.