Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Here are my five “best-kept secrets” of the Photoshop crop tool...."
Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/5-secrets-of-the-photoshop-crop-tool#ixzz0ORp78P8X
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Full tutorial at: http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/illustrator_ring_shape_via_overlapping_crescents_effect/
Friday, August 21, 2009
"A collection of the best adobe illustrator effect tutorials from around the web. The article features over 20 tutorials which will each show you new tips and illustrator tricks."
Full article at: http://creativenerds.co.uk/tutorials/the-best-adobe-illustrator-text-effect-tutorials/
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Vanishing Point Filter was first introduced with Photoshop CS2 so you will need Photoshop CS2 or later for this project."
Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/showcase-your-photos-using-the-vanishing-point-filter#ixzz0ORmuplVa
Once you've installed the Adobe AIR application, you can choose a program from the buttons on the top, and find a shortcut using the search box, browsing, or even adding them to a favorites list. You can switch between viewing Windows or Mac shortcuts, or even view the cheat sheet in PDF format. It's a quick and easy way to look up the shortcuts without having to pull out the help file. Adobe Shortcut App is a free download for all platforms, requires Adobe AIR."
Full article: http://lifehacker.com/5339994/adobe-shortcut-app-makes-finding-hotkeys-easier
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If you never changed the default performance settings in your Photoshop or you just want to double check them to improve the Photoshop performance, here are 10 important and useful points that you may want to consider."
Full article and tips at: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/08/13/10-simple-steps-to-better-photoshop-performance/
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- The new Gmail iPhone app "GPush" that just became available a few hours before the meeting. This is a 3rd party app that uses "push" to send your gmail to you instantly. General consensus among the iPhone owners: We can't live without it.
- Adobe Lightroom. What is it, how's it different from Photoshop? Who should use it? Be sure to attend our September meeting on Lightroom.
- Photo viewers: What viewers we used to open various types of image files? Windows Photo Viewer and Picassa quick viewer.
- Rumors about that Tapplet
- General thoughts on Windows 7: It's not too bad...way better than Vista.
- Using Debugar to view your website designs/dev in many versions of Internet Explorer
- Using Adobe Bridge CS4: Vast performance improvements over CS3
- ...and other fun stuff like Netflix, the Roku player, and our favorite movies and TV shows which include Dawn of the Dead (the new one), 28 Days Later, Full Metal Jacket, Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Real Geniuses (no kidding), Dexter, Psyche and more. New movies that we've seen or want to: GI Joe, rec/Quarantine, District 9.
File-sharing web services solve most of these problems. They are free (most of them and they allow large files to be sent securely. Here are some free file-sharing sites we come to know and if you share files with friends or peers via Internet frequently, you might want to consider getting them done this way. "
Full article and list at: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/15-great-free-online-file-sharing-alternatives/
Monday, August 17, 2009
The findings come from a UC Berkeley study, which also found that only four of these top web sites using Flash cookies mention them in their privacy policies. From Wired:
Unlike traditional browser cookies, Flash cookies are relatively unknown to web users, and they are not controlled through the cookie privacy controls in a browser. That means even if a user thinks they have cleared their computer of tracking objects, they most likely have not."
Full article at: http://lifehacker.com/5334984/web-sites-using-flash-instead-of-browser-cookies-to-track-your-activity
Whether you acquire an image from a scanner, a digital camera, a royalty-free CD with 1,000,000 images, or a stock photography vendor, it's made out of pixels. Pixel is shorthand for picture element, the smallest unit of information in a digitized image. Even though pictures on your monitor look like smooth transitions of color, zoom in sufficiently and you'll see all the little square pixels that actually make up the image.
Full article at: http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1374385
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced various special effects to the Star Trek universe, but one that stands out in many people's minds is Captain Picard ordering "Tea, Earl Grey, hot" from his replicator, a wall dispenser that can magically materialize pretty much any food or drink. In this article, you'll learn how to create this effect.
Full article at: http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1374788
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Full article at: http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1356048
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Relax and share your tips and tricks!
Share tips and tricks that we've learned at this casual meeting. Show a cool website with Panera's free WiFi, talk about project concerns, receive some inspiration from others, show off some favorite websites, and get to know your CPAUG members. Got a laptop? Bring it and take advantage of Panera's free WiFi.
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Meetings are always free of charge and open to the public.