Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The last couple of days and also the past week there has been a lot discussion and speculation around the launch of the new adobe creative suite CS5 especially Photoshop as I'm sure this is what most designers are most looking forward to the most from the CS5 suite.
Adobe are slowly drip feeding us new features and enhancements of the new Photoshop CS5, and I'm more than certain that they will keeping doing so until 13th of April 2010 when it's finally available to the public. This article we will discuss new features of adobe Photoshop CS5 and enhanced new features in Photoshop CS5
New Logo Design
Blue logo (OLD LOGO) – The current CS4 logo looks slick and sophisticated which uses the ever so popular letter pressed text effect.
Red logo(NEW LOGO) – The current logo is a lot better than the new logo i suppose it just needs to grow on me because I'm so use to seeing the CS4 logo, but still I'm not a big fan and prefer the CS4 logo.
What a Photoshop users would like to see in the new Photoshop CS5
This is a Photoshop user Gareth Hallnzm and what he would like to see in the new Photoshop CS5 when its launched in Spring 2010 April the 13th.
The New features and Enhancements
The New Selection Sneak Peak
This is a very interesting feature which I'm really looking forward to seeing more from which is the Photoshop selection technique, which is an enhancement of the current selection technique. The new enhanced of the selection feature will offer an new and improved edge detection masking results in less time, which means the selection feature will be a lot more responsive and easier to cut out images which contain a lot of thin sharp edges which are usually hard to extract such as hair within photos.
Below is just short video by Bryan O'Neil Hughes who is the product manger over at Adobe who gives you sneak peak of the selection technique in action.
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Good info for those interested in Captivate:
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
New UG Library Book: Head First iPhone Development A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone
onOne Software Announces Availability of Free Versions of Photoshop Plug-ins PhotoTools 2.5 and PhotoFrame 4.5
Portland, OR– March 11, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., (www.ononesoftware.com) a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced the immediate availability of two fully-functional Photoshop plug-ins: PhotoTools 2.5 Free and the new PhotoFrame 4.5 Free. The free plug-ins for Photoshop are based on the award winning versions of PhotoTools 2.5 Standard Edition and PhotoFrame 4.5 Standard Edition and are compatible with Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4.
PhotoTools 2.5 Free and PhotoFrame 4.5 Free provide photographers with select content from the Standard Editions of each product, while maintaining the full-functionality, unlike the traditional restrictions of 30 day timed trials or watermarked images. The free presets for Lightroom 2, Adobe Camera Raw and the onOne Exchange allow photographers to streamline their workflow and get the most out of the onOne products they already own. The new onOne University underscores onOne's commitment to helping customers get the most out of their software investment by providing over 100 free training videos with even more training content planned.
"We are excited to offer these free versions of PhotoTools 2.5 and PhotoFrame 4.5 as a way for new users to experience onOne's award winning products," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "These free products, along with the Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw Presets, onOne Exchange and onOne University are a way for onOne to give back to the photographic community and to continue to provide value to our onOne customers."
onOne Software Free Products and Resources include:
PhotoTools 2.5 Free Edition - Based on the same feature set as PhotoTools 2.5 Standard Edition, PhotoTools 2.5 Free includes 15 of the most popular effects found in PhotoTools 2.5 Standard Edition. PhotoTools offers powerful action based effects that can improve images dramatically, making it easy to find, experiment, combine, apply and fine tune effects in an easy to use interface. The 15 effects available in PhotoTools 2.5 Free range from reproducing classic photographic effects like Bleach Bypass and Cross Process, to reproducing film stock such as Kodachrome and Velvia, to modern effects including automatic skin smoothing.
PhotoFrame 4.5 Free Edition - Based on the same feature set as PhotoFrame 4.5 Standard Edition, PhotoFrame 4.5 Free makes it easy to add the perfect finishing touch to images, with 20 professional grade edges, backgrounds, textures and adornments. PhotoFrame 4.5 Free offers an extremely easy way to browse, preview and add effects like frames, backgrounds and adornments to images, with the ability to stack multiple elements and control opacity, size and color.
Presets for Lightroom 2 and Adobe Camera Raw - Users get over 140 time saving Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw presets designed by Photoshop Guru Jack Davis that help quickly correct color and tone and easily add creative effects.
onOne Exchange - The onOne Exchange is a free online resource that offers regularly updated content for PhotoTools and PhotoFrame and encourages users to upload their own actions and content. There are over 65 presets from onOne Software and customers to date.
onOne University - Features over 100 free video tutorials to help customers quickly learn and get the most out of onOne Software products. New video tutorials covering a wide range of subjects are currently in the works.
PhotoTools 2.5 Free, PhotoFrame 4.5 Free, Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw Presets are available immediately at no cost as downloads from onOne Software at http://www.ononesoftware.com/free. The onOne Exchange is available at http://www.ononeexchange.com/ and onOne University is available at http://www.ononesoftware.com/university/.
About onOne Software
onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, Apple iPhoto and iPhone applications. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. Visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/ or call 1-888-968-1468 for additional information.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
This Adobe (ADBE) promotional video is worth watching for a couple of reasons. It reminds you that the iPad is merely one of many devices that are going to be here in the next few months. Apple's antipathy toward Flash is surely one reason this video is out. It's a reminder that Adobe has a good platform for digital tablets.
That's especially true of Air applications like the New York Times Reader. As anyone who has used the Reader knows, this application replicates—and, in many ways, improves—the experience of reading the newspaper in print. It's definitely worth the price of a subscription because it puts the paper on the device. You always have access to it.
Like apps, the Air platform offers another point of entry to the reading experience. We've seen from the Wired video what magazines will look like in Air. So we know that the only issue that needs to be resolved is how best to present ads and whether they will be effective in this distribution channel.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
March Meeting Recap:
Adobe Captivate with Michael DunmireThanks to Michael for his presentation on Adobe Captivate 4 where we learned the basics of Captive including what is it, the interface and best practices such as taking the time to plan and storyboard your presentation/training, using defaults as much as possible to save time, and creating a style guide for consistent presentation results.
- If you'd like more information about storyboarding ( or audio recording ( , there are a couple of books in our CPAUG Library that you can borrow.
- Here is a download for Michael's Captivate Script document.
- Thanks to StockLayouts who generously donated a 3 month subscription and two card boxes for our meeting winners this month. All CPAUG members can receive a 50% discount on a template at StockLayouts
- Additionally, three new CPAUG sponsors have come aboard:
- PremiumMemory.com is offering CPAUG members a 5% discount.
- Lynda.com is offering CPAUG members a 20% discount on annual subscriptions.
- DesignProVideo is offering CPAUG members a 40% discount on their online tutorial library.
Please take a minute to vote on if you'd like to see these presentation topics at a future CPAUG meeting. This is your group so please tell us what you want to see.
Seeking iPhone Developer to Present at CPAUG:
Several CPAUG members have expressed an interest in learning iPhone development. If you know someone who may be interested in presenting on this topic, please contact Megan at CPAUGmanager@gmail.com. Thanks!
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April Meeting Info:
Date and Time: April 5, 2010 from 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Monday, March 8, 2010
One of many upcoming tablet alternatives to the Apple iPad, HP's forthcoming Slate device was teased briefly by Steve Ballmer at Microsoft's CES keynote earlier this year. HP and Adobe teamed up to offer a couple of video demos of the HP Slate (embedded below), with an emphasis on showcasing its Flash and AIR support.
Punctuating even further Adobe's row with Apple over the lack of Flash on the iPhone and iPad, both videos lay it on thick with emphasis on how Flash support lets you "access the full web and not just a part of it." The first demo video below shows off photo-sharing and editing, interactive crossword puzzles, Flash games, and more as well as the on-screen keyboard and other elements of the HP Slate user interface. The second video is a 30-second marketing reel showing off the HP Slate in action.
We still don't have any more solid details about what's under the hood, when the HP Slate will be released or a target price, but these videos are another milestone in the brewing year of the tablet. The HP Slate has the distinction of being one of the few we know about that will run Windows 7. Are you excited about the new tablet form factor, and do you have a...
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Sunday, March 7, 2010
Learn what's possible for your business on Facebook including FBML, Static FBML, and more. A general overview will be presented.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
These are so fun... (Megan)
Remember the movies and TV shows where people had flying cars by 2000? They seem laughable now. It's hard to predict the future and how quickly technology will or won't develop. Farhad Manjoo has some pointers on how to make good predictions so you don't get laughed at later.
In 1995, Clifford Stoll, an astronomer, author, and mad-scientist type, published a column in Newsweek with a doozy of a headline: "The Internet? Bah!" The piece was based on Stoll's book, Silicon Snake Oil, in which he argued that we were all being taken for a ride by tech pundits who offered dreamy visions of a coming "information superhighway." "Baloney," Stoll wrote. "The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."
Peachpit announces the Peachpit Photo Club. On the third Tuesday of every month, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, join us for a webcast featuring your favorite digital photographers! The photographer will present some of their work, provide you with some insight and inspiration, and answer your burning questions.
To keep the creative juices flowing, Photo Club members will receive a fun assignment at the end of the session. Members can complete the assignment on their own, or team up with others in their area. Either way, once the assignment is completed, Photo Club members can upload their work to the Peachpit Photo Club Flickr Group where your friends at Peachpit, and some of our photography authors, will help critique your work. And of course, there will be a chance for prizes!
Peachpit Photo Club Presents Scott Kelby
Tuesday, March 16, 5pm PST, 8pm EST
Join photographer and bestselling author Scott Kelby for a live Webcast. sign up today!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Adobe Flash has been in the spotlight recently, and not for the right reasons. Now the company has opened up on the the iPad, iPhone and HTML5 debate in an exclusive interview with Mashable.
What does Adobe think of all of this recent talk? Does Adobe see HTML5 as a potential rival to Flash? What about Apple's animosity towards Flash? All of these questions needed answering.
Notes: Interview with Aaron Filner
To get Adobe's side of the story, I traveled to Adobe System's San Francisco office to speak with Aaron Filner, the group product manager for the Flash platform. I'm going to let the video below do the majority of the talking, but I did want to highlight some key notes and takeaways from our conversation:
- The "battle" between HTML5 and Flash is a "misperception." They have co-existed for a while, Mr. Filner said, and Adobe has invested in helping extend HTML's technology.
- Adobe thinks the mobile web has gone in two directions: the open web via the browser and the application store.
- On Apple: It's Apple's decision whether or not it wants to support Flash. For now, it is supporting developers creating Flash-based apps for the iPhone app store.
- There has been some di...
Monday, March 1, 2010