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Photoshop CS5 – Digital Make Up – Tutorial

In this tutorial you will be learning how to add make up, digitally. Easy to follow ? High Definition ? I’m pretty sure this tutorial will work for previous versions of Adobe Photoshop too. Rate + Comment + Subscribe = More Tutorials
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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‘Raging Bitch’ Beer Barred
Flying Dog Brewery is suing Michigan’s state Liquor Control Commission in federal court over its prohibition of the bottler’s “Raging Bitch” label. In its complaint filed March 25, the beer maker alleges the agency is censoring its free speech, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press reported.
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A new book from Maurice Sendak
Award-winning children’s author Maurice Sendak will release a new book this fall, the first he has both written and illustrated in 30 years.
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Clipping Mask Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator CS4

Learn how to interlace your custom shapes. Especially attractive when working with 3d perspective objects and shapes. We use clip masking to achieve the effect we are after, and set our objects to 3d to show a more dramatic effect.
Video Rating: 4 / 5 How would you edit this RAW file, we would love to see what you would do when you get your hands on the Nikon NEF.



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Web Design Graphics with The Gimp

Web Design Graphics with The Gimp

If you want to design Website graphics with the Gimp, and make your site look as though it was designed by a professional, you can do so easily and completely free.  Good web graphics can be all that is needed to persuade visitors to stay and find out what else your website has to offer. The problem is that most people have no idea how to design them themselves, and rely on free graphics images that are hardly unique.

While you might want lovely website graphics on your webpage, there’s not a lot you can do without good graphic design software. What if you want a new purchase button, or a nice looking header and footer for each of your web pages?  What about an eBook cover for your new product?  You won’t get any change from 0 for a decent eBook cover, yet the software that will enable you to produce your own is available free online.

Perhaps you use a clipart bank, but the problem with these is that you pay for the graphics, and if you do use free ones they usually have an advert watermarked into them.  In any case, standard graphics are not always suitable for your site, and need some editing before they look good. Most clipart is no good for eBook or report covers, and you will struggle to find any that offer a decent website header.

There are online graphics software packages that you can buy that will enable you to design website graphics, but they can be expensive. You can join a graphics club where, for a monthly fee, you are sent a whole host of graphics that you don’t need. Alternatively you download The Gimp, which is free software available online at absolutely no cost whatsoever.

What is it with some people that they look down on free software? They would rather pay 0 or more than use free software that offers them everything they are likely to ever need.  Is it because they believe that a free version can’t be anything like as good as the real thing?  In some cases the free version is the real thing, and the paid version simply a copy of it.

There is a lot of Open Source software that has been hijacked, tarted up and sold in a fancy eBox under a different name. People will pay 9 for that, yet refuse to download the same thing free, and the only difference is the fancy box and fancy name.  Take Gimp.  Sometimes referred to as The Gimp, it is free online and yet is practically a clone of some of the best graphics software you can find.

You can use it to design your own website graphics, your own headers and footers, buttons, bullet graphics, eBook covers and even use it to edit your photographs.  It is every bit as good as the best professional photo editors. So why don’t more people use it?  Perhaps they have never heard of The Gimp graphics application, or maybe they just believe that graphics design software is beyond them.  If you use a mouse or touch pad, then you can use Gimp!

Others believe that there must be a catch and that once you download it you will find that it isn’t much use without this enhancement or that plugin that you have to purchase. Not so. The Gimp download is all you need, and you are all set.  Nothing else is needed to design your first web page. 

Maybe you have heard about free software being associated with Adware and Spyware. Now that is true, but only if downloaded from dodgy sites, and the better free stuff is guaranteed free of this sort of malware. Gimp is certainly free from it, and you will have no problems with the download. Many think that free downloads are generally faulty, and don’t work, but The Gimp is not available in a paid version.  If you are being charged for The Gimp, then you are being scammed.  It is free for Windows and Mac and most people download it fine, with no problems at all.

You can download the Gimp from a number of sites, although some only give you the basic building blocks, not the fully installed package, and you will also need the documentation that goes with it.  Nevertheless, the rewards are fantastic because you will have downloaded and installed a graphics package that rivals Photoshop for its features and it is all free.  You don’t have to spend a dime.  Not a red cent.

To download the Gimp and its manual free of charge, and learn more about using it, visit Pete’s website at The Gimp Download

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What is a good website to get free clipart from?

Question by sunrise_n_tn: What is a good website to get free clipart from?
I’m having a hard time finding clipart that doesn’t end up having a white or black background. I need the kind that can put put on a background & all you see is the picture of the item (such as a fish) w/no extra around it. Where can I find these sites?

Best answer:

Answer by Tina B
This one is pretty good.

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MocoSpace Announces First Recipients in HTML5 Mobile Game Developer Fund
Last month, MocoSpace—an HTML5 mobile gaming platform—announced a fund of $ 1 million to help accelerate the development of HTML5 games for smartphones. The fund would then become a jumpstart for a select few developers who wanted to make their way into mobile gaming space. Developers were invited to submit existing games as well as game […] MocoSpace Announces First Recipients in HTML5 Mobile …
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side.  In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

* Learn Photoshop the Martin Evening way! Everything you need to know for superb photographic results using Photoshop CS5

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PARIS :: video art exhibition : 1

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PARIS :: video art exhibition : 1
video art
Image by Crystian Cruz
Video art exhibition DANS LA NUIT, DES IMAGES, at the Grand Palais. The outside of the building had a lot of moving texts projected over the wall, and the way they displayed the videos inside was really cool.

PARIS :: video art exhibition : 4
video art
Image by Crystian Cruz
Video art exhibition DANS LA NUIT, DES IMAGES, at the Grand Palais. The outside of the building had a lot of moving texts projected over the wall, and the way they displayed the videos inside was really cool.

video still from “Seeing Sound”
video art
Image by Betsian
Still from video titled "Seeing Sound". Created while a student at Alfred University with professor Peer Bode. A video buffer looped motion captured by the camera, and audio software looped sound made in front of the microphone. Video exhibited in three international festivals of video art in 1995 and 1996.

How do you adjust the opacity in adobe illustrator?

Question by nosredno2000: How do you adjust the opacity in adobe illustrator?
I’ve been using PS so long that illustrator seems slightly weird. There is this one opacity adjuster, but when I use it it’s permanent so that doesn’t do me any good.

Best answer:

Answer by Tim D
Transparency menu allows you to select the amount of opacity as long as you don’t flatten transparency it is editable, but remember to flatten it before printing.

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