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Checklist for Year-End

organizing personal and small business finance all year round makes year-end tax prep a lot less anxiety-inducing - income and expenses, categorizing transactions, and monitoring budgets and savings, and your life at tax time December 30, 2009

Type is more than letters

When is typography more than just letters, fonts and faces? When it's used in the illustration process as bendable, foldable, curvable, and moldable. These are superb examples of typographic illustration December 29, 2009

Visions in Black & White

Start the year off with this field trip to the studios of some of the best digital portrait painters in the world. This special collection was selected because they leverage black and white - non color - to create rather special portraits December 29, 2009

Edit tabular data on the Mac

Here's a tabular data file editor tool for Mac OS X that is an inexpensive, lightweight, fast, flexible, and powerful delimited tabular file editor. It is perfectly suited for working with tabular files, such as comma-sparated-value or tab-delimited formats. December 29, 2009

Record an action in Photoshop

Actions can save you tons of time and misery by automating tasks in Photoshop -- in this tutorial, use the Actions panel to record, play, edit, and delete individual actions. December 28, 2009

Vector-Drawing for Mac

The latest version of this easy-to-use, powerful vector-drawing application for Mac, is unique in that it presents the user with a simple and clean interface, yet packs an impressive assortment of useful, professional features December 22, 2009

Beware Dangerous Searches

It's amazing how the cybercriminals can infect just about anything. When a search word becomes popular -- you can bet the crooks are there waiting to catch you! Here, I look into several warnings about Google searches that take you directly to malware sites! December 22, 2009

Photoshop for Fingerprinting

This Photoshop 911 reader requested information about using Photoshop to compare fingerprints -- while not generally used for law enforcement, this tutorial uses Difference blending mode and Hue / Saturation to compare fingerprints -- or any two images! Enjoy December 22, 2009

Photoshop YouTube Background Tutorial

From one of our "Photoshop Faves", Jordan Charters, comes this tutorial primarily designed for use on YouTube -- however, there are some good lessons and good techniques in this Photoshop tutorial December 22, 2009

3D modeling solution for Mac

Cheetah3D is a super cool, very popular 3D modeling solution for Mac OS X. It's now been upgraded to 5.0, adding completely new node based material system, optimized render engine, extended modeling tools, and many small UI enhancements. December 21, 2009