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My New iPhone

The new iPhone in the family caused quite a stir ... and it's not really as intuitive as they lead you to believe. Out of several help aids for Apple's awesome iPhone, this one has been thoroughly field tested and found to be the best! December 10, 2009

Favorite Clip Art Books

Here is a collection of our favorite Dover books that provide countless opportunities for the illustrator, designer, painter, scrapbooker, crafts person, or anyone that uses legacy art in projects. And we have samples at the loading dock! December 1, 2009

Online shopping was never like this

Perfect for "Cyber Monday" ... Fred shares the rich experience of actually shopping off-line, the joys of visiting your local bookstore. Try it, you might just like it! November 30, 2009

Creative books to give... and get!

Here's my favorite list of hands-on, crafts, discovery books that will thrill you -- and anyone on your gift list. They will be enjoyed several times ... by the reader, while doing, and by the receiver of the craft while receiving -- it's a Win / Win idea! Think Creative! November 30, 2009

Adjustment Layers for Shadow Balancing

Debi entered a Photoshop 911 Emergency case, with photographs where the deep shadows were too dark. So, in this Photoshop tutorial, we demonstrate the use of a Levels Adjustment Layer that acts like a mask allowing Debi to paint in the areas of the image to be adjusted! November 30, 2009

Photoshop Madness for the Holidays

This edition of Photoshop Madness opens with holidays with * 5 useful photoshop effects then we get into the Holiday Spirit with : Christmas Wallpaper * Holiday Ornaments with reflections * an Abstract Snow Scene Wallpaper with superb snowflakes * The Jungle King Photoshop Tutorial * and building some cool 3-D Text blocks using Photoshop ... all in the line of Photoshop Madness November 27, 2009

Arlington at Christmas

A nice thought for the holidays ... I had no idea this was being done-- but I thought you might enjoy learning about this... November 27, 2009

5 Useful Photoshop Effects

Andrea Austoni sent in this tutorial, and we liked its simplicity and the fact that Andrea's site is clean and honest without the usual screen spam of the other tutorial sites. Here, learn Soft Focus, Model Depth of Field, Star Field, Wood Grain and Brushed Metal in easy, 1-2-3 steps. November 18, 2009

Elements Plus - plugins

Andrei Doubrovski's latest Adobe Photoshop Elements Plus kit includes smart filters, vector masks, and many more advanced tools normally hidden under the hood -- unlocking undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements November 17, 2009

Image Framer

10-thousand tutorials on the naked web, dozens and dozens of steps in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and you still won't be able to do frames as cool as the ones you create using ImageFramer on the Mac! November 16, 2009