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Lightroom 3 Editing Essentials

Scott Kelby shows you how to develop your photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, including setting white balance, seeing befores and afters, and applying changes made to one photo to other photos. Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of New Riders November 27, 2010

Photoshop CS5 Types and Shapes

Create an Ad Using Adobe -- Using just the basic Photoshop software, Rafael Concepcion shows how you can manipulate the shapes and text in your designs to produce pleasing and compelling results. Learn these techniques and incorporate them into your Photoshop toolbox. November 27, 2010

Zen Artist for iPad

Many are calling Zen Artist "the most beautiful brush paint tool in the world." It features 12 Zen Textures like months of a year, 4 Zen BGM like seasons, 3 Zen Sound Effects, 60 Zen Colors for 4 seasons, Support for Google Image Search and Photo Library and much more. November 26, 2010

Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred

Kids today are just as likely to be interested in electronics as they are in soccer. So what's a parent to do with a kid who'd rather solder than run laps? How can parents really keep geeky kids entertained, without spending yet another afternoon in front of the glowing rectangle of a TV or computer monitor? November 26, 2010

Imposition Wizard

Imposition Wizard is a professional level, standalone imposition software for Mac OS X. Version 1.8 features 2-up preview mode, reads bleed and trim data from source files, allows to rotate sheets and define their default parameters. November 26, 2010

Make cool 3D Product Shots

Box Shot 3D is a powerful utility that renders 3D shapes using provided images. Box Shot 3D allows you to render software boxes, book covers, magazines, CD, DVD and Blu-Ray boxes, cans, bottles, mugs, bags and much more -- with no 3D-knowledge November 25, 2010

Add Borders to Images in Photoshop

Here's an essential Photoshop Tutorial for the beginners or those not so familiar with Photoshop tools and techniques. Thanks to Olga Bogatyrenko of ChasingMoments for sending this one to everyone! November 24, 2010

The Right Logo

Colleen Ryan of Logobee Inc., passes along this important essay for all designers, particularly those entering the field, and beginning to design logos. It could also be important for business owners who think they do or do not need a logo. November 24, 2010

Touchscreens for Macs

It's about time we got custom built touchscreen systems for the Apple 27 inch Cinema display. These new ones from Troll feature an analog resistive touchscreen overlay and high resolution USB controller and can be ordered as either a Troll factory integrated internal touchscreen or externally mounted, user installable "SlipCOVER" system. November 23, 2010

The Business of being an Artist

Daniel Grant offers a comprehensive guide to making a living through art. This new edition has been updated to include sections on how to market and sell art in a weak economy and how to succeed in the business of marketing online, including tips on creating a successful Web site and blog. November 22, 2010