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Infographics 101: Using Pictures to Communicate

Infographics 101: Using Pictures to Communicate and Connect With Your Audiences -- explains what infographics are, how they are put together, and how you can use them in your business. August 30, 2012

Effects in Adobe InDesign CS6 : Transparency

This excerpt from Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to apply transparency by using the nine transparency effects in InDesign. Transparency can be a highly powerful visual device to use in your publications! July 25, 2012

Adobe InDesign CS6: Paragraph Composers & Tabs

The powers of desktop publishing programs is in their ability to help automate much of the tedium and repetitive tasks associated with DTP. Now, Adobe InDesign CS6 borrows all the best capabilities from RSG, PageMaker, FrameMaker and QuarkExpress to evolve the ultimage publishing platform. In this edition, you'll be learning about and working with paragraph composers and tabs in InDesign CS6... July 25, 2012

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up, specifically for digital photographers. As we follow this summers photography, and learn some powerful techniques that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images, Martin Evening blazes the way! ALSO : included here a complete tutorial on tricks for importing images ; a FREE downloadable PDF chapter from Martin's book ; and a FREE tutorial from Jeff Revell : "Why You Should Be Shooting Raw" ... rounding out our summer photography section! June 26, 2012

Two Simple Steps Can Save Your Photos

MOST OF US TAKE FAIRLY LOUSY PHOTOS most of the time, and we aren't sure what our options are when the pictures don't turn out the way we hoped. But professional photographer Khara Plicanic will help you out with some of her insightful tips & tricks June 25, 2012

HDR: The Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques

When it comes to HDR, only three key ingredients are needed: hardware, software, and post-processing technique. Well, it does take a little talent ... but with a shot-in-the-arm from Rafael, those summer photos will take on a whole new life! Here's the poop ... we'll even throw in a whole 2nd bonus article : "Working with Color in Photoshop" along with a downloadable tutorial on Rafael's "Austin Capitol" project! June 22, 2012

Photography : Visual Stories

The main thing that separates photographer amateurs from the pros is their ability to tell a story using the lens. If the viewer gets it -- you're a success. If the viewer doesn't, then you need this book from Vincent Laforet March 27, 2012

Managing your digital assets

As a digital photographer or videographer, you product massive amounts of data in the creative process. Protecting and preserving those assets is paramount. IT professional Ben Greisler has some insight and advice on successful digital lifecycle management. March 21, 2012

Food Photography

Food photography is probably one of the most difficult segments of the commercial photography field. You cannot just pick up a camera and shoot good food shots. But there is hope, and you can accomplish some great shots with the help of Nicole Young. . . March 19, 2012

Wildlife Photography: Great Shots not snapshots

Planning your vacation? Going into the wilds? About this time of year, people are trying to decide on their vacation. No matter where you go, take this along and you'll be able to capture the experience in its fullest! March 16, 2012