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Adobe Illustrator Gradient Mesh distorts images

Here's an interesting Adobe Illustrator tutorial that works in most versions of Illustrator after the addition of the Mesh -- and it gives you the perfect opportunity to learn and work with the Gradient Mesh, one of the more illusive tools in Adobe Illustrator's tool box. January 30, 2013

Photoshop : Create a Polar Panorama Effect in 5 Minutes

Thanks to Chris Eissens, who sent in this Photoshop tutorial for beginners -- "How To Create A Polar Panorama Effect In Less Than Five Minutes" will show you how to create your own polar panorama effect "small planet" in a view simple steps in Phototshop. It will only take a view minutes to get this amazing effect. December 31, 2012

Color+ for iPad 2

The photography industry is truly embracing the iPad, and this new app is perfect for photographers and casual users alike! Camera Color+ allows you to take colorful real attractive photos and enhance their colors and saturation for better depth and realism. There's a lot of power in this little package ... December 28, 2012

$2000 Worth of Design Resources for YOU

Our partner MacApps Sales and InkyDeals have come up with this super-duper deal to celebrate their first birthday -- you get a HUGE birthday bundle of design resources -- until Christmas Eve
Get $2799 Worth of Design Resources for only $49! December 16, 2012

Simply HDR

Everybody has gone bonkers over HDR photography. Simply HDR is an incredibly powerful tool that will instantly create stunning imagery from otherwise bland subjects and compositions. No experience necessary ... December 13, 2012

Photoshop Tutorial: Festive Postcard ready to print!

Ainsley Bevis shares this Photoshop tutorial to help you learn how to make a Christmas theme print-ready postcard in Photoshop!you'll be designing the front and back of the postcard using various shapes and helpful methods -- as well as opportunities for customization! Print at home, or I've provided the 'work-n-turn' method for running quantity! Have fun. December 2, 2012

Photoca iOS - Advanced Photo Editor Creates Pop Art Masterworks

A lot of attention is being poured into the IOS scene these days -- and the photo apps just keep getting better and better. Many of these apps -- like this one -- rival the most sophisticated software and equipment. Photoca is a real pleasure to work with -- and can put some real tricks up your sleeve November 29, 2012

Photoshop Madness for the holidays

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! You can believe we went totally mad when we got caught in a stalker site, supposedly of "great Photoshop downloads" and couldn't get out! The only thing we could do was shut down the computer -- which lost a bunch of work on this month's column. Sheesh.
Holiday madness in Photoshop
We did find these Adobe Photoshop items for the 2012 Holiday Photoshop Madness surf . . .
* Create Christmas Greeting Card with CS6
* Photo to aquarel painting tutorial
* A Simple Christmas Star tutorial
* Amazing Christmas Card
* Some Christmas Dock Icons
* A Merry Christmas Tree
... and more! C'mon in ... November 28, 2012

Favorite Photography books

Everyone has a camera ... probably a digital camera or a cell phone. Most people I know who own iPhones have dropped their cameras in favor of the phone. Then, others have purchased more expensive, SLR or better, cameras and want to expand the range of their capabilities. Here's a new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . .
* The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
* Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography
* Create Your Own Photo Book, 1st Edition
* Great Photos - Simple Cameras
* Tone Poems - Book 1
... they also make great gifts for the photographer in your life! November 23, 2012

Transform your Photos and Videos into Professional Pencil Drawings

I cannot count the times we've been asked for this technique -- Photoshop 911 has several tutorials on this, but people are lazy and don't want to learn anything new! Well here's the app -- for iPhone/iPad anyway -- that does it all for you... November 22, 2012