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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

Photoshop: Surreal Landscapes, Part 2

Dan Moughamian presents the second in a series of articles designed to illustrate the compositing workflow for a surreal landscape. December 18, 2009

Logo Design Tips

Golden arches. A "swoosh" sign. A man on a horse holding a polo mallet. What kind of attention goes into a good logo? Here's a few brief but important tips December 18, 2009

InDesign automated output

BatchOutput was developed for one of the largest Canadian ad agencies -- now you can take advantage of this utility to output multiple files, single page output, link auto-update, variable file names and other functions you need in InDesign. December 17, 2009

Your Digital Camera Knows Much More!

Professionals who use digital cameras, and particularly RAW formats will appreciate this plug-in that allows you to view, edit, and create EXIF data - flash energy, aperture, exposure time, ISO, focal length - for better control of imaging December 16, 2009

Photoshop Actions Madness

This edition of Photoshop Madness focuses on actions and reflections ... Photoshop reflections, FREE high-quality Photoshop PSD icons, Photoshop Actions for Amazing Color Enhancements, 50 essential photo actions, Photoshop clone tool actions and Quick straighten tutorial for Photoshop Madness December 16, 2009

Photoshop Holiday Tutorials

Photoshop madness is back so soon? Yup! Now with these top selections for holiday wallpaper tutorials. Yet they're a lot more than just for the holidays - essential techniques you can use for lots of projects! December 14, 2009

Creating Contrast in Photoshop

In this tutorial, Scott Kelby shows you how to create contrast using the Targeted Adjustment Tool (or TAT for short), which lets you click-and-drag right on the image, and the tool will tweak the right part of the curve for you automatically. December 14, 2009

Photoshop: Matching Color Schemes

The Adobe Creative Team teaches you how to combine images and harmonize the color schemes in multiple images by matching the target image to the dominant colors in a source. December 12, 2009

Photoshop: Surreal Landscapes, Part 1

Dan Moughamian begins a new series showing how to create a unique landscape scene by blending or compositing multiple stock photos. December 11, 2009