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Newsletters: Design for Hard Times

Newsletter designer ... let design and layout save you from the slump! You may have forgotten -- during economic down-turns, the newsletter is one of the best vehicles for pumping up identity and loyalty in both commercial business and organizations. Here, we look at enhancing the design of a nonprofit newsletter for real impact and results -- first in a series Designing your newsletter August 1, 2009

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

To learn how to take pro-quality shots with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500, you're going to need some help! Get your digital photography questions answered by long time Photoshop guru and Photography expert author Ben Long August 1, 2009

Edit Read-only PDF files

China's Gerry Jingrong provides some ideas for working with read-only Adobe Acrobat PDF files and Microsoft Word files-- what do you do when you need to edit or revise an un-editable PDF file? August 1, 2009

Taking payment Online

Do you sell anything on your web site? Sanjou Gokhool takes a brief look at options available for taking payment online - PayPal, Merchant, Accounts, credit card processing, Verisign and other ecommerce transactions August 1, 2009

Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress Barcodes

Chartbot Barcodes is the only Quark / InDesign barcode package that lets users generate 1D, 2D and postal barcodes directly within their favourite variable-data extended technology module without using barcode fonts. August 1, 2009

Architectural Photography

Adrian Schulz shows you the finer points of Architectural Photography -- Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing and how architects are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work August 1, 2009

Web Monitoring

Complete Web Monitoring by Alistair Croll and Sean Power, demonstrate how to measure every aspect of your web presence. You'll understand what it is and how to do it. Essential for web publishers August 1, 2009

Backgrounds: Monochrome, Patterned

When a reader posted this sample to the Photoshop 911 forum, we decided to help out with a tutorial. Here we'll walk you through the steps required to simulate the art for this hockey team. It's easy and works in all versions of Photoshop and Elements -- utilizing a patterned, monochromatic background with the subject highlighted with a glow. August 1, 2009

Generate a Patterned Layer

Page 2 of tutorial about building a monochromatic patterned background... now, we'll generate the background pattern then apply it to our image, coupled with a color fill layer. Using blending modes, blurring and opacity, the pattern becomes real August 1, 2009

Isolate the subject, create a glow

Next, we'll create a glow behind the photo subject we cut out using the pen tool in part one of the series. This provides a wondeful contrast to our monochromatic patterned background! Then we'll demonstrate why color fill layers are so cool by changing the whole image with a single click. August 1, 2009