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Expanding Your Photography Portfolio

This excerpt from Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer focuses on four images that Michael Clark created in an effort to expand his photography portfolio. He explains the genesis of each image, how the images were shot, the gear involved, and how they were worked up in Lightroom and Photoshop so you can see the entire process from start to finish. July 30, 2012

Use the Field Blur Filter in Photoshop CS6

This tutorial is from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide -- Teaching you how to use the Field Blur filter, which is handy when you need the most flexibility and control in blurring specific areas of an image while keeping other (more important) areas in sharp focus. July 30, 2012

Collect for Output for Adobe Illustrator CS6

Your project is only so good as your prepared files. If it's not output correctly, you're dead. Code Line announces a free update to its popular "Collect for Output" application, Art Files 2 for Mac. July 28, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Awards to Crowdsourcing

Creativity comes in many different forms. From Universities to Awards to crowdsourcing, the creative world is ever changing, as you'll see in this week's edition of Creative Tidbits July 27, 2012

My apology to all our readers

My apologies to all DTG readers who have enjoyed the Publishers's Warehouse and the treasure trove of resources and links there -- but who have found broken links, or links that send them off someplace they didn't expect to go. Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about other online resources, and we have no real control over other sites that seem legit, but are not. July 27, 2012

Cloud Rendering for 3D Artists and Architects

One problem with high end rendering projects ... they take hours to days to complete. This new on-demand cloud rendering service takes advantage of distributed rendering in V-Ray 2.0 software—includes the ability to control and monitor rendering on the desktop July 26, 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

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

Pan and Zoom Plugin for Final Cut Pro X

A good designer can build an impressive video with stills by simply manipulating zoom and pan. Noise Industries has updated the free Pan and Zoom plugin to offer support for Apple Final Cut Pro X, alongside Motion and Adobe After Effects -- for some pretty WOW cinematic effects. July 24, 2012

Adobe InDesign CS6 : Paragraph & Character Styles

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 and character styles ... style sheets in InDesign CS6... July 24, 2012