I get a lot of phone calls from Mac users who’ve forgotten their system password, or bought a computer for which they can’t reset the password. The security level for Mac password protection is good, but as with all computers, not unbreakable. There’s always a way…
This article explains some of the workarounds, and some of the best password security choices and strategies:
LordofDesign.com has Free Downloads of all sorts of Graphic Design Goodies. Free Vector Art, Photoshop and Illustrator Brushes, Clipart, 3D Objects and Shapes, Fonts, Icons, Wallpapers, Screensavers and More! One of my favorite resources for cool design ideas and tools.
From PhotoshopEssentials.com, a clear (if not lengthy) tutorial on using the insanely powerful pen tool.
Don’t fear the Pen Tool!!!
If you find it too complicated, let me know, and I’ll make a little video tutorial or two to ease it up a bit.
Just a reminder to BACK UP your data. Always remember that you never know when a hard drive will fail!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, while so many of you are out drinking some green beer, here’s a tutorial for how you can make this stuff at home using Photoshop (and the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer).
Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig
Very cool website to download some common, and not-so-common symbol and image graphics, all organized and searchable. Most images are open source and usable by anyone, some are copyrighted. Please check before use.
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I’m often asked how to turn a color photograph into a Black & White image. Some people use the Black & White setting on their digital camera (and some use Tri-X film – often using manual filters!). The problem with traditional Black and White settings is that the resulting images lack dynamics, but with Photoshop, we can control the dynamics and contrast in an image, with a lot of power and ease.
In this Tutorial, you’ll learn about the power of the Black and White Adjustment Layer, and how do perform some cool special effects using this very simple and powerful tool.
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www.lifehacker.com/au has a very nice introductory tutorial on the basic usage of the tools and basics of Photoshop. It’s a nice start for anyone wanting to begin with Photoshop, and will give students an idea as to how we can go further in our classes.
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Remember, we don’t only teach Photoshop for image editing – we also teach a number of the less-expensive image editing options. Many of Photoshop’s abilities are echoed in some of the more “consumer level” programs, as well. You can get some great control over your images using Photoshop Elements, for about $80 right now! We teach that, too!
See the Lifehacker video here.