How to Use Photoshop

INTRODUCTION
Photoshop’s Variations and Free Alternatives
I have a different page that explains what Photoshop is, what the versions are and less expensive, or free, alternatives, here. I also talk about all the other software I use and photoshop plug-ins there.
I’ve been using Photoshop every day for years so its cost is negligible for what I get out of it. If I was starting from scratch and didn’t have $560 for Photoshop CS or didn’t get Photoshop elements for free with a scanner I’d first try iPhoto that comes for free with every Apple Mac computer, or Google’s free Picasa 2 for windows, and learn those. iPhoto and maybe the others even read RAW files, so don’t ignore them.
How to Learn Photoshop
A huge advantage of Photoshop is you have more ways to learn it, like this page here, than any other program. So many people know it it’s easy to learn just about anywhere.
The best way to learn Photoshop is to take a class at your local community college to learn the basics of Lightening Underexposed Images and Correcting Color Casts and White Balance Problems. These basic Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul
01

How to entertain kids on the road

Think of road trips with your children as rare opportunities. When else do you have a long stretch of time with your kids uninterrupted by television, homework, phone calls, their friends or other distractions? Especially with kids along, getting there can be half the fun.
To make sure, plan ahead and follow the cardinal rule of family travel: maintain a sense of humor. After all, sometimes cars break down, babies spit up, traffic crawls and attractions get crowded. Here are some suggestions, oriented to age groups, to make your road trip memorable for all the right reasons.

TWEENS AND TEENS:

•Talk with them . Get the conversation going by telling tales of your childhood. Kids love to hear about their parents at their same age.

•Listen . A car provides an ideal venue for older children to open up about their feelings. Since the driver looks straight ahead and the passengers often do too, conversation feels much less judgmental than a face-to-face talk. On a long Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul
01

Computer Science Majors Increase at Most Significant Rate

Washington, March 17, 2009 – The number of undergraduate students majoring in computer science significantly increased for the first time since the dot com boom according to the Computing Research Association (CRA). As a result, overall university computer science enrollment increased for the first time in six years. CRA reported these trends (pdf) as part of the 2007-2008 annual CRA Taulbee Survey.“The upward surge of student interest is real and bigger than anyone expected” said Peter Lee, incoming Chair of CRA. “The fact that computer science graduates usually find themselves in high-paying jobs accounts for part of the reversal. Increasingly students also are attracted to the intellectual depth and societal benefits of computing technology.”
“Competitive advantage, driven by innovation, has never been more important,” said Daniel A. Reed, current Chair of CRA. “Computing advances lead to new approaches to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. U.S. businesses must continue integrating new computing technologies to remain globally competitive.”
The Computing Research Association collected enrollment data in fall 2008. The computer science and computer engineering departments of 192 Ph.D.-granting universities participated in the survey. Specific findings include:
Total enrollment by majors and pre-majors in computer science is up 6.2 percent per department over last year. If only majors are considered, the increase is 8.1 percent. This is the first time total enrollment increased in six years.
The average number of new students per department majoring in computer Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul
01

Solve Computer Boot Problems

No, we’re not talking about the holes in your hiking boots . Can’t help you with that. Though we’d suggest duct tape as a temporary solution. But what we do want to help you with is what you can do when your computer won’t boot properly, or not at all.

What to do?
It can be a heart-wrenching experience. You push that power button, and all hell breaks loose. Beeps, error messages, red X’s, BSOD’s (Blue Screen of Death) are everywhere. Or, even worse, nothing at all. Deadly silence. What’s going on?
The first rule is to stay calm. Panicking, yelling, cursing and throwing things won’t help – though it might make you feel better for a second. But to troubleshoot and resolve the problem, a clear head is imperative. Be systematic and approach the problem logically. The troubleshooting steps below will take a methodical approach to help you figure out why your PC is not booting correctly or not booting at all. Some of the steps might sound silly to you, but please don’t ignore those steps! Every single problem and solution in this article has happened to somebody at some point. Most of them it takes only a few seconds to check, take the time to do so.
Automatic tool for repairing rebooting problems
Nothing happens at all
Start with the power. Is the power cable plugged in correctly into a UPS, surge protector, power strip, or wall outlet? Is the wall outlet where the power comes from controlled by a wall switch that was turned off accidentally? Is the power strip turned on? Is the light on the UPS or power strip on, indicating that it has power? Is the power cable plugged into the back of the computer Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul
01

Solving Common Business Problems

As a small business owner, you are a natural optimist and risk-taker. But, have you crossed the line that separates optimism from delusion?
Being hopeful is easy—in the short-term. Wishing for less demanding customers, more motivated employees, and more cash in the bank requires far less intellectual work and emotional effort than making an honest assessment of your business.
Opening your eyes to issues you would rather ignore and admitting mistakes can be painful. Doing so, however, allows you to move directly to solving problems and creating the business of your dreams.
Customers
Do you think your customers have out-of-control expectations? Dismiss the idea that dissatisfied customers are outliers.
Scrutinize complaints
Pinpoint who is complaining (new accounts? long-time customers? everyone in your southwest region?) and what their concerns are. Look for patterns of customer frustration. Look hard for common threads if the issues seem dispersed.
Deal with sources of the complaints, which may mean correcting the behavior of an offending employee, reorganizing a dysfunctional department, or educating your entire team on the right way to promote a new line to existing customers.
Analyze returns
Check product descriptions and images for accuracy. Look at service guarantees to determine whether they are consistent with industry standards. Discern if marketing promises are realistic or overstated.
Adjustments may be straightforward. A hastily prepared, misleading product description can be rewritten to more accurately convey attributes relevant to consumers. A problematic merchandise category can be discontinued Read the rest of this entry »

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May
17

Essays for Sale

If you are a student you are sure to know how challenging academic writing tasks may be, especially when they come all together and you should submit them virtually at the same time.Essays for Sale

Moreover, the subject of your paper may turn out to be tough and boring. As a result, you can find yourself in a difficult situation with time running out. What you should do then? The solution you need is even simpler than you could imagine. Why don’t you follow the example of thousands of top students around the world and buy essay from pro academic assistants.

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May
17

New York

New York City, with a population of over 8.1 million, is the most populous city in the United States. Alone, it makes up over 40 percent of the population of New York state. It is known for its status as a center for finance and culture and for its status as the largest gatewayfor immigration to the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, New York City is also a destination of choice for many foreign visitors. Both the state and city were named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.

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May
17

Buy research paper college

The key concern that buyers of file copies research experience over the years is substandard quality research papers. There are various reasons for the usually poor quality of these buy research papers. One of the reasons involves to the pressures of the market. People who buy research paper tend to be particularly price-oriented, people who buy research paper base their decisions basically on price-per-page, with little consideration to the quality of what they buy. The writers of these research papers are usually poorly rewarded for their efforts and as a result they respond by producing research papers that are of low quality.

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May
16

How information technology developed

How information technology developed

How information technology developed

Information Technology for Development endeavors to advance research and practice in the development of scalable Information Technology (IT) infrastructures in global development, and considers IT, policy and commerce infrastructures, and the effects of online communities and research methods for measuring the effects of IT.
The journal appeals to engineers, scientists, strategists, practitioners in the field, academics, international leaders, and policy-makers who recognize the importance of IT as an economic driver and make decisions with respect to investments in technical, legal and human infrastructures.
The objective of Information Technology for Development is to provide a forum for policy-makers, practitioners, and academics to discuss strategies and best practices for working in developing countries, tools and techniques for ascertaining the effects of IT infrastructures in government, civil societies and the private sector, and theories and frameworks that explain the effects of IT on development.
The journal helps address how to achieve significant, measurable improvements in addressing the Millennium Development Goals through Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Strategies for sourcing goods in the less developed countries and marketing services to the more developed countries; Best practices for working in the different countries; Theories and frameworks that explain the effects of IT on development; and Tools and techniques for ascertaining the effects of IT infrastructures in government, civil society and the private sector.
Information Technology for Development, with an established record for publishing quality research and influencing practice for over 20 years, is the first journal to have explicitly addressed global information technology issues and opportunities. It publishes social and technical research on the effects of Information Technology (IT) on economic, social and human development.
In addition to being a valuable publication in the field of information systems, Information Technology for Development is also cited in fields such as public administration, economics, and international development and business, and has a particularly large readership in international agencies connected to the Commonwealth Secretariat, United Nations, and World Bank.

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May
16

The Great Effectiveness of Social Media

The Great Effectiveness of Social Media

The Great Effectiveness of Social Media

 In this webinar Dr. Natalie Petouhoff will discuss how to understand and calculate the value you are receiving or could obtain from Social Media Monitoring and Social CRM initiatives.
Let’s say you create a Facebook page, Twitter page, YouTube videos, and use AdWords to get leads through an e-mail marketing campaign. All of those social media campaigns should be connected to a website, which gives visitors the option of buying your product or service.
Some social media experts like to calculate the ROI of social media much like advertisements, in which you calculate ROI based off short term results which don’t take into account things like customer retention, brand equity, customer service, etc.
Social media is like a friend to your prospects, giving them helpful information and encouraging trust. The only way to see if this “friend” actually affects your Read the rest of this entry »

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