Keep an eye out for Photoshop-specific tutorials.
Adobe Photoshop has become the ubiquitous image-processing tool, the standard-bearer for image-editing practices in the digital world. The Digital Imaging and Software Society (DIS) added Photoshop to its list of “Top 10 Most Used Applications,” and it also ranked it at No. 7 in its list of the most innovative and impactful software products of 2010.
A common assumption is that all you need to know to use Photoshop is to be able to use layers and the paint bucket tool. However, this is a leap in the dark, because the myriad layers, masks, and effects that make this program so powerful are complex concepts that require a steep learning curve.
To use Photoshop, you need to know how to:
Create, manage, and organize layers.
Work with masks and channels.
Edit color and create effects with the various filters and blend modes.
Work with the brush and the paint bucket tool.
Work with smart filters, colors, and other effects.
Manage files, folders, and image metadata.
Share files electronically.
Export and print images.
Use Adobe Photoshop Elements or the Adobe Photoshop Touch app.
Work with the Photoshop website and the Photoshop.com photo community.
Organize your desktop and screen layout efficiently.
Read manuals and tutorials.
To find Adobe-certified Photoshop skills check out the following:
Tutorials that teach you how to use Photoshop vary greatly in level of complexity, so you have a wide array of choices for learning about the program. Check out a few of the many resources that are available:
The software that’s been a standard for years, Adobe Photoshop continues to evolve. The new features include two new tools for creating page layouts: Content-Aware Scaling and Content-Aware Move, as well as a several dozen new features that enhance image-editing techniques. The interface has been improved, and many of the effects and filters have been reworked or enhanced.
For a complete tutorial, you can go to Creative Live (www.creativelive.com). Creative Live offers DVD tutorials for both Photoshop and the Creative Suite. They include a
Can I edit my photos on my phone?
You can use your phone to edit your photos directly, but don’t expect it to be the same experience as on a computer. Android phones are pretty good for this but most iPhones are better for smaller photos and non-professional editing.
There are a couple of tools in the Apple app store to help you edit your photos. PhotoFinisher, SmugMug and Pixelmator have all been proved to be good for editing photos.
One thing to keep in mind is that although your phone has a built-in photo editor, it’s not always the best experience for editing and it’s usually better for smaller photos. You can also use a free service such as Snapseed or Aviary to edit your photos on your iPhone.
If you can’t edit your photos, you can take them to a local photo store to have them enlarged and professionally printed.
How can I make money out of editing my photos?
Editing your own photos is a great way to generate income. You can sell your photos as prints, or if you’re good at it, you could make a living from creating posters and canvas prints from your photos. You can start by taking a photo of yourself and selling that as your profile picture.
You can also create a Shopify store or sell on Amazon. Either way, you’ll need to decide how large the prints will be and whether you want to put them all in a collection, or have them available one by one.
You’ll need to find a photographer to take your photos or use a free service such as Flickr’s photo editor. It’s a good idea to have a go at the photo editor before you start charging money for your photos.
If you decide to make prints, you will need to find a printing company in your area to order your prints. Don’t underestimate the time it takes to create large prints, especially if you have a number of them ready to sell.
Can I do watercolours using Photoshop?
Yes, but only if you’re already very good at it. Photoshop contains some tools for creating watercolour or oil paintings. You can create a pencil drawing, add colours to it and then use the Paintbucket to turn that into a painting. You can download it here.
You can also use the Paint
Jergensen’s was a new-age general merchandise store based in Lakewood, Colorado. It is known for introducing “synchronicity” and new paradigms to the shopping experience. In 1996 the Coors Company sold Jergensen’s to the C&S Corporation which is now owned by the Price Group, Inc. and is now called “Jergensen’s” at the Summit Town Center in Frisco, Colorado, one of several franchises in Colorado, Florida and Texas.
New Age philosophy
Jergensen’s held a philosophy that one’s destiny reflected the relative positions of one’s soul and the soul of the universe. The store was known for a “new era” of self-help, in which customers were encouraged to develop their own personal “new ways of living.”
Jergensen’s “felt” products
Karen Jergensen, Jergensen’s founder and CEO, was a practicing acupuncturist. Her belief was that energy flows from the universe and is transferred to people through health, nutrition and the environment. Jergensen’s products were intended to stimulate her clients’ well-being by combining her philosophy of health and her understanding of energy in daily life.
Karen wanted to set up a store that was more than a store. She envisioned a complete lifestyle, that included acupuncture, biodynamic herbology, and alternative health care. She wanted it to be the “World’s first New Age Store.”
Jergensen’s first store opened in Brighton, Colorado in 1993. Sales were slow; only 100 customers came through in the first weekend. Karen believed that one of the reasons for the slow sales was that Brighton was too big a town for new-age products and Karen’s reputation as a New Age acupuncturist was widely known in the area.
Karen decided to move the store to one of the smaller ski towns in Colorado to gain a broader clientele. Brighton is a smaller, but more upscale city. Summit County, Colorado is the location of the chain’s headquarters. Unlike Brighton, the state of Colorado is not divided into eastern and western halves. In other words, most of the state is settled by people who tend to move from place to place. All of the stores were located in more sparsely populated areas.
The founding concept of the Jergensen’s stores was pioneering the concept of the New Age Store. The basic thrust
Making the data in my android app accessible outside my app
I’m using the google android app engine and making an app for on-demand driver services. I’ve already written the server side of the app but I’m having trouble with the client. My first problem is that I want my data to be accessible to the client even when the app is off in the background. I have tried making a shared preference class that stores the data in it, but that doesn’t seem to work.
Can I make my app store some sort of file in sd card, or should I make it so that it can store the data on my own server. Or is there some other way?
Use SharedPreferences for shared data.
OR use SQLite database for per-user data.
SpaceX’s Dragon 2 rocket launch went off without a hitch, delivering an important vital technology into orbit.
The fourth commercial resupply mission with a Dragon capsule is scheduled to launch at 11:46 a.m. on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Dragon’s cargo includes a supercomputer, instruments and science samples from the International Space Station.
The Dragon 2 capsule is scheduled to spend about two months docked to the International Space Station.
Up to 5,900 pounds of cargo, including science experiments, are due to be carried on board the cargo ship.
The mission is seen as an important step in opening up space for private industry.
The launch is seen as an important step in opening up space for private industry.
On Friday, SpaceX said it successfully guided the Dragon 2 capsule into orbit.
“Everything has gone well,” SpaceX said. “Dragon is healthy and is operating nominally.”
The company added that all flight computers and other functions are working as planned.
The capsule is scheduled to orbit at approximately 260 miles above the surface.
Once the Dragon capsule is docked at the ISS, the crew will disconnect it from the station’s robotic arm and move it to a hanger inside the station.
SpaceX has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to send up to 40 metric tons of supplies and equipment to the space station. This includes adding a third set of solar panels to the station.
A NASA statement said: “The astronauts will perform the first of many robotically
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