To view a list of tutorials, use the Free Downloadables page at www.dummies.com/go/photoshop.
Converting Photos and Video into Art
In this part…
Photoshop is used in all sorts of interesting ways to create digital art. From Photoshop’s ability to edit photos and video to its hardware-based, nondestructive capture abilities, this part shows you how to make the most of Photoshop to take your creative talents to the next level.
You discover how to use the Smart Filter effects, such as the Liquify Filter and Liquify Adjustment Layer, to add depth and movement to your artwork. In addition, you see how to make complex, realistic 3D-like looks in your images using the 3D features of Photoshop. Finally, discover how to make awesome images with the incredible color and painting features of Photoshop, which enable you to apply brushes and textures to artwork and use the Artistic panel to create incredible artistic effects.
In the end, this part gives you the all-important techniques for making your own artistic effects.
Capturing the Perfect Portrait
In This Chapter
Capturing images using bracketed exposures
Choosing the best exposure for a particular shot
Automating the color process with the Kelvin Scale
Portraiture is challenging because it requires the photographer to create an image that is, well, human. It’s not only about having the perfect face, but capturing that true essence that makes a person attractive in the first place. You want to capture the essence of a person’s personality.
What better way to do this than by capturing a person’s natural expression and features? It’s not just about taking a picture of a subject and sitting back — you have to pay attention to the light source in the scene.
Photography is an art form, and lighting — the ability to capture light and shadow — is the key to making the best portraits. You need to create a specialized light for your subjects that isolates them while capturing the unique expression in their eyes and faces.
In this chapter, you discover how to capture portraits of people with the tools available in the latest version of Photoshop. You also get a lesson on using Photoshop’s automated exposures and spot metering tools to capture your subjects more effectively.
You also get a cheat sheet on how to control image brightness using the Kelvin Scale and the saturation controls, which allow
Pixlr Mobi is a web-based image editor, accessible from mobile devices, that can also be used offline. It uses the WebP format and can modify images both online and offline.
Pixlr supports all major image formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF. It provides a wide range of specialized tools like adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, softness and sharpness. It can convert images to multiple formats such as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF and WebP.
All new features are also available for Pixlr mobile as an ios app.
CoffeeCup is a web-based image editor that focuses on simplicity and usability. It offers basic and advanced features like cropping, rotating, and flip images. It can be accessed from mobile devices and tabs can be opened to manage multiple images. You can save and share images directly to web pages.
The best free image-editing software is Pixlr. It has more than 30 photo editing tools and is easily accessible from smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. All features can be accessed with a simple and intuitive user interface.
Photoshop is the world’s most popular and powerful image editing software. It is used by everyone from hobbyists and designers to photographers and graphic artists.
Adobe Photoshop has a professional reputation, but there are many alternatives to Photoshop, most of which can be used to edit images. Some are even free, but you get what you pay for. Here are 20 best free photo editing tools to help you edit your images.
1. Pixlr Mobi
Easily the most popular online image editor, Pixlr can be accessed from mobile devices. All editing features are available offline to edit images.
2. Photoshop Express
Photoshop Express is a lightweight image editor that takes advantage of cloud technology. It is used by Instagram and Pinterest to create filters.
Freestyle is an image editor that enables users to quickly create a range of photo effects. Freestyle supports Photoshop, Lightroom, Snapseed, Snapseed+, PicsArt, and Adobe Camera RAW.
4. PicsArt Photo Editor
PicsArt Photo Editor is an easy-to-use, photo
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates generally to an air conditioner or a refrigerating apparatus, and more particularly to a defrosting mechanism.
2. Description of the Prior Art
Conventionally, a defrosting mechanism using a heat source has been known as a method for defrosting a surface of a heat exchange tube. The defrosting mechanism using the heat source comprises a capillary tube connected to the heat exchange tube, and the capillary tube is sealed and filled with a refrigerant by means of a refrigerant. In the defrosting mechanism, the heat exchange tube is heated by a heat source through the capillary tube, and the surface of the heat exchange tube is defrosted.
The conventional defrosting mechanism, however, requires a heat source having a large capacity, and the defrosting time is long. The operation of the defrosting mechanism requires the apparatus to be stopped in order to fill the capillary tube with the refrigerant.Educational needs of rheumatology nurses in the Veterans Affairs hospital.
A survey was conducted to examine the education of nurses on the topic of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and associated nursing problems. Over half of the 312 questionnaires returned (59%) were completed by nurses with special training in nursing practice, education, or research. A high percentage of respondents felt that nurses could play an important role in educating patients on RA and in providing supervision for the care of patients with RA. Major topics identified in respondents’ self-appraised educational needs were the following: (1) an RA nursing textbook or guidebook, (2) continuing education in RA nursing, (3) research in RA nursing, (4) guidelines for RA care, (5) materials on RA management, (6) staff development in RA nursing, (7) clinical research to advance RA care, and (8) guidelines for rheumatology nursing practice.s a question of how to target the most troubling symptoms in parents and get them really engaged.”
Their latest approach: a parent portal where parents can track their child’s progress and provide immediate feedback. They’re moving away from a limited, one-to-one approach to something much broader and more robust. They’ve just spent a year testing out a new mobile app and are on track to launching it this month.
“It’s never about the device. We want to make sure the content
dojo toolkit: using build toolchain for cross browser support
This site seems like it would provide the answers but it seems to be a an invitation only site.
When building out my toolchain I need to build against the latest version of Dojo. I realize that it is possible to compile against other versions. I was wondering if there is a way to create a toolchain that can run within a web browser and tells the browser that it is using the latest release and to ignore the other version(s) in the toolchain.
As an example of what I am trying to do:
Thanks in advance for your time and attention.
If you want to run the latest version, you don’t need to build against an older version, you can just use the one that comes with the source. To run the dojo source, include it in the html file, and set isDebug:false, parseOnLoad:true (or copy it to your server):
For a full list of features, you can see the Features of Dojo.
If you are building a webapp, I would recommend using a copy of dojo.js, in a place like node.js. Node.js can run (and compile) scripts as needed without rewriting every time and without having to build them against older version.
How to install software update on network (without AD)
We have a Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, and we want to install an update for a program that we need. We don’t use AD, so the work is a copy of the update file to the server, and run “Install updates now”. The next day or so, the server will notify to do
PC with 2GB RAM or better
8GB Hard Disk space
This is a simple and elegant example which plays an audio file,
in a loop, and fades it in and out (repeats) slowly.
It also has an option to fade it in and out quickly,
and a built-in MIDI note sequencer.
The app comes with a clickable library of ready-made MIDI
files for you to play.
The author of this app is a member of the