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    Create a Web 2.0 Style Button Using GIMP

    Create a Web 2.0 Style Button Using GIMP
    1. Create a new sub-folder called "originals" in your "beta_images" folder. *+PART 1: CREATE THE IMAGE+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Select File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. In the Create a New Image dialogue box set: p((. a. Width: 110 pixels p((. b. Height: 55pixels p((. c. Under the Advanced Options p((((. i. 72 ppi p((((. ii. Colorspace: RGB color p((((. iii. Fill ...
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    Create a Glassy Button Using GIMP

    Create a Glassy Button Using GIMP
    *+PART 1: CREATE THE IMAGE+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Select File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. In the Create a New Image dialogue box set: p((. a. Width: 110 pixels p((. b. Height: 55pixels p((. c. Under the Advanced Options p((((. i. 72 ppi p((((. ii. Colorspace: RGB color p((((. iii. Fill with: Transparency 4. Click OK. 5. File>Save As… (Shift+Ctrl+S) name the ...
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    Create a Metal Button Using GIMP

    Create a Metal Button Using GIMP
    *+PART 1: CREATE THE IMAGE+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Select File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. In the Create a New Image dialogue box set: p((. a. Width: 110 pixels p((. b. Height: 55pixels p((. c. Under the Advanced Options p((((. i. 72 ppi p((((. ii. Colorspace: RGB color p((((. iii. Fill with: Transparency 4. Click OK. 5. File>Save As… (Shift+Ctrl+S) name the ...
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    GUIDE: How Do I Create an Original Background?

    *+PART 1: OPEN A NEW THE GIMP FILE:+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Go to File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. Type p((. • Name: “background” p((. • Width: 100 pixels p((. • Height: 100 pixels p((. • Resolution: 72 pixels/inch p((. • Mode: RGB color p((. • Select Contents: White 4. Click OK. 5. Save as “background.xcf” into the Documents>originals folder. *+PART 2: ...
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    Organizing and Placing Web Images Using iPhoto & iWeb

    *+PART 1: IMPORTING AND ORGANIZING YOUR WEB IMAGES IN IPHOTO+* 1. Open iPhoto. 2. Drag the beta_images folder into the iPhoto Source window. A new album containing the images will be created in the Source window. 3. Select iPhoto>Preferences>Keywords 4. Click the (+) button and add “web” as a new Keyword. 5. Drag all of you the .jpg, .gif, and .png ...
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    Button Design PSD Resource Download

    Button Design PSD Resource Download
    It’s free resource time! Well this is a button design resources with different styles and colors that I created myself. The button is make out of scalable shapes, so you can adjust or resize- it’s flexible and highly customizable. Feel free to download it if you like it or find it useful. You can download the PSD resource file at the ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Adjusting White Balance with the Fast Color Corrector

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Adjusting White Balance with the Fast Color Corrector
    "Continued from, What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/236-adobe-premiere-what-the-fast-color-corrector-tools-do- If the Auto Color effect doesn’t resolve color problems in your video, try white balancing your clip using the Fast Color Corrector effect. Here’s how: *1.* Double-click the target clip on the timeline. *2.* Click the Effect Controls tab to open that panel. *3.* In the Effects panel, click and drag the ...
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    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do

    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do
    There are several tools within the Fast Color Corrector to help you fine-tune your video. Top to bottom, here’s what they do: h4. Hue Angle Controls the outer ring of the color wheel; rotating left shifts the colors toward green; rotating right shifts them toward red. h4. Balance Magnitude Controls correction intensity. This corresponds to the ball on the end of ...
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    Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition

    Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition
    Typically, you normalize audio volume so your entire production will have similar levels and your viewers won’t have to adjust the volume from scene to scene. Technically, however, normalization increases the amplitude of the audio to a target level, usually 100%, which is maximum volume available without distortion. What’s critical to realize is that normalization affects the entire file equally. So ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1
    Flash video is a popular streaming format for Internet and intranet use. The Adobe Media Encoder can produce Flash video in the FLV format, but not the SWF format, which contains the metadata required to make a Flash video executable online. If you’ve used the Flash 8 Video Encoder, the process will look very familiar, since Premiere Pro uses many of ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2
    "Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/244-adobe-premeire-pro-producing-flash-output-part-1 *7.* In the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, click the Show Advanced Settings button. This reveals all encoding options and changes to the Hide Advanced Settings button (Image above). *8.* In the upper-left corner of the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, choose a profile. If you customize any parameters, Premiere Pro ...
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    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One

    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One
    The Adobe Media Encoder is a flexible tool that can export your video project to a range of formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Macromedia Flash Video (FLV), QuickTime, RealMedia, and Windows Media. Though each format has its own peculiarities, the basic workflow is the same for all of them, which is what is covered here. You can export either a work area ...
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    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two

    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/246-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-one *5.* Click the Filters tab to open the Noise Reduction option (not shown). Avoid applying this filter unless your video is extremely noisy. *6.* Click the Video tab to open the Video settings. Also be sure to review the Basic Video Settings to ensure that they are correct. h4. Tip: OutPutting MPEG-2 Files -- When and Where: ...
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    Your Total Website Makeover

    Your Total Website Makeover
    Langton Cherubino Group creates marketing strategies and communications programs for others. It was time to take a dose of our own medicine. Once upon a time a Flash-based brochure-ware website showing our portfolio was sufficient. But now we have Web 2.0 and “Business as usual” is over. The new economy demands that we revisit our marketing messaging and the way we ...
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    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three

    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/248-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-two *7.* Click the Audio tab to review the Audio settings. p(. Review the Audio Settings. When producing MPEG-2 files for DVD, choose PCM in the Audio Format drop-down menu (as shown) and then encode to Dolby Digital Format in Encore. p(. When producing streaming formats, adjust both Audio Codec and Bitrate here. Note that whatever Bitrate you ...
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    How to Varnish a Painting

    There is a recommended procedure in varnishing a picture. Retouching Varnish is considered a temporary varnish and it is applied when the surface of the painting is dry to the touch. Final Picture "Varnish":http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_products.cfm?classID=1020&subclassID=102010&ab=1 is applied only when the painting is thoroughly dry. A painting with a moderate impasto or thinly applied paint layers can receive a final picture varnish anytime ...
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    Inking in Adobe Illustrator Part II

    Inking in Adobe Illustrator Part II
    Read Part I of "Inking in Adobe Illustrator":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/374-inking-in-adobe-illustrator-part-one The Pencil and the Brush There will be two main tools that you will be using to ink your drawing: the pencil tool and the brush tool. For more geometric shapes, you might also dabble with the pen and shape tools, but it will mostly be the pencil and brush if you are ...
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    Beta Web Site using iWeb

    *+TO CREATE A WEBSITE:+* 1. Double-click the iWeb application icon in your Applications folder. Select File>New Site (Shift+Apple+N). 2. In the template chooser that appears, select 1.0 Themes from the drop-down menu. Now select the Black template below. In the thumbnails on the right, scroll down and select the Blank webpage (the selected template has a yellow border around it). template ...
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    Tips for a Healthy Studio

    Tips for a Healthy Studio
    The place where art is created should be a nice place to be- comfortable and safe. Keeping a pleasant and healthy environment for making art means you’ll spend more time there, and do better work. Good studio habits include knowing how to use, store and dispose of the materials in use every day. Like most products used in the home and ...
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    Tips for Healthy Oil Painting

    Oil painting has a long history of innovation, with constant introduction of new materials and processes that broaden expressive possibilities, change the basic properties of the paint and mediums, and make the colors behave in new and interesting ways. Most of the original ingredients are still available (generally in a much higher-quality form than historic painters would have used); many other ...
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