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    Organize your Image Files in iPhoto

    1. Import (Shift+Apple+I) your images into iPhoto. 2. Select your Lessons, Elements, and Principles folders and click Import. 3. Select iPhoto>Preferences>Keywords 4. Create three new keywords: p((. • Lessons p((. • Elements p((. • Principles [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] 5. Assign the appropriate keyword to the appropriate image. 6. Create three new albums in iPhoto: p((. • Lessons Files p((. • Elements of Art ...
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    Create your own Podcast using GarageBand, iPhoto and iWeb

    You will select 8 of your favorite digital imaging files from your Imaging, Elements, and Principles folders and create an 60-80 second podcast. *+PART 1+* 1. Open iPhoto. 2. Select File>New Album… (Apple+N) Create a new album. Name it “art_podcast”. 3. Select the 8 best files that you worked on in The Gimp and drag them into this album. One of ...
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    Creating a CD Cover for the Web Using GIMP

    +*CREATING A CD COVER GRAPHIC FOR THE WEB*+ 1. Open your original CD file “yourname_cd2.psd” 2. Crop out the original. 3. Flatten the image 4. Save as “yourname_cd3.xcf” into the "yourname_cd" folder. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] 5. Experiment with saving/exporting the new file for the web. Try: a. JPEG with high compression/low quality. b. JPEG with low compression/high quality. c. GIF with web palette. ...
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    Calibrize the Color on Your Computer

    Calibrize the Color on Your Computer
    Check this out: "Calibrize 2.0":http://www.calibrize.com/ Yesterday "my company":http://www.colorjinn.com/ launched a new website to distribute a FREE color calibration utility. Calibrize is software that helps you to calibrate the colors of your monitor in three simple steps. Just download the software and follow the procedure to generate a reliable color 'profile' and adjust the colors of your monitor automatically.
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    What is Shareware?

    h4. What is Shareware? Shareware is software that you can try before you buy. Software developers post trial versions of their software on websites. Consumers can then download the trial version to their computer and evaluate it. If the consumer likes the software they can purchase it. Shareware is also called try before you buy. Today almost every big software company ...
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    How to Shoot a Video & Capture a Still Image

    +*PROJECT: How to Shoot a Video*+ You have been assigned to a Production Company of 3-4 people, with whom you will work throughout the semester. This introductions project is a useful way to get to know each other and to assess how to make best use of the human resources in your group. You will use a camera and lighting techniques. ...
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    Training: You Know Your Colors, But Do You Know Their Contrasts?

    Training: You Know Your Colors, But Do You Know Their Contrasts?
    Repeat after me: It's not about the colors, it's about how the colors relate to one another. Say it loud. Say it one thousand times. And never forget it. Don't worry about what I mean by that. Just read this blog. Ultimately, each and every post on this blog is written to support this premise. If color design is about how ...
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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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    ArtBistro Podcast: Process vs. Product Two Essential Parts of Creating

    ArtBistro Podcast: Process vs. Product Two Essential Parts of Creating
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #65* Process vs. Product We create things. That's what we do. But we cannot fixate on the things at the expense of the process. In this podcast, we talk about why process and product are two essential and complementary parts of creating. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    Creating a Slideshow in iPhoto

    Create three slideshows. One for your digital imaging projects (Melon, Coyote, etc.); one for your Elements of Art images, and one for your Principles of Design images. Use your Jingle from GarageBand in at least one of the slideshows. You may create new jingles for the other two slideshows. *+STEPS+* 1. Select the images you want in your slideshow by using ...
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    VivoZoom – a New PhotoStock Service

    VivoZoom – a New PhotoStock Service
    From time to time I have decided that I am going to share some cool resources that I use or find particularly compelling not only because I am a bit of a “techie” but also love sharing these finds with others. So if you DO find these tips/resources valuable to your art/creative/photo business I would love to hear about it OR ...
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    A Little This 'n' That for the '00s: Apostrophies

    A Little This 'n' That for the '00s: Apostrophies
    Punctuation and typography, and the correct uses thereof, are very important to me. I guess that's an inherent trait of someone in the visual communications field. There are a LOT of punctuation marks out there, and a LOT of misusage as well. The apostrophe is one of them. Let's have a little discussion on this, shall we? I did a little ...
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    Tips for Keeping a "Green" Studio!

    Tips for Keeping a "Green" Studio!
    Draw on it! There are many ways to stay green in the art studio. One of the best ways is by finding a use for the scraps and leftovers that might otherwise be thrown out. This month we showed you how to cut a simple mat, but before you throw out that piece you cut out of the middle, here are ...
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    Links for Designers

    These links are provided as a resource for showing your work, scholarships, trade information, latest design trends and other organizations that help designers. Want to get linked? Email: info@artbistro.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to ArtBistro on your site. Are you a member and want to post your personal site? click here. ...
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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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    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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    Top 10 Podcasting Do's and Don'ts

    Consider following these simple podcasting tips to get the most from your podcast and make it stand out from other podcasts in the crowd. h4. DO 1. Make it Professional Regardless of whether you are podcasting from your garage or a corporate boardroom there is no reason that your podcast cannot have a professional sound and feel. Use software to edit ...
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    Color Spacing

    Color Spacing
    Thanks to Igor Asselbergs, here is a great graphic design or typography technique. It is a great way to communicate with the public while grabbing their attention to the content. I like the black and white example and how the type is slightly over lapped. Wow! the color one is really tricky. It makes my eyes hurt to look at it. ...
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    How to Mix Custom Colors

    Painters who produce a large number of paintings and those who work large scale need to mix large quantities of colors. Mixing small piles repeatedly makes covering large areas with continuous color nearly impossible, and consumes valuable studio time. Preparing convenience mixtures in advance saves time and ensures a consistent, signature look will be part of every picture. As an added ...
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    Answers to the Turkey Quiz

    ArtBistro created the What's Your Turkey IQ? quiz to help you learn more about Thanksgiving's most popular dish: The Turkey. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Turkey IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) 1. Deep-frying turkeys originated ...

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