QuickFix: Why does Pages creates HUGE files?

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In an effort to accomodate clients who wish to continue editing content, I sometimes export files out of Pages to .doc for their use. And sometimes, the exported file is so huge its unworkable. After dealing with this issue a few times, I have come to the conclusion that drag/dropped jpg images in MSWord get somehow corrupted in the conversion to iWork Pages which tries to fix the issue by creating a .pdf out of the image.  It seems to occur regardless what combination of versions of MSWord … [Read more...]

Insanely Great: Steve Jobs

[qt:http://digitalapplejuice.com/wp-content/uploads/jobs_475.mov 476 476]   "Even the gorgeous royal chariots wear out; and indeed this body too wears out. But the teaching of goodness does not age; and so Goodness makes that known to the good ones." … [Read more...]

Photoshop CS4 for Beginners: General Retouching Techniques using Brushes, Red Eye, Layer Masks

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The primary focus for this section is general retouching of images. Cloning vs. Healing Brush: the very basic difference is that cloning creates an edge to the cloned area which is visible while the healing brush depends on an alogorithm that tries to blend the corrected area. The rest of this section deals with red eye correction and then, layer masks. Adobe Photoshop CS4: An Introduction by Dr. Michael N. Roach is now for sale as a PDF Price: $4.99 Sample Pages: There … [Read more...]

Photoshop CS4 Retouching: Curves, Levels & Exposure.

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In reality, most images can be fixed with curves, levels, and exposure, and perhaps sharpening. 90% of post-production image editing will use these tools. This section is devoted to revisiting the most fundamental of photoshop tools in depth. Virtually every image benefits by some adjustment. Whether you decide to begin each adjustment with curves because i said it's most often used for beginnings, or whether you decide to go with levels first will be something that will develop as a matter of … [Read more...]

Writing A Great Short Story – Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice in 90 seconds

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Tested.com previews Mac OS X Lion 10.7

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I was about to write about zapping unwanted apps or publish another section of Roach's Intro to Photoshop, but Matt Braga's  review of the upcoming Lion made my tail wag. Considering I drag my feet when it comes to upgrading, it must be special, yes? Just the visual presentation of information on the About This Mac page is enough to make any graphic designer happy, but don't miss out on the new crash handling . Wow! It lets you keep working! Read it all : The 10 Best Things About … [Read more...]

Attack of The 8 bit Videogames

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An Escher Moment

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100 Things to Watch in 2011

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Download: Dr. Roach’s Photoshop CS4 for Beginners

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Update: Now that CS5 version has been released as an app, we are no longer offering this pdf for free However, Adobe Photoshop CS4: An Introduction by Dr. Michael N. Roach is now for sale as a PDF Price: $4.99 Sample Pages: There are still a lot of people using Photoshop CS4 even though Photoshop CS5, and now Photoshop CS5.5, has been out for some time. We were contacted by a few students who are still in need of this information so, in the spirit of sharing, this series … [Read more...]

Set Your DVR: IBM’s Watson on Jeopardy tonight!

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After 4 years of hard work, IBM's Watson is finally scheduled to appear starting tonight on Jeopardy. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC3IryWr4c8 Find out more about Watson, visit the IBM Watson webpage. Nova's episode about Watson. (In Houston, set your DVRs to record at 11:30 pm on Local CBS Station KHOU) … [Read more...]

HD Flip Into Action

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A Review of the Flip Slide HD by Eron Howell Flip into action, shoot your quick video, flip it up to utube or share with a friend on the easy to use Flip Slide HD, 16 GB, video Camera. Yes, the new Flip HD video camcorder is easy to use, has good HD quality for such a small camera, but has some serious drawbacks. When shooting your video you have little to no controls, very few settings, so it’s basically a point and shoot camera. It can shoot up to 4 hours of HD quality video. The … [Read more...]