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How to create beautiful B&W images with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Convert your so-so color images into stunning black and white photos with this tutorial from Macworld contributor Theano Nikitas.

Editing and annotating images with Preview

Mac 101 returns from its holiday break with a first look at Preview's hidden powers for editing and annotating images.

The art of choosing colors

Using a color wheel is easy, once you get the hang of it. And when you do, you’ll be picking perfectly pleasing palettes in no time.

Font free-for-all: Where to get free and low-cost fonts

High-quality fonts don't have to be expensive. We've compiled a number of resources to pave your way to font independence.

Typography for all: Demystifying text for high-impact messages

These text tips will help you add punch to your message.

Dolling up display text with a halftone gradient

Create punchy, stylized text in Photoshop.

How to create your own animated GIFs the easy way

The infamous GIF89a emerges from purgatory to splash as the Web's new cool thing, again.

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Convert image files to comics

Wannabe comic book artists can easily convert their images into a format compatible with today's popular comics-reader apps. Chris Breen explains how.

Create a holiday newsletter with Pages or iPhoto

Two easy and fun ways to put together a simple newsletter for friends and family

Ask the iTunes Guy: Converting music files

The iTunes Guy answers questions about importing and converting audio.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Grab bag

The iTunes Guy answers questions on a variety of topics.

Force iOS to use YouTube site instead of app

The YouTube app that comes with iOS might be convenient, but it hasn't been updated in years. YouTube's own mobile site is better. Here's how to force iOS to use that site instead of the app for YouTube links.

Move iTunes media files to other locations with TuneSpan

TuneSpan lets you move parts of your iTunes library to other hard drives, but still use the content for playback and syncing as usual. Kirk McElhearn walks you through how to use it.

Back up blog or FTP directory with AppleScript

A Hints reader wanted to back up his Wordpress blog, but didn't like the available backup plug-ins. So he wrote an AppleScript to do the job and set it to run automatically every day.

Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Store questions

The iTunes Guy answers questions about the iTunes Store.