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Icon software aids desktop makeovers

If you want unique icons for your desktop or for social networking, you can create your own by hand, as we showed in part one of this series. Today, in part two, Chris McVeigh shows you some freeware and shareware apps you can use to help with the process.

Converting AVCHD files for iMovie

Can you have access to your AVCHD camcorder's files without an attached camcorder? Yes. Here are some options.

Move an iTunes library from a Windows PC to a Mac

Finally making the switch from PC to Mac? Or just want to duplicate your Windows iTunes library in OS X? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to do it.

Create your own unique icons

There are many reasons why you'd want unique icons. Whatever the reason, Chris McVeigh walks you through some simple steps in this first of a two-part series on icon creation and customization.

Where to store your videos

Where's the best place to store video? iPhoto? iMovie? iTunes? It depends.

Bugs & Fixes: Avoid trouble when moving your iTunes library

Because iTunes has a number of similar-sounding options and installs a number of similar-sounding iTunes-related files on your drive, it may not be self-evident how to go about moving your music library. Don't worry -- Ted Landau shows you how to avoid trouble when moving your iTunes library.

The paranoid person’s guide to backing up your iTunes library

A lot of time -- and money -- has gone into building your iTunes library. Christopher Breen helps you keep your investment safe with these tips and techniques.

Use shortcuts with Illustrator's Gradient Mesh

If you use Illustrator, you'll want to know how to use the Gradient Mesh feature. Part one of this two-part series reviews the basic principles of gradient mesh. Part two shows you easy keyboard shortcuts.

Paint with Illustrator's Gradient Mesh

If you use Illustrator, you'll want to know how to use the Gradient Mesh feature. Part one of this two-part series reviews the basic principles of gradient mesh.

Pick the perfect view options in iTunes

iTunes offers three different views, some of which work better for different types of content. Kirk McElhearn looks at the different options.

Hide ScreenFlow icons while recording

Learn how to make ScreenFlow's icons disappear while recording screen movies.

Font tips: Printing type samples

If you have to choose and compare fonts, the best way is to print a type specimen book. Here are some resources you can use for the best results.

Create a splash screen for your iWeb site with Keynote

Want to create a neat opening animation for your iWeb site? With Keynote '09, you can create a snazzy QuickTime intro for your own site.