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Organize and play your media from a NAS

If you have multiple computers, iOS devices, and media players in your home, it's likely your media is a mess--scattered from one end of your home to the other. With the aid of a NAS and these tips, you can cull, organize, and play that content on any device you own.

Design tips for holiday greeting cards

If you eschew store-bought sentiment, check out these easy ways to create your own holiday cards in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Create comic art with the iPad

Digital artist Kyle Lambert walks us through a potential workflow for creating comic artwork on the iPad.

Get smarter with iTunes U

You've probably noticed it in the navigation bar at the top of the iTunes Store, but have you ever clicked on the iTunes U link? If not, join the millions of people have and expand your knowledge -- for free. Kirk McElhearn explains how.

Slideshow: How to export iPad artwork

Thinking of using your iPad to create artwork for printing or sharing with friends or clients? Digital artist Kyle Lambert walks us through the export options available to you.

Make custom tones for your iPhone

iOS 5 now lets you assign custom sounds for pretty much every alert tone on your device. Dan Moren shows you how to create tones from your own audio files.

Create scalable vector halftones in Illustrator

Halftones are especially important for graphic artists working with a limited number of colors because they give nuance to otherwise flat artwork. Chris McVeigh walks us through the process.

How to mask soft, undefined edges in Photoshop

Making masks for objects with blurry, soft edges.

Three tips for using iTunes on a small display

As Apple continues to sell more laptops than desktops, the number of people working with iTunes on small displays increases. Kirk McElhearn offers tips on how you can optimize the way iTunes displays its content to make it easier to manage on a smaller display.

Slideshow: How to create your first iPad work of art

Digital artist Kyle Lambert helps you get started with your first work of art on the iPad.

Ripping foreign films with subtitles

For those of you film teachers out there interested in ripping segments of foreign films for educational purposes, HandBrake has a solution.

How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

Ripping large CD box sets to enjoy on your computer or iOS device can be a chore. Kirk McElhearn offers some suggestions for making the process easier.

Understanding blend modes in iPad art

Digital artist Kyle Lambert walks us through some of the most commonly used layer blend modes and explains when and how to use them in iPad painting apps.