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A very simple tip that explains how to move the distortion effect’s position in Photo Booth.
Ted Landau looks at Photoshop file corruption and Mac OS X 10.5.3 as well as troubleshooting tips on trashing your cache in this week’s Bugs & Fixes column.
Path Styler Pro helps you produce high-quality logos and title graphics in either Illustrator or Photoshop with a noticeable ease of use. James Dempsey takes a closer look at the plugin.
As far as digital technology has come, there’s still one thing that digital cameras won’t do: give you perfect color every time. But unfortunately, every digital camera sneaks some kind of color cast into your images. Here’s how to get your color in line.
If you think you’ve seen all Flickr can do, you may be in for a surprise. An abundance of Flickr add-ons and related Web sites make the photo-sharing experience faster, nimbler, and more fun.
Photoshop offers a far greater range of artistic potential than most users realize. However, most Photoshop users don’t get any further than running a single filter on an image.
Rob Griffiths offers power tips on how to speed up iPhoto image burning, borrow a drive from another Mac, navigate iTunes’ Cover Flow, use Preview to create image files and much more.
Your job title may be something like teacher, salesperson, or HR manager, but somehow you end up creating newsletters, brochures, presentations, and Web sites. True, you weren’t trained for these tasks, but just because you’re not a designer doesn’t mean you can’t fake it.
As your photography skills and gear advance, you may start running into iPhoto’s limitations. Perhaps you need more image-adjustment tools or want a better way to manage and back up pictures. If so, it’s time to make the transition to Aperture.
Christopher Breen has solutions on ways to take out iPhoto’s trash, make Word multilingual, switch off Spotlight, change Office’s registration, remove quotes in Mail and quickly switch audio input and output.
When you first started building your iPhoto library, you could quickly scroll through your photos to find what you were looking for. But if you’ve been taking photos for a couple of years, your library may now contain hundreds or even thousands of photos. That’s a lot of scrolling.
Chris Breen answers your questions regarding keeping up-to-date with iPhoto, group think, bit rates, moving GarageBand loops and more.
Accurate exposure, faithful color, and sharp focus are the technical cornerstones of good photography. Of the three, color is the most often overlooked. The key is understanding your camera’s white-balance settings.
Rob Griffiths offers tips on how to compare shots in iPhoto, automatically add Spotlight comments, show Spotlight results in Finder, install/uninstall and make sure your mailboxes are empty.
Portraits in particular can require a certain amount of retouching to flatter the subject. Frequently, this requires only basic cleanup—remove a mole, take out a stray hair, and so on. But other problems, such as uneven skin tones, are less straightforward.