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Most people would prefer not to see the spinning beach ball when working in Photoshop. Although eliminating it is not always possible, you can go some way toward doing that by managing your resources wisely.
Whether you’re creating a brochure in Apple’s Pages or coding Web pages in a text editor, choosing the perfect combination of colors for your design can be an intimidating process. Mac OS X offers color tools that can help anyone use color more effectively.
High-contrast scenes can be the bane of a photographer’s existence. Solving the problem used to require special equipment or extensive image editing. But Adobe Photoshop CS2 now makes the process easier.
As a photographer, you tend to run through the same mind-numbing tasks over and over again: editing, resizing, saving, and so on—it’s a glamorous life. That’s why Automator, Tiger’s easy-to-use automation tool, is one of the most exciting parts of Apple’s latest operating system.
Want to take sharp low-light photos without the glare of a flash? How about capturing high-speed daytime action? By using your camera’s menus to increase the ISO setting, you can capture tricky shots such as these and expand your picture-taking options—but at a cost.
Senior Editor Rob Griffiths tackles iPhoto in this month’s Hints installment. He’ll show you how to group movies with iPhoto Smart Albums, quickly size iPhoto thumbnails, and soup up your keyword searches.
Blurry details. Runny ink. Unsightly blotches. Getting the best prints from your ink-jet printer can be tricky. We’ll show you how to recognize and correct the most-common print problems.
Solutions to your most vexing Mac problems
How many times have you slaved over a photo until it looked great on screen, only to have it look much different when printed? If you've encountered this disappointment, it's time to think about calibrating your monitor.
This month, Senior Editor Rob Griffiths shows you how to create subgroups in Address Book, get creative with table cells in Pages, and use Sherlock to find a nearby movie even when you’re in unfamiliar territory.
Rob Griffiths offers tips on how to quickly add titles to iPhoto images, add photos to iPhoto 5 via the Dock, fine-tune fonts in iPhoto 5 books, alert others to iCal events and avoid chart snafus with Excel and iWork.
Many photographers will shorten the image’s depth of field to draw attention to an important part of a scene. But many point-and-shoot digital cameras have trouble taking these artistic shots. Find out how to get it done with a little digital trickery.
Although it’s not hard to spot a bad image, figuring out exactly what to do to fix it isn’t always so easy. Find out how iPhoto 5’s new Adjust palette can help make your photos sparkle.