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Are you exploiting your PaintShop Pro layers to the fullest? Layers can save you time, save hair-pullling, and improve the quality of your work. Learn how to use the organizational features for layers, as well as special effects. Don't miss this primer if you are a PSP user. PaintShop Pro Layers: Natural Organizers

Photoshop 6 is out of the closet. Or is that I am out of the closet since I can finally talk about it? Adobe officially released information on the new versions of Photoshop and ImageReady this morning, and a fine release it is. Take a walk through the working side of the new programs, set to be released in late September. Photoshop 6 Working Review.

Take control of layers in Photoshop! If you want to work faster and create more professional graphics, you must have control of layers. This article digs down deep to find the best tips and techniques to make your work sail along. Copy layers, copy effects, make layers from effects – it's all here. Powerful Photoshop Layers: Freedom Tools.

Peeking beneath the hood of your graphics! This article will blow the fog away on several confusing graphic terms and operations, including vector and raster. We're giving you the stripped down facts that will improve the quality of your graphics and reduce your production time. See Graphic Underworld: Looking Behind the Pretty Pictures.

Bring your pages to life! Often, tiny additions to your site can make the difference between ho-hum and Wow! Learn how to quickly create graphics elements and work them into your sites for extra impact and easier navigation. Better work – less time – not one to miss. Graphic Lifts: Little Enhancement for Pro Results.

There go the gradients! In the third and final article on gradient fills we look at CorelDraw (fountain fills) and Macromedia Flash. Take a look! Gradient Vector Fills/Blends 2.

How do gradients and blends work with vectors? Find out how to make the gradient fill of your dreams. Get these powerful effects working for you in Illustrator and Freehand with Gradient Vector Fills/Blends 1.

Great Text Examples! Inspiration can be hard to come by, but this collection of Web sites featuring excellent text use will get your creative mind racing. Fire up your creativity with Text on Display.

Master those gradient fills! This first installment of a three part series takes you through Photoshop, PaintShop Pro and Fireworks. Next time it will be Illustrator, Freehand and then finally CorelDraw and Flash. Get gradient fills working for you.

Typography for the Web! Typography is very rewarding for the designer. Raise your "pro" level with typography.

More navigation graphics! From sites that are special because they are simple, to navigation running several layers deep, here are samples to inspire ideas for your next project. Navigation Graphics 2. And if you missed the first part, check out Navigation Graphics 1.

Glass is hot! Learn to build glass buttons in Photoshop and PaintShop Pro. The first in an ongoing navigation button series. Glass buttons.

Digging deeper into masks: Two weeks ago we opened a subject that tortures many graphic artists – masks. This week, we are digging deeper into the mysteries of masks and wander carefully into (gasp) channels. They aren't so hard ... really! Masks 2.

Demystifying masks: Though masks can be confusing they are really quite simple, as you will see in this, the first of a two part series on masks. Take a break and practice with the techniques included. Masks.

Wow! Lynda Weinman in person ... well, in personal conversation with yours truly. Lynda Weinman.


Wendy Peck is a working Web designer and writer living in NW Ontario, Canada.



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Paint Shop Pro Layers: Natural Organizers
Photoshop 6 Working Review
Powerful Photoshop Layers: Freedom Tools
Graphic Underworld: Behind the Images

Graphic Lifts
Gradient Vector Fills/Blends 2
Gradient Vector Fills/Blends 1
Color Power with Gradient Fills
Type Right for a Pro Look
Classy Glassy Buttons
Masks are Easy Part 2
Masks Are Easy ... Really!
Let There Be Lines
Rough It Up
Text as Design
Pro Photo Edges
Dingbats: Design Elements to Go

Graphics Greats

Graphic Greats: Text on Display
Graphic Greats: Navigation Graphics 2
Graphic Greats: Navigation Graphics
Graphic Greats: Design Lines
Lynda Weinman Interview
Graphic Greats: Rough It Up
Graphic Greats: Text as Design
Graphic Greats Photo Edges
Graphics Greats: Menus

Dan Giordan Tutorials

Adobe Announces Photoshop 5.5
Exploring the Brush Stroke Filters
Exploring the Lighting Effects Filter

Memory Upgrades for Graphics Systems
The 10 Photoshop Color Controls

The Photoshop Black and White TV Effect

Optimizing Digital Camera Images

Animation with Photoshop Filters

Animation in Tables

Quickmask Selections in Photoshop

The Crosshatch Filter in Illustrator

Text Effects in Photoshop

Geometric Backgrounds With Photoshop

Web site Makeover / Microtech International

Digital Aesthetic v.3

Masking Unmasked

You're a Designer and You've NEVER Built a Web Page?

The Digital Aesthetic v.2


The Digital Aesthetic v.1


Created: August 7, 2000
Revised: August 7, 2000