Quick Pixelmator Tut

guitarplayer-jump3This tut came out the other day on Pixelmator's website and caught my eye. I ended up changing quite a bit because I did not care for the halftone effect, play around with this one it was fun! Never Stop Learning.....

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Stuff That Just Works: BackBlaze

Online Backup Service BackBlazebzad_125x125_red4 I've tried and stopped four different online backup services until I came across BackBlaze. BackBlaze just works, I've had no negative issues. Download it, setup a few preferences and forget about it. I think everybody should have multiple backups of there stuff. I backup at home with SuperDuper but it's wise to have an off-site backup in case of theft or fire. How much are your pictures worth? How much do you have invested in your iTunes library? BACK IT ALL UP! BackBlaze works great period. (*full disclosure If you sign up from my links above, I do get a few bucks)

Pixelmator Rocks

Pixelmator Image Editing and More!Pixelmator_logo
Pixelmator will blow your doors off! It was built exclusively for Mac OS X and it's called the image editor for the rest of us. Lets face it Photoshop is expensive. I have Photoshop and I think you should too, but if you can't afford it right now buy Pixelmator heck even if you own Photoshop I still think you should buy it. It's a beautiful, well laid out piece of software with incredible usability. It's 59 bucks and you can find 10 percent off coupons online. It's fun, and getting better and better, they just released version 1.5. Here is a great page of tutorials to get you started Abduzeedo Pixelmator Tuts.

Book Review: Layers by Matt Kloskowsi

I've been on a photoshop bender the past few weeks (needed a break from the JavaScript) and wanted to let you know about a great Photoshop book. I've been through the whole thing multiple times and have done all of the tutorials and cant say enough about this book for learning about layers and more. Don't think that it's just about Layers, it's not, you can't talk about layers without talking about much more. Matt goes into photo retouching, dodging, burning, type layers, shape layers and more. The examples and tutorials are easy to follow and they are examples that you can put to use in your own work right away.

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I highly recommend this book for beginner to intermediate photoshop users. It's a great reference to use later as you forget how to do something because you haven't done it in 6 months....... mine is marked up, highlighted and always sitting by my computer.
Five Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥