Software to Rate How Drastically Photos Are Retouched – NYTimes.com

“We’re just after truth in advertising and transparency,” Mr. Matlins said. “We’re not trying to demonize Photoshop or prevent creative people from using it. But if a person’s image is drastically altered, there should be a reminder that what you’re seeing is about as true as what you saw in ‘Avatar,’ ” the science-fiction movie…

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Should Retouched Photos Come With Warning Labels? – NYTimes.com

A Ralph Lauren ad, featuring a model with hips narrower than her head — so cartoonish, so grotesque, so right for Halloween — has become the latest focus of the already ongoing criticism of digitally altered fashion spreads, even though it ran only in Japan. Foes see such images as harming women by promoting a…

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Sale: Save 30% on Mastering InDesign by Pariah Burke and All CS5 Books

Whether you’re an expert, or just starting out, Wiley has a book that can help you get the most from your CS5 software, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. And through the end of the year, we are offering a 30% discount on all of the books listed on this page. The discount will be automatically…

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Exporting From Photoshop

Congratulations. You’ve just completed a pixel-perfect mock-up of an app, and you’ve gotten the nod from everyone on the team. All that’s left to do is save the tens, hundreds or maybe even thousands of production assets required to bring it to life. It’s probably the least interesting part of designing software, usually entailing hours…

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Creative Community Bulletin

Share-worthy creative community news, tutorials, articles, resources, and miscellany I’ve found for 19 November 2011: Color your Windows 7 explorer folders with Folder Colorizer Freeware MTV Media and Adobe Digital Marketing Suite Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart.… Keep reading Creative Community Bulletin on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Adobe Creative Cloud Beta: First Impressions

Adobe launched the Beta of the file storage/sharing part of its Creative Cloud initiative, which will eventually include a subscription to the Creative Suite software and other features for $49.99 per month. Here’s the Twitter steam of my first impressions as I tested out the new service…

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Adobe Creative Cloud: What it Means for Adobe and You

Adobe recently announced Creative Cloud, which represents a shift in focus from software sales to a subscription model. For $49.99 per month subscribers will have access to the full range of Creative Suite programs as well as additional online services and community resources. This article is the first of two where I explore the reasons…

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Tomaxxi’s Script: Renaming images from within InDesign

Some time ago Tomaxxi (Marijan Tompa) wrote a small script that allows you to rename images from within InDesign. You might wonder why you’d want to use a script like this? Well, I actually found myself using it this morning as part of an EPUB production process. I’d received client-supplied print artwork in InDesign, and…

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Adobe Announces: You Must Have CS 5/5.5 to Receive Upgrade Pricing on CS6

For customers who prefer to remain on the current licensing model, we will continue to offer our individual point products and Adobe Creative Suite editions as perpetual licenses. With regards to upgrades, we are changing our policy for perpetual license customers. In order to qualify for upgrade pricing when CS6 releases, customers will need to…

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Use WebINK Web Fonts and Google Web Fonts within Photoshop

The FREE Web Font Plug-in brought thousands of WebINK® Web Fonts to Adobe® Photoshop®. With the update, this professional tool now includes hundreds of additional Google™ Web Fonts to enhance your website design creativity. Web Fonts from both Google and WebINK are available FREE-of-charge for use in your Photoshop website mockups. Use the Web Font…

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Establishing Your Grid In Photoshop

Creating a grid is typically one of the very first things you do when starting a design comp. After all, it provides the basic structure on which the rest of your design will lie. In this article, we’ll provide two different methods for efficiently establishing a grid. These methods enable you to quickly and smartly…

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New Horizons: Lynda.com

Over the years, I’ve been passionate about teaching others as much as I can about Adobe products, mainly around the use of Illustrator and other design products and workflows. I’ve been extremely fortunate to work at great design studios and at Adobe as well. I’m also thankful for the tremendous support I’ve received from the…

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