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How to Create Animated GIFs in Photoshop CS4

September 30, 2009 |

For this video tutorial, I show you how I created an animated GIF in PhotoShop CS4. The GIF animation is of the twitter bird, who flaps around around a bit and then shows a little banner that asks you to follow him.

In the video below, I walk you through the whole process, from importing the images, to saving it as web content. I show you how to create a timeline, edit slides, and watch your animation before exporting.

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Microsoft Product Key Location Help

May 12, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Here at SoftwareMedia, our customer service department seems to get asked a lot of similar questions. One of the frequently encountered problems is the location of product keys on Microsoft boxed and OEM products. For whatever reason, Microsoft decided to make this vital piece of information hard to find for consumers. We are here to help. Read More

Benefits of Flow Charts

April 17, 2009 |

A flow chart is a chart that represents an algorithm or process, and is typically used to describe the detailed logic of a business process or rule. A flow chart can provide a reference for those involved in a project or procedure and can be effective in explaining processes to new employees. When errors occur, flowcharts can be referenced to see what went wrong. Flow charts also help highlight and remove unnecessary steps in a process. By showing processes visually rather than just explaining, people seem to understand better and make fewer mistakes. Other common benefits of flow charting include enhanced quality and proper documentation.

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Turning 2D Images into 3D Art with Photoshop CS4

April 15, 2009 |

Adobe TV recently featured a tutorial on how to turn a regular 2D photo into an amazing 3D image using the new 3D capabilities found in Adobe Photoshop CS4. You really have to watch the tutorial to see how amazing … Read More

Amazing HD Windows Vista Desktop Backgrounds

April 14, 2009 |

I just ran across a website containing hundreds of free, amazing HD desktop backgrounds for Windows Vista (or any other operating system). Wallpaper Abyss features all kinds of tweaks and themes for Windows Vista, but I really like their HD desktop background images. They feature a new, high-res wallpaper image every single day, so your desktop will always be fresh.

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How To Install Windows XP – Clean Install Walkthrough

April 13, 2009 |

The following is a quick guide of how to install Windows XP:

Prior to installation, it is a good idea to back up all of your personal files using an external hard drive or a second partition of you main hard drive. A clean installation of Windows XP will completely erase all of your personal files and settings. If you have any questions about moving your files and settings prior to installation, see this file transfer guide from Microsoft. Read More

Free Autodesk and SolidWorks Software for the Unemployed

April 8, 2009 |

This is a good week for recently unemployed CAD users in the architecture, engineering, design, and manufacturing communities. Both Autdesk and SolidWorks have released programs that give unemployed designers access to free software, software training, and discounted or free certification exams. Both programs are aimed at increasing CAD proficiency in unemployed designers to help them get back on their feet sooner.

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Corel Painter 11 Tutorial – Angelina Jolie Portrait

April 7, 2009 |

Update: Corel Painter 12 is on sale at SoftwareMedia.com for only $219!

Today I decided to go a step further than my last Painter 11 beginner tutorial by attempting to paint a portrait of Angelina Jolie. I used brush techniques found on the Corel Painter 11 tutorial page to quickly and easily create a realistic oil paint rendition of a photograph. Read More

Discount Software

March 3, 2009 |

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Many people (yes, even you) are still paying more than they should for software. They don’t often realize when they are eligible to buy the exact same software for almost half the price. Stop spending more money than necessary on software! In this article we explain how buying OEM software, upgrades, licensing, and more can save you money.

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