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Symantec Endpoint Protection CleanWipe Removal Tool

September 1, 2011 |

A must in any IT arsenal is the ability to completely remove whatever software is installed on their systems. As anyone in IT can tell you, at times you just need to start over. Removing Symantec Endpoint Protection may be one of those scenarios. Rumor has it that Symantec has a removal tool to make deleting the program easier than getting a BSOD in Windows ME. Is it true, or another fantasy like a network printer working upon plugging in the CAT-5 cable? Read More

Oracle Primavera P6 Tutorial

May 5, 2011 |

The Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management module is comprehensive, scalable, multi- project planning and control software, built on Oracle or Microsoft SQL databases for organization-wide project management. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member’s needs, responsibilities and skills.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Chroma Key Tutorial

April 20, 2011 | | One Comment

Chroma keying (using a green screen to superimpose an actor onto a background) is one of the most often used and -at one time- difficult digital effects to execute well. Achieving a professional-quality key used to require countless hours of tedious, detail-intensive work. Now, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 has an awesome tool called the Ultra Keyer which makes chroma keying easier and faster than ever. Read More

Quick List: 5 Free Adobe After Effects Plug Ins

December 29, 2010 |

One of the most difficult applications to use in the Adobe Creative Suite is After Effects. Motion graphics has always been one of the more difficult skills to learn. Here are a few free downloadables to help smooth out the steep learning curve for motion graphics! Read More

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

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

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

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

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