New Training: Photoshop CS4 Extended


Press release

Total Training, Inc., the leader in innovative video-based training, today announced the availability of Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Mastering Advanced Techniques with Brian Maffitt. This practical, project based training series will give viewers a new appreciation of some of Photoshop's most creative tools, and is a "must have" for any Photoshop enthusiast looking to expand his or her knowledge of Adobe's core design program.

Create a Gift-Worthy Calendar in Photoshop


[Editor's Note: You can download the 2011 version of the Shutter Sisters' calendar templates at]

Whether you're a photographer or artist, or you
just know how to search for images on Google and Flickr, this free 2010 mini calendar template is ideal for making customized gifts for friends, family, and clients.

Step 1

Control Light in Photoshop


Where luminance correction is concerned, no feature gives you greater control than Curves. This one command lets you rein in highlights, open up shadows, and reveal all points in between. Curves takes a bud of an image and makes it blossom.

To learn how to make the most of this powerful tool, just click Play:

Shoot Better Nighttime iPhone Photos


Press release

NightCam Pro is a 99-cent app for the iPhone 3.1+ that helps you create clear photos in dark conditions and at night.

Perfect Virtual Flash: Generate clear photos under low light conditions or at night. With NightCam Pro, you can apply 3 levels of lights to make it brighter. Our unique cutting edge technology allows you to brighten dark areas only but not areas that are bright enough.

The 2009 Gift Guide


With online marketplaces such as Etsy and Amazon, not to mention physical stores of the independent and chain varieties, there's no shortage of gift possibilities. The real problem is sorting through the mundane to find stuff that's truly worth giving. That's why we've spent days compiling the following list, a gathering of items sure to tickle the fancy of creative people (including yourself.)

The list is divided into four categories:

1. Wares for Home and Office