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Fireworks CS6: What’s New

Time is money and Fireworks CS6 offers a variety of tools for improved efficiency and speeding up your workflow. Some of the updates in CS6 include: better fill/stroke options, color picker enhancements, expanded common library, expanded templates, mobile device themes, and much, much more. Tom Green shows off the new version.

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Using Scripted Patterns in Photoshop CS6

Lesa Snider talks about the new scripted patterns in Photoshop CS6 and gives some examples of some creative ways to use this new function. She also goes over some tips for making a better selection using the refine edge options.

Cloudify Text Effect

This tutorial will show Photoshop users how to create a re-usable action that adds a cloud effect to text.

Oloneo HDRengine

The folks at Oloneo are trying to make it easier with the release of their new HDRengine standalone program that’s aimed at both the hardcore HDR crowd and new users who want to get HDR images quickly with a lot of control. Loaded with features, you can import RAW files, merge multiple images/exposures, and also tone map a single exposure.

Creative Edges using Photoshop’s Refine Edge Command

Lesa Snider shows some creative uses for the refine edge command.

Leica V-Lux 3

Bordering the world of DSLRs – and sharing many of the same sophisticated features – is a breed of high-end, compact, point-and-shoot cameras. Leica has just released one of those: their new V-Lux 3.

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3D from Vector Shapes in Photoshop CS6 Extended

Stephen Burns creates a 3D syringe using Photoshop CS6. By using vector shapes in combination with the lathe shape preset inside the 3D menu, Stephen is able to construct this circular 3D object with ease.

HDR Expose 2

Processing HDR images to get just the right effect can be as much art as science. The new HDR Expose 2 from Unified Color Technologies (UCT) aims to help you find the right balance between the two, so you get just the finished image you want without headaches and frustration.

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