On a brilliant, sunny Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, the worst terror attack on the U.S. mainland in modern history took place. Two hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, a third crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.
It forever changed us as a nation. We salute the valiant first responders and morn the innocent victims of that cowardly attack.
Please take a moment and share your memory of that historic moment with us.
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, declared the Games of the 30th Olympiad closed just before midnight: ‘On the first day of these Games I said we were determined to do it right. I said that these Games would see the best of us.
‘On this last day I can conclude with these words: When our time came — Britain, we did it right. Thank you!’
And with those words, it was over. It will now be forever a part of Olympic history. The Olympians from the USA represented us very well. We extend our thanks and appreciation to them for their tremendous. They made up very proud.
Please join me in congratulating all of our Olympians as they return home to our eternal gratitude. The results varied for individual Olympians from tremendous success to personal disappointment. They all represented us well.
Take a minute and leave a comment. I’d love to hear how you feel about these Olympics. For complete Olympic results, click here!
In this video episode, Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost shows off some of the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, part of the new Adobe Creative Cloud. You’ll see the blazingly fast performance of the new Mercury Graphics Engine. You’ll learn about the new improved processing and enhanced controls in Adobe Camera Raw 7, the new photographic blur effects, how to straighten objects using the new Adaptive Wide Angle, and more.
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Class Starts Today!
But it’s not too late to register for iShot That!
The winner of our ‘Win a seat in iShot That!’ giveaway is commenter #14, SamD who commented:
It’s not necessarily my no.1 subject but I use my iPhone mostly for taking pictures of things I like along my travels (for example paper packs in craft stores) and pictures of my nobo board with my shopping list on so I can see it while I am doing my shopping online. Or my iMac screen if I temporarily need to see some information but need to be in other tab or program.
So I suppose it use it as a tool as well as a memory catcher! When I capture special moments with my iPhone it’s usually of my two boys!
Congratulations, SamD! Please send us an email to claim your prize.
In iShot That! you’ll learn to take advantage of iPhone’s built-in photo functions, plus the very best free and low-cost apps available for editing, organizing, and sharing your work.
Want to win a seat in iShot That, the iPhone photo class by Molly & Jim Newman that starts on Monday August 6th? It’s really very simple. All you have to do is:
- In the comment area below, answer this question: ‘What’s your #1 iPhone photo subject?’
- Tell two (2) friends about the class (OK, that’s just a wish on my part).
With the Olympics going on right now, when I saw this tutorial on the Creative Nerds website, I wanted to share it with you.
In this tutorial Creative Nerds share with you how to apply a high dynamic range (HDR) effect to your photos. This technique is easy to achieve using a new filter available in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS 5.5. There are so many ways to make an HDR photo effect, according to the author, but this has to be the easiest method, and produces the best results.
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Join Wacom’s Joe Sliger Wednesday, May 30
If you’re struggling with understanding the buzz around tablets and pen-centric design and crafting, you’re not alone. Join Wacom’s Application Specialist, Joe Sliger, on ReneeTV for a tour of Wacom’s current product line and Q&A.
Joe demonstrates why drawing, sketching and tracing with a pen and tablet is the natural way to create on a computer. See how a pen opens up your creativity in ways you may have never realized could be so easy.
At the end of this informative webinar, Joe will give away a brand new Bamboo tablet to one lucky participant. Seating is limited, so get there early!
When? Wednesday, May 30 at 9pm EDT US
Can you ever have too many brushes? I say not really. When you see beautiful Photoshop brushes like the ones shown above in Shiny Flower Brushes by Heygrey, it’s hard not to say ‘I want those brushes.’ It really makes you smile when the brushes are free.
I was checking out Brush Lovers earlier today and could not believe the beautiful free Photoshop brushes available there. Besides Shiny Flower Brushes, my other favorites were Rosy Watercolor by Heygrey and Flowers & Fruits Old Postcards by PinkOnHead shown below.
Brush Lovers has an amazing selection of Photoshop brushes and they’re all free. Check them out. While you’re there, take a moment and let them know which are your favorites. You’re gonna love these brushes. Enjoy!
If you happened to miss this most informative and fun Live video chat on Wednesday night, you can watch it here.
It was a fun time here this past Wednesday as Laura Coyle discussed designing for fabric with our special guest Kim Kight. Kim answered attendee questions and shared her insights with a very excited group of attendees. A great time was had by all!
There was a give-away of classes, and Kim awarded a lucky attendee a signed copy of her new book, A Field Guide to Fabric Design. Near the end, Kim gave a demonstration on using the Adobe Illustrator Recolor Artwork feature to mix up your color palettes and incorporate the Spoonflower Color Guide colors into your design.
A link to this recording can also be found on the ReneeTV page. If you missed this live chat, you’ll want to check it out.
We’re really excited about what’s going on in our illustrator community. There’s an ever-growing number of self-paced Adobe Illustrator Workshops available from our resident Illustrator Diva Laura Coyle. As an added benefit for her students, Laura conducts regularly scheduled monthly Illustrator live video chats.
These monthly hour-long chats, affectionately called “Laura Time,” are full of Adobe Illustrator demonstrations and tips. They give her students the chance to interact, ask questions, and to stay inspired and engaged in the learning process. As a registered student of any Adobe Illustrator class at ReneePearson.com, you can attend the chats live or watch the recordings later. There’s also a lively Adobe Illustrator forum at ReneePearson.com where you can suggest topics you’d like Laura to cover in the live chats.
Laura has just posted a video of her time-lapse Adobe Illustrator drawing of a Siamese Fighting Fish, condensed from March’s live chat demonstration. This video will give you a feel for her live chat demonstrations. You can watch it and other Illustrator themed videos on Laura’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/coyleart.
We have a growing community of Adobe Illustrator enthusiasts. Sign up for an Illustrator class and join us! We’d love to have you.