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Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 product family, the highly anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs in workflow efficiency - and packed with hundreds of

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innovative, time saving features - the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, interactive, film, video and mobile.


Customers can choose from six new versions: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard, Production Premium and Master Collection. The combination of Creative Suite and the new capabilities of Adobe Flash® Player 10, also available today (see separate press release) deliver new levels of creativity and expressiveness across media channels. Designers using the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family will gain unprecedented creative control using the new expressive features and visual performance improvements in Adobe Flash Player 10 to deliver breakthrough Web experiences across multiple browsers and operating systems.


As part of the CS4 product launch, the largest in Adobe's history, also available today are brand new versions of Photoshop® CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, InDesign® CS4, Illustrator® CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver® CS4, Fireworks® CS4, Contribute® CS4, After Effects® CS4, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4, Encore® CS4, Soundbooth® CS4 and Adobe OnLocation(tm) CS4.


Intuitive Workflows Improve Creative Efficiency

A simplified workflow in Adobe Creative Suite 4 enables users to design across media more efficiently by making it easier to complete common tasks and move content seamlessly among applications. InDesign CS4 includes a new Live Preflight tool that allows designers to catch production errors and a newly customizable Links panel to manage placed files more efficiently. The revolutionary new Content-Aware Scaling tool in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended automatically recomposes an image as it is resized, preserving vital areas as it adapts to new dimensions. An expanded version of Dynamic Link in CS4 Production Premium enables users to move and update content between After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth CS4, and Encore CS4 without rendering, saving countless hours in production. With deep XMP metadata support, the production workflow is simplified, resulting in online content that gives viewers new ways to interact with and search for video, while giving content owners new opportunities to track and monetize content.


Adobe Creative Suite 4 brings 3D center-stage providing the ability to paint, composite, and animate 3D models using familiar tools in Photoshop CS4 Extended. Flash CS4 Professional now offers the ability to apply tweens to objects instead of keyframes, providing greater control over animation attributes. Also in Flash CS4 Professional, the new Bones tool helps create more realistic animations between linked objects. With a searchable library of more than 450 dynamically updated device profiles from leading manufacturers, Adobe Device Central CS4 enables users to easily test mobile content designed using many of the Creative Suite 4 products.


New and Expanded Services Extend Capabilities for Online Collaboration

Adobe Creative Suite 4 now also offers a host of services* for online collaboration. Adobe ConnectNow, a service of Acrobat.com, allows real-time collaboration with two colleagues or clients. Designers can also share color harmonies with Adobe Kuler(tm). Other online resources include: Adobe Community Help for technical questions; Resource Central for accessing video and audio product-related news and tutorials, as well as Soundbooth scores and sound effects; and Adobe Bridge Home, a customizable resource for tips, tutorials, news and inspirational content.


Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite 4 and its associated point products are immediately available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium is US$1799, US$1699 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium, US$1699 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, and US$2499 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection. To reward customers for staying current, Adobe is offering Creative Suite 3 customers moving to Creative Suite 4 a lower upgrade price than it offers to those moving from older, qualifying versions. For a limited time, a special introductory offer enables customers with older qualifying products to enjoy the same lower price with savings of up to US$200 off their actual upgrade price. For more detailed information please visit www.adobe.com/creativesuite.


Adobe Flash Player 10 is available immediately as a free download for Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms (including new support for Ubuntu 7 and 8) from www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.



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This set of Photoshop /GIMP brushes is made up of paintable textures. You can see some of them in the preview image above. These are great for digital artists or graphic designers that want to paint with some texture, rather than just a plain round brush. They’re also great for adding texture to just about anything with a few clicks. These are all high resolution images, with the average brush size being about 1900 pixels. READ MORE...

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The days of only using web design programs like Dreamweaver (and not knowing any code) are pretty much over ... if you want to be a professional web designer.



These days, web designers need to learn code and a few different coding languages, to be able to effectively build modern websites.



... The good news is that it isn't that hard with the right training.
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Mobile websites are predicted to be just as big, if not bigger, in 2014 as they were in 2013. More than 80 percent of stores have either developed mobile sites or have plans to develop them over the next couple years. For informational sites, the challenge is in discerning how they can translate their typical communication measures onto a mobile website. The forum, for instance, remains popular on most informational sites, even with the proliferation of social media platforms like Facebook. If your site has a forum, here

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are some things you want to remember when translating your forum into a mobile-friendly format.


Think Big Buttons


One of the biggest challenges with forums on a mobile website is the fact that they rely so heavily on small buttons. From the forum menu to the individual threads and responses, a forum requires significantly more clicking than the average website. Because the average mobile user will be using his finger rather than a mouse, precision is significantly compromised. The best way to avoid your visitors from clicking on the wrong link over and over again before they finally get frustrated and leave is to make sure that you have very large buttons for the forum itself. On most mobile devices, this means that only two or three threads may be visible at a time. But it also means that when visitors click on a link, they can actually hit it.


Enable Continuous Browsing


When it comes to the best mobile web design, continuous browsing is definitely an effective component. Continuous browsing allows the user to immerse himself in the online experience without having to click on additional pages. When you set up a forum on your mobile website, you need to make sure that continuous browsing is enabled and works efficiently. Once you set up large buttons, only a few of the threads will be visible at any given time. But with continuous browsing, your visitors can keep scrolling down until they find the threads they want.


Cut All Tails


In most forums, people can respond with the full text of the previous post in the message. But when you are setting up a mobile friendly website and forum, you need to cut this tail. Set it up so the default requires that visitors only submit original content. Tails will automatically be removed. If a visitor wants to quote a section from a previous post, he can opt to do so, but make sure that they can’t just copy and paste the entire post as this will slow down the browsing experience for everyone.


Adding a forum to your mobile-friendly site can be an important way to keep up the communication, particularly if your visitors expect that from your traditional site. However, to make it work, you must be prepared to make some changes. You will need to develop large buttons for the forum options to the people can easily access the sections they want. You should also enable continuous browsing, and you need to make sure that all tails are cut to minimize excessively long posts.




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Many K12 teachers are now being asked to teach web design for the first time. This presents a challenge since few teachers have professional web design and development ex...
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If you love making collages with scissors, glue, mom’s magazines and dad’s subscriptions when you were growing up, there is no reason to stop now. Collage is a specific technique of art that is made from different pieces of artworks which create a new, improved, sometimes perfect look. These days, you can make an awesome Collage with Photoshop!


Here are 50 excellent Collage Photoshop Tutorials that will teach you to combine photography with hand-drawn elements and turn an otherwise ordinary image into awesome photo manipulation. You

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’ll get to know how to incorporate lots of objects into one stunning image.



Who knows, later on you might be able to create gift cards, postcards or even a beautiful cover for your own book. Let’s get inspired!


1. How To Make A Photoshop Montage



2. Free Psd Premium Tutorial: Create A Mixed Style Collage



3. Learn How To Design A Charming Collage Composition



4. Create A Nature-Inspired Digital Illustration In Photoshop



5. Futuristic Collage



6. Photoshop Tutorial: Create A Stunning Pin-Up Collage



7. New Premium TUT – How To Create A Digital Collage With 3D Shapes, Patterns, & Colors



 


8. Surreal Collage Creation



9. Premium Tutorial – Recycle Vintage Images To Create A Photoshop Collage



10. How To Create An Abstract Photo Manipulation



11. Create A Mock-Retro Poster Concept



12. Photoshop Tutorial: Create A Digital Collage From Hand-Drawn Elements



13. Photoshop Tutorial: Create An Amazing Summer Flyer Design



14. Creative Collages And Mixed-Media Effects



15. Photoshop Tutorial: Advanced Compositing Techniques



16. A New Take On Cityscape Collage



 


17. Be Clear Through Abstraction



18. Construct Beautiful Distortions



19. High-Rise B-Movie Poster Case Study By Falcon White Design



20. Design An Awesome Urban City Photo-Montage In Photoshop



21. Create Atmospheric Digicollages



 


22. Case Study “Deadliest Catch”



23. Create A Surreal Urban City Montage with Lightning Effect in Photoshop



 


24. Collage Of Polaroids



25. Create A Grunge & Textured Mixed Collage In Photoshop



26. Photoshop Tutorial: Making of “Color Combustion” A Photo Manipulation



27. How To Create A Fantasy Photomanipulation In Photoshop



28. Photoshop Tutorial: Retro Collage Techniques



29. How To Create An “Alice in Wonderland” Inspired Artwork With Photoshop



30. Add A Vintage Feel With Custom Brush Strokes



31. Add Depth To Mixed-Media Collages



32. Construct A Kaleidoscopic Collage Effect In Photoshop



33. Create An Abstract Collage effect



34. Digitally Collage A Camouflage Paper Jacket



35. Create A Striking Collage Fusing Ancient And Modern




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Have you even thought how all the designers around the world are coming up with unique design ideas? Inspiration is the key behind it. Have a look at all the following creative web layouts and I am sure you’ll find some inspiration.



1. Matteozanga

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alt="CAWSI01" src="http://aext.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CAWSI01_thumb.jpg" width="580" height="283" border="0" />


2. Spoon

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3. Torpedo

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4. Vob

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5. Weight Shift

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6. Jeannie web

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7. Coocoocore

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8. Kathryn Cornelius

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9. Jiri Tordek

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10. I am Federica

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11. Meomi

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12. Muslimanie

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13. Nuances

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14. Play mogul

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15. Quazar Web Design

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16. Tbwahakuhodo

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17. Dedoce

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18. 3D Polystyren Roman Gallas

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19. Adline

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20. Believe In Work

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21. Foxie Graphic

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22. Luvra

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23. Amundsen

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24. Accept Joel

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25. Bandar arts

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26. Rainy day

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27. Finger Boardy

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28. Gesty

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29. Morphix

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30. Vegas Uncork’d

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31. Realmac Software

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32. Ready made Designs

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33. Rekkiabilly

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34. Sam Rides To Paris

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35. Themble

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36. Esteban Munoz

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37. Hitmo

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38. Web Is Love

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39. Zizzi

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40. Arvorecer

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41. Serial Cut

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42. Ralph

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43. True Rope

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44. OBZ One by Zero

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45. Art 4 Web

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup.




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Educational Institutions and Universities need attractive websites to attract new students and serve exceeding students. Educational websites have lot of information to show, they need to provide details of admissions, syllabus, results, information of a student. So these types of websites need

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good designers to be worked on as UI is very important to make it reader friendly.



Having a nice website became mandate for any educational institution as right from admissions to certificates go online these days.


Here are 35 Different Educational Website Designs for Inspiration.


1. University of Washington

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2. Biola Undergraduation

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3. Johns Hopkins University

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4. Northwestern University

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5. Bea Long Horn

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6. Lovely Professional University

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7. Liu Global

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8. Indiana University

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9. Loyola Marymount University

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10. The University of Texas

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11. University of Notre Dame

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12. UT Health

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13. Virginia Common Wealth University

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14. University of Delaware

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15. The University of Nottingham

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16. The University of Chicago

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17. Seoul National University

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18. Washtenaw Community College

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19. The University of Melbourne

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20. Virginia Tech

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21. Denver Seminary

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22. Champlain College

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23. Boston University Alumni

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24. American University

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25. Asheville School

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26. Penn University of Pennsylvania

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27. Oregon State University

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28. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

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29. Mississippi State

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30. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

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31. Tennessee

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32. Maryland Institute College Of Art

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33. Oklahoma Wesleyan University

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34. Stone Laboratory

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35. William & Mary

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Hope you enjoyed, please post your valuable comments.




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Unemployment is a global problem as many countries still find themselves in the midst of a recession (or are just crawling out of one). That means, competition is high for open positions in almost every field.


Managing a profitable business during a recession is not easy, especially for the self-employed. However working from an office is not the only safe option. Despite the dim outlook, many opportunities for home based businesses still exist. Any task that can be accomplished at home can become a home based business.


Online Businesses

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Many home based businesses choose to start an online business. Online businesses are no longer limited to virtual storefronts selling a product. Today, home based businesses include blogs about product reviews, political commentary or humor, and are created and owned by a single individual, working from a home office; also, they are pretty easy to make using a free website maker. Social networks have expanded the reach of the party business, allowing the party organizer to sit at a desk while reaching out to potential customers across the globe. Freelance workers are no longer only writers and journalists, but include programmers, web site designers, graders for university courses, editors, publishers and artists. Consulting services for making green choices for the home and business, help organizing and removing clutter, or public relations can also be home based businesses. While sales of physical products are still the most widespread home based business, new ideas are constantly being explored. A quick search will yield pages of results for websites dedicated to ideas for home based businesses and the tools to manage an online business. The possibility of generating income from home is not declining, but growing.


Revisited Idea


The idea of a home based business has been in existence for centuries. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, most businesses were managed from the home. Farming was not only for subsistence; excess crops would be sold or bartered. Homes produced goods for commercial sale including cloth, lace, medicines, baked goods, toys and other necessities. Workers in skilled trades such as furniture making or blacksmithing worked out of their homes or a nearby shop. Writers would sit at home putting pen to paper creating novels, poetry, newspaper and journal articles.


After the Industrial Revolution, the home based business declined, as machine made products were less expensive and produced more quickly. Yet families still lived above the stores operated on the ground floor, and clothing alterations were still carried out by individuals. In the 1950s, the party plan (or Tupperware Party) opened a new type of home based business, that has expended to the cosmetics and kitchen goods industries. Today, home based businesses still include farms selling their produce, crafters with handmade goods ranging from clothing to home decorations and artisans producing custom work with more detail than mass-production machinery. The methods by which products and services are bought and sold may change, but the home business opportunity will always have a niche in the marketplace.


The exact number of home-based businesses today is unknown. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor report, there are approximately 18.3 million home-based businesses, while other reports have that number at close to 38 million. Either way, millions are taking the plunge back into home-based businesses, thanks to the ease of working from home through Internet opportunities.




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