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Increasing the Display Quality in Manga Studio

By default, Manga Studio has the page display set at a standard quality. However, if you have a strong enough system (and really, you'd need a pretty weak system for this not to work well), you can increase [more…]

Fathoming the Top Ten Features of Acrobat 5

If you're looking for a quick rundown of the best features in Acrobat 5, and perhaps a reason to upgrade, you need to look no further. These ten things about Acrobat 5 warrant their places among the [more…]

Adobe Creative Suite: Using Palettes in the Workspace

Palettes are an integral part of working with most of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suite because they contain many of the controls and tools that you use when you're creating or editing a document [more…]

Using Your Own Web Space for Sharing Digital Photos

Whether your ISP provides the space for free or you've enlisted a paid host to provide you space for your own domain, you can use your Web space to store and display photos that you want to share with [more…]

Focusing on Some Fast Fixes for Photo Failures

Despite all attempts by camera makers to make photography foolproof, we all still make less-than-perfect pictures. Sometimes, we're the problem — we're too close or too far away or can't figure out how [more…]

Getting Right with Image Usage

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Adobe Creative Suite: Managing Comments in Acrobat 6.0

Use the Acrobat Commenting toolbar to add annotations to PDF files, including stamps, text highlights, and electronic sticky notes. Add comments to PDF files by using the Review and Comment tools and the [more…]

The Save Button in Manga Studio: A Vital Tool

After you create/open your new Manga Studio page or story, you see a new blank page ready for you to draw away to your heart's content. Before you get too far along, though, it would probably be wise to [more…]

Basic Menu Options in Adobe

Adobe CS4, like any software, gives you menu options to open, close, and save. Menu options also enable you to import, export, and undo, in addition to other basic commands. Here's a table that shows common [more…]

Adobe Panels and Their Functions

Knowing how to use the panels in Adobe CS4 can help boost your creativity and make your job easier. Adobe panels offer information and tools to help you add color, align objects, and generally transform [more…]

Common Adobe CS4 Tools

Adobe CS4 is full of tools, most identified with little icons that hint at their functions. For example, use the tool that looks like a brush if you want to create brush marks. [more…]

Common Adobe Keyboard Shortcuts

Like most other applications, Adobe offers keyboard shortcuts so that you can access its features quickly and easily with the touch of a key or two. Explore the shortcuts that are used the most, by both [more…]

Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you think about manipulating visual media, Adobe CS4 Design Premium automatically comes to mind. The Adobe CS4 menu offers many options and tools to help edit and install pictures and active graphics [more…]

How to Boost Productivity in Google SketchUp 7

Follow these steps for some of the functions in Google SketchUp 7 to improve your work rate, finish your tasks quickly, and move onto your next project. [more…]

Google SketchUp 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts will make working in Google SketchUp 7 quick and easy. The following table shows you some of SketchUp's most common commands and the keystroke [more…]

Common Tasks in Google SketchUp 7

Certain tasks in Google SketchUp 7 can be performed in a variety of ways, but if you’re looking for the simplest or quickest way to do things in SketchUp 7, then take a look at this chart: [more…]

Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can increase your productivity and work easily in Google SketchUp 7 when you remember these handy reminders for the best way to carry out tasks and apply some keyboard shortcuts. [more…]

AutoCAD 2010 Drawing Scale and Limits Charts: Feet and Inches

AutoCAD 2010 helps you design nearly anything you can think of, but you do have to recognize some limits. The following table shows limits for drawing scales from 1/16 of an inch to 3 inches to a foot: [more…]

AutoCAD 2010 Drawing Scale and Limits Charts: Millimeters

You work to scale when you design using AutoCAD 2010. And because you work to scale, the boundary of a project depends on the scale you’re using and the size of the paper you’re going to print it on. The [more…]

How to Set Up the AutoCAD 2010 Drawing Functions

Using AutoCAD 2010 enables you to do amazing things if you just set it up right before you get started. The following table shows AutoCAD commands in both the ribbon application and classic menus and describes [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts for AutoCAD 2010

The keyboard shortcuts in AutoCAD 2010 let you accomplish tasks at the press of a key or two. The following table shows some of the most-used AutoCAD commands and their shortcut keys: [more…]

Adobe CS5 Basic Menu Options

Adobe CS5, like any software, gives you menu options to open, close, and save your files. Menu options also enable you to import and export documents and undo changes, in addition to other basic commands [more…]

Adobe CS5 Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Like most other applications, Adobe CS5 offers keyboard shortcuts so that you can access features quickly and easily with the touch of a key or two. Explore the Adobe CS5 shortcuts that are used the most [more…]

Adobe CS5 Panels and Their Functions

Knowing how to use the panels in Adobe CS5 can help boost your creativity and make your job easier. Adobe panels offer information and tools to help you add color, align objects, and generally transform [more…]

Adobe CS5 Common Tools

Adobe CS5 is full of tools, most identified with little icons that hint at their functions. For example, use the tool that looks like a brush if you want to create brush marks. [more…]

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