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Making do with a snapshot

By Bill Alpert / December 31, 2007

15 minute Photoshop project You’re on deadline and the only photo available for print or online publication isn’t ideal. Not to despair! Frequently a snapshot plus about 10 or 15 minutes of novice level work can salvage the situation. Just a couple concepts to keep in mind: 1. Less is more; strive for believability, not […]

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A wide screen under your tree?

By Bill Alpert / December 29, 2007

If you’re still using a 17″ display, perhaps Santa inadvertently missed your chimney. Today’s publishing (and general computer work) demands require a lot of monitor real estate. A 20″ or greater display should pay for itself quickly in saved time, not to mentioned reduced eyestrain. A recent MacWorld review compared the most recent crop of […]

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Holiday Wish

By Bill Alpert / December 25, 2007

Christmas presence +++++++++++++++++++ There is a light in the darkness. It is love; it is joy. There is a pure and simple radiance with a positive, joyous power. It warms the hearts of those who value peace and love. The spirit of Christmas transcends beliefs, traditions, culture and customs. It speaks directly to the heart, […]

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On the Road

By Bill Alpert / December 22, 2007

Posted by Bill Alpert December has been my month to travel cross country; if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share a highlight of my trip. Bourbon Street, New Orleans on a recent weeknight There is, and could only ever be one New Orleans. My family’s trek across the country gave us a day to […]

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