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ArtRage For iPads - Actually “Paints” On Your iPad - Blends Digital Watercolor
October 28, 2010

ArtRage For iPads - Actually “Paints” On Your iPad - Blends Digital WatercolorArtRage for iPad lets you become a digital artist on your iPad, providing the experience of actually “painting” digitally on an iPad canvas with oil painting effects that smear and blend and watercolor strokes that merge to create soft, wet gradations, just as they would in a traditional art studio.

The iPad user interface allows artists of all levels to bring their iPad everywhere they go to be ready to spontaneously unleash their creativity on the spot by drawing, sketching, and painting on the iPad in a wide range of artistic styles with tools that interact on the screen just as they would with real paint, ink, chalk, pen, or pencil.

Priced at only $6.99, ArtRage for iPad is the perfect holiday stocking stuffer gift for a budding artist delving into mobile art with the iPad. “Once you experience ArtRage, you cannot live without it anymore,” said Sarah Brody, Principal, Sarah Brody Design. “Now I will never miss an opportunity to express myself artistically with my iPad with ArtRage installed on it. With ArtRage, you can almost smell the paint and feel the paper’s texture.” Barbara Lietzow, San Francisco-based painter and visual communications expert said, “The quality of paint representation and ArtRage’s ability to perfectly replicate impasto is uniquely realistic. ArtRage on the iPad allows me to work both in the studio and on the go to further explore new sculptural painting techniques.”

Files from ArtRage for iPad can also be used on the desktop versions of ArtRage for Mac and Windows, and exported to JPEG, Photoshop and other formats for additional professional features, printing, and collaboration. In addition, digital photos can be imported and converted into paint, reworked in oil or watercolor or serve as a reference image while drawing. With its image tracing capabilities for photos, ArtRage can select colors automatically for every new stroke.

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onOne Software Announces Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 For Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom And Aperture
October 28, 2010

Exclusive onOne Software 15% Instant Discount CoupononOne today announced Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Tackling specific problems within a photographer's preferred workflow, the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 offers simple yet powerful solutions for color correction, image resizing, masking, professional photographic effects, and now layers for Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture, in one affordable package. With support for Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3 and CS2, the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 includes FocalPoint 2, PhotoTune 3, PhotoFrame 4.6, PhotoTools 2.6, MaskPro 4.1, Perfect Resize 7 (the next generation of Genuine Fractals) and the completely new Perfect Layers.

With this new version of the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, photographers now have more options for where they use many of the onOne products. Photographers will now have the ability to create layered files that are fully compatible with Photoshop for later editing from within Lightroom and Aperture with the new Perfect Layers. In addition, for the first time, FocalPoint 2, PhotoTune 3, PhotoFrame 4.6 and Perfect Resize 7 can now be used directly within Lightroom and Aperture without the need for a separate host application.

Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 continues to include full support for Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3 and CS2. Mask Pro 4.1 which allows photographers to replace backgrounds and make selections and PhotoTools 2.6, which allows photographers to leverage the power of Photoshop to enhance and stylize their images, continue to function directly within Photoshop and do not run as stand-alone applications.

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Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 includes full versions of the following products:
Perfect Resize 7 – the next generation of Genuine Fractals – Based on the same patented algorithms of Genuine Fractals, the newest version of the industry standard for image resizing introduces new Smoothness and Sharpening controls to achieve the highest quality results when enlarging images. In addition, Perfect Resize adds features that make printing easier and faster including the new Loupe Tool for an instant 1:1 magnified preview. The upgrade also adds the ability to save custom Presets, a new Gallery Wrap preview with Auto Corner Fill, and Image Tiling improvements. Perfect Resize 7 now enables those who prefer a Lightroom or Aperture only workflow to resize a single or batch of images directly within those applications.

Perfect Layers 1 (New) – The newest product in the onOne Software line-up provides a fast and easy way to bring a layered workflow to Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. For those using a Lightroom or Aperture workflow, but not yet using Photoshop, Perfect Layers introduces the ability to create and edit multi-layered Photoshop files. With Perfect Layers photographers can combine multiple images into a layered Photoshop compatible file, adjust layer size, position, blending mode and opacity and use the built-in layer masks and masking tools to blend multiple layers together. Perfect Layers will be made available at no cost to current owners of Plug-in Suite 5 as a free upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 5.5.

PhotoTools 2.6 – PhotoTools 2.6 adds a dozen new effects to the highly acclaimed Photoshop plug-in that allows photographers of all skill levels to maximize the full power of Photoshop with its ability to preview and combine Photoshop Actions in a single, intuitive interface. Designed by photographers for photographers, PhotoTools 2.6 now includes the Masking Bug control, based on the Focus Bug control from the award-winning FocalPoint plug-in, to selectively apply effects to images. PhotoTools 2.6 now has a total library of close to 300 effects that photographers can easily browse, preview and combine to create images that truly stand out.

PhotoFrame 4.6 – With PhotoFrame 4.6, you can add the perfect finishing touch to your images and layouts with new backgrounds, layouts and adornments. With over one thousand design elements like film edges, borders, textures, backgrounds and adornments, PhotoFrame 4.6 even has complete layouts where users can simply drop an image in and they are done. It is the easiest and fastest way to add an authentic darkroom touch with a film edge or to create beautiful albums or scrapbook pages. Photographers can now use PhotoFrame 4.6 directly within Lightroom and Aperture.

FocalPoint 2 – Like bringing the camera lens inside Photoshop, FocalPoint 2 gives photographers the best way to add the most realistic depth of field and selective focus control to any image after it is photographed. Photographers now have an incredible amount of flexibility and control over the look of the blur with FocalPoint 2's new blur algorithm, FocusBrush, Lens Presets and multiple FocusBug features. Photographers can now use FocalPoint 2 directly within Lightroom and Aperture.

PhotoTune 3 – Getting great color doesn't have to be so hard. PhotoTune 3 uses a patented technology to optimize the dynamic range, color and sharpness of images so that they look more true-to-life. The improved Wizard offers fast color and tone correction in as little as two steps while giving pro users direct access to advanced and innovative controls. SkinTune, which represents two years of research and analysis of thousands of skin tones, now offers one-click color correction of portraits and the option to correct just the skin in an image. Photographers can now use PhotoTune 3 directly within Lightroom and Aperture.

MaskPro 4.1 – For those times when you need to extract a subject from a photo, Mask Pro 4 uses a color-based method that allows users to easily remove unwanted backgrounds from your photos. Mask Pro's unique Color Decontamination technology allows users to get realistic results by maintaining transparency in hard to mask objects like hair, smoke and glass in a fraction of the time using traditional tools.

The new Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 will be available in December 2010 to owners of Plug-In Suite 5 as a free upgrade at no additional cost and to new users for $499.95. Purchased separately the products would normally cost $1,460. Existing owners of Plug-in Suite version 1, 2, 3 or 4 can upgrade to the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for $199.95. Customers who own one or more of the products in Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 will be able to upgrade as well by visiting www.ononesoftware.com/upgrade. For more information on the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, please visit www.ononesoftware.com.

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onOne Software Announces Perfect Resize For Adobe Photoshop And Photoshop Lightroom
October 28, 2010

Exclusive onOne Software 15% Instant Discount CoupononOne today announced Perfect Resize, one component of the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom, that was also announced today. The next generation of Genuine Fractals technology, Perfect Resize adds new features for achieving sharp detail when enlarging images, new gallery wrap and tiling options, and interface enhancements for photographers who want to make the highest quality prints. Perfect Resize supports Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3 and CS2 and can now be used directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture without the need for a separate host application.

New Features in Perfect Resize, the next generation of Genuine Fractals

NEW Smoothness Control: Designed for the demanding photographer, the new Smoothness control allows users to adjust the smoothness of curved edges to minimize artifacts. This new feature is very useful when resizing images and is especially valuable when working with lower resolution source files or when an extreme crop is required from a higher resolution source file.

NEW Loupe Tool: With the new Loupe feature, photographers can get an instant 1:1 or 100% magnified preview of enlargement quality while still seeing the entire image with the Loupe function of the Navigator.

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NEW Presets: Photographers can now achieve consistent results in less time by saving commonly used settings with the new Presets feature. Photographers who routinely send images to labs will benefit by creating a preset that allows them to resize the image, apply a specific sharpening amount and apply a gallery wrap all in one step. Stock photographers who need to resize batches of images before submitting them will also benefit from this new feature as well.

NEW Sharpening Methods: Two new sharpening methods allow photographers to sharpen small details without causing halos on larger, distinct edges. The first sharpening method targets out-of-focus images and the second method adapts the sharpening amount automatically to the size of image details.

Work Directly with Lightroom and Aperture: Perfect Resize has improved integration with Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture and no longer requires a host application to get amazing results when enlarging an image. Of course, it still works within Adobe Photoshop as well.

Improved Gallery Wrap: Photographers can now be preview the Perfect Resize gallery wrap results in real time. This allows users to quickly fine tune their settings for the perfect gallery wrap. Additionally, gallery wrap corners are automatically filled in with matching image detail from the surrounding area. While it may not sound like much, the improvements to this feature alone will save photographers hours of time when assembling their gallery wrap.

Improved Tiling: The Tiling feature now automatically saves each tile as new file instead of individual layers in a single file. This makes it much easier to save and print individual tiles especially if you send these tiles out to a print service provider. Additionally, because each tile is its own file, you can easily create canvas diptychs, triptychs or mosaics with and the improved gallery wrap feature.

Batch Processing Enhancements: Easily work with images of mixed size, type and orientation with more batch-processing engine options. Save time by batch processing images from the Export dialog inside of Lightroom.

Misc Improvements: Additional enhancements include presets for common printer resolutions, improved progress indicators, improved film grain simulation, the ability to arbitrarily rotate the crop box and a faster, smoother image previewing experience.

Perfect Resize will be available in early December as a standalone product and as a part of the new Perfect Photo Suite 5.5. Owners of Genuine Fractals 6 or earlier can upgrade to Perfect Resize for $99.95 or to the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for $349.95. Owners of Plug-In Suite 5 are eligible for a free upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, which includes Perfect Resize 7.

Users who purchase Genuine Fractals 6 on or after September 27, 2010 will receive a free upgrade to Perfect Resize 7 when it ships in early December 2010.

Owners of Plug-In Suite 1, 2, 3 or 4 can upgrade to the Perfect Photo Suite for $199.95. Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 is available to new customers for $499.95; purchased separately the 7 products would normally cost $1460. For more information on upgrade options visit www.ononesoftware.com/upgrade. For more information on the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, visit www.ononesoftware.com.

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onOne Software Introduces Perfect Layers For Adobe Photoshop Lightroom And Apple Aperture
October 28, 2010

Exclusive onOne Software 15% Instant Discount CoupononOne today introduced Perfect Layers, a new addition to the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, also announced today. Perfect Layers gives photographers the ability to easily create and work with layered files in their workflow application of choice and to bring those files directly into Photoshop. Perfect Layers supports the creation of layered files that can be opened and edited by Adobe Photoshop software and can be used directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software, Adobe Bridge and Apple Aperture.

"The ability to use layers in Lightroom is one of the most important developments around Lightroom since it first shipped," said Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine. "This takes Lightroom's workflow efficiency to a whole new level. The impact Perfect Layers is going to have on photographers using Lightroom makes it a game changer! This is going to be the must-have plug-in for Lightroom."

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Top Features in Perfect Layers
Create Layered Files: Create, open or merge and work with layered Photoshop files with Perfect Layers. Using Perfect Layers customers can merge two or more exposures of the same scene into a single image or even create a montage or album page layout. The files created by Perfect Layers can be opened by Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for additional editing if desired.

Adjust Layers: The streamlined interface in Perfect Layers contains all the controls needed to size, align, reorder and rotate layers. A number of useful blending modes offer the ability to dramatically alter images by changing the brightness, altering the color or even creating special effects. All the adjustments can be easily modified.

Blend Layers: Control how much of each layer is visible by using the masking tools created originally for PhotoTools 2.6 and FocalPoint 2. Similar to using a layer mask, the Masking Brush can be used to reveal or hide selected areas of a layer. Users can quickly create vignettes or graduated filers by using round or square gradients available with the intuitive Masking Bug control. The masking tools are non-destructive and can even be re-edited with Photoshop.

Perfect Layers will be available as a free public preview by the end of 2010 and will be available in early 2011 as a standalone product for $159.95 and as part of the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5. Owners of Plug-In Suite 5 can upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, which will include Perfect Layers, at no additional cost. Owners of Plug-In Suite 1, 2, 3 or 4 can upgrade to the Perfect Photo Suite for $199.95. Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 is available to new customers for $499.95; purchased separately the 7 products would normally cost $1,460. For more information on upgrade options visit www.ononesoftware.com/upgrade/. For more information on the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, visit www.ononesoftware.com/.

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onOne Software Announces DSLR Camera Remote HD for iPad and Video Support
October 28, 2010

Exclusive onOne Software 15% Instant Discount CoupononOne today announced an upcoming major update to it's wildly popular application for remotely controlling Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras using Apple iOS devices. Specifically designed for the iPad, the new DSLR Camera Remote HD will include a redesigned interface takes full advantage of the larger screen on the iPad, improved gesture-based preview functionality and the addition of starting, stopping and monitoring video from supported HD DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon.

In addition to DSLR Camera Remote HD, onOne will also be updating the DSLR Camera Remote 1.3 to version 1.4 by adding support for the Canon 60D and the Nikon D7000. The original DSLR Camera Remote (not the HD version) is designed to run specifically on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Owners of DSLR Camera Remote 1.3 can add video start and stop functionality through an in-app purchase.

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DSLR Camera Remote HD and DSLR Camera Remote 1.4 are expected to be available in the iTunes App Store within Apple iTunes software in late November 2010. After purchasing any of the editions from the iTunes App Store, users will need to download a free application that runs on their supported Mac or Windows computer. This free application is required to communicate between the iOS device and the supported Canon or Nikon DSLR camera, connected via USB or Firewire to a WiFi enabled computer.

Supported Cameras and System Requirements
For the most complete list of supported cameras and system requirements, please visit the onOne Software website at http://www.ononesoftware.com/iPhone.

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Auto FX Special 25% Discount Ends November 1
October 27, 2010

Auto FX 25% Off Special Discount Code For Photoshop Plugins - Coupon Code S94525Our friends at Auto FX have given us an exclusive special offer discount coupon code S94525 that will give you an instant 25% discount on any and all of their amazing Photoshop plugins and even their special Photoshop Plugin Bundles. But the 25% discount will end November 1. After that the discount will be 15%.

All you have to do is apply coupon code S94525 during the checkout process and you'll have your amount recalculated to include the discount. Below is an overview of their Photoshop Bundle Deal, which the S94525 coupon code will add another 25% discount to. Enjoy!

The Auto FX Plug-in Suite provides a comprehensive selection of visual effects from the world's premier developer of Adobe Photoshop Plug-ins. This suite of products works with Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5. Auto FX Plug-in Suite includes 165 effect filters and thousands of instant effects to improve your images. Purchased separately, the products in this suite are worth over $1,400. By purchasing the Plug-in Suite for $499 you'll save $900. Use our Coupon Code and pay only $374.25.

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ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training - Free Clips
October 26, 2010

Lynda.com Super Special SavingsYou can view some free clips from ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training at the lynda.com site.

In ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training, Todd Perkins shows Flash designers how to incorporate ActionScript code into their projects and create interactive presentations and applications. The course includes a review of ActionScript language basics and the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology, a tour of those Flash Professional CS5 features designed for developers, such as code hinting and the Code Snippets panel, and instructions on interacting with objects in the Library and placing code on the Timeline. Exercise files are included with the course.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Getting Started: The Basics Of Commenting
October 26, 2010

Learn more about Adobe Acrobat X ProThis video explains the basics of commenting on anything in a PDF file in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Comparing Documents
October 26, 2010

This video details using the Compare Documents command in Acrobat X to identify what has changed between two versions of a PDF file.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Converting Scanned PDF Files To Other File Formats
October 26, 2010

This video explains how to convert your scanned PDF file to other file formats such as Word and Excel in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Creating PDF Files From Microsoft Office
October 26, 2010

This video explains how to create PDF files from MS Office products including Office 2010 in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - How To Customize Your PDF Portfolio
October 26, 2010

This video details how to customize your PDF Portfolio in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Getting Started: The Basics Of Editing A PDF Document
October 26, 2010

This video details how to edit text and graphics in your PDF file using the new Content Panel in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Getting Started In Acrobat X
October 26, 2010

This video shows you how to get started in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - How To Create Actions
October 26, 2010

This video explains how to create, manage, and execute the new Actions capability in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - How To Digitally Sign A Document With Adobe Reader
October 26, 2010

This video explains how to digitally sign a PDF file with the free Adobe Reader.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - What Is A PDF Portfolio
October 26, 2010

This video explains how to create a PDF Portfolio in Acrobat X.

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Adobe Acrobat X Video Tutorial - Working In PDF Portfolios
October 26, 2010

This video explains how to work in a PDF Portfolio in Acrobat X.

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Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts - Free Advanced Photoshop CS5 Video Clip From Total Training
October 21, 2010

Here is a free sample training video courtesy of Total Training from the series Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced. Follow along with advanced techniques and time-saving tips the pros use, including power user essentials, advanced layers, masks and selections, painting, raw file editing, working with 3D, Video and Animation, Retouching, Compositing and more.

Click here to watch the video Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts, or click on the screenshot below (video clip will open in a new window).

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Recording A Simple Action - Free Advanced Photoshop CS5 Video Clip From Total Training
October 21, 2010

Here is a free sample training video courtesy of Total Training from the series Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced. Follow along with advanced techniques and time-saving tips the pros use, including power user essentials, advanced layers, masks and selections, painting, raw file editing, working with 3D, Video and Animation, Retouching, Compositing and more.

Click here to watch the video Recording A Simple Action, or click on the screenshot below (video clip will open in a new window).

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Creating And Saving Complex Actions - Free Advanced Photoshop CS5 Video Clip From Total Training
October 21, 2010

Here is a free sample training video courtesy of Total Training from the series Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced. Follow along with advanced techniques and time-saving tips the pros use, including power user essentials, advanced layers, masks and selections, painting, raw file editing, working with 3D, Video and Animation, Retouching, Compositing and more.

Click here to watch the video Creating And Saving Complex Actions, or click on the screenshot below (video clip will open in a new window).

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Batch Processing Images - Free Advanced Photoshop CS5 Video Clip From Total Training
October 21, 2010

Here is a free sample training video courtesy of Total Training from the series Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced. Follow along with advanced techniques and time-saving tips the pros use, including power user essentials, advanced layers, masks and selections, painting, raw file editing, working with 3D, Video and Animation, Retouching, Compositing and more.

Click here to watch the video Batch Processing Images, or click on the screenshot below (video clip will open in a new window).

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TiltShifted.com Showcases Tilt Shifted Photos From Around The World
October 21, 2010

TiltShifted.com is an online showcase for tilt-shift photographers from all over the world to show you the best tilt-shift images made. The website is divided into artist showcases, real and faked tilt shift images and some pretty nice tilt shift motion section. You can discuss images using the comment option, submit work if you are a tilt-shift artist or as a photographer or designer who just made some images for fun.

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Free Presets For Photoshop Lightroom - Perfect Presets for Lightroom 3.0 From onOne
October 20, 2010

onOne Software today announced Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom. Designed to help photographers work more quickly and easily while expanding their creative options, Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 now offers a third volume of effects created by Mike Wong for a total of 192 presets.

Enter our exclusive discount coupon code - PSSPPT06 - during the checkout process at onOne Software for an instant 15% discount on any onOne product. This includes Genuine Fractals and their amazing Photoshop Plug-In Suite.

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Free Textures: More Metal Textures
October 20, 2010

From Bittbox. Metal 2. "I’ve got some more metal textures for this week’s Free Texture Tuesday. A friend of mine owns a metal fabrication shop, so I took my camera and infiltrated. I hope you guys enjoy :) (Click on the images to grab the full size images from Flickr.)
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Comic Book and Cartoon Photoshop Styles Pack - Plus Photoshop Style Pack Giveaway Contest
October 20, 2010

Design Panoply has proven itself again as the de facto standard when it comes to professional quality Photoshop styles with yet another pack of truly amazing looking blending options. The new Comic Book and Cartoon Photoshop Styles Pack has 12 colorful styles and is perfect for bold and illustrative designs. With a variety of styles to choose from including explosive sound effects, comic blood, and alien slime, you will find everything you need to complete your designs.

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Adobe Acrobat X Free Trial Download - Acrobat X PRO And Acrobat X Standard Free Download Trial
October 17, 2010

Adobe offers a fully functional free trial download of Acrobat X. For a free trial (30 day free trial download of Acrobat X) visit the Free Trials Page at Adobe.com. Adobe Acrobat X Pro software lets you experience the full power of Acrobat Dynamic PDF to deliver next-generation PDF communications.

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Adobe Acrobat X (Acrobat 10) System Requirements Windows PC And Apple MAC
October 17, 2010

Here are the system requirements for Acrobat X for Apple MAC and Acrobat X for Windows PC:
Adobe Acrobat X (Acrobat 10) - System requirements Windows
1.3 GHz or faster processor, Microsoft Windows XPHome, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Server 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit; Service Pack 2 required for 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Vista Home Basic or Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit), Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.5 or 3.6, 512 MB of RAM ( 1GB recommended), 1.9 GB of available hard-disk space, 1024x576 screen resolution, DVD-ROM drive. Video hardware acceleration (optional).

Adobe Acrobat X (Acrobat 10) - System requirements Apple MAC OS
Intel processor, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.4, Safari 4 or 5 (Safari 5 requires Mac OS X v10.6.4), 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended), 1.2 GB of available hard-disk space, 1024 x 768 screen resolution, DVD-ROM drive.

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Adobe Acrobat X PRO Product Highlights
October 17, 2010

Here are the Adobe Acrobat X PRO top overall features and top new features:

Customers who own the following products are eligible to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat X Pro for US$199:
Adobe Acrobat 7, 8, 9, or X Standard
Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional, 8 Professional, or 9 Pro
Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 7 or 8
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended

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Adobe Acrobat X Standard Product Highlights
October 17, 2010

Here are the Adobe Acrobat X Standard top overall features and top new features:

Customers who own the following products are eligible to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat X Standard for US$139: Adobe Acrobat 7, 8, or 9 Standard. Customers who own Adobe Acrobat X Standard are eligible to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat X Pro for US$199.

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Free Photoshop Brushes - Smoke Brushes

October 16, 2010

Here are some free Photoshop smoke brushes found at deviantART. 37 smoke brushes in this set, ranging from cigarette streaks to vortexes. Nice.

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Using Presets in HDR Efex Pro Plugin - Free Training Video from NIK
October 16, 2010

In this free training video from NIK software, you'll see how to achieve incredible "one-click" HDR looks with dozens of unique visual presets, and how to easily create your own HDR style, save it as a preset, and share it with others. Click here to watch the training video Using Presets in HDR Efex Pro.

Enter our exclusive discount coupon code - NIKPSS - during the checkout process at Nik Software for an instant 15% discount. This exclusive discount coupon code can be applied to all the latest Nik Software Photoshop plugins, including Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine.
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HDR Methods And Tone Mapping In HDR Efex Pro Plugin - Free Training Video from NIK
October 16, 2010

In this free training video from NIK software, you'll see how HDR Efex Pro gives you the full power of multiple tone mapping algorithms so you have maximum flexibility. These different tone mapping algorithms are all made available through unique HDR Methods found within the interface. The HDR Methods feature gives you 20 different choices, ranging from the Natural and Crisp looks to the Textured look, to Dingy, Fresco, Bright, and many more. Click here to watch the training video HDR Methods And Tone Mapping In HDR Efex Pro.

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Single Shot HDR With HDR Efex Pro Plugin - Free Training Video from NIK
October 15, 2010

In this free training video from NIK software, you'll learn how to achieve a great HDR look when you only have a single image when using the HDR Efex Pro plugin. Single image use is perfect for moving objects, portraits, or your back catalog of images. Click here to watch the training video Single Shot HDR With HDR Efex Pro.

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Free Textures: Vintage Wallpaper Urban Decay
October 14, 2010

From Bittbox. Vintage Wallpaper Urban Decay. "I have some cool vintage wallpaper that I mixed with some urban decay and mixed in a little grunge. I hope you all can find some cool uses for them, enjoy! (Click on the images to grab the full size images from Flickr.)

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Illustrator to Photoshop Quick Tip Tutorial
October 14, 2010

From Vectortuts+ — Quick Tip: Illustrator to Photoshop: There may be times when you want to open an Illustrator file in Photoshop. Perhaps you want to add some raster effects to it, or incorporate the vector file into a Photoshop composite. Or perhaps you need to send the file to a friend who doesn’t have — or doesn’t know how to use — Illustrator. Whatever the reason, there are ways to import and export the file that will ensure maximum quality and compatibility. Let’s have a look.

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Real World Puppet Warp Techniques Using Photoshop CS5 - Free Video Tutoria From Russell Brown
October 13, 2010

In this free Photoshop CS5 tutorial video, Russell Brown demonstrates Adobe Photoshop CS5's new Puppet Warp feature using two real world examples. Click here to watch Real World Puppet Warp Techniques Using Photoshop CS5.

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Free Textures - Grungy Nebula Paper
October 13, 2010

Get your free Grungy Nebula Paper textures. From Bittbox: "I used some public domain images of the Orion nebula (among others) and combined them with some grungy paper textures. They were fun to make. I hope you enjoy them!"
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Free Vintage Photoshop Actions
October 13, 2010

Found a set of nice free Photoshop Actions at deviantART: Classic 3.8 by ~sa-coo.

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Give Your Photos A Vintage Look - Layers And Textures Tutorial
October 11, 2010

Here is a free Photoshop tutorial from PSD Magazine — "I Fell in Love with an Alien" by Julia Trotti. (Download the source files.)

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to add clouds to a photo by using layer masks, how to edit colours in Photoshop to give your image a vintage look and how to work with layering textures. This tutorial is relatively easy, but gives amazing looking results from the simplest tools. Read the full tutorial: Give Your Photos A Vintage Look - Layers And Textures Tutorial.

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Lightroom 3 Keyboard Shortcuts - Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts Plugin - Free Lightroom Shortcuts PDF - Complete Shortcuts Chart
October 11, 2010

From Photographer's Toolbox: Keyboard Tamer is a plugin for Lightroom 3 that allows you to redefine most of Lightroom's keyboard shortcuts, and to create new shortcuts for functions that don't yet have them. This plugin will be invaluable for those who wish to streamline their workflow and make Lightroom work for them. It's also a must for those who use Lightroom in a language that's different to the expected one for their keyboard layout.

For example, those who run Lightroom in English on a machine with a non-U.S. keyboard will normally find that many of the shortcuts are inaccessible - with this plugin they can be redefined. This is a donationware plugin. The trial version will only allow you to change one keyboard shortcut, and donating will remove this restriction.

From Adobe: Using Photoshop Lightroom 3 Keyboard shortcuts (online help - complete Lightroom keyboard shortcut chart)

From Victoria Bampton: Adobe Lightroom 3 Keyboard Shortcuts - Free Download — I'm just finishing reformatting as Letter size, but in the meantime, here's all of the shortcuts direct from the book: Adobe Lightroom 3 Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts 2- Windows/MAC Release Version 2.0 ((pdf format, last updated 20/7/08)
Keyboard Shortcuts 1 - Windows/MAC 1.4.1 (pdf format, last updated 22/02/08)

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Nik Software Releases New HDR Efex Pro Photoshop Plugin - Plus 15% Instant Discount Coupon - NIKPSS
October 11, 2010

Nik Software today began shipping HDR Efex Pro, a completely new High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging solution designed to help professional and amateur photographers quickly and easily achieve a full spectrum of HDR enhancements. HDR Efex Pro overcomes limitations in other software products with a revolutionary all-in-one approach and multiple tone mapping algorithms that enable realistic and artistic results to be created start-to-finish within a single tool.

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Free Realistic Lime Skin Photoshop Style
October 11, 2010

Photoshop Style A Day has posted another nice free offer — Lime Skin Photoshop Style. This lime skin Photoshop style is shiny and zesty!

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High Definition Sharpening And Crystal Clear Web Sharpening - Free Photoshop Action
October 05, 2010

There are many good free actions available at the Adobe Photoshop Actions Center. This one caught my eye — High Definition Sharpening & Crystal Clear Web Sharpening. From the description: The final step in transforming your image into a piece of art is sharpening. And when it comes to sharpening, it's important to get it right—not too much and not too little. That's where the High Definition Sharpening collection comes in.

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How To Create A Digital Bokeh Effect In Photoshop - Tutorial From Abduzeedo

October 07, 2010

There's a good Photoshop tutorial that shows how to create a beautiufl bokeh effect. From the intro: "I will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect, but this time in Photoshop. The process is very easy and we will be using the super powerful Brush Engine, one of the coolest things in Photoshop."

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Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual from O'Reilly Media - Free Sample Chapters
October 09, 2010

Elements 9 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's an ideal tool for most image-editing buffs—including scrapbookers, photographers, and aspiring graphic artists. But Elements still doesn't come with a decent manual. Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD), will help you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac.

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Adding Layer Styles, Shapes, and Actions
Adding your online finds to Elements 9 is a good news/bad news situation: It’s easy to add Layer styles, shapes, and actions (see page 434 for more about using actions in Elements), but if you want to categorize them or have them show up in your Content panel searches, you’re in for a trip through some pretty techie territory. To add your extras, just put them into the following folders and, the next time you launch Elements, they’ll show up in the Show All section of the relevant palette:

The Organizer, Menu by Menu
This appendix gives you a quick tour of the main menus in the Organizer—the ones listed at the top of the screen. The Organizer has two main views: Media Browser and Date view. Both offer the same menu choices—everything listed here is available in either view. Keyboard shortcuts and buttons in the Organizer windows give you access to many of these menu items. When you have two ways to run a command, both are mentioned here.

The Editor, Menu by Menu
The Editor’s menus are far more complex than the Organizer’s menus. All three of the Editor’s modes—Full Edit, Quick Fix, and Guided Edit—have the same menus, although some choices are grayed out when you’re in Quick Fix or Guided Edit mode. When you need a menu item that’s not available in Quick Fix or Guided Edit, just switch back to Full Edit to use it.

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New Getty Images LiveComp. Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop Streamlines Workflow for Designers and Creatives
October 07, 2010

Getty Images has announced the upcoming release of its LiveComp plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that will enable designers and creatives to search and import creative content from Getty Images at gettyimages.com directly into Photoshop. Rather than having to leave the application, locate and download an image from the Getty Images site and then upload into Photoshop, LiveComp. will allow users to import the file for comping purposes as a new layer in Photoshop for streamlined simplified workflow.

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Design Panoply - New Site Features Professional Vectors, Patterns, Testures, And Design Freebies
October 07, 2010

For those of you that love downloading the free and premium Photoshop styles from Photoshop Style A Day, or the seamless textures from Texture A Day, there is some great news — with the inclusion of brand new, professional quality vectors, patterns, and more, a new site has launched that includes the best of the best from these two sites in one central location.

Design Panoply hosts professionally designed vectors, textures, patterns, Photoshop styles, and more that are all available for instant download. Some of your favorite files can be found for a limited time in their small but growing freebies section as well.

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The Top 10 Ways To Automate Photoshop Lightroom 3 - Free Video Clips
October 06, 2010

In these 2 episodes Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to streamline Lightroom 3 by taking advantage of presets, templates, Collections, Virtual Copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs.

Watch The Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom (Part 1)
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Photoshop Tutorial - How To Use Adjustment Layers To Create Light And Shadow Effects
October 06, 2010

Here is a free Photoshop tutorial from PSD Magazine — "Solitude" by Andrei Oprinca.

Creating a night scene can be a challenging task. In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you a few techniques that I used to make this manipulation. I will teach you how to use adjustment layers, how to create light effects and shadows to achieve a more realistic look. Read the full tutorial, How To Use Adjustment Layers To Create Light And Shadow Effects.

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Remodelling A Figure In Photoshop - Free Video Tutorial

October 05, 2010

Professional retoucher Gry uses warp, puppet-warp and transforms to stretch torso, reshape legs, and lift upper body. Content-Aware Fill is used to rebuild the background. This is an abridged tutorial from the beauty retouching DVD. Click here to watch this free video tutorial (HD video will open in a new window). From Gry Garness Beauty Retouching Techniques DVD.

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Skin Retouching - Pop the Highlights - Free Video Tutorial
October 05, 2010

Professional retoucher Gry Garness shows how to make skin glow and make highlights pop to the surface, using any version of Photoshop CS and adjustment layers. Click here to watch this free video tutorial (HD video will open in a new window). From Gry Garness Beauty Retouching Techniques DVD.

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Skin Retouching - Retouching The Brush Work - Free Video Tutorial
October 05, 2010

In this brush tutorial professional retoucher Gry Garness shows how Photoshop brushes work, and the variables that affect their functionality. An eye is painted from scratch using custom paintbrush tool presets. Click here to watch this free video tutorial (HD video will open in a new window). From Gry Garness Beauty Retouching Techniques DVD.

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Beauty Retouching Techniques DVD From Gry Garness - Advanced Photoshop Training - 3 Free Video Clips
October 05, 2010

The Photoshop Beauty Retouching Techniques DVD From Gry Garness is a visual-practical DVD guide to professional beauty and portrait retouching using flexible solutions for a variety of photo retouching jobs, from flawless magazine covers to Photoshop portrait retouching. This is an educational tool aimed at intermediate to advanced Photoshop users. It's effectively a 13 hour one-to-one with Gry Garness, an experienced trainer and London-based retoucher, demonstrating graphics tablet based professional retouching through a great variety of images, with models and non-models. It's adaptable to all types of retouching - not just favouring one particular style.

3 Free Photoshop Beauty Retouching Video Clips
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Remodelling A Figure In Photoshop
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Skin Retouching - Retouching The Brush Work

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Make Your Keyboard Shortcuts Work Correctly In Photoshop With Free Function Key Toggle Script For Macs
October 04, 2010

From Bittboxx: Toggle your Function Keys for Photoshop with a single click [Mac]:Tired of having to open System Preferences to check that pesky “Use all F1, F2 etc. keys as standard function keys” to make your keyboard shortcuts to work correctly in Photoshop (and others)? Well I found a free script floating around the internet that has made my life, and workflow a lot easier. I want to share it with you Mac Photoshoppers out there, and hopefully we can save you some headaches.

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Tilt-Shift Van Gogh From Artcyclopedia
October 04, 2010

Artcyclopedia has a great set of Van Gogh's paintings adjusted with a tilt shift effect. From their intro: The visually stunning field of tilt-shift photography became a fairly big thing in the Web a couple of years ago. It uses a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model.

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Free Retro Style Photoshop Action
October 04, 2010

You can download a free retro-style Photoshop action from marissaxxx at deviantART site. It's a nice effect that can stylize a photo quickly.
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Free Realistic Orange Peel Photoshop Style
October 04, 2010

Photoshop Style A Day has posted another nice free offer — Realistic: Orange Peel Photoshop Style.

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Free Photoshop Tutorial Magazine October 2010 Edition - Free PDF Download
October 01, 2010

The October 2010 issue of PSD Photoshop Magazine is now online.

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Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects - Free Video Clips
September 30, 2010

In Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects, Chris Orwig demonstrates how to use Photoshop CS5 to add energy, motion, and strength to portraits and shots of athletes in action. This course covers removing blemishes from the subject and the background, adding motion blur, enhancing muscle tone, and making adjustments to photos shot in outdoor lighting conditions.

Sections on underwater portraits and working with multiples subjects are also included. Exercise files accompany the course. You can go to the series page and view some free video clips from this training. Below is a list of the available free clips:

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Photoshop tips and Photoshop tutorials by Jennifer AppleThe Photoshop Blog offers the latest Photoshop news and software updates, Photoshop tips and tutorials, and random thoughts from graphic artist and Photoshop expert Jennifer Apple.

PHOTOSHOP NEWS — September 2010
46- Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects - Free Video Clips
45- Night Photography - Finding Your Way In The Dark - Free Chapter
44- 3D In Photoshop CS5 - The Ultimate Guide For Creative Professionals
43- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Maximum Performance - Elements 9 Book
42- Create A Faux Holga Effect In Photoshop
41- How To Create An HDR Effect Using Tonal Mapping In Photoshop Elements 9
40- Real World Digital Photography, 3rd Edition - Free Sample Chapter
39- AKVIS Retoucher v.4.5. Photo Retouching And Restoration
38- Photoshop Plugins Suite - Discount Coupon Code - PSUP6 - Take $150 Off
37- Free Textures From Bittbox - Colorful Grunge
36- Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 9 For MAC And Windows
35- Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 9 For Mac And Windows
34- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Top Reasons To Buy - Top New Features
33- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Top Reasons To Buy - Top New Features
32- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 System Requirements
31- Masking And CS5 Content Aware Fill Video Tutorial
30- Flash Professional CS5 Update 11.0.2
29- Sr. Product Manager, Web Design - Job Opening
28- Free Textures From Bittbox - Fur
27- Embedding HTML5 Audio With Dreamweaver CS5 - 6 Page Sample Chapter
26- PhotoRescue Updated - PhotoRescue 3.2 Photo Recovery Software
25- HTML5 and CSS3 In Dreamweaver CS5 – Part 1: Building The Web Page - Tutorial
24- Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5
23- Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing - Free Video Clips
22- Free Metal Chrome Script Photoshop Style
21- How To Paint Realistic Lips In Photoshop CS5
20- How To Paint Realistic Eyes In Photoshop CS5
19- Photoshop CS5 Cutout Video Tutorial - Russell Brown
18- AKVIS Chameleon v.7.0: Collage Creation Software Updated
17- Free Leather Textures From Bittbox
16- Pixel Bender Plugin For Photoshop Revised For CS5
15- Cross Processing Action - Free Photoshop Cross Processing Effects
14- Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design - Preview
13- Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production - Preview
12- Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production - Preview
11- Expanding Dynamic Range In Photoshop
10- Polaroid Generator 2 - Free Photoshop Polaroid Effect Actions
09- Working With Camera Raw In Adobe Photoshop CS5
08- Free Photoshop Tutorial Magazine - Free PDF Download
07- TransferBigFiles.com Launches iPhone App To Send HD Videos
06- Nice Collection Of Thousands Of Free Photoshop Patterns
05- Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth - Free Training Video Clips
04- AKVIS Sketch for Photo Kiosks: Bringing Creativity to Convenience
03- HTML5 First Look - Free HTML 5 Training Video Clips - lynda.com
02- New Free Style — Brown Cardboard Photoshop Style
01- PhotoshopSupport.com September 2010 Newsletter

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