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Tips and Tools to Help You do More with Graphics

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Explore these tips and tools for more advanced graphics software users and hobbyists. Whether you work with graphics in your career or just for fun, these resources will help you find ways to do more with your graphics.
  1. Common Requests and Practical Advice
  2. Exploring Graphics
  3. Fun with Graphics
  4. Tips and Tools for Digital Photography
  5. Tips and Tools for Digital Art & Design
  6. Tips and Tools for Digital Scrapbooking
  7. Tips and Tools for Web Graphics
  8. Free Images to Enhance Your Graphics Projects
  9. Free Tools and Content for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
  10. Free Tools and Content for Other Graphics Software
  1. Assorted Graphics Software Techniques and Projects
  2. Adobe Illustrator Techniques and Projects
  3. Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Techniques and Projects
  4. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Techniques and Projects
  5. Corel Paint Shop Pro Techniques and Projects
  6. Corel Painter Techniques and Projects
  7. Plug-ins and Filters
  8. Hardware and Gear
  9. Free Graphics Software

Common Requests and Practical Advice

Even if you know a lot, you probably don't know everything. Here are some answers to common questions about working with graphics and solutions to everyday problems you might encouter.

Exploring Graphics

Graphics are more than just pictures and clip art. Learn more about graphics and the many interesting ways that graphics software can be used.

Fun with Graphics

Here are some projects and tools to help you have fun with graphics.

Tips and Tools for Digital Photography

Explore these tips and tools to manage your digital photos and make your pictures look their best.

Tips and Tools for Digital Art & Design

If you're a designer or artist, or you use graphics software beyond photo editing, this section is for you.

Tips and Tools for Digital Scrapbooking

Digital Scrapbooking, also referred to as digi-scrapping or computer scrapbooking, is a fairly new form of scrapbooking which involves the use of a computer and graphics software to create visual layouts for the purpose of preserving a memory.

Tips and Tools for Web Graphics

Web graphics have their own special requirements. Learn how to maximze your Web graphics with these tips and tools.

Free Images to Enhance Your Graphics Projects

Download some free graphics and transparent photo objects to enhance your graphics projects. These images and art work are compatible with any graphics software.

Free Tools and Content for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Download extra content for Photoshop including brushes, layer style effects, patterns, actions, and more. Most Photoshop content will also work with Photoshop Elements.

Free Tools and Content for Other Graphics Software

Download extra content for a variety of graphics software programs. These downloads include brushes, presets, shapes, frames, and so on.

Assorted Graphics Software Techniques and Projects

Here are some techniques and projects you can do even if you don't use the mainstream software. Many of these activities are built into your operating system or only require free software.

Adobe Illustrator Techniques and Projects

Here is a sampling of techniques and tutorials for working with Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Techniques and Projects

Here is a sampling of techniques and tutorials for working with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Because they share many tools and features, most Photoshop tutorials can be adapted for Photoshop Elements and vice-versa.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Techniques and Projects

Techniques and tutorials for working with CorelDRAW, Photo-PAINT and the other applications of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Corel Paint Shop Pro Techniques and Projects

Here is a sampling of techniques and tutorials for working with Corel Paint Shop Pro.

Corel Painter Techniques and Projects

Here is a sampling of techniques and tutorials for creating art and enhancing photos with Corel Painter and Painter Essentials.

Plug-ins and Filters

Learn about plug-ins, filters, and extensions that can expand and enhance the features of your graphics software. Most plugins and filters work in Photoshop and other Photoshop-compatible image editors such as Paint Shop Pro, The GIMP, PhotoPAINT, Fireworks, and others.

Hardware and Gear

Graphics software users have some special requirements when it comes to hardware. Whether it be a pen and tablet, monitor, video card, scanner, or other hardware peripherals, here's where you can learn more about the hardware that graphics software users need.

Free Graphics Software

There are a lot of good, free graphics software tools available. Here are some of the ones I have used and recommend.

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