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April 30, 2008

30 Photoshop Tutorials from WikiHow

Here are 30 Photoshop Tutorials from WikiHow, teaching you how to perform many Photoshop tasks and how to use several important Photoshop tools. These Photoshop tutorials give you step-by-step instructions and several also include screen shots. This site bills itself as the How-to Manual You Can Edit, allowing users to add and edit the articles and tutorials it hosts.

 - Create a Magazine in Photoshop
 - Create a Product Box in Photoshop
 - Add Color to a Scanned Picture Using Photoshop
 - Apply a Photoshop Filter to Create a Dramatic Effect
 - Build a Product Box in Photoshop
 - Color and Draw on Adobe Photoshop 6 -
 - Convert Text to Outline in Photoshop
 - Convert a Color Photo to Black and White Using Photoshop
 - Create a Colorful Mist Background in Adobe Photoshop
 - Create a Layer Mask in Photoshop
 - Create a Simple Glass Button in Photoshop
 - Create a Sketch Effect to Any Color Image in Photoshop
 - Create a Snowman Using Adobe Photoshop
 - Crop and Re Size Photos at the Same Time Using Adobe Photoshop 7
 - Learn Photoshop
 - Make a Blast Effect on Photoshop
 - Make a Fire Affect in Photoshop
 - Make a Gif Image
 - Make a Psd Using Photoshop (Beginner)
 - Make a Simple Animation in GIMP or Photoshop
 - Polarize an Image Using Photoshop
 - Prepare Illustrator Files for Offset Printing
 - Quickly Fix a Picture’s Color and Brightness in Adobe Photoshop Cs2
 - Remove a Tattoo from a Photo Using Photoshop
 - Replace Text in Adobe Photoshop
 - Use Adobe Photoshop Tools
 - Use Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop
 - Use Photoshop to Retouch Facial Photos
 - Use the Cloning Tool for Photoshopping
 - Work With Photoshop Actions

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WikiHow’s Word Tutorials and Articles

Here are WikiHow’s Word Tutorials and Articles, giving you step-by-step instructions and screen shots for performing a variety of tasks in Microsoft Word. This site permits users to add and edit the articles and tutorials it hosts, calling itself the How-to Manual You Can Edit.

30 Word 2003 Tutorials:

 - Add a Shortkey Using Shortkeys
 - Add a Watermark to a Page in Microsoft Word
 - Change the File That Microsoft Word Opens when You Select ‘open’
 - Change the Orientation of Text in Microsoft Word
 - Correctly Use a Word Processor (Like Microsoft Word)
 - Create Labels in Microsoft Word
 - Create Usable Forms With Solid Converter PDF to Word
 - Create a 3d Object in Microsoft Word
 - Create a Fillable Form Using Microsoft Word 2003
 - Create and Install Symbols on Microsoft Word
 - Double Space a Microsoft Word Document
 - Draw Flowcharts With Word 2003
 - Fill out Paper Forms With Ms Word
 - Get Rid of a Horizontal Line in Microsoft Word
 - Get rid of the space between paragraphs in Microsoft Word
 - Hack Bess Through Microsoft Word
 - Insert Symbols in an MS Word Document
 - Insert a Custom Header or Footer in Microsoft Word
 - Insert a Pagebreak in MS Word Without Formatting Trouble
 - Keep the Text from Changing when Copied from a Word Doc and Pasted in an E Mail
 - Mail Merge Address Labels Using Excel and Word
 - Mail Merge in Microsoft Word
 - Make a Computer Diary
 - Make a Video Game With Microsoft Word
 - Merge Documents in Microsoft Word
 - Navigate a Document With Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Word
 - Overline Characters in Microsoft Word
 - Print in Excel With Solid Print PDF
 - Quickly Convert PDF to Word With Solid Converter PDF to Word
 - Reformat a Word Document Onto As Few Pages As Possible

3 Word 2007 Tutorials

 - Create Labels Using Microsoft Word 2007
 - Create a Brochure in Microsoft Word 2007
 - Insert and Edit a Header in Microsoft Word 2007

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April 25, 2008

24 Free Flash 8 Video Quickskill Tutorials

Here are 24 Free Flash 8 Video Quickskill Tutorials from These Flash tutorials use screen videos to teach and show you step-by-step how to perform the Flash features shown below.  (This sites charges a fee for accessing more of these tutorials.)

Basic Flash QuickSkills

The Grid Lines
Showing the grid

Anchor Points
Add anchor point to an oval

Sample Tool
Taking a sample color from a bitmap

Create Keyframes
Convert to keyframe

Motion Tween
Horizontal position tween

Rotation Tween
Simple auto -rotation tween

Shape Tween
Text shape tween

Ripple Effect
Creating a simple ripple effect with a scaletween

Motion Guide
Creating a basic motion guide

The Easing Curve
Using the velocity easing curve

Break Apart
Breaking apart text

Intermediate Flash QuickSkills

Image Filter
Adding a drop shadow to an image

Gradient Mask
Creating a simple animated gradient mask

Actionscript Color
Gradient fill a shape with color

Actionscript Positioning
Setting the horizontal position of an object at run time

Actionscript Animation
Vertical shrink and flip tween using actionscript

Actionscript Replay Button
Creating a replay button using actionscript

Animated Button
Create ananimated buttonthat animates when ursor is over

Tween Selection Buttons
Create motion tween selection buttons using actionscript

Process Input Text
How to process text from an input text field

Advanced Flash QuickSkills

Flash Built In Buttons
Create a UI button

The flv UI Component
How to use the flv flash video UIcomponent

Loading External Text
How to load text into flash from an external .txt file

Building An Mp3 Player
Create a an simple mp3 player using the sound class

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April 24, 2008

14 Free Fireworks 8 QuickSkill Tutorials

Here are 14 Free Fireworks 8 Video QuickSkill Tutorials from These Fireworks tutorials show you step-by-step via screen videos how to perform these everyday tasks in Fireworks.  (This sites charges a fee for accessing more of these tutorials.) (This sites charges a fee for accessing more of these tutorials.)

Basic Fireworks QuickSkills

New Files
Creating a new file II

Grab Objects
Using the grab tool

Edit Points
Move the end points of a line

Scale Image
Numerically scale an image

Crop Images
Crop an image III

Intermediate Fireworks QuickSkills

Image Hotspot
Using the oval hotspot tool

Web 2.0 Button
Create a web 2.0 style button

Text Outline
Creatre a thick text outline

Banner Background
Creating a background for a web banner

Advanced Fireworks QuickSkills

Rubber Stamp
Using the rubber stamp tool

Sepia Tones
Convert an image to sepia II

Image Rollover
Creating a 2 frame image swap

Animating an object

Onion Skin
Onion skinning frames

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26 Free Excel 2003 QuickSkill Tutorials

Here are 26 Free Excel 2003 Video QuickSkill Tutorials from These Excel tutorials teach you the features below using screen videos that show you step-by-step how to perform these everyday Excel tasks.  (This sites charges a fee for accessing more of these tutorials.)

Basic Excel QuickSkills

The Excel Environment
Closing multiple workbooks
Zooming in a spreadsheet
Using the horizontal scroll bar

Manipulation of Cell Contents
Copy and Paste I
Autofill identical data

Basic Functions
Using The Autosum button
The SQRT() function

Intro to Charts
Changing the axis color
Changing the legend text font
Changing the line weight
Changing the point style

Intermediate Excel QuickSkills

Formatting Data II
Formatting Decimals II

Formatting to Currency II

Intermediate Functions
The LOG() function
The ROMAN() function
The PRODUCT() function

Logical Functions
The TRUE function
The NOT function

Formatting Tables
Creating cell borders II
Set table color fills

Advanced Excel QuickSkills

Cell Formatting II
Apply conditional formatting

How to use the format painter

Advanced Math Functions

The MMULT() function
The MINVERSE() function

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April 21, 2008

21 Microsoft Access Video Tutorials

Here are a total of 21 Microsoft Access Video Tutorials courtesy of These include 10 Access VBA tutorials and 11 Access 2007 tutorials, which cover anchoring fields, date picker, simple queries, action queries, and Aggregate Functions in Group By Queries. Also be sure to take a look at this site’s Microsoft Access Best Practices and Tips.

Microsoft Access VBA Video Tutorials

How to write Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) functions

How to create a Subroutine using VBA programming code

How to write error trapping code for VBA functions and subroutines

Use Access Events to trigger Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Programming Code

Data Validation code for Microsoft Access forms

Methods for debugging Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) program code

Create different types of pop up user Message Boxes with VBA code

Conditional Formatting of form and report controls without needing to write VBA programming code

How to display Calculated Values in Microsoft Access Forms or Reports

A single function to get any number of stored public variable values

Microsoft Access 2007 Video Tutorials

Access 2007 Tutorial – How to use File Attachment Controls

Access 2007 Anchoring Fields so they stretch to the changing size of a form or report

Access 2007 Tutorial – Data Collection By Email

Access 2007 Tutorial – Outlook Task to Scheduled Reoccurring Access Imports or Exports

Access 2007 Tutorial – How to show Date Picker

Access 2007 Tutorial – Alternating Row Color in Reports and Datasheet Views

Access 2007 Video Tutorial -Queries Part One – Simple query formulas combining field values, arithmetic on field values, creating alias field names, and use of NZ function

Access 2007 Video Tutorial - Queries Part Two – Query Table Joins

Access 2007 Video Tutorial - Queries Part Three – Query Criteria Methods and use of Like Operator and Wildcard

Access 2007 Video Tutorial - Queries Part Four – Action Queries – Make Table Query, Update Query, Append Query, Delete Query

Access 2007 Video Tutorial - Queries Part Five – Using Aggregate Functions in Group By Queries

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16 Dreamweaver 8 QuickSkill Tutorials

Here are 16 free Dreamweaver 8 QuickSkill Tutorials from These Dreamweaver tutorials teach you the following functionality using screen cam videos by showing you step-by-step how to perform these everyday Dreamweaver tasks.  (This sites charges a fee for accessing more of these tutorials.)

Basic Dreamweaver QuickSkills

Setting up a New Website (no server)

Set Default Image Folder

Creating a Bulleted List

Creating a Hyperlink I (properties)

Set Text to Bold Using HTML

Change the Width of an Image (property)

Insert an image with HTML

Create an Image Rollover I

Intermediate Dreamweaver QuickSkills

Set Table Width in HTML

Setting Table Border Color

Creating a Vertical Navbar Menu I

Setting a Page Background Color

Optimizing Image File Size in Fireworks

Setting Audio to Autoplay when the Page has Loaded

Creating a Simple Layer Position Animation

Style Links to Not Underline using CSS

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Web Development Training from

Web Design from Scratch has been adding some great content and learning materials since I last posted a blog article about their site. Here is more of their free Web Development training content that will teach you many techinical areas of designing and developing web pages and web sites. Topics covered here include the Design  Process, Graphic Design for the Web, Site Architecture, Usability, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and DHTML.

Design Process

Graphic Design for the Web

Graphic design basics: Page layout: Visual techniques: Case studies:
Site Architecture

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April 20, 2008

31 PowerPoint 2003 QuickSkill Tutorials

Here are 31 free PowerPoint 2003 QuickSkill Tutorials from These PowerPoint Tutorials use screen cam videos to teach you how to perform many everyday PowerPoint tasks that you can use to make your presentations more attractive.  (This sites charges a fee for accessing more of these tutorials.)

Basic QuickSkills

The PowerPoint Environment
Using the vertical scroll bar
Set zoom I (toolbar)
How to show the Outline/Slide panel

PowerPoint Views
How to show rulers

Using The Slide Pane
Selecting multiplespecific slides
Drag and drop text in outline view

Using The Slide Sorter
Switching to slide sorter view
Adding presentation notes in the slide

Working With Text I
Set text color
Align text center
Using spell check
Automatically creating a hyperlink
Creating an unordered list

Insert clipart III (main menu)
Editing clipart element resize

Intermediate QuickSkills

Formatting Your Presentation
Adding a slide footer
Slide numbering

Working With Tables I
Using the insert table button
Resizing rows
Deleting columns II
Splitting cells II

Insert wordart III (main menu)
Changing outline color & style II
Wordart two color gradint fill

Advanced QuickSkills

Charts & Graphs
Inserting a chart III (main menu)
Change the chart type to Pie
Set series color II
Set scale to currencey units
Set legend text size
Set gridline color
Set pie slice angle

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CSS Tutorial from

Here is‘s online CSS Tutorial that will teach you how use use and apply Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in your web pages. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. CSS in HTML pages is used to define colors, fonts, layout, and other aspects of document presentation. Besides separating the content from the content’s presentation, CSS also permits the same web pages to be presented in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice, etc. CSS specifies a priority scheme to determine which style rules apply if more than one rule matches against a particular element. In this so-called cascade, priorities are calculated and assigned to rules, so that the results are predictable. Also check out this site’s CSS Forum to communicate with other web developers using CSS.

CSS Tutorial Topics

Introduction to CSS

Inheritance and Cascading in CSS

Block and Inline Elements

Datasheet-style Form

Tabular List

Other CSS Resources

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511 Photoshop Tutorials from around the Web

Here are 511 Photoshop Tutorials, linked from around the Web by These Photoshop tutorials provide knowledge on how to perform many image editing tasks and design concepts using Photoshop, along with how to use it more effectively. These tutorials also provide answers to frequently asked questions, teach you undocumented keyboard shortcuts, and show you inside secrets.

Photoshop Tutorial Categories:

- Buttons
- Color
- Designing
- Drawing
- Effects
- Getting Started
- Photo Effects
- Photo Retouch
- Photography
- Scripting
- Text Effects
- Textures
- Web Graphics
- Web Layouts

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April 18, 2008

30 Word 2003 QuickSkill Tutorials

Here are 30 Word 2003 QuickSkill Tutorials that offers for free. These Word Tutorials show you, using video screen shots, how to perform many everyday Word tasks that you need to know in order to use Word effectively. (They charge a fee for accessing more of these.)

Basic Word QuickSkills

The Word Environment 
Using the vertical scroll bar
Zoom into the page using the menu
Creating a new Word Document

Selecting And Editing Text
How to select a single word I
Point to point selection
Drag paragraphs
Copy and paste using the clipboard
Turning off automatic hyprlinking I

Highlighting Text
Underlining a single word

Manipulating Fonts
Changing selected text font
Changing seltected text Size
Changing selected text color

Intermediate Word QuickSkills

Editing Default Settings
Setting page default font
Change default file format

Drawing I
Show the drawing toolbar
Setting line color
Drawing arrows with gradient color fill

Creating different first page headers and footers
Create page numbers on odd pages only
Creating a simple page border line
Changing page size to legal
Set page margins numerically

Advanced Word QuickSkills

Customizing Menus & Toolbars
Setting menus to always show fully
Set a toolbar to show my default
Removing menu buttons I

Tables II
Sorting text alphabetically in a table I
Using autosum I

Drawing Toolbar II
Creating a polariod photoframe
Creating a postit note using autoshapes
Wordart custom pattern fill

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3 PHP Tutorials and an XML Tutorial

Here are 3 PHP Scripting Tutorials, from, along with an XML Tutorial. These tutorials will show and teach you how to get started with scripting PHP into your web pages to give them user friendly features and interactivity.

You can use PHP in your web sites to give them interactivity such as the following: 
 - Sending feedback from your website directly to your mailbox
 - Sending email with attachments
 - Uploading files to a web page
 - Watermarking images
 - Generating thumbnails from larger images
 - Displaying and updating information dynamically
 - Using a database to display and store information
 - Making websites searchable

What is PHP and Why Should I Care?

This introductory tutorial informs you about what PHP is and what it can do for your web pages.

 - Embracing the Power of Code
 - How Hard is PHP to Use and Learn?
 - How Safe is PHP?

Basics of Object Oriented Programming

This Object Oriented Programming (OOP) tutorial provides an overview of what OOP is with a view toward using PHP effectively. It goes over three concepts of object orientation in these tutorials: class, access modifiers, and inheritance.

 - Class
 - Objects Need Access Modifiers
 - Object Reuse and Inheritance

Object Oriented Features New to PHP 5

In this PHP tutorial, learn how to use the new Object Oriented features in PHP 5. Support for objects has been add into PHP, so you can choose to use objects or simply use procedural programming. That PHP is a hybrid language should be viewed as something positive, not as a disadvantage.

 - Access Modifiers
 - Built in Classes
 - Backward Compatibility
 - Where to Go from Here

Introduction to XML and Web Services

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, platform-independent standard for describing data within a structured format. It allows data to be tagged using descriptive names so both humans and computer applications can understand the meaning of different pieces of data.

 - Exploring History of XML
 - Using XML in the Real World
 - Introducing Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services
 - Defining Common Terms and Acronyms

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3 Photoshop CS3 Tutorials

Here are 3 Photoshop CS3 Tutorials, hosted by These tutorials will show and teach you the fundamentals of using Photoshop CS3 and its most compelling new features. Adobe Photoshop is the most popular graphics and digital photo editing application in the world. Whether you’re new to Photoshop, upgrading from Photoshop CS2 or earlier, or transitioning from Elements to the full version of Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop CS3 Extended, you’re in for some treats. Photoshop CS3 has some interesting new features that allow you to do tasks more efficiently.

Welcome to Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn what Photoshop is designed to do, what it can do, and what you can get it to do.

Exploring Adobe Photoshop
The core purpose of Photoshop is to allow you to edit bit-mapped images. Over the years, Photoshop has grown and developed, adding features that supplement its basic operations. But at its heart, Photoshop is an image editor. At its most basic, Photoshop’s workflow goes something like this: You take a picture, you edit the picture, and you print the picture.

Viewing Photoshops Parts and Processes
Discover specific Photoshop concepts and features of working with floating palettes, menus and submenus, and tools from the Options bar, along with learning and understanding some fundamental computer concepts.

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April 15, 2008

Excel 2003 Tutorials

Here are several Excel 2003 and Excel XPTutorials, from, that will help you get up to speed with learning the basics tasks needed for effectively using Excel, along with tutorials teaching you Excel templates and shortcut keys.

The Basics of Spreadsheets: Numbers, Labels, and Formulas
Everyone needs to perform simple math. Businesses need to keep track of sales and profits, and individuals need to keep track of budgets.

Understanding Spreadsheets
Storing Stuff in Spreadsheet
Formatting Numbers and Labels
Navigating a Spreadsheet
Searching a Spreadsheet
Editing a Spreadsheet
Clearing Data

What are Templates in Excel XP
Templates are predesigned and formatted spreadsheets, the provide consistency of layout’s structure and save time and repetition of work.

What are Templates
How to Create Templates
Working with Workbook Templates
Understanding Custom Excel Templates
Creating a Default Workbook Template
Changing Default Print Setting Using a Template
Creating Custom Templates
Learn About Style
Locking Formula Cells in Template File

Excel Shortcut Keys
Learn how to use you keyboard in Excel and perhaps become more efficient than using your mouse. The following lists the most useful shortcut keys available in Excel. The shortcuts are arranged by context.

Moving Through a Worksheet (Shortcut Keys)
Moving within a Range Selection (Shortcut Keys)
Other Shortcut Keys

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April 14, 2008

174 Flash Tutorials from around the Web

Here are 174 Flash Tutorials from around the Web, all linked from These Flash tutorials are categorized in the topics listed and linked below. These tutorials will teach and show you how to create web interactive content using Flash. Areas covered include: the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames, vector and bitmap graphics, symbols, text, animation, music and sound, exporting your flash files to your web site. Your will discover many Flash tips and tricks and also learn how to add interactivity with ActionScript

Adobe Flash Tutorial Categories

- 3D Effects
- ActionScript
- Animation
- Backend Integration
- Drawing
- Dynamic Content
- Games
- Getting Started
- Interactivity
- Math and Physics
- Navigation
- Performance and Optimization
- Preloaders
- Projector
- Sound
- Special Effects
- Text Effects
- Third Party
- Tips and Tricks
- Utilities
- Video
- Web Designing

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April 3, 2008

Word 2003 Mail Merge Tutorial

This is an illustrated, 6-page, Word Mail Merge Tutorial takes you through all of the 12 steps you need to do when performing a mail merge in Word 2003. The tutorial document is published by Lake Land College, and its in pdf format and is 279kb in size.

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