Friday, March 28, 2008

Adobe Launches Photoshop Express Public Beta

With Photoshop Express, digital photos can be uploaded and sorted anytime, edited non-destructively to always preserve the original image, and shared from anywhere, on any Web browser. In a few easy clicks, Photoshop Express empowers anyone to make standard edits, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more.
Photoshop Express offers a variety of creative sharing options, including uploading and showing off photos and slideshows in your own online “Gallery” hosted by Adobe, or conveniently embedding or linking photos to social networking sites and personal blogs without having to leave the application. Slideshows never looked better with animation that makes photos float and fly across the screen, allowing for viewer interactivity and unique presentation styles.
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web2.0 Button Collections

Nice collection of web2.0 style buttons are available in dragnet. There more than 50 buttons showcased here along with some links to additional resource. Enjoy!

Link: button_collection

Thursday, March 27, 2008 All About CSS around the globe

CSS Globe CSSGlobe is yet another site from the CSS community and Web Standards resources. So what is unique about this one? For two main reasons, one for its fresh and useful contents, and secondly for the active contributions of members bringing in latest of CSS and Web trends news.

The website carries active sections with “Articles” and “Community News”, both contributed by members/users. The articles are exclusively published for CSSGlobe supported with articles, tips, tutorials CSS and Web Standards from any other blogs/sites. Get registered and publish your findings.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Qualtiy Freebie from

Bittbox: Freebie Resource Good design is a reflection of creative ideas and free design resources makes it easy to implement and popularize the latest trend in design. Bittbox provides quality Freebies and showcases some of the best photoshop artist in the design industry and their creatives. Photoshop Brushes, textures, Vector Brushes, Shapes, Stock Photos are some of the resources that are shared on this site. A gold mine for any designer.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More life to your photos with HDR technique!

High Dynamic Range imageimage source: wikipedia

Have you ever thought of enhancing some of your prized shots taken from your camera? Then you got to learn to generate a HDR image which means High Dynamic Range image. A technique that produces true colors and tones to your photographs by collaborating pictures of the same features under different exposures.

To start its important to have a steady hand or make it easy with a tripod and take shots of the same object with different exposures without any movement to avoid blurring of pictures. For example take 3 pictures with +2 EV and a couple with -3 EV and use softwares like Photomatix or other applications to generate your final HDR image.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Online Free CSS Menu Builder

Online Free CSS Menu Builder

Creating web2.0, glossy tabs is now made easy with izzymenu. This easy to use menu generator will help you generate/create menu tabs. The site has pre-defined tab settings with controls for different parameter. Customize your parameters, to create more number of tabs, horizontal or vertical, hover color/image and more. This is a handy site to be bookmarked, and create instant and professional looking CSS tabs in minutes.
Link: izzymenu

Apps Find: Expense / Money Tracking Web Apps

Always thought your money management skills is on the weaker side? Gone were the days scampering for a paper and calculator trying to figure out your spending pattern and punch the life out of the calculator.

With Web2.0 producing whole lot of online applications to manage your expenses, life has never been better. These apps help users track Expenses framed around the specified income from different sources as applicable to the respective users. In addition to the basic features you can plan your Budget and Expense report and also link bank accounts to the app.

Budget Pulse

"Money management software are usually complicated while online ones are too simple and featureless. BudgetPulse is built on principles of simplicity, user friendliness and comprehensiveness"- BudgetPluse


expensr is a free online personal finance application.


"The idea behind SpendView is straightforward - let users know where they spend their money, effortlessly. It’s a simple and secure personal finance site designed to minimize the effort required in tracking, analyzing, and reducing expenses."- spendview

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dell launch 20" widescreen monitor

DELL UltraSharp 2009W
Dell's new 20" widescreen flat panel monitor, the DELL UltraSharp 2009W. This panel has the capapbility to show more pixel content than the Dell's 19" widescreen monitor. The monitor shods 4 USB 2.0 ports incase you run out of ports on the PC and it also comes with height adjustable stand. Delivers life-like pictures with crisp and rich colors making the virtual experience feel like reality.

DELL UltraSharp 2009W

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Vectips: Quality tips and tutorials for Illustrator

In line to the recently famous resource blog psdtuts, here comes the new one "vectips". Vectips has come out with quality tips, tricks and tutorials for Adobe Illustrator. The site targets on professional visitors with medium level skills in the illustrator. The categorizing of the TIPS, TRICKS and TUTORIALS makes the user to reach articles quickly and the apple green color used for the design gives an overall pleasant look. My favorite tutorial from the blog:

Also check: creating-halftone-effects | quickly-add-grunge-to-text

Monday, March 10, 2008

USB Digital Film Scanner

USB Digital Film Scannerimage source:

Now here is an interesting gadget which will interest a lot of people who used the film camera before the digital camera took over. A gadget that can scan your photo negatives. So if you are one of them who have a stack of old films in your cupboard then its time to dig them out and convert them to possitives digitally. The USB Digital Film scanner will give life to your good old negatives by scanning them at high resolution and then having them converted to useful digital formats like jpegs etc.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Google Sites step up website publishing

Google SitesGoogle Sites is finally launched. Another new service from the Google Apps stable, users can make use of Google Sites to develop/create websites online and no knowledge of programming is required to use this service. With different templates to choose from and a storage space of 10GB supported with a rich text editor, this application is a breeze to use.