More Photoshop masks

When I'm shooting objects in order to make them easier to work with I will put them on a solid background of a color that is not in the object. This gives me a number of options when I want to change the background. I select an area before I work with i more »

InBooklet SE

Before the makers of InBooklet sold out to QuarkXpress they left us InDesign users a present in In Booklet SE. SE is an option from the InDesign menu to output to one of the basic formats including booklets. It was not without limitation although. more »


Everyone talks about new year's resolutions on this day or at least talking about new year's resolutions. I prefer to talk about food particularly chocolate. Chocolate is one of those things that most everyone more »

The Photoshop Mask

In preparation of our annual "Christmas" newsletter I used Photoshop frequently to get images ready for publication. One of the neatest non-destructive tools that is invaluable in wiping out backgrounds is th more »

It's about Jesus

Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ and may have been established by the Catholic church in the 4th century. Although some aspects of Christmas may have roots in pagan philosophy Christmas is still primarily a recognition of the miracle of more »

InDesign Wrapping

While working on The Bell Chronicles annual newsletter I learned or was reminded about some things in InDesign CS2 that you might be interested in. 1. The Flag The first issue had to do wi more »


Several years ago there was a phenomenon in the business world called technophobia. While computer technology was advancing many businesses and people delayed buying computers or peripherals because they knew the price would soon be going down or new te more »