10 things you could be using Photoshop for but probably aren't.Written by Shaun Pearce
Most people don't use Photoshop to its fullest capabilities. Here are just ten uses to which you could put this highly versatile software. 1. Restoring Old Photographs. Have a look through that old family photo album - really old one from up in Grandma's attic. Inside there are probably a few photos from way back when that haven't stood test of time so well. They've got cracks and tears that really spoil their appearance. Scan them into Photoshop, and then set to work with Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, and Patch tools. The Healing Brush in particular is a great tool for this purpose as it samples data from one part of picture and blends it in with what's already there.
2. Correcting Mistakes. We've all done it: Had an attack of "finger over lens syndrome," or got too close with flash, so our subjects suffer from "red eye" and look like extras from a horror movie. Use crop tool to salvage something usable from your obscured photo, and enlarge wizard to blow it up to a reasonable size. For "red eye" and "pet eye," use eyedropper tool to sample color from around iris, and a brush to paint away red.
3. Adding Graphics to Videos. It's a little known fact, but many domestic and professional nonlinear editing systems (especially Mac based ones like Avid or Final Cut) enable you to import Photoshop .psd files directly into timeline. 4. Creating Text Effects for Print and Web. There's an almost unlimited amount of things you can do with text in Photoshop. Use Type Mask Tools to create picture filled text, then upload results to your web page - or print them out for a one of a kind T-shirt. 5. Turning a Photo Into a Work of Art. Everyone likes to have nice things to look at. Most of us like to have pictures on wall, and something that looks different from what other people have on their walls is a definite plus. Unless you're blessed with artistic talent, though, this can be very expensive - until now. Use one of Photoshop's many Artistic or Brush Stroke filters to turn your photos into "new masters," then print them out on quality art paper.
The Australian Software Company releases new SQL Delta Version 3.1Written by TASC
Sydney, 10th May 2005 – TASC have released SQL Delta version 3.1, a high performance SQL schema and data comparison tool for analysis and synchronization of databases.
Version 3.1 of SQL Delta offers following new feature and improvements and is available now http://www.sqldelta.com
COMMAND LINE FUNCTION
A powerful command line script processor has been introduced to SQL Delta 3.1. The script processor provides user with a mechanism for controlling SQL Delta by remote control, allowing databases to be compared and changes scripted without any user intervention. The script language is standard XML and provides a variety of commands for configuring and controlling SQL Delta. In addition to standard comparison and script functions user can export reports in various formats including HTML format and then have those reports automatically emailed to appropriate user. Even scripts can be emailed as attachments if a change is detected in database.
“We have designed script processor to provide users, especially DBA’s, with convenience of programmatic style control of SQL Delta without need to dig out a compiler and build an application. Even so a programmer can very easily create a seamless execution of SQL Delta from within their own application if they desired” Jay Bailey – SQL Development Manager.