Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery – Free Video Training Tutorials

Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery – Free Video Training Tutorials

| July 29, 2012

In the all-new Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery, the third and final installment of the popular series, join industry expert and award-winning author Deke McClelland for an in-depth tour of the most powerful and empowering features of Photoshop CS5.

Discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools, such as masking and blend modes, and then delve into Smart Objects, Photomerge, as well as the new Puppet Warp, Mixer Brush, and HDR features. Exercise files accompany the course. Recommended prerequisites: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals and Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced. Topics include:

  • Painting on a photograph
  • Introducing masking
  • Making an alpha channel
  • The Pen tool and the Paths panel
  • Drawing a straight-sided outline
  • Photoshop CS5’s blend modes
  • Cycling between blend modes
  • Placing an Illustrator graphic
  • Vector copy and paste options
  • Introducing Smart Filters
  • Traditional High Pass sharpening
  • Canvas texture and brush libraries
  • Painting with a predefined custom brush
  • The Auto-Align Layers command
  • The Auto-Blend Layers command
  • Introducing HDR Toning
  • Reigning in clipped highlights
  • Creating an action set
  • Making an action

Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

Category: Free Downloads, Freebies, Graphics

4,000 National Academies Press PDFs Now Available to download for Free

Over 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs now available to download for Free

| June 9, 2011

The National Academies—National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—are committed to distributing their reports to as wide an audience as possible.

We invite you to visit the NAP homepage and experience the new opportunities available to access our publications. There you can sign up for MyNAP, a new way to deliver all content for free to loyal subscribers like you and to reward you with exclusive offers and discounts on our printed books.

This enhancement to the free downloads means that they can reach out even further to inform government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge.

Credits: nap.edu

Category: Freebies, Internet

Pando, a free file sharing to download, stream and share large media files

Pando, a free file sharing to download, stream and share large media files

| December 28, 2010

Pando is a free file sharing software that makes downloading, streaming and sharing large media files fast, easy and fun. Need to email large attachments, IM a folder, or publish your downloadable videos to the Web?

Download:

  • Accelerates and manages downloads of huge files and folders
  • Bypasses email attachment limits with small .pando attachments
  • Never clogs your inbox

Share:

  • Publish downloadable videos, photos and audio to any web site
  • Email files and folders up to 1GB
  • Use your existing email, no registration required
  • Know if your files are downloaded and how often
  • No need to be online when recipients download
  • No compression, FTP or flaky web uploads
  • IM links to your files or entire folders to any IM buddy

Download Pando

Category: Internet, Utilities

Pando, free file sharing software for downloading, streaming and sharing large media files

Pando, free file sharing software for downloading, streaming and sharing large media files

| June 4, 2011

Pando is a free file sharing software that makes downloading, streaming and sharing large media files fast, easy and fun. Need to email large attachments, IM a folder, or publish your downloadable videos to the Web? Meet Pando.

Main features:

  • Accelerates and manages downloads of huge files and folders
  • Bypasses email attachment limits with small pando attachments
  • Never clogs your inbox
  • Publish downloadable videos, photos and audio to any web site
  • Email files and folders up to 1GB
  • Use your existing email, no registration required
  • Know if your files are downloaded and how often
  • No need to be online when recipients download
  • No compression, FTP or flaky web uploads
  • IM links to your files or entire folders to any IM buddy

Download here

More info here

Category: Internet

New free Guide: How to Use Google+ for Business

New free Guide: How to Use Google+ for Business

| August 25, 2012

Google+ is the new social network on the block. With more than 40 million users and a growing influence on search, Google+ has definitely emerged as a key player in the online marketing ecosystem and poses a challenge to Facebook’s domination of the social media space. Have You Built Your Google+ Business Page Yet?

On November 7, Google+ opened its doors to companies, allowing them to build business pages and encouraging them to increase their following. Grab HubSpot new guide to learn how you can start using Google+ for business.

In this guide you’ll learn:

How to set up a Google+ business page
Marketing best practices with your Google+ page
The benefits of Google+ in search
Google+ Circles & the value of segmentation
How to incorporate the +1 button on your blog

Click here to get – New free Guide: How to Use Google+ for Business

Category: Free Downloads, Freebies

Java Application Development on Linux – Free 599 Page eBook

Java Application Development on Linux – Free 599 Page eBook

| August 17, 2014

Linux is the fastest-growing Java development platform because it saves money and time by serving as a platform for both development and deployment. But developers face significant platform-specific challenges when managing and deploying Java applications in a controlled production environment.

Written for Java and Linux developers alike, Java™ Application Development on Linux® is the hands-on guide to the full Java application development lifecycle on Linux.

Determined to spare other developers hours of trial and error, Albing and Schwarz demonstrate the platform, tools, and application development by showing realistic, easy-to-follow examples. After a simple command-line application introduces basic tools, this program leads readers through business-logic object analysis, database design, Java servlet UIs, Java Server Pages (JSP) UIs, Swing GUIs, and Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) GUIs. Scaling up to the enterprise level provides the opportunity to use both the JBoss Application Server and the Apache Geronimo Application Servers, and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB).

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Readers learn how to:

  • Use development tools available on Linux, such as the GNU Compiler for Java (gcj), Ant, the NetBeans IDE, IBM’s Eclipse Java IDE, JUnit, and SunONE Studio
  • Develop business logic layers using Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC)
  • Add a Web interface using servlets and JSPs
  • Add a GUI using Sun’s Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) and IBM’s SWT
  • Deploy EJBs in Linux

The authors conclude by demonstrating how a hierarchy of budgets can be created, tracked, and shared with Concurrent Versions System (CVS). Java™ Application Development on Linux® can propel you from a standing start to the full-speed development and deployment of Java applications on Linux.

Java Application Development on Linux – Free 599 Page eBook

Category: Free Downloads, Freebies

How to search PDF files with a PDF search engine

How to search PDF files with a PDF search engine

| April 2, 2011

PDF search Machine is an ebook search engine that provides PDF articles,Ebooks,Free ebooks,PDF free downloads based on your searches. There is a PDF viewer,PDF reader embedded in that so you can view PDF online and download pdf for free.

The results given by doc search engine is totally different from the normal search results that you can find on Google because it gives so many results at the same time ,So, may be you will get confused by looking that,that’s why ebook search engine comes into picture,It searches the whole web for the PDF and gives back only PDF results.

PDF search machine

Category: Internet

How to get Comodo Internet Security Pro 2012 for free

How to get Comodo Internet Security Pro 2012 for free

| November 9, 2011

Comodo Internet Security includes the company’s free firewall and antivirus program, which together do a good job of keeping your PC safe from even the very latest in malware threats. now you can have complete protection from viruses, worms, Trojans, buffer overflows, zero-day attacks, spyware and hackers.

How to get license for free:
Download CIS Pro 2011 pro from here: http://www.downloadc…curity_pro_2011
Navigate on “more” section > About. and copy the serial from there
Download CIS Pro 2012 from here:

[32-bit] http://download.como…staller_x86.exe
[64-bit] http://downloads.com…staller_x64.exe

and install over version 2011.

 

Category: Freebies, Security, Windows

How to achieve a 60%+ email open rate

How to achieve a 60%+ email open rate

| September 11, 2014

From E-Goi:

One of our clients averaged an outstanding 65% unique email open rate! This is his story.

Caio Teodoro is a young Brazilian fellow who put together PromoB, a site offering a series of hands-on courses on 3D architectural rendering. Visitors simply pick their desired course and enroll using an E-goi form built into a WordPress plugin. E-goi will then dole out a series of daily emails for each class in the course, as well as a couple bonus hints and tips from Caio himself.

So far so good. Nothing too fancy, it’s just a standard autoresponder sequence. As all sign-ups are double opt-in, good open rates in the first few emails are virtually guaranteed, but Caio was keen on increasing engagement over the course’s follow-up series (which usually tends to wane). This is where it gets interesting
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What did he do?

Instead of whipping up his follow-up series and just leaving it at that, Caio took it upon himself to keep a close eye on how each follow-up performed every day, so he could finetune them on the fly. After 6 months of tests and more than 15,000 emails sent, these are his top takeaways:

1) Most engaging subject lines (over 60% unique opens):

– I need to apologise
– Bad news
– I’ve been deceived
– Important course information
– Are you familiar with this technique?

2) Unique clickthrough rate required to sustain such a high open rate: 60% or more (Caio averaged a 72% unique clickthrough rate, a clear, unequivocal indication that his emails connected with his audience)

Which subject lines fared the worst?
“Hi, check out this hot tip”, “Don’t miss out on this class from a top expert”, “Awesome flash sale” and “How to use software X”. They averaged 30% or less (still nothing to shake a stick at).
Should I use such spammy-looking subject lines?

Email subjects which go right for the jugular are always a touchy matter. When is pushy too pushy? That’s why you really need to make sure that the contents of your emails follows up properly and honestly on a killer subject line – drive masses of subscribers to open your email because you said “I need to apologise” and you better be pretty damn sure to have a bullet-proof reason for having done so. Honesty is absolutely key here. The more you talk openly and frankly with your audience, the more you’ll earn their trust and engagement. Fail to do so and you’ll get yourself in a big heap of trouble.

Any other tips?

Yep. Caio cooked up another way to keep his subscribers engaged. He would send an email with highly relevant, impulse-clicking contents first thing in the morning and re-send it the next day only to those folks who hand’t opened it the previous day. He’d then do the same on the 3rd day but only for those non-openers from the 2nd day. Rinse and repeat for the next few days. The masterstroke here is making the re-send look like a personal reminder by adding “Re:” or “Fwd:” to the subject line and quoting the original email below Caio’s follow-up text (he went with “Hi again, did you have a chance to check out my email below?”). It’s particularly effective to drive opens from folks who have tons of messages to sift through. E-goi can automatically create and send this reminder.

What’s the key for high response rates?

Engaging contents that truly connects with your audience. We have a lot of customers reaching 50-60% unique open rates, but they’re usually major retail brands or bloggers with large followings. For single entrepreneurs with no subscribers and no previous mailing history, engaging contents is by far the best way to quickly and effectively ramp up your response rates.

This requires you to test, measure, repeat! Set up slightly different follow-up series (focus on subject lines, contents and sequence order), use segments and tags to sort your subscribers into small groups (about 50 people) and kick off each follow-up separately so you can easily compare them against each other. You can either do it manually or use E-goi’s automated A/B split testing.

And even when you get to see a nice lift in your open rates, keep monitoring your sends daily and be on the lookout for any wrinkles to iron out. Remember, there’s always room for improvement!

www.e-goi.com

Category: Free Downloads

Grab Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual for FREE

Grab Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual for FREE

| June 29, 2013

You’ve surely heard of the Raspberry Pi: the palm-sized computer with enough power to run servers or media centres complete with retro gaming. Rasberry Pi has the connectivity to control security systems and enthusiast projects; and with the software tools to encourage the teaching and understanding of programming.

Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has exceeded expectations, becoming a must-have piece of computer hardware for enthusiasts and tech-heads. For a small project developed to be sold to schools and colleges to teach programming principles, that’s not bad. It’s also just the tip of the iceberg.

In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi computer, its background, purpose, system specs, the software it runs and the amazing things it is capable of.

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Grab Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual for FREE

Category: Free Downloads, Freebies