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Tim Grey's New Book Reveals Why He's Sassy Enough to Work with Deke

I mentioned last week or thereabouts, that Tim Grey, Deke's collaborator on the upcoming Channels and Masks One-on-One book, has a new book of his own, Take Your Best Shot. Well, it's out now, it's looking good, and it's evident that Tim has enough attitude (and knowledge) to play in Deke's sandbox. Need proof?

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Tips 2 Wet Ur Self Bi

Hey gang,

Because today is Friday, and according to conventional wisdom, nobody reads blogs on Friday, I thought I'd invite one and all to join in on an extemporaneous contest.

So here goes: I want you to submit a really simple Photoshop tip -- one of those key-and-click things -- that absolutely blows you away each and every time you run into it. Read more » 

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Lightroom 2 Roundup

It was Lightroom 2 Release Day, and I've put together a roundup of what our friends in the web world are saying about the latest version of Adobe's photo management and processing tool. See what actual Adobians, The Digital Story, Scott Kelby, and the leader of the Lightroom 2 Adventure (one of my authors; yes, Deke, there are others) are finding interesting and cool about the new release.

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Get with the Times, New Roman!

Just when you think typefaces are yesterday's news, and any discussion of them hopelessly geeky, along comes proof that a funny video can change your mind. Read more » 

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Mordy's Embossed Text Effect in Illustrator

Our good friend Mordy Golding, over at Real World Illustrator, has come up with a technique for creating a license plate in Illustrator, sucessfully thwarting Illustrator's lack of an explicit embossed text effect. License plates, hmmm? Perhaps Mordy is anticipating that hanging out with the likes of Deke will inevitably lead him to a life of petty crime. (Actually, he was apparently inspired by another beloved rapscallion, the incomperable Bert Monroy, who originally did the project in Photoshop on his Pixel Perfect show.) Check out Mordy's results:

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