Briefly: Apple Releasing Pro Application Support 4.0.1


Apple, Inc. has released an updated version of support software for its pro applications. According to Apple, Pro Application Support 4.0.1

“improves general user interface reliability for Apple’s professional applications and is recommended for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Final Cut Express HD, Soundtrack, Logic Pro and Logic Express.”

This software update isn’t applicable only to the latest version of Pro applications but also to older versions.

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How to Use Photo to Movie 4.0 for Mac #01

Photo to Movie

How to Use Photo to Movie 4.0 for Mac #01: Creating Key Frames

The next two video tutorials show how to create a QuickTime slideshow, using LQ Graphics’ Photo to Movie 4. In the first tutorial of the series, we import 2 photo images and create key frames. That means we use the Ken Burns Effect to put photos in motion. The next video tutorial, which will be available in a day or two will show how to work on audio clips and then export the project to QuickTime. Continue reading

Mac Software Review: Photo to Movie 4.0

Photo to Movie
Mac software review

LQ Graphics’ Photo to Movie, which is available for Mac and Windows platforms, lets users create slideshows easily. More specially, it allows users to pan and zoom a single photo image within itself. You can import multiple photo images and apply transition effects between them. (Photo to Movie 4.0 supports 11 transition effects.) Panning and zooming within the photo… Right, it’s the Ken Burns Effect. Continue reading

Adobe Illustrator Basics for Dummies #21

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Basics for Dummies #21: Designing a Christmas Card

One episode over the last Christmas season still haunts me. My wife asked me to check out some Christmas cards at Hallmark website. I found a few good designs. And she told me to order them. That’s when I found out that I had no money on the bank account for my debit card. Oh, no… I purchased a new external hard disk drive without telling her a thing. It was a Christmas gift from me to my beloved iMac. I was afraid she would find out my secret purchase. Actually, I was very scared of no meals for the next several days. I had to do something very quickly. So I launched Adobe Illustrator to design a simple Christmas card

In this video tutorial, we use a couple of cropping functions to design a simple Christmas card. The photo image used in the tutorial comes from Webshots. Continue reading