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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Digital Art and Design Site! These are the top ten articles that your Digital Art and Design Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. How To Bend Or Curve An Image – Photoshop CS Shear Filter
Recently a friend asked me how to bend an image using Photoshop CS. He had a long, thin border image that he wanted to bend into a curve. There are many ways to do this in Photoshop, but the one that worked best for his needs was to use the Shear Filter. Here is how it was done.

2. How to Warp Text in Photoshop CS2
If you want to add some pizazz to your marketing ad or company logo, you can use the Warp Text feature in Photoshop CS2 to twist your text into any shape and then add it to your graphic. The Warp Text command in Photoshop CS2 (also known as text on a path) makes the job of distorting text easy.

3. How To Save A Custom Pattern - Photoshop CS
Patterns are used with several tools in Photoshop CS and the program comes with many preset patterns. But there will be times when you want to create your own pattern for a special project. In Photoshop CS it is easy to define a new pattern and save it to the list in the Pattern Picker.

4. Make Your Own Business Card Template in Photoshop
There are many types of templates and just as many uses for them. By starting with a template, I know my document window is the correct size and the guides are already in place. Letīs make our own business card template in Photoshop.

5. How To Create An Animated Star With Flash Motion Tween
In this tutorial, we will create an animated star that can later be used in any Flash(R) movie. We will use Flash Motion Tween to make a simple animation of the star glowing in the night sky.

6. Jacquie Lawson E-Cards
What makes the Jacquie Lawson E-cards website stand out is the quality of the E-cards. These e-cards are mini-movies and are a collaboration of digital artists, a computer musician and a Flash movie animator.

7. How to Make a Half Drop Repeat
When creating graphics for other applications, such as gift wrap paper, it's nice to be able to create a Half Drop Repeat. Photoshop has made that an easy task.

8. Your Professional Image - Artist's Digital Portfolio
You are an artist, so why not have a digital portfolio. It is easy to make, no printing costs, and it can be emailed to potential publishers and art galleries. Also more publishers and art galleries are accepting digital versions of your artwork instead of the more traditional slides. You can also

9. Adobe Illustrator CS2 - Upgrade Review
This month Adobe released the latest upgrade for their popular vector graphics software Illustrator CS2. Here are just a few of the new features and improvements.

10. Create a Web Banner in Adobe Illustrator CS2 - Draw a Rectangle and Fill it with a Gradient
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) is slightly different than other graphics programs. In the next few tutorials, I will show you how to create a web banner in the Illustrator program and you will learn some of the basic skills along the way.



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