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Holiday Photo Gifts

In this online video course, learn how to make amazing photo gifts for your family, friends, and clients! Lesa shows you how to create beautiful gifts of all types: calendars, stamps, pillows, magnets, puzzles, playing cards, and many more that you can give to those you care about. As photographers we create beautiful photos, and the memories those photos bring back can make wonderful gifts. Lesa illustrates how to make the most of your photos this holiday season, or anytime a gift-giving opportunity presents itself.

How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

You can't always judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a social media profile by its cover image. In this column, you’ll learn how to make your own cover images for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, in a variety of software. You'll also learn design ideas, correct sizes, and sage file format advice. This is your chance to get creative and let your personality shine—after all, an image is worth a thousand words!

Review: Pixelmator for iPad

From cropping and straightening to color correcting, retouching, and painting; from creating selections to combining imagery; from blending layers to adding slick effects, shapes, layer styles, and highly customizable text, Pixelmator for iPad truly does it all…for a mere $5. Released earlier in November, it’s not a port of the popular desktop version of Pixelmator; Pixelmator for iPad was designed specifically for the iPad and iOS 8. As a result, it’s fast and sports a clean and clever interface that doesn’t get in your way.

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