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How to use the Magic Wand tool in Photoshop to easily edit backgrounds and other objects

You can use the Magic Wand tool in Photoshop to automatically select a specific section of the image. The Magic Wand uses colors to decide what should be selected, and you can change its "Tolerance" level. Once you've made your Magic Wand selection, you can edit that selection in several ways. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Magic Wand is one of Photoshop's most powerful selection tools. Unlike other tools that make you manually select what you want, the Ma...
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How to use the Quick Selection tool in Photoshop to easily remove backgrounds and more

You can use the Quick Selection tool in Photoshop to easily select and edit specific parts of a photo. Once you've made your selection, you can delete or edit that section without affecting the rest of the photo. Anything you've selected with the Quick Selection tool will be surrounded with a black-and-white dotted line. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you're working on an image in Photoshop, there are times when you'll only want to edit a specific part of...
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Adobe Flash Is Officially Dead After 25 Years With Content Blocked Starting Today

When a user attempts to load a Flash game or content in a browser such as Chrome, the content now fails to load and instead displays a small banner that leads to the Flash end-of-life page on Adobe's website. While this day has long been coming, with many browsers disabling Flash by default years ago, it is officially the end of a 25-year era for Flash, first introduced by Macromedia in 1996 and acquired by Adobe in 2005. Mac Rumors reports: "Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player...
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The End of the Flash Era

Source: StatistaHaving long been considered a performance-hampering security risk, one of the technologies that shaped the face of the world wide web for the past two decades is quietly saying goodbye this week. On January 12, 2021, Adobe will officially pull the plug on Flash, blocking Flash content from running in Flash Player after having phased out support for it on December 31. “Open standards such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly have continually matured over the years and serve as viab...
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Adobe Officially Ends Flash Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately (mac rumors)

Adobe in 2017 announced plans to end support for its Flash browser plug-in at the end of 2020. Now that it's officially 2021, support for the software has ended, and Adobe will begin blocking content from running in Flash Player beginning on January 12. Flash's elimination should not heavily impact users because many popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Additionally, iPhone and iPad users are not affected by the change, as iOS and iPadOS have never supported Flash. A...
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Adobe Officially Ends Flash Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately

Adobe in 2017 announced plans to end support for its Flash browser plug-in at the end of 2020. Now that it's officially 2021, support for the software has ended, and Adobe will begin blocking content from running in Flash Player beginning on January 12. Flash's elimination should not heavily impact users because many popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Additionally, iPhone and iPad users are not affected by the change, as iOS and iPadOS have never supported Flash. Apple...
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Adobe Flash Player is Laid to Rest

Windows 10 sending alerts to convince users to delete Adobe Flash Player The post Adobe Flash Player is Laid to Rest appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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Goodbye Flash, goodbye FarmVille

While much of what made 2020 such an absolute nightmare will still be with us on January 1 (sorry!), we will really, truly be leaving Adobe Flash and FarmVille behind as we enter the new year. The end of Flash has been a long time coming. The plugin, which was first released in 1996 and once supported a broad swath online content, has become increasingly irrelevant in a smartphone-centric world: iPhones never supported Flash, and it’s been just over 10 years since Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs ...
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RIP Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash, the animation and programming platform that long graced the world-wide web, is officially dead. Adobe has ended support for it, will soon issue an auto-update that blocks Flash files from executing in the browser, and issued a stark final recommendation, just in case: Uninstall Flash Player immediately. — Read the rest
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Adobe Now Shows Alerts in Windows 10 To Uninstall Flash Player

With the Flash Player officially reaching the end of life tomorrow, Adobe has started to display alerts on Windows computers recommending that users uninstall Flash Player. From a report: When Flash Player is installed, it creates a scheduled task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' that executes the following command: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_32_0_0_465_pepper.exe" -update pepperplugin. When this command is executed, it is now displaying an alert thanking users for ...
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5 reasons to use the Atom text editor

Beautiful open source text editors are pretty common these days, between Adobe’s Brackets, Microsoft’s VSCode, and GitHub’s Atom. Each of these seem to offer similar experiences: a modern interface, easily installable plugins, and a big brand-name sponsor. And they’re all actually really good. So what sets Atom apart from any other hyper-modern text editor?
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Adobe's chief product officer predicts the 8 biggest tech trends of 2021

Scott Belsky. Adobe Scott Belsky is the chief product officer of Adobe and founder of Behance, Adobe's social media platform. He's an early investor and product advisor for top startups including Pinterest, Uber, Carta, and Airtable. As 2020 comes to a close, Belsky predicts eight major trends to emerge in the tech industry in the near future. He says talent will increasingly own their audiences through apps like YouTube, TikTok, and Patreon, and that systems and apps supporting creativity...
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How to Navigate 4 Small Business Payment Processing Challenges 

Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) are broadening their sales channels and developing strategies to adapt to new consumer shopping habits and preferences triggered by the pandemic. Some of these SMB continuity strategies include offering online and offline shopping experiences and a blend of the two with “buy online pick up in store” (BOPIS).   As they embrace new ways of doing business and ramp up for the holiday shopping season, small businesses will need to ensure they are providing cust...
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Adobe Just Released Its Premiere Pro Beta for Apple's M1 MacBooks

Anyone curious to see how a native version of Adobe Premiere Pro runs on Apple Silicon now has the chance. Last week, Abode released a beta version of Premiere Pro for M1 systems, reports The Verge, joining the already released beta versions of Photoshop and Lightroom.Read more...
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Adobe Premiere Pro is now optimized in beta for Apple M1 Macs

Beta testers can now enjoy Apple M1-optimized versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition
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Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition for Apple Silicon Available in Beta

Versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition that run natively on M1 Macs are now available for public beta testers. According to an Adobe Support Community document, spotted by The 8-Bit, Adobe will launch native ‌M1‌ support for all features within Premiere Pro in phases, and many parts have not yet been ported. The first phase, included in this public beta release of Premiere Pro, features core editing functions and workflows like color, graphics, and audio, as well as Prod...
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How to add new paint brushes to Photoshop on a Mac or PC

It's easy to add new brushes to Photoshop once you've downloaded them. Sharaf Maksumov/Shutterstock You can add new brushes to Photoshop by downloading them from the internet to your computer and then using the "Import Brushes" menu. When you download a new Photoshop brush, make sure to remember where you save the .ABR file — you'll need it to add the brush. You can find the "Import Brushes" option in Photoshop's "Brushes" panel. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for ...
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Walnut raises $3.5M from Ron Conway and others to stop remote sales pitches breaking

Amid the rise of remote selling due to the pandemic, Walnut, billing itself as a ‘Wix for Sales teams,’ has raised $3.5m from SV Angel (Ron and Topher Conway) and A.Capital by Ronny Conway and former a16z partners. This brings its total amount raised to $6m. Other investors include NFX, Joe Montana, Wix CEO, Immad Akhund and Kenny Stone. Walnut is solving the friction between sales and back-end teams and the problem of sales demos that break during calls. A sales rep logs in to the main dashb...
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Adobe brings over 10,000 design assets to Spark

Adobe is launching an update to its Spark social media design tool today that will bring more than 10,000 new design assets to the service. This update, which follows the launch of animations in Spark in September, also brings a small UI change with it to accommodate this new feature, but for the most part, you can think of design assets as an extension to what a lot of users were already doing with icons in Spark. Image Credits: Adobe “For our users, who are everyday entrepreneurs and market...
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The 25 best large companies for women in 2020, according to female employees

Facebook is one of the best large companies for women, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably just published its annual ranking of the best companies for women. The ranking is based on ratings from female employee over a 12-month period. HubSpot, which makes a marketing and sales platform for businesses, ranked at the top of the large company list.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. HubSpot is the best large company for wo...
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BEST FREE PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE FOR PORTRAITS

The photo editing software market doesn’t fail to amaze beginner and professional photographers. Earlier, the only way to enhance portraits was to buy a software from Adobe to perform Dodge and Burn or Frequency Separation. Now, these operations can be done with the help of free photo editing software. In order not to browse through hundreds of freeware options, I have collected top 8 best free photo editing software for fixing portraits. I tested each of the programs on my own and got profe...
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Adobe’s Document Services make PDFs easier to work with for developers

Over the course of the last year, Adobe has quietly continued to expand its tools for helping developers use PDFs in their applications. In April, the company launched a couple of SDKs, for example, which are now known as the PDF Embed API and PDF Tools API, and with that update, the company also launched its Adobe Documents Services platform. The idea here is to provide developers with easy-to-use tools to build PDFs into their applications and workflows. Today, the company is announcing a new ...
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Pantone's Colors of the Year are intended to reflect 'resilience and hope' for 2021. But the annual decision also has a trickle-down effect on everything from high fashion to iPhones.

Pantone Color Institute The color institute Pantone unveiled its annual Color of the Year this week. For 2021, there are two colors: illuminating, a bright yellow; and ultimate gray, a medium gray shade.  The colors are intended to convey "a message of strength and hopefulness," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement about the colors.  But Pantone's Color of the Year serves another purpose: setting the tone for the consumer products indust...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Adobe, Marketing, US, Trends, Analysis, Meryl Streep, Retail, Anne Hathaway, Consumer Products, Product Design, Pantone, Pantone Color Of The Year, Andy, Yves Saint Laurent


Holiday Marketing Do’s & Don’ts & for 2020: Holiday Marketing Guide

Winter is here and so is the holiday season. Unlike most years, 2020 brings the unusual holiday season with the economy still inching towards normalcy and businesses still striving to get back to pre-covid numbers. Many holiday traditions will notice a  change and may look different this year as the digital side of celebrating these holidays embraces a new character. Despite all the uncertainty, we believe that the spirit of the holiday season will be stronger than ever. People will want to conn...
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Adobe Lightroom CC v4.1 Brings Native Apple M1 Support

Adobe today updated Lightroom CC to version 4.1 in the Mac App Store to bring native support for Apple's new M1 Macs. Adobe has been working to bring its Creative Cloud apps to Apple's new Macs. Adobe announced the release of Photoshop Beta for Apple silicon last month and says it is working on a native version of Lightroom Classic for Apple silicon that will be released next year. Earlier versions of the photo-editing app worked on ‌M1‌ Macs, but had to be run via Apple's Rosetta software, ...
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I moved my family from NYC to Miami this year and it was the best thing I could've done as a tech cofounder

Upstream CEO Alex Taub and his family in their new Miami home. Alex Taub Alex Taub, 33, is cofounder and CEO of Upstream, a new professional social networking app and platform. After he and his wife and daughters contracted COVID-19, they decided to swap their two-bedroom apartment in NYC for the extra space, yard, pool, and sunny weather that Miami offered. With his new lack of commute and added space, Taub is more productive in his work than ever; the hardest part is being away from fami...
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Adobe Data – Small Business Sees 304% Increase in Post-Thanksgiving Ecommerce Sales

The ecommerce sales for this year are expected to break records, which is what Adobe Analytics has been predicting. The 304% increase in post-Thanksgiving ecommerce sales by small businesses is prove positive of this prediction. But the Cyber Monday increase is just as impressive with a 501% surge compared to the October daily average. Post-Thanksgiving Ecommerce Sales The result is a record $10.8B was spent online by the end of Cyber Monday according to Adobe Analytics data. This is an incre...
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This chart shows how the Salesforce acquisition of Slack for $27.7 billion stacks up against tech's largest deals ever

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO & cofounder Salesforce On Tuesday afternoon, Salesforce announced plans to purchase Slack for $27.7 billion — one of the largest ever tech acquisitions. The purchase tops Microsoft's 2016 acquisition of LinkedIn by a bit more than $1 billion, putting it among the top five largest tech acquisitions of all time. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called the combination of Salesforce and Slack, "a match made in heaven" in the announcement. "Together, Salesforce and Slack...
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Cyber Monday: up to $12.7B will be spent online, marking biggest-ever US shopping day

Thanksgiving and Black Friday online shopping this year had big gains on 2019, but both still fell somewhat short of expectations in what is proving to be a good if more muted holiday shopping season, without the usual physical crowds to help enforce Covid-19 social distancing and many feeling the economic strain of the health pandemic. Now all eyes are on “Cyber Monday,” which has for the last several years has been the biggest online shopping day of the four-day stretch. Adobe predicts that it...
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Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day in US history and sales could reach $12.7 billion, analysts say

Macy's flagship New York store had significantly fewer shoppers on Black Friday this year. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Cyber Monday 2020 is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in US history, with digital sales reaching $12.7 billion, according to estimates from Adobe Analytics. This is a rise of more than a third compared to Cyber Monday 2019. Black Friday sales underperformed. Online sales from US consumers reached $9 billion, Adobe Analytics said – but the firm had expected t...
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