Using the tutorial here to make the .ICO file, and then lines 4, 5 and 6 of this tutorial here to upload it to my WordPress theme, I was able to get that tiny little icon to show up in the address bar.
The clean looking icon on the left in this post is the same 16×16 file re-sized to 64×64. It is a great example of how saving files as .PSDs and keeping the text as a vector can allow you more flexibility. Had I re-sized the raster version, the best I could have hoped for is this one on the right.
This clip is downright inspirational. It shows, in high speed, how professional graphics can be created using composite techniques. Check out the Making of the Cover Video for Blameless due out in September 2010 from Orbit Books on YouTube.
While MAC Photoshop keyboard maps seem quite common, this PDF from Kenneth Setzer is a great Photoshop CS4 keyboard map for the PC. It is a single page that covers all of the single key commands and a number of combined key commands.
For an exhaustive list of keyboard shortcuts check out
This list prints on a few pages with tiny print and is quite daunting if you are looking for a particular command. I found the best way to use it is to open it up in acrobat and search for the command.
This is an example of composite and duotone technique.
The butterfly was shot in bright sunlight sitting on a wildflower. The peaches, on the other hand, were indoors at a farmers market. I decided they might go together. For some further information on duotone, check out “Building Duotones With The Proper Curves” and Tutorial: Using Duotone To Add Art To Your Designs”