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Decoding Photoshop Selection Tools: Magic Wand

Selections and subtractions in photo editing that were not long ago deemed “fancy” are now almost commonplace in our digital world. Everyone from portrait pros to doting dads can make use of the myriad of cutting, pasting, and swapping tools in Photoshop. One of the more common ones is simply known as “Magic Wand”, and to harness its power, you must understand its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the basics and hopefully help you keep the magic wand from turning into a tragic wand. But first, how does it work? Well, the Magic Wand is one of...

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New Name. New Look. Same Expert Training

Committed to keeping our students up-to-date on the latest happenings at the Fort Collins Digital Workshop, we thought you might enjoy a sneak peak at our new logo and new name! The FCDW is in the process of re-branding and we will soon become the Digital Workshop Center (DWC). This change is in response to our growing customer base along the Front Range and online across the country. The FCDWs recent growth made the need for a unified brand clear; thus the DWC. Since 2006, we have served as the #1 local training solution for corporations and community members by offering hands-on, intensive...

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FCDW Partners with Girl Develop It

The Fort Collins Digital Workshop has partnered with Girl Develop It to assist in their mission to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn about software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction. Girl Develop It recently started a chapter in Fort Collins and the FCDW is excited to serve as a resource and mentor for women who are interested in exploring the world of code. GDI teaches classes on various topics including HTML/CSS, programming, software development, mobile apps, JavaScript and more!  In addition to serving as a mentor and educational...

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Summer Art Exhibition: Rose Corbett and Michael Coronado

The FCDW has long been a supporter of the arts – especially digital art and photography. We began opening up our classroom space to local artists in 2012 and have continued to provide a free exhibition space, with 100% of sales proceeds passed to the artist. This summer we are displaying the works of Rose Corbett and Michael Coronado. Their artwork will be on display for all of our students until August 31st and is available to the public for viewing by appointment only.   Rose Corbett Photography   Rose Corbett grew up a world traveler and lover of culture. Born in Nairobi,...

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How SharePoint Can Help Your Business

In a recent Microsoft class, a student asked another student “So, what is SharePoint?” Most of the class had no answer. Microsoft SharePoint is an enterprise solution to achieve common business goals by communicating in one central location and managing information between a team. While not suited for every business, the tools SharePoint offers have become invaluable for those who wish to invest the time and resources to do it correctly. SharePoint includes collaboration technology, email and calendars packaged into one convenient resource. The information on SharePoint is often hosted...

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5 Easy Steps to Get Started Blogging in WordPress

Even though the initial blogging fever of a decade ago has cooled off, it’s never out of style to create a blog of your very own. The great thing is: now it’s easier than ever to get set up and started writing, and there are a variety of platforms out there to launch your musings into the electronic world. WordPress is a classic and established choice, having been around long enough to have fine-tuned the art of the blog, so naturally I wanted to highlight them here. There are only five easy steps between you and your very own professional writing space, so let’s get started!   1....

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