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Live 2000, the UK's biggest and bestest, one and only all singing, all dancing technology show. I went to Live 98 two years ago, it was amazing. You find out about all the latest innovations and up and coming products. This year was just as good plus it was really cheap to get in, I pre-booked my ticket and managed to save £4. I suppose the best things there are: The freebies - I got four t-shirts, 5 bags full off leaflets, brochures and stickers and about 30 ball poin pens. The atmosphere - Buzzing The scantilly clad women dancing on the DotMusic stand - They were gorgeous When it comes round again, I definately recomend it. Oh yeh, I also got my DooYoo T shirt there, its sweet.
Flash... Flash, whats that i here you say. Well i'll tell you, its only the best interactive web content designer on the market. I'm sure you've bumped into it on many a site and you were amazed! Flash allows you to create anything from roll over buttons to cartoons and chatrooms. Action scripting (flash's programming environment, like vb) within flash allows you to create complex, user orientated control of movies. With plug-ins you can buy such as generator you can also control external elements such as html pages and cgi. The drawing tools within the design environment are easy to use, as is adding text and importing graphics such as j-pegs and png. The help system supplied with the product is very comprehensive with examples and interactive tutorials + sample pages. Macromedia has also set up numerous websites to help users make the best of their product.
Adobe photoshop 5.5 is the best photo and image manipulation package around, this new version, as well as all the old tools and filters, has an art history brush which is cool and the magnetic lasoo tool is more accurate. It may be expensive, but well worth it. If you are new to the photoshop range, it includes filters such as gaussian blurring and 3d effects. You can use channels for cropping and creating lighting effects. Thats what makes this range the industry standard.