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How to Remove Text from Image in Photoshop
 
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This tutorial is going to show you how to remove text from an image in Photoshop. In this tutorial you are going to learn how to remove text from image in Photoshop. Step # 1 -- Deleting a Text Layer Before we get into more complicated ways of removing text in Photoshop, you should make sure you can't remove it very easily. Check the layers panel and see if the text has a separate layer, here you can see that it does and if you simply click on this and press "Delete" on the keyboard the text will disappear, problem solved. However, if the text and layer have been merged things become a bit more complicated. Step # 2 -- Merging the Text onto the Background To make things harder lets press "Control" and "Z" to bring back that text and then merge it with the background image by clicking "Layers" then "Flatten Image". Now that text has become merged with the background and any part of the image that was behind the text has been lost. Fortunately, one of the coolest tools in Photoshop can be used to fix this situation -- the "Content Aware" tool. Step # 3 -- Selecting the Text Select the "Magic Wand Tool" from the toolbar on the left and click in the first letter of the text, it will become selected. Now, hold down the "Shift" key and repeat this process for all of the other letters. Once you have done that click "Select" in the main menu, navigate to "Modify" and click expand. Enter 3 pixels and then click "OK". Step # 4 -- Using Content Aware Fill Now, press "Shift" and "Backspace" on the keyboard and in the "Fill" window that appears select "Content-Aware" from the drop down box and click "OK". Photoshop will work some magic for a moment and then the text will disappear from the screen, only the selection will be left. Press "Control" and "D" and the selection will disappear and unless someone looks very closely it will be impossible to tell there was ever text there and that is how to remove text from image in Photoshop.
How to Save as PDF in Photoshop
 
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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a pdf file from a PSD file using Adobe Photoshop and how to configure the settings in save as option. Sometimes you need to open the PSD file in a format which is easily supported in all computers because photoshop format files cannot be opened in any other software. The best way is to create a pdf file which can be easily viewed in different computers. You can easily save as pdf in photoshop following only few steps. It's doesn't take lot of time to create a pdf in photoshop and becomes very handy as pdf file can easily be viewed on computers which doesn't have Photoshop software.In these few steps you will learn how to create a pdf file in Photoshop. Step 1 -- Save as your document For starters who are creating pdf in photoshop for first time, if you are working on a multi-layered document, you must flatten the image first. With that taken care of, move to the file menu and click on the "Save as" option. Once the new window opens up, move to the drop down menu next to the Format option and select the "Photoshp PDF" option. Now when you click on the save button. Step 2 -- Configure the file A new window will open up where we can configure the PDF file. In this window we will set the Adobe PDF Preset to "press quality" and the compatibility to "Acrobat 9/10" This is so that the file can open up even with older versions of Adobe Acrobat. Then we will come down to options and make sure all the four options are enabled. Step 3 -- Reduce the size of the file Next we will go to compression section from where we can reduce the size of the file. Over here, we will use the Bicubic Downsampling feature which is better than your basic average method of compression. The compression is a slower process but you will get better gradients and sharper colors. Next, we will change the compression option to "ZIP". This option works well with large images. Step 4 -- Preserve the color of the file Next, we will move to the "Output" section and set the "Color Conversion" option to "No conversion". This option basically preserves the color of the document. Next, we will move to the "Profile Inclusion Policy" option and select "Don't include profile" from the drop down menu. This is because we don't want a color profile to be added to the file. Step 5 -- Save the PDF file In the end, click on the "Save PDF" button. You will notice that a notification window is displayed. This is because we had enabled the "Preserve Photoshop editing capabilities" option right at the start and it's not supported by earlier versions. Simply click on Yes, and the pdf document will open up. And this is how you save as pdf in Photoshop.
How to Design a Corporate Business Envelope for Letterhead Using Adobe illustrator CS5
 
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The rectangle tool in Illustrator can be used to design proper corporate envelopes that can be sent out carrying the company's letterheads Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ We all know how important first impressions are and that is why direct mail envelopes play such an important role in building your brand identity. Features such as colors, textures, cut-outs and layouts contribute to creating a lasting impression about your company. You can easily create a corporate envelope for your business in software like Illustrator and Photoshop. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to develop a layout for an envelope and ready a printable file for it in Illustrator. Follow the steps below to learn how to design corporate business envelopes for letterheads using Adobe Illustrator. Step # 1 -- Create a rectangle Launch Adobe Illustrator and open a new document. The document size should be larger than A4. We are using the A3 size for this tutorial. Now select the rectangle tool and set the dimensions to "9.5 inches" width and "4.125 inches" height. There are many different sizes for the envelope but this is the most commonly used one. You can use any other size for the envelope as per your requirement. This rectangle will be at the back side of the envelope. Step # 2 -- Place another rectangle Now we will make a copy of the rectangle by pressing "Alt" then placing it just above the rectangle box to create the front side of the envelope. Step # 3 -- Create dotted line We will then select the front side and go to stroke panel. We will change the stroke style to "dash". These dotted lines are only to indicate the folding part of the envelope. They will not be visible after printing. Step # 4 -- Create a safety area Now we will draw margin lines of 0.25 inches on all sides of the rectangle to create a safety area for the text. Step # 5 -- Place logo and name Once done, we will copy the logo and name of the company and place it on the top left corner of the box. The placement of the logo can vary with the design and layout. Remember to place your logo within the margin lines. Step # 6 -- Insert the details Now we will use type tool to insert the contact details of the company. Use "Garamond" font at point size 12 for the details and place it at the bottom left corner of the front side within the margin lines. Change its color to "7B808A". Step # 7 -- Create the flap Once the front and back side of the envelope is done, the last step to create a corporate envelope is to make the upper flap. Use the rectangle tool to draw a rectangle of a "9.5 inches" height with a "1 inch" width. Place this rectangle just above the front side. Step # 8 -- Tilt the corners The sides of the flaps need to be tilted to an angle so use direct selection tool to tilt the upper two corners of the flap to "45 degrees". Step # 9 -- Change the color Now fill the flap with "0C80B8" color. You can also leave the flap in white color or use any other color which matches your company's logo and color theme. Step # 10 -- Create the side flaps Once the upper flap is done, we will draw the side flaps of the envelope which are used to stick the side together. We will use rectangle tool to draw a box of "0.25 inches" width by "4.125 inches" height. Then use the direct selection tool to tilt the corners to "45 degrees". Place the flap on both sides of the front side of the envelope. Step # 11 -- Reduce the size In the end, select the back side of the envelope and reduce the sides a bit and adjust its placement. This will help to fold the flap easily. The envelope is ready to be printed. You can make more business envelopes in the same way. http://youtu.be/tfuzAwXmZOk
How to Design a Book Cover in Photoshop
 
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Designing a book cover in Photoshop is a bit complicated but is very interesting at the same time. A book cover has three components which need to be designed in the same document, namely; the front cover, back cover and the spine. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a book cover of the size 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches and then will learn to divide it into its components. You will also learn an easy way of manipulating a photograph to use it on the book cover and how to set the layout for the back cover and spine of the book. Step # 1 -- Draw the margin lines Start off by opening a new document and set the dimensions to a width of 12 inches and a height of 8.5 inches. This canvas will be divided into front cover, back cover and the spine of the book. First of all, we need to separate the front cover, back cover and the spine. Draw vertical margin lines, one at 5.5 inches and then another one at 6.5 inches. The area between the margin lines is the spine. You can vary the width of the spine depending on the number of pages the book contains. The right side is the front cover of the book and the left side is the back cover of the book. Step # 2 -- Create hue/saturation layer Now open the image that you want to use for the cover. If you don't want to use an image, you can also create an illustration or even make a typographic book cover. Then add the hue/saturation layer over the image layer and change the color and brightness. Now select both the layers and press "Ctrl+E" to merge them. This is an optional step. If your image does not need any changes then you can omit it and directly place the image on the front cover. Step # 3 -- Fill the layer with color Once the image is ready, drag it to the book cover document and copy it on the front cover of the book. Adjust its size according to the cover. To fill the background, select the "Eye dropper tool" and pick a color from the image. Then select "layer 1" and fill it with this color. Step # 4 -- Remove the extra areas Once done, we need to clean the sharp edges of the image so that it merges with the background color. To do so we will create a mask layer on the image and use the soft round brush to clean the edges of the image. Step # 5 -- Draw margin lines Before placing any text on the cover, it is important to draw margin lines. Create margin lines on all four sides of the front cover each at a distance of 0.25 inches from the edge. Step # 6 -- Insert the text Now, on the book cover in Photoshop use the "type tool" to add text. Use different fonts and sizes for the book title and the name of the author. Place them according to the layout and the front cover is ready. Step # 7 -- Apply gradient Whenthe front cover is ready, we will start working on the back cover. Use the "rectangle tool" to draw a rectangle of the same size as the back cover of the book which is 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Then go to its blending options and select the gradient options. Apply a radial gradient with "green" color on the right gradient bar and the color with the code of "ffffff" on the left gradient bar. Change the layer mode to "screen". Create margins on the back side as well. Draw margin lines on all four sides of the back cover, each at a distance of 0.25 inches from the edge. Step # 8 -- Place the text Now we will copy the title of the book and the author's name from the front cover and adjust its size and placement on the back cover. Use the "type tool" to insert the preview of the book. Use the "Garamond" font with its size as 10pt. The font size should never be bigger than 12 pt for the book. Step # 9 -- Place barcode and logo Once all the text is set on the cover, we will copy the barcode and the logo of the publisher and paste it at the back cover. These are the two necessary elements of the back cover. Then we will enter the price of the book and the back cover is ready. Step # 10 -- Place the text and logo on spine In the end, we will work on the spine of the book. Copy the title and the author's name and paste it on the spine. Press "Ctrl+T" to select and rotate the text to 90 degrees to the right. The text on the spine of the book always faces the front cover and never the back cover. Adjust its size and placement. We will copy the logo at the bottom of the spine and the book cover is ready.
How to Make a Transparent PNG
 
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In this tutorial you are going to learn how to make a png image with transparency. In this tutorial you are going to learn how to make a transparent png. Step # 1 -- Opening the Image Start Photoshop and load the image that you want to give some transparency to. Here you can see we have a standard jpg image. In the layers panel right click on "Background" and click "Layer From Background", click "OK" in the dialog box that appears. Step # 2 -- Creating Some Transparency Now we will delete some of the image so that nothing is left, not even a background - in Photoshop transparency is indicated by a checked pattern. Click on the "Magic Wand Tool" in the menu on the left. Use this to select the part of the image that you want to remove, here we are removing the background to this portrait photograph. Hold down "Shift" and click to select multiple areas. When you have selected everything you want press the "Delete" key. Press "Control" and "D" on the keyboard. Step # 3 -- Saving the File Now we need to save this file as a png with transparency enabled. Click "File" and then "Save for Web & Devices". On the right make sure that the "Transparency" box is checked and then click "Save". Name the photo, choose a location, and click "Save" again. Step # 4 -- Testing the Transparency To make sure that the transparency has worked, click "File" then "Open" and locate the png file we just created and open it. Press "Control" and "A" then "Control" and "C" and navigate to another image. Press "Control" and "V" and you will see that there is no background where we previously deleted it and that is how to make a transparent png.
How to Add Sunglasses Reflection in Photoshop CS6
 
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Learn how to add sunglasses reflection in Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to photoshop add sunglasses reflection. Launch the Adobe Photoshop. Go to the "File" menu, press "Open" and choose the pictures you want to edit. Then right-click on the main layer and choose the "Duplicate Layer" option from drop down menu. In the following windows press "Ok". Then select the "Quick Selection Tool" from the toolbar. Select the left and right glasses from the sunglasses. Then press on the "Add Vector Mask" from the layers tab. Then select the "Move tool" form the toolbar. Go onto the other photo tab and select the whole photo with the "Ctrl+A" keyboard shortcut. Then press the "Ctrl+C" shortcut to copy the photo. Go back to your main photo tab and press "Ctrl+V" shortcut to paste the copied photo. Then right-click on the newly created layer from the layer tab and select the "Create Clipping Mask" option. Adjust position of the photo. Then go to the "Blend mode" menu and from the popup menu choose the "Hard light" option. Set the opacity to about 80%. That's all, the sunglasses reflection is added.
How to Blur Edges in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to blur edges in Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ This tutorial will show you how to blur edges photoshop which can be useful if you are using your photograph in some form of publication. Step # 1 -- Creating an Adjustment Layer Make sure that you have the photo loaded that you want to blur the edges on. In the layers window on the right, right click on the background layer and click "Layer from Background". In the window that appears click "OK". Step # 2 -- Making a Selection In the menu on the left select the rectangular marquee tool and draw a border around the photograph. The border should be larger if you want a greater blur. Now, click "Select" in the main menu and then "Inverse". Step # 3 -- Experimenting with Feather Levels Click "Select", navigate to "Modify" and then click "Feather". The "Feather Selection" window will open and you will need to choose a "Feather Radius". What you enter will depend on the resolution of your photograph and will require some experimentation. Let's try "10 pixels" to start. Click "OK". Now hit the "Delete" key and the blur will appear around the image. It is too sharp here, so press "Control" and "Z" to undo. Navigate back to "Feather Selection" and choose a larger pixel count, let's go for "50". Click "OK" and press "Delete" again. This time it looks much better and we have a bigger and more effective blur. That is the simple process for learning how to blur edges photoshop.
How to Use Lightroom 4 for Beginners
 
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Learn how to work with Adobe Photoshop Lighroom 4 for Beginners. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to use lightroom 4 for beginners. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom program serves for a simple retouching of pictures, color correction and framing. In order to use lightroom 4, first of all open it. Press "Import". Choose the source folder with your photos. Select the photos and click "Import". Go to the "Develop" mode. Select the photo you wish to edit. Choose the "White Balance Selector" tool. It will help us define correct white balance. Find neutral grey color on the photo and click on it. To increase the contrast of the photo, drag the "contrast" slider to the right. With the help of "Blacks" we make a dark shade darker. With the help of "Whites" we do light areas darker. With the help of "Shadows" we bring back the details in shadows. With the help of "Clarity" we increase the clearness of details. With the help of "Vibrance" we raise the saturation of colors in the photo. Go to "Color" tab. Choose a color and make a color correction to your taste. In the "Effects" tab, with the help of "Amount" we adjust a vignette. With the help of "Crop overlay" we can crop the photo. Select the area to crop and press "Done". Go to "File" menu and press "Export". Choose a folder to save the file and press "export".
How to Make Face Swap in GIMP
 
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In this tutorial, we will teach you how to do a face swap in GIMP. For this tutorial, we will be working on two free stock images. Both of them can be downloaded from the following links: Male Models: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1024098 Black & White: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1149181 We will use the male models image as the base and bring the black and white image on top of it to do a face swap. So load both the images in Gimp and let's get started. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Step 1 -- Resizing the image on top First of all, resize the top image according to the first image. For that, move to the Toolbox on the left side and select the resizing tool from there. After that, move to the canvas and click on the image. Once you do that, a new panel will appear on the screen. Over here, reduce the dimensions of the image so that it matches with the dimensions of the original image. Once done, click on the scale button to apply the changes. Step 2 -- Changing the opacity of the layer Next, reduce the opacity of the layer by moving to the layers panel and reducing the opacity until the previous layer is visible. With that done, adjust the top image in such a way that the facial features match with the image below. To align the images better, you can pick up the resizing tool from the toolbox and further reduce the size of the image on top and position it accordingly. Step 3 -- Adding a mask to the layer Now what we'll be doing is removing the face structure of this image, preserving only the features like the eyes, nose and smile. So first, create a layer mask by right clicking on the layer and selecting the "Add a mask" option. With that done, a new window will open up. Make sure that you select the White, full opacity option there. Step 4 -- Removing everything except the facial features Next, pick up the paint brush tool from the toolbox. With that done, do remember to select black for the foreground and white for the background color. After that, head back to the layer menu, click on the top layer and bring its opacity back to 100%. Now make sure that the layer is selected, and start applying the brush over the image. Just keep applying the brush and remove everything from the hair, the background, the neck etc. Only the face should remain. Remember, we only have to keep the features and swap it with the image behind. You can use different levels of opacity and further mask off the sharp edges so that it merges with the image behind. This would include the chin, the forehead and everything else except the facial features. Once done, you would have a rough idea of how the image would look like after the face swap. Step 5 -- Adjusting the color of the top layer After that, you would need to tweak the colors a bit so that the image blends in well. For that, make sure that the top layer is selected and then open up the color menu and select the curve option. Over here, you will have to change the straight line to form an upwards curve in order to increase the white balance in the image. Keep adjusting the graph to match the skin tone of the image. With that done, click on the ok and our image is ready. And that's how you can do a face swap in Gimp.
How to Create a Pop Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator CS6
 
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Learn how to apply a pop art effect to the image in Adobe Illustrator Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to create a pop art effect in Illustrator Launch the Adobe Illustrator. Go to the "File" menu and choose "Open" from the drop-down menu. In the appeared window, select the file you want to edit and press "Open". Choose the "Zoom Tool" in the toolbar and zoom out. Scale the image to fit the page. Open the "Image Trace" menu in the "Control" panel and choose the "6 colors" option. When the trace process is complete, deselect the image and go to the "Window" menu. Choose "Swatches". In the appeared window, click on the "Swatches Libraries" icon. Select the "Pop Art" library from the "Art History" submenu. In the appeared window, select the color that you prefer and click on the icon in the top right corner of the window. Choose the "Add to Swatches" option in the appeared menu to add the selected color to the "Swatches" palette. Repeat these steps until you have added all desired colors to the "Swatches" palette. Select the object and press the "Expand" button in the "Control" panel to convert the traced object into paths. Go to the "Object" menu and choose "GAP options" from the "Live Paint" submenu. In the pop-up window select the "Custom Gaps" in the "Paint stop at" menu and set the number of steps. Then, press the "Set Default" button. Select the "Live Paint Bucket" tool in the toolbar and choose the color in the pictogram of colors above the cursor with the "Arrow" keys on the keyboard. Fill the object areas with different colors from the "Swatches" palette to reach the need result. As you can see, the pop art effect has been successfully created.
How to Add New Font to GIMP
 
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This tutorial is going to show you how to add an additional font to GIMP. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you are going to learn how to add fonts to GIMP. Step # 1 -- Downloading a Free Font In order to install a new font into GIMP you are going to need to download a font. Here we are visiting a free font site at "www.1001freefonts.com". For this example we are just going to download the Windows version of one of the free fonts on the sites homepage. Step # 2 -- Extracting and Copying the Font Once the file has downloaded click on the arrow next to the downloaded file and from the menu that appears click "Show in folder". Right click on the file and click "Extract all" then click "Extract" in the dialog box that appears. Copy the tff file that appears to the clipboard. Step # 3 -- Installing the Font Click on the start orb and click "Control Panel". In the top right search box type "fonts" and then click on the green header text that reads "Fonts". A window will open with all the fonts installed on the computer and you just need to paste the copied font into this window. Right click on an empty space in the window and click "Paste". The font will install. Step # 4 -- Testing the Font Now, to test the font, we must open GIMP. If you have GIMP already open you will need to close the program and open it again for the new font to appear. We will create a new document here and choose to enter some text, in the font area we will find the font we just installed and then start to type. As you can see here the text does appear in our newly installed font and that is how to add fonts to GIMP.
How to Save Image with a Transparent Background in Photoshop CS6
 
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Learn how you can save the image with a transparent background with Adobe Photoshop. In this video tutorial we will show you how to save Photoshop file with a transparent background. Launch the Adobe Photoshop. Go to the "File" menu and select "Open" from the drop-down menu. In the appeared window, select the image and press "Open". Go to "Layers" and double click on the "Lock" icon to unlock the layer. In the appeared window click the "OK" button to replace the background layer with a new unlocked layer. Go to the toolbar and choose any selection tool. For example select the "Magic Wand Tool". Then move the cursor to the image and click on it to select the background. Press the "Delete" key on the keyboard and delete the image background. When it's done, go to the "File" menu and choose the "Save As" option. In the appeared window select the format that allows you to save the image with a transparent background from the drop-down menu. For example, select the PNG format. Then click the "Save" button. In the following window set the PNG format options and press "OK". Now open the PNG image and as you can see, the file has been successfully saved with a transparent background.
How to Reduce Noise in Photoshop
 
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This tutorial will teach you how to reduce noise effect from a photo which has visible pixels using reduce noise filter in Adobe Photoshop. Shooting with higher ISO in areas with low light can use problems like noise and texture. Camera noise is most obvious in darker midtone and shadow areas of the image and often resembles small dots if colors which can ruin a good image. But this problem can be solved using Adobe Photoshop. There are many ways to remove noise in Photoshop. In this tutorial, you will a basic and easy technique to reduce noise in Photoshop. Follow the simple steps below to learn how to reduce the noise effect from a photograph using Adobe Photoshop. For this tutorial, we will be working with this image over here. Let's zoom in on the image and you can see that the noise is clearly visible on the image. Step 1 -- Apply filter So let's start by first duplicating the background layer. Next, we will open up the filter menu, move to the noise section and select the "reduce noise" option from the list. This filter helps to remove noise in Photoshop. Step 2 -- Adjust the setting With that done, a new window will open up. Now we will adjust the setting to reduce the noise effect. This can vary from image to image. You would have to set the different filters according to the image you are working on. The strength option basically allows you to control the luminance noise reduction which is being applied to all the channels of the image here. Step 3 -- Set the details of the image The preserve details option keeps the small details of the image as it is, for example small objects or even textures. If you increase the size, all the image details would be kept. Step 4 -- Remove Color Pixel from the image What you need to do here is to balance both the strength and the preserve details options to get the maximum noise reduction. The reduce color noise option will remove any random color pixels it can find on the image. If you increase this filter, more color noise will be reduced. Step 5 -- Sharpen the details of the image If you reduce noise, the sharpness of the image is also reduced. There is where the sharpen details option comes in handy. You can restore the sharpness of the image with this filter. The Remove artifact option will remove the halos and blocky parts of the image when saving it in a lower quality JPEG format. Step 6 -- Set the detail of each color Moving on, you can move to the advance section and open up the "per channel" tab. Here you can enhance the image by adjusting the details of each color channel. You can work individually with the reds, greens and blues, adjust the strength and preserving the details accordingly. Once done, press ok and it will reduce noise in Photoshop from the image. And that's it.
How to Create Rounded Corners in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to give a photograph rounded corners using Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create round corners in photoshop which can be a great effect to add to any photograph. Step # 1 -- Adding a New Layer In Photoshop make sure that you have the image that you want to add the rounded edges to open. In the layers panel right click on the "Background" layer and click "Layer From Background" and in the window that appears click "OK". Click "Layer" in the main menu, go to "New" then click "Layer". Click "OK" in the window. Step # 2 -- Drawing the Rounded Corners Now, select the "Rounded Rectangle Tool" in the menu on the left and in the menu at the top select the "Shape layers" icon. To the right of this you will see a radius option. You will need to experiment with this until the shape has the rounded edges you want, click and drag the shape onto the image. As you can see 10 pixels is not enough, but when we try 60 it looks good. This will vary on your photograph, just experiment until it looks right. Step # 3 -- Copying the Image Double click on the layer that we just adjusted in the layers panel. In the "Layer Style" window reduce the "Opacity" to "0" and click "OK". Now click the "PATHS" tab in the layer window and right click on the only option. Click "Make Selection" in the menu that appears. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Step # 4 -- Pasting the Image into a New Document Click "Edit" in the main menu and click "Copy Merged". Now click "File", "New" and click "OK" in the window that appears. Click "Edit" again and click "Paste", your image will appear in the new Photoshop document and that is how to round corners in photoshop.
How to Calibrate Photoshop CS6 with Your Monitor
 
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Learn how to calibrate Adobe Photoshop with your monitor. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to calibrate photoshop with your monitor. In order to calibrate your monitor, right-click on the desktop and choose "Screen resolution". On the following window click "Advanced settings". Go to the "Color Management" tab. On the following window go to the "Advanced" tab. Set "Adobe RGB (1998)" as a default profile. Click "Change system defaults". On the next window click "Add" and choose "Adobe RGB (1998)" and press "Ok". Click on the Adobe RGB (1998) profile and press "Set as Default Profile". In the next window choose "Calibrate display". In the next window, press "Next". If you see the warning window, press "Yes". Follow the installation with defaults or adjust some settings as you like. When it's done, press "Finish". Close all windows. In the appeared "ClearType Text Tuner" window adjust the text on your screen in 4 steps. Launch the Adobe Photoshop. Go to the "File" menu and choose to open any photo. If you see the warning window, press "Ok". Then go to the "Edit" menu and choose "Color Settings". In the following window set settings to "Custom". Set "RGB" to "Adobe RGB (1998)" mode and press "Ok". Now your monitor is calibrated to Photoshop.
How to Draw Shapes in Illustrator
 
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In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw different shapes using the shape tool in Adobe Illustrator. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Drawing shapes for illustrator is one of the basic skills in illustrator. In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw shapes illustrator by following the simple steps given below. Step 1-- Draw a rectangle tool First of all, go to the tool bar located towards the left side of the window, click the shape tool icon and hold it for a while. By doing so, you will get a list of options with different shapes to select from. Let's start by using the rectangle tool first. Pick up the tool by clicking on it, and draw it on the canvas by holding and dragging your cursor on the canvas, like so. Step 2 -- Draw a triangle tool Now let's make a simple envelope using this shape only. For that, we need a triangular shape. So let's pick up the polygon tool from the list and double click on the board. This will open up the properties dialog box from where we can configure how the shape will be drawn. Over here, we will reduce the number of sides to 3 and press ok. With that done, you can see that a triangle has been drawn on the canvas. Step 3 -- Create an envelope Now let's align the triangle on top of the rectangle, like so. You can alter any shape using the direct selection tool. Pick up the direct selection tool from the toolbar, select the bottom anchor points of the triangle and drag them to align with the sides of the rectangle. With that done, select the centre point of the triangle and drag it downwards to the centre of the rectangle. And here you go, a basic envelope made by drawing and altering two basic shapes. Step 4 -- Draw a drop shape Next, select the ellipse tool and drag the cursor on the art board. To draw a perfect circle, press the "shift" key while drawing the shape. Now let's alter this shape. For that, pick up the direct selection tool once more and click on the top anchor point over here. Now you can move the anchor point in any direction and play around with the shape. For example, let's make the shape of a drop here. For that, notice here that there are two handles with the anchor point. Drag the handles towards the anchor point and notice that the curve on both the lines connecting to the anchor point has been removed, and instead would now show straight lines pointing to the anchor point. Now drag the anchor point upwards and the result would be an object in the shape of a drop. To give the object more detail here, let's fill the shape will a radial gradient and reduce the opacity to 80%. Step 5 -- Draw a star Another option over here is the Star tool. Let's select the star tool from the list and draw it on the art board, like we did with the previous shapes. So here's a basic start shape. You can also change the property of this object according to your requirements. For example, let's change the number of points of the star. With the star tool selected, double click on the art board and the property dialog box would open up. Over here, let's increase the points to 16 and hit ok. This way you can make a custom shape using the star tool. Step 6 -- Create a flare The last option here is the "flare" tool. Let's select the flare tool from the list and draw it on the art board. You can keep any size for the flare, and place it anywhere on the canvas. To see how it is implemented, let's position it on this shape we made before. Now let's change the color of the shape and there you go. A sort of a special effect given to a basic shape over here. And that's basically how you can draw and alter basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Convert Image into Vector Graphics with Adobe Illustrator CS6
 
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Learn how to convert an image into vector graphics with Abobe Illustrator In this video tutorial we will show you how to convert an image into vector graphics with Abobe Illustrator. Launch the Adobe Illustrator. Go to the "File" menu and choose "New". In the appeared window, set the document properties and press "OK". Go to the "File" menu and choose "Open". In the appeared window select the image you want to convert and press "Open". Then move the opened image into the new document. Go to the "Control" panel, choose the "Image Trace" option and select "High Fidelity Photo". After tracing process is complete, go to the "Control" panel and press the "Expand" button to convert the traced object into paths. Choose the "Direct selection Tool" in the toolbar and select the part of the points on the traced object to check the conversion. As you can see, the bitmap image has been successfully converted into vector with Abobe Illustrator.
How Create Snow Effect in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to add snow to a photograph using Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Adding a snow effect to a winter scene can really add something to a photograph. This tutorial will show you show to simulate snow in photoshop. Step # 1 -- Adding a Black Layer Start Photoshop and make sure that you have your winter scene photograph open. Create a new adjustment layer by clicking "Layer", "New", then "Layer" and clicking "OK" in the window that appears. Now press "Shift" and "Backspace" on the keyboard at the same time and in the fill window that appears select "Black" from the dropdown menu and click "OK". Step # 2 -- Adding Noise Now click "Filter" in the main menu, navigate to "Noise" and click "Add Noise". In the window set the amount to "200%", make sure "Gaussian" is selected and that "Monochromatic" is checked. Click "OK". Step # 3 -- Adding Blur and Adjusting Levels In the main menu click "Filter", then "Blur", then "Gaussian Blur". Set a radius of "2 pixels" and click "OK". Click "Image" in the menu, navigate to "Adjustments" and click "Levels". You will see three numbers below the graph, enter (from left to right) "127", "0.74" and "169". Click "OK". Step # 4 -- Making the Snow Visible Click "Filter", go to "Blur", then click "Motion Blur". This will simulate the movement of the snow as if there were a little wind. In the "Angle" box enter "53" and in "Distance" enter "10". Click "OK". Now, go to the "Layers" menu and in the drop down box that currently reads "Normal" select "Screen". Step # 5 -- Adding More Snow It might not look like there is much snow on the photograph, it will depend on how much black there is in your image. Press "Control" and "J" on the keyboard to duplicate the snow layer. Each time we do this more snow will appear, here we are pressing it several times before the snow looks really good and that is how to create snow in photoshop.
How to Fade Image in GIMP
 
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Learn how to fade an image in the GIMP editor. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to fade image in GIMP. In order to fade an image in GIMP you need to start the program. Go to the "File" menu and choose "Open". Select the image on your computer and press "Open". Go to the "Layers" window, right-click on the layer and choose "Add Layer Mask" option from the appeared menu. In the pop-up window make sure that "White (full opacity)" is selected and click "Add". A white box should show up next to the thumbnail of your image in the "Layers" menu. Right-click on the layer and make sure that "Edit Layer Mask" is selected. Make sure that the "Foreground Color" is set to black and the "Background Color" is set to white in the toolbar. Choose the "Blend Tool" in the toolbar. Go to the image area and drag a vertical line from the bottom of the image to where you want the fade effect to stop, while holding the "Ctrl" key. Go to the "Layers" window and right-click on the layer. Choose "Show Layer Mask" in the appeared menu. Right-click on the layer again and select "Apply Layer Mask". Your image has been successfully faded.
How to Set 300 DPI in Photoshop
 
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This tutorial will show you how to create a document in Adobe Photoshop that has a resolution of 300 dpi. Learning how to set 300 dpi in photoshop is a useful skill as this is a good resolution for sending to a standard ink jet printer. Step # 1 -- Creating a New Image First, open Photoshop. In the menu click the "File" button and then click "New...". This will open the window that allows you to enter the specifications for a new image. Step # 2 -- Creating a Blank 300 dpi Canvas In this box you can choose the width and height of your image, but what we are interested in here is the "Resolution" window. There are two windows, one of the left which contains a numerical value, here "72" and a drop down box on the right which reads "pixels/inch". "pixels/inch" means the same thing as dpi. Enter "300" into the box on the left and click "OK". This is how to set 300 dpi in photoshop and a blank image will open to those specifications. Step # 3 -- Setting 300 dpi on an Existing Photograph To set 300 dpi on a photograph, open the image in Photoshop. Click on the "Image" option in the main toolbar, in the menu that appears click on the "Image Size" option. This will open a window allowing you to adjust the settings of the image. Step # 4 -- Changing the DPI In this box go to the "Resolution" fields. In the left hand box type "300" and make sure the right box is set to "pixels/inch". Click "OK". The window will close and the image will now have been set successfully to 300 dpi.
How to Make an Animated GIF from Video in GIMP
 
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In this video you would learn how to make an animated GIF in GIMP from a video file. In this video tutorial we will show you how to make an animated GIF in GIMP from video. In order to make an animated GIF in GIMP from video you have to install a plugin called GAP. Open the Internet Explorer and go to "deviantart.com". Type "gimp gap" in the search bar and press the "Search Art" button. Find the latest version of GAP and click on it. On the next page click on "Download file". In the pop-up window select "Save As". In the appeared window select the destination and press "Save". Open the downloaded archive and extract the contents to Desktop. The archive is no longer needed, so you can delete it. Open the folder with the plugin. Go to the "GAP-installer" folder and launch the plugin setup file. If a system security warning pops up, click "More info" and press "Run anyway". In the following window press "Yes". Select a language of the installation and press "OK". Press "Next" to proceed with the installation. Accept the terms of license agreement by pressing "I Agree" button. In the following window select the GIMP installation folder. Now click "Install" to start the installation. After the installation is complete click "Finish". Close all windows and start the GIMP editor. As you can see, a new "Video" menu has appeared. Go to the "Extract Videorange" option and select "Split Video into Frames". In the appeared window select the input videofile using the file browser and press "OK". Now set the start and the end frame for the animation. Since we don't need an "Audiotrack", set the value to "0". Check the "Create only one multilayer Image" option and press "OK". After the frames have been extracted from the video, go to the "Image" menu and choose "Scale Image". In the appeared window set the image size and press "Scale". Now go to the "File" menu and choose "Export". Name your file and don't forget to type "gif" extension in the end of the filename. Select the destination and press "Export". In the pop-up window check the "As animation" option and press "Export". Now we can look at the final image by opening it with the Internet Explorer. The animation has been successfully created.
How to Make Fake HDR Effect in Photoshop CS6
 
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Learn how to make a fake HDR in Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to photoshop fake hdr. Launch the Adobe Photoshop. Go to the "File" menu, select "Open" and choose a picture you want to edit. Zoom in the photo. Then right-click on the "Background" from the Layer tab and select the "Duplicate Layer" option from drop down menu. In the appeared duplicate layer window set the option and press "OK". Go to the "Image" menu, choose the "Adjustments" option and select the "Black&White" option from submenu. In the following window leave the defaults as they are and press "Ok". Go to the "Image" menu, click on the "Adjustments" option and choose the "Invert" option from the submenu. Go to the layers tab and press on the "Overlay mode". From the drop down menu select the "Overlay" option. Then go to the "Filter" menu, click on the "Blur" option and choose the "Gaussian Blur" option. In the appeared Gaussian Blur window adjust the "Radius" and press the "Ok" button. Go to the "Layer" menu and select the "Flatten Image".
How to Make a Sticky Note in Photoshop CS6
 
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Learn how to make a sticky note in Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to photoshop sticky note. Launch the Adobe Photoshop. Go to the "File" menu, press "New" and press "Ok" to create clear sheet. Then click on the "Create New Layer" icon. Choose the "Rectangular Marquee Tool". Hold the "Shift" key and draw a symmetrical square. Then select the "Paint Bucket Tool". Click on the "Set foreground color", pick a yellow color from the color pallet, press "OK" and colorize the square. Then right-click on the copied layer, choose "Duplicate Layer" option and press "OK". Go to the "Edit" menu and choose the "Free Transform" option. Adjust a rectangular and press "Check" button. Go to the "Blend Mode" menu and select the "Multiply" option. Right-click on the "Layer 1 copy" and choose the "Merge Down". Then, hold the "Ctrl" key and click on the layer square to select the main square on the sheet. Click on the background layer and press on the "Create New Layer" icon. Then click on the "Set foreground color" icon, pick a black color and press "OK". Colorize the layer square into the black color. Go to the "Select" menu and choose "Deselect" option. Go to "Filter" menu, select the "Blur" and choose the "Gaussian Blur" option from the submenu. In the "Gaussian Blur" window set the Radius value to about "9.5" and press "OK". On the selected "Layer 2", click on the "Add vector mask" icon. Then choose the "Brush tool" and with the selected black color draw the edges of the sticky note to erase them. Go to the "Edit" menu, choose the "Transform" option and select the "Warp" option. Adjust the shadow from the sticky note. When it's done, press the "Check" button. Then click on the "layer 1". Go to "Edit" menu, select the "Transform" option and choose the "Warp" option from submenu. Adjust the sheet form. When it's done, press the "Check" button. Then click on the "Layer 2" and adjust the "Opacity". Then, right-click on "Layer 1" and choose the "Merge down" option. In the following warning message, press the "Apply" button. Select the "Move tool" from the toolbar and move your sticky note wherever you need to.
How to Create a Watercolor Effects in Adobe Photoshop CS5
 
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Photoshop can be used to create different water color effects using different brushes so as to enhance the overall output of the image. There are many techniques that can be used to create a poster or a press ad. The techniques you want to use to design a poster depend on the theme of the poster. In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to design a poster to promote "A watercolor painting competition" event using a watercolor effect. There are plenty of ways to create a watercolor effect in Photoshop but in this tutorial, we will use the Layer Masking option. Layer masking can be used to create amazing water color designs and many other cool effects. Follow the steps below to learn how to design a poster using watercolor effects in Adobe Photoshop. Step# 1 -- Load an image To start designing a poster, select a nice photograph and open it in Adobe Photoshop. You can use any other photo of landscape or even your own photograph. Step# 2 -- Turn the image to black and white To create a layer mask, turn the photograph into black and white if it is colored. To do so go to "filters", choose "adjustments" and then select "Black and White". Now adjust the shades if needed. It needs to be of a darker shade. Step# 3 -- Create brightness/contrast layer Once the photograph is in black and white, select "brightness/contrast" from the layers panel and adjust the bars. Set the brightness level to "150" and contrast to "-50". The level of brightness and contrast will vary according to the picture. Step# 4 -- Create a threshold layer Once done, select both the layers and press "Ctrl +E" to merge them. Then Duplicate the layer and go to filter, choose "adjustment" and then select "threshold". Adjust the level according to the photograph. Change the layer mode to "Multiply". Now select all the layers and press "Ctrl +E" to merge. Now the photograph is ready for layer masking. Step# 5 -- Fill watercolor marks Create a new layer and use the "Blood and Ink brush" set to fill the canvas with different watercolor marks. You can download any other watercolor effect brush pack which can be used to create watercolor marks. Fill the canvas by using different sizes and opacity of the brush. Step# 6 -- Copy the layer Once the canvas is filled with different colors, go back to the photograph layer and press "Ctrl+A" to make selection of the whole layer. Then press "Ctrl+C" to copy it. Step# 7 -- Create layer mask Now select layer 1 again and add a mask layer from the layer panel. Press "Alt" and click on the mask layer. You will get a plain white canvas. Now paste the photograph layer by pressing "Ctrl+V" and then press "Ctrl+I" to invert. Now make layer 1 visible and you will have the photograph in a watercolor effect. Step# 8 -- Increase the size of canvas Once the watercolor effect is applied, increase the size of the canvas according to the size of the poster. Step# 9 -- Create sky Create a new layer and use brush tool; the "blood and Ink Brush" set to create the effect of a sky. This is an optional step. If the photograph you used already has the sky, then you don't need to add it. Step# 10 -- Insert text Now insert the text using the type tool. Right now, we have used the "Gill MT Bold" font. You can use any other font for the text or even different types of fonts to write it. Adjust its placement and add different colors to fonts to make it colorful. However use only one or two colors for the text so that it looks appealing to the eye. Step# 11 -- Place logo In the end, place the logo of the sponsors of the event. Place it in the upper-left corner and the poster is now ready. You can use this method to create various water color designs in Adobe Photoshop.
How to Justify the Text in Photoshop CS6
 
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Learn how to justify the text in the Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to justify the text in the Adobe Photoshop. In order to justify the text in the Adobe Photoshop you have to launch the program. Go to the "File" menu and choose "New" to create a new document. In the appeared window set the document properties and press "OK". Go to the toolbar of the program, choose the "Zoom Tool" and scale the document area for comfortable viewing. Then choose the "Horizontal Type Tool" and create the text block in the document area while holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse. Set the cursor inside the text block and type the text you want to justify or right click and choose "Paste" option from the drop-down menu to insert previously prepared text. Select the text and go to the "Window" menu, choose the "Paragraph" option from the drop-down menu in order to open the "Paragraph" tab. Go onto the appeared tab and press the "Justify last left", the "Justify last centered", the "Justify last right" or "Justify All" buttons to justify the text as you need.
How to Make Ribbon Banner in Photoshop CS6
 
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Learn how to make ribbon banner with Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we wil show you how to make ribbon banner with Adobe Photoshop. In order to make ribbon banner with Adobe Photoshop you have to launch the program. Go to the "File" menu and choose "New" option to create a new document. In the appeared window set the document properties and press "OK". Go to the toolbar of the program, choose the "Zoom Tool" and scale the document area for comfortable viewing. Click on the "Foreground color" icon to open the "Color Picker" window. In the appeared window choose the ribbon banner color that you like and press "OK". Choose the "Rectangle Tool" in the toolbar and create the rectangle in the document area, holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse. Right click on the created "Rectangle 1" layer in the "Layers" palette and choose "Rasterize Layer" from the appeared menu. Right click on the selected layer again and choose "Duplicate layer". In the appeared window click "OK". Go to the "Edit" menu and choose "Free Transform" option from the drop-down menu, then transform the selected layer as you need. Double click on the layer to apply the transformation. Go to the "Layers" palette and send the transformed layer to back. Move the selected layer as you need with "Arrows" keys on the keyboard, then choose the "Zoom Tool" in the toolbar to zoom in the ribbon. Choose the "Polygonal Lasso Tool" in the toolbar and select the triangular area on the selected layer, then press "Delete" on the keyboard to remove the selected area. Press the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+D" to deselect the object, switch on the "Move Tool" in the toolbar, then go to the "Layers" palette, choose the "Rectangle 1" layer and right click on it. In the appeared menu choose the "Duplicate layer" option. In the appeared window click "OK". Click on the "Foreground color" icon in the toolbar to open the "Color Picker" window. In the appeared window choose the more dark color for new layer, then click "OK". Choose the "Paint Bucket Tool" in the toolbar and fill the new layer by selected color. Switch on the "Move Tool" and go to the "Edit" menu. Choose "Free Transform" option from the drop-down menu, then transform the selected layer as you need. Choose the "Polygonal Lasso Tool" in the toolbar and create the selection diagonally on the selected layer, then press "Delete" on the keyboard to remove the selected area. Press the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+D" to deselect the object. Switch on the "Move Tool", go to the "Layers" palette and place the selected layer under "Rectangle 1" layer. Move the selected layer as you need with "Arrows" keys on the keyboard, then transform it with "Free Transform" option from the "Edit" menu. Switch on the "Rectangle 1 copy" layer in the "Layers" palette and transform it too. Click on the "Eye" icon near the preview icon of the "Rectangle 1" layer to make it temporarily invisible, then select the visible layers, holding the "Shift" key on the keyboard. Right click on them and choose "Duplicate Layers" from the appeared menu. In the appeared window click "OK". Go to the "Edit" menu and choose "Transform" option from the drop-down menu, then choose "Flip Horizontal" in the submenu. Move the duplicated layers as you need, holding the "Shift" key on the keyboard. Click on the "Eye" icon near the preview icon of the "Rectangle 1" layer to make it visible. Go to the document area and slightly move the selected layers if you need it. Now the ribbon banner has been successfully created with Adobe Photoshop tools.
How to Install Adobe Illustrator CS6 Templates
 
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Learn how to install new templates in the Adobe Illustrator Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to install Illustrator templates. Launch the Internet Explorer. Type "vectorportal.com" in the address bar and press the "Enter" key. On the vectorportal.com web page, go to the search bar and type the search query to find a template. Then click on the "Search" button. On the next web page, select the template and click on the "Go to download" link. On the following web page, click on the "Download vector" link. Click on the "Save As" option in the popup window. Click on the "Save" button in the following window. Close the Internet Explorer and go to "My computer". Open the folder with the downloaded file and right click on it. Select the "Extract All" option from the popup menu to unzip the archive. In the "extract compressed folder" window, change the path and press the "Extract" button. In the following window, right click on the extracted file and choose the "Copy" option from the popup menu. Navigate to the Adobe Illustrators "Cool Extras" folder and select the "Templates" folder. Right click in the Templates folder and choose the "Paste" option from the popup menu. Click on the "Continue" button in the appeared window. Launch the Adobe Illustrator and select the "New from Template" option from the "File" menu. In the following window, select the installed template and press "New". In the appeared window press the "OK" button. As you can see, the template has been successfully installed in the Adobe Illustrator.
Photoshop Tutorial - Underwater Effect
 
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Follow this step by step easy tutorial to learn how to give underwater effect to images using photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you'll learn how to design a underwater effect in Photoshop. Step 1 -- Creating a background layer Open a new file in your Photoshop of 6x8 inches. Turn this background layer into a new layer first. Step 2 -- Choosing Color for gradient First of all we'll choose two blue color tones to give a gradient to our layer for background and foreground separately. Here for background we take #0c1b6c and for foreground #1680d1. Step 3 -- drawing Straight Lines Now select the gradient tool from the tool box and choose its options from the options bar. We will keep the style as linear and by using that draw a straight line on the layer by pressing shift key. Step 4 -- Radial Gradient Create a new layer. Set the foreground color #b9ddf9.Select the gradient tool. Go to the options bar and select the 'radial gradient'. Apply the gradient to this layer. Take the selection of this layer by using Ctrl command with left click on mouse. Now we'll apply the cloud filter by going to the menu bar - Filter - Render - clouds. After doing so we'll apply plastic wrap filter on this same selection by going to the menu bar - Filter - Artistic - Plastic wrap. The settings for plastic wrap filter are highlight 16,detail 13 and smoothness 2.Trasform the same layer by Ctrl+T and distort it by right click. Now erase the edges to give a smooth effect. Take a duplicate of this layer and change the blend mode from normal to 'linear light'. You can have these options at the top right of layers tab. Reduce its opacity to 59%. Step 5 -- Overlay Mode Now we have come very near in creating photoshop underwater effect, next step is to create another layer and set the color #32f7e7 for the gradient. Keep the style radial this time. Change the blend mode from normal to 'overlay'. Keep its opacity as 79%. Step 6 -- another layer for Gradient Create another new layer and set the color #32f7e7 for the gradient. Go to the gradient editor present in the options bar. Change the gradient type from solid to 'Noise' and roughness as 100%.Here in this gradient editor window you'll see the button for options at the bottom right. Check on both the options that are restrict color and add transparency. Click on the OK button. Apply the gradient. Change its blend mode to 'Screen' and opacity as 19%. Step 7 -- Reducing Opacity Now place your final picture by going to the Menu bar - File - Place. Fit the picture on your canvas and reduce the opacity to 19%. Bring this picture layer down right above the first layer. Step 8 -- Bubble Effect Create a final new layer for the bubble effect. Select the brush tool form the tool bar and open the brush palette by f5.Select the bubble brush from the brush presets make bubbles all over the canvas and use light colors e.g here we used white and light blue to give an underwater effect. And this was all about photoshop underwater effect.
How to Move Object on a Photo Using Photoshop
 
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Follow the guide to learn how to move an object in Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Photographs taken never seem perfect to us. Sometimes, we want to move the objects in an image from one position to the other. However, to do this, you don't need to take the picture again; you can move an object in Photoshop easily. One of the many popular features in Adobe Photoshop is the ability to move people or other objects in a photograph from one location to the other. In this tutorial, you will learn how to move an object and fill the missing patch using the option of content aware in Photoshop. Step # 1 -- Unlock the layer First of all, open the image on which you want to make changes. In Photoshop, we need to unlock the layer before editing it. Therefore double click on the background layer in the "layer panel" to convert it to "layer 0". Step # 2 -- Make selection around the object Once done, make a selection around the object which needs to be moved. In this tutorial, we are going to use the "lasso tool" to make the selection but you can use any other method as well. Step # 3 -- Move the object to a new position Once the selection is made, we will move the object to a new position. To move an object, we need to copy it on a new layer. So first of all, press "Ctrl+X" to cut the selection area and create a new layer from the layer panel. Then press "Ctrl+V" to paste the object on the new layer. Adjust the position of the object. Use the "eraser tool" to rub off the edges on the selected area so that it merges with the background. Step # 4 -- Make selection around the missing patch Now, fill the missing patch from layer 0. Go back to layer 0 by clicking on it in layer panel. Make a selection around the patch using "lasso tool". You can use the "marquee tool" or the "quick selection tool" to create the selection as well. Step # 5 -- Go to the "Fill" option from edit list Now we will go to the "edit" menu at the top and select the "fill" option from the list. Step # 6 -- Apply Content aware option When the dialog box appears, we will set the "use" to "content-aware" and press ok. The option of content aware in Photoshop helps to fill the missing patch. Now Photoshop will automatically fill the missing patch. Step # 7 -- Smudge the area If the patch is too large, apply the "content-aware" option in two or three parts otherwise you will get an uneven patch. Once the patch is filled, you can use the "smudge tool" to even out the area if needed. Step # 8 -- Merge the layers In the end, we will select both the layers in the layer panel and press "Ctrl+E" to merge them. This method allows you to move an object in Photoshop easily.
How to Design a Facebook Cover Page Using your Photographs in Photoshop
 
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Follow the given instructions to design a Facebook cover using your photographs in Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ A Facebook cover photo is a larger photo at the top of the timeline, right above the profile picture.It is very easy to create your own Facebook cover for your timeline. You can create it if you want your Facebook cover to be as unique and individualized as you are. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can design an interesting Facebook cover photo using your own photographs. All you need is some interesting photographs of yours of different ages. Over here, you will learn some new techniques by using different effects in Adobe Photoshop which will help you to create an interesting background. You will also see how you can manipulate different images to create an interesting layout. Step # 1 -- Create a new document First of all we will launch Adobe Photoshop and open a new document of size 851 pixels by 315 pixels. This is the standard dimension of the Facebook cover. If you use smaller than this size, your Facebook cover will be stretched and distorted. Step # 2 -- Apply gradient The first thing will be to create a background. We will select the "gradient tool" and fill the layer with a gradient. You can use any bright colors as per your requirement. Step # 3 -- Create texture using filter Once the gradient is applied, we will create some texture. We will use effects in Adobe Photoshop to create a texture for the background. Go to "filters", select "distort" and then from the options click on "waves". Adjust the settings to create an interesting texture and apply it. You can experiment with different settings to check which seems to give the most interesting effect. Step # 4 -- Transform to resize This is an optional step. If you want to make further changes in the texture, you can transform it by pressing "Ctrl+T" and then resizing it. Step # 5 -- Create depth in texture To create some depth in the texture,we will create a new layer and fill it with black color. Change the layer mood to "soft light". You can use the different layer moods to create interesting effects. Step # 6 -- Open an Image Now we will add some more effects to the background. Load an image of a texture paper and change the layer mode to "soft light". You can use any texture paper image for this design which can be downloaded from a website. Step # 7 -- Create a pattern Now create a new layer and select the "brush tool". Choose the "grunge frame" style and apply it in black color on the layer. You can reduce the opacity to 80%. This will help to create an interesting pattern. Step # 8 -- Drag your images Once the Facebook cover background is done, load some images of yourself of different ages and place them at different positions to create an interesting layout. Remember not to place anything at the lower left side of the cover as this area will be covered with the profile picture. Step # 9 -- Load Images Now we will enhance the photographs by creating a frame around them. Load images of a photo frame and place it around the photograph or you can also make frames using the "brush tool". Once you have the frame, open the blending options of the layer and apply the "drop shadow" effect. Apply this effect on every frame. Step # 10 -- Insert text Once all the photographs are set, use the "type tool" to insert the years and place them below each image. You can use any font and color. From the different effects in Adobe Photoshop apply the "outer glow" effect to it. Step # 11 -- Insert heading In the end create a new layer and draw a small rectangle in the left corner in any color. Use "type tool" to insert the text. The Facebook cover photo is now ready.
How to Design a Logo With Symbol in Adobe Illustrator CS5
 
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Having a logo is an essential part of any business. Follow this tutorial to learn how to create a logo using text and symbols together Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Logos are used to identify things. Whether it's a small shop or a large multinational business, logo is the most important element in the development of a brand identity. Logos are used to identify the business so its design should be immediately recognizable and should be inspiring. Logos can be designed in mainly three different ways: through text, symbols or a combination of both. In this tutorial we will guide you to design a logo with symbol and text in illustrator. These types of logos are used when the name is very generic and can be misunderstood with other things. Thus a symbol along with text helps to give the company a specific identity. Creating a logo can be a fun filled exercise if you get the hang of it. Follow the steps below to learn how to create a symbol and integrate it with a company's name so as to design their logo. Step# 1 -- Open up a new document First of all, open a new document. It can be of any size and orientation. Remember not to open a very small sized document. Step# 2 -- Add text Once the document is open, select "type tool" and write "Think" in black color. We are using "vogue bold" font because we need a san serif font with a bold hairline. Any other font style can be used depending on the requirement. Once you have inserted the text, right click on the text box and select "Create outlines". Step# 3 -- Ungroup the text Now, again right click on the text and select "ungroup". Once the text is ungrouped, only select the alphabet "I" and right click on it. Select "release compound path" to ungroup it further. In this way the dot of "I" will separate from its body. Step# 4 -- Replace the dot with thought cloud Now you can easily select only the dot of "I" and press delete. In place of the dot, draw a "thought cloud" using the "pen tool". You can also trace a thought cloud if it is hard to draw directly. Step# 5 -- Change the color Now fill the "thought cloud" with a linear gradient. Set the colors to "F2AD24", "F7ED38" and "FBF49C". Any other color combination can also be used. Step# 6 -- Add 3D effect After we create a logo with a symbol we will give it a 3D look. To turn the "thought cloud" to 3D make a copy of it, remove the upper half portion using the "direct selection tool" and change its color to white. Go to the transparency window and set its opacity to 15%. Step# 7 -- Add highlight To add more 3D effect draw a small highlight inside the thought cloud using "pen tool". Step# 8 -- Emboss the text Once the thought cloud is ready with 3D effect, we will add a 3D effect to the text. Select all the alphabets and go to "filter". Choose "3D" and then "extrude & bevel". Set the settings to x-axis at "-2", y-axis at "0" and z-axis at "0". Change the extrude level to "38", bevel to "tall rounded" and height to "7 pts". Click ok to apply. This will make the text embossed which will give it a 3D look. Step# 9 -- Add shadow While creating a logo in 3D, we need to add some shadow at the bottom to enhance its look. Use the "ellipse tool" and draw an elongated oval at the bottom of the text. Change its color to black and go to filter and choose the "blur option". Select "Gaussian blur" and set the value to "10". Change the opacity of the oval to "35 %".
How to Create Business Cards in CorelDraw
 
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Learn how to create business cards in CorelDraw In this video tutorial we will show you how to create business cards in Corel Draw. Launch the Corel Draw. In the "Quick Start" window, click on the "New blank document". In the following window, select the "Business Card" from the "Size" drop-down menu and press "OK". Click on the "Rectangle Tool" and draw a rectangle in the document area. Adjust the size of the rectangle to fill the whole document area by typing the appropriate values in the object size field. Go to the "Arrange" menu and choose "Center to Page" option from the "Align and Distribute" submenu to align the created rectangle. Click on the "Text Tool" icon and type your name and position. Select the text and format it as you want. Switch to the "Pick Tool" and move the text block to the upper right corner of the page. Press the "Сtrl" key on the keyboard and without releasing it, press the (+) key on the NumPad to duplicate it. Move the copied text block in the lower left corner and select it. Change the text to your contact information, such as telephone, email, skype and website. You can draw a logo of your company using simple shapes from the toolbar. For example, click on the "Ellipse" icon and draw a circle in the document area while holding the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard. Then, select the "Complex Star" tool and draw a star for your logo while holding the "Ctrl" key to maintain proportions. Select the created objects while holding the "Shift" key. Press the "C" key and then the "E" key on the keyboard to align them relatively to each other. Select the objects by holding the left mouse button. Click on the "Outline Pen" icon in the toolbar. In the appeared dialog box, select the width of the stroke and press "OK". Click on the "Text Tool" icon and type the name of the corporation. Select the text and format it. Switch to the "Pick Tool" and place the text on your logo. Select the logo and align all elements with "C" and "E" keys. Adjust the stroke for the corporation name in the "Outline Pen" dialog box and press "OK". Right click on the color that you like, to change the stroke color of the text. Now lets create some simple design elements for the business card. Select the rectangle and duplicate it by holding the "Сtrl" key on the keyboard and pressing the (+) key on the NumPad. Select the "Shape Tool" and right click inside the rectangle. In the appeared menu select the "Convert To Curves" option. Select the upper left corner of the rectangle and remove the selected point by pressing the "Delete" key. Right click on the diagonal of the created triangle and select the "To Curve" option. Change it as you like by holding the left mouse button. Switch to the "Pick Tool" and right click on the icon at the top of the color palette to remove the stroke. Click on the color that you like to fill the object. Grab the object and drag it to the logo by holding the right mouse button. In the appeared menu select the "Copy Fill Here" to apply the object fill to the logo. Now your business card has been successfully created. Go to the "File" menu and choose "Save As". Select the destination folder, name the file and press "Save".
How to Create 3D Text in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to create 3D text using Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Before we begin it is important to note that if you want to create 3d text in photoshop you will need to have a version of Photoshop CS5 or later as earlier versions don't support this function. Step # 1 -- Creating a Background First, let's create a canvas with a great looking background for the 3D text. Click "File" then "New" and we will just use a size of 1280x720. Click "OK". At the bottom left of the screen click on the top color swatch and choose a color for your gradient. Click the second swatch and choose another color for the other gradient color. Click the gradient icon in the tool bar and at the top click on the gradient bar. Choose the upper left preset and click "OK". Select the radial gradient icon and then drag it onto the canvas like this. Step # 2 -- Creating and Positioning the Text Now let's place the text we are going to make 3D onto the canvas. Click the text icon in the toolbar, select a font and its settings, such as size and color. Here we are using "Arial" at "200" with a white color. Click and drag on the canvas to make the text box and enter the text you want to appear in 3D. Use the move tool to position the text to the center of the canvas. Step # 3 -- Using the Preset Text Effects Now, click on 3D in the menu at the top and navigate to the "Repousse" option and click "Text Layer", in the dialog box click "Yes". A window will open offering you various 3D options, as a beginner using the "Repousse Shape Presets" at the top is the way to go. Choose one of these and if you want adjust some of the more complex settings, in this example we are just increasing the "Depth" a little. Play around with these settings until you achieve your desired effect. Step # 4 -- Tidying up the 3D When you have the effect you want click "OK" to complete the 3D effect. You will notice that the text appears rather pixelated, and this is especially noticeable as you zoom in. To fix this Photoshop will need to do some processing of the text. Click "Window" in the main toolbar and click "3D". On the right the 3D settings area will appear. You will see an option called "Quality" click the arrow and choose "Ray Traced Final". The computer will take a while to process this request, depending on your computers speed, once done you will be left with a very nice looking 3D text and that is how to do 3d text in photoshop.
How to Add Fonts to inDesign
 
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This tutorial is going to show you how to add a new font to InDesign. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you are going to learn how to add fonts to InDesign. This is a simple process and is very useful if you have found a nice font online that you want to use in a document. Step # 1 -- Downloading a Font To install a new font in Windows you don't actually do it on a program by program basis. Instead you install a font to the computer which will be accessible to every program -- including InDesign. You need to find a font that you want to install, here you can see we have our web browser open at the popular free font site "www.dafont.com". Here we are just going to click "Download" for one of the front page fonts. A zip file will download to the computer. Step # 2 -- Installing the Font Right click on the arrow next to the downloaded file and in the menu that appears click "Show in Folder". A folder will open and you will see the zipped up font file. Right click on this and extract it using your preferred extraction software. You will see that a ".tff" file has appeared -- this is our font. Right click on this and click "Install", a window will open briefly and the font will be installed to your machine. Step # 3 -- Adding the Font Now, to test this out, open InDesign and have a blank document open. Click on the text option and drag a box onto the screen. From the menu at the top, click into the font drop down box and locate and click on the font we just downloaded. Once it has been selected, type something onto the page. As you can see it is working nicely here and you can use this method to install any number of fonts you wish -- you now know how to add fonts to InDesign.
How to Make a Poster in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Follow the steps to learn how to design a poster by turning an image into silhouette in Adobe Illustrator. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Silhouette is often referred as a black outlined shape, much like a shadow. Silhouette can be used to create interesting designs for posters and flyers and can be used to create great impact on the image. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can create a silhouette in Illustrator and create an image using an original photograph with the help of live trace in adobe illustrator and then furthermore, how you can use it to create a poster. The Live trace option can be used to turn a photograph into a black and white vector or even a colored vector image. In this tutorial, we will also transform the photograph into a black and white vector image. Links to images http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1175639 http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=search&txt=texture&w=1&x=0&y=0 Step # 1 -- Open an Image Open an image in Adobe Illustrator which you want to convert into a silhouette. Remember to use a photograph which has high contrast between the foreground and background because that will help to create a better silhouette. Step # 2 -- Live trace the image Once the image is opened, we will create a silhouette image in Illustrator. Select the photograph and then go to "object". When the list appears, select the "live trace" option and as another menu list appears, choose "make". Illustrator will automatically turn the image into a silhouette. Step # 3 -- Convert the image to vector Now we need to change the silhouette image into a vector form so that we can make changes to it according to our need. Select the image, go to the "object" menu and then click on "expand". This will convert it into a vector form. This is an easy way of converting the image into a silhouette. Step # 4 -- Ungroup the vector image Once the silhouette vector is ready, we will start removing the extra parts on the vector, the ones that we don't need or are not part of the design. However, when the image is transformed into a vector using the live trace in Adobe Illustrator, its components are grouped together. So to ungroup them, we will right-click and select "ungroup". Once the components are ungrouped, remove the extra parts. Step # 5 -- Open a new document Now we have the final silhouette vector image which is ready to be used for the poster. We will open a new document in illustrator for the poster. You can select any size you want to and copy and paste the silhouette in this document. Adjust its size and placement according to the layout and design. Step # 6 -- Create a Clip Masking When you will copy the silhouette in Illustrator on the canvas, it will have some extra parts of the silhouette coming out of the canvas. To fit the silhouette you can crop it using clip masking. Use the "rectangle tool" to draw a rectangle with "no fill" above the silhouette. Select all and then press "Ctrl+7" to create a clip masking. Now the extra parts which were outside the frame will disappear. Step # 7 -- Draw a rectangle Now we will start working on the background. We will create a new layer and drag it down to the bottom. Use the "rectangle tool" to draw a rectangle the same size as the artboard. Step # 8 -- Fill the rectangle with gradient We will fill the rectangle with a gradient. Set the gradient type to "radial". Change the left gradient to "ffffff" and right gradient to "EBC55F". You can use any other color or gradient style for the background. Step # 9 -- Change the blending mode Now we will add some texture to the background. Load an image of a grunge texture paper and place it over the rectangle. An image of a grunge texture paper from can be downloaded from the web. Change its blending mode to "hard light". You can try other blending modes to create interesting effects. The background is now ready. Step # 10 -- Insert the text In the final step, we will insert the text using the "type tool" and then adjust its placement. Use different types of font styles and various sizes for the heading and body text to make your poster layout interesting. Now you know how you can use silhouettes and live trace in Illustraor to create a poster.
How to Add a Drop Shadow to Text in Photoshop
 
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This tutorial will show you how to add a drop shadow to your text in Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Drop shadow for text is a simple feature in Photoshop, but as you might expect with such a complex program, there are many different options associated with it. Step # 1 -- Adding the Text for a Drop Shadow Create a new Photoshop document -- here we are choosing the default Photoshop size but you can specify any size you wish. Now we are going to want to place some text on the page, click the text icon in the menu on the left, choose a size, color and font for your text. Here we are using "Segoe Script" with a size of "90" and the color black. Now drag a text box onto the canvas and enter the text you want to add a drop shadow to. Use the move tool to position the text onto the center of the canvas. Step # 2 -- Applying a Basic Drop Shadow Now, double click on the text layer and the "Layer Style" window will appear. Click on the "Drop Shadow" tab on the left and the text will be given a drop shadow and that is essentially how to create a drop shadow for text in Photoshop. Let us now have a look at some of the ways that this drop shadow can be customized. Step # 3 -- Customizing Your Shadow Effect The "Structure" panel on the right is what will allow interesting modifications. It's best to play around with these to get the setting you desire. What most of the functions to is quite obvious, as you can see "Distance" moves the shadow further away from (or closer to) the text, "Spread" makes the shadow larger or smaller, and "Size" is useful for adjusting the definition of the shadow. "Angle" will adjust the location of the simulated light source. "Opacity" adjusts just the opacity of the shadow and not the text itself. Using these customizable features you should easily be able to achieve the shadow effect that you want -- click "OK" to apply any changes.
How to Make Reflection Effect in GIMP
 
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In this tutorial we will teach you how to make a reflection effect on an object in Gimp. For this tutorial, we will be working on the HowTech Logo. So let's get started. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Step 1 -- Duplicating the layer First of all, we would need to duplicate the layer. So head over to the Layers panel, right click on the layer which the logo is on and click on the duplicate option. Step 2 -- Vertically rotating the duplicated layer To give the image a reflection effect, we will need to rotate the duplicated layer. So head over to the toolbar and pick up the flip tool. Once you pick up the flip tool, you will see the options related to that tool appearing in the window below. Since we are making a reflection of the logo, we would need to flip the image vertically. For that select the vertical option there and to apply the effect, all you need to do is move over to the image and click on it. The tool will automatically flip the image vertically. At the end, drag the image and move it downwards. Make sure that the bottom line of both the images touch with each other. Step 3 -- Adding a layer mask After that, we will add a layer mask on the image. For that, we will move to the Layer menu, select the duplicate layer, right click on it and select the Add Layer Mask option. Once the new window opens up, make sure you have the white option selected. With this option, the selected layer will become fully opaque. That means if you paint over or add effects on the layer mask, only then will you notice any difference in the appearance of the selected layer. Step 4 -- Adding a gradient After that, pick up the gradient tool from the toolbox on the left. Over here, we will set the gradient to black and white. We will be applying the black and white gradient over the layer mask so that we can create a fading effect. Now move on the layer, click and drag a line from the bottom of the artwork (see screenshot below) since you would want the image to be completely faded out at this point. Basically how this works is that the first click will determine from where the image will be faded out, and the second click, which will be at the top, will determine where the image will start fading from. Step 5 -- Changing the opacity of the layer After that, move over to the layers panel, towards the right, and reduce the opacity of the duplicated layer to 60%. And there you have it. A simple and easy way in which you can give the image a reflection effect in Gimp.
How to Design a Standard Business Card Using Adobe Illustrator CS5
 
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Having your own business card is very essential in work. Follow this tutorial to learn how to design a business card in Illustrator Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ A business card or a visiting card is a necessity in professional world. A business card is the socially accepted way of introducing yourself politely to a new person or client. It plays an important role as a reminder long after you have met the person. A standard business card can easily be designed using very few tools in Illustrator. In this tutorial, we will guide you about the standard dimensions of business card, the basic information it contains and how you can design a creative layout using Adobe Illustrator. Follow this tutorial step by step to learn how to create a business card which is single-sided and in a black and white color. Step# 1 -- Open up a new document First of all, launch Adobe Illustrator and open a new document. Set the size of the document to: width 3.5 inches and height 2 inches. This is the standard size of a business card but it depends on you to vary its size or change its orientation. While designing a business card which needs to be printed, always set the bleed to "0.125 inches" from all sides and the color mood to "CMYK". Step# 2 -- Create margin lines Set the margin lines on all four sides leaving a space of 0.125 inches from the edge. This is important so that the information on the business card is not on the edge of the card. All the information has to be inside the margin lines. Step# 3 -- Make background Now draw a rectangle covering the margins of the bleed area using the "rectangle tool". Fill it with "000000"color. You can use any other color for background. If you want to use a white background then you do not need to perform this step. You can directly go to next step. Step# 4 -- Enter the details Now, we will enter the information. Many types of information can be include in a business card but the standard details that are always there on a business card are full name, designation, address, contact number and email address. Use type tool to insert the details. It is better to use san serf fonts for business card. Right now, we are using "Gill Sans MT". Font size should be between 8 to 10 pt depending on the x-height of the font. We are setting the font to 8pt. now adjust the leading size to 8pt and alignment to "Align right". You can change these setting according to the design Step# 5 -- Make your name bold Change the color to "ffffff". Select the full name and make it bold. This step is also optional. If you don't want to highlight the name, you can directly go to the next step. Step# 6 -- Draw a design element Now use pen tool to draw a straight vertical line and place it accordingly. Change its color to "ffffff". This is also an optional step. When you create a business card you can draw any other shape or add any other design element so as to enhance your output. Step# 7 -- Place your logo It is very important to place your company's identity on a business card. Copy the logo and paste it on the card. The size of logo depends on the design. The standard business card designed on a single-side is now ready.
How to Install GIMP Brushes in Ubuntu
 
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Learn how to add gimp brushes in Ubuntu operating system. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to install gimp brushes in Ubuntu. In order to install gimp brushes in Ubuntu, open the Firefox browser. Go to "deviantart.com". Type "gimp brushes" in the search bar and press the "Search Art" button. Select any set of brushes. On the next page, click on "Download file" on the right. In the pop-up window select "Save File" and click "OK". In the "Downloads" window, click twice on the download file. In the following window select the folder with downloaded brushes and copy it to the desktop. Select all files within the folder, right-click on them and copy to the clipboard. Go to your home folder and press "Ctrl+H" on the keyboard to show hidden folders. Find the ".gimp 2.8" folder and open it. Then go to the "brushes" folder. Right click and insert previously copied brushes to the folder. Close the window and start the GIMP editor. Go to the "File" menu and choose "New". In the appeared window set the image properties and press "OK". Click on the "Brush" icon and choose one of the new brushes. Draw in the image area to test it. As you can see, GIMP brushes have been successfully installed in Ubuntu.
How to Make a Neon Lasers Effect in Adobe Photoshop
 
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In this tutorial you will learn how to make a Neon Lasers Effect in Adobe Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ So first create a new layer, and go to the toolbar and select the brush tool or press B. Now go to the brush preset picker, keep the size of the brush between 12 to 18, in this case I will keep it 14 and keep the hardness between 40 to 50%, Next, go to the toolbar and select the pen tool. Now create a path for the neon lasers, you can use your imagination to make anything you like, but in this case I will keep it simple therefore I will create a neon twirl. Now bring your cursor on top of the path you made and right click. After right clicking, select stroke path in the menu. In the properties, open the tool drop down menu, select brush. Then check on stimulate pressure and press ok. Then, right click on layer one, select blending options, then check and select outer glow. Now, click on the color box and select any color you like, in this case I will choose a lighter shade of blue. Now, make the size between 8 to 10 pixels and spread between 1 to 3%. Now click on the drop down menu of contour under quality and select half round and press ok. Now select the eraser tool or E and erase out alternate lines so it looks like twirl going around the subject. Now select the pen tool from the tool bar. Bring the cursor on top of the path and right click. After right clicking, select delete path from the menu. Now make a copy layer of layer 1 by dragging it down to the copy option or by pressing Ctrl or Cmnd J on a Windows or Mac respectively. By copying the layer, you will also copy the layers attributes, so that you don’t have to repeat all the steps again to make another neon laser. Now double click on the copy layer to open its blending options. Check and select outer glow. Click on the color box and choose any color you like, as for my second laser I will choose purple. Now since the both lasers are overlapping, select the move tool or press V. Reposition your second laser, so it looks more artistic, and there you go, your image is complete.
How to Create Sepia Effect in Photoshop Elements
 
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Learn how to create a sepia effect in Photoshop Elements. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to create a sepia effect in Photoshop Elements. Launch the Adobe Photoshop Elements., Select the "Photo Editor" tab in the startup window. Go to the "File" menu and press "Open". In the appeared dialog box, select the file you want to edit and click on the "Open" button. Double click on the "Lock" icon in the "Layers" palette to unlock the background layer. In the appeared window, press "OK". Go to the "Enhance" menu and select the "Remove Color" option from the "Adjust Color" submenu. Go to the "Window" menu and open the "Effects" window. In the appeared window select the "Photographic Effects" option in the "Styles" tab. Click on the "Sepia Tone" style and apply it to the image. Click on the "Layers" button. Then click on the "Create new fill or adjustment layer" icon and select the "Levels" option from the popup menu. In the opened window, select the "Red" channel from the "Channel" menu and adjust the levels if needed. As you can see, sepia effect has been successfully applied in Photoshop Elements.
How to Design a Corporate Letterhead Using Adobe illustrator CS5
 
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Follow this tutorial to learn how to design a corporate letterhead in Illustrator using its basic tools and simple easy to follow methods Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Having a corporate letterhead is important for every business even if it is on a small scale. It helps to create a visual identity of the company and is one of the most important items in developing corporate identity. Creative letterheads can be easily designed using Adobe Illustrator. There is a certain format for a business letter head which you will learn in this tutorial. You will also learn how to create a simple artwork for the letterhead using basic tools in Adobe Illustrator and how to set the bleed area in it. Follow the steps below to learn how to design a corporate letterhead using Adobe Illustrator. Step # 1 -- Create a new document First of all, we will launch Adobe Illustrator and set the size of the document to "letter" or its dimensions to 8.5 inches width and 11 inches height. This is the standard size for a letterhead and does not vary. Set the bleed size to "0.125 inches" from all the sides. It is always a good idea to set a bleed area for the designs which will be printed so that there are no blank areas visible at the edges after being trimmed. Step # 2 -- Draw the margin lines Once the document is open, we will draw a margin line of 0.5 inches from all the sides. The area for margin varies with the document size and it is always a good practice to keep all the text and information within the margin lines. Step # 3 -- Place the logo and name A corporate letterhead must have a logo of the company, name of the company and the complete contact details. This the most common format for a letterhead. You can add some design elements to make it look attractive. Now we will copy a logo of the company and place it at the top left corner of the document. Remember to place it inside the margin lines. Now copy the name of the company and place it below the logo. The placement of the logo can vary according to the layout requirements. Step # 4 -- Insert the details Now we will insert the contact details of the company on the letterhead. Use the type tool to insert the contact details of the company. Use "Garamond" font at point size 12 for the details. Do not use a font size of more than 12 pt for the details on the letterhead. You can decrease the font size to 10 pt or even to 9 pt depending on the x-height of the font you will use. Then we will set the leading to 18pt and align the text to the left. Place it to the top right corner of the document. Remember that the text should be inside the margin lines. Step # 5 -- Insert a straight line Now we will use the pen tool to draw a straight vertical line just beside the contact details. The line should not extend the height of the text box. This is an optional addition. You can omit this line. Once done, select the text and line and change its color to "7B808A". Step # 6 -- Create colorful spectrum line We will add some design to this business letter head which will help us to create its visual identity. The design elements used should go with the company's identity. We have a colorful logo so are going to design a colorful spectrum line to match the logo. Use the rectangle tool to draw small boxes over lapping one over the other and fill with different colors to create a colorful spectrum line. We will place the spectrum line at the bottom below the margin line. It should also exceed to the bleed area. Step # 7 -- Create trim marks In the end, we will use rectangle tool to draw a rectangle of the same size as the artboard with "no fill". Then we will go to "object" and select "create trim marks". Trim marks will appear at all the edges. These marks will show from where the letterhead paper needs to be trimmed after printing. The corporate letterhead is now ready.
What is PSD File Format
 
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This tutorial is going to show you what is the PSD file format. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ If you've ever wondered what is a PSD file then you're in the right place. In this tutorial, you'll learn exactly what a PSD file is. Step # 1 -- What does PSD mean? You may have come across a PSD file once or twice while browsing through Windows Explorer, and frankly if you don't have Photoshop these files will be quite useless to you. However, if you do, it is very important you know what they are and how to utilize them. PSD stands for "Adobe Photoshop Document File" and can only be edited within Adobe Photoshop. Step # 2 -- Why is PSD useful? PSD Files allow you to save all of the settings within the Photoshop image, including each individual layer. This is extremely useful for re-editing images; the best example of this is where you have an image with a certain text that you'd like to change. This can be difficult to do without at least slightly altering the background of the image, but if you have a PSD you can just edit the text layer. Step # 3 -- How to save PSDs By default, whenever you save an image in Photoshop, it will save as PSD unless you specify another image format. If for whatever reason it isn't set as the default, you can select .PSD from the drop down box underneath the file name box when saving the image. You won't be able to save an image as a PSD using another image editing software, such as Microsoft Paint, as PSD is only used in Photoshop. Also, you can't convert from another format to PSD without using Photoshop, and there wouldn't really be a point as once an image has been saved as a JPEG for example, there won't be any layering. Step # 4 -- Converting out of PSD You can convert a PSD to a JPEG, or any other image format, either with Photoshop or an online tool. However, you'll lose any layers that were previously saved on that PSD and converting back to a PSD won't bring them back, so make sure you keep a backup of the PSD if you wish to do any more editing with the layers intact. Now you know the answer to the question What is PSD!
How to Create Water Drops Effect in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to create effective water drops in Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create water drops in photoshop. Step # 1 -- Creating the Shape for the Droplet Start Photoshop and make sure you have the image that you want to add the water drops to open -- it will work best if you use a macro photograph, such as this one of a leaf. Click "Layer", "New", then "Layer" and click "OK" in the dialog box that appears. From the menu on the left select the "Elliptical Marquee Tool", zoom in on the image, hold down "Shift" on the keyboard and drag a small circle onto the leaf -- this should be roughly the size of a waterdrop. Step # 2 -- Changing the Blending Options Now, click the gradient tool in the menu and in the gradient selector at the top choose the third option from the left -- the standard black to white gradient. Hold "Shift" on the keyboard and drag a line from the top left of the drop to the bottom right. In the layers panel on the right, click in the drop down box that currently reads "Normal" and select "Overlay". Step # 3 -- Adding Some Shadowing Double click on this same layer to open the "Layer Style" window. Click on the "Drop Shadow" tab and ensure "Blend Mode" is "Multiply" and the color is "Black". Set the "Opacity" to "70%", the angle to "-29", and the "Distance" and "Size" should both be "5". Spread should be set to "0". Go to "Inner Shadow" and apply the same settings, but increase "Opacity" to "75". Click "OK". Step # 4 -- Giving the Drop a Shine Click the new layer icon in the layers window. Select the brush tool and make sure it is set to white with a hardness of 100%. Use this to create a small dot on the water droplet, the pixel size of the brush will depend on the resolution of your image, but aim to have it similar to what you see here. Press "Control" and "D" to deselect the drop and it should be looking pretty good. Step # 5 -- Duplicating and Transforming the Drop Now, to create a second drop, press "Control" on the keyboard and click on the layers that contain both the drop and the shine on it. Drag these to the folder option at the bottom of the layers panel which will group them. Duplicate the group by dragging the newly created folder onto the new layer icon. Use the move tool to drag the copied drop off the first one and place it somewhere else on the leaf. Step # 6 -- Changing the Shape of the Drop Open the group by clicking on the drop down arrow to the left of its folder icon and click on the layer that contains the drop -- here "Layer 1". Click "Filter" in the main menu, then "Liquify". In the window, zoom in on the drop, then select the "Forward Warp Tool" and use the mouse to drag the shape of the gradient to resemble a water droplet. Click "OK" and it will be applied to your water droplet. This process can be repeated to create as many water droplets as you want and that is how to create water drops in Photoshop.
How to design a logo in 3D using Adobe Illustrator
 
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To learn how to design a logo in 3D Illustrator follow the tutorial given below. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ A 3D logo looks creative, unique and can easily be identified by the customer. It can create a long term impact and can be used for different purposes. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to create a 3D symbol for a logo. Adobe illustrator is usually used for creating illustrations but in it you can change a 2D shape into 3D as well. Step# 1 -- Make a perfect square First of all, launch adobe illustrator and open a new document. Select the "rectangle tool" from the tool bar and draw a perfect square. The square can be in any color. Step# 2 -- Make copies of square We have to make copies of the square so press "Alt" and drag the square a bit to the right to make a copy. Once the copy is made, press "Ctrl+D" eight times to make a eight more copies. In this way all the squares will be of same size and at equal distance. Now, we have to make rows of squares so now select all the squares in a row and press "Alt" and drag it down a bit to make the copy. Once the copy is made, press "Ctrl+D" eight times to make the copy eight more times. Step# 3 -- Create a symbol When this is done, we will now get a bigger square made of these small ones. Select all the squares and rotate the object to 45 degrees. Then drag to the symbol panel to create a new symbol. Once the symbol is created, delete the squares from the artboard. Step# 4 -- Make a sphere To create 3D look use the "ellipse tool" to make a circle in any color. Now remove half of the circle to create a semi-circle. Make a copy of semi-circle and place it outside the artboard. Now select the semi-circle which is inside the artboard and go to effects. Select 3D and then choose "revolve". Step# 5 -- Add symbol to the sphere A revolve panel will appear. Change the position to front and then go to "map art". Select the new symbol from the list that we created and place it accordingly. Step# 6 -- Apply 3D effect Now select the other semi-circle, place it over the previous semi-circle and apply the "revolve" effect, same as before. Just change the placement of the new symbol. Step# 7 -- Change the color Once this is done, you will get an abstract 3D globe shape. Now we will add color to it. Right click on the globe and click "release the compound". Delete extra circle outlines. Select half of the globe and go to the "gradient panel". Change the fill to "fade to black". Set the color to "5B7FAD" and "005F94" and the opacity level to 100%. The colors can vary according to your requirement. Now select the "gradient tool" from the toolbar and apply the gradient to the globe in the required direction. Repeat the same steps with other half of the symbol to give it the same effect. Step# 8 -- Add highlights Once the globe is in color, we will create highlights. Make a copy of the symbol and place it slightly below the original one. Change its color to "ffffff" and the opacity to 15%. Step# 9 -- Add shadow As this Adobe Illustrator tutorial shows the 3D look of this logo can be enhanced by creating a shadow. Select the "ellipse tool" and draw an elongated oval below the abstract symbol. Change its color to "BCBEC0". Go to effects, select blur and then apply "Gaussian blur". Change its opacity to 30%. Step# 10 -- Add Text. In the end add the business name below the 3D globe in "Bank Gothic" font style. You can use any other font style if you want. Your logo in 3d in Illustrator is now complete.
How to Make Brush in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to create your own brush in Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you are going to learn how to make brush in Photoshop which can be great if none of the custom brushes that come with the program work for you. Step # 1 -- Creating a New Document First, create a new document. Click "File" then "New" and in the window create a document with a width and height of 200 pixels. Ensure that "Background Contents" is set to white. Click "OK". Step # 2 -- Creating the Brush You will have a small white square where you can create your brush. You can essentially make whatever you want but it must be black on the white background. Here we are just entering some simple text, but you could just as easily draw something freehand. Once you have created your desired brush template click "Edit" then "Define Brush Preset". In the window give your brush a name and click "OK". Step # 3 -- Using the Brush To test out the brush, create a new document and use the default Photoshop size for the canvas. In the toolbar on the left select the brush and at the top click on the brush selection icon. Scroll right down to the bottom of all the brushes and you should be able to see yours. Click on it and use it to paint something on the canvas and that is how to make brush in Photoshop.
How to Create Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5
 
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This tutorial will show you how to create your own greeting card using Photoshop. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this tutorial you will learn how create a greeting card in photoshop. Step # 1 -- Creating the Paper Start Photoshop then click "File" and then "New". In the window that appears you need to select the paper size, here we are making an A5 card, by folding over an A4 page. Select the "Preset", "International Paper" from the drop down box and below this in the "Size" box select "A4". Click on "Image" in the main toolbar, go to "Image Rotation" and choose "90 degrees Clockwise". Now click "View" and "New Guide", we want to split the page in two with the guide so select "Vertical" and enter a position of "14.85" (exactly half the height of an A4 page) and click "OK". Repeat this exact process again for a second Photoshop document. Step # 2 -- Creating the Cover Navigate back to the first document where we are going to create the cards cover on the right side. From the toolbar on the left select the "Rectangular marquee tool" and drag it over the entire right side of the document. Now, select the "Fill" icon from the toolbar and at the bottom select a color. We are making a firework design cover so we'll choose a nice dark blue. Click in the selection to make the background color. Step # 3 -- Adding Some Smaller Fireworks Now click on the brush tool and click on the icon to the right of the brush icon in the toolbar at the top. You will see a list of brush options, you need to select the one called "Fuzzball" which is about halfway down the selection. Select a brush size on the slider, select around "650" pixels -- these will be our smaller fireworks. Choose a color in the color selector at the bottom -- bright works best. Dot a few of the 'fireworks' around the image. Try to leave an area at the top clear. Step # 4 -- Adding More Fireworks Select a new color (again, should be bright) and change the brush size to something a touch larger -- try 750. Dot some fireworks around, then select a new color for your largest fireworks and select a brush size of around 2000. Dot some around, again trying to leave a space at the top clear. Step # 5 -- Adding the Cover Text From the tools on the left select the text function and drag a text box onto the page, enter your desired text then select it. Choose a font that looks celebratory -- such as the "Edwardian Script ITC" we are using here. Select a font size, here "72" and a color, white works well. Finally centralize the text. Use the move tool if you need to adjust its position. Step # 6 -- The Back Cover A nice touch can be adding your name to the back page. Click the text option from the tools again and drag a box onto the left hand side of the page, change the color to black (or whatever your preference is), reduce the size and enter some text. Use the move tool to drag the text to the bottom of the page. Save this document as "front". Step # 7 -- The Inside Navigate to the second document you created. The left side of this page should remain blank, as is the custom with greeting cards. Select the text option from the toolbar and drag a new textbox onto the right side of the page. Select a text color and size, here the same as the previous text works, and enter a personal message. Space is left at the top and bottom for the handwritten greeting and signature. Save this document as "inside". Remember when you are printing to do it double sided and that is how to create a greeting card in photoshop.
How to Change Color of an Object in GIMP
 
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In this tutorial, we will teach you how to change color in Gimp. For this tutorial, we will be working on a free stock image. You can download the image from the following link: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/600725 In the image, we will be changing the color of the wooden front portion of the bird house only, leaving the rooftop, the background and the base as it is. So download the image, bring it up in Gimp and let's get started. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Step 1 - Making a path of the object First of all, we will select the path tool from the toolbox on the left. With that done, let's move to the canvas and start making a selection of the wooden front area. So let's head up to the top of the birdhouse, and start making anchor points over the image to make a selection path. Do remember to carefully make the entire selection path. For example, see the highlighted area in the image below and you will notice a small gap between the rooftop and the actual body and the blue sky is also showing in the background. You would have to stick to the edges of the body so that the background is not included in the selection path. Some of the background might accidentally get included, so simply press CTRL Z to undo the last addition in the selection path and you can add that anchor point again, this time making sure that none of the background gets included. The same has to be done for the base and the rest of the body. Step 2 -- Making a selection from the path Once you have made the path, right click within the boundaries, move over to "Select" and click on the "From Path" option. This will turn the path into a selection Step 3 -- Creating a new layer With that done, let's create a new layer by clicking on the "New layer" button highlighted in the image below. After that, the new layer window will open up. Over here, make sure that the transparency option is selected for the layer fill type option. Once you click on the OK button, the new layer will be created. Step 4 -- Painting over the selection Now the idea is to use a different color within the selection on the new layer. So pick up the brush tool in Gimp, change color and select a shade of green. You can select any color according to the image you are working on. After that, simply increase the size of the brush and start applying it all over the selection. Remember to cover the entire selected area. If you miss out any spots, that would be clearly visible and the effect won't look realistic. With that done, deselect the selection by right clicking on the area, moving over to "Select" and clicking on the "None" option. Step 5 -- Changing the blend mode Now we will move to the layer panel and open up the layer mode drop down menu. Make sure that the colored layer is selected before opening up the menu. Over here, select the overlay option so that the new color blends with the original background image. And there you can see that the color of the body has changed. Step 6 -- Adding the final touches Now let's add a few final touches. For example you can see that it looks like someone painted yellow over the wooden perch in the image (see screenshot below). So let's carefully apply the eraser tool over here so that it looks more realistic. You can decrease the size of the brush and make sure that you carefully follow the edges so that it isn't applied on the body of the birdhouse. Similarly you can apply the eraser over the entrance hole as well.
How to Create an Animated GIF in GIMP
 
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In this tutorial, we will teach you how to create an animated GIF in Gimp. For this tutorial, we will be simply animating text, making each word in a sentence appear one frame at a time. For this tutorial, we will be working on a document size of 450 by 150 pixels. That's 450 for the width and 150 for the height. Make a blank new document of this dimension in Gimp and let's get started. Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ Step 1 -- Adding the first word Before we get started, you should know that when making an animation, Gimp would think of every layer in the document as an animation frame. So for every frame, there should be corresponding layer in the document. Therefore, we will type each and every word of the sentence in the different layer for this tutorial. So let's move to the toolbox and pick up the text tool. After that, move back to the canvas and create the text box by simply clicking on the canvas. With that done, enter only the first word of the sentence. For this tutorial, we have used green color for the font and have kept the font size to 30, using Sans for the font type. With that done, you can pick up the move tool and change the position of the text box accordingly. Step 2 -- Adding the rest of the text In a similar way, you can add the rest of the text in different layers. For this tutorial we have written "Life Is Beautiful" in different layers, using the same font type, font size for the entire sentence. The only difference made here is that the word Beautiful is in red color, while the rest of the text is in green. Since you would be working on separate text layers, do remember to align them at the end, according to your artwork. Step 3 -- Playing the animation Once you are done with the text, open up the file menu, move over to animation and select the playback option. With that done, a new window will open up where you can preview the animation. All you have to do is click on the play button and the animation would start. In the preview, the animation will play too fast but don't worry; you can set the duration later while saving the document. From this window you can also determine the frames per second by opening the drop down menu highlighted in the image below. For this tutorial, we have kept the default values as it is. Step 4 -- Exporting the document Now let's convert the artwork and create an animated gif in Gimp. For that, open up the File menu and click on the export as option. Once the new window opens up you can choose a location where the file should be saved and name the file. With that done, click on the export button to save the document. Step 5 -- Configuring the animation options Once you click on the export button a new window will open up. Here, make sure that the "As animation" option is ticked. You can even enable the loop forever option which would keep playing the animation again and again. Over here you have the "delay between frames" option. What this will do is set all of the frames in the animation to a particular timeframe according to the value put here. 1000 milliseconds equals 1 second, so we have changed the value to 354 for this option. After that, click on the export button and with that done, you would have created an animated gif in Gimp.
How to Create Object Reflection in Adobe Illustrator CS6
 
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Learn how to create object reflection with Adobe Illustrator tools Don't forget to check out our site http://howtech.tv/ for more free how-to videos! http://youtube.com/ithowtovids - our feed http://www.facebook.com/howtechtv - join us on facebook https://plus.google.com/103440382717658277879 - our group in Google+ In this video tutorial we will show you how to create object reflection in the Adobe Illustrator. Launch the Adobe Illustrator. Go to the "File" menu and choose "New". In the appeared window, set the document properties and press "OK". Select the "Type Tool". Type the text in the created document. Now switch to the "Selection Tool". Resize the text by holding the left mouse button. Go to the color palette in the toolbar and open it. In the appeared window change the text color if you want and press "OK". Then right-click on the text. Select the "Transform" option from the drop-down menu and choose "Reflect". In the appeared window, change the text orientation in the "Axis" section and press "OK". Choose the "Rectangle Tool" and create a rectangle filled with color. Then choose the "Gradient Tool" and press the "Gradient" icon to select the fill mode. Change the gradient direction. Switch to the "Selection Tool" and select the rectangle. Go to the "Transparency" tab and press the "Make Mask" button. Now the object reflection has been successfully created.