Saturday, May 14, 2005

60+ Photoshop Tutorials

Please check out 60+ basic photoshop small tutorials to understand Photoshop from the ground up.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Pop Up Windows

Does anyone know how to create popup windows? I see it in the behaviors but I must be doing something wrong because when I upload the page to my server, it doesn't work.

Answer: It will only work on an existing link. You might have to add a null link first on text (#).

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Photoshop - Beginner Tutorials

Are there any tutorials that will tell me what tools I should have on my tool bar ... and basic steps to get around and learn PhotoShop!

Digital Scrapbook

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

How To "Add To Bookmark"

Is there code that will allow someone to click on your page and have the site added to their bookmarks? Will this code work for multiple browsers? And can I have the link on one page but bookmark the Home page?

Answer: Go to google.com and type "add to favorites script" with the quotes for many ways to add favorites to your favorites.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Photoshop - Plug In for Removing Fisheye

PTLens makes an excellent plugin for removing fisheye distortion but it seems to work only with Windows version of PS. Does anyone know where I can get something similar for the Mac version?

Monday, May 09, 2005

Dragging & Dropping Photos

I'm trying to drag one photo onto another one. My Background is 8.25 x 10.75 and my second picture/layer I have at 3x2.64, but when I'm dragging it over the other picture it's taking up way more space than that.

What am I doing wrong? And isn't there a way to get handles to readjust the size of the layer or something? Can someone please help me before I totally stress out? And also, how do I "fade" my background picture?

What you're experiencing is due to the images having different PPI numbers. One may be 300 the other 72. They need to be the same. Here's what I suggest.

Start with a New file and size it to the final print size at the appropriate PPI. Most common is 300 PPI. Make the background white. You can drop in a new color layer if you want the final ad to have a Blue background or something else.

Open your image files and go to Image Size. Set them for 300 PP. You may need to resize after that in order to get them to drop into the ad at a specific print size.

For each image, Select All (Ctrl-A) Copy (Ctrl-C) and then Paste (Ctrl-V) into your new doc. Each image will come in on it's own layer and you can manipulate them easily. To fade one, set the Opacity to 50% or whatever you want. To resize an image set it's Layer active and use Transform (Ctrl-T).

Starting with a new, blank document will give you the best result instead of just stacking images.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Rotating A Picture And Getting Rid Of The White/Checkered Background

When I rotate a picture - 45 degrees and there is the checkered background where the original picture used to be, how do I get rid of that so when I print my picture it is rotated, but the white or checkered background is not there?

Sounds like you want to place your picture on an layout. The simplest was to do this is to open both your layout and your photo.

Goto the photo window and press Ctrl+A (Select all) then Ctrl+C (Copy).
Next goto your layout window and press Ctrl+V(Paste).

This automatically drops your picture in the center of your layout.

Next click on your Move tool on your toolbar.

You photo should now have a resizing border.

Move your cursor to one of the corners and adjust it there until you get a curved double arrow. Click down and rotate manually.

You should be able to resize and place your photo exactly where you want it.