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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:31:16 +0000

 



Troubleshooting Photoshop Scratch Disk Problems

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn what the Photoshop scratch disk is, how to deal with the scratch disk full errors, and how to set Photoshop's scratch disk for best performance.



How to Take a Sceenshot on Windows

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to capture a screen shot of your desktop or an active window to save as an image in Microsoft Windows.



All the Ways to Make a Screen Shot on a Mac

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Here's a summary of all the shortcuts you can use to capture your screen using Mac OS X.



11 Fabulous Free Photo Editors for Windows

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Even if you can't afford to spend anything on software, you can still find free software to help you create and edit your photos and images. See the top picks for the best free photo editors.



Is Your Mac Photo Editor On This List? See the...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

If you can't afford to purchase software, you can still find free software to create and edit images. These are my picks for the top free image editors and painting programs for Macintosh.



Top Solutions to Photoshop Problems

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

As good as Photoshop is, it's not perfect. Sometimes it doesn't work as you'd expect, or perhaps there are things about the way it behaves that are just plain annoying to you. Here you'll find solutions to some of the most common Photoshop problems, and I also give you the chance to spout off about your Photoshop pet peeves.



How to Add Outlines in Photoshop

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to add a thick outline to text and objects in Photoshop 4 and up without rendering the text layer.



Use the Windows Snipping Tool to Grab Screenshots

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Microsoft includes a snipping tool in Windows Vista and later Windows versions to make capturing screenshots easier. Here's how to find and use it.



How to Draw Shape Outlines in Photoshop Elements

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Step-by-step instructions for creating an outlined shape in Photoshop Elements using the shape tool, layer styles, selections, and the stroke command.



Create Grunge or Rubber Stamp Text Effect in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

This tutorial will show you how to apply a rubber stamp, grunge, or distressed effect to text or an image with Photoshop.



Where to Try Photoshop for Free

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Need to download Photoshop? Here are some tips for where to find a free download of Photoshop without risking a computer virus or having your credit card stolen.



How to Grab a Screenshot on iOS

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to capture a screenshot from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch without installing any third-party apps.



How to Make Text Stand Out on Any Background in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to crate text effects using the older and the current versions - Version 14 - of Photoshop Elements.



Know the Difference Between Bitmap and Vector...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn about the differences between the two major types of 2D graphics: scalable vector graphics and pixel-based bitmap images.



GIF, JPEG, TIFF... What Image Format Should I...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn which format is best for saving your images with these general guidelines and brief file format explanations.



How to Take a Screenshot on Any Device

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

A screenshot is a snapshot or picture of your computer screen. Learn how to take screenshots in Windows, Mac and iOS.



Speed Up Your Photoshop Editing with These...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

These are the keyboard shortcuts that I use the most, along with some that I don't use often, but always end up having to look up when I need them.



How to Reduce Photos to Use Online

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

It's important to reduce the size of photos you will be using for email and the Web. Learn how to get your pictures down to an appropriate size for online use.



How to Remove Moiré Patterns From...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to use Photoshop to remove moire patterns from photos that have been scanned from books, magazines or newspapers.



Use Photoshop to Add Sepia Tone to Your Photo

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Step-by-step instructions tell you how to apply a sepia tone to a photo in Photoshop. A sepia tone can gives a picture a warm, antique feeling and it's not at all hard to do!



Easy Instructions for Copying Images or Text...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Simple instructions on how to copy graphics or text from an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.



All About Pinta: A Free Graphics Editor for Mac

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Pinta is a clone of Paint.NET for Mac OS X. The free image editor Pinta offers the basic drawing tools that you'd expect from an image editor, as well as more advanced features.



Best Pratices for Transparent Image Use in Design

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Tips for preserving transparency when you have a partially transparent image and you need to use it somewhere else.



The Trick for Putting Text on a Circle in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Logos and other artwork use type on a circle. This tutorial will show you how to put text around a circle with Adobe Illustrator.



How to Use Any Image as a Pattern Fill in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to define an image or selection as a pattern that can be used to fill a layer or selection in Photoshop.



Tips for Finding a Lost Photoshop Serial Number

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn your options if you've lost your Photoshop serial number. Have you registered the product? Did you install it on another computer?



PhotoScape for Windows: a Fun Free Photo Editor

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

PhotoScape is free photo editing software for Windows which is jam-packed with features, while remaining very easy to use.



Learn About Paint.NET, a Popular Free Photo...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Paint.NET is a free pixel-based image editor suitable for basic image enhancement and more advanced creative work on Windows machines.



How To Use Precise Cursors in Photoshop.

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to toggle between precise cursors and standard cursors in Photoshop, and what to do when your cursor inexplicably changes.



Thinking of Buying a Graphics Tablet? Read This...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Find out if a graphics tablet is right for you and learn which features to look for in the pen and tablet you choose.



How to Combine 2 Pictures onto 1 Page in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

This tutorial will show you how to combine two photos into one document using Photoshop Elements as well as how to add some text to the new document.



Wondering What Photoshop Portable Is? Read This

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Information about photoshop portable version and photoshop lite free downloads.



Don't Let This Happen to You! How to Correct...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Are your portrait orientation images displaying sideways on your computer or online? Learn how to get those vertical photos to display correctly instead of sideways.



How to Add and Save Custom Pattern Sets in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to add your own patterns and save custom pattern sets and other presets using the Preset Manager in Photoshop 6 and higher.



How to Save Photoshop Files for Older Versions

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to maximize file compatibility when saving Photoshop files that you will need to open in an older version of Photoshop.



How To View Pictures On Your Computer

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

What to do when your graphics won't open or your file associations stop functioning.



How to Unlock the Background Layer in Photoshop

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Most photos open with the background locked. Here's how to unlock it.



The GIMP Review: A Free, Open-Source,...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

GIMP is a bitmap/pixel based image manipulation program for photo editing and retouching, and creating images and animations.



How To Remove the Background in a Bitmap Using...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Step-by-step instructions for dropping out the background color in a bitmap image using the bitmap color mask feature in CorelDraw.



How to Change Your Gimp Software Theme

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to change the user interface appearance of GIMP with free themes or by changing the workspace color.



A Quick Guide to Using Photoshop Actions in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Tips to help you use Photoshop actions within Photoshop Elements, find Elements-compatible actions, and help for Photoshop users who want to create actions that will work in Photoshop Elements.



How to Install Photoshop Presets Including...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to install preset files to get them working in Photoshop, along with links to where you can find these free goodies.



The 3 Best Photo Editors for Mac OS X?

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

This article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of several Mac image editors and will help you find the best Mac photo editor for you.



Photoshop Crop Tool Stuck? Here's the Fix

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

What to do when Photoshop's crop tool does not behave normally.



Get Free Custom Shapes for Photoshop and...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

A set of free basic shapes for Photoshop and Elements with hearts, diamonds, pill shape, tree, maple leaf, dingbats, shield, musical notes, arrows, and more.



Wondering What Graphics Software Is? Here's the...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn what graphics software is and isn't, who uses graphics software, and get direction on finding the best graphics software for your needs and budget.



What is a Watermark and How Do I Add One To My...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to create an effective watermark and apply it to your digital photos or art work.



Tips for Getting Truer Colors in Print

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

You may have found that your printer doesn't always print color as you see it on the monitor. Learn the basics of this problem - Why it happens and what you can do about it.



Getting Started With Clipping Masks in Adobe...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

A clipping mask is an easy, nondestructive way to cut a picture into any shape in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.



How to Create Non-Destructive Vignette Effects...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to create a vignette (soft fade) effect in Photoshop Elements without altering any of the original photo's pixels. This is a popular photo effect where the photo gradually fades into the background, usually in an oval shape.



10 Great Pressure-Sensitive Graphics Tablets

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

These are the most popular brands and models of graphics tablets available in the US, well-suited to both professional and home users.



The Best Ways to Share Digital Photos

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Email is an easy way to share your digital photos, but it can also annoy your friends and family. Explore other options for sharing photos online.



How to Create a Soft Fade Vignette Effect in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to create a vignette or soft fade effect flexibly and non-destructively using Photoshop's layer masks.



Wondering What OEM Software Is? Here's the Answer

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

OEM software is sold to computer builders and hardware manufacturers for bundling. There is much confusion surrounding the direct sale of OEM software.



How Many Pixels are Needed for Photo Printing?

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Here's a handy chart to guide you when determining how many pixels you will need for printing standard size photos.



Apply a Graphic Watermark to Your Photos in GIMP

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

GIMP makes it easy to add graphic watermarks to images to discourage people from misusing them. Learn how to protect your photos.



A Guide to Sizing Images for Online Sharing

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

For posting photos online, you don't need nearly as many pixels as you do for printing. Here are guidelines for what size to use when you share photos online.



Free Symbol Libraries for Adobe Illustrator

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Free St. Patrick's Day and shamrock symbols for Adobe Illustrator by Sara Froehlich.



Top 12 Art-Oriented Software Programs

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

These art-oriented software programs are designed especially for painting, drawing, coloring, and creating original art work. Most of them have tools to mimic traditional artistic media such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, pencils, markers, crayons, chalk, pastels, and felt pens. Many of them also offer a variety of unusual, non-traditional tools. Several are even free!



How to Make a Photo Look like It's a Polaroid

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Download a ready-to-use Polaroid frame template for quickly adding a Polaroid frame to any photo without having to create the frame from scratch.



Is Photoshop Worth the Extra Money Compared to...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Is Photoshop worth the extra $500 compared to Photoshop Elements? Check out this overview of the differences and decide for yourself.



How to Save Your Work in Gimp by Exporting It

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

GIMP supports a wide range of file types meaning users should have no difficulty saving their work into a format suitable for the end purpose.



Printing a PDF? Try This Awesome Trick

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to select and print a graphic in an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.



How to Do Black and White with Selective Color...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Black and white with selective color is a popular effect to make one element of a photo stand out. Here's how to do it non-destructively with adjustment layers.



The 9 Best Advanced Vector-Based Illustrator...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Illustration or drawing software offers vector-based graphics editing and creation capabilities for creating simple, non-photographic drawings and illustrations such as logos and stylized art. Those in the advanced category are powerful enough for high-end professional design and business use.



How to Pick the Right Page Layout Software for...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

An overview of the various types of software that can be used for page layout, including word processors, desktop publishing software, and more.



Photoshop CS6 Overview

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Photoshop CS6 makes it possible for you to quickly create high quality image, design, and motion-based work in fewer steps, due to its many new or improved features. This overview will show you what's new in Photoshop CS6 and how it can help you.



Crop Like a Pro in GIMP: Understanding GIMP...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

The Crop Tool in GIMP offers a variety of options that change the way that the tool operates. Learn how to use the crop tool in GIMP and adjust cropping options for the best results.



Pixel Image Editors and Vector Illustration...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

An overview and comparison of bitmap-based image editing software and vector-based illustration software, the two primary categories of 2D graphics software programs.



Deselecting in GIMP and Other Shortcuts

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

GIMP has a number of keyboard shortcuts, including an easy deselect trick. Here's a selection of useful tips that can speed up your workflow.



Wondering How To Save Edited Photos in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Lightroom does not have a Save command, but that doesn't mean you can't save the edits you make in Lightroom.



How To Export a GIF From CorelDRAW 11

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to export a transparent GIF from CorelDRAW 11 with these step-by-step instructions.



How to Create an Antiqued Sepia Picture in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

This is a simple step by step for Paint.NET beginners to create an antiqued sepia tone image with a lens vignetting effect.



How to Resize a Batch of Images with XnView

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Many times you may need to resize multiple image files to a common size, either for uploading to a web site, sending to another device with a small screen, or for some other purpose. This is a quick task using the batch processing tools in the free XnView image viewer, but the way this function works may not be obvious.



What is Hornil StylePix?

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Hornil StylePix is a free image editor with a modern and clear user interface with a strong range of tools and features for beginner to intermediate users.



What Happened to Adobe Photoshop Album?

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Adobe's Photoshop Album was discontinued in 2009. This article offers advice for users who wish to migrate photos from Album to another solution.



Quickly select multiple photos on your iPhone.

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to select multiple images in iOS and iOS 9 running on an iPhone.



How to Use The Magnetic Lasso Tool In Adobe...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

An overview of how to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Adobe Photoshop including various techniquess for improving competency with the tool.



How to Get Free Custom Frame and Border Shapes...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Download free custom shapes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements by Shelby Kate Schmitz. This collection includes 126 frame and border custom shape designs in 3 sets (42 shapes each).



How to Save Images as PNGs in GIMP

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Here we look at the simple steps needed to save a PNG file in GIMP, the free pixel-based image editor, including adjustments for compression level.



Find Out How Many Computers You Can Legally Use...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Find out how many computers you are allowed to install Photoshop on according to the license agreement.



Use A Photoshop Channel Operation To Remove An...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Overview of how to use a Photoshop Channel to remove an image's background.



Tips for Getting Around a Locked file in...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

How to work around a locked file that can't be saved in Photoshop.






Things to Consider Before You Buy Photo Editing...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Photo and image editors allow you to create and modify bitmap-based graphics and photographic images. Learn how to choose the best image editor for your needs.



Grab These Free Photoshop Highlight and Sparkle...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Download free brush sets for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This collection includes sparkle brushes which can be used for highlight or reflection.



Why You Need XnView - A Free Multi-Platform...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

XnView is a fast and free image viewer and converter with support for a staggering number of file formats, operating systems, and languages.



How to Use "Live Trace" to Change Bitmaps into...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

With Illustrator's Live Trace tool you will be able to trace logos, sketches, scans, and many other bitmap images to create vector art.



An Easy Template for Creating a Greeting Card...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

This tutorial will walk you through how to create a create a greeting card with Photoshop using a provided template.



Can I use Photoshop Brushes in Other Software?

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

There are thousands of free Photoshop brushes available for download on the Web. If you donn't have Photoshop, you may have though you couldn't use these Photoshop Brushes. But not any more. Learn how you convert ABR files to PNG files so you can use them in your preferred photo editor.



How to Apply a Text Watermark to Photos in GIMP

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

This simple tutorial shows how to add a text watermark to an image using GIMP. Adding a text watermark with your copyright can help protect your photos from being copied or stolen when you post them online.



When Your Eyes Play Tricks on You -- Correct...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

GIMP has a perspective tool that can easily correct images. Here's how to use it and some tips to get the image right.



Put Text on a Path or in a Shape in Photoshop

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Photoshop allows you to put type on a path or into a shape. Learn how to use this feature in Photoshop version CS and higher.



Create A Material Design Floating Action Button...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Create A Material Design Floating Action Button In Adobe Flash Professional CC



Wacom Cintiq 12WX Review

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

The Wacom Cintiq is basically a graphics tablet and LCD monitor rolled into one. Yes, it is a computer monitor on which you can draw! I had a chance to work with the Wacom Cintiq 12WX for several days and thought I would share my thoughts on that experience with you.



Batch Process and Automate Tasks with Actions...

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Learn how to record a simple action for resizing a set of images and then use it with the batch automate command for processing multiple images.



Many Fill Shortcuts

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Save Time With These Fill Tool Shortcuts in Photoshop and Elements



Troubleshooting Graphics Software

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Tips for troubleshooting graphics software errors, crashes, and problems. What to do before you contact support, how to find solutions to known problems online, and where to find help when all else fails.



Use Tagging to Organize Your Digital Photos

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

Tags are nothing more than keywords used to describe a piece of data. Learn how to tag your photos so you can easily find them when you want them.



Remove Red Eye Manually in Photoshop

2016-09-29T11:31:16Z

You can remove red eye from your photos using Photoshop's one-click red eye tool, or follow these simple steps if you want more control of the process.