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Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:18:15 +0000

 



How to Take a Sceenshot on Windows

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Troubleshooting Photoshop Scratch Disk Problems

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



All the Ways to Make a Screen Shot on a Mac

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



How to Add Outlines in Photoshop

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Top Solutions to Photoshop Problems

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Use the Windows Snipping Tool to Grab Screenshots

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Use Photoshop to Add Sepia Tone to Your Photo

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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!



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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 Reduce Photos to Use Online

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Where to Try Photoshop for Free

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Remove Moiré Patterns From...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Take a Screenshot on Any Device

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Pixel Image Editors and Vector Illustration...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Easy Instructions for Copying Images or Text...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Free Christmas Graphics

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download free Christmas graphics in the form of transparent PNG files or Paint Shop Pro picture tubes. This collection includes bows, frames, holly, garland, a Christmas tree, and more.



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



The Value Of Histograms In Color Correction

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

An overview of how to use the histograms in Photoshop, Affinity Photo, On1 Photo in the color correction workflow.



10 Great Pressure-Sensitive Graphics Tablets

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Speed Up Your Photoshop Editing with These...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Create A Material Design Floating Action Button...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Web Typography, Now There's An Oxymoron!

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

General overview of web typography



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Install Photoshop Presets Including...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



PhotoScape for Windows: a Fun Free Photo Editor

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Christmas Gift Tags Example

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download a page of ten unique Christmas gift tags featuring bows, frames, holly, garland, a Christmas tree, and more. Page 23.



How to Save Photoshop Files for Older Versions

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Know the Difference Between Bitmap and Vector...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



All About Pinta: A Free Graphics Editor for Mac

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



How To View Pictures On Your Computer

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



A Quick Guide to Using Photoshop Actions in...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



KoffeePhoto 1.2 (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

KoffeePhoto is free P2P photo sharing software for Windows, Mac and Linux. Page 11.



Christmas Tree

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download a free Christmas tree graphic in transparent PNG or Paint Shop Pro picture tube format. Page 19.



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



An Easy Template for Creating a Greeting Card...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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 Create Non-Destructive Vignette Effects...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Grab These Free Photoshop Highlight and Sparkle...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How Many Pixels are Needed for Photo Printing?

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Photoshop Crop Tool Stuck? Here's the Fix

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Tips for Getting Truer Colors in Print

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Best Pratices for Transparent Image Use in Design

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Wacom Cintiq 12WX Review

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



How to Unlock the Background Layer in Photoshop

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Save Your Work in Gimp by Exporting It

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Getting Started With Clipping Masks in Adobe...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



A Guide to Sizing Images for Online Sharing

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Paint.NET -- Learn How to Edit Text

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Learn how to install and use the editable text plugin for Paint.NET from Simon Brown to easily go back and edit or reposition your text.



What Happened to Adobe Photoshop Album?

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Change Your Gimp Software Theme

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Top 12 Art-Oriented Software Programs

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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 Create an Antiqued Sepia Picture in...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Christmas Picture Frame

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download a free Christmas picture frame graphic in transparent PNG or Paint Shop Pro picture tube format. Page 20.



The 3 Best Photo Editors for Mac OS X?

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How To Export a GIF From CorelDRAW 11

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Get Free Custom Shapes for Photoshop and...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



The 9 Best Advanced Vector-Based Illustrator...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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 Resize a Batch of Images with XnView

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Christmas Holly

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download a free Christmas holly graphic in transparent PNG or Paint Shop Pro picture tube format. Page 18.



Tips for Finding a Lost Photoshop Serial Number

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Christmas Candy Cane with Holly

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download a free Christmas Candy Cane with Holly graphic in transparent PNG or Paint Shop Pro picture tube format.



Apply a Graphic Watermark to Your Photos in GIMP

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Use Tagging to Organize Your Digital Photos

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Printing a PDF? Try This Awesome Trick

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



The Best Ways to Share Digital Photos

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Troubleshooting Graphics Software

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



10 Free Picture Frames in PNG Format to Spruce...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download ten free transparent picture frame images in PNG format and learn how to use them to add some zing to your photos.



Use A Photoshop Channel Operation To Remove An...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Save Images as PNGs in GIMP

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Top 9 Budget Photo Editors for Windows

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Even if you can't afford to spend a lot on software, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a functional, well-designed image editor. These are my top picks for low-cost shareware image editors.



Easy Fix for Pet Eye in Your Cat and Dog Photos

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

This tutorial shows you a fairly easy way to fix the pet eye problem using photo-editing software to paint over the problem part of the eye.



Three Easy Steps to Saving a GIF Image in GIMP

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Files you work on in GIMP are saved in XCF, GIMP's native file format, but GIMP can be used to produce GIF files with these three easy steps.



'White Christmas' Snowflake Themed Kit

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Download a free White Christmas Kit of coordinating elements and papers for digital scrapbooking. Includes elements and papers which can be used to create scrapbook pages using any graphics software that supports JPEG and PNG files.



Wondering What OEM Software Is? Here's the Answer

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Deselecting in GIMP and Other Shortcuts

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Create Christmas Light Twinkle in Photoshop...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Enhance your Holiday photos by putting extra twinkle in the Christmas Tree lights using a custom brush in Photoshop Elements.



Things to Consider Before You Buy Photo Editing...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Remove Red Eye Manually in Photoshop

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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.



Save Time With These Photoshop Fill Tool...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Here are a few of my favorite time-saving shortcuts for filling layers in Photoshop. They work with Photoshop versions 5.0 and higher.



How To Use Precise Cursors in Photoshop.

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



Add Fake Snow to a Photo in GIMP Tutorial

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

This simple tutorial shows how to add a fake snow effect to a photo using GIMP.



How To Create a Web Photo Gallery With Photoshop

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Post your pictures on the Web using the Web Photo Gallery command in Photoshop 5.5 and up. This command generates an index page of thumbnail images with hyperlinks to all your pictures. Here's step-by-step instructions for using it.



Are You Using the Best Touch Screen Stylus for...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

What's the best stylus for iPad and other touch screens? Here's a collection of stylus reviews for iPad and other touch screens, along with advice on what to consider when choosing an iPad or tablet stylus.



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

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

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



How to Create a Collage with Photomerge in...

2016-12-10T11:18:15Z

Photoshop's Photomerge tool can combine multiple pictures into one file--such as a before and after comparison, or to create a photo collage.