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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:31:13 +0000

 



How to Take a Sceenshot on Windows

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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!



KoffeePhoto 1.2 (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Grab a Screenshot on iOS

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Where to Try Photoshop for Free

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Remove Moiré Patterns From...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



How to Reduce Photos to Use Online

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Christmas Gift Tags Example

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Take a Screenshot on Any Device

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Create A Material Design Floating Action Button...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



How to Install Photoshop Presets Including...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Easy Instructions for Copying Images or Text...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



10 Great Pressure-Sensitive Graphics Tablets

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



The Value Of Histograms In Color Correction

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



How to Save Photoshop Files for Older Versions

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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






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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



A Quick Guide to Using Photoshop Actions in...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Best Pratices for Transparent Image Use in Design

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



PhotoScape for Windows: a Fun Free Photo Editor

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Top 12 Art-Oriented Software Programs

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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!



Speed Up Your Photoshop Editing with These...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



All About Pinta: A Free Graphics Editor for Mac

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Many Pixels are Needed for Photo Printing?

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



How To View Pictures On Your Computer

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Why You Need To Know About Dithering

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

An overview of the various dithering methods used to optimize GIF images in Adobe Photoshop.



A Guide to Sizing Images for Online Sharing

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Grab These Free Photoshop Highlight and Sparkle...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



How to Unlock the Background Layer in Photoshop

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



An Easy Template for Creating a Greeting Card...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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






'White Christmas' Snowflake Themed Kit

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



How to Create an Antiqued Sepia Picture in...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Add and Save Custom Pattern Sets in...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Christmas Picture Frame

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Photoshop Crop Tool Stuck? Here's the Fix

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Tips for Getting Truer Colors in Print

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Paint.NET -- Learn How to Edit Text

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Christmas Tree

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



The 3 Best Photo Editors for Mac OS X?

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Make a Photo Look like It's a Polaroid

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Getting Started With Clipping Masks in Adobe...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Get Free Custom Shapes for Photoshop and...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



How to Change Your Gimp Software Theme

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Know the Difference Between Bitmap and Vector...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



What Happened to Adobe Photoshop Album?

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Export a GIF From CorelDRAW 11

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Wacom Cintiq 12WX Review

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



The Best Ways to Share Digital Photos

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Easy Fix for Pet Eye in Your Cat and Dog Photos

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



How to Save Your Work in Gimp by Exporting It

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Remove Red Eye Manually in Photoshop

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Apply a Graphic Watermark to Your Photos in GIMP

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



How to Correct White Balance with GIMP

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

Using the incorrect white balance setting on your camera when taking a photo can result in a color cast. This tutorial shows you how to correct a color cast from incorrect white balance in GIMP using levels and a few other tools.



How to Put an Image Inside Text with Photoshop

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

In this tutorial you will learn to put an image or photo inside text using a clipping mask in Photoshop. In addition, you will learn to use some of the text tools in the character panel, and you'll add an outline to the text using the stroke layer effect.



Printing a PDF? Try This Awesome Trick

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Use Tagging to Organize Your Digital Photos

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Christmas Candy Cane with Holly

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Santa Christmas Picture Frame

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

Download a free Christmas Picture Frame graphic in transparent PNG or Paint Shop Pro picture tube format. Page 22.



How to Get Better Screen Shots for Screen Display

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

Here are several tips and tricks with examples for making better screen captures. Learn how to get better screen shots for screen display with these tips.



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Wondering What OEM Software Is? Here's the Answer

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Tips for Finding a Lost Photoshop Serial Number

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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 Create a Custom Greeting Card in GIMP

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

Learn how to create a custom double-sided greeting card with the free software GIMP using your own photo or graphics and text.



How to Save Images as PNGs in GIMP

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Merry Christmas Picture Frame

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

Download a free Christmas Picture Frame graphic in transparent PNG or Paint Shop Pro picture tube format. Page 21.



How to Resize a Batch of Images with XnView

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



How to Create a Collage with Photomerge in...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Christmas Holly

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



The 9 Best Advanced Vector-Based Illustrator...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Web Typography, Now There's An Oxymoron!

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

General overview of web typography



Add Fake Snow to a Photo in GIMP Tutorial

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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






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

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



Explaining Photoshop's Background Eraser Tool

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

An overview of how to use the Background Eraser Tool In Adobe Photoshop



How to Create Panoramas in Photoshop CS Using...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

Previously introduced in Photoshop Elements, the Photomerge features has been brought over to Photoshop CS and enhanced to accomodate much larger images. Photomerge automatically arranges and seamlessly combines multiple images to create a panorama.



Use A Photoshop Channel Operation To Remove An...

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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



What is Hornil StylePix?

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.



Deselecting in GIMP and Other Shortcuts

2017-01-23T11:31:13Z

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.