How To’s

Photoshop an Awesome Glass Text Effect

To stick with my winter/holiday theme today I am going to teach you how to create a text effect just like the image below. The techniques I will show you in this tutorial will come in handy in your day-to-day design work.

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Color Makeovers in Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you the basic techniques on how to alter and adjust the colors of a photo in Photoshop. I will also show you how to add colors to grayscale photographs and images.

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Create a Joyous Christmas Greeting in Photoshop

With Christmas right around the corner we thought it would be a good time to do a Christmas themed Photoshop tutorial. Today we will complete a project with a Christmas Season theme by using text effects and layers special effects to create a snowy inspired Christmas greeting. Note that this tutorial was made in Photoshop CS5.

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How to Remove Fake Anti Viruses Like a Pro

In the last year there has been a huge outbreak of virus’s and malware that mask themselves as anti-virus software. They tend to be difficult to remove and attempt to extort money from users to "get rid of the virus that it’s detected". Most experienced users will easily spot the viurs as bogus and remove it, but your parents or other less experienced users may buy into the ruse and pay for the removal of the "virus" that it detects. Even then if you were to pay the extortion fee, it most likely will not be removed.

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Virtual Box: Running Your Own Virtual OS

Virtual Box is a free, open-source virtualization piece of software from Sun Microsystems (Now Oracle) that allows you to install and run a second operating system on your PC in a virtual enviroment. Virtual box runs on several operating systems natively, the list includes Windows, Linux, OSX, and Open Solaris. So if you’re running any one of those, you’re able to download the Virtual Box software and install what Virtual Box calls a "Guest Operating System

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Fun with Filters in Photoshop

We will run through different Filters in Photoshop and it different parameters and effects. In this tutorial, we will have a fundamental overview of the functions and effects if we use the certain filters in Photoshop. But first, we will need to locate the Filters. On the main menus, just find the Filters tab and it will bring down the list of filters availabl

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WordPress Security: How to Protect Your Site

To finish up WordPress week I thought I would go over how to secure your WordPress site to prevent those with malicious intent from hacking you. People put a lot of time building their site and don’t bother with any type of security. This is the equivalent of building a house and not putting doors on it. While some of you may enjoy this lifestyle those of you who don’t will definitely benefit from this guide.

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Beginners Guide to Extending WordPress with Plugins

The plugin system WordPress uses is one of the things that makes it such a great platform. You can use plugins to customize functionality of your WordPress site to do practically anything you want. There are well over 12,000 plugins that can be found in the WordPress plugins directory. You can find plugins for everything from managing SEO to adding a contact form to your site to selling mail order brides (check local laws before doing this). There are two ways to install plugins. I will go over both methods.

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