Hints, tips and thoughts on web design, development and SEO
11th November 2014
In this brief tutorial I look at how to record and run a simple Photoshop Action. I’m using Photoshop CS6 Extended for Mac.
23rd October 2014
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to use a really simple technique to create some great looking effects that appear a lot more impressive than they really are. Using custom shapes and text we’re going to create clipping masks which effectively constrain our image to the shape we’ve created.
10th October 2014
In this tutorial I’m looking at the basics of how you can use custom shapes and the text tool to create a realistic looking stitching effect. I start with a circle and apply a pattern overlay to make it look like a piece of denim. Then I create a second smaller circle inside which will…
28th September 2014
Looking for help cutting out images from photos so that they could be pasted into different scenes? There are many ways of doing this, including using the magic wand tool, although many work well only where there’s a plain background. My suggestion involves using the pen tool to create a path around the image, converting…
20th January 2011
If you’re experiencing odd behavior in Photoshop CS5, try resetting the program’s preferences to eliminate the possibility that the settings files have been corrupted. For me, this solved a problem with the Magic Wand Tool, which was selecting absolutely everything no matter how many settings I changed. I’ve also come across plugins causing the whole…
I knew the moment I spoke to Jo that she was the right person to transfer our website over to a content management system. We were looking for someone who combined a really good technical knowledge of WordPress with a keen eye for design, and Jo provided just that. She was fast, thorough and incredibly straightforward in her approach and nothing was too much trouble. The training Jo delivered as part of the job was clear and thorough too. Thank you, Jo, for a fantastic job!Tessa Lamb (Business Language Training)