Simple Zipper Text Effect – Part 1

A zipper-inspired text effect can be created in many different ways, since zippers have different shapes, types, and details. This tutorial, however, will explain how to create a basic zipper shape, with the main parts, and apply it to a sports-themed …

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‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Inspired Text Effect

This text effect is inspired by Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful movie poster text. It’s a beautifully textured, vintage looking, metallic text effect. This tutorial aims to create an effect similar to the main “O” effect. The other parts of the text have a slightly different effect, which can still be achieved using the […]

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Stone and Concrete 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop and Filter Forge

Use Filter Forge textures and Photoshop CS6 3D capabilities to create a nicely detailed, stone and concrete textured, 3D text effect. Check out the tutorial on psd.tutsplus.com.

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Photoshop CS6 Quick Tips – Background Save and Auto Save

Ever taken a break while saving a big file in Photoshop, or lost hours of work because of an unexpected crash? Background Save and Auto Save are two new Photoshop CS6 features that enhance the saving and recovery processes. Here’s a quick look at their functionalities and settings. Background Save This feature lets Photoshop save […]

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Magento getting URLs in PHTML – get skin url, get js url, get media url, get store url ,get base url

These are the following methods to get Magento Base Url, Magento Skin Url, Magento Media Url, Magento Js Url.to get all write the following code Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_LINK); or you can write $this->getUrl(); e.g:- http://yoursite.com/index.php/ Get Magento Media Url Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_MEDIA); e.g:- http://yoursite.com/media/ Get Magento Skin Url Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_SKIN); or you can write $this->getSkinUrl(); e.g:- http://yoursite.com/skin/ Get Magento Store … Read more

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Magento Shortcodes – How to use Shortcodes in Magento

Shortcodes are simple set of functions for creating macro codes for use in CMS pages or blocks. If you are familiar with WordPress you must be aware about how placing [“gallery”] in your post content replaces this shortcode with real gallery. Similarly, Magento has it’s own shortcodes which you can use in Magento CMS pages, … Read more

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Vibrance vs Saturation When Doing Portraits And Touch Ups

How to use vibrance and saturation in Photoshop to improve your portraits without blowing out the skin tons.

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Using 3d Stock With 2D Stock Inside of Photoshop

Great video tutorial on how to use both 3d and 2d stock elements together to create amazing work that would not be possible otherwise.

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Keying Out An Image In Photoshop

Great video tutorial on how to key out an image in photoshop.

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Magento Short Codes, Get Skin, Media In A Static Block

One of the powerful features of the Magento framework is that of it’s short codes. It allows a store owner to quickly retrieve information /urls / elements and use them within pages. To Retrieve the element URL path in a STATIC BLOCK SKIN URL {{skin url=’images/sampleimage.jpg ‘}} Media URL {{media url=’/sampleimage.jpg’}} Store URL {{store url=’mypage.html’}} … Read more

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