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6 Exceptional Web-based Image Editors

6 Exceptional Web-based Image Editors
Web-based image editors have several advantages to its desktop counterparts. The most obvious benefit is that they allow you to work on any computer (that has a browser). In most cases, you can save your work online, avoid having to install desktop software, and interface with other web based services such as Flickr or Picasa. This article shares 6 of the finest, free online image editors that are capable alternatives to desktop applications like Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. 1. Pixlr is a very robust, Flash-based image editor that shares a similar user interface to Adobe Photoshop. 2. Splashup is feature-packed online image editor that integrates with popular photo sharing services like Flickr, Picasa, and Facebook – allowing you to access your photos remotely. 3. Phoenix, a powerful web-based image editor by Aviary, rivals the capabilities of desktop image editing applications. 4. pixer.us 5. 6. SUMO Paint is a free, online image editor that allows you to edit and create images. Related:  Photo Manipulation [Photoshop-like]

800+ Great Tech Brushes for Photoshop Sep 10 2010 Working on a Futuristic Design on a graphics or web design in Photoshop mostly requires more tech feeling. Using circuits,linings,wiring or even blueprints could help achieve a better futuristic results but will take time doing all the details needed. To work more with ease and save time, why not use brushes instead? A set of 23 Brushes.Compatible in Photoshop 7 +, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+. A set 200 tech brushes 100+ brushes for Photoshop 6+ A set of 15 tech brushes. 12 Tech Brushes in a set 8 Tech Brushes in a set 15 brushes in a set 15 cool tech brushes for enjoyment. 25 Tech Brushes in a set 30 tech brushes are included in this set, 5 circle brushes are added along with it. 56 Tech Brushes in a set 26 brushes, made in photoshop 7.0 Almost 20+ Tech Brushes on a set 11 Tech Brush on a set 50 Tech Brushes in various sizes. This is a pack of high resolution brushes, and they are really big, 1500×2500 pixels! 18 brushes compatable with photoshop 7 and up Cool Tech Brushes 11 Brushes

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How to insert photographs & clip-art from Google Images into Learn how to insert photographs and clip art from Google Images into your Microsoft Office Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. The Office Online website is an excellent resource to find high-resolution stock photographs, clip arts, GIF animations and other graphics that you can use in your PowerPoint presentations or Word Documents for free without having to worry about any licensing issues. You can also search through this huge collection of images using the Insert -> Clip Art command available inside all Microsoft Office programs. These images can then be downloaded to the local hard-drive so you can quickly use them in other documents as well without having to search the Office Online site again. The Microsoft gallery of images, though huge, looks miniscule when compared with Google Images which has a few billion images in its index (warning – not all images found via Google Image Search can be used in documents due to copyright issues). Add Website Screenshots in Documents

The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox - Noupe Design Blog Sep 07 2010 For years now, whenever designers have been asked about their go-to program for image editing and creation, one of the top answers that comes back, is Adobe Photoshop. Its generations of evolution has centered around the growth of any number of digital imaging professionals and has made this software giant a staple in the graphic design community. Below is a collection of invaluable Photoshop resources from the online community that runs the proverbial gamut of available PS content. Websites The websites that have been gathered below are the first place that you should go when you are setting out on a path of beefing up your proverbial toolbox of Photoshop resources. Web Designer’s Toolkit is a valuable resource for Photoshoppers indeed. Free4Photoshop is another great place to head for all those resource hunters out there looking to score a wide variety of Photoshop freebies. Photoshop Tutorials is a site whose name slightly undersells the place. Brushes PDFs PSDs

50 User Interface Design Tools A Web Designer Must Have The success of web applications and websites depends in how well designed the User Interface is. Designing a good user interface however is a very challenging process. A designer’s concepts and design decisions always affect the end users of the web site, application or generally any user interface or service he has designed. That is why, the dream of every designer is to deliver high quality, enjoyable and valuable experiences for the users. To achieve this goal, it is necessary that a web designer have a collection of web user interface resources and building blocks in his arsenal. There is a variety of User Interface resources that allows you as designer to access, redefine, and create a well crafted User Interface. Let us explore these things and further our own craft. Advertisement 1. ForeUI is an easy-to-use UI prototyping tool, designed to create mockup / wireframe / prototypes for any application or website you have in mind. 2. 3. 4. 5. iPhone Mockup 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

remiq.net Welcome to Aviary Parallax Gallery In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a Flash parallax scrolling gallery from scratch. Parallax scrolling is frequently used in most 2D animation and games, where the background images and foreground images scroll at different rate of speed. This will create an illusion of depth as the background images are moving slower than the foreground images. View Demo Gallery Download Demo ZIP 1. First we need to make a tiled wood floor image. 2. Now make a new document, 2520 x 450px. 3. Make a rectangle shape just below the wall. 4. Select foreground color #f0ecd6 and make a rectangle shape above the floor layer. 5. Paste in your vector logo on the wall. 6. Now it is time to add in some furnitures in the scene. Couch's Shadow Make a new layer. Go to Edit > Free Transform (Cmd + T). 7. Make a new selection as shown with the Pen Tool. 8. Since these steps are very repetitive, I'm not going to further explain the details. 9. First, export the tiled background image. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Beginner One more great thing about $(document).ready() that I didn't mention in my previous post is that you can use it more than once. In fact, if you don't care at all about keeping your code small, you could litter your javascript file with them. It's great to be able to group your functions within a file or even across multiple files, and jQuery's flexible $(document).ready() function allows you to do that, pain free. You could, for example, have one .js file that is loaded on every page, and another one that is loaded only on the homepage, both of which would call $(document).ready(). You could also do something like this inside a single .js file: JavaScript: $(document).ready(function(){ // some code here});$(document).ready(function(){ // other code here}); A final note: In a comment to my previous post, Jörn gave this excellent tip for shrinking your code: Coming Up: In my next entry, I'll show how to do a simple effect with jQuery.

Save Flash in Firefox and IE Mozilla Firefox has built-in features to save Flash movies. When viewing a web page: Right-click on the web page; Select View Page Info; Switch to the "Media" tab; Select the Flash movie you want to save; Click Save As. To browse the Flash movies cached by Firefox, you can use SWF Cache Viewer which comes with Flash Saving Plugin and SWF Opener. Create A Wordpress Theme: setting the working environment Creating a WordPress theme isn’t as hard as it initially may seem. It is simple a matter of learning and executing the different components that holds a wp theme together. In this tutorial we have included all the necessary steps in building your very own theme. So let’s get to it. Step 1 – Download and configure WordPress First off, you need to head on over to WordPress.org and download the CMS files, unzip them and store the folder on your computer. Replace the following values with your DB information: DB_NAME – define your databases’ name within the following parenthesisDB_USER – define your databases’ username within the following parenthesisDB_PASSWORD – define you databases’ password within the following parenthesis. 99.9% of the time you will not have to define DB_HOST, and can leave the value as “localhost”. Save the file in the WordPress folder and rename it to wp-config.php. Step 2 – Upload to hosting account Step 3 – Creating a theme and template files Creating header.php

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