Posts Categorized: Tutorials

Productivity on the Mac: Saving Files

If there’s one thing that annoys me, its trawling through a Save As dialog box in order to save the file to an appropriate location. Save time with three simple but rarely mentioned strategies which can take the pain out of filing your documents.

Photoshop Precision: Using transform options

This is the next installment in the Photoshop Precision series: how to cut the guesswork out of scaling and positioning your images. You can postion and scale objects precisely using the transform toolbar, which runs along the top of the screen if it is set to visible. To show it, you must be in transform… Read more »

Photoshop Precision: Avoid blurring your image

This is the second article in the Photoshop Precision series. Photoshop sometimes appears to blur objects, lines or images.  This could be due to rounding, or losing data after transforming a layer.  Read on for best practice in resizing images and creating vector shapes, and come to grips with the way Photoshop displays your document.

Photoshop Precision: Aligning guides to the Pixel Grid

Precision is totally possible with Photoshop: here are some ways to set up your document to ensure that it is as crisp as your intention! When designing websites, I find it useful to set the Ruler Origin to the top left of the main content column, so that the dimensions shown on the ruler relate… Read more »

Hosting your website

There are a multitude of very similar sounding plans available online, so once you’ve found a few hosts which meet your basic requirements, the choice comes down to reliability and expense.  Here as elsewhere it is very true that ‘you get what you pay for’.  That is to say that if you are creating a… Read more »

Overview of building a website

What do I need to get my own website? Essentially, you’ll need: A domain name – this is the equivalent of your business name online.  It is the link that users type in to their browser to visit your site, also called a URL (Universal Resource Locator) A web host – To make your website… Read more »