Category: Web Development

Elegant Glossy Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles and some simple Brush settings to create an elegant, slick text effect. Tutorial Assets1- Sofia font.2- ZnikomitNo24 font.3- Gradient-shapes for Photoshop ilnanny (Load the RS_Chrome.grd and the CHROMES.grd files).4-...

/ 1 April 2014

How To Create High Converting Email Opt-Ins: Magic Action Box Review

Do any of these problems sound familiar to you? 1) You want to place a high impact email opt-in in key places such as your sidebar, or post footer2) You want to make forms you’ve built with Gravity Forms or...

/ 27 February 2014

Dramatic Light Beam from Scratch

When you’re seeking to add drama to a night scene, one of the most powerful approaches is to add light beams. In today’s tutorial, we’ll create a dramatic light beam from scratch using a series of Curves adjustment layers. Step...

/ 21 January 2014

The Most Flexible Featured Posts Widget You’ll Need

Recently I had a client that needed to display a grid of images in a sidebar widget, each one of which would link to a different page. Previously they had hard coded all the images and links as HTML in...

/ 7 January 2014

Mandrill: wp_mail has been declared by another process or plugin, so you won’t be able to use Mandrill until the problem is solved.

Table of Contents Troubleshoot this Mandrill-related clash on your WordPress website. The following error message may be produced if the WordPress plugin Mandrill is installed and activated while there exists another plugin on your WP setup which tinkers with the...

/ 6 January 2014

Impressionistic Multiple-Exposure Effect

As a photographer who wishes I were also a painter, I’m constantly tinkering with Photoshop techniques that are capable of producing authentic-looking painterly effects. In my experience with in-camera multiple-exposure techniques, I’ve discovered that it’s possible to produce a painterly...

/ 25 December 2013

Shiny Mosaic Text Effect

This tutorial will show you a simple way of using some Photoshop Filters to create a metallic mosaic tiles inspired text effect. It will also explain how to create some background elements to finish off the effect. Tutorial Assets 1-...

/ 20 December 2013

Do You Need A Child Theme?

Creating a child theme is generally the best practice  for modifying or customizing an existing theme. However in a couple of cases there may be another, easier way, especially for beginners and non-coders. Why Use A Child Theme? If you...

/ 18 December 2013

How To Make Sure Your WordPress Site Looks Good on Facebook

Here’s an interesting factoid for you. Approximately once every 13 seconds* another blogger posts on an internet forum or group a variation on the following question: “Why does Facebook always show the wrong image when I post a link to...

/ 3 December 2013

Bleach Bypass Effect

Nik Software (now owned by Google) is the developer of a spectacular Photoshop plug-in called Color Efex Pro. When Nik introduced the Bleach Bypass filter to Color Efex a few years ago, it was an overnight sensation. The edgy, bleached...

/ 22 November 2013