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What is Copyright and Copyright Infringement?

In this article we will be covering what is copyright and what copyright infringement is. It is part of a much larger series I will be producing over the following weeks. These articles are not legal advice. They a compilation of research and experience that I have acquired over the years. They will give you a basis of what copyright is, what copyright infringement is, how to protect it and ensure you don’t violate it, as well as what you can do take action if your rights if your intellectual property rights are violated.

If you need information on a specific situation you find yourself in you should always get in touch with a solicitor and seek legal advice before proceeding. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to save Adobe Swatch Exchange or .ase files with the following Adobe CS6 programs:

  • Fireworks CS6
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Illustrator CS6
  • Indesign CS6

These files may also be downloaded directly from Adobe Kuler as well. Once we have done that we will also show you how to import them into Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator… Continue reading

As designers I am sure we have encountered cases where we have begun cross browser testing of a new website only to find some elements not displaying consistently on all browsers. By beginning our projects with a CSS reset helps us to ensure our websites and mobile apps looks as close as possible to original design regardless of browser. All browsers have their own set of default CSS settings and if we not overwrite these during our project they will rear their ugly head in some unexpected way during browser testing.

There are many different CSS resets out there and simple goggle search will come up with many but I am just going to cover the basic here today. Continue reading

The Five Major Theories of Creativity

There are five major theories of creativity each with its own unique viewpoint on what creates creativity in people. These theories are Psychoanalytical, Mental illness, Psychoticism, Addiction and Humanistic. In my opinion each of these theories has their own merits.

The main focus of these theories is the “Person”. Although to some extent they… Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to rename dozen or even hundred of images at a time with Photoshop CS6 batch processing capabilities. This technique will work in all version of Photoshop including Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5.5. I am doing this tutorial as I have noticed a lot of people searching my site for it… Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Joomla(2.5 or 3.0 and up) in Dreamweaver CS6 so that you may edit the CSS of your layout while still making good use of Dreamweaver’s great productivity tools. One warning before we proceed though, Whilst working with Joomla in Dreamweaver CS6 do not edit any of the core Joomla files. This goes for all of Joomla’s PHP and CSS files. Only work with the CSS files directly assosciated with the template you are working on. If it isn’t a CSS file you should probably not be using Dreamweaver for this task. If you touch anything else the risks of you breaking something are significant.

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In this tutorial we will show you the basics of the @font-face CSS3 property and how to use it. Although this guide is geared more towards using in a Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 or CS5.5 development environment it can be used not matter what editor you are using. Even other levels of Dreamweaver can use this tutorial, even though major support has been added to Dreamweaver CS5.5 and CS6 for CSS3 @font-face is not amongst the properties it has been expanded to include. Continue reading

I will show you how to add multiple transparency gradients to an image in Photoshop CS6. This is more of just a quick simple tip than an actual tutorial and the process should be the same or very similar in other versions of Photoshop. Although we are not actually applying multiple gradient masks we are able to add multiple gradients. Often one gradient in one direction doesn’t acheive the effect we are looking for.

I know I myself tried searching for this recently for a project I was undertaking but couldn’t find much to help out so after much research here is the best way to go about doing it. Continue reading

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