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Reporting Faults and Upgrades0

Posted 25 January 2011

The following guide has been compiled to help Mutiny Design (Re-Route) customers report faults and request upgrades quickly, whilst being able to track any jobs that have been placed into our system. This guide will walk you through each function of our online fault tracker. All customers are requested to submit their requests using this gateway, any requests sent via email or telephone will be reverted back for you to input into the fault tracker. The following points will be covered in this guide. 1) Logging into the fault...

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How to create layers in Photoshop3

Posted 02 June 2009

One of the first things that people who are new to Photoshop get confused about, is how to create layers. Its very simple! Open Photoshop, and create a new image - or if you already have a photo shop file (.PSD), load that. If you already have an image loaded into Photoshop, skip the first stage below. Stage 1 - Creating a new image in Photoshop To create a new image, select "File" from the top menu bar, then "New". creating a new image in photoshop   In the popup box that appears, give your image a name. Dont...

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Choosing a colour palette for web design0

Posted 07 May 2009

Firstly, it has to be said: there is no such thing as “the ultimate colour palette” for a website. What works great on one webpage, may look hideous on another. Besides, colour perception can be so different from person to person. It’s almost impossible to find the golden rule of using colours in web design. Of course there are better and worse colour schemes on various websites but I guess we can use the term “better” only from our subjective point of view. Sometimes however one or another website is perceived by majority of users...

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How to unlock a layer in Photoshop1

Posted 29 April 2009

Very simple! If you load an image in Photoshop, it will automatically be set to a “background” layer. Background layers are locked. To unlock the layer in Photoshop, right click the layer in the layers window, and select “Layer from Background”. Layer from background selected in Photoshop Thats it, the layer is unlocked!

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How to rotate an image in Photoshop1

Posted 29 April 2009

Rotating images in Photoshop is very simple! We will look at two ways of doing this here. Method 1: Using “transform” on an image. The transform method allows you to rotate an image very simply. To do it: a) Load your image into Photoshop b) The image you have loaded is usually going to be a background image. You can see whether it is easily – is the name “background” in the layers box? If it does, you need to change this into a normal layer. Normal layers can be rotated. To change your background layer into a normal layer,...

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Deciding on HTML or Macromedia Flash0

Posted 29 April 2009

Flash technology was introduced in 1996 by Macromedia Company (part of Adobe now). It was meant to be an efficient way to create nice looking animations using vector graphics, with a file size light enough to be used for websites. Flash technology became a powerful programming and graphic environment for not only animations, but big websites, e-commerce solutions, online gaming, mobile phone graphics and much more. In fact, pretty much all available online services can be done in Flash. Flash’s main advantage was “the look”. In the...

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Creating reflections in Photoshop4

Posted 29 April 2009

In this Tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a reflection effect. This dark, spooky feeling can be achieved in less than 5 min. It can be used for your web graphics, as well as your friends’ Gothic band logo (just change the font). Completed reflection graphic in PhotoshopCheerful gothic band logo 1. Let’s start with a plain document in Photoshop that is 700 x 400 pixels, RGB mode. Creating new image 2. Set your foreground colour to light Grey (#d7d7d7) and background to Black. Background and foreground colours 3. Pick the...

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Changing eye colour to Blue in Photoshop3

Posted 29 April 2009

This tutorial is not about how to become Frank Sinatra, it’s intended to help you with retouching your photographs. In the digital era, correcting photographs has become very easy but still we cannot leave everything to our camera or computer. It is always better to do some work manually because the results can be much better. The topic of this tutorial is how to create Blue eyes. Of course, you can use similar methods to create Green and Brown eyes but I’d very careful with changing the eyes to Pink. Ok let’s start. I found this...

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Selectively removing colour0

Posted 28 April 2009

Before imageAfter image These two images are different in one very small detail: The semi colour image has the main object in colour, but the background is greyscale. By the way, for this tutorial I used an image from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1054454 So let’s get to work! We have to somehow extract the main object from the background, convert the background to greyscale while remaining the Butterflys colours. 1. Open the image in Photoshop 2. Go to Layers Palette 3. Duplicate the Background Layer. Simply grab the Background Layer...

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How to group layers in Photoshop2

Posted 27 April 2009

You need a Photoshop file with more then one layer. This Photoshop file has two layers – "Mouse" and "Cheese". Hold down the "Shift" key. Click one layer; and then the other. In the layers box, you will see the selected layers go Blue. Photoshop cs4 showing two layers selected With the two layers selected, click "Layers" on the top menu, then "New", then "Group from Layers". Layer menu options - showing group from layers Enter a name for your group, and you are done!

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