How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

There are several different ways to make a background transparent in Photoshop. And when multiple different tools do the same thing, it can be a pain to figure out which to use and when. Follow along as we go through four of the easiest ways you can quickly remove a background in Photoshop.  In a… Continue reading How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

How to Generate APK and Signed APK Files in Android Studio

Android Studio allows you to create two kinds of APK files. First are the debug APK files that are generated solely for testing purposes. They will run on your Android mobile. However, they cannot be uploaded to the Play Store or made available to the public. Secondly, you can generate signed APK files. Signed APK… Continue reading How to Generate APK and Signed APK Files in Android Studio

Creating Pretty Popup Messages Using SweetAlert2

Every now and then, you will have to show an alert box to your users to let them know about an error or notification. The problem with the default alert boxes provided by browsers is that they are not very attractive. When you are creating a website with great color combinations and fancy animation to… Continue reading Creating Pretty Popup Messages Using SweetAlert2

'Knowing what you're looking at' – JS tips for new React developers

August 17, 2020 I have a confession to make. While I have been a professional web developer for over 6 years, I didn’t feel comfortable with JavaScript until a year and a half ago. I still don’t feel like I know a lot of things. There’s a lot that still confuses me. But I’ve grown… Continue reading 'Knowing what you're looking at' – JS tips for new React developers

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2020

The biggest trend we’re talking about this month started at WWDC as Apple provided a glimpse of what’s coming next for their operating systems. This time around there’s a distinct design element. Did you catch it? Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. Text Highlights and Underlines There’s always been an unwritten rule in… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2020

Mobile App Website Inspiration: 20 Application Websites And Tips To Design One

App websites are sometimes neglected by app owners. The owners or developers set up everything in place for the app to go ballistic on the market, except doing the basic marketing step: designing an app website that converts your visitors to users. But is it enough to create a random website for an app? Nope.… Continue reading Mobile App Website Inspiration: 20 Application Websites And Tips To Design One

How to Deliver Dramatic UX with Weatherstack’s API

weatherstack provides real-time, historical, and even forecast data up to 14 days in advance. Licensed from some of the world’s biggest weather stations and weather data providers, the information provided by weatherstack’s simple to use API gives you an accurate picture of the conditions on the ground, wherever your users access your site from. Trusted… Continue reading How to Deliver Dramatic UX with Weatherstack’s API

Definitive Guide to Installing a Free or Premium WordPress Plugin

What You’ll Be Creating Plugins are what makes WordPress special. Without them, WordPress wouldn’t be much more than a humble blogging platform. But by adding plugins to your site, you can turn it into so much more. Depending on what you need, you can use a plugin to make your site more efficient and to… Continue reading Definitive Guide to Installing a Free or Premium WordPress Plugin

How to Link Your WordPress Site with Your MailChimp Mailing List and Get More Signups

What You’ll Be Creating There are a variety of ways of keeping in touch with people who visit your websites. You can encourage them to become subscribers by adding a Subscribe widget. You can use the Jetpack plugin to make it easier for existing WordPress.com users to keep up to date. Or you can encourage… Continue reading How to Link Your WordPress Site with Your MailChimp Mailing List and Get More Signups

How to Create an Engraved Stone Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating You can’t miss this Games of Thrones-style type effect. Perfect for posters and social media that need to command attention, this effect is also super quick and easy to create using Adobe InDesign.  Learn better with video? Follow along on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: How to Create an Engraved Stone… Continue reading How to Create an Engraved Stone Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

Design a Cool Text Portrait Effect for Your Business Card in Illustrator

Business cards are one of the top ways to market your company because they’re so versatile and portable. That’s why so many business owners use them—but that makes them kind of hard to stand out. A business card needs to be totally unique so it won’t end up in the trash. And that’s where you… Continue reading Design a Cool Text Portrait Effect for Your Business Card in Illustrator

Design a Cool Text Portrait Effect for Your Business Card

Business cards are one of the top ways to market your company because they’re so versatile and portable. That’s why so many business owners use them—but that makes them kind of hard to stand out. A business card needs to be totally unique so it won’t end up in the trash. And that’s where you… Continue reading Design a Cool Text Portrait Effect for Your Business Card

How to Use Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign

Designers are always divided on which tech or software to use. There is no single piece of software that can do it all. They’re all better in some areas and less strong in others. Many designers end up using the software that they started out with because it is quick and simple for them to… Continue reading How to Use Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign

How to Composite a Ruins Landscape

Learn how to create this beautiful ruins landscape with magical shafts of light. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to add ruined buildings to the peaks of a snowy mountain landscape, add mystical light shafts, and a marching army. Final Results Tutorial Resources Some resources may not be available anymore – this is one… Continue reading How to Composite a Ruins Landscape

Android From Scratch: How to Run Your Application on a Physical Device

Most Android phones and tablets can be connected to a computer using a USB cable. However, by default, the USB connection established between an Android device and a computer is limited to file transfer only. Therefore, if you want to use your device for Android application development, you have to make a few configuration changes… Continue reading Android From Scratch: How to Run Your Application on a Physical Device

Android From Scratch: Setting Up the Development Environment

So you’ve decided to take your first steps into learning about Android app development. Great choice. Android is currently the most widely used smartphone platform in the world and it is a fun operating system for app development. This article shows you how to set up Android Studio, the official IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for… Continue reading Android From Scratch: Setting Up the Development Environment

How to Create Mooncake and Dim Sum Icons for Chinese New Year

What You’ll Be Creating Celebrate Chinese New Year with mooncakes, steamed buns, and dumplings! In this tutorial we’ll illustrate dim sum food icons, perfect for use in a mobile game or other vector graphic needs. Start with circles and ellipses, and end with delicious food drawings.  You can also supplement your icon designs with vectors… Continue reading How to Create Mooncake and Dim Sum Icons for Chinese New Year

Tips about how to Design the Great Logo

The fundamental shapes of universe’s geometry derive from the knowledge of ancient civilizations. These fundamental forms and functions have constantly helped us to divide time and space and have now motivated every known science (technology, languages, math, physics, civil evolvement, etc.). Art and culture have actually mostly benefited from shapes such as for example circles;… Continue reading Tips about how to Design the Great Logo

This Year’s Most Useful WordPress Themes

The fact that Enfold is ThemeForest’s best rated top seller is reason enough to give it a closer look. Enfold, with its drag and drop layout editor is extremely user friendly. Simply drag and drop your content into place. An especially useful feature is its ability to import demo files with a single click, select… Continue reading This Year’s Most Useful WordPress Themes

HTTP: The Protocol Every Web Developer Must Know – Part 1

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Learning the fundamentals of the World Wide Web is crucial, especially if you are planning to build web apps. And, HTTP is at the heart of any web application you could build. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It’s a stateless, application-layer protocol for communicating between distributed… Continue reading HTTP: The Protocol Every Web Developer Must Know – Part 1

Create a Vinyl Record Player Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a vinyl player icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, using a simple grid and the snap to grid feature along with basic tools you will create the main shapes. Next, you will learn how to create a conical gradient using a somewhat complex mesh. Using… Continue reading Create a Vinyl Record Player Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Create A Scrapbook Alphabet

Introduction In this Photoshop Text Effect you’ll learn to create cool Scrapbook style text that can be used as a stand alone word treatment or converted to individual reusable .png files with a transparent background. READ THIS: If you haven’t already done the Text In Stitches tutorial and you want to add the stitches to… Continue reading Create A Scrapbook Alphabet

Interweaving Effect in Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, we’re going to be creating an ‘interweaving’ effect that you can use with your photos using Photoshop CS6′s new Scripted Patterns feature. One of my viewers sent me a link to an ‘Interweaving’ Photoshop tutorial, which they were having some difficulty completing, and after taking a look at the tutorial, it’s very… Continue reading Interweaving Effect in Photoshop CS6