Tutorial: How to create columns using the div tag

First, I created a container div that would hold everything in my layout. My CSS container rule was

width: 800px;
text-align: left;
margin: 0 0 0 150px;


Next, within the HTML container div, I inserted a div for the content column and a div for the navigation column


Within the CSS rules, my content column was

{    width: 65%;
float: left;

whereas my navigation column was

width: 30%;
margin-left: 70%;


This makes my file look like this


Tutorial: How to replace a colour in a picture using the colour replacement tool

Using the colour replacement tool enables us to paint without going out of boundaries.

First, I used a photo of my roses. I want one of my roses to be blue in colour.


Next,  I pick the colour replacement tool which is hidden under the brush option on the toolbar

I change limits to sampling once, and find edges shown on the photo below.


Next, I begin to paint on my object, in this case, the yellow rose at the bottom. My options enabled me to find the edges of the rose without painting over the boundaries. The tolerance settings can be changed in case this happens. If too much area is painted, the tolerance should be reduced, if the paint is not flowing freely, the tolerance should be increased.

My rose is now blue.Awesome.


Tutorial: How to draw a Mac button

This tutorial will demonstrate how to draw a mac button

1. Fire up your photoshop and create a new board with the size 250x100 with transparent background.


2. Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool, change the Radius to 30px and draw a pill on the board.


3. Go to the Layer Palette, right click on 'background' layer and duplicate a layer.


4. At the Layer Palette, look for a font like icon, click it and select Add Inner Shadow and the Layer Style window will open, select the settings that you see on the screenshot.


5. Select Inner Glow on the left and use settings that you see on the screenshot in the same window.


6. Select Bevel and Emboss on the left and use settings that you see on the screenshot in the same window.


7. select Contour on the left and use settings that you see on the screenshot on the same window and click 'OK'.


8. Now you will see something like this if you did not create your workspace with a transparent background at first.


9. And if you work with a transparent background from the start you will get this in the end. P.S: you can remove the background with any removing technique to get this result if you forgot to remove the background initially.


Tutorial: How to highlight certain image

I found a pretty interesting thing on photoshop today which is the 'Channel Mixer'. It helps to highlight certain image which leave others to a single still color.

1. Fire your photoshop and open up a new image.


2. go to Layer->New Adjustment Layer->Channel Mixer and Click 'OK'


3.  Once you have clicked 'OK' you will see this, tick the Monochrome which will turn the image to black and white (you can don't tick this and play with the bar so that the image will have other color) and click 'OK'.


4. Make your foreground color to black and choose the brush tool. You can set your pixel of the brush tool so that it will highlight on a bigger area. I selected 68 pixel.


5. Now brush on the image space you wish it to be highlighted! viola~


You may not have the same tools as shown above. But i believe almost every version of photoshop has 'Channel Mixer'. This is the key to highlight your picture. The overall color of the image can be change using other methods than the one describe above.

Tutorial: How to draw a cloud

I am very tired over here but i will still place a simple tutorial to demonstrate a drawing of a cloud which can be use for many purposes.

1. Fire your photoshop and open a new board. Set the background color to black.


2. go to layer palette and right click on the 'background' image and duplicate a new layer.


3. Change your color to white and select the Ellipse tool. Start drawing random sized circles around each other to form a cartoon cloud shape.


4. I believe you guys can do better =X