Looking deeper into Adobe Photoshop

September 10th, 2010 | Posted under Graphic Design, Software, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

Looking deeper into Adobe Photoshop

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP is software from the company ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, which is an American company, based at San Jose, California. It was founded in December 1982. ADOBE PHOTOSHOP is an image editor.  In the year, 2003 Adobe went for rebranding of Photoshop and named it Photoshop CS where CS stands for “Creative Suite”. It is used widely by the Professionals whose domain of work is graphics designing. They use this software for designing purposes even for website designing.

Adobe Photoshop

History

In the year 1987, a PhD student from University Of Michigan named THOMAS KNOLL was working on some kind of project, which would display on a monochrome display some grayscale images. He was using a program DISPLAY. Here came into the picture his brother JOHN KNOLL. He was an employee at INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC (ILM). He advised Thomas to convert this program into full fledged graphics software. This was when Thomas took leave from his studies and helped his brother to develop graphics software named IMAGE PRO in the year 1988. But this software was renamed as PHOTOSHOP.

Later that year John travelled to Silicon Valley to promote his software. He presented his software in front of the engineers at APPLE and then to Russel Brown of ADOBE. Russel was an art director at ADOBE. Finally, ADOBE bought the software in September 1988. John took up the job of Plug-ins in California and Thomas stayed at ANN ARBOR doing the program code. It was in 1990 that PHOTOSHOP 1.0 was released exclusively for Macintosh.

Adobe Photoshop

Features

Adobe Photoshop has a wide variety of application in the field of graphics editing. It links up with other adobe software for the purpose of animation, media editing, and authoring. Adobe Photoshop produces file in the format .PSD, which is its native file format. It has a lot of imaging options available with it, which includes layers with masks, ICC profile. It also has features like colour spaces, spot colours, transparency, text, duotones and many more.

Now let us talk about some of its features, which came after rebranding it with the name CREATIVE SUITE in the year 2003. We will be talking about few of its CS.

CS 3

CS 3 came as a market strategy to improve Photoshop’s sales. It came with new features which had better co-ordination with the software ADOBE BRIDGE. Its new features included streamlined interface, it also had better print control features and moreover it worked quite well with ADOBE READER i.e. with .PDF format files.

Adobe Photoshop

CS 4

Now CS 4 came up with a new feature perhaps first of its own kind and that was 3D engine. It provided the user with an opportunity to work in 3D. It also included wrapping up of 2D images or objects around 3D.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

CS 5

CS 5 the latest version of the Photoshop was to be launched on 12 April 2010. It is assumed to use strong CUDA technologies.

Adobe Photoshop

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP comes in two versions: BASIC & EXTENDED. The EXTENDED version has extra features added to it. ADOBE PHOTOSHOP is undoubted the most Graphics software being used by the professionals.

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What Sets CPanel Apart from Other Web Control Panels

July 15th, 2010 | Posted under Software, The Internet, Web Hosting | 2 Comments »

What Sets cPanel Apart from Other Web Control Panels

Web Hosting Control panels are generally a set of tools and interfaces designated for maintaining and monitoring  hosting account on WWW. These are mainly meant for monitoring server logs, quotas usage, web statistics, FTP accounts, databases, domains, add-on etc.

Webhosting cPanel is the most popular and used control panel worldwide due to its attractive features and easy usability. Day by day the no of users is increasing and cPanel is becoming more popular among common public. So if some problem arises while working with cPanel we can easily get a solution to that problem through different posts available on net.

Client Server Interface

CPanel offers a very friendly client server interface that makes it extremely easy for the user to interact with the software.

Add-ons

Various add-ons are available for this software and it’s very easy to attach these add-ons with cPanel. These add-ons are also frequently updated according to the growing requirements of the people.

Cheap cost and easy available updates

CPanel releases updates to their software quite often. CPanel allows us to get low-cost licenses for their dedicated server clients.

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Top security issues while accessing Internet over mobile devices

June 24th, 2010 | Posted under Computer Advice, Software, The Internet | 1 Comment »

Top security issues while accessing Internet over mobile devices

With a surge of smart phones in the ever expanding Mobile market it is time the world shifted from your desktop to the palm of your hand.  The conventional click is being replaced by a swipe of the hand. According to a recent survey more than 63 million urban users worldwide use their mobile for accessing the internet on a monthly basis. With the advent of 3G networks and better wireless connectivity, accessing the internet via mobile is becoming increasingly popular. However, internet access using mobile always involves a few risks.

Owing to the absence of well developed anti-virus software for mobiles they are always prone to spam, viruses and other malicious content. Such infection is usually characterised by the following abnormalities:

Abnormal Phone Bill

A large unexpected increase in the phone bill would mean that the phone account is being misused.

Freezing of handset

Sudden hanging, malfunctioning or restarting of the mobile phone indicates presence of virus in the handset

Unauthorised usage of email accounts

Unidentified e-mails and messages in the ‘sent’ folder would mean that the phone email account has been hacked.

Changes in configuration

Uncalled for changes in the user interface, background, wallpapers and color settings could either mean virus attack or remote access to the device.

However, with many new mobile operating systems up for the launch a solution to these problems should not be very far.


How to Choose the Right Graphic Design Software

April 15th, 2009 | Posted under Graphic Design | 3 Comments »

How to Choose the Right Graphic Design Software

Graphic design is the art or process of text and picture combination to bring out a certain message. This is mainly done on book covers, newspapers, magazines, logos, for advertisement.
In order to design graphics, you need graphic design software; these are programs that enhance graphic design, therefore top graphic design software is a program that brings out quality and standard graphics these includes: adobe Photoshop, adobe illustrator, Corel draw, adobe PageMaker and many others.

Best graphic design software is chosen depending on:

Task- what are you designing? high quality graphics require software like adobe Photoshop and illustrator.
Operating system- can your current operating system support the particular graphic software? The software has to be compatible with the operating system being used.
Price- do you have enough money to obtain the desired software?
Memory- can you machine support the normal running of that given graphic software?
Features-are there the required features in that particular software to meet you end needs?

Adobe, Corel and quark express are the top graphic design software on the market today. They are mainly considered because of their professional page layout, their price and user interface.
Adobe graphic design:-we have different types of adobe graphic design including adobe PageMaker, adobe Photoshop, and adobe illustrator.
Adobe PageMaker:-this is top page layout software that can be used in businesses, offices, homes and schools for creating high and quality graphics.
Adobe Photoshop graphic software designed to meet the needs of different professional in different fields of operations such as photographers, graphic designers, web designers, and amateur photographers.
Adobe illustrator software that supports the use of lines, points, curves, shapes to create images on the computer.
Corel graphic design- we have only one graphic design in the Corel category, Coral draw.
Other top graphic design software include: acrobat, dimension, dream weaver, frame maker, front page, and shock wave.

Achieving quality graphics

In order to have quality graphics the user has to consider the following factors:
Creativity- designers need to be more creative that is how can they use the images and the text to bring out a message that matches the text and the image used. He/ she has to base on the right composition.
Quality- the designer has to base on producing quality graphics that can fetch good prices if they are to be sold and those that attractive to peoples eye.
Type of software- software that has many features is considered most as compared to the one with less features hence the designer has to choose the type of software that will give variety of features to the graphic being designed.
Time designers need enough time to figure on what they are to design and also spent enough time on the graphic in order to come up with appealing designs.
Skills do the designer have enough skill on graphic designing, skilled designers will automatically come up with high and quality graphics as compared to unskilled designers.
Type of software-the software has to be the one capable of producing high-quality graphics, for example Corel draw has the ability to produce quality graphics as compared to acrobat.

Technology is growing day and night and more quality graphic design software are being designed day and night. Designers are not limited to using only one version of the software.


The Best Software tools.

April 11th, 2009 | Posted under Computer Advice, Miscellaneous | No Comments »

The Best Software Tools

If the famous adage ‘you are only as good as the help you get’ is anything to go by a web master needs to pay particular attention to whatever tools they apply in order to come up with the best software. The best software tools will enable one to create and maintain their software for better use. Choice of a software tool may be the main determinant to the success or failure of a software product in meeting its specifications. Reviews on the best software tools available are widespread and varied but more often than not will agree by general consensus on which tools are  the best in the market. Among the best tools for the making of software have been found to be:

Make /Automake

This software tool that enables a software maker to automatically create source code for programs that can be executed. This tool is best used in UNIX supported platforms. It however is the most widely used software tool because of its simplicity and ease in application.

The Apache Ant

This software tool is very similar to the Make tool with the main difference lying in the use of Java platforms, language and applications like xml in constructing software. Its main advantage is that Java systems are more commonly used to base programs. This also happens to create its main disadvantage as it is limited to only Java supported programming.This makes it easy to use and the softwares created from it are more reliable.

SCons

The SCons software building tool uses the open source method of creating software. One of its amazing features is its ability to offer the use of a general purpose programming language this means that it can offer support for other programming languages like FORTRAN, C and C++. It also comes with compatibility for Microsoft applications like Microsoft Visual Studio.Net. SCons has the feature to allow creation of software that crosses platforms like Linux, Windows and Mac.

Microsoft Visual Studio

This is a readily available programming tool that can be used in the designing of products that are used in the creation of user interfaces, and web oriented applications like web pages and web sites. It comes fitted with an in-built code editor and a debugger that really makes the process of code making manageable and timesaving thus leading to effective softwares with very good graphical user interfaces. The Microsoft Visual Studio is compatible to all Windows supported applications and allows for the integration of lug inns to enhance functionality. The fact that it can support more than one programming language use in code making and in f act has built in languages that include Visual Basic C and C++
This software tool is as of recent update available to students for free via download.

CodeWarrior

This software tool offers a development environment for programs that can be supported on Macintosh, Windows, Linux, Solaris and other systems thus making it applicable and compatible with most existing technologies it also supports the major programming languages.


Best Free SSH and Telnet Client

February 4th, 2009 | Posted under Computer Advice, The Internet, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Check out PuTTY, it’s not only full featured, but it’s also free. PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
Download it free at: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html


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