How-tos/Plug-ins

Digital Art and Design
General articles about tips, tricks and how-tos, freeware and shareware plug-ins, picture tubes, filter effects.

BEE Free Online Email Editor star
In this article, we will continue to discuss the different options for creating responsive HTML email messages. We will talk about BEE Free, a free drag and drop online email editor for designing your own newsletter template.

Copyright Overlay Your Artwork star
Copyright infringement is an issue for people like digital artists and other creatives. You can use a copyright overlay for your digital images. The most common example is a semi-transparent overlay of the copyright symbol, which is the C inside a circle. Follow these steps to add the overlay.

Design a Calendar In Scrivener star
In this Scrivener tutorial, we will create a calendar. I use Scrivener to organize all my articles and tutorials. But I also need a visual representation of my editorial calendar for the month. I use this calendar to record publication dates and color coding to distinguish different tasks.

Design and Print Online at Avery.com star
One of the easiest ways to design and print business cards for your inkjet printer is to use an online tool such as the one on the Avery.com website. This tool makes customizing and printing your business card easy.

DragonFly's Sinedots II Plug-in Filter star
Philipp Spoth has very generously offered as a free download his plug-in filter which he calls Sinedots II. Sinedots II comes in an After Effects and Photoshop version. This free plug-in is easy to use and you can create many interesting images with it.

How to Add a Download File to Your Website star
In the last tutorial, we discussed ways to create a PDF to offer as a free download from your blog or website. Now, how do we get it to the web? There are two methods, depending on the setup of your website or blog.

How To Create a Free Download star
Offering a free download is a great way to share a sample of the content on your blog and get readers to visit your blog. There are many was to create your download content and below we will take a look at my favorite methods.

Kinko's File Prep Tool star
You have spent hours creating the graphics and designing the perfect project for your customer. It seems that you cannot always be sure that the printed results you get back will look the same as the original did when you created it on your computer. Kinko's answer to this dilemma is the FPT.

Plug-ins star
The term plug-in is all over the web and is a topic common on digital art and graphic forums. So what is it all about?

Sending Images Attached To An Email Message star
I realize that there are probably others who may not know how to send images attached to an email message and I decided to write this short tutorial. The instructions are for AOL 8.0 but the process is basically the same for other Internet service providers. So, log on to the web and here we go.

Store Your Digital Files on External Drive star
There are several external drives, from Flash drives that can store 4 GB and retail about $27 to an external hard drive that can store 750 GB and retails about $200. Just the other day, one of my readers emailed requesting instructions for moving photos from their email onto an external drive.

SWU Open Source Email Templates Project star
SendWithUs Open Source Email Templates Project has responsive templates for most email clients (readers). Free responsive email templates tested with Litmus.

Your My Images Folder star
Having a folder on your desktop for storing these images is a great convenience. You will have a special place for all your images and will always know where they are when you want to work on them or upload them to the web.

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