How to Globally Disable Comments in WordPress

I realized only recently – after a big comment spam attack – that WordPress has no option to globally disable comments on posts. If you go to Settings > Discussion, you can disable posting of comments on new articles. But for the existing ones on your website, you can only go to individual posts and […]

Basic PHP includes – Free PHP Tutorial

Lets say you have a Web site with 10 or so pages, and you want to update the navigation. You don’t want the hassle of updating every single page. That’s where includes come in handy. Your basic include will look like this.   <?php include ( ‘includes/navigation.php’ ); ?> That’s it! What I typically do […]

Vignette Effect – Photoshop Tutorial

In this Tutorial, I’m going to demonstrate a quick and simple fade effect to an image.   1.) In Photoshop, Open image of your choice.     2.) Click on the Retangular Marquee tool (may be visible already) and draw a Selection at the points you would like the fade to take effect.     […]

Creating Semi-circular Text – Photoshop Tutorial

This Tutorial will show you how to create a curve isolated only to bottom of text. 1.) Create a new file. Go to File > New. Make it 500 X 230 pixels on a white background at 72 dpi then hit OK. 2.) Select the Text tool and type your text. I used Impact 140pt […]

Star Brush – Photoshop Tutorials

In this Tutorial, I will show you how to create your very own “Star Brush”.   1.) Create a New file, 30 X 30 pixels, on a white background.   2.) Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid… (the dialog box will appear.)   Now in the Grid panel select color of your […]

Rock text – Photoshop Tutorial

In this Tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to create rock texture for text.   1.) Let’s begin by creating a new file. Go to File > New. Make it 200 X 100 pixels on a white background.   2.) Select the Text tool from the tool palette.     3.) Type […]

Gel Text – Photoshop Tutorial

This Tutorial will show you the basic’s of creating Gel like text.     1.) Let’s begin by creating a new file. Go to File > New. Make it 200 X 100 pixels on a white background.     2.) Select the Text tool from the tool palette.     3.) Type something large to […]

Rainbow Glow Effect – Photoshop Tutorial

In this Tutorial, We will create a multi-colored glow and add some extra effects using the Paint Brush tool and a Pattern Overlay style.     1.) Open Photoshop 7.0 and create a new file. Go to File > New. Make it 300 X 135 pixels on a white background at 72 dpi then hit […]

Backscreening Effect – Photoshop Tutorial

This effect can create some dazzling images for print as well as a great splash page for any multimedia project, such as a slide show.   1.) Launch Photoshop, then open a background image of your choice.   (To save this image, Right-Click and Save Picture as…)     (Picture captured from the Photoshop 6.0 […]

Outline Text – Photoshop Tutorial

This Tutorial is a good method of applying a fancy outline to text.     1.) Let’s begin by creating a new file. Go to File > New. Make it 260 X 100 pixels on a white background.   2.) Select the Text tool in the tool palette.     3.) Type something large to […]