Photoshop Spin Blur Effect for Spinning Car Wheels

Photoshop spin blur

This short tutorial demonstrates how to use the Photoshop CC Spin Blur filter to give car wheels the appearance that they are spinning. Additionally, Motion Blur will be used to blur the road and scenery behind the car to simulate the effect of the car moving at a high rate of speed. What you will […]

Removing a Photo’s Image Background and Replacing it Using Photoshop

Remove a background from an image using Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial demonstrates how to remove a zoo photo’s background. Then you will learn how to replace it with a natural wilderness background, thus hiding the people and the artificial zoo setting. The Polygonal Lasso Tool is the Key to Removing Elements The Photoshop Polygonal Lasso Tool is one of the tools I use […]

How to Apply Photoshop Gaussian Blur to Photo Backgrounds

Apply Photoshop Gaussian Blur filter to a background

This short tutorial demonstrates how to use the Photoshop Gaussian Blur filter to blur photo backgrounds. Blurring a photograph’s background can help minimize distractions like onlookers at the zoo. If you want to hide people or objects in the background of a photograph it’s pretty easy using blur filters described here, but you can also completely remove a photo […]

How to Manage Bookmarks in Google Chrome

Chrome bookmarks

Google Chrome makes it incredibly easy to manage bookmarks. If you are unfamiliar with bookmarks they are basically icons that appear below the browser address bar that act as convenient shortcut links to websites you specify. You can also create folders in the same area to organize a series of bookmarks in case you want […]

Chrome Browser Keyboard Shortcut Commands

Chrome keyboard commands

Google Chrome offers a variety of useful keyboard shortcut commands used to perform Chrome tasks more quickly. To perform a command, press the buttons listed together at the same time. For example, the command for Ctrl + F (used for “find”) means that you would press the Control key “Ctrl” on the keyboard at the same […]

How to Change the MS Word Theme Color When the Default is White

Change MS Word theme colors

Follow these simple instructions to change the MS Office / MS Word theme color from the default color of white. You may have noticed that your new version of MS Office / MS Word came with a default white interface. While this application interface looks clean and modern, there are many users that prefer a […]

How to Create Multiple Virtual Desktops Using Windows 10

Creating multiple virtual desktops in Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 has a feature for creating multiple virtual desktops that you can toggle. This provides more space to organize your workspace and helps to streamline workflow. Multiple desktops are useful if you need to run several programs at once as I do. Creating new desktops is easy and can be accomplished right from […]

Wrap Text Around Images in HTML

Wrap text around images in HTML

To wrap text around images is an essential skill to learn for nice looking HTML page layouts. There are two common methods explained here for wrapping text around images in HTML: The image attribute method and the table alignment method. You can also use CSS to wrap text around images explained here >>. The first method called the image attribute […]

Wrap Text Around Images Using CSS Float and Padding

Wrap text around images using CSS

Here, two methods are explained for wrapping text around images in CSS. The first method explained below is the CSS image float method. This method is used to align a stand-alone image with a paragraph of text where no captions are necessary to accompany the image. The second method, explained on page 2, is the […]

How Do I Find Recent Web Pages I Visited?

Find recent web pages visited

How do I find recent web pages I visited to view the history of recently visited web pages? Internet Explorer (IE) Instructions for Finding Browser History of Visited Sites 1. Open Internet Explorer 2. In the top navigation area look for the star icon in the upper left and click on it. That star icon […]

How to Find Text You Copied

Find text copied

Instructions How to FIND Text You Copied (Ctrl + C) in Windows Using the Windows Clipbook Viewer to See the Text Did you ever wonder what folder or file stores the text you copy? Copying text is usually done by pressing the Ctrl + C keyboard keys but nothing happens visually when you do this. […]

Print Your Screen in Windows Using the Print Screen Key to Capture a Screenshot

Print screen key

Where is that Print Screen Key Located? The Windows Print Screen key is normally located at the top right of your keyboard in close proximity to the “F-Lock Key” and is typically identified by the letters Prt Scrn. See the example below. Make sure F-Lock is off before attempting to use the Print Screen Button. […]

How to Take Screenshots

How to take screenshots

What is a Windows screenshot? A screenshot is an image copy of what you see on your computer screen. A screenshot can be captured from basically anything you are looking at. Examples include web pages, pictures, open programs or documents such as MS Word, PDF files, or literally anything you can see on your computer’s […]

Disk Cleanup in Windows to Improve Performance

Windows disk cleanup

Why should I perform disk cleanup in Windows XP? Disk Cleanup will help improve your computer’s performance by deleting files that are not crucial such as temporary internet files that only serve to assist in speeding up page load time for sites you revisit, and tend to take-up significant disk space. Disk cleanup combined with […]

Aerial View of My House

Aerial view of house

How do I get an aerial view of my house? Google Maps Google Maps allows you to view aerial photographic imagery, map and terrain data, business listings, reviews, traffic, and other related information. To get an aerial view follow these steps for zoom approach (longer): 1. Go to Google Maps 2. You should see […]