Archive for June, 2010

Hiding the Header Text in WordPress

If you have a banner graphic that incorporates your blog title, you may not want the header text showing up over your image. To fix it, go to the Appearance […]

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Google Analytics

Just adding some Google Analytics to a client’s site, that needed the code pasting into the <head> before the closing tag. Note: if you have pages that are built using […]

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Removing Custom Swatches in OS X

If you have several custom swatches that you have created for client work, the management of these swatches can become an issue. First of all, you have more than one […]

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Retiming Video in Motion

Changing the duration of a clip in Apple’s Motion is really easy: Select your clip in either the Project Pane (F5) or the Timing Pane (F6) then go to the […]

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The Pattern Behind Self-Deception

Here’s an interesting video from ted.com on how and why we are wired to see ‘things’ in the world around us.

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Extracting Video from DVD for Editing

I have just had a client provide a DVD (unprotected) containing the source footage they want editing. The set-top-ready disc was all the client had as the raw files were […]

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Distorting Shapes With Free Transform in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

There are plenty of ways to distort shapes in Adobe Illustrator. One of the tools I use quite often is the Free Transform tool. This is pretty intuitive to use […]

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Adding Images to Your Signature in Mail

Here’s a quick way of adding a signature with a graphic to your signature in Apple Mail. Please note, this will show the image as an attachment in Outlook etc […]

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Smoother Animations in Motion

When creating animations using Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects or even Flash, you need to use keyframes. These are the key frames where changes to an object are set, […]

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A New Website and a New Name

Designermagic has a new name and a new website. From June 2010, you are looking at Haiz Design. Quite simply, I just want to make things more direct! The new […]

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