Here is a video I had the pleasure of being included in by Kelby Media for Google+
How do you crop an image with photoshop? Or how do you resize an image in photoshop? Well, I’ll show you! This fast simple trick will have you cropping images in no time flat.
You will find that this image resizing trick is useful fro creating facebook profile images or specific image that only show a part of the big picture.
Why is cropping an image important?
- 1. Reduces File Size
- 2. Fit different formatting requirments
We are going to use this lovely image I created in illustrator here:
What we are going to do is create a crop of Pavaroctipus. We are going to get a crop of his face.
Right-click your image that you would like to edit and select open with -> Photoshop
Once the image is open in Photoshop, select your crop tool from the tools palette on the the left.
Crop the area of the image you wish to use, then press enter.
Now we have a nice 300 x 300 px thumbnail image!
Now it's time to save for web and we are done!
I have compiled a list of tools that i have found helpful in the developement process for creating your website.
Google+ URL shortener - The google+ url is very long and not very pretty and not easy to memorize. With this Google+ URL shortener from gplus.to you can create a memorable URL, for example mine is gplus.to/sergeconusdesignhero
What WordPress Theme is that? - Find out what theme someone is using and related plugins. whatwpthemeisthat
Google Chrome - Download the best browser in the world.
Google URL Shortener - Shorten and track any URL you need to with this handy tool from google.
QR Code Generator – Generate nifty QR codes for business cards, catalogs, billboards, whatever!
Sitemap Generator – Generate your site maps for free, then upload to your directory.
Do you know of any other cool web tools? Let me know!
Have you ever stumbled across a wordpress site and just had to know what theme it was? There is a way you can quickly find out what theme a website is using along with what kind of plugins they use. Very useful stuff indeed.
Check them out over here http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/
So you need a facebook banner for your fan page. No problem. Let me create one for you. I make facebook banners for personal pages, business pages, you name it. If you are interested in connecting with my facebook page, check it out here.
You can check out a few examples there too while you are at it.
Facebook banners, facebook covers, same thing.
How do you make a facebook cover?
If you feel brave and have access to an image editing program, you can try to make your own! Here are the steps to making your own facebook cover image.
- Facebook cover dimensions are 851 x 315 px.
- Make sure you use the “save for web feature” when saving your final image.
- Make sure you save as a .png. This is because when you save as a .jpg and upload it, Facebook compresses it and makes it look terrible and full of artifacts.
That’s pretty much it in a nutshell, of course if you need more help I’ll be happy to answer any questions on the subject.