How To Make A Nice Logo In Photoshop

Have you ever been wondering how to make a nice picture of a logo or to just make cool letters on Adobe Photoshop? If you have, you’ve found the right place. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use the tools in Photoshop to create a nice logo.

Step 1.

First of all, you’ll have to start off by making a new document.

Choose a name, the amount of pixels, and be sure to make the backround contents Transparent. After that we can move on to the next step.

Step 2.

Once you have your document open, you can choose a backround color. For this project, I chose to have  a gradient backround. You choose the gradient tool showed by the red arrow. If the paint bucket is in that place, hold the paint bucket button then select gradient tool.

After that, go down to the two colors showed by the green arrow, and click on them. You can then change to the colors you want, and in this case I just chose white and teal. To use the gradient tool, you drag the line across your screen and it will create a gradient based on where you drag it. You can experiment with it if you want.

Step 3.

For Step 3, we are going to insert text. Select the text tool on the left tool bar, and then click the screen and type your text in. You can mess with the font and size in the text toolbar at the top of the screen. I used the font Franklyn Gothic Heavy.

Step 4.

Step 4 is where it starts to get complicated. You have to double click the text layer showed by the green arrow, and it will come up with the screen showed below.

You should click on the drop shadown, inner glow, gradient overlay, and stroke boxes.

Step 5.

Next you have to apply the gradient overlay. Select the two colors you want to use, and in this case i chose black and teal. Click on the gradient drop down menu, where there is the black and teal color in the picture below, and choose the first option. You should then get a gradient of the colors you chose. You can then use the circular angle wheel to change the direction of the gradient.

Step 6.

Next, go to the stroke option and change the color in the color box to what ever you want the outline to be of. In this case, I chose white. You can then alter how big the outline is on the size bar at the top of the options, and you can fit it to your liking.

Step 7.

Good Job! The project is finished. Press ok on the box and you can see the text, and below is my finished project.

Have fun using Photoshop!

How To Connect To The Internet On A Mac

As we all know, switching to a different operating system can be a tough experience. If you just got your new Mac, and don’t know how to connect to the internet on it, this article will be very helpful to you.

 

 

Start out at your desktop:

Look at the top, then look for the icon that looks like a wireless bar signal

 

Click it, and choose the network you want to connect to. If none are listed, make sure AirPort is on

 

 

If the network has a wifi block, enter in the password required to connect. If you are trying to connect to your home network, and you have internet access on another computer, go to your default gateway (router address) and you can view your security password there. If you have a security block, and you don’t have internet access on any other machine, you can do a hard reset on your router to remove the security block.

 

Virus Terms

Has your antivirus told you that you have a certain type of virus on your computer, but you didn’t know what it means?

Here is a list of most virus terms, and types of viruses.
Malware:
Any type of malicious coding, scripting, programs etc.  Designed to cause harm to you in one way or another.(Virus)

Trojan:
A trojan is a program that appears to be legitimate, but actually has a virus attached to it.

Adware:

Adware is a type of virus designed to display ads to you, usually so a third-party can make money. If you are getting a lot of pop ups, or being redirected to sites that are trying to advertise to you, you probably have adware on your computer.

Drive-By Downloads:
Every internet browser has flaws. That’s why they’re being constantly updated. What a drive-by download does, is it takes advantage of those flaws or errors in the web browser, and uses that flaw to download malicious (virus) programs to your computer and runs them.

Keyloggers:
Keyloggers are malicious programs which are run on your computer, which send all your keystrokes, (basically everything you type) to a server, or email, usually to the person that gave you the keylogger. This is commonly used to steal people’s passwords.

RAT:
A RAT, (or, Remote Administration Tool) is a virus which gives the person that gave it to you total control over your pc. These are very hard to get rid of, because they can reinstall themselves after you remove them. However, if you believe you have a RAT on your computer post here and we can help you. Some ways to tell you have a RAT on your computer is if you are being sent to random sites, your webcam light comes on, you see your mouse or keyboard taken control of, your computer shuts down randomly, or if you get constant popups.

Scareware: Viruses that try to scare you into giving them your credit card number. Fake antivirus programs, which will tell you that you have a lot of viruses (you really don’t, the only actual virus is the program itself) in attempt to scare you into “buying” their fake antivirus software, which will usually end up with your credit card being stolen. Never fall for these scams.

Spyware: A type of virus that spies on your computer, and sends personal/confidential information to a third-party.

Worms: A worm is a type of virus that is designed to send itself out to other computers, most commonly through email.

Trackware: A type of virus that tracks you, such as what websites you go to, how long you spend online on certain sites, etc.

Phishing: Phishing is where you are tricked into entering your password, where it is sent to the phisher to be stolen. When you enter in a password, always make sure the link at the top of the page is the legitimate one, to avoid being phished.

Now that you know of all of these, how about protecting yourself from them with Norton 360?

How to take a screenshot on your Windows computer and upload it to the internet

Why would you want to take a screenshot, you may ask? A screenshot can be helpful in many different situations. Screenshots are a quick and easy way to show someone else exactly what you’re seeing on your screen. Screenshots are also helpful if you see something on the computer and you don’t want to forget it. Or if you are playing a game and want to take a picture of it. Or if you need proof of something. The list can go on and on.

Because I’ve been asked quite a few times how to take a screenshot, I figured it’d be a useful thing to post for those who don’t know how to take one.
First, look at the top right corner of your keyboard (typically) and find a button called Print Screen or PrtSc

Press that key (sometimes you will have to press an Alt or fn key as well, which is most commonly found at the bottom left side of your keyboard) and it will take a screenshot of your entire computer screen.

Now open up a program like Paint, and paste the picture (press Ctrl + V) and then crop it (if you wish) and save it to your computer.

If you want to upload your screenshot to the internet, go to a website like flickr.com or imageshack.us and upload it.

Feel free to test it out by replying to this blog with a picture of your screenshot!