3.21.2015

Disable Mobile View for Blogger

This is step-by-step tutorial to turn off the Mobile template on your Blogger blog.


You might already know this: you may choose a mobile template for your Blogger blog to make it look good on mobile devices. This option is ON by default for each of your Blogger blogs.

But this may bug you for a while if you make use of a custom-built responsive Blogger template on your blog.

Why? Because responsive templates are already built to work well on mobile. You don't need the Mobile template option turned ON if you use such a template.

Turning this feature off will let you enjoy more features of your responsive template. This guide explains how you can turn off the Mobile template for your blogs.

1.    Sign into your Blogger dashboard. Navigate to the Template section of your blog.

2.    You'll see the 'Mobile' preview of your blog in the template section. Click that gear icon below the Mobile preview. 


3. You'll come up with a dialog box showing a couple of options to turn on or off the Mobile template. Select 'No. Show desktop template on mobile devices.'


4. Click Save. You're DONE!


That's it. You or your blog visitors won't see the mobile template anymore when visiting from the mobile devices. You may also revert the changes later if you need to.

Tutorial How to Disable Mobile View for Blogger Blog Blogspot

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3.14.2015

How to Use the Extrude Tool in CorelDRAW

In this tutorial, we'll get to know the Extrude Tool and manipulate shapes in a 3-D format. We'll learn how to apply gradients to each section, use the tool's features, and use the Interactive Fill Tool and the Drop Shadow Tool in conjunction with the Extrude Tool in order to create rendered designs with a sense of depth.


1. Using the Extrude Tool

Step 1

Let's start with simple, flat shapes. I used the Text Tool (F8) with the font Lot to write out "A", "B", and "C". Make sure you've hit Convert to Curves (Control-Q) in the Property Bar so your letters become objects you can easily manipulate.

If you wrote out your letters in one line, you can right-click on them after converting to curves and hit Break Curve Apart.

Change each object's colors in the Object Properties docker. I chose magenta, yellow, and cyan for my fill colors.


Step 2

We're going to focus most of this quick tutorial on the triangle, or the letter "A". Select your shape and use the Extrude Tool, found in the Toolbox under the Blend Tool, to drag your shape out to the left to create a 3D object. You can adjust your shape with the tool itself, or adjust its settings individually in the Property Bar.


Step 3

Once satisfied with your object's new shape, with the Extrude Tool still in use, select the Extrusion Color option in the Property Bar. From here you can determine what color each extruded plane will be.


2. Rendering the Extruded Shape

Step 1

The third option of Extrusion Color is a gradient option, allowing you to choose which two colors will appear in your Linear Gradient on the extruded plane. I chose magenta and dark magenta.

Step 2

For greater rendering control, right-click the extruded object and hit Break Extrude Group Apart (Control-K). This will allow you to apply various properties to each component of the extruded object. In the case of this triangle, it was broken apart into two objects.


Step 3

Select each component of your 3D shape and in the Object Properties docker you can apply more complex gradients and other properties. For additional fun with gradients in CorelDRAW, check out How to Create and Use Gradients in CorelDRAW.

Make sure your object components are Grouped (Control-G) together before you continue on to the next letter.


3. Rendering the Other Letters

Step 1

Let's move on to the letter "B"! I've decided to start with the Extrude Tool, using the same method as for the triangle, and then alter the shape for an additional twist.

1    Drag out your object's 3D plane with the Extrude Tool.
2    In the Property Bar, hit the Extrude Rotation option. Rotate the red number 3 in the option box in order to change your 3D object's angle.
3    Set your extruded object's color properties either in the Extrusion Color options or in the Objects Properties docker after having hit Break Extrude Group Apart.


Step 2

Finally, we've got our Pac-Man-esque letter "C".

1    Choose your letter and color for the final object (in the event you'd rather not create the same final image as the one in this tutorial).
2    Use the Extrude Tool to drag out the object's backside to the lower right.
3    Hit Break Extrude Group Apart and after setting the Fountain Fill colors in the Object Properties docker, use the Interactive Fill Tool (G) to adjust the gradient's angle and placement on each of the object's components.


4. Applying Quick Drop Shadows to Objects

Step 1

I briefly introduced the Drop Shadow Tool in the tutorial How to Create and Use Perfect Shapes in CorelDRAW. Let's take another look at this tool's versatility.

Select the "A" group and use the Drop Shadow Tool to drag out and place a drop shadow behind the object. Adjust the Shadow Feathering, Drop Shadow Opacity, and other options in the Property Bar.


Step 2

When satisfied with the drop shadow applied to the "A" group, hit the plus sign in the Properties Bar next to the Presets drop-down menu. This will allow you to save and reuse the drop shadow on other objects.

Once your shadow preset has been saved, select the other objects in turn and select your shadow from the Presets drop-down menu. The same angle, strength, and properties of the first drop shadow will be automatically applied to your other objects.


Great Job, You're Done!

See the image below for how far our simple little flat shapes have come in this quick tutorial. Share your results in the comment section below. Apply such extrusion effects and rendering techniques to an entire alphabet of letters, or create a whole poster design filled with three-dimensional text.


Source tutsplus.com

3.04.2015

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Create a Retro Logotype on a Blurred Background

In this tutorial we’re going to create a stylish retro logotype and place it on a blurred background made from a photo right in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using some basic shapes and effects and working with Gradient Mesh to turn our photo into a defocused background. Let’s get started!


1. Create a Retro Logo From Circles

Step 1
Start by taking the Ellipse Tool (L) and form an even circle by holding the Shift button. Add a smaller circle inside the first one.


Step 2
Select both created circles, click your right mouse button and choose Make Compound Path from the dropdown menu. Fill the new shape with black color.


Step 3
Add another black ring inside the first shape. You can edit the parts of the compound path separately by clicking twice on the path and thus entering the isolation mode (you will notice all other parts of your image become dimmed). Make the ring thinner by selecting its inner part with the Direct Selection Tool (A) and expanding it.


Step 4
Double-click the Star Tool to call the pop-up options window and set the Points value to 20.


Hold down the Control key and drag to make the points of the star more or less sharp.


Step 5
Expand the star, making it larger than the black rings and Send it to Back (Shift-Control-[), placing it beneath the other shapes.

Let’s make the shape smoother. For Adobe Illustrator CC users: select the created star, take the Direct Selection Tool (A) and you’ll notice tiny circle indicators appear next to each point of the star. Click and drag any circle to smoothen the points.

If you’re using an earlier version of Adobe Illustrator, go to Effect > Stylize > Round Corners and set the Radius value to about 30 px. Object > Expand Appearance to apply the effect.


Step 6
Form another circle, making it slightly larger than the rings.


Select both the star and the newly created circle and use the Minus Front function of the Pathfinder panel to cut out a hole.

Step 7
Add a smaller circle, putting it in the center of the other rings, and apply a 2 pt black Stroke to it, setting the Fill color to none. Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag and set the Size to 2 px, Ridges per Segment to 30 and Points to Smooth. Check the Preview box to make sure your shape fits the rings.


Step 8
Let’s add some text to fill the blank spaces and make our logo more intricate. We'll use some well-known free fonts (Lobster Two and Playfair Display), which suit our retro style image.


Step 9
Use the Star Tool to form a small 5-pointed star. Place a row of three stars in both the upper and bottom parts of the logotype, emphasizing the text.


Step 10
Let’s edit the position of the elements to make our logo perfectly aligned. Select all the parts and click the outer curved part of our logo while holding the Alt key to make it a Key Object. This way all other objects will be aligned to the Key Object. Click the Horizontal Align Center to reposition the elements.


2. Form a Blurred Background From Your Photo

Step 1
Let’s use a contrasting abstract photo, which will look nice as a background. I’ve picked this nature shot from my personal archive.


Step 2
File > Place the photo in our document. You can rotate it to find a better angle, fitting only a part of the image into the Artboard.



Step 3
Continue by selecting our photo and move to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set the blur Radius to 30 px, making the image defocused.


Step 4
Now we need to turn the photo into vector. For this purpose, go to Object > Create Gradient Mesh. Set the Rows value to 10 and the Columns to 15, making a grid with square cells. Don’t make the cells of the grid too small or too big in order to avoid artifacts and uneven pieces on the image after converting it to mesh.


Step 5
We need to get rid of those parts of the mesh outside the Artboard. Let’s create a rectangle the size of our Artboard (in this tutorial we have a square 600 x 600 px Artboard) and place it on top of all other objects (Shift-Control-]). Select both the created square and our mesh, click the right mouse button and apply Make Clipping Mask from the dropdown menu, thus hiding the unneeded parts inside the mask.


Step 6
Place our logotype on the created background and fill it with grey color. Switch the Blending Mode to Screen, making the logo semi-transparent.


Congratulations! Your Stylish Retro Logotype Is Finished!

Great job! Now you can make similar logos using the same simple technique and turning your photos into gentle defocused vector backgrounds. I hope you’ve found some useful tips and tricks in this short tutorial. Stay tuned and good luck!

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Source : design.tutsplus.com

3.03.2015

CorelDraw Tutorial - Membuat Aperture Lensa

Pada tutorial kali ini, saya akan membuat logo untuk aperture atau overlapping lensa. Di sini saya menggunakan CorelDraw X6, tapi juga bisa menggunakan versi laiinya yang memiliki fitureSmart Fill tool (CorelDraw X3 atau yang lebih baru).

Langkah 1
Buatlah 3 buah lingkaran seperti gambar di bawah (saya gunakan variasi warna berbeda agar tutorial ini lebih jelas).

Langkah 2
Seleksi lingkaran tengah dan yang paling luar (merah dan biru) kemudian gunakan Front minus back jika lingkaran biru diposisi depan lingkaran merah, atau gunakan Back minus front jika sebaliknya.

Langkah 3
Warnai dengan warna hitam dan hilangkan outlinenta (hasilnya adalah sebagai bordir lensa).

Langkah 4
Buatlah sebuah garis lurus seperti pada gambar dengan Pen tool

Langkah 5
Klik kembali garis tersebut untuk memunculkan rotation control (kontrol untuk rotasi).

Langkah 6
Drag titik tengah rotation control ke posisi tengah dari lingkaran.

Langkah 7
Pilih Arrange>Transformations>Rotate atau gunakan shor Alt+F8 untuk menampilkan dock transformasi rotasi.

Langkah 8
Lakukan seting dari transformasi rotasi seperti gambar di bawah. Angle of rotation = 60°; Copies = 5. Kemudian klik Apply.

Langkah9
Gunakan Smart Fill tool untuk mengisi area-area seperti gambar di bawah (di sini saya menggunakan warna fill oranye).

Langkah 10
Hapus semua garis-garis hasil transformasi rotasi dan lingkaran dalam tadi.

Langkah 11
Seleksi ke enam objek overlapping blades (orange) kemudian jadikan objek brup (Ctrl+G)

Langkah 12
Dengan grup tersebut terseleksi, pilih Contour tool.

Langkah 13
Dengan ukuran lingkaran yang saya gunakan, saya menggunakan Contour offset = 4px (saya menggunakan warna biru). Kemudian pilih Outside contour.

Langkah 14
Klik hasil contour tadi (warna biru) kemudian klik kanan dan pilih Break Contour Group Appart atau dengan shorcut Ctrl+K.

Langkah 15
Hapus objek lainnya kecuali objek bordir hitam dan overlapping blades (biru).

Langkah 16
Warnai semuanya dengan warna hitam (atau warna lain sesuai selera) dan hilangkan outlinenya.

Hasil lainnya dengan posisi garis (merah) berbeda.



Hasil lainnya dengan jumlah Overlapping Blades (OB) berbeda [Seting rotate transformation berbeda].
5 OB : Angle of rotation = 72°; Copies = 4
6 OB : Angle of rotation = 60°; Copies = 5
7 OB : Angle of rotation = 51.43°; Copies = 6
8 OB : Angle of rotation = 45°; Copies = 7
9 OB : Angle of rotation = 40°; Copies = 8
10 OB : Angle of rotation = 36°; Copies = 9

 


Semoga tutorial ini bermanfaat dan terima kasih telah berkunjung.

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