Month: April 2010

2010 / by hannah -

Adobe Save for Web & Devices Error

When saving for web in Adobe Photoshop, when you try to save either a jpeg, gif or png if you get an error message ‘Adobe Save for Web & Devices Error’, ‘Could not complete this operation. The file was not found’. Save the document normally as a .psd file and restart photoshop. This should stop this from happening, and you should be able to save for web as normal.

2010 / by hannah -

How to create buttons for a webite in photoshop

This tutorial shows a quick and easy way of creating a button for a web site. This button style contains a gradient background, a inner white border with a darker outer border and drop shadow. These buttons are very easy to recreate using layer styles and shapes and will suit any website as they can be coloured to match the design.

2010 / by hannah -

Transforming a solid shape into a transparent gradient in Photoshop

This tutorial will cover the basics of making a solid shape into a transparent gradient, using the layer style options in Photoshop. For this example, I’m going to create a black to transparent gradient over an image, to create the effect of the image fading out to black. This effect is often used with a dark photograph fading to black on the background of a website, the reverse of this a lighter image fading to white is often used on the top of invitations and flyers.

2010 / by hannah -

Problem with gif files – locked background layer

Q. I have a .gif file that I’m trying to drag onto another document in Photoshop but the image won’t copy across as normal. I’ve tried to unlock the layer but the padlock is greyed out and I can’t unlock the layer by double clicking it either.

2010 / by hannah -

Saving images for the web – Jpeg, Gif, Png

This article will explain the differences between the three file types; jpegs, gifs and pngs, and explain when it is best to use each method. To save an image to be used on the web, you should go to File > Save for Web & Devices.