Saturday, December 26, 2015

Working with Photoshop Pattern Maker

Pattern Maker Filter in Photoshop

Pattern maker is really a smart tool to create pattern from an image or drawing. In this post, I'm gonna tell you about Photoshop Pattern Maker. After completing this lesson, you will be able to create beautiful and eye-catching patterns from simple drawing or image!

Creating Patterns from Image

You can create pattern from any image. I'm gonna show you an illustration - 

Light Flower

I will use the above image to create a pattern. I'm gonna open this image through Photoshop CS6. 

Filter > Pattern Maker . . .

Pattern Maker Filter in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Now look at the image below - 

Creating Pattern by using Photoshop CS6

As soon as you choose Pattern Maker, you will get this window. Look at the area I've selected as my pattern area. 

You can choose any area to create a pattern. 

Select your area > Hit on the Generate button > You will get a patter > Hit Generate again to create a different pattern > You will be able to create 20 different patterns.

You can also change the values of the options as marked by a rectangle in the image above. Changing the default values will produce much different looks!

Pattern from Flower

And this is my output. 

Creating Patterns from Drawings/ Shapes/ Texts

You can also create patterns by drawing lines and shapes. You can also create patterns from any other objects of texts! Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open up Photoshop and create a new document of any size.
  2. Now draw something randomly. Or create any shape. You can even type some letters. Use a color as you like.
  3. Now hit on the Filter Menu and choose Pattern Maker.
  4. Select the area from which you would like to create pattern.
  5. Now hit on the Generate button to create the pattern. 
  6. Use General again option to get different looks. 
  7. When you're done, simply hit OK. That's it!

Hope you will enjoy this tutorial. If you face any trouble, don't hesitate to contact . . .

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Add your Signature to Gmail Messages

Add Gmail Signature with your mail

Many of you might be familiar with the Auto Signature feature of Gmail. But you need to add this manually and it requires to be turned on by the user himself. Let's see how to add this . . . 

About Gmail Signature

When we write a letter to someone, we normally sign at the end of that letter. In case of email messages, signing is not that important. 

But in case of official email messages, we usually mention our name, designation and organization. 

But you don't need to do this manually every time. If you type few words (what may be included as signature) in the signature option and enable it, Gmail will do the rest automatically.

Settings Option in Gmail

Add your Signature

  1. Sign in to your Gmail ID.
  2. Hit on the Settings Gear Settings Icon from the top right corner and choose Settings.
  3. Now make sure you're in the General tab.
  4. There are lots of options under General. Scroll down and find the option - Signature.
  5. By default, No Signature option might be selected. You've to select the next radio button to enable it.
  6. Now type few words in the box as your signature. You can articulate your text with the help of formatting options. You can also upload image or create hyperlink here.
  7. When you're done, scroll down to the bottom. Hit on the Save Changes button. 
  8. Finally, hit on the  COMPOSE  button and see the result!

Hit on the following button to directly go to the Gmail Settings . . .

One Click to Open Gmail Settings

Settings > General > Signature > Type your Signature . . .

Settings > General > Signature

Tips: you can also use your real signature here! Sign on a paper > Scan & upload it as image!

Hit on the Compose button to send a new message > Your signature texts will appear as shown below.

Automatic Signature in Gmail Message

Hopefully, this tutorial will help you all. If you need even more stuffs regarding signature option, then follow Gmail Help page . . .

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hide Spelling & Grammar Errors in MS Word

Turn off Spelling & Grammar Errors in MS Word

When we type something wrong (typo) in MS Word, either in terms of grammar or spelling, the Spelling & Grammar Checker automatically detects the errors. And then we see a red underline for spelling error and blue underline for grammar error. And that's pretty useful and essential for preparing a correct document.

But sometimes, this automatic error detection marks may cause your headache. Maybe you're preparing something which is correct but not supported by traditional spelling and grammar rules. In that time, those error marks (red and blue underlines) look odd. Let's hide them! 

Applies to:
  • Office 2007
  • Office 2010
  • Office 2013
  • Office 2016

Hide Spelling & Grammar Errors . . .
  1. Open up an MS Word document from your PC.
  2. Hit on the   File   button from upper left corner & select Options.
  3. Now choose Proofing option from the left pane.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom and find the Exceptions for section.
  5. If you wanna hide the errors for all new documents in the future then choose, All New documents. Or simply choose Document 1 or your current document.
  6. And finally, select the checkboxes - Hide Spelling Errors & Hide Grammar Errors > OK.

Hide Spelling Errors in MS Word

Note for Word 2007 Users:

File button is only available for the users of Office 2010, 2013 and 2016. Office 2007 users will see a different button instead of File button. It's called Office button as shown below - 

Office Button & Word Option in MS Word 2007

And instead of options, you will see Word Options

Rolling Back this Settings . . .

If you wanna back to the previous settings, I mean, if you wanna see the spelling & grammar errors again, then follow the steps below:

  1. Go to File > Options.
  2. Choose Proofing.
  3. Deselect the checkboxes > Hide Spelling Errors > Hide Grammar Errors.
  4. Exceptions for > Choose All New Documents or current document as applies.
  5. OK

Special Thanks to - Shamsul Arefin 

Who phoned me to know why don't spelling mistakes is underlining in his word document. Actually in his word settings, spelling and grammar error options were turned off. And in this tutorial I just wrote about the opposite settings! :) 

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