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How to insert a logo or image into a QR code using Photoshop

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This article describes different methods of changing a QR code in Photoshop that allow to insert a logo, image or text. The custom or branded QR code will be read correctly despite the modification.

The QR (Quick Response code, Denso Barcode, ISO/IEC18004) code represents a two-dimensional code bar, initially used by industry, but widely used today to encode and transmit short information, like URLs, phone numbers, contact information, business cards, meetings, GPS locations, email. The transmission is done visually and the receiver is a mobile device that has a camera and a code reader software.

QR codes were created in 1994 by a subsidiary of Toyota, Denso Wave , to be used by the carmaker in the management of various auto parts. QR Codes were use din the production for fast visual identification of components and for storing additional information.

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How to make a Line Chart in Flex with static data

The following example shows how you can create a LineChart in Flex by using static data from an array. The chart is created in MXML without any ActionScript code. The example shows you how you can create a simple animated chart without knowing ActionScript (with ActionScript you can create more dynamic and interactive charts, but for beginning this is the simplest aproach).

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How to create a trajectory movement based animation (Motion Guide) in Flash CS4

In this example it is presented an animation that uses Classic Motion Tween and Motion Guide Flash CS4 effects to move an object on the screen after a predetermined path, eg a bouncing ball on the screen. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to convert .flac files to .wav and burn them on an audio CD

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) FLACit is an lossless audio format similar to MP3, but the audio is compressed with FLAC without any loss in quality. In opposition, MP3 is a lossy audio format.

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How to create a simple motion animation in Flash CS3

This  Flash CS3 tutorial shows how to create a Flash animation using Adobe Flash CS3 (for Flash CS4 see the next post, because there are some differences on the application interface).
In this example we will create an animation based on Flash motion tweens that will move an object on the screen on a linear trajectory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Adobe Flash CS3 and CS4 interface, basic commands and concepts

This post analyzes the interface of the two versions of Adobe Flash CS3 and CS4 because the number of similarities is too great to take them separately. Also, the examples and tutorials from this site, use most of the basic features that are found in both versions. The differences will be highlighted and described for each version.
The interface of the Adobe Flash CS3 and CS4 contains some important windows: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to create an animated GIF in Photoshop CS3 or CS4

The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a digital image format used to store bitmaps. Since it was introduced in 1987, it has been largely used on World Wide Web to allow websites to include images in their pages. It is an efficient format because: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to make a Web 2.0 button or badge in Photoshop

Recent years evolution in graphics and images for Web pages has led to the definition of Web 2.0 style. It is used to make a cool logo or other visual elements (buttons, menus, badges) for the Web site.  The style is characterized by:
- using intense and vivid colors that attract attention to a particular element or visual symbol
- applying glow, emphasizing, reflection, glossy or mirroring effects to add visual details
This example is for a Web 2.0 button or badge and it is made in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS3. Read the rest of this entry »

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