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


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 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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