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Minal is a freelance web and graphics designer. She specializes in designing Logos, Stationery, Graphics and Icons as well as website templates using graphical tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and Expression Web. Twitter @saffronstroke

CSS: Most Interesting Questions I Was Asked Last Year

CSS: Most Interesting Questions I Was Asked Last Year

Tweet Wow! It’s 2012 already and a very Happy New Year to all of you! Well you can say I just woke up to the internet world after a long hiatus. Although I was blogging actively in 2010-11, I had to stop most of my online stuff and give way to becoming a parent. I am […]

Draw 3D Text in HTML 5 Canvas and Expression Web

Draw 3D Text in HTML 5 Canvas and Expression Web

Tweet One of the most exciting additions to web pages by HTML5, is the Canvas element <canvas id=”3dCanvas” width=”400″ height=”200″></canvas> You can draw graphics such as lines, arcs, curves, circles, shapes and create nice effects etc., directly into the canvas element. In this article, I will demonstrate how to draw 3D text in HTML 5 […]

Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 available!

Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 available!

Tweet Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 has been released. The Service Pack 1 provides support for HTML 5, CSS 3 and PHP 5.3 in Code Editor and significant support in Design View. SP1 also has some major fixes and improvements to SuperPreview online service, IntelliSense for Extended Characters and file management. To know more […]

Brush Tool in Photoshop

Brush Tool in Photoshop

Tweet There are several tools in Photoshop for painting and editing colors in an image. The brush tool applies brush strokes with the selected foreground color. Options for the brush tool can be set in the Options bar. And apart from using the default brushes provided by Photoshop you can import brushes and also create […]

Align and Distribute Objects Relative to Key Object using the Align Panel in Illustrator CS5

Align and Distribute Objects Relative to Key Object using the Align Panel in Illustrator CS5

Tweet The Align Panel in Adobe Illustrator can be used to align and distribute objects. The axis or the reference points for the alignment can be specified. So you can either align using the objects anchor points, or edges or align to a selection, artboard or a key object. The key object can be a […]

Free Finance Logo

Free Finance Logo

Tweet Saffron Stroke presents a free logo suitable for Financial Services and other Money Solutions. The logo is created using Adobe Illustrator and you can download the Illustrator (.ai) files and modify them to suit your business. Download the Illustrator logo files.

HTML 5 Add In for Expression Web 4

HTML 5 Add In for Expression Web 4

Tweet You must be aware of HTML 5 is going to be the all-in-one standard replacing HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 So with HTML 5 becoming a web standard, the Microsoft team has come up with an add-in for EW4 that will enable the new HTML5 schema to check your code markup for errors and […]

Fill Tools in Photoshop CS5

Fill Tools in Photoshop CS5

Tweet Fill tools are used to fill a selected object, area or layer with color or colors. Photoshop has two Fill tools – Paint Bucket and the Gradient tool. Both the fill tools are listed under the same button on the toolbar. The tool that was last used will also be visible. To view the […]

Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop CS5

Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop CS5

Tweet The Spot Healing Brush tool in Photoshop CS5 (available from CS2 onwards) is an amazing photo retouching tool. There are 4 retouching tools available in Photoshop CS5 (Spot Healing Brush Tool, Healing Brush Tool, Patch Tool and Red Eye Tool). Essentially all the retouching tools replace areas of images with sampled pixels from the […]

Designing the Table Layout for Multiple Resolutions in Expression Web 4

Designing the Table Layout for Multiple Resolutions in Expression Web 4

Tweet With the advent of CSS layouts I prefer not to use tables for laying out my web sites. But there are many designers/developers who still go in for tables. Expression Web also gives you tools to build a layout using tables. Learn more about Table Layouts in Creating Layout Tables in Microsoft Expression Web […]