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Create the Windows Aero Effect in Photoshop [How To]

Posted by Rich On November - 27 - 2010

This is a guest article written by Bituser from bituser.com. Find out more about Bituser at the conclusion of this guide.

This is a simple guide that will show you how to create that awesome looking Windows Aero effect in Photoshop. If you are using another image editing program, then you may need to change some steps, but it is possible to create the following in most modern programs.

If you want to skip the tutorial and download the file for yourself, get it here:

Download Photoshop Aero Effect PSD

Download Photoshop Aero Effect PSD

Otherwise, improve your Photoshop skills by following this tutorial:

Step 1

Start by creating a new document. Match the settings of your window to that of the screenshot.

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Best Technology Blog Posts of the Week (November 27th 2010)

Posted by Angel Luis On November - 27 - 2010

Because the internet is more than just Windows Guides, we have prepared a selection of the best technology posts of this week.

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Start IE9 with InPrivate Filtering Enabled [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On November - 24 - 2010

[DEPRECATED]

IE9We’ve had a look at IE8 and its ability to block ads without add-ons using InPrivate Filtering before.  What’s new i hear you cry.  Well, I’ll let you see for yourself.

Todays Quick Tip shows how to start IE9 in InPrivate Filtering mode every time you start the browser, as opposed to turning it on manually.  Something I think Microsoft should definitely implement.  (Alt+X > K)?

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One of the new great features in Outlook 2010 is the added support for Email Database files. Making it easier to use different database (PST-file) for each email account. When you setup a new account you can choose whether to use the existing PST-file or create a new one. With this functionality comes another great feature. I have archived PST-files from way back which on occasion prove invaluable – In order to use these files I have always added them to an existing account. The result is a large email account which is tough to handle (for me and my computer).

The good news is that you can add the existing PST-file to Outlook without connecting it to an account.

Why would you do that ?

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What is the Sentinel File in the iTunes Directory?

Posted by Rich On November - 23 - 2010

On a number of occasions, I’ve noticed a file named Sentinel in the iTunes base directory. I did a Google search around a year ago and didn’t find anything explaining what it was and, after noticing it again recently, searched again to no avail. I decided to figure out what the file was by seeing what actions updated it (I noticed the last modified date was yesterday.) In this guide, I explain what the file is for those that are curious.

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Set IE9’s Speed Dial as your Home page [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On November - 23 - 2010

IE9

Microsoft’s latest incarnation of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 9 has tonnes of cool new features.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be covering many of these features in How To & Quick Tip guides.

Todays Quick Tip is going to show you how to set IE9’s ‘speed dial’ as your Home page.

Have no idea what I’m talking about?  All the better!

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