In this tutorial, i will show you on how to force change the screen resolution of a laptop and let us assume that i am using a 10” laptop. The problem is that i can’t use cyberlink power director because the minimum screen resolution needed is 1024x768 and mine is 1024x600 only. And the available screen resolutions are 800x600 and 1024x600. So this are the steps in how to allow you change your screen resolution higher than the current.
Search for Display1_DownScalingSupported
If it’s value is 0, change it to 1
press F3 to find the next entry and repeat until all of them are set to 1
exit regedit and reboot.
My netbook automatically selected 1024x768 resolution, but I bumped it up to 1152x864 (maximum)
To choose a resolution, right click on the desktop and choose ‘Screen resolution’.
Yesterday, I was asked on what to do on a laptop dvd rom when it’s not working properly. So, here is it. Actually i haven’t tried it but i think it can help or it can just give you a clue on what happened on your dvd rom. I think most of the laptop users usually encounter this problem. :) Um, i’ll update this post if ever this will work but you can do it at your own risk. I’m not liable on what will happen next XD
I think in this case, the dvd rom is working, the cd/dvd is spinning when placed in the drive. So the main thing is that it can’t read the cd/dvd and the lens of the drive is usually the cause of it. And by simply cleaning it can solve your problem :)
Things you need:
1. cotton buds/soft
2. 100% v/v 2-propanol; you can buy it in drug store! Its far better than extra pure 99% methanol or 99% extra pure Ethanol, here we speak about lab grade. Why propanol is better than 2 others, one because it is difficult to get near pure methanol except you work in chemical labs. and also its neurotoxic! For extra purriss Ethanol, as well. Another one due to the water content. when you have home-use ethanol. The water will make corrosive to the “eye” of your DVD!!
How to do!
1. Open your DVD-ROM first! and then shutdown your laptop while the DVD compartement is still open. This step is to assure there is no electric in the the laptop which can caused short circuit to the laptop or DVD-ROM
2. Dip the cotton but into the propanol liquid and make it a bit dry by giving some pressure to the neck of the glass. Don’t make the cotton buds so wet! It can cost you a problem!
3. Clean the optical part of your DVD by making rotation to the optic, don’t press so hard since it will damage the optic as well.
4. Let it for 2 minutes to assure it’s dry enough.
5. Close your DVD compartment and turn on your laptop
6. Fingers cross it will success! :D
Thanks for read!
Original Post Here :)
Content aware filling is one of the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS5. It tries the best way to repair or remove unwanted things on the photo. :)
Here’s the photo we will be using :)
We will be removing the wires and the electric post :)
Final Photo without the electric wires and post :)
The traditional way to remove the post would be with the Clone Stamp Tool, but let’s see if the new Content-Aware Fill option in Photoshop CS5 can make the job easier for us. As always, I’ll first press Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac) on my keyboard to create a copy of my image so I’m not making any changes to the original. If we look in the Layers panel, we see that I now have two layers, each containing the same image. The original photo will remain safe on the Background layer, and all of the editing work I’m about to do will be done to the copy of the image on Layer 1 above it:
Since “Layer 1” isn’t very descriptive, I’ll double-click directly on the layer’s name in the Layers panel and change it to “content-aware fill”, pressing Enter (Win) / Return (Mac) when I’m done to accept the name change:
To use Content-Aware Fill, we first need to draw a selection around the object or area we want to remove or replace. Since the post is a simple, straight-sided shape, I’ll use the Polygonal Lasso Tool, which is hiding behind the standard Lasso Tool in the Tools panel. To access it, I’ll click and hold on the Lasso Tool until the fly-out menu appears, then I’ll select the Polygonal Lasso Tool from the list:
With the Polygonal Lasso Tool selected, I’ll press the letter F on my keyboard to switch out of the document window and into full screen mode, which will make it easier to select the top of the post. Then I’ll just click my way around the post to select it. You’ll want to stay close to the edges of the object you’re selecting for Content-Aware Fill to work best, but there’s no need to be surgically precise:
With the selection in place, I’ll go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and choose the Fill command:
Just as Content-Aware Healing is a new option for the Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop CS5, Content-Aware Fill is a new option in the Fill dialog box. We select it by choosing Content-Aware in the Contents section at the top:
In Photoshop CS4 or earlier, all we could fill a selection with was a solid color or pattern, but with Content-Aware selected in CS5, Photoshop can now examine the contents of the image and try to fill in the selected area with actual image detail, as if the object we’re removing never existed! At least, that’s the idea of it. Let’s see what happens when I click OK to exit out of the Fill dialog box:
Just like that, the post is gone! Photoshop CS5 did an outstanding job of removing it and filling the area with image detail as if the post had never been there, and all I had to do was draw a selection around it and choose Content-Aware from the Fill dialog box. Is it 100% perfect? Not quite. The top of part looks a little strange, and a couple of areas look like a repeating pattern, but what we’re left with now is nothing more than a quick clean up with the standard Healing Brush or the Clone Stamp Tool rather than having to put in a lot more time and effort by doing it all ourselves.
To remove the left wires and lines, just repeat the process :)
Then you’re done :)
For the next tutorial, we will enhance the sky :)
Photos are not mine, model was Ms. Gel Dacion. She gave me the permission to use the photos :)
Original article written by Written by Steve Patterson.
Photo comparison :)
Original Photo With electric post and wires
Final Photo without the electric wires and post :)
Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to easily make a photo look more like a watercolor painting. This photo effect works best on images where maintaining rich colors and strong contrast is more important than keeping any fine details, since you’ll be losing a lot of detail with this effect.
Creating the effect is as simple as duplicating some layers, applying a few filters, and using a few different layer blend modes, and the whole thing takes only a couple of minutes from start to finish. Any recent version of Photoshop will work just fine.
Here’s the image I’ll be using for this tutorial:
The original photo.
And here’s how it will look after applying our watercolor painting effect:
The final watercolor painting effect.
Step 1: Duplicate The Background Layer Three Times
With the image newly opened in Photoshop, if we look in our Layers palette, we can see that we currently have one layer, the Background layer, which contains our image:
The Layers palette in Photoshop showing the image on the Background layer.
We need to create three copies of the Background layer, so use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac) three times to duplicate the Background layer three times. If we look again in our Layers palette, we can see that we now have four layers, with the original Background layer on the bottom and three copies above it:
Press “Ctrl+J” (Win) / “Command+J” (Mac) three times to duplicate the Background layer three times.
Step 2: Turn Off The Top Two Layers
On the far left of each layer in the Layers palette, you’ll see a small eyeball icon. This is the Layer Visibility icon, and it determines whether or not the layer is currently visible in the Photoshop document. When the eyeball icon is visible, it means the layer itself is visible. Click on the icon for the top two layers in the Layers palette to temporarily hide them from view inside the document. When you click on the icon, it disappears, letting you know that the layer is no longer visible:
Hide the top two layers in the document by clicking on their Layer Visibility (eyeball) icons. The icons disappear when clicked on.
Step 3: Select “Layer 1”
With the top two layers temporarily hidden from view, click on “Layer 1” in the Layers palette to select it. You’ll know which layer is selected because the currently selected layer is highlighted in blue:
Step 4: Apply The “Cutout” Filter
The first thing we’re going to do is simplify our image, and we can do that using Photoshop’s “Cutout” filter. With “Layer 1” selected, go up to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, choose Artistic, and then choose Cutout.
When the Cutout filter’s dialog box appears, set the Number of Levels to 4, Edge Simplicity to 4, and Edge Fidelity to 2:
Go to Filter > Artistic > Cut Out and change the options circled in red above.
Click OK when you’re done to apply the settings and exit out of the dialog box.
Step 5: Change The Blend Mode Of “Layer 1” to “Luminosity”
With “Layer 1” still selected, go up to the Blend Mode options in the top left of the Layers palette. By default, layers are set to the “Normal” blend mode. Click on the down-pointing arrow to the right of the word “Normal” and select the Luminosity blend mode from the bottom of the list:
Change the blend mode of “Layer 1” from “Normal” to “Luminosity”.
Your image should now look something like this:
The image after changing the blend mode of “Layer 1” to “Luminosity”.
Step 6: Turn On The Layer Above “Layer 1” And Select The Layer
Still in the Layers palette, click inside the empty square where the eyeball icon used to be on the layer directly above “Layer 1” (“Layer 1 copy”) to turn that layer back on, so it’s visible again inside the document. Turning a layer back on doesn’t actually select the layer though, and we need to have it selected as well, so once you’ve turned the layer back on, click anywhere else on “Layer 1 copy” to select it so it’s highlighted in blue:
Click on the visibility icon (the empty square) for “Layer 1 copy” to turn it back on, then click anywhere else on the layer to select it.
Step 7: Apply The “Dry Brush” Filter
We’re going to add some texture to our image at this point. With “Layer 1 copy” selected and visible once again inside the document, go back up to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, choose Artistic once again, and this time, choose Dry Brush. When the Dry Brush filter’s dialog box appears, set the Brush Size to 10, the Brush Detail to 10, and the Texture option to 3:
Go to Filter > Artistic > Dry Brush and change the options circled in red above.
Click OK when you’re done to apply the filter and exit out of the dialog box.
Step 8: Change The Layer Blend Mode To “Screen”
With “Layer 1 copy” still selected, go up to the Blend Mode options once again in the top left of the Layers palette, click on the down-pointing arrow to the right of the word “Normal”, and change the blend mode for the layer to Screen:
Change the blend mode of “Layer 1 copy” to “Screen”.
Your image should now look something like this:
The image appears brighter after changing the blend mode of “Layer 1 copy” to “Screen”.
Step 9: Turn On The Top Layer And Select It
Just as we did with “Layer 1 copy” a moment ago, click inside the empty square where the eyeball icon used to be on the top layer in the Layers palette (“Layer 1 copy 2”) to turn the layer back on and make it visible once again inside the document. Then click anywhere else on the layer to select it so it’s highlighted in blue:
Turn the top layer back on by clicking on its Layer Visibility icon in the Layers palette, then click anywhere else to select the layer.
Step 10: Apply The “Median” Filter
With the top layer selected and visible again inside the document, go back up to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, this time choose Noise, and then choose Median. The Median filter will remove even more detail from the image, and the nice thing about it is that it does so without blurring the image so edges remain well defined. When the Median Filter’s dialog box appears, set the Radius value at the bottom to 12 pixels:
Go to Filter > Noise > Median and set the “Radius” value to “12 pixels”.
Click OK when you’re done to apply the filter and exit out of the dialog box.
Step 11: Change The Blend Mode Of The Top Layer To “Soft Light”
To complete the effect, with the top layer still selected, go up to the Blend Mode options in the top left of the Layers palette, click again on the down-pointing arrow to the right of the word “Normal”, and change the layer’s blend mode to Soft Light:
Change the blend mode of the top layer to “Soft Light” to complete the effect.
Once you’ve changed the blend mode to “Soft Light”, you’re done!
Here’s my original image once again for comparison:
The original image once again.
And here, after applying the Median filter to the top layer and changing its blend mode to “Soft Light”, is my final “watercolor painting” effect:
The final watercolor painting result.
And there we have it!
:) Thanks for reading :)
Photo by: ME :))) | The Heritage Mansion at Baguio City Philippines
The XP on windows XP is short for Experience :)
It means you can unlock the other core that can make your processor QUAD CORE. Why is the other core locked? It’s because of two reasons. One is that the other core fails to passed the standards of the manufacturer (which is the one core locked) and second is that tri-core processors are marketable or they have high demand on the market. :)
Today I got a text message from my friend asking me on how to delete a folder. Cause when she tries to delete a folder, a message pop ups and says that she can’t delete a folder because the folder in not empty. I think it’s because of a virus.
HOW TO FORCE DELETE A FOLDER?
For this tutorial, I will be using a little utility software called UNLOCKER ASSISTANT and you can download it here. :)
Take note that the object is permanently deleted if you use unlocker to delete the object. Than means, you cannot no longer find the object on the recycle bin. If you deleted other object rather than the supposed object to be deleted, I don’t have the solution for you to recover the file. So before deleting an object, be sure it’s the object you want to delete because you cannot recover the object after the process. Always use the software with caution. :)
Hahahahaha, GENERATION “X” :)
I can help you on:
I can say that I’m really not a geek on some of those things, but with the help of google, I think I can help you :)
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Is this true? hehehehehehe
Windows 8 is the upcoming version of Microsoft Windows that follows Windows 7. New features have been added and also some of the old “looks” were changed. The Windows Start Button was also removed and the start menu was replaced with a “metro style” start menu. Icons, now tiles. With the new metro style start menu, the Application’s Icons were replaced with tiles. Many features we’re added like the new applications (Windows Store, Xbox Live Games, Calendar, Music, Messaging, Mail, Maps and many other apps).
It’s almost two days when i installed windows 8 consumer preview build 8250. And i was amazed because it’s working faster than I expected. I installed it on my old computer and almost all of the applications are running and even the Windows Aero on the old nvidia fx 5000 video card. Usually, windows aero should not run with my video card because of incompatible driver. I installed a driver for windows vista and the screen resolution was ok and the refresh rate also. Until now, no bugs encountered yet, the main problem is that applications were not running with the computers that have low screen resolution (e.g. Netbook computers with 10.1 display).
Here are some screenshots of the applications. :)
The Windows 8 Metro UI Start Menu. Applications installed are pinned in the start menu. You can customize the color and the background of the start menu. :)
Desktop. The Windows Start Button was removed. The new start menu can be found on right side by placing the mouse pointer there or on the lower left part corner on the screen :)
Windows Explorer. The redesigned windows explorer has now the ribbon (the menus, placed on the upper part of the windows like the ribbon of the microsoft office). The window title/name is now placed on the center of the title bar with the sharp corners of the windows border. On the left part of the title bar are the Properties and New Folder Short cuts. And on the lower right corner of the window is the thumbnail view and list view. :)
Internet Explorer. The redesigned Internet Explorer. You can execute the application in two ways, on the start menu and on the desktop. When clicked on the start menu, it will start on full screen mode, while on the desktop, is the native view. :)
Windows Store. This one is a new application on Windows 8. Like the other software stores, it has the latest free and or paid applications. Updates are also available and it notifies the updates through the number placed on the tile of the Store on the Start Menu. :)
Xbox Live Games. Like the windows store, you can download apps here, like the latest games. It has also the spotlight that features the latest games on the world. It has also a 3d avatar of you that you can customize using the default looks and styles. There are also some samples of the avatars that are ready to use. :)
Maps. It is also a new application that can give you directions and can show traffics. Powered by Bing.
The Music App. A new application again included on windows 8. It can play musics and also it’s like a store. Latest music trends are also featured on the applications. You can buy music and preview some. :)
The Weather App. This application is also included on windows 8. It gives realtime updates on the weather. It has also many detailed weather updates today, tomorrow and on the next days. It also shows updates on the windows start menu.
Bible App. I downloaded this one on the windows store and it good. It almost have all the versions of the bible. :)
Windows 8 have many more other new features. Many are for the internet users and social networking addicts. Hahahahaha. Some of the new features are…
Windows Color can automatically changed depending on the wallpaper.
Can give you updates on your social networking life and live updates on the start menu.
It can also gives you realtime updates and shows notification on the windows start menu.
Application that organizes your picture on your local hard drive and also those on the internet like on Facebook, FlickR and on Live.
Plays and organize your videos.
Like other messengers, you can use it to chat with your friends.
link accounts are synced with this app. You can also read, create and organize emails with this app.
You can access your files save on your skydrive using this application :)
There are many many more new things included on windows 8. It is also very good if you have a touch screen monitor because you can maximize all its use. On the future, i think It will be very essential and will be used on the future computing gadgets. :)
This blog is all about computer tips and tricks, solution to computer problems, little trouble shooting, I will also post some medicines for computer viruses and many more other things about computers :))