How to Use Uber Driver App in 2019 – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Uber Logo
Uber Logo

Uber is one of the services where there is the constant use of mobile. The Uber Driver app is specially designed for Uber drivers around the world. In every country, the app is the same with small tweaks. Mastering Uber Driver app is essential because you want to be on top of the game and earn money smartly and quickly. For all those new Uber drivers, here is a how-to-use Uber Driver app in 2019. This tutorial will cover most of the app features including trips, earnings, account, interface, settings etc. Continue reading “How to Use Uber Driver App in 2019 – Step-by-Step Tutorial”

How to Soft and Hard Reset Galaxy Note 10 Series

How to soft and hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series. The blog postshows the two ways to reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 10/+. With removed Bixby button and shifted power button, it may be a little bit confusing. The below methods work on Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G.

Table of contents

Important information: Before you perform a reset operation, make sure to back up the data including, contacts, history, media, apps, messages, and device settings. Please make sure that you know the password for your Google and Samsung account as you may be asked to put these after resetting the phone.

Soft reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ / Note 10+ 5G

Here is a quick tutorial to soft reset. You’ll need the current device PIN to perform a reset on Note 10 series.

  1. Settings -> General management -> Reset -> Factory reset -> Reset -> PIN -> Delete All.

Here is the details step by step tutorial. The process the same, but I have attached the images to make it easier.

Step 01. Go to Settings and find General management and tap on it.

Note-10+-5G-Settings
Note-10+-5G-Settings

Step 02. In the settings, find Reset and tap on it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Reset Option
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Reset Option

Step 03: To factory reset, find the Factory data reset button and touch on it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Factory Reset
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Factory Reset

Step 04: You’ll find the information regarding the reset and the data which will be removed. Scroll down and tap on Reset. On the next screen, you’ll be prompted to insert your current PIN.

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10-Final-Option
Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10-Final-Option

Final step:  Tap on Delete all to erase the phone. That’s it. Wait for it until it restarts and enjoy a fresh Note 10.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Delete all
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Delete all

Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ / Note 10+ 5G

For some reason, if you can’t access your Samsung Galaxy Note 10, then a hard reset is another option. Please be aware that a hard reset will remove everything and restore the device to its factory data settings. Also, some functionalities may be missing after the reset is complete. Furthermore, you might also require inserting the PIN, Google, or Samsung account passwords. Follow the below steps to perform a hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series.
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Quick tutorial

  1. Power off your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
  2. Press Volume Up and the Power button at the same time. Wait until it vibrates.
  3. Press the Volume Down key until the Samsung logo appears. A bunch of options will come on the screen. Use the volume keys to go up and down and power key to select the option.
  4. Select wipe data/factory reset and press the power button.
  5. Follow any additional steps if asked.
  6. Wait until the process is finished.

Detailed hard reset tutorial

Perform a Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series
Perform a Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series

Look at the above image to get a clear idea on what to do to reset the device. Press volume up + power buttons and wait for a couple of seconds until it vibrates. Press the volume down key until the logo displays.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10

On the screen, by using volume and power keys, select the fifth option, which is Wipe data. It might ask for additional information. Once the process has been started, it will take a few minutes to reset the device entirely.

In conclusion

Finding a more comfortable option is always the best. I hope the blog post soft and hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 helped. Please do not hesitate to share your views on the comments below

Information: Images used are the images of Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. Madhsudhan last updated this post on 1/Nov/2019.

Adobe Photoshop Express Tutorial and Features (2019)

Adobe Photoshop Express Icon
Adobe Photoshop Express Icon

Waiting for my bus, I started using the Adobe Photoshop Express on one of my vacation photos. In that whole hour’s journey, I checked every little feature of the app. The app can be a little bit tricky to use because the app is a complete package for editing photos. I thought of writing an article on Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial, so everyone out there can have a real experience of the app.
With over 100 million downloads just on Android, Adobe Photoshop Express is one of the favourite photo editing tools. You might wonder, there are many old photo editing apps from many experienced developers, why would you install another app? Well, I can assure you, if you master the app, you don’t need another photo editing app(s) on your phone. The article covers Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial and features in 2019. The app’s name on App Store is Adobe Photoshop Express:Editor and Adobe Photoshop Express:Photo Editor Collage Maker on Play Store, but people call it Adobe Photoshop Express and I’m going to use that word in the article.

Adobe Photoshop Express Tutorial Video

Here is s video covering the full tutorial. The video will give you enough idea. To learn more and see all up to date features, please read the article below.

 

Table of contents

  1. Editor interface.
  2. Looks.
  3. Lights.
  4. Cropping tool.
  5. Editor.
  6. Blemish removal.
  7. Red-eye removal.
  8. Text editor.
  9. Stickers.
  10. Borders.
  11. Camera.
  12. Collage maker.

1. Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial and tools

Abode Photoshop Express comes with several tools. Let’s go through each tool and see what we can do with that tool.

1.1 Editor Interface

Editor Interface
Editor Interface

Before we go deep and start the tutorial, we must understand the interface and what we can do on the editor screen. On the top-right, we have a few buttons. The first one is undo, the second one is redo, the third one is the lighting button. The lightning tool will lighten the screen. The fourth one is the comparison option which will show you the original image and taping on this button again will show the edited. The final button is the share button. Taping on the image anytime will hide the buttons and the tools. You can zoom in and out anytime by pinching the picture.

1.2 Looks

Looks Tool
Looks Tool

After selecting a photo, the first feature looks. Looks is just like the filter in other apps. Photoshop Express has so far more looks than any other app. The app categorises looks in my looks (the looks you save), free, charm, white-balance, black & white, portrait, nature, splash, and duo-tone. All of these categories contain over a hundred looks. You can also create custom looks and give them names.

1.3 Lights

Lights Feature
Lights Feature

The second new feature in the editor is the lights tool. With this tool, you can add lights in the picture. The app categories the lights in light-leaks, bokeh, grunge, raindrops, paper, cosmos, and water-colour. In total, the app comes with over 85 lights. You can add light from the top, bottom, left or right. You can add multiple light effects.
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1.4 Cropping tool

The most basic tool of all the apps on the App Store and Play Store. Adobe Photoshop Express comes with an advanced cropping feature. The app has some built-in aspect ratios (cropping sizes) to make sharing more fun. You can crop the photos for one of below devices and platforms with one tap.

  1. Mobile device.
  2. Facebook ad.
  3. Profile cover.
  4. Event cover.
  5. Page cover.
  6. Profile picture.
  7. Instagram photo.
  8. Twitter post.
  9. Twitter header.
  10. Medium.
  11. LinkedIn background.
  12. ETSY cover.
  13. Pinterest photo.
  14. YouTube channel art.
  15. Thumbnail.
  16. Kindle.

Also, some of the aspect ratios are available if you want the size in the aspect ratios. The tool automatically crops the photo and gives you the perfect size. Once you have got the aspect ratio, you can move the picture to select the visible portion.

The second feature of the cropping tool is rotation. You can rotate a photo in 360 degrees. You can also flip the picture horizontally and vertically. The last feature of the cropping tool is the transform tool. With this tool, you can select the auto-rotate, which will find the best rotation. You can also skew the photo horizontally and vertically.

1.5 Editor

The third tool of Adobe Photoshop Express is the editor. There are four sub-tools of the editor tool. The first one is Corrections, and the second one is Split Tone. The third one is Blur, and the fourth one is Vignette.

There are 17 options in the corrections menu. You can adjust clarity, sharpen, luminance noise, colour noise, dehaze, grain, fade, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, white, blacks, temperature, tint, vibrance, and saturation. The opacity line makes sure that you get the perfect colour for your photo.

The second option is the split tone. With this tool, you can add many colours to your image; you can also change the opacity of the colour using the opacity line.

The next option in the editor is the blur. There are two options available in the Blur menu. The first one is Radial and the second one is Full. You can select a portion of the photo and make that blur or leave that portion and make the other area blur. The second one works perfectly if you want to blur the whole picture.

The last tool, Vignette is some rare options. It contains the amount, mid-point, feather, and roundness options. You can play with these to add shadows, dark borders, and darken the photo.

1.6 Blemish removal

It works great. You can remove blemishes from the skin with the blemish removal tool. For the better results, zoom in and find the spot, change the size of the brush using the brush size line. Tap on the spot to remove the blemish.

1.7 Red-eye removal

The next tool in Photoshop Express tutorial is red-eye removal. Red-eye is very common, especially when the light flashes very close to the eyes. Although the amount of blood choroid also plays a part in the red-eye effect. Anyway, Photoshop Express comes with the tool to remove the red-eye effect. The tool comes with two options. The first one is the Red Eye, which will remove the red-eye effect. For the best results, zoom-in the picture, so the eye is visible on the screen. The second option is Pet Eye, which is used for removing the red-eye effect of pets.

1.8 Text editor

The next in the line is the text editor. The menu itself comes with four options. The first one is the styles, the second one is the font, the third is the colour, and the last one is alignment. The Style option comes with over 50 built-in text styles for you to choose. Almost all of them look the ones which are used in infographics. After selecting the style, you can move to the font menu to select the perfect font. The option has about 25 fonts.

Moving to the third option, you can pick the colour for the text. The option comes with many colours to choose, but if you don’t like any of these, you can tap on the custom button to add select own colours and themes. The last option alignment lets you align the text to the left, right or the centre.

1.9 Stickers


With so many tools, there is no doubt the Adobe Photoshop Express is the ultimate package. There are over 80 stickers for you to add to the picture. You can add stickers from categories including love, flowers, decorate, party, adventure, food, vintage, and splashes categories. The more stickers button contains some of the other stickers. You can adjust the size and the position of the sticker, and you can use multiple stickers in one photo.

1.10 Borders


The last editing tool is the border. There are over 30 borders available to choose from. The basic ones are the first ones which add some beautiful border to the image. There are some edges ones which cover the full photos, while there are some frame borders which add a beautiful frame to the picture.

1.11 Camera


Adobe Photoshop Editor is not just a photo editor; it’s photos taker as well. If you can’t find the photos, you can tap on All Photos on the top to open up the menu. In the menu, you’ll find all the folders available on the phone, camera, Lightroom, Creative Cloud, and Library. Taping on the camera open ups the camera where you can take a photo and start editing.

1.12 Collage Maker

Photoshop Express Collage
Photoshop Express Collage

What is Collage?
Generally, a collage is a collection of various things, but in photography, a collage is a collection of photos. In a collage, we put a few or many photos to make a collection.

A new feature available in the later versions of the app. Adobe Photoshop Express has this tool. You can add photos and make a collection. Like cropping tool, you can choose one of the available aspect ratios for the collage. Another best part is, you can move around photos by holding them, and you can also edit any of the photos and once done, the editor will bring you back to the collage maker.

2. Preferences

That’s not it. The Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial will also cover the options. The app has a setting menu called preferences. In the menu, you can:

  1. Change the quality of the saved photos. You can select low, medium, high or very high. Depending on the photo quality, the photo storage size would be different.
  2. Select the size of the photo. You can select 800 px, 1500 px, 2000 px, 4000 px, or leave it as the original. You can also set a custom size for the saved photos.
  3. Want to add watermarks to the edited photos? You can add text or an image as the watermark. There are already some built-in Photoshop Express watermarks, but you can add own and change the size and the opacity of the text or the photo.
  4. The edited photos saving location option is there.
  5. You can add or change the names of the edited photos. If you want to add some text before the name or after the name, then this tool will help you do that.
  6. Reset the tooltips to default settings.

3. App details

The next part of Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial is App details. The app size on iOS is 217.4 MB while on Android the app occupies 151 MB of storage. Photoshop Express needs device storage permission to access the photos. On App Store, Adobe Photoshop Express has 4.6 ratings as of August 2019. The app does not display any ads, nor there are any in-app purchases.

4. In conclusion

Here is the end of Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial. Photoshop Express has many powerful tools to make it one of the great photo editing tools. With Adobe Photoshop, people already know what Adobe can do to make an app for the phone. I hope the article helped you. Have you tried the app yet? Share your experience in the comments to help the people and to improve this post.

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners – Step By Step Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners
Adobe Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners

The article is about a step-by-step Photoshop tutorial for beginners. Photoshop is a powerful tool but confusing at the same time. You may want to start using Adobe Photoshop but not sure where to start or think you might do something wrong. If you don’t have Photoshop yet, then get onto the 30-day free trial that is downloadable from their website. The trial version will give you some time to have a play and explore all the fun and amazing things it can do. If you find it’s not your thing, or you find it too difficult then as it was only a trial, there are no strings attached. This article will give you the basics to get you started using Adobe Photoshop and a step-by-step Adobe Photoshop tutorial.h

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Video

iVideo is one of the easiest ways to learn Photoshop. The video covers the basics of Photoshop. The video covers most of the tools mentioned here, but for up to date information, I’ll recommend watching the video, and reading the article too.

The Photoshop Tools

Adobe Photoshop has a group of tools, just like anyone with a hobby will have. The toolbar in the photoshop is long and narrow and found on the left side. These tools are what you will need to paint, erase, draw and plenty of other cool things.

The first thing is the basics of what you would find in the toolbar. You can break the tool down into sections or categories if you like. Breaking into categories is suitable for beginners to help you find the tool you need. Once you have familiarized yourself with the tools, you can create shortcuts for them which will help in speeding up the process when you are working in photoshop.

Toolbar - Photoshop Tutorial
Toolbar – Photoshop Tutorial

How to use the tools

If you want to select a tool, click on the tool icon in the toolbox. If you hover your mouse over a tool icon in the toolbar, you will see a tooltip that will appear and then shows you the name of that tool and what the keyboard shortcut is. Once you understand the tools and what they do, it is best to learn the shortcuts to speed up your work. Some shortcuts are simple like Z for zoom and E for the eraser. A shortcut merely means you press the shortcut letter on your keyboard. Tool keyboard shortcuts enable you to change your tools without taking your hands from the keyboard.

Different column toolbar

The toolbar is one long column by default. You can make it shorter, into a double column by merely going to the double arrows at the top and clicking. If you wish to change back to a single column, you only have to click it, again.

Two Column Toolbar - Adobe Photoshop
Two Column Toolbar – Adobe Photoshop

Accessing the hidden tools

There are so many tools in photoshop than what we can see at first.  When you see a little arrow on the bottom of an icon, it means there are hidden tools there. These tools are accessed by clicking on the tool icon and holding it. As you are holding it, you will get a set of tools to appear that show all the hidden tools for the one item.

Hidden Tools - Adobe Photoshop
Hidden Tools – Adobe Photoshop

The menu bar

File Toolbar - Adobe Photoshop
Menu Bar – Adobe Photoshop

Along the top of the photoshop screen, you will see a menu bar. The Menu Bar is where you will find options and commands all arranged into groups.

File

Starting we have the File toolbar”. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will cover all the most common tools. The File Menu is used similarly to how you would in other programs. You go here to make new files, save files, print a project or open an existing file.

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Edit

The edit menu is for editing. You can edit objects on the page, from the menu or shortcuts. You can undo or redo actions and even cut and paste from the same place. The shortcuts for the keyboard are found here it is good to get familiar with these for later on. In the edit part, you can search for specific text and even replace the text with something different using the find and replace button.

Image

In the image, the section is where you can change the mode of your project to grayscale, multichannel, duotone and plenty more. In the adjustment, the section is where you can get access to the tools used for changing the brightness, exposure, contrast, saturation and the colour balance. There are a few automatic tools here where you can improve the way the image looks without needing to go into specific tools. You have the options of auto tone, auto colour and auto contrast.

Layer

In the layer menu, you can see where all the manipulation tools are hiding. You can create new layers, delete, rename the layer and duplicate existing ones.

Filter

The filters are where you can get into tools such as the brush stroke, sketch, texture, distort and other special filters. Located directly in the filter menu is where you will find the blur filter, render, pixelate, and sharpen tools.

The right side panels

Photoshop comes with right side panels and covering those in Photoshop tutorial for beginners is essential. On the right side of the interface is where you can find what are called panels. The panels give you access to commands and options. You will see there are different panels for all the various tasks. The main board you need to be familiar with is the layer panel. The layer panel where you can delete, add and work within the layers of the document.

Right Side Panels - Adobe Photoshop
Right Side Panels – Adobe Photoshop

How to panel groups

If you want to save some space on your screen, then you can put panels together that are similar. Each panel has a tab which displays the names of the sections. The panel that is currently open will appear brighter than the rest. There are also tabs on the right with the layers tab one is paths, and the other is Channels. These are other panels that are among the layer panel but within the same group.

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More Panels in Photoshop

You will see only a small number of panels are displayed. There are more there to discover which you can find under the window menu that is located in the menu bar.

The Search Bar

The search bar gives you access to finding tools and commands in photoshop, which is an excellent tool for beginners. It also offers tutorials. To use this feature, you click the magnifying glass that you will find in the upper right corner side. You need to search for your term by typing it in. The search bar will then expand, showing you the results of the search. Below the search term, you will see a menu that will allow you to limit the type of results that you are seeing. As a default setting all is selected, but you can change this by restricting the results to Photoshop tools, commands or panels.

How to crop in photoshop

You must know of this tool to get started with Photoshop. When you crop, you are changing the number of pixels that are in the image by cropping away the surrounding area. In the photo editor, you can crop an image using the Crop tool or command.

Crop Tool - Adobe Photoshop
Crop Tool – Adobe Photoshop

To crop an image, follow these steps:

  • Choose the crop tool from the panel, or you can press the keyboard shortcut C.
  • Take the cursor to the point of the image where the corner of the image will be and then click the left side of your mouse.
  • Then move your mouse diagonally while keeping the mouse button pushed down.

There is another feature that isn’t used as commonly, which is the crop tool used for adding more canvas space all around your image, which can be used space for a decorative border.

To do this, follow these instructions:
First, open the image you want to add space too. Set the background colour to default by pressing the keyboard shortcut D. Then go on and press control and minus to zoom out then press the shortcut F. This will allow you to see the grey area that surrounds your picture.
Press the letter c to switch over to the crop tool then you can drag a cropping border out to any size. Now grab a side of the corner point and start to drag outside of the image area heading into the grey area. The cropped area that the border extends out to is the area that will become the extra canvas space. Press the enter key to complete the crop where you will find the canvas area has now turned white.

Zooming in and out of an image

You can find the zoom level in two spots. The first one is up in the document tab above your image. The second you can find is in the bottom left side corner of your document window. As you can see the zoom in the picture below is sitting at 25%.

Zooming In and Out - Adobe Photoshop
Zooming In and Out – Adobe Photoshop

How to change the Zoom Level

You may wonder why your zoom information is seen in two different places. The zoom level that you can see in the document tab is for information purposes. You can’t change the zoom level from there. You can change the zoom level by the bottom left corner. If you want to zoom into an image at 50% then to change this level, you need to highlight the current level then enter in the new percentage. You don’t need to include the per cent symbol as photoshop will include this itself.

Keeping the Zoom Level box in sight

Complex things can happen any time, and it is vital that you know what is going on. That’s why I have covered if you face any troubles while using Photoshop in this step-by-step Photoshop for beginners tutorial. Sometimes you can run into a problem when you press enter to complete your new value you may notice your input box has lost focus. A special trick to avoid this is simply holding down the shift key and press enter to accept the amount you entered. You will notice the zoom level has remained highlighted. This is good for when you want to try out a new size without completely changing it and not liking it.

Continuous Zoom

There is another way to use the zoom tool, and that is the continuous zoom. You must choose the zoom tool from the keyboard shortcut or the toolbar. You then click on the spot where you want to zoom in while keeping your mouse button down. Photoshop will continuously zoom inwards until you stop holding the mouse button down. Vice versa you hold your alt key down, so you can zoom out continuously until you let go of the button.

The Scroll Bars

This is how you can scroll your image left, right up or down. It works much the same way as the scroll bar on a normal word document. The scroll bars are found along the right side of the window and the bottom.

Using the Scroll Wheel

You can also scroll your image by using the scroll wheel found on your mouse. To move the image up scroll the mouse wheel up and the same for going downward, you simply scroll down. By using the keyboard, you can scroll by pressing down and holding the ctrl button scrolling down to go to the right and move it up to move to the left.

Magic Wand Tool

Magic Wand Tool - Adobe Photoshop
Magic Wand Tool – Adobe Photoshop

This tool is ideal for the times when you are working with a background that is a solid colour or something like a clear blue sky. This tool is used to change backgrounds. Once you have selected the tool from the toolbar, you then click on the area of the image you want to select. You need to toggle the add to selection part from the icon of the two squares in the top bar. This will let you move forward with changing the colours and tones of the image you have selected.

Final words

Photoshop can seem daunting when you first start, but once you have mastered what each tool is for and get to know the keyboard shortcuts, you will find it is not that hard to navigate around and complete projects. There is so much you can do in photoshop, and it will all come to you once you start playing around it with. You can delete blemishes on faces, change looks or hair colours, you can even place your photo somewhere else around the world.

Adobe Photoshop is around 28 years old, and it still impresses people with everything that one program can do when it comes to image manipulation. I hope the article step-by-step Photoshop tutorial for beginners helped. Have you started using Photoshop? Or already, master? Please share us some tips so everyone can get benefits. The article was last updated by Madhsudhan on 31/Aug/2019.