How to make a background color transparent in Photoshop

Today I was working on a header banner for the YouTube one channel design. I wanted to overlay the name of my channel on an organic wood background. The problem was that the only version of the text I wanted to overlay was already on a white background… I didn’t have the original source file [...]

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How to fix googletag.defineSlot was called without a matching googletag.display call.

I got this error “googletag.defineSlot was called without a matching googletag.display call.” when changing out my Google AdSense tags for DoubleClick for Publishers. I’m using the¬†Google Publisher Tag (asynchronous) option which requires you to put a block of code in the header of each page and another block into the body. The thing is, I’ve [...]

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How to export history in PayPal

So… it’s tax season and I need to figure out how much I spent on business expenses through PayPal and also how much income I generated. For some reason PayPal doesn’t list the totals when you choose a specific timeframe and in my case. One alternative would be to use a calculator and painstakingly punch [...]

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How to do a partial database restore or clone for WordPress

This came up for me because I’m building a test environment “clone” for a WordPress site I’ve made. The goal is to experiment on this test site without disrupting actual users or messing up SEO. Pro tip… if you are doing the same thing, essentially creating a live dev environment, make sure you choose the [...]

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How to connect Google AdSense to Google Analytics

Now you may be thinking this topic has already been covered but I spent over ten hours trying to figure out why my Google AdSense data was not being added to Google Analytics. I got stuck at the message that says “This report requires AdSense to be enabled for this profile.” even though it seemed [...]

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How to change the cover photo on a Google+ photo album

I’m surprised this isn’t more intuitive but alas, updating the cover photo on a Google Plus album takes a couple of steps. The process actually lets you completely organize the album so you can do more than just reposition the cover but it’s all done the same way as follows: On the left side of [...]

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How to bulk invalidate all attachments on a WordPress site that has W3 Total Cache installed using Amazon CloudFront as the CDN

This may seem like a very specific post but it’s actually applicable to anyone using Amazon CloudFront that wants to invalidate multiple files that all sit inside one directory. Invalidating is the same thing as purging so basically you’re telling CloudFront to “purge” the last version of the file it got for hosting on the [...]

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