What Is a Theme || Shopify Help Center 2018

What Is a Theme || Shopify Help Center 2018


In this video, we’ll discuss what a theme
is and why customizing your theme is beneficial for your store. You can access the theme section in your Shopify
admin by clicking “online store”. The default theme added to every Shopify
store, is called Debut. Before we venture any further, let’s discuss
what a theme is. A theme is a layout that determines the way
your online store looks and feels. Different themes have different styles and
layouts, and offer a different experience for your customers. The theme is essentially your website builder
which you can customize as you see fit. You can view what the published theme is at
the top of the page in the “current theme” area. The published theme means that it is live. This is what the public see’s after you
launch your store. The area under the title, gives a quick preview
of what the published theme looks like on a smartphone or laptop in its current state. By clicking “customize”, you will be brought
to the theme editor page. It is in this area where you will make changes
like font style, colour scheme, and layout of your website. We will discuss how to use each feature section
in further detail, with individual videos. Customizing your theme is how to create your
brand identity; it will set you apart from your competition. Before you decide on a theme and start customizing,
start thinking of features and designs you’d like to see on your online store. There are a wide variety of themes to choose
from, depending on your business needs. Stay tuned for more tutorials on themes in
Shopify.

How to Connect the Wish.com Sales Channel to Shopify Store-Wish.com Sales Channel-Wish.com Tutorial

How to Connect the Wish.com Sales Channel to Shopify Store-Wish.com Sales Channel-Wish.com Tutorial


you hey guys that was Gordon from econ cash
Queen dot-com your e-commerce business coach and marketing success strategies
today I’m coming at you guys with a tutorial and we’re gonna be connecting
or applying to sell our products and publish our products from Shopify com to
wish calm and it is yet another sales channel that Shopify has partnered with
so as I talked to you guys about all the time it’s great to get as many as eyes
as possible when your products so we’re starting again today guys with the
Shopify store that my mom I’m creating for my mom I created one for her for
hating a general store for her so I’m kind of using her store as a case study
to work on getting her store selling within the first month and I’m kind of
connecting her right now so everything that I do you know on live trainings and
also live trainings I’m trying to really record it so that you guys can see it
and don’t forget if you want the full entire bundle of the Shopify set up
series the link will be in the car make sure that I put the link below this
video so that you guys go ahead and grab that bundle it is value pack bundle even
has some Facebook Ads Basics in there for a great price guys so make sure that
you grab your bundle so I’m gonna go ahead and get started if you do want to
stay in touch and make sure that you get a lot of these trains that I’m doing as
we go you can join the e-comm profit tribe if you are on Facebook and you can
get in there and I’ll make sure that link is also in the comments I’m also on
instagram and EECOM cash queen as well so that you can get updates with trains
as well guys so let’s jump into it so here we are guys we’re in the back
office where the dashboard of my mom’s Shopify store so far guys I create I’ve
connected Pinterest I’ve connected Facebook to her store and the facebook
Messenger already did a video teaching you how to connect a facebook store to
Shopify so that you can publish your products into the Facebook marketplace
so now guys I’m going to apply my mom’s store
for wish so basically the key here guys my mom is 50-plus years old probably
really sixty plus years old now I I have already trained her how to add products
to her own store the more basic the better for her she doesn’t need a lot of
steps so basically I’m teaching her I’m basically connecting sales channels that
are very low maintenance and all she has to do is either a quick share or you
know basically these products are gonna be automatically fed into these
different sales channels so which is one of those guys that you can kind of
automatically feed your products into their marketplace me personally a lot of
my sales don’t come from wish maybe every now and then one thing about wish
is that from what I can see which is mainly like a Chinese marketplace it is
open to you a lot of other you know places to kind of like businesses and
other locations to sell but it really is driven by the Chinese marketplace so the
only issue with publishing your products to wish is that you’re getting a lot of
the same products from China if you do do a lot of sourcing from China but you
also have the competitor who is actually going to be your manufacturers or your
distributors that you’re buying for from are also on wish so the competition I
mean it’s not even really fair like you’re gonna be pricing your products at
like three times the price of a lot of the Chinese sellers on that marketplace
but it’s still worth it to get more eyes on your products so I’m gonna go ahead
and connect this for her because I really want to get as many as eyes on my
mom’s products as possible so here we go I’m gonna go from strache I’m gonna
click on sales channels so that I can see what I haven’t connected yet wishes
all the way down at the bottom so I’m gonna go ahead and add the sales channel
to my mom’s store so I’m actually gonna have to sign her up because she does not
yet have a arm account here on wish so the first thing that you’re going to
want to do is create your account so I’m going to pace her email address in here in the store and I’ll just kind of like
this I can use an apostrophe okay and they want me to use a more
secure password and you know what’s wrong with the store name oh no spaces
okay so let’s try that again okay they don’t like my password so I
probably won’t be able to complete the full setup of this because I’m not gonna
really be able to connect to our payment method right now umm and stuff so guys I
kind of entered my mom’s information like her address and name and phone
number and all that kind of stuff off the screen um you know don’t forget
you’re gonna have to use a country code if you’re in the United States it’s
going to be the number one with a phone number that you want to use one wish
okay so um it’s gonna act you kind of like what platform are you currently
using I’m gonna select Shopify I’m going to go ahead and grab her Store link
again and I’m gonna paste that in here you know I’m not gonna really saying how
much revenue that I make last year I didn’t really make any revenue last year
because I really wasn’t in business so I’m not really going to and I don’t know
they may require they your store have been around longer than a year I’m not
sure my inventory I’ll just say it’s in the United States and in the state here
and I she’s gonna be sounding a lot of
different categories so I’m just gonna click off a bunch of stuff probably no
electronics for the most part but I’ll just select everything and then I’m
gonna click enter my store you can also read over their terms and services to
see so this these are all the steps which is basically going to give you all
the steps that you need to take to be able to sell one their website so you’re
gonna need to confirm your email address so let me do quickly off camera just a
moment so I went into the email address and confirm the store for her so as you
can see this box is also checked off they’re gonna actually took them confirm
your phone number now I’m not with my mom right now but you can also do that
where you can click go and you can always change the number so I can always
change it just like to my cell phone really quickly to try to confirm it make
sure the country code is in there just a moment guys so now it’s time to enter
the payment information I want to hit him verify the other things so I’m gonna
go ahead and do that I’m just going to click on PayPal let me change the
provider up here it says PayPal China it should be able to you know send you the
money to a US PayPal account one more second guys walked into this information
so once you enter your payment information as you can see they’re just
locking us through all the steps it’s gonna say add product listings to your
store so I’m going to click there next to see what they’re require me to do
next um you really shouldn’t have to actually
do this part because we’re actually connecting this through Shopify um let
me click here review the Terms of Service I’m just gonna do that so you
want to read through the Terms of Service guys I’ve already done this in
the past you want to read through those and then you’re gonna hit agree they’re
gonna ask you to check off all these boxes here so feel free to you know read
through everything and see what you’re getting yourself into one thing about
which two you’re probably gonna have to fill orders in the whole so you’re gonna
have to fill the orders upfront if you get them like which is not going to pay
you until after you fulfill the order so that’s just something to think about so
I’ve completed all of these steps I’m gonna go back over to Shopify here okay
you go back over to Shopify store they’ve actually taken me
out of here gonna go back to sales channels and I am
going to thought I already added wish okay so I’m gonna click on add wish and
I’m going to just click Add sales channel god I already did all of this so it should automatically add it for me
okay so now I’m going to connect the account hold on for one second so I went
ahead and I actually connected the account guys for her um as you can see
it looks like one product has already been published on wish but it says that
my store is not open yet I’m gonna go ahead and click here to make sure that
my store is open so a lot of these processes guys they are really the the
processes are really quick to be approved like like my last video was um okay just a moment guys so one swish approves it it’s gonna be
published here but what I was trying to say guys like the last video I was
saying that I wasn’t sure whether my mom had been a food for Pinterest yet and I
looked and she had already been approved so as long as you have all the
information completed no red flags they typically just approve you pretty
much right away so these are all of the sales channels I think I’m gonna go
ahead and move forward and I’m one ello as a sales channel for my mom is wow I’m
gonna go ahead and submit that application as well for her and you know
the more the merrier guys and this is like it’s it’s automatic that your
popular products will be published to these sales channels so it’s really like
a win-win so just wanted to share with you guys where I’m at with the store
definitely make sure that you subscribe to the channel guys follow me on
facebook at econ cash Queen and Instagram Facebook group is the econ
profit tribe the course for Shopify guys is the Shopify setup series bundle so
I’ll be sure that that’s below and love you guys make that money have a
wonderful blessed day I will see you guys next time

Sign up to Shopify for a Free 14 Day Trial Store || Shopify Help Center 2018

Sign up to Shopify for a Free 14 Day Trial Store || Shopify Help Center 2018


To start your free 14 day trial Shopify store,
head over to Shopify.com. Here you see material available like pricing,
blogs, and help resources for getting started. Start by clicking “get started”. Enter your email address, password, and what
you’d like to name your store. Your store name is the domain attached to
the account you’re creating, and will end in .myshopify.com For example, by naming a store AlyAttire,
the domain will be alyattire.myshopify.com Once your store is created, you are not able
to change the .myshopify.com domain; it’s always attached to this account moving
forward and is used as your login details. However, you are able to purchase a custom
domain to replace this one if you wish. Check out the link below for more details
on custom domains. Once ready, click “create your store”
. Now enter some details about yourself. The first question reads “are you already
selling?” – in this example, you see the selection “I’m not selling products yet”
selected. Choose the option that best represents your
business at this point in time. Next, enter your approximate revenue for this
business. If you are creating a store for yourself then
leave the bottom box unchecked. This area is specifically for developers or
contractors creating stores on behalf of clients. These people are referred to as “Experts”
who specialize in different areas of the Shopify platform. If you’re interested in having an expert
set up your store for you, see the link in the description below for more details. Then, click next. Now, fill out your personal information. These details will be used as the default
business address, but you can always adjust these details at a later time in your admin
settings. After verifying the information is correct,
click “enter my store”. Congratulations! You took the first steps to starting your
eCommerce business. You are now in the Shopify admin of your personal
online store.You’ll receive an email shortly after confirming the store registration. For complete setup, be sure to check out the
general checklist from our Help Center listed below. This checklist walks you through the necessary
steps of getting started beyond the details in this video. For more tutorials on navigating the Shopify
admin, be sure to subscribe to the Shopify Help Center Youtube channel for weekly updates. Feel free to comment below, we’d love to
hear from you!

Page Name Tips: Create a Facebook Page | Facebook Blueprint

Page Name Tips: Create a Facebook Page | Facebook Blueprint


Every Page needs a name. It’s how people find you. And of course, you want people to be able to find you. Let’s talk about your Facebook Page name. When you set up your Page, you’ll need to name it. Here’s a pro tip: Don’t overthink it. I recommend using your business name for your Page. For example, if your physical store or website is called Jasper’s Market, name your Page, “Jasper’s Market.” If you’re a doctor, you can name your Page after your practice or use the name your patients call you. You can’t have the same Page name as someone else. If yours is taken, you’ll get a prompt to choose something else. Now there’s always the chance you’ll need to change your Page name. Sometimes that happens as your business grows. Or let’s say you do the unthinkable and spell your business name wrong when you’re setting up your Page. (It happens) To change it, go to About, Name, then edit. Keep in mind, your Page name will have to be approved. And now you know the basics of Facebook business Page names. Nice work. If you haven’t done it yet, name your Page right now.

Tips to Grow Your Group: Facebook Groups | Facebook Blueprint

Tips to Grow Your Group: Facebook Groups | Facebook Blueprint


[facebook blueprint] Welcome back. It’s Marika. [Marika Casteel]
And I am super-pumped. Why? You’ve created a group, and you have some fans and followers. That’s an awesome achievement. But there is still more work to do. And in this video, [LEARN HOW TO
I’m going to teach you how to engage with Engage your members]
your customers and keep that group active. Let’s get started. Groups are supposed to help you talk
to your community and build it up. It’s not a place for you to offer promotions. That way your group
will be an authentic and fun place. You can post topics
for your group to talk about there. Also if you’re a shoe store owner, you can post a topic in your
high-heels group about what types of heels are the least painful, or which type you can wear with different outfits. That way, your customers can ask you questions, or ask questions to other fans. You can also post links to articles
that are relevant to your group like, how to wear a heel at work. That’s something I would definitely read. [TIPS FOR BUILDING
I’ve got a tip on how to build AN ENGAGED GROUP]
an engaged group that really takes off. [1. Be active yourself.]
Be active. When new people join,
welcome them. [2. Tag new members.]
Tag new members, [3. Introduce new members.]
and introduce them to others. Invite them to ask questions, and ask them [4. Invite members to ask questions.]
what types of goals they have. [5. Ask members about their goals.]
Always answer their questions and reply to their comments
or posts as soon as you can. That way, they’ll know you’re as interested in them as they are in you. Pro tip time, post in the group
as a page, not as your personal profile. Take a look at this post
from Jasper’s Market. You can see what’s being shown
is Jasper’s Market, not the admin. You can post in the group as your page as long as your page is a member. [Members]
Remember, have fun with this. [GET STARTED]
You created this group [Post a question to the group.]
because you’re passionate about it. Ask questions, comment on posts, tag people, and get to know the other members. You’ll have a thriving group
in no time. There’s lots more fun to be had
and even more to learn. So keep watching. [facebook.com/blueprint]

Build Strong Posting Habits: Create Your First Post | Facebook Blueprint

Build Strong Posting Habits: Create Your First Post | Facebook Blueprint


[facebook blueprint] Hello again. It’s me, Marika. [Marika Casteel] We all know staying healthy is important. That’s one of the reasons that I started hiking. I can’t just indulge on pizzas and pastries.
I got to climb a few mountains in between. Maintaining a healthy Facebook Page for your business
is just as important. You’ve got to stay active
so that it grows and flourishes. [LEARN TO Build strong posting habits.]
In this video, you’ll learn some healthy habits to take care of your business’s Page. Regular posting can be very important to your Page. When you post frequently, [Stay active with regular posts.]
you can show your audience that you care about your customers. It can also tell them that you’re active and alert, just like I am after a nice long hike. Here are a few ways to post
that can help get you started. First, you should comment in other groups
that are related to your business. For example, if you own a pet supplies store, you could find a local animal shelters group and comment on posts
about adorable puppies who need homes. What type of group fits your business?
Try it now. If you want to learn more about groups, check out our Blueprint content for more info. You can also stay active [Respond to posts and comments.]
by commenting when people post on your page. When you respond to others,
it not only shows that you’re engaged, it also makes it more likely
that they’ll return to your page. People love to feel heard. Don’t shy away from showing your expertise either. You’re an expert in your industry. When you share news that’s related to your industry, you’re telling your audience that you don’t just care
about promoting your business, you care about keeping them up to date
about topics they’ll care about. Add your own thoughts in commentary, and even include a photo
to make your post pop even more. Pro tip time. [Pin important posts to the top of your Page.]
After you publish your post, consider pinning it to the top of your business Page. It gets more attention there
because it’s the first thing people will see. You can tell a post is pinned
because there’s a pin logo right at the top. Last but not least, aim to post at least once a week. [Post at least once a week.]
When you post once a week, your audience can see that
you’re committed to your page, your business, and your customers. [GET STARTED Try posting a fact about your industry]
It’s time for you to create a post [that you find interesting.]
that you think will engage your audience. I can’t wait to see it. Great work. And, you know, keep watching. [facebook.com/blueprint]

How To Create a Realistic Coin In Photoshop

How To Create a Realistic Coin In Photoshop


Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial
here at the Photoshoptrainingchannel.com. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Twitter @JRfromPTC. In this video, I’m going to show you How to
Create a Realistic Coin in Photoshop from scratch. We’re going to start out with a basic
vector shape, and we’re going to simply apply multiple layer styles that are going to help
give our coin shape, and dimension. I’m, also, going to show you how to create text that’s
going to wrap perfectly around the coin. Then I’m going to show you how to create an embossed
look from a photograph. Also, before we get started, I want to point out that I have a
new Instagram account. You can follow me at JRfromPTC. Okay, let’s get started with the
tutorial. The first thing we’re going to do is to create
the document that we’re going to be working on. I’m going to go to File, New, and I’m
going to Create a Document that’s 1,000 pixels wide by 1,000 pixels tall. The background
for the document is going to be a dark gray. Then, we’re going to Create Guides to help
us create our coin shape. So, I’m going to click on the ruler here. Click and Drag that
guide to the center of the canvass, and it should snap right in the center. So make sure
that you have Snap Enabled. Also, if you don’t see your rulers, you can Press Ctrl R, Command
R on the Mac, or you can go into View, and make sure that Rulers has a check mark, and
that will enable it or disable it. Now create a horizontal guide, and that should snap to
the center. Then, click on the Ellipse Tool and create a circle. Make sure that there
is no stroke in the fill. We’re going to use a light gray, so, maybe, this gray here. Click
in the center and Drag. Also, hold Alt Shift to create a perfect circle from the center,
about that big, minus 968. Then we’re going to rename this Layer to “Main
Shape.” So what we’re going to use this Main Shape for is to Duplicate it and create
other elements of the coin and to use it as a way to easily create Layer Masks. You’ll
see as we move on how we’re going to use it. But for now, we’re going to duplicate it,
so I’m going to press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac. This is going to be the coin shape,
which in reality is the same as the main shape, but I’m just giving them different names so
I can easily tell what they are just by looking at the layers. I’m going to double click on the side of the
Layer here to bring up the Layer Style Window, and I’m going to add a Gradient Overlay. I’m
going to click on the Reset to Default button, just so we’re working with the default settings,
and you can follow along. I want to leave the Blend Mode set to Normal. I want to change
the Gradient to Black and White, and I want to change the angle to, maybe, about 127,
as long as the light is coming on the top left here. And, maybe, decrease the scale
a little bit, and Click and Drag this down, so this is what we have. Maybe, even, bring
the Opacity down just a little bit. So, as long as you have your light source on the
top left, and your Shadows on the bottom right, you should be okay. I’m also going to click
on Drop Shadow, and you can match the angles if you want—127 degrees. I can do that here
as well, so 127, and I can increase or decrease the distance of the Shadow, Size, and, of
course, Opacity, then press OK. I’m going to collapse the Layer Styles so
that we have a little more room to work with. Then I’m going to add a new Layer, and we’re
going to add a texture. I’m just going to rename this Layer to “Texture.” So we’re
going to add Texture to our coin. You can fill this Layer with whatever color you want.
I’m going to fill it with Black, which is my foreground color, Alt Backspace, Option
Backspace on the Mac, to fill with your foreground color, then make sure that Black and White
are your foreground colors by clicking on this icon here. Then go into Filter, Noise,
Add Noise, 63% is good, Gaussian, Monochromatic, press OK. Then, go into Filter, Blur, and
Blur one more time just to give it a light Blur; then go into Filter, Stylize, Emboss,
and these are pretty good, 129 degrees for the angle, Height of 3 pixels, Amount of 45,
press OK, and I can, then, bring the Opacity way down, maybe, around 7%. I’m going to Zoom
In just so you can see what we did there. I’m going to Zoom Out, and the reason we created
this Main Shape is it’s always easy to find, and I can always have a place to Ctrl Click,
Command Click on the thumbnail icon here, to load it as a Selection, and then I can
easily create a Layer Mask on any Layer I want with the shape of the coin. In this instance
it was pretty easy, but later on, we’re going to have a lot more layers and finding the
coin layer may not be as easy. So, in a project like this, I always like to have a main shape
that I can easily find, select and duplicate. So with the Texture Layer selected, I’m going
to hold Shift and click on the coin shape, then press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac and
turn that into a Group, and I’m going to call this “Main Coin.” So this is going to be our
main coin. Everything else that we add is going to be built on top of this. Now we’re
going to add some decorations to our coin, so we’re going to add an outer ring and then
an inner ring. So let’s start with the outer ring. I’m going to click on the Main Shape,
and press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate. Click and Drag this above all the
other layers, and now we’re going to cut a whole in this Layer. So I’m going to click
on the Ellipse Tool. I can come into the Options Bar and select Subtract from Shape, or I can
simply hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and when you see that minus sign, you can click in
the center, hold Shift, and create a circle. It is going to cut a hole into that shape.
So now you just have to determine how thick your outer rings are going to be. So, for
me, I think that something like this will work. So now we have this outer ring. I can double
click on the side of the Layer here to bring the Layer Style Window, click on Bevel and
Emboss, click on Contour, and I can increase and decrease the size of the Bevel here, and,
actually, I want the Bevel going up, not down, and you know what? To make it easy, I’m just
going to click on Reset to Default, and we’ll work on it together. I’m going to increase
the Depth, Size, and increase the Opacity, on both the Highlight and Shadows. And you
know what? That might have been too much. So let me bring that back a little bit to,
maybe, 5 pixels, and, maybe, even bring this to 100%, because I want the Highlights to
be very bright, and, also, increase the Shadow. And you can change the Range of the Contour
as well to whatever you think looks good for your image. So, for me, maybe, somewhere beyond
the 80’s, and I want to press OK now, but I want to show you what we’re going to do
with all the other layers, and I want to make it really obvious, so I want to double click
on the thumbnail of this Layer to bring up the Color Picker, because it’s still a shape.
And I’m just going to change the color to Red. And the reason I’m doing this is so that
I can show you that the color doesn’t really matter, because we’re going to bring down
the Fill, all the way down to zero, which is going to make the original pixels on this
Layer disappear, and only keep the Layer Styles that we’re applying. So I’m going to double
click on the side of the Layer here, and you’ll see that if I disable the Bevel and Emboss,
this Layer is invisible. The only pixels that are visible are the pixels that we apply by
using the Layer Style. So that’s how we’re going to continue to build upon this coin. I’m just going to press OK. I’m going to double
click on the name to rename it. I’m going to call this “Outer Ring.” I’m going to
click on the Main Shape, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate, Click and Drag
it above the Outer Ring and I’m going to call this “Inner Ring.” I’m going to press Ctrl
T, Command T on the Mac, to Transform, Alt Shift. Alt, like in drag that anywhere, somewhere
around here. So we’re going to have Text going around the coin and then we’re going to have
these ornaments going around in this inner ring. So you have to determine the width of
both—the width of the area where you’re going to keep your text, and the width of
this inner ring, so, maybe, somewhere around here for me, and we’ll press Enter. Then I’m
going to cut a hole, like we did earlier, so I’m going to hold Alt, Shift, I can direct
from the center, and determine how thick that inner ring is going to be. This is my inner
ring, and that seems to be a good size. If it’s not for you, you can just make sure you
have the entire Layer selected, and that is just the inner ring I had selected a moment
ago, and press Ctrl T, hold Shift and Alt, and just Scale it accordingly, but for me,
that was a good size, so I’m just going to Undo. And, I’m going to keep the same Layer
Style I had for the Outer Ring, and you can copy very easily by holding Alt, Option on
the Mac, clicking on that FX icon, and dragging it over to the new layer. Unfortunately, that
doesn’t copy the fill, so we have to Click and Drag that Fill to zero percent. If you
want to make any adjustments to that, you can just double click on the FX icon. It brings
up the Layer Style Window, and then you can make any adjustments that you want to. I’m
not going to make any adjustments now. I’m just going to continue working with this coin. Now we’re going to work on the little ridges
that go outside of this coin. I’m just going to click on something that is not a shape,
so, maybe, here on this Main Coin, because I don’t want to add or subtract from any of
these shapes ’cause I’m going to be using the Polygonal Tool, and, by the way, before
we go any further, some of you, after watching this, maybe, thinking all these steps will
be a whole lot easier in Illustrator. And I just want to say that I do agree with you,
but this is a Photoshop training channel, and a lot of people who watch these tutorials,
either don’t have Illustrator, or they don’t know how to use it, so I decided to do all
these steps in Photoshop. So, with the Polygonal Tool selected, I’m going to go into the Options
Bar here and make sure I have Star selected and Indent Sides By 99%, and the Number of
Sides is 50. Then, I’m going to click here on the center and Drag, while holding Shift,
and make sure that one of these lines here that I’m creating is going right through the
center there—the horizontal center—then release. Notice this line here right in the
center. Then I’m going to press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac to Duplicate that Layer. Press
Ctrl T to Transform, hold Shift, Click and Drag, and notice the Tool Tip, right on my
cursor. When you get to 90 degrees, you can just release, and you’ll have lines cutting
in-between the lines you have there previously. So if I select both of these, you can see
what that looks like, and, actually, I’m going to press Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, to
Merge them, and I’m also going to right click on them and choose Rasterize Layer, and I
can double click on that Layer and click on Stroke, and now you’ll see what I’m creating.
I want to have these lines point here along the edge. I’m going to, also, add Color Overlay and
use black as my foreground color, because if you remember, the shape was, actually,
like this. It might be a light, faint gray line there that I don’t want, then I’m going
to press OK and I’m going to right click on the Layer again, and choose Rasterize Layer
Style, put all on the Layer here. Then I can press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate,
then press Ctrl T to Transform, hold Shift and Rotate the Layer, until you find another
in-between area, meaning, the lines that are being created now and are going in-between
the previous lines, and, so, somewhere around here, and just press Enter. So, now, we have
this Effect here. I press Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, to Merge that onto one Layer.
Then, I can hold Alt, Option on the Mac, on this FX icon from the outer ring Layer, to
Duplicate it, Click and Drag it on to the Polygonal copy here, then I’m going to click
on the Layer thumbnail here of the outer ring to make a selection out of it, and click on
the Layer Mask icon, and I’m actually going to Click and Drag this above the outer ring.
So now we have this Effect here. I’m going to click on the FX icon because
right now these ridges are currently popping out. I want them to be embedded in. I’m
just going to click on the Down button here, and I can bring down the Opacity, Shadows,
and Highlights if I want to, and I am just going to bring it down a little bit, and I
may, actually, just change the Depth a little bit to, maybe, something like that, and then
press OK. I want to click on this Layer and on the other ring. I’m going to select both
of these layers and then press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, put them into a Group, and I
can call this group “Outer Ring.” Now we’re going to work with the inner ring. We’re going
to add little tiny circles going around the entire shape, and, again, this is a lot easier
in Illustrator, but we’re going to do it in Photoshop. And what we’re going to do now is use the
Ellipse Tool and make sure that you don’t have a Shape Layer selected. I mean, you can,
but for me, it’s easier to just select something that’s not a shape, because I don’t have to
worry about adding or subtracting from the shape accidentally. So, I’m going to hold
Shift, Click and Drag, create a circle about that big. The color, really, doesn’t matter,
just make sure that it’s a color that you can see. So, I know that you can see red,
so we’ll make it red, then Click and Drag it to this area here, right along the guide
and center it around the ring. But what we’re going to do now is we’re going to make copies
of it that go all the way around this ring. So, with that Layer selected, I’m going to
press Ctrl T, Command T on the Mac, to Transform, and right click on it and choose Rotate. Then
I’m going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, click on that center pivot point, and drag
that right to the center, right there. Then, hover over on top of it, Click and Drag that
while holding Shift, and when you get to 90 degrees, release, press Enter. Now, you’re
going to press Ctrl Alt Shift T, Command Option Shift T on the Mac, and press that three times
to Duplicate it in that same 90 degree angle. Then you’re going to select top 1, hold Shift,
select the bottom one to Ellipse, then Copy, Copy 2, and Copy 3—four layers, and press
Ctrl J, and hold Shift, Click and Drag on the corner here to rotate and then press Enter
when you have eight evenly-placed circles. Now click on the top one, hold Shift, click
on Ellipse 1, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to duplicate, and then Ctrl T to Transform
and rotate that while holding Shift. And then, you’re going to have something that looks
like this. Press Enter, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate the last set of
selected circles, and then press Ctrl T to Transform, hold Shift, and then go the other
way one time. So, now, we have all these circles going around. At this point, if you want to get an extra
set of circles that are going to go in-between these circles, you have to select all of them,
so you can either stay where you’re at, or select the top one, go all the way to the
bottom one, hold Shift, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, and then Rotate that and sort
of eyeball that right about there, and press Enter. Now you can select all these circles
and just simply pressing Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, to put that into one single layer.
This is still a Shape Layer, so you can leave it as a Shape Layer if you want to. I’ll just
change the color or leave it at red; it really doesn’t matter, because we’re going to copy
the Layer Style here. Hold Alt, Click and Drag, and release, and we’re going to double
click on it here to change the Bevel to down and the Fill Opacity to zero. You might, actually,
want to add a color overlay, maybe, black, and leave it at, maybe, 27% because it will
be a little bit darker in there. You could, also, come back into the Bevel, if you want,
and adjust the size and shape, and how these little holes are going to look around that.
I’ll leave that up to you. I’ll going to press OK now. Now, one thing I forgot to do on the earlier
shape on the outer ring here with the grooves is to bring the Fill Opacity to zero, because
I do want some of those colors to come through, but that might be a little too light, so I’m
just going to increase the Fill just a little bit, so it’s not as light, so, maybe, at about
25%. I’m going to Click and Drag this layer above the inner ring layer, even though it
doesn’t really make any visual difference. I just want to have it on top. It just makes
more sense that way. So I’m going to click on this top one, click on the inner ring layer
while holding Shift, press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, to put that into a group, and
call this “Inner Group.” An Ellipse Tool, make sure you have Path selected, and we’re
going to create the Path where our text is going to lie. So here at the bottom, we’re
going to have Photoshop Training Channel going in the bottom of the coin. So we have to think
of where that text is going to lie, so I’m going to Click and Drag, while holding Shift
and Alt, and think of where the baseline of that text will be. It will, probably, be somewhere around here,
maybe, and I can come into the Text Tool and I’m going to use Adobe Caslon Pro. If you
don’t have that, you can use any other font that you like. Also, I’m going to capitalize
all of the characters. So I’m going to click and just type in Photoshop Training Channel.
Then, with the Move Tool, I’m going to just Click and Drag that text in here, and I’m
using the Path Selection Tool, by the way. We just Click and Drag that text in, and then
you’ll see these icons throughout the text. Do you see that? There’s one here, that’s
one there, so this is going to determine where my text is going to start from, and I wanted
to start here, and go around, and this one, I wanted to end here. So this is, essentially,
the start point and end point of the Path. So no text is going to go higher than this
point in the beginning, and at the end, there’s no text that’s going to go higher. If you
had more text or bigger text—let me increase the size—it will disappear, because we can’t
have any text going past that line that we set there. So I’m going to bring that back
down, and adjust it accordingly. And, also, notice that I have the Center Aligned button
down. If I had Left Aligned, it will align to this line here. But I want it centered,
so I want to click that. And now that I’m looking at this, I think
that my text is not going to be centered because there’s a lot less space here than it is on
the top, so what I’m going to do is I’m going to select my Path. Press Ctrl T, Command T
to Transform, and Scale that in, and my text disappear, because, now, I have less space.
So what I’m going to do is just double click on here, press Ctrl A, Command A, to Select
All, even text is not showing, and then just decrease the size of my font here to, maybe,
72 points, and now it all fits. Let me see if that’s more centered. And, yeah, I’m still
not 100% happy with how centered this is, so I’m going to select my path again, press
Ctrl T. This tool here, the Path Selection Tool, select it, press Ctrl T, Command T,
to Transform, and Scale that in just a little bit more, and press Enter. And now, I think,
my text is more centered than it was before; so that’s what we did. What we’re going to do now is type more text
on the top, so what I’m going to do is I’m going to click on the Ellipse Tool again,
make sure I have Path, Click and Drag from the center, but remember that the baseline
is going to match the top of the text we had before, and you’ll see why, in a moment. So,
just match the top of the text, release, click on the Type Tool, and you can type something
like “Photoshop Coins,” which is what we’re creating. So this is the title of the tutorial—Photoshop
Coins, and then, Photoshop Training Channel, the name of this channel at the bottom. And
we’re going to click on the Path Selection Tool here, and then find these icons that
we can move around, so, then, this one here is going to go right there, and, actually,
Click and Drag it out. Notice that there are three icons—this one on the left, this one
here on the right, and this center icon there. So Click and Drag this one here, and, actually,
they’re icons, but they’re more like handles. So think of these as handles—the start handle,
the end handle, and the center one there. And now we have Photoshop Coins, Photoshop
Training Channel here at the bottom, and notice that by aligning the path here on the bottom,
now the text is centered and matches the curvature of the original font, because, now, it’s facing
up, not facing down. This is how we had it with the other one. Obviously, that would
have worked, but if it’s facing up, like so, then it matches. At this point I can select
both of the text layers by holding shift and clicking them both, pressing Ctrl G, Command
G on the Mac, put that into a group. If you have Photoshop CS6 or newer, then you
can add Layer Styles to a group. If you don’t, at this point, you can apply the Layer Styles
to each individual Text Layer, or convert this into a Smart Object and then apply the
Layer Styles. Since I have Photoshop CC 2015, which is, obviously, after CS6, I can apply
a Layer Style to a group, which is what I’m going to do. So I’m going to click on the
inner ring here, and I’m going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, within the FX icon and
drag it on to this Group 1, which is, actually, my text, and that’s what I’ll call it—”Text.”
So, now, this group has those Layer Styles, and I can bring down the Fill to zero, and
I can click on the FX icon and adjust that level, and you know what? I may bring in just
a little bit of that Fill up, just so the text stands out, just a little bit more. You can also decide to add a Drop Shadow if
you want to, but I’m just going to bring the distance way down and the Size way down, as
well, and the Opacity; so just a very faint Shadow that barely shows. And, I think, it
does add a little more to the effect, and press OK. So now we have coin, the ornaments
of the coin, and the text. The final thing that we’re going to do is add the person that’s
going to go in the center of the coin. And, like everything else in Photoshop, there’s
a lot of ways of doing the same thing or similar things. I’m going to show you a very easy
way, in case you’re a beginner, and you don’t have to follow all the steps, and then I’m
going to show you the more difficult way for advanced users. So I’m going to open up the stock image of
a woman, and you can use whatever face that you want. It really doesn’t matter what face
you’re using. You don’t even have to use a face if you don’t want to. You can just put
in a number or text inside of that circle that we’re going to put the face in. But,
anyway, first, like I said, I’m going to show you the easy way. So I’m just going to duplicate
this layer, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, so we have a duplicate of the original,
then go to Filter, Stylize, Emboss, and then you can Emboss this image until it looks like
a queen would; so, maybe, something like this, maybe increase the amount just a little bit
more, then press OK. Obviously, it has color, and we don’t want that, so you can press Ctrl
Shift U, Command Shift U on the Mac, or you can go into Image, Adjustments, Desaturate,
shortcuts here—Shift Ctrl U. And we can use this as the face of our coin, and that’s
the easy way. Now let me show you a way that’s a little
more difficult, but you have a little more control, as I like to have control over the
Effects I create. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to duplicate this original layer
and press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate it, and I’m going to go into the
Channels Panel, and I’m just going to look through all the channels and see what channel
gives me the most Contrast; maybe the Blue channel. It will be different channels for
different images, so just look through all of them and see what give you more contrast.
You can duplicate that channel by clicking on and dragging it over to this New Channel
icon, and we have a blue copy. Then go to Image, Adjustment, and Levels, and adjust
your channel to have more Contrast, maybe something like this. Press OK. Now, this channel has a lot of detail, which
is good for photos but not good for the effect that we’re going to create. So what I’m going
to do is I’m going to Blur it, but I want to try to keep the details and just blur these
large areas; so one quick way of doing it is go in to Filter, Blur, Surface Blur, and
Photoshop tries to blur out everything in the large areas here, and tries to keep some
detail. So you can play around with the Threshold and the Radius and see what gives you the
best result; so, maybe, 8 pixels and Threshold of 18 levels for this image. If you’re using
a different photograph, then just play around with it until you get something that looks
like this. The values will be different for almost any photo that you use, then press
OK. Now that we have this, I can rename this channel
to anything I want, so I’ll just call this channel “Face Coin” because it’s going to
be the face for the coin, and I’m going to Zoom Out, and I’m going to go back into the
Layers Panel, and I’m going to create a new layer, and I’m going to fill that layer with
50% gray, and the easiest way of doing that is by going into the Edit menu, choosing Fill,
and in Contents, choose 50% gray, and press OK. Now we have a layer with 50% gray. Then
go into Filter, Render, Lighting Effects. Under Lighting Effects, there’s an option
that reads Texture, and you can select the channel that we created or one of the original
ones. So select the one that you created, in my case it’s called “Face Coin” and
you get that effect there. And you can just select the different types of lighting, so,
originally, I had Infinite, there’s Spot, and Point, so, maybe, you can move this here,
and Click and Drag on this icon to adjust the effect. So my light is coming from the
top left, so maybe I want the top left to have more light, and adjust it accordingly;
so maybe something like that. And you can adjust the Ambiance and find something that
works for you; have Metallic all the way to 100%. For now, I’m going to leave these settings
as they are because I think this will work for me, and all the brightest spot of my image
is on this side of here, so something like this should work for me, then I’m going to
press OK. Now that I have this, I’m going to make a
mask out of it, but I’m going to start my mask with the original image. So I’m going
to click on the Quick Selection Tool, increase the size of my brush by tapping on the right
bracket key on the keyboard and clicking and dragging throughout her face and neck, just
to make a selection out of her. And if I made a mistake like I did there, I can hold Alt,
Option on the Mac, and subtract that selection. I can keep adding to it, and it seems like
I’m having problems here in the hair, and it’s okay. What I can do now is press Q on
the keyboard, and with white, I can paint those pixels in and I’m using the Quick Mask.
I’ll just paint this in really quickly and it’s okay if I go over the line. I can paint
with black and hide those pixels, and I’m going to press Q again to bring back the Selection,
and go back into the image we created there and add a Layer Mask. So now we have this
here. What I’m going to do is I’m just going to click on this, select the Move Tool, click
on the Layer, and Drag it over on to this tab. I’m going to hold Shift, and then release,
place that in at the center. I can’t see the corner handles, so I’m going to press Ctrl
zero, Command zero on the Mac, to go into the bird’s eye view, hold Shift, Alt, Click
on one of these corner handles, and Drag down to the appropriate size, so, maybe, somewhere
around here, and then press Enter, and I’m going to Zoom In. Then we need to create the Mask, so I’m going
to click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool, click on the center here, hold Alt Shift, and try
to match that inner circle as best as possible, so, maybe, here, and add a new group. This
group is going to be called “Person” because that’s a person on the coin, and add the Layer
Mask to that group. Then you can click on the Person Layer. I’ll call this one “Woman,”
just so we can have a different name, and Click and Drag it into that group. And, now,
it hides the rest of the layer that was overlapping the rest of the coin. And the advantage of
having the Mask in the group is that we can Click and Drag her around accordingly, so
maybe you don’t want her on the center, maybe you want her here on the side somewhere or
anywhere that you want. For this tutorial, I’ll leave her in the center
here, and I’m using the arrow keys on the keyboard to center her a little bit better.
Then I’m going to change the Blend Mode to Luminosity, and if your Luminance values are
either too bright, too dark, you can adjust them by creating an Adjustment Layer, selecting
Levels, clicking on this icon here, which turns it into a Clipping Mask. This down pointing
arrow indicates that you’re only affecting the Layer below it, in this case the Woman
Layer, and you can adjust the Luminance values, and make them match the color of your coin,
or the gray tones of your coin. So this is how you would get it to match the coin more
accurately, so maybe something like this. At this point, we can start adding the color
of our coin. Right now we have a silver coin, but maybe you want to have a gold coin. The
way you would go about that is by creating a new Adjustment Layer and clicking on Hue
and Saturation, Colorize, and make sure that you’re using the Color Blend Mode, because
we’re going to use this Layer just for color. So I can, actually, rename this layer “Color”
and, maybe, you want to make this into a gold coin, so I select a golden color, something
like this, increase the Saturation, bring down Lightness. I can delete the Layer Mask,
and with the main shape, we can control Command Click on the thumbnail, and then, on the Adjustment
Layer for Color, click on the Layer Mask, now it applies only to the coin. If you want
to control the Luminance values of the entire coin at the same time, just create a new Levels
Adjustment Layer, change the Blend Mode to Luminosity, and I’m actually going to delete
the Layer Mask, click on this Layer Mask, hold Alt, Option on the Mac, Click and Drag
it, and you Duplicate it. So now, all the effects that I apply will only affect the
coin. So, I can come in here and just make the coin brighter or darker in different areas.
I think we’re okay, so I don’t need to make any adjustments. I just wanted to show you
that option. By the way, you can also use a Curves Adjustment
Layer. This time I’m just going to Ctrl Click on the Layer Mask thumbnail to make a selection,
then go in to Curves, set that to Luminosity, and use Curves if you’re familiar with Curves.
I, personally, would probably use Curves instead of Levels, just because I prefer it. But if
you’re not familiar with Curves, Levels will also help you out. So levels are Curves, whatever
you want to do. I’m going to delete the Levels layer in my case and I’m just going to call
this Luminance, because this is taking care of my Luminance values and we can make adjustments
to that as well. I’m, actually, going to just come in to my Luminance here and lead all
those points and just Click and Drag and bring this one down. I think my coin was just a little too bright,
so, maybe, something like this. It’s still bright, but not as bright as it was before.
Then I’m going to create a new layer. I’m going to click on the Brush Tool. I’m going
to select a Soft Brush, something like this, make sure that the hardness is at zero percent.
With the right bracket key on the keyboard, I’m going to tap that a few times until I
have a large Brush, like so. Click right in the center. And, actually, I had black, but
that’s okay, I can press Ctrl I, Command I on the Mac, to Invert it to white. With that
white brushstroke, I can switch the Blend Mode to a Linear Dodge (Add). Nothing will
happen. It will look exactly the same, but if you double click on the side of the Layer
here in the Layer Style window, and uncheck Transparency Shapes Layer, notice what happens.
It looks brighter, hotter, and that’s what we want. It looks more metallic. So I’m going
to press OK. Now, with the Move Tool, I can place that
anywhere I want to, and I want it right about here. And there’s several Blend Modes that
look different when you bring down the Opacity and the Fill. This is one of those Blend Modes.
So if I bring the Fill down to 50%, check out how that looks. And, actually, just so
you could see, I’m going to go to the History panel, create a Snapshot; Snapshot number
one is Opacity of 50%. When we bring the Opacity back up to 100%, and the Fill to 50, create
another Snapshot. So, this is what it looks like with Fill at 50% and this is what it
looks like with Opacity at 50%. See the difference? The second one still looks hotter and brighter,
and that’s what we want to do. We want to use the Fill to adjust the brightness in this
highlight. So, in my case, 31% looks good. I’m going to duplicate this Layer Mask. I’m
going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, Click and Drag it on to this Highlight. I’m going to create a new layer, and I’m going
to do the same thing. I’m going to paint with white and I’m just going to shape that into
a highlight, and put that right up here, so it’s really bright. And, I’m also going to
remove this checkbox here, so just a little hotter, probably, no real difference is pretty
small. So, just place that into position, and, maybe, use the Smudge Tool, and smudge
the edges, and a little bit, and that’s our highlight. And I can, also, use the Fill to
adjust it. So now we have these highlights. So I’m going to select both of these layers,
put them into a group, Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, Call it “Highlight,” and now we have
a highlight in our coin. And I’m actually looking at the coin now and I forgot to add
one thing that’s, actually, not really that important, but if I wanted to add it, it’s
not difficult. In the text group, I can add ornaments here on the coin, so I can go in
to the Custom Shape Tool, for example, and if I select All and click OK, I can see all
of my shapes, and there’s different shapes that I can use to add ornaments to this coin,
so maybe like this one here, for example, and make sure that you have Shape. I can come and add something that looks like
this. And since I’m inside of this group, it will take that Bevel effect, because it’s
applied to everything inside of that group. With that selected, then I can hold Alt, Option
on the Mac, Click and Drag to Duplicate it and place it on the other side. So, you can
add all kinds of ornaments and things like that to your coin; anything that you find
useful. And that’s it for this tutorial. I hope that
you enjoyed it and that you learned something new. If you have any comments or questions,
leave them down below. Don’t forget to subscribe and share this video with a friend. Thank
you for watching and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Adding a Free Theme || Shopify Help Center 2018

Adding a Free Theme || Shopify Help Center 2018


This videos covers where you can access free
themes for your online store. Start by clicking “online store” in your
Shopify admin. You can view what theme is published at the
top of the page in the current theme area. While you are only able to publish one theme
at a time, you can browse more themes available by scrolling down. By clicking “Explore free themes”, you
will see the selection of themes developed by Shopify. When you choose a Shopify developed theme,
it means that it is both free and supported by Shopify should you have any questions. You can click on a theme to see more features
and styles available. For example, the “minimal” theme has three
different styles; “modern”, “vintage” and “fashion”. You can select each one individually to preview
what it looks like. In this example click “add minimal” to
add this theme. The new theme will be added to your admin,
but it will not replace the current published theme. To read more about Shopify created themes,
click the “learn more about themes” link at the bottom of the page. This will open a new tab that directs you
to Shopify’s help center. From the newly opened page, you can read more
about how themes work, or you can type in the theme title you have chosen. For example, by typing “minimal” into
the search bar and opening the article, you will see more details about the theme’s
features, dimensions, and sections. You can view the same details for all free
Shopify themes on the left-hand side. If you have any questions or need assistance
editing your free Shopify theme, you can contact support directly. Explore the different themes available and
see what works best for the brand you’re creating.

Shopify Shopcodes Step by Step Full Tutorial || Shopify Help Center 2017

Shopify Shopcodes Step by Step Full Tutorial || Shopify Help Center 2017


In this video, we will show you how to add shop codes to your Shopify store. From your Shopify admin click “Apps”. Click “Shopcodes”. Click “Create shopcode”. Choose your product or search to refine the list and click “Select product”. Enter a title for the QR code and provide a link for where you would like the QR code to take your customers when they scan it. You can direct customers to a product description page or send them directly to your checkout page with the selected product in the cart. When you send your customers to the checkout you can also add an automatic cart discount. Optional: Select the checkbox under Help Text to add explanatory copy, to the QR Code. Click “Create shop code”. You can download the QR code as a .png file if you will be using it on the web or as an .svg if you will be printing the QR code or editing it with graphic design software. Click “Download shop codes”. In this video, we will show you how to add shop codes to your Shopify store from the product page. From the admin click “Products”. Select your product. Click the “More actions” drop-down. Select “Create a shop code”. Enter a title for the QR Code and choose a link that you want the QR code to take your customers to when they scan it. You can direct customers to a product description page or send them directly to your checkout page with the selected product in the cart. When you send your customers to the checkout you can also add an automatic cart discount. Click “Create”. You can download the QR Code as a .png file or as an .svg to print or to edit it with graphic design software. Click “download”. In this video, we will show. You how to edit your shop codes from your Shopify admin. From the Admin click “Apps” Click “Shop codes”. Select the code you want to edit. Update the information you want to change you can also choose a different product to associate with your QR code. Then click “Save”. In this video, we will show you how to delete your shop codes from your Shopify admin. From the admin click “Apps”. Click “Shop codes”. Select the code click “Delete shop code”. In this video, we will show you how to download your shop codes from your Shopify admin. From the admin click “Apps”. Click “Shop codes”. Select the code. You can download the QR code as a .png file or as an .svg to print or to edit it with graphic design software. click “Download”. [Music]