Windows: Copy only files recursively from a folder containing sub folders


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What this post is all about?
This post is basically to serve a way to copy all or some files at once from a folder containing one or multiple sub-folders.

Which OS are supported?
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

What is the situation, by the way? Can we have an example ?
Let’s create two folders named Folder1 and Folder2 on desktop. Then copy some files in to Folder1. Create few sub-folders inside this folder and again copy few files to each of the sub-folders. Now what we may want to do are:

  • Copy all the files from Folder1 and its sub-folders to Folder2
  • Copy specific types of files from Folder1 and its sub-folders to Folder2

Is there any solution to this requirement?
Yes ! 🙂

Is it a simple one?
Yes ! Very much. Indeed, You know this already 😛 .It’s just a simple trick to what you already know.

Then you are waiting for what? Show me !
Okay. I have few pdf files in each level of the folder hierarchy in Folder1 as shown the fig. below .
a1     a2   a3

Now I want all these pdf files to be copied to a4Folder2 at once. Here is the trick then: open Folder1 and search for *.*

Select all files (by pressing CTRL+A) and exclude all the sub-folders, copy (CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) on Folder2 . This solves our first purpose.

For the second purpose, you only need to change the search pattern to *.<file extension> instead of *.* .For Example- *.pdf . This will list only the pdf files automatically excluding the sub-folders.

Hopefully you liked reading this little post. I really welcome all kind of feedbacks and suggestions.

Thanks for reading !

Photoshop: 10 simple steps to create soft edged border effect


fadeedgeThere are very few simple steps need to follow if you want to have fade out kind of effect which makes the edges look soft using Adobe Photoshop. This is a very popular effect when you want to merge an image to another background so that the new image fits or adapts to it’s new environment resulting a WOW effect.

I have tried all my best to keep this post simple so that even a guy who has no experience of Photoshop can do the trick. What you need to do is to walk through the procedure step by step.

Tools Needed : 🙂 You are right !   Adobe Photoshop
Skills Needed : 😦 You are wrong ! Nothing

Now, without twisting the story much, let’s get started with step 1.

STEP 1:
Choose 2 Images. For this demo I have picked following two images, first is a simple one with a beautiful quote and the sweet smiling kid borrowed from source: http://www.adorabletab.com .

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Image 2

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Image 1

You may download these images to your PC by simply clicking each of them or you may choose any other two images of your choice.

STEP 2: Open Image 1 with Photoshop.

STEP 3: Drag Image 2 and place just on the Image 1 opened with Photoshop.
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STEP 4: Drag/Move this image to your preferred location on the Image 1 . You can resize the image too by stretching the corners of the Image 2 (with shift key to maintain the aspect ratio) . Then press Enter key to place the image.
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STEP 5: Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool .
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STEP 6: Create a marquee selection by dragging around the area of the Image 2 you want to keep which will be visible above the Image 1.
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STEP 7: Click on the Add layer mask button at the bottom of the layers palette.
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STEP 8: Go to Filter Menu and select Blur and then Gaussian Blur .
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STEP 9: You can use the slider to increase or decrease the intensity of blur .
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STEP 10: WAIT ! Are you seriously waiting to follow the 10th step ? 😀 😀 Okay. Just click the Save from File menu and save the file to the format you want.

And yes, don’t forget to drop few lines for me regarding how you liked 🙂 or disliked 😦 the post.

Thanks a lot for reading !

CSS: Drop Caps


css-dropcapsDrop caps is a very old technique of styling first letter of the paragraph or article, commonly used by News Papers, Magazines etc. With CSS we can achieve this requirement. Let’s have a look on the following example.

The pesudo-element :first-letter will do our job. This CSS selector can only be used with block level elements.
Example:

CSS
<style>
    p:first-letter {
        font-size: 400%;
        float:left;
    }
</style>
HTML
<div style="width: 40%;">
    <p>
       MVC framework will really helps you to develop the project rapidly, if you know one framework well then you’ll never worry about the project deadline. You will write less code, which means less time spent typing. You will not have to chase down 3rd party libraries all the time for every new project because most of them will come with the default framework install.
    </p>
 </div>
RESULT

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You can apply other CSS styling too like background-color,, color, border etc to make it more beautiful.

Hopefully, this short little tip will be helpful.
Thanks !