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Really Sad About The Writedge And Daily Two Cents Support News – What About You?

Have you seen the Writedge and Daily Two Cents blog news regarding their customer support or service? What do you think about it? Is there a reason to be sad about this? Writedge and Daily Two Cents member support   I just read the blog post about the Daily Two Cents and Writedge (writing sites where you can earn some passive or residual income by posting articles) member support and how the on-site support will now be discontinued. Honestly, I’m really sad to hear that because I love the on-site support system. Reasons to love the onsite support system There are[…]

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Playing with Textures in Adobe Photoshop

Textures are images used to blend with different photos in order to achieve unique results. They are applied on top of the chosen photo and adjusted through Blend Modes and Opacity changes to become translucent and to give the chosen effect. Textures could be anything- tree barks, stones, walls, clouds, water, wooden surfaces, fabrics etc. In this tutorial I will show you how to add four textures to a church tower image. I have used Adobe Photoshop CS6 but all other versions will do either. All five photos used are my own and unrestricted stock. You can download them[…]

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4 tips to help you KEEP your New Year`s Resolution

Do you find that you always could not keep up your new year resolutions year after year? Are you giving up on creating your new year resolutions this year? Well, you are not alone, I am facing the same ironic scenario having failed to accomplish any of my this year new year resolutions or maybe part of them. I bet next year 2015, I will be able to keep my new year resolutions with these 4 helpful tips and I am sure you will keep your resolutions too.   Don’t try everything at once. We are a bunch of[…]

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How to Create Colorful Button in Adobe Photoshop

From this tutorial you will learn how to create cool and colorful button in thirty three short and easy to perform steps. In the process of work you are going to use Rounded Rectangle Tool with different settings, Rectangle Tool, Custom Shape Tool and lots of layer styles. All Photoshop versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Start by creating a new Adobe Photoshop .psd file of Width and Height 1000px both. Set Resolution to 96 Pixels/Inch (if you don’t intend to print the final result) and select Transparent for Background Contents. We’ll[…]

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Handmade Christmas Card with color papers

I had planned on making on making my own handmade personalized Christmas cards this year, to cut down the cost of purchasing store bought cards.  Fortunately, I had managed to savaged some of last year’s Christmas gift wrappers and ribbons from old torn paper bags.   As for the front card, I used my daughter’s craft art class left over stock cards and colorful pretty papers. Got some white glues, scissors and double sided tape too. Handmade Christmas cards for Christmas are easy to make and safe money if you have tens or hundreds of friends to send these greeting[…]

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Create Grunge Rusty Text in Adobe Photoshop

From this tutorial you will learn how to create cool Grunge Rusty Text in Adobe Photoshop CS6. We are going to use gradients, lots of layer styles and layer masks as well as default font and brushes. The Text Effect looks complicated but you will see that all effects are very easy to be created. I have not used special brushes or fonts and also I have shown the color stops of the gradients used, so all Photoshop versions are applicable. This is a preview of the final result: STEP 1 Start by creating a new Photoshop document. For[…]

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My Most Popular Articles on Writedge and Why

People are always asking how to increase their views and make more money on Writedge. I decided it would be fun to make an article showcasing a few of my top earners on Writedge and why I believe they are my top earners. If you are looking to increase your earnings on Writedge, I encourage you to read my overviews and take a look at my articles. Both to read them and to see how they look visually. What Are Other Writing Websites Similar To Bubblews? This article is part one in a four part series. I wrote this[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Create Cool Metallic Text with Layer Styles and Stone Texture

From this tutorial you will learn how to create quick and easy metallic text effect in Adobe Photoshop. The final result is achieved by applying Blending Options on default Charlemagne Std Font. The background is also very easy to be created. I have used my photo of stone texture which is unrestricted stock. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and go to File, New to create a new .psd document. You can name the New File Cool Metallic Text for example. Set its Width to 1200px and Height to 800 pixels. I[…]

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Ten Things About Me Challenge @Peachpurple

  Hello everyone! I am a newbie at Writedge. Do guide me along as I am new to this writing site. ………………..   Yesterday, I had read 10 articles from UK, Canada and US writers about the “Ten Things About Me Challenge” but had not read any articles from the Asians. Guess, I will be the first Asian writer to join the fun, writing a summarize about me questions. Here are some ten things about me that you might want to know about me as a self introduction:     Question 1: Where Do You Live? I live in Malaysia, yes[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial-Create Translucent Text with Stripes Gradient

From this tutorial you will learn the techniques to create simple but beautiful and effective Translucent Text in Adobe Photoshop. In the process of work we’ll be using Transparent Stripes Gradient and lots of Blending Options. We’ll also use Soft Round Brush and Motion Blur Filter to create the colorful Background. I have used Photoshop CS6 to create this text but all other versions are applicable. This is the final result: STEP 1 Start by creating a new Photoshop document- go to File, New to create a new .psd file. You can name the New File Translucent Text. Set[…]

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Understanding variables and datatypes in ActionScript 3.0.

Variables in programming are conceptually same as they are in the Algebra. They hold values. In programming however, variables are basically storage locations in the memory. These location are associated with a name. That name can contain any known or unknown information, a value. In the development of games and applications, variables are the most fundamental of all, therefore making them a better point to start learning programming. We use variables to hold values that we can access anywhere during the program.  For example, suppose you are creating a game, you’d create a variable to hold the total score,[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create Beautiful Decorated Letter with Custom Shapes

This tutorial shows you the techniques to create cool decorated letter in Adobe Photoshop. In the process of work we’ll be using gradients, patterns and default font as well as custom shapes for the decoration. We’ll also stroke Pen Tool paths to create the ribbons. Please take into consideration that the layer styles applied are valid for the Size of the letter L- 700pt, Cooper Std Font used in this tut. If you use another size or font, you probably won’t get the same look of your golden decorated letter so you’ll have to adjust the layer styles in[…]

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Create Gorgeous Starry Text Effect with Default Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial you will learn how to create Starry Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop. In the process of work we are going to use Layer Styles, Gradients and default brushes. As you can see, the image is full of stars, golden and red color shades so it would perfectly fit the coming Christmas mood. I have used Adobe Photoshop CS6 version and the brushes used to add more effects to the Text are from DP Brushes set. This is what we are going to create: STEP 1 Start with opening Adobe Photoshop and creating a new .psd[…]

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Create Awesome Text Engraved in Stone

In this tutorial you will learn how to create cool engraved in stone text effect in Adobe Photoshop. The effect will be achieved with the help of Blending Options.  You will also use Stone and Cracked Paint Textures (my own photos and unrestricted stock) to give your text and its background nice relief and texture. All Photoshop versions are applicable. For the Background I have used Sepia Antique Gradient and I have given its color stops in Step 5 of this tut for those whose Photoshop version does not offer this gradient. This is the final result: STEP 1[…]

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Holiday Decorations – Do you take Safety Measures

Holiday season is about to come, it is that long awaited time of the year, when everyone can have a great time with their families. One thing which make these holidays special is decorations. Decorating homes is like a tradition of holiday season. And why not, I mean it is these decorations which creates the sense of festival in homes. It creates the environment of celebrations and happiness. But unfortunately these delightful decorations can also increase your chances of fire. If you take a look at some previous year’s stats, you’ll come to know that holiday season is associated[…]

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How to create smokin’ cat eyes for the Holidays

The cat eye siren look has been around since the early 50s. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Bridgette Bardot all made the look their trademark. And today, it’s as popular as it was then, gracing the eyes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, and countless more.  It is a smokin’ look and immediately lends a mysterious yet playful siren look to the eyes. If you’re thinking about raising the bar and wearing this look this Christmas, to ‘glamour-eyes’ your party or event, here’s a few tips on how to practice for the big night. Take some time[…]

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Create Colorful Autumn Text with Layer Styles and Custom Shapes in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you hot to create cool colorful autumn text using only layer styles, default custom shapes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop. You will also learn how to add multiple strokes to your text. All Photoshop versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Firstly create a new .psd file in Adobe Photoshop. Name it Autumn Text, set its Width to 1000px and Height to 600px, then insert 96 Pixels/Inch for Resolution, select RGB for Color Mode and Transparent for Background Contents. If you need to print the text, set[…]

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How to Create Golden Shamrock in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create cool golden shamrock by using only Custom Shape Tool and Layer Styles. All photoshop versions are applicable. Please take into consideration that the layer styles applied are valid for the size of Image (1000/1000px) and Custom Shape (880/880px) used in this tut. If you use another sizes, you won’t get the same look of your shamrock so you’ll have to adjust the layer styles in order to achieve the final result. On the screenshot below is shown what you are going to create: STEP 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and go to[…]

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