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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial- Create Cool Glowing 3D Text with Strokes and Layer Styles

From this twenty six steps tutorial you will learn how to create beautiful glowing Text Effect. While creating the Text we are going to use lots of layer styles, multiple strokes and default Adobe Gothic Std Font. The 3D effect is achieved by means of Bevel and Emboss so you can create the effect with any version of Adobe Photoshop. I haven’t used special 3D instruments. On the following screenshot you can see the final result: STEP 1 Start your work with creating a new .psd file (File, New). Name your Photoshop document Glow Text. Set the Width of[…]

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A Sad Day for All of us

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/256287 When I received that fateful e-mail from Michelle and Danielle pointing out just how much it was costing them to keep Writedge and DailyTwoCents afloat My heart went out to them. The model they set out with in 2013 was Incredibly good but over generous to the contributors.  That meant indeed that in February of 2014 they were forced to peg back the amount they were going to be paying to writers but even this measure was not enough it seems.  I had not the slightest inkling of any idea that their wonderful efforts were in fact costing[…]

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Create Colorful Translucent Text with Ice Textures and Layer Styles

From this thirty five steps tutorial you will learn how to turn two ice textures and an ordinary default Font into a magic glowing Text Effect. In order to achieve the final result, we are going to use Impact Font (default), layer mask, ice textures which are my stock photos and a few Blending Options. I have created my Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop CS6 but all other versions, even Photoshop Elements are applicable. Here is the final result: STEP 1 Create a New Adobe Photoshop .psd file of 1000px Width and 600px Height. Name the file Translucent Text[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial-Create LOVEly Text with Strokes and Glass Texture

While following my thirty steps of this tutorial you are going to create beautiful colorful Text Effect with Woven Flat default Pattern and awesome glass texture for Background. During the process of creating our Text, we’ll be using lots of layer styles and my stock photo of glass texture as well as Levenim MT default Font of Bold Style. I created my Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop CS6 but all other versions are applicable. This is the final result: STEP 1 Open your Adobe Photoshop program and firstly go to the Menu bar. Select File, New to create a[…]

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Create Grunge Style Valentine Heart in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create unique grunge style heart in Adobe Photoshop. We are going to use Custom Shape Tool, Blending Options and two Textures- one for the Background and one applied on the heart. Both textures are my own photos and unrestricted stock so you won’t bother for author’s rights or stock images. Of course, you can add another textures if you prefer to achieve different effect. This is the final result: STEP 1 Start your work by opening Adobe Photoshop document and going to File, New to create a new[…]

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Create Bloody Red Text Effect with Texture and Smudge Tool

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create glowing bloody red text. In the process of work we’ll apply a few gradients, bevel and emboss and another blending options. In order to create the background relief we are going to use Smudge Tool and add layer styles to give it a 3D look. We are also going to use tree bark texture which is my own photo to give our background really awesome look. As for the text itself, I have used MS Gothic default Font so it will be not necessary to surf the[…]

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Quick Tip- Create Awesome Glowing Button with Texture in Adobe Photoshop

Would you like to learn how to create cool glowing button in only sixteen steps? In this tutorial I am going to show the whole process of creating it in detail. All you need is any Photoshop version, incl. Photoshop Elements and a little bit of patience while playing with the Blending Options. The awesome texture of the button is achieved by applying Gradient Overlay. I myself don’t like that much flat and even surfaced buttons that’s why I created this textured one. Now let’s get down to work. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1[…]

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How to get traffic from social bookmarking sites

When it is done correctly, a certain website can get huge amount of traffic overtime. But the main problem about bookmarking sites is that there are many contents submitted daily and the main way to get traffic is to get to the front page of this social bookmarking sites like Digg/ Stumbleupon, Delicious, Diigo and many others. Knowing the trick that gets  to the front on this bookmarking site is how to get traffic , there are some things to keep in mind that works. When you submit your url/website to these bookmarking sites, be sure to follow certain[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial- Create Ravishing Golden Text with Layer Styles and Stone Texture

From this tutorial you will learn how to create gorgeous golden text effect in Adobe Photoshop. I have used Nueva Std default Font of Bold Style. What makes this Text Effect unique are the holes in the letters. You can get the impression that they are made by means of using Pen Tool Paths and then deleting the parts of the Text. No, I haven’t used Delete key or Eraser Tool. Not even a single time. The trick with the holes in the text is achieved through Stroke Layer Style and reducing Fill Opacity of the Text layer. When[…]

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A Friendship Prayer

  A prayer for best friends Everyone has friends. You may have friends, good friends, casual friends and best friends.     Who are my friends? Friends are the people who are usually by your side when you are in good or bad times. Those friends who hide away from you when you are down and out, are not friends, they are parasites. They share your fortune and luck but not when you are unlucky or having difficult situations. Your family members can be your best friends too. My mom was my best friend, a person      […]

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Quick Tip- Create Awesome Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

While following my eighteen steps described in this tutorial you are going to create really awesome colorful Text Effect by means of layer styles and especially Gradient Overlay and Shape Burst type of Stroke. We are going to use Rasterize Layer Style Option in order to make our font thicker and apply multiple strokes and other Blending Options. I have used default MV Boli Font so you don’t need to surf the whole web to find appropriate font for our task. You can create this Text Effect with any version of Adobe Photoshop which offers Shape Burst type of[…]

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Create Gorgeous Purple Text in Adobe Photoshop

From this short tutorial you will learn how to create glowing purple Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop. In the process of work we are going to use default Vrinda Font of Bold Style, lots of Blending Options and Rasterize Layer Style Option in order to achieve the final result. You can create this Text in any Photoshop version. This is the final result: STEP 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and go to File, New to create a new .psd file. Name your new file Purple Text, then set its Width to 1000px and Height to 600px. Insert 96 Pixels/Inch for[…]

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Create Awesome Text Effect with Wooden Texture and Stone Pattern

From this tutorial you will learn an easy way to create unique text effect in Adobe Photoshop by means of wooden texture for background and default stone pattern. The Text Effect is achieved by applying lots of Blending Options on default Tekton Pro Font. All Adobe Photoshop versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Open your Adobe Photoshop then select File, New to create a new .psd file. For the sake of simplicity I called my document Text Effect. Set the Width to 1000px and Height to 600 pixels. I set the Resolution[…]

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7 Reasons to Post to Writedge instead of Daily Two Cents

Both of these sites are similar in that they are run by the same people and you make money the same way. But it can be difficult to decide which site to post your articles on. Beyond the obvious (word count) how can you decide where to post that article you spent all that time crafting? The required word count on Daily Two Cents is 100 words but on Writedge it is 400. This allows you to get more in-depth with your article. Of course, you could post a 400 word article on either site so let us explore[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial- Create Beautiful Text with Layer Styles and Halftone Pattern

In this tutorial I will show you how to make beautiful colorful text effect by means of default Comic Sans MS Font of Bold Style, Blending Options and Halftone Pattern Filter. All steps are detailed and easy to be followed. You can create this Text Effect with any Adobe Photoshop version. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Open your Adobe Photoshop and go to File, New to create a new .psd document. Set the Width to 1200px and Height to 800px. Choose 96 Pixels/Inch for Resolution (if you don’t need to print the Text) and[…]

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Quick Tip- Create Yummy Chocolate Brown Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create very quick and easy chocolate brown text effect in only seventeen steps. All you need to achieve the final result is any version of Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Elements will do well too) and a little bit of passion while playing with the Blending Options. I have used Deftone Stylus Font which you can download for free from http://www.fontsquirrel.com/. In Step 5 I have given you the Font link. Now let’s get down to work. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 At first create[…]

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Easy Guitar Chords for Beginners

Most new guitarists learn to play songs by strumming chords. As they soon discover, though, there are many guitar chords, and there are so many ways to play them that it can be very off-putting trying to learn them. If you are in that position, then what you need to do is learn to play those guitar chords that are commonly used in songs and that are not too difficult to get your fingers around. More exotic guitar chords can come later. This article presents a selection of guitar chords that are easy to get to grips with. Some may[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial-Create Cool Frosty Text with Eraser Font and Ice Texture

From this tutorial you will learn fast and easy way to create awesome Frosty Text Effect by using layer styles, ice texture which is my own photo and Eraser Source Font which you can download for free from www.fontsquirrel.com. This is the result you should get if you follow all my steps: STEP 1 Start your work with creating a new Adobe Photoshop document. Set its Width to 1200px and its Height to 700px. Choose 96 Pixels/Inch for Resolution (if you don’t intend to print the final result) and select Transparent for Background Contents to get and editable first[…]

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