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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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1 Reason To Join Writedge And Daily Two Cents

What is Writedge and Daily Two Cents? Actually, there are many good reasons to join Writedge and Daily Two Cents (writing sites where you can earn some passive or residual income by posting articles) but, if you can only give one reason to convince people to join or to at least try out these websites, what will you say? No worries One very good reason to join or to try out either Writedge or Daily Two Cents is how you never have to worry about these 2 writing websites. Never have to worry about what, you ask? The answer[...]

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How to Create Icy Text with Layer Styles and Textures in Adobe Photoshop

Using Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshop can help you achieve amazing effects. In this tutorial I will show you how to create cool text effect using only Blending Options and two ice textures which are my photos and unrestricted stock. The thick Font used is the default Cooper Std of Black Style. You can create the effect in all versions of Adobe Photoshop. STEP 1 Start by opening Adobe Photoshop, go to File, New to create a new .psd document and call the new file Icy Text. Insert 1000px for Width and 600px for Height. Set the Resolution to[...]

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Create Transparent Text with Gradients and Tree Bark Texture in Adobe Photoshop

In this only eighteen short and easy steps tutorial, you are going to create gorgeous transparent text effect with tree bark texture for Background. In order to achieve the final result, you’ll need to apply lots of Blending Options, custom Radial type of Gradient, my stock photo of texture as well as Impact Font. The gradients and font used are default so all Photoshop versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Firstly open your Adobe Photoshop and go to File, New to create a new .psd document. Name this new File Transparent Text[...]

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Participants in the Writedge Ten Things About Me Challenge

DLWright first posted this challenge a year ago, when Writedge was very new. Here’s what she said: “I’ve written for a lot of shared revenue writing websites in the past. Writing challenges and writing prompts are a pretty common way for the members of the community to spend a little time getting to know each other. I know the admin at Writedge have been trying to find ways to flesh out the members and give this community a little jump start.” Quite a few people jumped in and answered, but it’s really hard to find out who they all[...]

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The Ten Things About Me Challenge – Joan H. Young

I discovered this challenge on the Writedge site, and although I usually avoid these, I think it’s a good thing on Writedge, where we can’t connect with other members as easily as on Daily Two Cents. So, I’ll play along. Question 1: Where Do You Live? I grew up in upstate New York, in the Finger Lakes area, but have lived in Western Michigan (the lower peninsula) for 45 years. Both areas of the country are beautiful. I need lots of open spaces and bodies of water for my mental health. Definitely a country kind of gal. Question 2:[...]

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Create Golden Medieval Style Text with Lichen Background Texture in Adobe Photoshop

While following this thirty five steps tutorial of mine, you are going to create golden medieval style text effect with lichen texture for Background. In the process of work we’ll be using lots of layer styles, adjustment layers, default filters and my stock photo of texture as well as default Mesquite Std Font. All Photoshop versions are applicable. On the screenshot below is shown the final result: STEP 1 Start by opening Adobe Photoshop then go to File, New to create a new .psd document. You can call the new file Golden Medieval Style Text for example, then set[...]

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Making your Christmas Tree Special

Individual Christmas Tree Decorating You need to think of the decorating of your Christmas tree as art and the tree being your canvas. Obviously you need a good shaped tree especially if you prefer the real thing as I do. Truth be told though, I also have a small fake one that I put on the living-room windowsill that  gives off a very colourful optical fibre light show that is festive and bright when it is plugged in and switched on.  Whatever your own choice for the festive tree, there are some things to consider. Real trees need to[...]

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How To Publish Writedge And Daily Two Cents Articles Quickly?

Post more = earn more? Some people have been saying that the more articles you publish on Writedge and Daily Two Cents (writing sites), the more you will be able to earn some passive or residual income. If you can post as quickly and as fast as possible, then that should help you earn more, right? The sooner you finish writing an article and the sooner you publish it, the sooner you can earn something from it. So how can you quickly publish posts on the two aforementioned sites? Stick to the minimum word count of Writedge and Daily[...]

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Create Square Patterned Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

From this tutorial you will learn how to make beautiful text effect using square pattern which you are going to create during the first five steps. In the process of work except our custom square pattern we’ll be also using lots of layer styles and default Impact Font. All Photoshop versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Firstly we are going to prepare the pattern so start by opening Adobe Photoshop then go to File, New to create a new .psd document. Name your new file Square Pattern, then set its Width and[...]

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7 Ways To Improve Writedge And Daily Two Cents Articles

What is Writedge and Daily Two Cents? Writedge and Daily Two Cents are writing sites where you can publish your articles and earn some passive or residual income. Should you just forget about your old posts after you publish them and move on to working on your latest writing projects? Should you just leave them alone and never look at them again unless you get comments that need a reply? Don’t forget your old articles No, don’t ignore your old articles. There is always room for improvement. While you don’t have to keep editing and proofreading them all the time, you[...]

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Create Awesome Blue Text in Adobe Photoshop Using Layer Styles, Paths and Tree Trunk Texture

While following my steps given in this tutorial you are going to create glossy blue text with tree trunk texture for Background. In the process of work we’ll be using lots of layer styles and my stock photo of texture as well as default Microsoft Tai Le Font of Bolt Style and stroked work paths for additional effect. All Photoshop versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and go to File, New to create a new .psd document. Name your new file Blue Text for example, then set its Width[...]

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The Evergreen Heart-warming It’s a Wonderful Life

I remember first seeing this amazing movie when I was about 13 years, because my mum and dad took us three kids to the cinema at Christmas, especially to watch it, and I was, even them, in doubt at all that this feel good film was something very special indeed  movie. I have probably seen it at least ten times since – the DVD sits on the shelf, among other classics – and I never tire of the mesmerizing performances by a stellar cast of amazing acting talent, but particularly James Stewart. Stewart is, of course, the hapless George[...]

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6 Reasons Why You Can’t Publish Writedge And Daily Two Cents Articles Quickly

What is Writedge and Daily Two Cents? Writedge and Daily Two Cents are writing sites where you can publish articles and earn some passive or residual income. How long does it take you to post articles on the 2 websites in question? At first glance, it might seem like it shouldn’t take you all that much time at all especially when it comes to Daily Two Cents (DTC). This is because the minimum word count on DTC is only 100 words. On Writedge, it’s 400. So, if you stick to these numbers, you should be able to quickly finish[...]

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My Amazing DTC and WE Payment History

Danielle and Michelle asked that we all think about providing some proof of the way our payment histories have evolved over the sites since we joined as contributors. I joined in January 2014 and have submitted and posted every single day since. There is no doubt whatever that the growth in popularity of both sites has been truly amazing and that is all down to the wonderful work done by the two ladies who co-founded and run the sites between them. I can testify unequivocally that posting every day – preferably several posts on each site – does result[...]

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Create Golden Shaded Text on Sand in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you in detail all steps taken in the process of creation of golden shaded text effect, embedded in sand texture. We are going to use layer styles and sand texture (a photo taken by me) as well as default Kartika Font of Bolt Style and one Color Balance Adjustment Layer. All Photoshop versions are applicable. On the screenshot below you can see the preview of the final result: STEP 1 Firstly go to File, New in order to create a new photoshop .psd document. Name your new file Text on Sand for example,[...]

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