Unique Grunge Effects on Photoshop

Written by kay zetkin


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After choosingrepparttar suitable textures, concentrate heavily onrepparttar 138850 face of your picture thanrepparttar 138851 rest ofrepparttar 138852 body. Takerepparttar 138853 texture image you have chosen

Concentrate more heavily onrepparttar 138854 face thanrepparttar 138855 rest ofrepparttar 138856 body for this step. Import one texture image you have chosen, resize it, and position it aroundrepparttar 138857 middle ofrepparttar 138858 face. Then, get rid ofrepparttar 138859 unnecessary effects in your textures using bothrepparttar 138860 large soft brush andrepparttar 138861 Eraser Tool. You can do this at around 100 pixels. Intricate areas of your texture can be done up by zooming in with a magnification of about 400% and use a smaller soft brush of about 8 pixels. When you have already adjusted it well enough to suit you, changerepparttar 138862 Textures layer Blending Mode to Multiply.

Importrepparttar 138863 other texture intorepparttar 138864 workspace, resize it applyrepparttar 138865 Overlay blending option. Then, dorepparttar 138866 same procedure as you have done torepparttar 138867 first texture. Donít get impatient, though, since doing this may really be quite time consuming if youíre not used to it. Then, duplicaterepparttar 138868 layer to enhancerepparttar 138869 texture.

Surveyrepparttar 138870 results and if you experienced a slight shiver or revulsion from just looking at it your grunge effect might just be successful! Itís not a requirement to feelrepparttar 138871 creeps, though. As a finishing touch, add some text with a script-style font. Experiment further withrepparttar 138872 blending options for you to see which complementsrepparttar 138873 curves ofrepparttar 138874 text best. Good luck with your own grunge manipulation.

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Kay Zetkin discovered the pleasure of writing through her daily journals as a teen-ager. Writing in it helped sort out her thoughts, relieve her feelings and record what she observes of the world.

For her, writing is an effective tool to express your viewpoints... To write is already to choose, thus, writing should be done along with a critical mind and a caring soul. She hopes to become more professional, skilled and mature in her craft.


5 Website Design Tips to Make Your Site More Attractive

Written by Ladan Lashkari


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The key is making it easy for them to find what they want, so make your site easy to navigate.

#3. Use Suitable Colors

Your copy isrepparttar most important part of your website, so it's essential that you make it easy to read, and nothing is easier to read than black text on white background.

The easier it is to read your copy,repparttar 138772 more effective it will be. If you use inappropriate colors that make your copy difficult to read, few people will bother reading it, and if no one reads your copy how are you going to make sales?

#4. Don't Overuse Pop-ups

What's a pop-up? It's a window -- usually a small window -- that is opened when you click on a link and open or close a window. Unfortunately many webmasters go overboard with pop-ups which only results in annoying visitors.

They think if a pop-up appears and asks to order each time a visitor closes a window, he's more likely to make a purchase... but they're completely wrong. Not only will they not make any sales, but they'll also lose a potential customer forever.

Don't get me wrong! Using pop-ups can be an effective way to get a higher response to your offer. What I'm saying is that you shouldn't overuse and abuse them. They're good marketing tools if you use them wisely.

Pop-ups are best used to offer something of high value to your site visitors... something that you know they're very interested in. Make an offer that they can't resist!

#5. Remember Your Purpose

Why are you creating your website? Do you want to sell your products and services? What do you expect from your site? Decide on your purpose before you start designing your site. This is extremely important.

Each part of your website should lead to your purpose. Allrepparttar 138773 links, graphics, titles, andrepparttar 138774 colors you choose should lead to what you want from your site.

Sometimes people are so wrapped up in being a website owner that they forget their site is to sell. Instead of designing a sale-oriented website, all they're trying to do is designing a "thing of beauty". But there's a problem here: beauty won't sell.

It doesn't matter if your visitors are impressed by professional Flash animations and graphics on your site. You should ask yourself: Does your website sell or just impress people? Do people say,"Wow! How beautiful!" and then closerepparttar 138775 window and go to another site, whithout even noticing your salesletter atrepparttar 138776 bottom ofrepparttar 138777 page?

Keep your purpose in mind allrepparttar 138778 time. If you expect your website to sell, then design itrepparttar 138779 way it makes visitors interested in your offer and motivates them to buy.

Ladan Lashkari is a respected Internet marketing expert, and the owner of http://www.FreeNewsletterIdeas.com/ where you'll find creative email marketing ideas and helpful resources to start your own highly profitable email marketing campaign.


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