December 21, 2019

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2 Online Tool to create great Youtube thumbnails

Being Youtuber, creating a cool video thumbnails is necessary. It will drive more traffic even your video is not interesting at all. Back then to create a good thumbnail, we use image editing software like photoshop, Gimp etc, and using one of those app requires skill.

But now you don't have to know even own those software to create a cool thumbnail for your videos. You can use online application, and the more good news is some of them are free. Yes free.

There are two popular online service app to create your YouTube video thumbnail for free, Canva and Picmaker. There are actually more but since I have never use them then I'm not going to mention them here. Canva and Picmaker for me are too similar, from their layout to their functionality.

Canva or Picmaker not only use to create thumbnails, but they also can be used to create banner, instagram image, facebook image, youtube channel art. In the other word, these two apps are complete for blogger, youtuber or anyone who wants to create cool images. You don't need to have editing skill like when you use Photoshop. All you need to do is choosing any template and then start creating.

Which one is better Canva or Picmaker?
Some friends of mine say that Picmaker is better than Canva but for me they are equal even I now use Picmaker instead of Canva. Here is a youtube video thumbnail sample made in Picmaker.

Picmaker
Youtube thumbnails

How is it? cool right? Let's create a click-worthy YouTube thumbnail with those free tools.

Here more advantages using these free online apps
1. They are free
2. A lot of cool templates
3. Cool fonts
4. Simple layout
5. You don't need editing skill to use them
6. Easy to use
7. And many more

November 29, 2019

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Clipping mask in Photoshop: What is that and how to make one

A clipping mask is a group of layers to which a mask is applied. The bottommost layer, or base layer, defines the visible boundaries of the entire group. Clipping mask is a basic function in Photoshop. This function works by hiding the clipped layer parts according to the layer shapes below it. The result just like layer mask. The major different between them is in clipping mask we work with more than one layer when in layer mask we can work on one layer.

Clipping mask in Photoshop

To create a clipping mask we need a layer that works as a base layer. This layer could be a pixel, a type or a shape. For example I am going to make a layer with text. I want that text not just an ordinary text but I am going to make it more fun by adding an image on it.

Also read: How to zoom in Photoshop

How to create clipping mask

Step 1
Create a blank layer and then create a text

Clipping mask in Photoshop


Step 2
Import an image. You can also use solid color layer or whatever you want. If your image is too small or too large just rescale it.

Clipping mask in Photoshop


Step 3
Select the above layer then go to "layer" and then go down to and then select "Create clipping mask" and you are done.

Clipping mask in Photoshop


You can also do that with another simple way by going to layers panel and hover the line between the base layer and layer above and then press "alt" button on your keyboard and you will see the cursor changes then just click it.

Also read: How to flip image with Photoshop easily

Cool right?
You can practice about clipping mask with a different shape.
That is it. It's really simple. I hope this short post helpful.

November 24, 2019

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[90+] Tattoo quotes for women

Tattoo is a popular kind of art that applied on human skin. Many people especially from west have tattoos on their body, from men to woman.

[90+] Tattoo quotes for women

For women, the type of their favorite tattoo is little bit different with men's. Women preferred small and cute tattoo like flower, butterfly or only texts/quotes. So here is 50+ tattoo quotes for woman that I took from several sources.

[90+] Tattoo quotes for women


90+ tattoo quotes for woman.

A dream is a wish your heart makes
All is fair in love and war
All that I am, I owe to my family
All you need is love
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind
And in that moment
Be here now
Be the one to guide me, but never hold me down
Beauty for ashes
Believe
Beneath lay words that suffocate
But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime…
But without the dark we'd never see the stars
Carpe diem
Celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing
Count every beautiful thing
Create yourself
Dear lover give me one last painful kiss
Die with memories not dreams
Do I dare disturb the universe?
Don’t forget to love yourself
Even the moon,
Master of the sea,
Illuminator of the night,
has her crater
Every flower must grow through dirt
Everything carries me to you
Faith
Fall down seven times stand up eight
Fire starts with sparks
Follow your heart
For by grace you have been saved through faith
Forever my weakness forever my strength i am because you are
Give, even if you only have a little
Grace upon grace
Happiness depends upon wishes
Here I'm, send me
I am enough
I am enough the way I am
I am not afraid to walk this world is alone
I am the architect of my own destruction
I could really use a wish right now
I myself am strange and unusual
I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane
I will make it out of this alive
I am not afraid I was born to do this
Immeasurably more
It is well
It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are
It’s only after we have lost everything
Let it be
Life is a series of choice. Enjoy, endure
Like the wind, I am free
Live a little
Live fearless
Love never fails
Love the life your live
Love yourself
Love yourself first
Never a lesson, always a failure
Never settle for anything less than butterflies
No fear
Not all that wander are lost
Nothing happens until something moves
Promise
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
She believed she could so she did
She lived and laughed and loved and left
So dear i love him, that with him all deaths i could endure, without him live no life
Sometimes you need to let things go
Spirit leads me
Take a breath & be a strong
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
The spirit of the lord is freedom
The truth is out there, I want to belive
The will to live will always outweight the ability to die
The worst thing is holding on to someone who doesn’t want to be held on to
There is always hope
This feeling is just for now
This too shall pass
Through every dark night there is a bright day
To begin, begin
To love and be loved
Walk in courage
We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails
We part only to meet again
Where life begins and love never ends family
Wild hearts can’t be tamed
With every heartbeat
Without struggle there is no progress
You are beautiful you are valuable you are enough
You choose who you want to be
You don’t know what your alive for… until you know what you would die for.
You only live once
Your wing were ready, but my heart was not
I am not the kind of girl you can call when you are lonely

For the tattoo style, the color and font used you can ask your tattoo artist.

November 22, 2019

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How to zoom in Photoshop

When working with Photoshop we need to know several basic functions and one of them is zooming. It is important when we are working with details.

How to zoom in Photoshop

To use this function, you can use several ways like using shortcut on your keyboard, using your mouse or using a combination of them both. My favorite one is the combination of mouse and keyboard button.

How to zoom in Photoshop

Using Shortcut from Keyboard
To zoom using keyboard shortcut, just press "Z" button. To zoom in, hold "CTRL" and "+" button. To zoom out. hold "CTRL" and "-".

Using Mouse only
Navigate to the left and click "magnifier" icon. Go to left top, you will see zoom in and zoom out icons.

Easier way to zoom using your mouse is just hold your mouse left button then drag your mouse to left to zoom in, and to zoom out drag it to right.

The Combination
Another way to zoom is by using a combination of your keyboard and your mouse. First one is press "Z" button, then press left button on mouse to zoom in, and if you want to zoom out, hold "ALT" button then left click.

To zoom in to a point centered on where you click the mouse button, press "Spacebar and CTRL" then Click. To zoom out to a point centered on where you click the mouse button, press "Spacebar and ALT" then Click.

My favorite one is press "Z" button and hold muse left click button then drag it to zoom.
More to read: How to flip image in Photoshop

Summary
Action Mouse Windows Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Zoom in. Press "Z", hold mouse's left button then drag it to right Ctrl+the plus key (Press Ctrl and the + key.) Command+the plus key
Zoom out. Press "Z", hold mouse's left button then drag it to left Ctrl+the minus key (Press Ctrl and then the – key.) Command+the minus key
Zoom in to a point centered on where you click the mouse button. - Spacebar+Ctrl-click Spacebar+Command-click
Zoom out from a point centered on where you click. - Spacebar+Alt-click Spacebar+Option-click

November 21, 2019

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how to flip image in Photoshop easily

In this short tutorial I am going to show you how to flip image in Photoshop with several steps easily.

For new Photoshop user, it sometimes confusing because you new to its layout. You don't know what functions you have to use to have done and how to access it. Flipping image in Photoshop literally means mirroring the image. To do that, it's really simple. It takes several steps only.

In this tutorial, the version of Photoshop I use is Photoshop CS6 on windows OS. If you use another version, older or newer and on Mac, the steps are just same.

How to flip image in Photoshop easily

First thing you do is to import any image you want to flip to Photoshop. When it's already there, just navigate to the "image" tab on the top of your Photoshop.

From there you will see several options. Just go down hover "image rotation" and you will see another several options. The two from bottom is all you need.

Image ➜ Image Rotatation ➜ Flip Canvas Horizontal/Flip Canvas Vertical.

how to flip image in Photoshop easily
how to flip image (flip the canvas) in Photoshop


Flip Canvas Horizontally
When you work with this option, the canvas you are using will be flipped from left to right.

Flip Canvas Vertically
When you work with this option, the canvas you are using will be flipped from upside down top to bottom.

If you only want to flip your image then you are done now. But if you are working with Photoshop and you want to flip certain layer then you should not use those options above because they flip the canvas which is mean everything on your art board will be flipped.

How to flip certain image layer
If you want to flip certain image layer, just select move tool or hit "V" button on your keyboard then click layer you want to flip. Then go to the edge of your selected layer then click it. After that right click your mouse then go to flip options on the bottom. Another short way is just hit CTRL + V on your keyboard to select the layer then right click on it.

how to flip image in Photoshop easily
how to flip certain image/layer

Or click "Edit" and then go to "Transform" and then the flip option will shows up.
Edit ➜ Transform ➜ Flip Horizontal/Flip Vertical.


how to flip image in Photoshop easily


Okay, I hope this short toturial about how to flip image in Photoshop easily helpful guys.

July 18, 2019

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How To Draw Mona Lisa Easily Step By Step

How To Draw Mona Lisa Easily Step By Step
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Mona Lisa is a famous painting painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1503. It will be something awesome if you can draw Mona Lisa. So in this post I'm gonna show you how to draw Mona Lisa easily step by step.

The first thing you have to do is preparing your drawing tools, pencil or pen, an eraser, a ruler and a drawing paper. The next is a picture of Mona Lisa as reference. You can grab it from site like wikipedia.

Step 1.
Grab your pencil and your paper then start drawing a pattern line
Step 1 - Mona lisa
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Step 2
Once you have done then start making the body outline.
Step 2 - Mona lisa
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Step 3
Next move to the head. We are going to make her face. Just draw eyes on the reference line as shown below
Step 3 - Mona lisa
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Step 4
Move down and make the nose
Step 4 - Mona lisa
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Step 5
Now it's time for the mouth. Don't forget to make her mouth looks like smiling
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Step 6
The next step is drawing the hand
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Step 7
The next step is the cloth
Step 7 - Mona lisa
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Step 8
Move back up to the head. In this part we are going to draw her hair and her veil
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Step 9
Remove the outline pattern using eraser
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Step 10
Add more wrinkles and shrinkages to the clothes and we are done
How To Draw Mona Lisa Easily Step By Step
Step 10

quiet easy right? it's just the basic like sketching. You need to practice more and more to make it better then you can move to the next level.