Sunday, September 30, 2007

Grunge Text Effect in Photoshop Action – Part 2

As I promised you, I will share another grunge text effect photoshop action today. You will find more destroyed fonts in result with the same kind of random rustic details at the text background which I could not control the size to display. For a better text effect, I think you would still need to do the retouch manually and I will show you how.

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Download the Graphic Identity - text grunge 02.ATN (2Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.

Graphic Identity - text grunge 02.rar (1.12 KB)
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If you don’t know what Photoshop Action is and how to install it, you can go to my previous tutorial post about Photoshop Action.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Photo Contest 2007 - “Photos On a Theme”

Jordan McClements of IrishViews.com with 70,000 visitors per month have started a photo contest this week. It’s an interesting contest to join and the submission entry is labeled “Photos on a Theme”.

If you have at least 6 really good photos on a specific theme, which you think would look good as a Desktop Background / PC Wallpaper, and then you have a chance to submit them right away.

Some examples of themes are:
“Scotland”, “London”, “Fishing”, “Snow, “Glaciers”, “Forests”, “Rivers”, “Boats” etc.


RULES
  • THE PHOTOS MUST BE YOURS!
  • NO recognisable faces of people.
  • NO copyright stuff (Disney, Sydney Opera House etc)
  • 1024x768 pixels in size (please crop if your camera does not take photos in 4:3 aspect ratio) (If your submissions are not 1024x768 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio then they will have to be REALLY good for me to consider them)
  • JPEG (reasonable quality – preferably between 200KB and 300KB file size)
  • You must have at least 6 related photos on a theme.
  • Email all photos on a specific theme as one email to jmcwd.com@gmail.com with the “theme” in the “subject” line.
Closing date: 31st October 2007

Visit Jordan McClements’s photo blog : Make Money From Photos Online  for further details

Photo Contest 2007 - “Photos On a Theme”

If you have any question about this contest, you can enter to Jordan McClements’s Discussion board at Blog Catalog

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Grunge Text Effect in Photoshop Action – Part 1

This was my weekend experiment, trying to capture best photoshop action series of grunge text effects. As an experimental work, in the finished text effect there are random rustic details at the text background which I could not control the size to display. You would still need to do the retouch manually and I will show you how.

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Download the Graphic Identity - text grunge 01.ATN (2Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.

Graphic Identity - text grunge 01.rar (1.12 KB)
Download Grunge Text Effect Photoshop Action

If you don’t know what Photoshop Action is and how to install it, you can go to my previous tutorial post about Photoshop Action.

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Download Grunge Text Effect Photoshop Action

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Your A-Z Blogs: Viral Linking to Increase Technorati Ranking and Google Page Rank

The first time I know about Viral Linking after I read Rocky John Tayaban post in his blog: Blogging Mix.

Here are the simple instructions you should follow to join this activity:

  • Copy and paste the links provided below. (From Blog "A - Z")
  • Replace the link to which the first letter of your URL starts with. (e.g. "G" for Graphic Identity) You may choose to use anchor text to link to your blog and replace the link to which the first letter of your anchor text starts. (e.g. "S" Search Engine Optimization.
  • Please limit your anchor texts to 4 words to make it more manageable.

  • Here are some reasons why I encourage you to join viral linking:
  • Increase your Technorati Ranking and Google Page Rank.
  • Since this linking activity is viral, expect that you'll get results fast.
  • You could probably get more friends, fans or readers.
  • Increase the number of traffic to your blog.



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    CSS Tab Designer 2.0

    Price : Free
    File size: 1.35 MB
    Download : http://www.highdots.com/css-tab-designer/


    Understanding CSS may take times for some of people. Especially if it is dealing with CSS tab buttons for the website. CSS Tab Designer will make that easy for you. Because you don’t need to be a master of CSS script to implement amazing horizontal menus (tabs) or vertical menus design in your website.

    I have known this tool since two years back and still rely on it quite sometimes. The tabs in my Graphic Identity blog are using Centered Sliding Doors tab style. I modified their grey background into white, to blend with my main column background color.

    There are 11 designers who have contributed their CSS tab design in this software. All tabs (60+ different designs/colors supported) have been designed beautifully and easy to modify using CSS Tab Designer. The code generated for these tabs is strict xhtml compliant code.

    CSS Tab Designer 2.0

    CSS Tab Designer 2.0

    How to create tabs in CSS Tab Designer?

    You will see three columns in CSS Tab Designer 2.0 interface.

    CSS Tab Designer 2.0

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    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    BlogsRecord : a review

    It's a new Blog Community, where you can build interactivity by joining certain Groups or Forum. Blogsrecord is also an interesting blog directory which designed to find information on anything blog related.

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

    There are a lot of benefits you can gain by interacting with others in a forum.

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

    Why you should join to Blogsrecord?

    1. Blogsrecord will increase your blog visibility
    Chris, our friendly admin, guarantees you to have all your blogs would be easy to read in Blogsrecord user list.
    5 (five) Latest Users always shown on BlogsRecord home page, in other words: your profile and also your blog visibility to others will increase as much as your frequent visit to the Blogsrecord.com.

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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    Saturday, September 8, 2007

    $4,000 David Airey Blog Anniversary Prize Draw

    David Airey, a graphic designer from Northern Ireland, is holding an anniversary prize giveaway. Started on September 1st, 2007, there’s more than $4,000 worth in free prizes! :) You can achieve the maximum number of draw entries and chances to win are open wide.
    Talking about Blog Designing? Check out the list of Design and Blog Review Prizes from Top Designer and Excellent Blog Reviewer Sponsors. They will contribute their time and profesional skills to design and to review the lucky winner’s Blog.
    Those are just some mouth watering prizes! I haven’t mentioned the SEO free consultation and lots of Bonus prizes. I hope that you won’t leave these prizes on the table after reading my blog contest postie!!!
    Feel free to grab this graphic below to be put on your own blog and start your entry right away.
    Mark the date and hurry up because all entries must be received by David on Wednesday, September 26th 2007.
    Find out how to enter by reading the details on David’s graphic design blog

    David Airey Draw Prize

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    Monday, September 3, 2007

    3 Free Destroyed Typewriter Fonts

    I’m coming back with another font review, and don’t be so surprised since this post is closely related to my previous font review: 6 Free Graffiti, Grunge, and Destroyed Fonts.

    I think I’m addicted to dig any kind of font that looks ruin apart, dirty and destroyed ;)

    Junko’s Typewriter

    3 Free Destroyed Typewriter Fonts - Junk'o Typewriter

    3 Free Destroyed Typewriter Fonts - Junk'o Typewriter

    By: Junkohanhero 2006
    Site: Junkohanhero.com
    Free for personal use

    Junko’s Typewriter reminds me to an old typewriter, because the baseline of this font is not inline or unordered. Not much textures, but pretty solid in each character. Classic shape of terminals and serifs definitely make them different than any other typewriter fonts.

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    Snow Text Effect in Photoshop Action

    I already wrote a tutorial about how to create Snow Text Effect using Photoshop back then, and today I want to share the Snow Text Effect in Photoshop Action with you.

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    Download the Snow Text Effect.ATN (9Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.

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    Download Snow Text Effect Photoshop Action

    If you don’t know what Photoshop Action is and how to install it, you can go to my previous tutorial post about Photoshop Action.

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    finished snow text effect

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