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Writing Tips and So Much MoreBeing a writer (or trying to be), I looked up a whole bunch of deviantART guides on writing and other related articles.Writing Tips and So Much More8 months ago in Writing More Like This
So if you are in the same boat I am (one that is quickly sinking into shark infested waters). I have some tips for you, or rather, I have a list of other people's articles you should read. (With a little commentary from me. ) These aren't in any particular order, so don't assume the first article will be much more helpful than the sixth or seventh. I like the guides that talk to the reader and make it personal. Like "I know from personal experience that writer's block can be a challenge. God, don't we all know. But I have some great tips." So go ahead and check out all of these great resources.
1) So You Want To B
CSS Tricks: Background ImagesToday's CSS Trick will be about using background images in Journal Skins.CSS Tricks: Background Images3 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
There are three types of images that are mostly used in journals skins: big background images, seamlessly repeatable patterns and icon/logo-like images.
Images can be used for all elements of a journal: in the header, footer, behind text, next to text etc.. Any journal element has the ability to contain an image
I cannot stress enough that the main objective of a journal is making written content enjoyable to read. It is all about readability and making it as easy for the reader as possible. Very often I come across pretty journal skins, that have a complete lack of readability. In one of my previous CSS Tricks I already mentioned the dangers of text lengths and how to limit the .text width to improve readability.
Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
Mastering Manual FocusHave you ever cursed your camera for missing that special moment in the streets? Do you ever struggle to get the subject quickly in focus before the fleeting moment is lost forever in the aether? Well then why not try manual focus? Below is a brief guide to a few key manual focus techniques that can help you capture the decisive moment.Mastering Manual Focus3 years ago in Photography More Like This
Before we can look at the benefits of manual focus, we first have to discuss the use of prime lenses. The reason prime lenses have become a staple of street photographers is simple: speed. Without the need to select a focal length, and forcing yourself to work with one field of view (FOV) you can drastically reduce the time necessary for framing the subject. Of course, the single focal length puts a constraint on what the photographer can do. It also forces us to use our feet. You might think this can slow things down, and zooming would allow you to change perspective more quickly. However, by practicing with the constraint in place,
ASSASSINS ARE REAL (2)ok wow where can start i just got home three hours agoASSASSINS ARE REAL (2)3 years ago in Literature Templates More Like This
i got to the castle and let me tell ya its a hell of a way it goes around the mountain all the way and the castle is just on top of it and it snowed all the time
after getting out of the car i saw three men waiting for me (they warnt wearing any hoods)
wasn't expecting such a welcome
first i got striped of my camera and my cell and then one of then told me that i had to be blind folded all the way to the paygah(base) .
tell ya the truth i got kind of scared but i wore the fabric around my eyes
the two men guided me down some strange way and i collapsed a few times but after some time they took of fold and a house like structure was in front me
i dont know where i was but I'm pretty sure where some where south of the castle the the guy infront of me opened the door and said(translated) : this is home base of alamut ,and we escaped the freezing cold of the outside
kinda cosy place really they poin
A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of OthersI like stock images. I like making them and I like using them. One important thing about using stock is having the right amount of rules. Too many and it becomes a pointless resource, too few and your work could be used for something you’d never want. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to come up with your own rules and how to follow those of others. This tutorial is really meant for people who are new to the stock and manip world, but might still be helpful to those with only a little knowledge of it.A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of Others5 months ago in Other More Like This
Part 1: Following the rules and avoiding pissing people off
Intro: You open your inbox one day to see a new comment on your first manip, from the creator of an image you used, and instantly you're filled with dread. They politely confront you, even complimenting your piece, about their stock. They kindly ask you to remove the stock, not take down whole image, but their photo due to a violation of their rules. Panicked, instead of just cropping out the small detail that
NaNoWriMo Resources Write or DieNaNoWriMo Resources4 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are tons of activities for National Novel Writing Month but the most important is that pesky writing thing. To help with that you can use an online application like Write or Die to do some solo speed writing. You set the time and/or word count you'd like to reach and then select your consequence settings. During the time you must continually type or you will receive a negative consequence.
Write or Die really does put the prod in productivity with multiple consequence settings and a timer.
Track your progress! This will help you see how far you've come and how much you still need to accomplish. It's a great way to procrastinate too! There are loads of fancy and simple ones on the internet if you run a quick Google search.
I found this one on deviantART: NaNoWriMo 20