Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Curling your hair with... socks??

Have you guys seen SmartStyleGuide.com? I just got a link in my email and clicked over, and within moments found the coolest idea... did you know you can make gorgeous heat-free curls in your hair using socks??

I'm blown away. I had no idea, and now I'm looking at my socks with a new eye. There may be pictures to come soon. You know, after I sleep. :D

Rainbows and Holos and Zebras, Oh MY!

Tonight, I am exhausted. I didn't sleep last night, and I only napped for a couple of hours this afternoon. Then, I taught a 3 hour guest-lecture in my husband's photoshop class. It was loads of fun, but now I have not only used up my spoons, I've borrowed from next week's spoons. I am utterly and completely spoonless.

So, instead of writing up how I made what I'm wearing, I'll simply post pic spam. Let today be known as Spammy Tuesday! If you have questions about how I made this, just ask.




Jessica Holographic Topcoats were provided by the manufacturer for consideration.
See my disclosure statement for more information.

Watermarking your images...

The internet is fantastic, but unfortunately lots of people blog/reblog images they see without including a link back to where they found them. Watermarking your images is one way to help make sure people can find your stuff, but it can seem intimidating sometimes. After a conversation with xSparkage on twitter tonight, I decided to do a tutorial to help everyone watermark their images. It's easier than it seems!

I've got a series of photos that will walk you through it. Remember, if you have any questions at all, feel free to leave me a comment, or drop me an email. I like helping people! This tutorial is for Adobe Photoshop CS5, but I think it's similar enough to earlier versions that you can figure it out.

Once you've got your action saved, you can play it on any image, and your watermark text layer will appear. Then, you can drag it into place, resize it if you like, change the color or opacity... whatever you want. You can also set the color and size and things when you set up your action. Just make sure the watermark looks basically how you want it when you're recording it, and you can save yourself lots of time and headache in the future!

Hope this helps, and I hope you have a great day.