Shakespeare Insults: A collection of quotes for you blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! Shakespeare's Insults You can tell by the hundreds of imaginative biting quips in Shakespeare's plays that the man adored a good insult. The following is small collection of the very best of Shakespeare's jabs and affronts. You are not worth another word, else I'd call you knave.All's Well that Ends Well (2.3.262) I do desire we may be better strangers.As You Like It (3.2.248) He is deformed, crooked, old and sere, Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; Stigmatical in making, worse in mind. Thou whoreson, senseless villain! Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all! You abilities are too infant-like for doing much alone. They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces . You wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause between an orange wife and a fosset-seller. More of your conversation would infect my brain. For such things as you, I can scarce think there's any, ye're so slight. Away! O thou vile one! Take you me for a sponge?
Photoshop Text Effects Tutorial by John Forsythe Ready to get started? Installing your text effects is easy! This tutorial will show you how. Tip: Before you start, unzip the text effects zip file (the one included in your welcome email) to a convenient location, then follow the steps below. Step 1: Open the Photoshop Preset Manager from the "Edit" menu. Tip: These screenshots are from a Mac, but the instructions will also work with Windows. Step 2: Select "Styles" from the dropdown box, and click "Load". Tip: In Photoshop, text effects are called "Layer Styles". Step 3: Open the collection you want to use from the "effects" folder, then close the Preset Manager by clicking "Done". Tip: Your text effects are stored inside files that end with ".asl" Now that you've got your effects installed, here's a quick introduction to using them. Note: You'll need the "Layers" palette open to follow along. Start by using the "Text" tool to create a new text layer. Select the layer, then right click it, and choose "Blending Options". ...And you're done!
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Chuck Wendig, Freelance Penmonkey | Chuck Wendig: Freelance Penmonkey How to Open Plugin Files Plugin File format is helpful in creating or modifying the PE Builder Plugin Files. In this the main .inf file is pebuilder.inf file that are specifically used for PE Builder. In this file user cannot bring any changes and if they want to do so then they will have to use Plugin files. Entire Plugin Files are located in the Plugin directory. To have valid PE Builder it is necessary that every .inf file should be in directory along with “pebuilder”. User can use Enable and Disable buttons to turn the Plugin on and off. Some important file extension used in Plugin Files is discussed below: .8bi – It is also known as “Photoshop Plug-in”, basically its function is to add additional features like extra format support, extra filters in Adobe Photoshop. .plugin – It is also known as “Mac OS X Plug-in”, its basic function is to add features and hardware that supports programs in Mac OS X, that are installed in the folder of main library. Some more file extension used in Plugin File format are:
Life Hack Ninja | life tips, self improvement, and throwing stars The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Because that is what writing is all about. Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. The blank white page. Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” Finding a really good muse these days isn’t easy, so plan on going through quite a few before landing on a winner. There are two things more difficult than writing. It’s no secret that great writers are great readers, and that if you can’t read, your writing will often suffer.
Photoshop plugins and filters - Home / Products / UnPlugged-X - Over 100 graphics tools and effects. Mix them together, change them at any time. All from a single Photoshop plug-in. UnPlugged™-X is a collection of over 100 different filter effects wrapped into a single plug-in. Combining all those effects into a single plug-in allows you to use them in ways not possible with separate effects. With UnPlugged-X™, the whole is larger than the sum of the parts. Take a look below for some of the most important features. Or if you want to find out for yourself, UnPlugged-X is free to try; click here to download demo version. Save time Pick any number of effects and apply them all at once. Convenience Access to a wide variety of practical and artistic effects from a single window. Create more Improved workflow Imagine Photoshop™ layer styles, adjustment layers and smart layers wrapped in one with over a hundred possible filter effects to choose from. Create your own effects UnPlugged-X uses a simple layers system, the stack, which enables you to combine multiple effects together. UnPlugged-X is a complete solution to most of your daily filter needs.
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(More) tips for writing well (Austin Govella at Thinking and Making) Published Wed, Jul 8, 2009 by Austin Govella. Updated Wed, Jul 8, 2009. As an editor, I’ve noticed several recurring bad habits you heathens would do well to disabuse yourselves of immediately. Almost without exception, these bad habits instantiate themselves as a series of stock phrases and constructions that reflect a lack of focus, a lack of fully developed argument, or the kind of intellectual laziness that sets in as you slog through your first draft. These things happen, That’s ok. Editing helps you save yourselves from these offenses before your thoughts hit the world and everyone knows your dirty secrets. but you can edit yourself, and you should. 16 things to check when you edit Be vicious when you edit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. After you edit… The finished piece should be so tight, terse, concise, and clear that it’s boring. Boring. Then sand off the rough edges. Write like you talk.
70 Awesome Text Effect Tutorials for Photoshop By creating Photoshop text effects, you can make the typography in your designs stand out and look professional and exclusive. If you master the right skills and techniques in Photoshop, you can turn simple text into amazing Typography art. This article is a large collection of Photoshop text effect tutorials that you can use to learn how to create many cool and different typography styles. If you dive in and follow some of them, I’m sure your Photoshop skills will get a boost…You may want to find typography examples for inspiration and check out some great typography designs, as well. Further I recommend you follow other useful Photoshop tutorials as well, such as Photoshop background tutorials. Create a Diablo III Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop If you’re a big fan of playing video games, then you are probably aware of the release of Diablo III. Bling Bling This tutorial will show you how to make those popular diamond/gold bling bling text. Grungy Rusted Carbon Fiber Text Effect
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How I Make My Living as an Online Writer (And How You Could Too) (Photo by Antonina, a fantastic London contemporary portrait photographer) The end of this month will mark three years since I left my day job. Since then, I’ve been supporting myself through writing. It’s my dream career – and I love being able to set my own hours, work from home, and have a huge amount of flexibility and freedom. I haven’t written much here on Aliventures about how exactly I actually make money. Maybe you suspect that there’s some amazing secret skill involved, or some sort of dark art. But there really isn’t. And … if you want to … there’s no reason why you can’t do exactly the same as me. In short, I have a bunch of different revenue streams that bring in cash every month. I’ll start with the ones that were easiest to get going with, and work up to the methods that take a bit more time… #1: Paid Writing for Blogs (2008 onwards) This is how I started out, in early 2008. My family and friends find it bizarre that I can get paid to write for blogs. Learn more: Whew!