- clean bathroom tips
- organize your closet
- how to fix a leaky faucet
- how to keep a clean kitchen
- removing stains from your carpet
- how to coupon
- what to do when you can’t pay your bills
- see if you’re paying too much for your cell phone bill
- how to save money
- How to Balance a Check Book
- How to do Your Own Taxes
- how to take care of yourself when you’re sick
- things to bring to a doctor’s appointment
- what to expect from your first gynecologist appointment
- how to make a doctor’s appointment
- how to pick a health insurance plan
- a list of stress relievers
- how to get free therapy
- what to do if you get pulled over by a cop
- a list of hotlines in a crisis
- things to keep in your car in case of an emergency
- recipes that take 30 minutes or less
- Yummy apple thing
- Brownie in a cup
- Cookie in a cup
- French bread pizza
- Egg tacos
- panera mac n cheese recipe
- different salad recipes
- harry potter recipes
- healthy recipes
- various cookie recipes
- chocolate cupcakes w/ eggless cookie dough topping
- s’mores pie
- nutella hot chocolate
- peanut butter nutella swirl cookies
- cookie in a mug
- starbucks holiday drinks
- fruit leathers
- brownie in a mug
- how to make ramen 1000x better
- eggless cookie dough (not to bake, just to eat)
- make recipes using things you already have
- how to put together a very fancy cheese plate
- make different flavored lemonades
- various desert recipes
- make tiny chocolate chip cookies
- 20 dishes every cook should know
- learn how to make your own tea
- Macaroni and cheese in a mug
- Study snacks (2)
- 40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
- what the hell is a mortgage?
- first apartment essentials checklist
- how to care for cacti and succulents
- the care and keeping of plants
- Getting an apartment
- time management
- create a resume
- find the right career
- how to pick a major
- how to interview for a job
- How to write cover letters
- ULTIMATE PACKING LIST
- Traveling for Cheap
- Travel Accessories
- The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase
- How To Read A Map
- How to Apply For A Passport
- How to Make A Travel Budget
I’ve been living on my own for almost 4 years now and I have like 50 tabs open.
Bless the person who put together this post, it ought to be made into a pamphlet for everyone in highschool/college.
1. Become awesome at Excel. (x)
5. Start reading faster. (x)
6. Learn a language! (x)
7. Pickle your own vegetables. (x)
8. Improve your public speaking skills. (x)
9. Get a basic handle of statistics. (x)
10. Understand basic psychology. (x)
12. Learn to negotiate. (x)
13. Stop hating math. (x)
14. Start drawing! (x)
15. Make your own animated GIF. (x)
16. Appreciate jazz. (x)
18. Get better at using photoshop. (x)
20. Learn to knit. (x)
24. Tie your shoelaces more efficiently. (x)
I just wanted to let you guys know that I found a website that offers student discounts (well, for uni and college) for stores like asos, boohoo, topshop, topman, Dorothy Perkins, polaroid, ax paris, and a bunch of other sites! If you’re plus size like me asos and boohoo will be especially helpful since they have a plus size section (i personally like the look of boohoo’s clothes since they a have better selection on basics).
Plus, when you sign up you can refer others and get credit towards a giftcard to asos or topshop up to $50 a month :D I also use this in conjunction with ebates/ebates.ca, so I also get cashback when I’m online shopping. I just got a giftcard for asos today, and it saved me some money on items i’ve been meaning to get and I got cashback for shopping :D
No skin care regimen, natural or otherwise, is complete without a deep cleansing mask. In keeping with natural yet effective, I love Indian Healing Clay by Aztec Secret, available from the Vitamin Shoppe (aka my new Sephora).
You can feel this working as it dries—gently pulsating your skin clean! It’s also super easy to make! Mix 1part clay with 1 part water OR apple cider vinegar (guess which one I use…), mix well and apply to desired area (it’s also a great body mask!!)
For my face I use about 1 tablespoon of clay with 1 tbsp of raw, organic apple cider vinegar for added astringent benefit.Happy deep cleansing & facial pulsing loves! Stay pretty today & do something good for you!!
** REBLOG AND WIN ** The Ultimate Megapack for Photoshop has been updated and now contains over 100 brushes for the same discounted price as the original pack.
This is my best-selling set and it includes a wide range of incredibly realistic pencils, inks, gouache, oil and acrylic brushes, as well as some FX brushes, erasers, blenders and smudge tools. There is even a perspective grid brush.
THREE random Tumblr followers who reblog this post will win a free Megapack on Sunday, March 30th (Value: $13).
Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!
Some of you inquired about brushes. Well HERE’S SOME MORE. Used some a these for the LGAL wip piece i put up a few days ago. Looove em!
I get a lot of asks on gif making, I’m SHIT at tutorials, but I hope this helps…? Kind of? …I tried. Ignore the typos ^^;
What goes into styling a wig? In general, not much: creativity, a little bit of elbow grease, blood, sweat, tears… and the right tools. The arsenal of a cosplayer who has wigs as their calling may seem a bit daunting at first glance, but in actuality it is composed of a few basics that you will use over and over again. Look below the cut for the breakdown.
*EDIT* The previous version only listed up to wig caps, and once again Hanyaan saves the day by pointing this out. Formatting has been fixed and the whole list should be displayed now. Who knew three dashes could fuck formatting up so badly?
An ode to one of our favorites—the white ink pen. See if your favorite white pen made our list! Click through to check it out.
This is the question which plagues our lives.
jet pens is answering the questions that matter
I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>
I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.
Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.
The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.
A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.
Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.
Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.
To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!
Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!
Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.
Hope that helps!
This is a pretty basic one, but that doesn’t make it any less important to know! I hope it helps. …