Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Paulo Coelho Quote of the Day

Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors of all time. Love this quote!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

10 Great Free Sites for Royalty-Free Photos and Other Images

Need a Picture?

There are literally millions of images on the Internet – photos, clip-art, drawings, and almost anything else you can think of. But, just because an image is on the web, that doesn't mean it's free for you to download and use. While you can use Google's Advanced Image Search options to restrict your search to only those that are legal to use, this can sometimes be a hit-or-miss process. Often, you can have better results by using a site that is dedicated to offering images that are both free and royalty-free.

The problem is that some of these sites aren't that useful for a number of reasons. They may not have a very wide selection or the images they do offer may be of poor quality. Also, many of these sites aren't very clear when it comes to explaining how the images should be credited or what restrictions may apply. Whatever the reason, some sites are just more useful that others – I'll list those sites here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Making Color Themes for PaintShop Pro With Kuler

I think everyone has some sort of tool, feature or improvement they'd like to see added to their favorite software applications. On my part, I would love to see some more versatile color management tools added to PaintShop Pro. I'd like to be able to quickly and easily design complete color schemes in PSP similar to the way I do in other desktop publishing programs. I know, I know—PSP is really primarily a photo editing tool. Still, it can't hurt to dream, right?

The truth is you can actually create and save color themes in PaintShop Pro using Mixer pages. It's just not quite as quick and versatile as I would like it to be. However, if you couple this ability with a free online tool like Kuler, the process really isn't that bad at all.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Inspirational Picture Quotes for Facebook Timeline Cover Photos - Free Downloads

Facebook's Timeline: Finding the Perfect Cover Photo

When it first came out, I didn't care much for Facebook's Timeline view. But it's grown on me over the last few months and I'm really starting to appreciate it. To be honest, I've loved the cover photo option from the very beginning -- it's mainly the awkward two-column layout for status updates and what-not that made me cringe.

Anyhow, getting back to the topic at hand, I've thrown together a few picture quotes that can be used for Facebook cover photos. They've all been sized to fit the exact dimensions that Facebook requires, so you won't have to worry about repositioning them once they're uploaded. Please feel free to download and use as many as you like.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Adding Social Media Icons to Blogger Widget

When it comes to widgets or gadgets (or whatever you want to call them), Blogger is pretty limited in terms of pre-designed options. So, clicking on the Add a Gadget link and searching for “social media” doesn’t yield many results. Still, it’s not too hard to create a widget like the one shown to the right with a custom HTML gadget.