All posts tagged: graphics

Customized Blog Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway It’s almost my birthday, so I wanted to celebrate my birthday & by finally reaching 200 subbies with having a giveaway! I am also celebrating my grand opening of my custom blog shop! Stay tuned for specials.I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my blog header along with my sidebar so I wanted to spread the love! I know how expensive custom designs can be (about 80 dollars) because I’ve looked. Although, I have just a basic knowledge of designing using Java and CSS+ I made my blog using mostly graphics.   Click the picture to see my Prices & Shop 🙂 Also, click the photo to check at what else you will be getting with this giveaway! I promise to deliver the same things listed under “What you get with each purchase.” !!!!  This is a very BASIC customization. You will need a theme that allows you to have sidebar, or header images (some of them do not) | A theme like Adele (What I have) would work best for me. Feel free …

Internship Advice + My Views

If you’ve been looking around for an internship or you’re stuck in one then here is some advice. This is for people who don’t mind working for experience or those who are trying to make the transition (like me).  1. Do not underestimate yourself. I always underestimate myself, always. I refrain from applying to stores that attract a lot of customers, or boutiques that have really nice designs and expensive pricing because I feel that I will let them down. Just remember, YOU have something that PEOPLE are looking for; your skill, your knowledge, and your willingness to learn. If you’re going to work for free, then you might as well work for free in a high-end  boutique where you will learn plenty of things that you can put on your resume. Never be afraid of getting rejected, apply to as many places as you can. 2. Make sure you know what’s in it for you. I remember just searching around and applying to the first two boutiques I saw, thankfully I got accepted. In interviews, people always …

Blogger Tutorial | Easy Header + Make a Pattern

 I never even thought about doing a post like this until Christina  asked me for a tutorial on my “header & widgets”. This post will be photoshop based, but don’t worry! If you guys don’t have photoshop just simply go to the end and seek out the other tutorials I have compiled for you ; they use Pixlr or Picmonkey. First up, you’re going to need a background. You can grab your background from google, or any other source (make sure you read the terms of use). Here is my favorite place to grab anything I can (from brushes, to graphics, to backgrounds) :  Deviantart. Use it, use it, use it! Your life will change.. for the better. To see some brushes or things I get from there, simply check my Credit page! My Example Background  Now, you need to know your header dimensions. How do you check that? Simply, go to Dashboard > APPEARANCE (That paintbrush tool) > Header. It should list the dimensions. For example: mine is like 1040 Height x 400 Width. Open up your photoshop & your …

What Myspace has taught me – Graphic Design

Oh Myspace, where would I be without you? Although I don’t use myspace anymore, I (like everyone else) used it in Middle School and until sophmore or junior year in highschool. Yes, Myspace had plenty of cons – you could hide your comments and talk crap about people behind their backs and also post up nasty rumors about people. It was where all the drama started. Many funny examples that I personally experienced..which are funny now, but were traumatizing then. Be prepared to read a long post, with lots of graphics and pictures.