Posts tagged resources

How to Grow the Fuck Up: Guides to Life

howtogrowthefuckup:

I know it can be a nightmare to dig through our tags and see all those asks and not the guides. So here is a handy-dandy list of all our “official” posts (plus a list of relevant asks at the end).

Apartments/Houses/Moving

Education

Finances

Job Hunting

Life Skills

Relationships

Asks I’ll Probably Need to Refer People to Later

[Note: This post will be updated as new guides are written.]

College students can now get microsoft office for free

hoodjab:

rabbrakha:

melthemuslim:

Just go here and sign up with your college email. You can install it on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads.

GOD BLESS.

I PAYED UGH. REBLOGGING TO SAVE U GUYS SOME MORE GAS MONEY

Hello! I just wondering about your prints, doesn't it have to be CMYK in order for the colours to be shown well? If you work only in SAI (which doesn't support CMYK), how does the colour of your prints turn out well? Do you edit it in Photoshop, if so, how? Sorry if this has been asked before, and thank you for reading!

littlereddo:

Heyo! Sorry for this belated response. Cmyk printing is something I’m still trying to figure it out myself so I can only give tips from personal experience. Yes, I only work in SAI and it doesn’t support CMYK unfortunately. I always edit in Photoshop afterwards. What you can do it ideally test print your images at home with your own printer or there are some online printing companies that allow you to order actual hard copy proofs of your images so you can edit accordingly which is super helpful!

In Photoshop (I’m using Photoshop CS6), there are several ways to do this. One method is to covert image to CMYK mode under Image > Mode > CMYK Color. This usually merges all your layers though.

Another is if you’re working in RGB profile you can go under View > Proof colors. This sets the profile you want to simulate or test with overriding normal display color management so basically it’s showing you the CMYK colors as it would print on paper. Not super exact but gives you an idea. It appears duller than RGB profile. 

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You can edit your colors as and keep checking the Proof Colors option on and off to try to get it to how you like.

Something to keep in mind while you’re working with cmyk printing is the gamut colors. Gamut is basically the range of colors that a color system can display or print. Most RGB colors are too vibrant, thus out-of-gamut, and are unprintable. 

You can see which color won’t print under View > Gamut Warning. Click and Unclick to see which colors are out of range.

You can also color pick a color in your drawing, open up the color picker and it should give you this warning icon that shows you it is out of range. Clicking on it will give you the CMYK substitute which is usually much duller. In regards to my illustration, the bright blue color of the sky will be replaced automatically with a color replaced within the CMYK scale if it prints. 

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Clicking View > Gamut Warning while in color picker, shows you exactly where the printable color range is (image below). So in regards to the blue sky of my sousuke drawing, that color will not print.

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OH Another thing… my colleague gave me some tips with Color Settings when I printed out assignments for school. In Photoshop, go to Edit > Color Settings and select Adobe RGB (1998) for RGB. It provides a larger gamut range for RGB which helps when you’re converting to CMYK! And it prints fairly true to what I see on my screen! YAhoo!!!

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Adjusting colors is complicated and it takes some experience to get right! T_T GOOD LUCK! I hope this was somewhat helpful! There are way more helpful links and explanations online too so yeah don’t…take my word on it because I’m still learning myself…. Eep. 

xfaults:

xfaults:

there’s a website called avoidhumans.com that can let you look up local public places that aren’t crowded.

just reposting for any of my followers who haven’t seen this! i love you all

goldcuccoart:

Hey everyone!
As you may have noticed, I post a lot of t-shirt designs for a company called inksterinc.com. i actually work for them and that’s why i post so many.
Anyway, it’s a small company based in Philadelphia that started up in this past year. It’s goal is to support artists who join by giving them a large profit of each sale they make. $5.00 per shirt to be exact. And of course it is free to join.
Our shirts are super comfortable, great quality, and digitally printed. I will say, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a quality fabric t-shirt until I put one on. 
One of our priorities right now is to bring on more talent. If you are interested stop on over to the website and click “Join”. Another important thing right now is feedback and help spreading the word about Inkster. We would love to hear from you folks about your thoughts on anything involving the company and how we can improve. I encourage you to message me with feedback! 
Thanks for reading from me and the inkster team! 

goldcuccoart:

Hey everyone!

As you may have noticed, I post a lot of t-shirt designs for a company called inksterinc.com. i actually work for them and that’s why i post so many.

Anyway, it’s a small company based in Philadelphia that started up in this past year. It’s goal is to support artists who join by giving them a large profit of each sale they make. $5.00 per shirt to be exact. And of course it is free to join.

Our shirts are super comfortable, great quality, and digitally printed. I will say, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a quality fabric t-shirt until I put one on. 

One of our priorities right now is to bring on more talent. If you are interested stop on over to the website and click “Join”. Another important thing right now is feedback and help spreading the word about Inkster. We would love to hear from you folks about your thoughts on anything involving the company and how we can improve. I encourage you to message me with feedback! 

Thanks for reading from me and the inkster team! 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

summoner-rena:

IF YOU ARE STREAMING, DON’T USE PROCASTER.

DON’T. USE. PROCASTER.

Livestream procaster consumes large amounts of cpu for nothing. No joke, nothing. As a result your stream can become laggy and sometimes it can damage your hardware as your PC has to push itself to keep what your streaming functioning as well as possible.

"But if we can’t use procaster what can we use insteaaaaad?"

Simple. There’s two programs, both that are free, that you can use that uses very little CPU and has more options than procaster. These programs are called Xsplit and OBS. To keep your head in one piece, I’m going to go over how to stream on Livestream with Xsplit.

Under the cut of course.

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(Source: project-renatias)

queensansastark:

Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.

(Source: facebook.com)

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

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Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

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And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.