Adobe Photoshop is a fabulous program containing tools for manipulating and enhancing pictures and graphics. Although the application is useful it can be complicated for some. Here are some tips you may find helpful even if you are a veteran Photoshop user.
This is an easy task that can have dramatic effects. A portion of the picture will “pop out” of the original frame and look as though it has “popped” onto your screen.
Save a copy of the original picture and work on a second copy, just in case you make mistakes.
Use any selection tool to cut out only the portion of the image you wish to have “pop out”.
Lift the image by using the Float Command and duplicate it onto its own layer.
Create a new layer in the frame for the photo. You can use textures, borders or nothing at all.
Placing a picture into text is a simple job that creates a word using the picture. The picture will be placed into the text.
Select the image you want and place it in a new layer with a solid background.
Set the word you want using the type input method of choice. Use a style with a large area so much of your picture can be seen.
Select the type so you can move it around.
Click on the picture layer to edit the picture.
Use the Float Command to pick up the picture inside your text.
The selection will start a new layer and fill with a copy of the picture.
Turn off the original layer with the picture and your text will be filled with the picture.
Many images end up having a white background included in the frame. For example, a logo that may be used on different documents will often be surrounded by a white square. When placing it on a white page this is not a problem. However, placing it on a colored page will show the white square behind it. For a more professional look, follow these steps to remove the unwanted background.
Start a new layer and create an object of the same shape as your picture. The shape must replicate that of your picture and will be used like a cookie-cutter to place over the picture.
Make sure your shape layer is under the original picture layer in the Layer Palette.
Place the pointer over the line that divides these two layers in the Layer Palette while holding down the Alt/Option Key and click.
You have created a layer group. Choose Save As and select Photoshop EPS as the file format. Name the file. You are done.
NOTE: You may use Help and Export Transparent Image for an interactive wizard to help prepare images with transparency to be used in a page-layout application.
Old photos can look dark or have a brown or gray color covering the entire image. Photoshop can help brighten and color these types of photos to make them vibrant and bring them closer to their original state.
Use Photo Filter from the Adjustment Layers area to choose color filters based on what your photo looks like.
Choose Color Balance from the Adjustment Layers area to adjust flesh and other tone levels for different elements in the photo.
Use Levels to balance the photo after the above changes are made.
Select an area with the Magic Wand to adjust from the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer. You can repeat these steps as many times and in as many areas as necessary.
Adjust the Brightness/Contrast levels as your final adjustments to the photo.
There is no better way to make someone look fantastic than to whiten their teeth and eyes in a photo.
Create a new layer.
Select the Dodge tool.
Set the Range to Midtones on the Tool Options bar. The default Exposure is set at 50%. You may change this, but 50% is a good place to start.
Run the Dodge tool over the teeth and eyes to whiten. If you make a mistake or the results are too white, you can use Undo to reduce the Exposure level.
Zoom out frequently because the results often look different when viewing the entire image.
The Free Store Club Affiliate Program is, first and foremost, an online store. If you want to earn money in any business, then someone has to buy something! And by buying their products at great discounts, you make a small commission… To earn money on the Internet, you must have products that people can buy online and a place where they can buy them!
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It’s a bit of a juggling act when you first start off your blog, isn’t it?
I only recently came back to blogging, as I felt I had learned enough about the topics I blog about to actually have something to say that people wanted to hear. I think of blogs as being either like the Titanic, or the Iceberg. Hey, I know I gave ‘Iceberg’ a capital letter there but c’mon – it deserves a little respect; and it was no ordinary iceberg.
You can have a heavily loaded blog full of all the whizz-bang flashy gizmos that you are very proud of. An unsinkable luxury liner that heralds your internet fleet. Or you could have a wealth of experience beneath the water and show part of it above the water, on your blog. That honed area of quality content derived from a wealth of knowledge will sink any Titanic, any day.
That being said, there are a number of plugins that will help your blog attract and keep visitors and this post is one of many to come where I will share my thoughts on them. Who am I, that you should listen to me? Didn’t you read my about page? Aside from the info there, I spent over a year (full time) blogging the hard way. Doing everything myself, finding everything I could possibly find for free, writing my own posts, creating my own graphics etc. etc. I gave up. But there’s where all my wealth of experience and knowledge is. And I am sharing it with you here.
The plugins I am sharing today are ones that deal with that juggling act I mentioned earlier. You know that time when you have just started your blog but you are patiently building out the landing page. You know that if someone visits your blog they will find you at home in your pyjamas and the floor unswept. So it’s better to stick a “Do Not Disturb” sign up on the door. They will be much more likely to come back when you have your make up on and the kitchen sink isn’t full of washing up.
In the spirit of keeping your blog looking good while you do some tidying up, here’s a few ‘Out To Lunch’ themes you can use:
This is one of my favourites. What’s not to love about those funny round white people with no faces! You can grab this theme here:
This theme has a really nice simple touch. The pastel-ish colours are very popular lately and give a very modern look to the page.
Will black, orange and white ever get old? I doubt it as long as Amazon is around. It seems like everyone’s favourite marketing mix these days.
Not a big favourite of mine, but the percentage ready indicator is a nice touch and the ability to capture email addresses, Twitter followers and have an RSS feed to grab are all good ideas.
Ah, the Ice Breaker! A breath of very fresh air. All this ice talk makes me want a Mojito and it’s only 10am.
Don’t leave your theme on view forever, but it’s handy to keep one of these on your blog for whenever you make a monumental mistake and need to clean up without all your neighbours peering through your open front door.
All the best,
After creating a new blog , the following things that strike your mind , “How will you do search engine optimization “, “How will you get sufficient traffic “, and finaly “How will you get audience for you blog “. Some people follow Black Hat SEO , to get indexed in search engines quicly. But there are risk in such strategies that are not genuine. The whole game is based on that how much you are linked with outside world that is backlink to you website or blogs.
Backlinks means the sites linking with your website and ensure your blog to have a good traffic rank world wide. A better linking with external sites always helps to get a good Page Rank ( PR ) on Google. Now, the question is that what kind of techniques should be used to link with good PR website. How to get attention of those high PR sites towards your new blog.
The answer is quite is quite simple as if we want to make new friends on facebook or any other social sites. We find the persons to whom we want to be friend and post on his profile or leave a message for him/her. If that person find relevant to be our friends , he/or she get listed in our list. Same is in case while linking with High PR webites. We search them and leave comments there and if they find it genuine and relevant they backlink with us. Here are the few best approach for creating backlink with the other sites having good page rank.
This is one of the best ways to bring traffic to your website. This says that whenever you are posting a comments on blogs or forums always give the link that you want to link with that site in Website option as shown.
If you write an article and submit it to a website by including the links of the post residing in your blog , you will surely get the backlink from that website whenever that post will be indexed by search engine. When that page is indexed, your links will also get indexed contained in that page article and you get new backlink for your blog.
There are many SEO agencies which provide their services for creating backlinks for you blog. You can find them according to your budgets. Here are a few list of some paid SEO services.
There are many free blogging website like Blogger , WordPress, Squidoo etc. You can create your blog and then link it with you site. This way helps you to link that High PR website on which your blog exists.
You have some more opinion regarding backlinks ? you know some effiecient techniques that are working in backlinking ? Leave a Comment here.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to start an online business. It’s free to get started and if you take the time to learn a few simple skills you can make a lot of money pretty quickly and easily. Your main job as an affiliate marketer is to drive as much targeted (people who actually want to buy what you are selling) visitors to your site. One of the very best ways to do that is to use affiliate article marketing
The basic idea of article marketing is that you will find a list of 5 to 10 good keywords for your niche. A ‘good’ keyword is a keyword phrase that has at least 1,500 searches a month but less than 20,000 competition. Once you have your keywords you can write several articles per keyword phrase. Make sure your article provides some beneficial information for your reader.
When you submit it to the article directories you can provide a resource box. This is where you can promote your website. You can provide a direct link here so that when people read your article they can click on the link in the resource box and be taken to your website.
While you can’t do any blatant selling in your main article, you can use the resource box to do your selling for you. Each article directory has it’s own rules, just follow those rules and you’ll get published.
This method is so effective for several reasons:
1. It’s free. You can write an article and submit it for free. It won’t cost you a cent. You can even use a free keyword tool online. You can submit as many articles as you want to.
2.You will establish yourself as an expert in your field. Don’t let this freak you out. Some people, especially those who are just starting out, can get intimidated by this. But just remember, you don’t have to know everything to be an expert, you just have to know more than most of your readers.
3.If you write a good article and target the right keywords you can have your article show up online for months, or even years. So, it will take more than one article, but you can write a few articles and have them stay online and drive traffic for a long time to come.
4. Submit multiple articles to several article directories. Don’t submit all the exact same versions. Instead submit several versions of each article. As long as they are mostly different ( I understand that if you are using the same keyword there will be a lot of similarities).
There are a lot of great resources available online that can help you build your business. Many of them are free and most of them are easy to use. affiliate article marketing
is one of the best methods of driving traffic to your website. It’s perfect for anyone who is getting started online and doesn’t have any money.
After the guest blogging dead, many bloggers are confused whether they should continue with it or not. However, it’s not like that you can’t choose the guest blogging now. Still, there are many blogs that are allowing you to post as a Guest.
Even if you provide a highly researched article to a blog, they might pay you. The youronline.biz is such a blog where you can get an amount of 100$ for posting as a Guest. But the article should be according to their need as they have mentioned in their Terms & conditions.
Well, there are still the opportunities for you to get exposure via guest blogging. The death of guest blogging is only for them who just want some backlink for their blog in return.
Many blog owners follow the strategies to host some giveaway contests. The Guest Blogging Contest is one of such contests that may help you to aware the world about your presence and get new audiences for the blog.
Currently, I have also participated in a contest on Trickmik[dot]com. And after participating I got to know the benefits of this participation. The trickmik.com owner has put a price for the winners as some amount. But there will be some more benefits other than just money in case if you don’t win the guest blogging contest.
So, in this blog post I’m sharing some goodies that you can get from a guest blogging contest.
Getting the new Audiences
Every blog has their own range for getting an audience. Every blog owner has their own Blogging network by which they get the reader and audience for the blog. Your participation in such a blog will bring the new audience, for your blog (in case you have provided your author bio along with the guest post).
Who else don’t want new audience?
After getting a positive response to your article, you will feel that your readership is getting boosted. When someone reads your article and leaves their feedback, then you are on the right path for increasing the readership. No matter who left it, but you are owning it.
Not only you are there to participate in the contest. A lot of people will crowd around you. The best thing I liked was the new connections with other bloggers. I even never heard of them, but now they are on my list and I am on their list.
Recently I made a new blogging friend Aman Bansal from moneybies.com
Would you like to get a new experience? What blogging always tells you is the learning. More you will learn, the more will you earn from it. However, I have felt no new change in myself yet, but I am sure, in the end I will be owning some new skills.
Do good, have Good. This is true in blogging also. If you will help someone, definitely they will help you back when you’ll need them. The only help a blogger ask is the sharing of the blog posts over social media and the feedbacks. As I have already told, every person has a specific blogging network of people.
By mutual sharing, you can get even more social signals for your blog articles.
In case if you are able to provide a very useful guide for the other people via your guest post, it will surely create you influence among them and you could be able to acquire some authority. (Who else will miss such opportunity J? )
The Joy of Winning
What happens when you used to finish your assignments and feel like a winner. In case, you are declared to be the winner of a guest blogging contest, you will get a huge exposure and that’s the golden opportunity to take away your brand to the next level.
As, I said above, I have also participated in the Guest Blogging contest. My title for the contest is
In this article, I have discussed a few guides that can help to continue the Interest and passion in the blogging and presenting it in the correct way. If you like that article then kindly leave some feedback there and share on your social profiles.
Google Page Rank is also known as Google PR this is a exclusive term about which every blogger don’t know completely. Every one does not know that how PageRank algorithm works or set the Page Rank of a site on which factors but with the saying of some pro SEO analysts I can say that Google set your PR according to your site backlinks. Backlinks are those links which from other sites points your site and they must be dofollow. You can read my post here :
Backlinks are organic and they must have quality if you start posting your links in the comments in other blogs and cosidering them the quality and dofollow links then you are making your own fool. They are just organic I mean if you create high quality content then other blogger will link to you to show their users. And the Google Page Rank a little bit depends on these dofollow links.
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Anyhow,, lets discuss that how we can do that i.e Increase Google Page Rank. To increase your blog’s PR you have to do hard work I hope you will do it to get rank higher.
Backlinks are the factor on which Google set your PR and it also improves your search rankings. To improve your Page Rank, you must get quality links to your site it will effect your PR in time but not in the over night. This will transfer the traffic juice to your blog and it can help in increasing your Page Rank.
If your blog is related to News and Finance then you have to get backlink from the site which is related to your blog topic. This will give a big boost to your Page Rank.
I have already discussed many times in my blog that the content is the king. Without good and attracting content your blog is nothing. You can get a good traffic with a great content and can improve your ranking. Same the case with PR, if you have high quality content then other must link to your site and in this way you can increase your Google Page Rank.
Don’t copy anything from other sites. If you try to copy the content of others then Google algorithm will penalize you and if once you will be downgraded you will have no chance of getting up again. So keep in mind this while copying any thing.
Getting a backlink from high PR site is so difficult. You can use your own sites (If you have some) which already have good Page Rank, by using those websites you can get a dofollow and high quality link to your site. This can give a boost to your ranking and traffic. Because your other site traffic juice will be transferred to the latter ones.
Guest posting means to post on other’s blog and in return get a dofollow backlink. Matt Cutts the Google’s employee which says that the Guest posting can increase your PR. To get a quality backlink to your blog you must give something to the person that is giving you a backlink.
The goal is to post your content on a blog within your niche that will allow a dofollow link to your blog. Google’s bots will find those links, which you should accumulate over time, and they will favour your site more than blogs with fewer/no backlinks.
I mean never be crazy with your PR you cannot increase it in the over night it takes time. Do not post your link in every website as comment (I say it scrap). These links are totally nofollow your site will never get any PR help by commenting. If you commented in a blog which is not related to your niche but have good PR it will downgrade your site except upgrading. So keep in mind which sharing your blog link in comments.
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I hope you like this post and learn something about increasing your PR. Share this with your friends if you like this, because sharing is caring.
1. Write something amazing and current about your niche, email other bloggers and chances are that they will link to you.
2. Be Controversial, challenge what everyone is saying but justify why you are opposing it. People eat this stuff up and they will either agree with you or disagree and link to you to explain why you are wrong. It’s so easy. Look at the example of my recent post that got a lot of attention and page views.
3. Leave awesome comments on other people blogs linking back to your site (to find blogs that will probably gather some serious traffic look at Digg, Delicious and Reddit’s Upcoming or Hot sections)
4. Get on Yahoo Answers and answer peoples questions, make sure you have the absolute best answer so that you are always on top. Add a link to your site as a resource.
5. Add an email list, opt in form at a very prominent, hard to miss area on your site. Some people ue the hover method which works for them.
6. Add an RSS button so that people can subscribe. Don’t forget to ask people to subscribe. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
7. Ask people to subscribe to your feed either at the beginning or end of each post.
8. Review a product or company and ask them to link to you. People love free publicity and if you give it to them, they would want to link to you.
9. Add bookmark and share buttons to your site. Make t easy for people to share our content with the world. Hover bars like the one on this site works well
10. Submit your RSS feed to feed directories. ( Got upwards of 1000 views for a single post within two hours from a single post.)
11.Give well researched and thorough posts. If your posts aren’t researched enough, it will show. People will realize you are not giving any value and wouldn’t want to link or subscribe to you.
12. Optimize your post title for the keywords people normally search for. This is the first thing search engines see. I’m not saying continuously using exact match, too much optimization could penalize you but instead find a way of incorporating them. you can also use different variations.
13. Submit your site to hundreds of free directories. It may not be as effective as before but cumulatively, it does work to build links.
14. Conduct a survey in your niche, publish the results as a post and contact some bloggers and tell them about it. They might link to you if you just ask, they don’t all have to be A-listers. All you have to do is make sure it is relevant and really informative.
15. Get your RSS feed syndicated by using sites like hubpages and Zimbio.
16. Network with other bloggers. Make friends with other bloggers in your niche. That way, if you ever need a favour. They will be willing to help you out ( e.g. you are launching a product or you wan to guest post for them. )
17. Write Amazing Headlines. This is extra effective on sociall media sites like Reddit and STumbleUpon.
Check Out My StumbleUpon Traffic Series:
18. Link out to other bloggers. Don’t be stingy with the links. You want your readers to gain value, so provide them with a place they can get additional value. Bloggers also keep track of who links to them and will probably browse your site and link to one of your posts as a sort of thank you,
19. Get a good domain name, something catchy and easy to remember.
20. Brand yourself. Create a brand and promote it. Make people associate your brand with top notch content.
21. Take advantage of PLR content for your niche. Add a catchy title and post it to your site. You get a lot of new content and a lot of new traffic. It’ a win-win.
22. Use a commonly searched keyword or words as your domain name. This creates strong association within search engines.
23. Apply to be listed on Google News Search only if you firmly believe your site is high quality otherwise you risk rejection.
24. Get your site listed on All Top. You get pr7 backlinks and a good traffic boost.
25. You can buy advertising in others peoples mailing lists. Find someone within your niche with a high number of subscribers. Shoot them an email and start negotiating.
26. If you have a product, start an affiliate program or join one as a merchant and get people to do most of the promotion work for you.
27. Exchange links with a few related sites in your niche. Link exchanges still work if done in moderation. Don’t list your site or your partners site on a page just for links. This waves a red flag. Put them in a small blogroll. Maybe a maximum of ten quality sites.
28. Send articles to Ezine Publishers with a link back to your site.
29. Give away something for free. This is where ebooks and reports come in. People love free stuff. So use this as bait and reel them in.
30. Subscribe to my feed. That’s right
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Every blogger or webmaster who are using WordPress as a CMS for their websites, they are facing massive attacks of spam comments and trackbacks/ping-backs. I was also face same problem when start using WordPress but fortunately after some experiments with different plugins I got success to block all spam comments completely from WordPress. So I decided to share these plugins with you to remove all spam comments. These plugins detect spam comments and move them to spam box automatically.
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin (GASP) is a best plugin ever to block spammers to submit comments. It generate a check box after comment box which is only visible to humans and invisible for bots. The good thing for this plugin is that you only check a box no need to write irritating captcha codes. So first of all install this plugin which is available for free in WP plugins directory.
It is alternative of GASP plugin actually, but if you continue facing some spam comments after installing GASP then install CSW Comment SPAM Wiper it will remove all bot attacks. Good thing of this plugin is that if it is fail to catch any spam comment you can manually move that comment to spam box and this plugin remember it and next time that type of comments automatically moved to spam / deleted by Wiper . It will also remove all trackbacks spam.
All spam bots post links in their comments, so if we disallowed links in comments body then we can protect our blog by spammers. So Anti Spam Comments do this task for you. You must install this plugin. It will protect users to post links in their very first comment. When you approve first comment of that user, so from the next comment he will be able to share links in their comments.
This is also very helpful WordPress Plugin. It will block all intelligent spammer bots who are looking genuine and passed by other plugins. So I recommend you to install this plugin too. This plugin adds a CSS style sheet or image in the source code. When a browser loads that style-sheet / image a cookie is dropped. If that user then leaves a comment the cookie is checked. If it doesn’t exist the comment is moved to spam. It also check comments speed, if user write and submit comments too fast it will block the user.
I recommend you to install all above plugins, I am also using them. I have a great experience with them. I have not receive even a single spam comment in my pending box. Some themes do not support GASP plugin, so don’t worry about it, just install others 3. They will also block all spam from you site. I notice most of the bloggers recommend to use Askimet, No doubt it is also a powerful and good plugin to block spammer’s comments but Askimet is not for free now so I will not recommend you to use it if you are newbie and not afford it.
Note : You must empty your spam box daily. Just go to your Spam box and click a single button to empty spam box completely.
You are welcome to share your experience with WordPress and tell us your story that how you overcome huge and massive spam in your website ? Specially those bloggers who are just shifted from blogger to WP. Happy Blogging with WP and Good Bye to all Spammers
There are numerous ways to make money from the internet, and choosing the right one can be quite difficult. Among the choices, the quickest and fastest way to do so is perhaps through affiliate marketing. However, with so many great affiliate marketing programs on the net, picking the right one can be hard.
You don’t need special skills to do affiliate marketing. You don’t need to be a tech geek or an expert on the web to do so. What you need is a bit of HTML and marketing skills to get started. Now let’s take a look at some affiliate marketing websites and what they offer.
Clickbank.com is one of the web’s leading affiliate marketing website. A lot of people love it because it allows big profit, at least 75% commission on each singular sale. But Clickbank.com doesn’t just offer any kinds of products, though. This site focuses on digital products.
Now, You may wonder how to make money through Clickbank.com. You start by opening your own free account. Then, you start looking for items to promote in the Clickbank Marketplace, these items should be relevant to your site. After choosing the products, you can now start advertising those products on your website. Each time your website generates a sale, you earns money through commission.
So when you think about it, what’s really important is your advertisement and promotions. Your profits will grow as you continue to advertise more affiliate products. In fact, if you’re really good at this, this can turn into a lucrative business. You must know that Click Bank is all about digital products.
CJ or Commission Junction is another great online affiliate website. Unlike Clickbank.com that focuses on digital products, this site is more into physical products and professional services. Creating an account at CJ.com is also free, but the website is a lot stricter when it comes to promotions. The merchant or the client will have to give his or her approval before you get to promote any service from him or her. This website requires merchant approval because what usually sold are high end products. They will want to make sure your web sites are professional and relevant.
If you’re a newbie, starting at Clickbank.com would be a better idea. When you’re ready to step up to a bigger game, then you can try out CJ.com. You just have to know that physical products and professional services are those being promoted in CJ.com.
Linkshare is another huge affiliate marketing website, it has millions of partners including a couple of Fortune 500 companies. Among these are Hallmark, JC Penny and Delta Airlines. Linkshare allows clients (the merchants) to directly pay their affiliates. Thus, as an affiliate, this means that you get paid directly by the merchant for any commission you make.
This is a risk to you, but can be avoided by looking at merchant’s paying history as well as doing some research beforehand. Linkshare is the best program to choose if you don’t want to go through the ”middle-man” affiliate network and get bigger share of the commission directly from merchants.
ClickBank, CJ and LinkShare are great affiliate programs, but they are different in their own ways. So what should you choose? Only you can answer this question. Each has their own strengths and drawbacks.