Saturday, 21 January 2012

how to: center tabs

i have been doing a little work on this blog today! i designed a new header (which i love, that color blue is my new fave!) and centered the tabs in the list of pages under the header. i'm not completely done with the re-design, i'm still finishing up and i have a few ideas that i think will make it look a lot more professional.

in other news, with the new year & all, i'm feeling really inspired and i'm wanting to do one (or a few) blog designs! if you're interested, go to my pricing page and order form. i will be able to start really quickly because i'm officially working on no designs!

i decided to do a tutorial on how to center the pages because it was so easy!

- go to your dashboard > template > customize
- scroll down to "advanced"
- scroll down to "add css"

if you see this box, you're in the right place:

- add this HTML in the box:

.PageList {text-align:center !important;}
.PageList li {display:inline !important; float:none !important;}
save and enjoy your pretty new blog!

Friday, 25 November 2011

black friday sale

is everyone having a good black friday?
did you shop 'till you dropped?

take $5 off your order for the rest of today and tomorrow.
be sure to mention this deal in your order form!


Saturday, 19 November 2011

need a christmas card?

If you know me personally, you probably know that I'm a big Christmas fanatic.
In October, I start claiming that Christmas is just around the corner.
But now, it's really just around that corner. (!!!) And I am mega excited.
My mom is busy making the Christmas cards ... this is a big deal to her. She's usually the first of everyone to send them out.

i was going to make a "deal" out of this, but i'm not sure how many people will be interested in it, so i'll just post it here. i decided that it would be fun to make christmas cards for people! send me 1-3 pictures, tell me a little bit about what you want, and i'll make you a card in the size that you want. i'll send you a file, then you can order copies wherever your little heart desires!

here's one i whipped right up. (this isn't actually our real christmas card ... just for demonstration purposes!)

it's $10 for a completed, high resolution image. i reccomend then just printing at costco or any other supermegacheap places.
and bam! all you have to do is mail them out!

so. email me if you're interested! i'll be waitinggggg.


p.s. welcome, welome to all  of you new followers from ashley sisk's giveaway!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

three of my favorite editing tecniques

oh haiiii.
it's me, grace? i used to post on this blog?
well, I'm back.

if you follow my main blog, you know that i just got Lightroom 3. i'm having fun playing around with it, and will hopefully sometime do a tutorial (when I actually learn how to use it.) but, I'm still going to use PSE, unless of course I fall in love with Lightroom and forget about photoshop. but, that probably won't happen.

anyways, today I'm doing three of my favorite editing tecniques in photoshop elements. I use 8, but I'm 99% sure you can do these things in the older versions (or the newer ones.)

1. editing a JPG in RAW.
oh my gosh, it's not hard, but it sure sounds fancy! I don't really need to do a full on lesson on this, because I already did one right here. so go read it for yerself. all the cool people edit their JPG's in RAW.

2. adjusting color curves.
Go to Enhance>Adjust color>Adjust color curves. Here you can mess with highlights, midtone brightness/contrast, etc. This is one of my favorite things to do but I always forget about it! I love it because you can do a simple tweak, or make a dramatic change and it's super easy!

3. levels.
Now, I'm sure that most people know what levels are. I literally do levels on 100% of photos. Here's how.
You want to move the black arrow on the far left, and the white arrow on the far right towards the center a little bit so they're touching either side of the black thing. Does this make sense?

so, did you learn anything? what's one of your favorite editing tecniques? please share!


Sunday, 7 August 2011

hi and bye

I'm going to be gone for a few days at camp, so sorry to those who I am in the middle of a design with! but, I pinky swear I'll work on all of your orders as soon as i get back.


p.s. plus, i have a few tutorials that I'm in the process of writing, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

fonts i love and hate

Fonts I Hate Dislike:

Fonts I Love:

I'm sorry, folks, but sometimes you just gotta tell it like it is.
And, can we just talk about the Sanchez Moustache font for a minute? BEST. THING. EVER.

Friday, 15 July 2011

birthday SALE!

As you may know, my birthday is coming up in a few days. and y'all get a BIRTHDAY SALE for the special occasion! $5 off a Blogger Bargain package (See the "pricing" page) and whatever extras float your boat.

Are you excited? You should be. I'm pumped.

Don't forget to click here (or go to the "Order" page) if you're interested. I hope to hear from you soon!