22 7 / 2014

digitalbrushes:

Build a Custom Panel for Photoshop by Long Pham

"I go over the creation of a simple brush selector for PS
Related resources :

Adobe Configurator
DOWNLOAD HERE- http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/confi…

John’s painting companion
DOWNLOAD HERE- http://drbjrart.deviantart.com/art/dr…

Level up! Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOzP…

Shaddy Safadi
http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/

Kiwi Juice for affordable learning material
http://www.kiwijuice.net/

08 7 / 2014

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

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05 6 / 2014

mountroyalmint:

mature forest & old growth // mohair spirit bears xx

05 6 / 2014

05 6 / 2014

atreist:

help Irrawaddy dolphins to survive, in 2007 we only have 50 left

atreist:

help Irrawaddy dolphins to survive, in 2007 we only have 50 left

12 5 / 2014

skillshare:

Motivational Monday…here’s some words of wisdom to start off your week!

skillshare:

Motivational Monday…here’s some words of wisdom to start off your week!

11 5 / 2014

germanottaaa:

im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g
STUDYING;
a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
science translated to english :)
collection of studying mixes
selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
simplynoise, mynoise, rainymood, coffitivity, soundrown, simplyrain,naturesoundplayer, naturesoundsforme are good background voices 
a site that would explain to you literally anything
organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
study skills
how to google
learning how to revise
improving your revision skills
learn geography 
shop books online
alt. to wikipedia
final exams guide
get motivated to study
tips for a productive study break
when should I go to bed?
microsoft word equivalent
free online books
more free books
can’t do your homework?
“no homework” excuses
how to get unblocked internet in school (chrome only)
words to make you seem more intelligent
emotions vocabulary  
WRITING;
how to write a kickass essay
alternatives to “said”
alternatives to “whispered”
tip of my tongue
Read any book (apparently)
writing fantasy stories
character flaws
writers block (1) (2)
writing a death scene
bio help
degrees of emotions
writing ref
music to help you write
ART; 
painting tutorial
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing clothe folding
avoiding drawing the same face
draw ice
anatomy help
free drawing program (1) (2)
sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
draw hair
drawing ref
dont know what to draw?
draw 3D room tut
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
drawing hair and fur
drawing cats
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
download photoshop
paint blood
color blender
draw hands
hands 2
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
clouds
brush setting ref (SAI)
kissing ref 
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
draw knees
draw feet
shadow help
male body
lips ref
contouring and highlighting
draw wings
change images using blur (PS)
gray
hat ref
glowing stuff
pastel colors
draw grass
eyeliner ref
MAKEUP;
eyeliner
punk rock makeup
disney eye makeup
coverup tattooes
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
ombre eyeliner
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
how to do your makeup with a spoon
HAIR;
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
three-braid updo
waterfall braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
braided bun
braided headband
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
avocado facial mask (dry skin)
yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
list of oils to add to your face masks
already made masterpost :*
FOOD;
hot chocolate using nutella -gasp-
4 different smoothies
chocolate chip cookies
tastiest starbucks drinks
best grilled cheese
winter sore throat tea
best chocolate cake
apple pies (mini aw-)
extra fancy garlic bread
french bread pizza
pIE
muffin in a mug
how to make nutella fudge
lavender lemonade wow
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
cheap & healthy snacks
Every Starbucks drink and pasty
deliciousfood
vegans
MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;
tv shows masterpost hola
movie masterpost
scary movies
movies to watch when you’re sad
when to pee during a movie
jennifer lawrence movies master list
glee season 1,2,3,4 + 5
ja’mie private school girl
adventure time master list
supernatural
doctor who
pirates of the carriben series
walking dead season 1,2,3 + 4
american horror story season 1 + 2
a list of over 900 movies with links
MUSIC/AUDIO; 
white noise
coffee shop
all the music you’ve reblogged
stay happy
concentrate
listen to the rain
GET HYPED
fireplace
play piano
FREE BOOKS;
textbooknova
reddit
bookboon
textbookrevolution
math textbooks
ebookee
freebookspot
free-ebooks
getfreeebooks
bookfinder
oerconsortium
gutenberg project
ebook3000
readanybook
free audio books
masterpost of books wow
BORED?;
answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band 
live ocean
pokemon secret base
read creepy wikipedia articles
read more creepy wikipedia articles 
disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons 
homemade wax
gift ideas for cat lovers
moss graffiti
make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
how to make origami
color matching game
fun sites masterpost
how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
find out if a website is safe
make a font from your handwriting
SELF-HELP;
materpost
emergency compliment
cute yahoo answers
calming manatee
calming gif
coping skills and distractions
draw a stickman
daily puppy
guided relaxation 
the thoughts room
go to a quiet place 
cut something instead of yourself 
let it out 
self injury recovery masterpost 
free hugs 
coping skills & distractions 
make a comfort box
CLOTHING;
1000+ reference
BACKGROUNDS;
nature/scenery
literally everything
a little from everything
tile/repeating/pattern background
gradient
halloween
PIXELS;
cool pixel blogs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
christmas
halloween
HTML;
make a theme tutorial

germanottaaa:

im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g

STUDYING;

WRITING;

ART; 

MAKEUP;

HAIR;

FOOD;

MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;

MUSIC/AUDIO; 

FREE BOOKS;

BORED?;

SELF-HELP;

CLOTHING;

BACKGROUNDS;

PIXELS;

HTML;

(Source: cutting--wrists, via seekingcreativeutopia)

24 4 / 2014

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21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed.


A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.

I’ve had depression for as long as I can remember. It’s manifested in different ways. I did therapy. I did prozac. I did more therapy. My baseline is melancholic. I’d just made peace with it when I moved, unintentionally, to a place that had markedly less sunshine in the winter. I got seasonal depression. I got that under control. Then I got really, really sick. Turns out it’s a permanent, painful genetic disorder. My last pain-free day was four years ago.

So, this Cult of Happy article just set me off. Just… anger. Rage. Depression is serious – debilitating, often dangerous, and it’s got an enormous stigma. It leaves people to fend for themselves.

It’s bad enough without people ramming Happy Tips at you through facebook. There is no miracle behaviour change that will flip that switch for you. I know, I’ve tried.

A friend of mine suggested that I write something from my point of view because, surprisingly, I manage to give an outwards impression of having my shit together. I was shocked to hear this. And I find this comical, but I see her point. I’m functioning. I’ve adapted. I’m surprisingly okay. I think the medical term is “resilient”.

So, here it is.

My 21 Tips on Keeping Your Shit Together During Depression

1) Know that you’re not alone. Know that we are a silent legion, who, every day face the solipsism and judgement of Happy People Who Think We Just Aren’t Trying. There are people who are depressed, people who have been depressed, and people who just haven’t been hit with it yet.

2) Understand that the Happy People are usually acting out of some genuine (albeit misguided) concern for you, that it’s coming from a good place, even if the advice feels like you’re being blamed for your disease. Telling you these things makes them feel better, even if it makes you feel like shit. (If they insist on keeping it up, see #12.)

3) Enlist the help of a professional. See your doctor. You need to talk about the ugly shit, and there are people paid to listen and help you find your way to the light at the end of the tunnel.

4) Understand that antidepressants will only do so much. They’re useful, they’ll level you out and give you the time you need to figure out your own path to getting well. They can be helpful. There are lots to choose from. They may not be for you, and even if they are, they take some time to kick in. Conversely, they may not be for you. Work with your doctor.

5) Pick up a paintbrush, a pencil, an activity you got joy from in the past and re-explore that. Or, sign up for the thing you always wanted to try. There is a long history and link between depression and creativity. It’s a bright light of this condition, so utilize it to your best advantage.

6) Eat nutritionally sound, regular small meals. If you’re having trouble eating, try to focus on what you’d like to eat. I went through a whole six week episode of tomatoes and cream cheese on a bagel twice a day. Not great, but it was something – helpful context, I’m a recovered anorexic. Conversely, if all you want to do is scarf down crap, try to off-ramp it by downing a V-8 and doing #9 for 15 minutes, and see how you feel. Chucking your blood sugar all over hell’s half acre is going to make you feel worse.

7) While you’re doing #3, get some bloodwork done. If you’re low on iron or vitamin D, or if your hormone levels are doing the Macarena… these can all contribute to zapping your energy or switching your mood to Bleak As Hell.

8) If you’re in bed and the “insomnia hamsters”, as I like to call them, are on the wheel of your head, watch Nightly Business News on PBS. This has the effect of Nyquil. Swap out your coffee for herbal tea. If you just cannot sleep, try the next tip….

9) Learn how to meditate. Start by focusing on your breathing. Not sleep, not thoughts. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Meditation is focusing on being present in your body, not careening around in your brain. It may not be as good as sleep but it will give you some rest and recharge you.

10) Face a window as often as you can – at work, at home. Look out into the world. Watch. Observe. Try to find something you find pretty or interesting to focus on. And, handily remember that one in five of those people out there feel the way you do.

11) Cry. Better out than in. Sometimes it’s not convenient or career-enhancing to cry, so find a private place as best you can and let the tears go. Carry Kleenex and face wipes and extra concealer if you wear makeup. You can always claim allergies.

12) Any “friend” who resolutely believes that your depression is because you’re lazy, because you’re not trying hard enough, who blames you for not bootstrapping out of it- that friend needs to be cut off. Polite (#2) is one thing, but there is a limit. You don’t have to explain, you can just not respond. You feel badly enough, you don’t need their “assistance”.

13) Limit your time with people who drain you. You know who they are. Often you don’t have a choice- but you can put the meter on. And, subsequently, be aware of what you’re asking of those close to you.

14) Everyone has shit they’ve got to deal with. What you have been saddled with is your shit. Recognize, just as you’re not alone, you’re also not unique. The grass may look greener, you may be jealous or envious of others who don’t have to deal with depression, but you likely do not know everything that’s going on with them.

15) Let go or be dragged. This is an old Buddhist saying. It’s a very useful way to frame aspects of depression. Betrayal, anger, fear… letting go is a process – often a painful and difficult process - but it’s ultimately going to show you the path out of this terrible place. Repeating the mantra can help when you’re feeling gripped by these feelings.

16) Wear clothes that make you feel confident. It takes as much time to put on nice clothes as it does to put on sweatpants. You will want to wear the sweatpants. Fight the urge. The whole “look good/feel better” campaign isn’t limited to cancer and chemotherapy. Or women.

17) Avoid fictional drama and tragedy like the plague. No Grey’s Anatomy, no to The Notebook, or anything that won a Pulitzer prize. You’ve got enough going on In Real Life. Comedy only. Or trashy stuff. Old episodes of WonderWoman? I’ve got the box set. Mindless drivel, like the latest CGI blockbuster. Or clever, funny books. David Sedaris. Jenny Lawson. Fiction exists to elicit emotion, and the emotion you need to express most right now is laughter.

18) Simple exercise, if you can. It can be something as simple as taking the stairs up a flight, or walking around the block. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, it doesn’t have to involve climbing a mountain or running a marathon. Baby steps.

19) Depression will lie to you. Depression will try to tell you what others are thinking. That you are unloved and unworthy, that others think little of you or don’t care – or even wish you harm. You are not a psychic. Keep repeating that. “I am not a psychic”. Repeat. The only way to know what another person is thinking is to up and ask them.

20) If you are well and truly losing this battle, reach out to someone. I’ve been the random friendly-but-not-close person who has fielded the occasional outreach. I like to think I’m not judgemental and generally resourceful, and others have thought the same, so they called and asked. You know someone like me. And they will help you.

21) Forgive yourself. I’m writing out all these tips, and I can’t always muster the strength to even stick my nose outside, or walk up the stairs, or eat my vegetables. Today, I got outside for ten minutes. I will try again tomorrow. And I will try again the day after that.

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29 3 / 2014

ejlandsman:

I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo

10 3 / 2014

yoyonaki:

I really tried making this tutorial (I aM SO HORRIBLE AT MAKING TUTORIAL SO PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO MAKE ONE FOR YOU LMAO….*turns head*)

I’ve been getting a lot of messages on how to paint w/gouache…so here’s a step by step process on how I paint gouache. You can find what kind of brands I use on my about me page (you just need to scroll down and you’ll find it)

Also for the palette I use. I highly recommend this palette! Why? Because you can save your gouache (or acrylics)…and the special palette paper absorbs the water from the sponge (and it lasts pretty long…like about five weeks?)

If you have any questions, please message me lol……