Saturday, August 29, 2015


As I was on facebook this morning, I wanted to type a specific emoticon, but it wasn't listed on the ones they offered. So... I googled it. Here is a page of emoticons; it shows you how to create them. ♥ Melody

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cartoonize a Photo

Converting a Photo to a Sketch Drawing

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sharpening Eyes in Photoshop

I don't know if any of you are interested in photography, but it is my passion, and I'm teaching myself photoshop by looking up the how-to tutorials. My latest learn was sharpening / defining eyes in photoshop. If you are interested, here is the link:

This is the picture I was working on. Here is the before and after "sharpening"

Santa's eyes look so much clearer and brighter!!

I am working on this pic to go on Santa's business cards. Here is his blog, if you'd like to read what he's doing right now: Santa's Back In Town

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


So, I just learned about favicons. Favicons is the little icon beside the website tab. So if you go to facebook, facebook's favicon, a blue box with an f in it, will appear on the tab. Or on a blogger site, an orange square with a B in it will appear. The Pioneer Woman's favicon is a butterfly.

I just made a favicon for my website, so I thought I'd tell you how I did it.

First of all, I went into Gimp, which is a free download editor similar to photoshop, and clicken on File: New. I chose the size I wanted: 16x16. I used a black background. Then I clicked on the text tool, wrote a white M in Curlz, and centered it on my black background. Then I saved it as a .jpg

Then, I went to On the left sidebar it offered to "import image". Then I browsed until I found where I had saved my favicon.jpg image. It pulled it up and changed it into a .ico image, which is what it needed to be to show up on the tab. I then saved it back onto my computer.

Then, I went to the "root" of my website and uploaded my favicon.ico file. The root of your website is the backroom where you upload info to your website. Once you put it there, it will "magically" appear on the tab when your website is displayed.