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Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a shape with a photo in Adobe Photoshop. Maybe you’ll choose a dreamy sunset or beautiful ocean waters. It’s all up to you. There are a few ways to achieve this. Keep reading for one I like to use. Step 1: Choose Your Shape and Fill Images Start with two Images. One will become the shape and the second will be the image within the shape. First select the image that will be inside the shape. Start with that…

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IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA® Tiny homes! Tiny homes are not a brand new trend. First you think of lofts where you can’t stand up. Then, where do you store all your clothes? But there is some big news in the world of these mini houses! ESCAPE Homes and IKEA® have partnered to design and build a tiny home! Yes, the master tiny home builder and your favorite do-it-yourself Scandinavian brand. It’s all part of the The IKEA® Tiny Home Project. ESCAPE has been…

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JetBlue’s Transatlantic Mint Service- All New!

JetBlue’s Transatlantic Mint Service- All New!

Transatlantic Mint service from JetBlue!? JetBlue is one of my favorite airlines. Anytime I’m booking a domestic flight I check if JetBlue flies there. I’ve taken them to international destinations in the Caribbean. However, when it comes to their international flights, JetBlue is quite limited. But that’s changing soon. JetBlue introduced their Mint product in 2014 as a way to compete with more premium classes in other airlines. But now they’re going to take that a step further with a complete…

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Dream Hotel Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

Dream Hotel Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

Dream hotel definitely describes the Zero Star Hotel in Walensee, Switzerland. It’s just you and the stars. Maybe your dream hotel is a little more subtle. With less travel means less hotel stays. This is the perfect time to design your bedroom after your favorite dream hotel. You don’t have to copy the whole exact room. But take your favorite elements and add it to your bedroom. Summer Camp Hotel Take the Summer Camp Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA….

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Plants: Interior Design Inspiration

Plants: Interior Design Inspiration

I don’t have a green thumb. Can I call it a yellow thumb? It’s quite possibly a brown thumb. I killed a succulent in less than two weeks. But I decided I wanted to use plants to add style to my bathroom. I started by growing an avocado tree from the pit. After two months, nothing happened and I had to throw the pit away. I tried again about a week later and I’m still waiting to see what happens…

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Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about cars or automotive design on the blog. Today I’m here with Marc Evans. He is the owner of New England Classic Cars in Stratford, CT. Check out this post from way back in 2018 when I toured his shop. Keep reading below as I pick his brain. Q: Why did you start your automobile dealer business? Was the Winter of 1973-1974…..the first Middle East oil embargo was a sudden shock.  Impossible to…

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How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

You’re starting out as a freelance Graphic Designer. How much will you charge your clients? There are a lot of ways to calculate and it can be confusing. I’ll share what I feel is the simplest way. I suggest charging either a flat rate or a flat rate plus hourly. There may be small projects that you charge a flat rate for. For example, a simple edit to a photo in Adobe Photoshop. You know the work will not take…

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Experience Interior Design for Yachts

Experience Interior Design for Yachts

I talk a lot about Interior Design on this blog. And it’s usually about houses or buildings. But what about Interior Design for yachts? We’re mixing design with travel, which is what this blog is all about. I went to the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show last weekend and there was a lot to see. People do actually live on boats. Not all of them are luxury mega yachts. Some are modest sailboats or motorboats. But they’re people’s homes. They want…

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Interior Design Inspiration: Living Rooms

Interior Design Inspiration: Living Rooms

If kitchens are the heart of the home, then living rooms are the lungs. (I made that up myself.) They come in second but are still very much needed. And they help turn a house into home. Three things stand out to me when it comes to living room design. First the furniture, then the walls and lastly architectural elements. Living Room Furniture You walk into a living room and it’s stuck in a time warp. 9 times out of…

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HTML Shortcut Codes For Beginners

HTML Shortcut Codes For Beginners

Are you learning to code in HTML? There are a lot of codes to remember. I’ll help you remember the ones you’ll use most. 1. HTML Headings and Paragraphs When you’re writing in code, your headings and paragraphs look like this. When they are put into a web browser they end up looking like what you see below. It’s important that you use end tags. If the text in your paragraph starts with <p>, then you will need to end…

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