How to Install the Weather Channel Widget on Your Friendster Profile

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If you like keeping up with the weather, you may want to check out the new Weather Channel widget for Friendster. The Weather Channel widget allows you to enter your zip code and your local weather will be displayed on your Friendster profile. The widget is very easy to install and if you decide you don’t like it, you can quickly remove it in a couple of steps. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Weather Channel widget, how to use it, and how to remove it from your Friendster profile.

How to Install the Weather Channel Widget on Friendster

First, we will install the Weather Channel widget. The quickest way to find the widget is by searching for it. So, go to your applications page and search for Weather Reports. When the results page loads, click the Add to Profile link beside the app. On the next page, click the Add App to complete the installation.

Setting Up Your Weather Channel Widget on Friendster

Now that you have the Weather Channel widget installed, you will need to set it up. The page that you have been redirected to will have a small little widget with a “Click Here” link to setup your widget. Click that link to go to the setup page.

First, you will need to select Celsius or Fahrenheit. Then you will need to select the background you want to be displayed in the widget. The last step is to enter your zip code. After you have finished with the options, click the View Weather button. You can now view your local weather. You can view it from the page you are on or you can view it from your profile page.

How to Remove the Weather Channel Widget from Friendster

If you want to remove the Weather Channel widget, follow these instructions. Go to your profile page and click the Apps button at the top of the page. The Apps button is located in your navigation button. Once you are on the apps page, look for the Weather Reports widget. Besides the widget, you will see the Edit link. Click that link and a box will open. When the box opens, you will need to click the Delete button down at the bottom of the box. You will then be redirected to another page where you will need to click the Delete App button to completely remove the Weather Channel widget from your Friendster profile. Your widget will now be completely removed.

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A 5 Step Tutorial to Create a Faux Antique Business Card with Photoshop

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Many people still have a fondness for antique items despite the trend of sleek and modern business card designs. Antiques have an elegance that lasts from generation to generation even if trends change.
If you are a fan of antique pieces or if you are an antique collector, then you will love a vintage designed business card. Creating a faux antique business card design to be printed on the paper is sure to attract the attention of other antique aficionados.

Creating such an antique designed business card does not always have to be left to the professionals. With this tutorial, you can save some money by designing your own business card. Follow these instructions to make an antique business card using Photoshop.

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With Photoshop open, let’s start!

Step 1
Create a new file by clicking on ‘File’ and then choosing ‘New.’ Make the document size 14 inches in width and 8 inches in height with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. Click ‘OK’ or press enter after.

Step 2
Search for old paper textures online by typing “old paper textures free” or “free old paper textures” on your favorite search engine. Choose old paper texture no smaller than 500 x 500 pixels that you prefer most and save to your computer. Try to find and save a paper texture file that looks old and worn and the second texture with torn edges.

Step 3
With your chosen texture, open them in Photoshop, Select All (CTRL+A on PC, command+A on mac) and copy and paste it on to the 14 x 8-inch document created earlier. Re-size the image (CTRL+T or Command+T) until it fits the whole document if needed. If the paper texture you chose has light edges, darken it by using the ‘Burn Tool’ to make it look older.

Step 4
Add the torn paper texture next by copying, pasting, and resizing it onto the 14 x 8-inch document as you did in step 3. Make the layer ‘Hard Light’ by choosing ‘Hard light’ on the drop down menu in the layers panel. The layers panel can usually be found on the bottom, right part of the screen. If the hue of the business card looks too bright, you may adjust it to your desired brightness on the ‘Fill’ amount option on the layers panel.

Once the paper looks “distressed” or “Weathered” enough, ‘Flatten’ the layers and continue to the next step. ‘Flatten can be found on the drop down menu of the ‘Layers’ tab.

Step 5
At this point you can now put your contact information in the layout. When choosing the font for your contact details, pick “antique” styled fonts like ‘Old English’ or ‘Palace Script MT.’ Choosing these fonts can help in adding the look of age to the business card. A suggestion is to choose a faded black-brown color for the font color. Antique papers usually have a faded brown type on them that makes them look old rather than a freshly-typed looking solid black color.

Optional Step
Small design elements on the card can bring uniqueness and the careful detailing you often see on antiques to your business card. Be sure that these elements also compliment the overall antique look and feel of the card. Victorian or old European styled designs work best.

Some Design Pointers
Be sure to save your work if you’re pausing or continuing the project later on! Once you have achieved the look you want, print a sample and check it before printing the rest. For people who find it easier to follow video tutorials, watch the video version of this tutorial here. If you’re an antique collector or trader, this is a great do-it-yourself project that can be fulfilling for any business owner.

 

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Add and Use Contrast to Enhance Your Photos

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Most of the time when taking a photograph, film or digital, it is extremely hard to get perfect contrast. Even for professionals, it can be hard to do. If you have dull, gray, or bright photos, then this tutorial is perfect for you. In this tutorial, you will learn how to enhance the contrast of any photo in Photoshop, quick and easy.

This tutorial is perfect if you’re a beginner to Adobe Photoshop.

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Here are the step:

  1. To begin with, open up a photo on its own canvas that you would like to enhance and add some better contrast too. It’s best to choose a dull or more gray photo.
  2. You need to sharpen your image first. This makes it easy to determine contrast. Apply Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen to the image, if it’s too strong or sharp you can easily fade it by Edit > Fade Sharpen.
  3. Duplicate the sharpened and background layer and then apply Filter > Blur > Gaussion Blur with a radius of 3.0 or so, depending on your photo you may need a higher or lower radius.
  4. Now change the layer mode to Overlay, and the opacity to 30%. This will up the contrast generously, but keep important aspects and features of the photo in sight.
  5. Next create a new layer and fill it with a light or softer blue, I usually used #79b8eb. Then change the layer mode to Soft Light and the layer opacity to 23%. This will add a nice tone and contrast.
  6. In the Layers drop-down menu, go to New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast. For brightness, select about 9+, and for Contrast, select about the same, 9+. This is the important step that will add the important contrast.
  7. Again in the Layers drop-down menu, make Gradient Map Adjustment Layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map. Use a hint of grayish red. The image will now be black and white, but don’t fret!
  8. Change the layer to soft light with an opacity of 25%. Your colored image will now be back.
  9. And then you’re done!

You can also use the auto-contrast tool. This is faster, but it doesn’t always adjust contrast to fit your photo perfectly. The naked eye is what always works best.

 

Now your image is brighter and more interesting from applying some simple contrast and enhancement techniques!

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Best IPhone or IPod Weather Applications

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One thing everyone is interested in knowing all the time is what the weather is going to be like. Lives are literally planned around the weather – picnics, weddings, concerts, dates, and so much more. When you can get instant information about the weather, you know whether you can schedule something or if you have to cancel it. You can plan in advance with the best weather station application!

Below are the best weather application on iOS


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AccuWeather – This is a free application, showing video forecasts, radar, and severe weather alerts. The user interface is one of the best, although there is no enlarge, so users may feel a little out of sorts. Other than that, there is a ton of weather and climate information provide. Strangely enough, along with predicting the weather, it predicts the UV, air quality, flu chances and arthritis indexes for the day. They truly do have an app for everything, don’t they?


The Weather Channel ios

The Weather Channel – It’s the number 1 weather app in the app store, and that’s for a reason. The Weather Channel is a free application, although individuals can get an upgraded version called The Weather Channel Max that costs a little. The free app gives the same basic and reliable information users can find on the Weather Channel website or channel, but it’s wonderful to have it at your fingertips. This app uses Google Maps and shows clouds, temperature, precipitation, and the UV index. Those who get irritated with the banner ad at the top of the app should consider upgrading to the paid application.


Deluxeware Weather IOS

Deluxeware Weather – This is a paid application, and is one of the best – providing an absolute ton of information. Just a few of the features include the wind direction and speed, the local time, how the temperature feels, the UV index, dew point, visibility, and humidity. There is no radar and maps, however, it’s a very reliable application with both seven and fourteen-day forecasts and a plethora of other information.


Fizz Weather IOS

Fizz Weather – Another paid application, this one is considered fairly expensive, considering all the weather apps that can be gotten for free. Fizz Weather is a great application, though, showing landscape forecast mode, sunset, and sunrise, radar, wind direction and speed, a barometer, visibility, and UV index. The user interface is super great, and unlike a lot of the other applications, this one shows reported and predicted airport delays. The landscape mode is a great feature, which allows you to turn your iPod touch or iPhone sideways, and scan through informative graphs and charts with weather-related information.


My Weather Mobile IOS

My Weather Mobile – This is probably the most expensive weather application available, and there’s a reason. It’s the most feature-rich application available for weather, with radar, wind direction, and speed, landscape mode with graphs and charts, satellite view, precipitation – both estimated and active, UV index, and so much more. A number of features this app has are incredible and if you’re willing to pay for convenience, this is the only weather app you should need.

Whether you would rather just get a great free application or want to pay extra in order to get feature-rich application solutions, you should find a weather application on this list to suit your needs.

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Why Dо We Nееd Thе Bеѕt Wеаthеr Stations?

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Hоt аnd соld, wet and drу-wе аrе lіvіng in a world whеrе the wеаthеr іѕ vеrу unрrеdісtаblе. Sometimes іt іѕ vеrу hot in the morning but whеn the сlосk ѕtrіkеѕ аt 12 nооn, the ѕkу ѕtаrtѕ tо rеlеаѕе rаіndrорѕ. Global warming thаt іѕ hарреnіng mау саuѕе thіѕ ѕсеnаrіо, ѕоmеthіng thаt іѕ nоt foreign tо uѕ аnуmоrе. (You are reading the article: Why do we need the best weather stations?)

We, humаnѕ, rеаllу do not have a соntrоl over the weather. All we саn dо іѕ tо have the best weather stations thаt саn іnfоrm us wіth thе weather for thе day. Fоr thе bеnеfіt оf еvеrуbоdу, аllоw mе tо еnumеrаtе some of thе bеnеfіtѕ оf having great wеаthеr information.

How To Identify The Best Weather Station

I wіll еnumеrаtе thrее reasons whу hаvіng thе best weather station іѕ very еѕѕеntіаl tо thе реорlе. Fіrѕt, іt ѕuррlіеѕ іnfоrmаtіоn. Weather Rеѕеаrсhеrѕ аrе the реорlе whо worked hаrd juѕt tо knоw whаt thе weather mау bе, whаt a tоugh jоb rіght?

Just lіkе whаt I have mеntіоnеd earlier, оur wеаthеr is vеrу unpredictable аnd dеаlіng wіth thеm requires great ѕkіllѕ and аbіlіtіеѕ. Mоrеоvеr, thеѕе stations аrе thе оnеѕ rеѕроnѕіblе fоr giving knоwlеdgе to thе public оf what thе wеаthеr mау be for the dау.

Wіth just оnе mistake, the lіvеѕ оf a lоt of реорlе may bе sacrificed еѕресіаllу whеn the іnfоrmаtіоn рrоvіdеd is in соnnесtіоn wіth thе dіѕаѕtrоuѕ еvеntѕ thаt are аbоut to come.

Second, weather stations hеlр іn ѕtаrtіng thе preparedness рlаn. Sіnсе thеу аrе thе оnе who provides the іnfоrmаtіоn, hеnсе thеу аrе also thе оnе thаt hеlр people рrераrе fоr whаtеvеr weather іѕ about соmе. Fоrtuіtоuѕ еvеntѕ аrе trаnѕріrіng vеrу оftеn.

What Makes A Great Weather Forecast

Unеxресtеd еnеmіеѕ thаt реорlе саnnоt wіn оvеr are аttасkіng different соuntrіеѕ. Yеѕ, thаt is thе sad truth. Thrоugh thе hеlр of thеѕе сlіmаtе-іnfоrmаtіоn ѕtаtіоnѕ, реорlе are аblе tо gеt rеаdу fоr thе unexpected things that may hарреn, like a typhoon, tsunami, vоlсаnіс еruрtіоnѕ, аnd thе lіkеѕ.

Third, іt lessens the damages. If thе реорlе аrе wеll prepared аnd іnfоrmеd, thеу wіll be аblе tо protect thеmѕеlvеѕ whеnеvеr thе catastrophe іѕ about to begin. Thеrе is a big possibility that thеу will nоt bе dаmаgеd too muсh whеn unеxресtеd dіѕаѕtеr оссurѕ. Alѕо, thеѕе stations ѕоmеtіmеѕ рrоvіdе information аbоut whаt people may dо whеnеvеr саtаѕtrорhе happens.

A weather station іѕ nоt juѕt lіkе аnу оthеr nоrmаl stations. These are thе ones thаt hold оur security, our lives. In аddіtіоn, having thе best weather stations wіll be оur defense аgаіnѕt thе unpredictable weather.

Why We Need To Check Our Weather Regularly

Thеу wіll bе оur ѕhіеld аgаіnѕt thе unеxресtеd fоеѕ. It іѕ thе аnѕwеr tо оur fеаrѕ оf bеіng еаtеn аlіvе by nаturаl calamities. I rеmеmbеr whаt Gеоrgе Gissing оnсе said thаt fоr аnу mаn whо is serene іn his mind and body, nоthіng wоuld аffесt so muсh. Not even a bad wеаthеr!

Wіth right іnfоrmаtіоn given bу thе best weather stations, we can bе аblе tо dеfеnd against thе gіаnt аnd unbеаtаblе wеаthеr! Be a mоdеl member оf thе ѕосіеtу, bе іnfоrmеd, аnd help these wеаthеr stations іn fighting against the unаvоіdаblе elements of nаturе!

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