Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7 Most Important Tips That Keep You Healthy in the Rainy Season

Monsoon is the season of excitement, fun and greenery environment. However, the season also invites a number of health problems which is very difficult to be dealt with such illness. You should take proper precautions to avoid such health problems peeping into your body. Kids need extra care during this season to stay healthy.
The rainy season is prevalent with a host of infections and most seasons are related to respiratory infections, food and water borne diseases that must be taken care of. Cough, cold and flu are common problems of this season that attacks the children faster due to the fluctuating temperature. Students, office goers and moms’ of little kids, needs to maintain a proper healthy diet and hygiene to avoid falling sick this season.
When the rain starts pouring in, you first look for a shelter and try to save yourself from getting drenched. However, a shelter can save you from getting wet in the rain, but it will not protect you from catching any kind of infection. This is especially when your immune system is very weak.
7 Common Illness Caused During Rainy Season
  • Dengue
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Food infection
  • Water infection
  • Cholera
  • Leptospirosos is caused by bacteria that can be carried either by a man or some animal. Its severe form can damage kidney, liver, meningitis and respiratory failure.
7 Precautions During Rainy Season
  • Keep Rain Gear With you Always – The most effective thing that you can do is to keep your rain gear always ready when you go out in the rainy season. A raincoat with hooded jacket and waterproof shoes are the best items.
  • Vitamin C – Increasing the intake of Vitamin C either in natural form or as food supplement will help you drive away the cold virus faster. It is still a matter of debate among doctors whether Vitamin C is cure for cold. However, a healthy supply of this vitamin will activate your antibodies and reduce the severity of cold, undoubtedly.
  • Shower After Being Caught in Rain – Although it sounds very unusual because if you are drenched in rain, you will never want to take another shower. But taking a shower after you have been caught in the rain will protect you from many infections.
  • Hot Drinks – This is the one season when you would like to take hot drinks. After taking a good bath, dry yourself and wear dry & clean clothes. The best thing is to make a hot soup for yourself or at least drink a cup of hot milk. This will help you from catching cold or save you from catching any kind of infection that can occur due to sudden change in the temperature of the body.
  • Cleanliness – Micro-organisms are susceptible to grow in the rainy season, try to maintain hygiene around you Cleanliness is very important during rainy season. Even if you catch a cold, you should clean your hands regularly and use a sanitizer always after that.
  • Drink Plenty of Water – Water intake may reduce naturally because of the sudden drop in the temperature of the environment. It is good to drink plenty of water and do not wait to get thirsty to drink water. This will help you drain toxins from your body.
  • Watch Out your Intake – Try to eat nutritious food and avoid eating out during rainy season. Prepare meal with full precaution and maintain health and hygiene throughout the house.
It is very important to keep yourself protected during the rainy season because you can catch infection frequently. It is always better to take precautions and be prepared whenever you go out of your home.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Creating a Masking Effect

Creating a Masking Effect

Alright guys, I will show you right now how to make a simple masking effects tutorial in Photoshop CS5 .  Actually this tutorial is kinda easy to do, you just need to be creative and enjoy what you are doing.

So lets start!

Here is the Final Image that we’re going to do today! Simple Masking Effect – Capri Sun.

Requirements for this tutorial:

1. A stock photo of any pictures of your choice. I used the photo from deviantart by 7Roses1BrokenHeart (Just click the name) if you want to used the same photo.
2. A splat brushes, there are so many splat brush you can choose just look at thedeviant art.
Open a New Document in Photoshop, I used 640×480 pixels for this tutorial. And the Resolution is 100. And begin to create a new Layer.

Get your Gradient tool (G) setup the color to the image below. Apply it now in your bg layer.

And add some highlights in your background by adding some dark color. See the image below. And group it by a folder named bg.

Now let’s create a splatter, create new layer and your chosen splat brush use it. Just place it in the center of your newly created layer. See the image below on what it will look like.

Now let’s add the stock photo that we use or any photo you want to used. Drag it to the main document and you will that the stock photo of the girl is above of our SPLAT layer.
So here it comes the masking effect, hover your mouse in the middle of the the Splat layer and the Stock layer while pressing Alt then click it with your left mouse. See the Image below.

Just add some drop shadow in your Splat Layer using the blending option. See the configuration below..

So that’s it guys,
Simple Masking Effect using Photoshop CS5 by iapdesign.com. Share it guys to your friend. :)

Reference : http://iapdesign.com/tutorials/creating-a-masking-effect-tutorial-by-iapdesign/

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How to customize GIF animation

Animated GIFs are a great way to make your designs more eye-catching. With Photoshop, you can customize any animated GIF to fit the style of your project. Here's how:
  • Open the GIF in Photoshop CS5, CS6 or Creative Cloud versions
  • If not already open, open the Animation window by selecting Window>Timeline, or Window>Animation
  • Also, make sure the Layers window is open by selecting Window>Layers
Now, here are tutorials for three methods of customizing animated GIFs in Photoshop.
  1. Adjustment layers

In the Layers window, select the top most layer and use the 'Create new adjustment layer' icon to add a new adjustment layer.

Select the type of adjustment layer to use. Any changes to the adjustment layer will affect all the frames and layers below it.

Play around with different types of adjustments to get the desired effect. This is a great option for changing colors and contrast. When you're ready to save, go to 'Save for Web and Devices' from the File menu. In Photoshop CC, it's under File>Export. Select GIF, and the desired number of colors. Be sure to check the Transparency, Matte, and Animation Options at the bottom of the dialog. Click 'Save' and save the file as a new name.