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  • Drabble: Doctor, doctor

    by Secretnarrative | 30th of January, 2014

    The doctor examined my wound. He dug and probed, and I was glad when he stopped. One would think he was kneading dough. When he saw my ‘English Poetry from Chaucer to Rossetti’, he revealed a little of himself. Eyes alight, he quoted: ‘I remember, I remember, the house... More
  • Chairs

    by Inyrdreams | 24th of December, 2013

    CHAIRS Chairs! you cry, your voice raised excitedly and more then slightly teasing. Oh-my-god! A park bench! And it's blue! You laugh as I roll my eyes, but i'm quick to raise my camera and press the shutter-always compelled to photograph these empty pieces of furniture... More
  • Drabble: Meet The Family

    by Secretnarrative | 27th of September, 2013

    Dan’s sister is blonde, but her brows and lashes are genetically dark. The children are refreshingly normal. Not too goody-good, just right, like Goldilocks’s third taste from the trio of bowls. I relax a little, tackling traditional roast rib of beef, veg, Yorkshire... More
  • 3 days from acceptance of an image to first sale

    by Neilmachin | 25th of July, 2011

    This was something of a record for me. Having only a (very!) small portfolio I was quite accepting the 'fact' that an image would need at least a month after being accepted before it would be download. This image blew that rule away. Accepted on the 22nd and downloaded... More
  • Give It Your Best Shot!

    by Jeniicorv8 | 25th of February, 2011

    “It won’t be long for our friend Lina, do you think you can help me put together a slideshow tribute,” says the email I received today at work. As I sit her sorting through the photos I’ve collected of our friend Lina over the past few years and as I wait for... More
  • rediscovering keywords

    by Tan510jomast | 3rd of April, 2010

    Hello DT world... HAPPY EASTER ...HOLY PASSOVER...PEACE Carmen's April Fool secret to search is still hot on my mind especially with reference to keywords. I also recall Carmen pointing out to me to be less articulate with my titles as "shorter keywords work better... More
  • Photoshop keyboard shortcuts...

    by Littlemacproductions | 1st of November, 2009

    Do I love these shortcut keys in Photoshop (CS4)... Yes I do! There are a couple of keyboard shortcuts I have been recently introduced to. Better late than never! To undo an effect I used to use the Ctrl Z key combination and get that one undo. Now I use Ctrl-Shift-... More
  • My experience about making the ETR shorter

    by Namowen | 17th of July, 2008

    ETR, Estimated Time until Review, is a boring term for newbies. It's usually more the 100 hours how can we tolerate this. But don't worry about it, after a long time practice, I have already can handle it well. Here is my experience, sharing with newbies like me. At first,... More
  • Things I Am Trying To Improve Upon

    by Noonie | 2nd of July, 2008

    I have been here almost a year now, I didn't get much on for the first few months but things have been going well lately. My family and friends have let me photograph them and I've also done a lot of other things. I have read the message boards constantly and learned from... More
  • Illustrator Quick Tips

    by Shuttlecock | 15th of February, 2008

    Do you know that by pressing Ctrl + H you can toggle show/hide selected path. This is useful to see your artwork without the selected paths obscuring your view, especially useful when coloring your objects. Do you know that by pressing Ctrl + U you can toggle on... More
  • Mastering Illustrator

    by Maigi | 20th of November, 2007

    I decided to take free Illustrator CS Classes to learn to use my program better. First lessons were painful, just has been my previous working with my program. It's like searching screwdriver from cluttered garage. Yes, if you are persistent, you can finally find the right... More
  • Useful photoshop shortcuts Part 3 ( Edit)

    by One8edegre | 24th of October, 2007

    Edit ===========================Alt+E Clear (selection) ---------------------------Delete / Backspace Color Settings ------------------------------Ctrl+Shift+K Copy ----------------------------------------Ctrl+C Cut -------------------------------------... More
  • Useful Photoshop shortcuts Part 2 ( Tools)

    by One8edegre | 17th of October, 2007

    Path / Direct Selection Tool -----------------------------A Brush / Pencil / Color Replacement Tool----------------B Crop Tool -------------------------------------------------C Default Colors --------------------------------------------D Eraser Tool -------------... More
  • Useful photoshop shortcuts PART 1

    by One8edegre | 15th of October, 2007

    while using photoshop if you are using short cuts it not only speeds up your work process , but leaves you to concentrate more on your work. Here is a list of exceptionally useful shortcuts for using photoshop that might come handy for you. These are the standard/usual... More

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