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Apr. 20th, 2008

New layout and sharing a Grimmjow background

Whoohoo I finally finished working on my new Grimmjow themed layout! Har har. This time I used basic codes by minty_peach. In other words I took this particular layout and modified it to my wishes.

The biggest problem I had to work out, was how to get some of my backgrounds transparent. I tried it with opacity, but it didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to. That was where the LJ community s2flexisquares came in handy. I searched through it and found a helpful entry.

How to reach transparency on entry backgrounds:
Basically you can reach transparency by creating a color filled image in PS, setting it to 80% opacity and then lay it on top of a transparent background. Merge the layers, save it and upload it to an image hosting site and then use that image as a background. That's it. Really simple, ne?!

I only tested the layout in Firefox, my sister told me it looked fine in Opera too. I don't know what it looks like in other browsers though. That's why I'm asking you, if you use a different browser, could you please tell me if the layout looks like this or somehow wonky? That would be absolutely lovely of you!

Oh and I also made my very first wallpaper/background. I always wanted a Grimmjow layout and I loved that sexy silhouette!Grimm image ever since I first saw it, so I thought why not make a background from it.

I like to share:

Grimm-baby background )

Sep. 18th, 2007

How to change the mini community/user icons

This tutorial will show you how to change the mini icons (like that crazy Tweakface or the chicken ) to something more fancy and nice.


WHERE TO FIND MINI ICONS: )

YOU NEED: )

INSTALLATION: )

Sep. 17th, 2007

[paid/perma accounts] How to create a Theme Layer

#1 Go to your Layers. Scroll down to the bottom where it reads "Create Layer".

#2 Create layout-specific layer. For TYPE choose Theme and for LAYOUT choose whatever layout you wish. Hit the Create button.

#3 On the same site look for "Child of [layout you just created a theme layer for]".

#4 Click on the Edit button of the theme layer called "none".

#5 A new window appears, the "Edit Layer Source Box". There are already two lines there:

layerinfo "type" = "theme";
layerinfo "name" = "your name";


Leave the first line as it is. Rename "your name" to your liking.

#6 Now insert the code to modify your layout after this sequence:

layerinfo "type" = "theme";
layerinfo "name" = "your name";


#7 Hit the Save & Compile button.


&hearts You found this helpful? Please let me know! &hearts

Aug. 28th, 2007

How To Download Videos From YouTube

I've noticed a lot of people don't know how to download their favorite videos from YouTube, for example, because I still see people asking for help. For all of you who still need help with that issue, calm down, help has just arrived.

When I want to download videos from YouTube I use 'Javimoya's Video Downloader'. But this downloader often doesn't work right, because I, for one, keep getting error messages. Due to this I recommend using 'Keep Vid' for it works more effectively. Both downloader are based on the same design, so you just have to get the hang of it once; you won't need extra adjusting or something after that in order to use both downloaders.

Well, now, how do we get started? )

Aug. 23rd, 2007

Instructions On How To Upload Mood Themes

I've just found a new and shiny Supernatural Mood Theme over at livejournal and imported it here into my insanejournal. I know it is larger than average size, but the images used for this mood theme are much better than the ones of my previous mood theme.

Anyway, the point I'm writing this is not to ramble about mood themes, even though it has something to do with it, but rather to provide some help and give a few useful suggestions that might make your on-line life a little bit easier. And everything has, in one way or another, something to do with uploading a custom mood theme. So here we go! *rubs hands*

Whenever you want to create a new mood theme so that you can use it in your journal, you have to follow certain steps. For most people those steps might be already clear, but, I'm sure, there are still people out there who scream, "Wtf?" now. If you belong to those people, scream no further, here are the instructions. )


However, when you upload your 132 mood images to Photobucket it is most annoying that you can only upload at least 20 images at one go! So, whilst reading Euterpeslullaby's guide I found an awesome link she provided that will solve that problem! There is this browser called Flock, I find even better than Firefox, that allows you to upload as many pictures as you want to your Photobucket account! I did the tour here, press DISCOVER, and was immediately convinced! I tried it and it worked! Also, read Euterpeslullaby's post on this topic!

Okay, whew, I'm done!

Aug. 19th, 2007

My first asylum!

Yesterday I created my first asylum: [info]jaredp_fans. It's an asylum for all the Jared Padalecki fans out there.

Creating an asylum isn't really that difficult! Only setting up a proper layout, writing rules and stuff like that is a little bit tricky, but I like tricky things! :)

Anyway, I was wondering if someone knows where to pimp my asylum? Any suggestions? Also, I can't seem to find a setting section where I can enable/disable the tags-function so that members will be able/not able to add tags on their own! Does anyone know where I can find this section?

ETA 08-20-2007 @ 3:08am: The problem is now solved! Information on how to set the tag function for asylums can be found here. Thanks to [info]mllesatine for providing the link and [info]das_dingsi for giving such a useful piece of information!