Cubby – another awesome cloud storage

Cubby is another cloud storage and file sharing service just like Dropbox and Google Drive. It allows you to store and sync your data from your computer and mobile devices. With Cubby, you can specify the folders you want to sync across all your devices and share with your friends or make your data public. Cubby is currently in beta. You can signup now and wait for few days to get beta access.

PicMonkey – yet another awesome photo editing tool

Editing photos with Photoshop will take sometimes but with PicMonkey, you can get some of the effects with few mouse clicks. PicMonkey is an online photo editing tools let you upload your photos and apply effects, add text, change/resize, and add frame with simple clicks.

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It doesn’t require login or registration. One thing I noticed is that it shows PicMonkey logo badge on your photo while editing but it doesn’t show when you save the image.

How to create vintage retro effect in Photoshop

I used to do vintage alike photos with Photoshop. Some of my friends asked me how to do it. It wasn’t hard as you think but it is really depends on the color, contrast and tone involved in your photos.

I’m going to show you few steps that make your photos vintage retro alike using Photoshop.

Step 1

Open the photo in Photoshop. Here I used my puppy photo.

Step 2

In Layer Windows, click ‘Create new fill or adjustment layer’ and select ‘Curves’. (Press f7 if you don’t see Layer Windows)

Step 3

You just have created Curve layer, click ‘Curves 1’. In Adjustment Windows, select ‘Red’ Channel. and adjust the Red curve like below.

Step 4

Select ‘Green’ and apply the same thing.

Step 5

Select ‘Blue’ and adjust the curve too.

Step 6

Now go back to Layer Windows, and click ‘Create fill or adjustment layer’. This time, choose ‘Hue/Situation’.

Step 7

In Adjustment Windows, follow the numbers that i show below. Tick the Colorize check box. In Layer Windows, adjust the opacity level of the Hue/Situation layer you have just created.

Step 8

May be you can stop right here. But I want to go a little bit further than this stage. Now I’m going to create the Gredient Map. Click the ‘Create fill or adjustment layer’ and select ‘Gradient Map’ this time.

Step 9

In Adjustment Windows, try to find the pastel color tones. By default, pastel tones are not loaded in Gradient Map. Try clicking ‘>’ arrow icon and select Pastels. Select the pastel color that I choose here and in layers Windows, adjust the opacity of the Gradient Map layer. I set it 10% for this photo.

Now look at the changes before and after editing.

Before

After

If you have any questions or better suggestion leave the comment in this post.

How to create a new interests List in Facebook

Facebook just added a new feature called “Interests” lately. Interests is a list that shows the updates from the collection of pages, friends, and subscriptions. To create a new list, just head to Interest Lists https://www.facebook.com/addlist and click “+ Create list”. Facebook will show the pop up that includes your friends, pages and subscriptions or you can add the public Interest Lists. Facebook also allows you to set privacy level (public, friends, only me) of each List you have created.

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How to delete files permanently in Mac OSX

Secure Empty Trash Deleting files will go to Trash in Mac OS and you click Empty Trash to delete the files completely. For some reason, these files and data can be recovered from some utilities.

If you really want to delete the files permanently, just use the “secure empty trash”. To use “secure empty trash”, right click on Trash (if you enabled, right-click) or Click and hold on Trash icon, it will pop up the menu. Press Command key, then you’ll see “Secure Empty Trash” instead of regular “Empty Trash” menu.

Clicking on “Secure Empty Trash” will bring another dialog which will ask you whether you want to delete the data or not because it will completely erase the deleted files and will be gone forever.

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Tips for generating Fake Facebook Status

You have probably seen funny Facebook status messages with celebrities names or famous people.  Yet, many of these are fake and you can have your own fake Facebook status messages too.

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One of my favorites is the Wall Machine, a online fake facebook generator let you create fake facebook status messages and it allows you to customize the photos, time, and comments. It requires to authenticate with your Facebook account.

Another service is called Fakebook Quotes, a service that doesn’t require login and it converts simple chat conversations into fake facebook status messages. The service has few limitations which are blurred photos with censored last names.

Keeping the things you done with iDoneThis

iDoneThis keeps a calendar of your completed tasks. Everyday, iDoneThis email you with “What’d you get done today?” and you just create the new entry of things you have done by simply replying the email. You can set the time zone and time you want to receive the email from iDoneThis. You can see the things you have done in the past in the iDoneThis calendar.

Zootool – Another Social Bookmarking

Zootool is another online bookmarking tools with social features. You can boomark the links, images, videos as private or public. Zootool automatically grabs snapshot of the url that you shared. You can create the packs in Zootool to organize your bookmarks simply by its drag and drop feature.

 

Create Collage Photos with Loupe

Loupe is an online photo collage tool that let you to import photos from your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr accounts and make collage photo for you with simple steps. First step is to import photos from your social networking accounts like Facebook and choose the photos from each album.

Second step is to select the shape you want to make collage photos. Loupe lets you to add and remove photos and also allow you to move individual photo. Once you have done, you can share to Faceobok with the link loupe created for you.