Melanie Mayne

Melanie Mayne

I'm an editor/writer.

Freelance copy editor, writer, photographer, and graphic designer.

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How to Make Instagram Filters in Photoshop: Earlybird

Cell phone cameras and apps like Instagram have made it possible for anyone to practice and enjoy the art of Photography. The filters that come with Instagram do a great job of altering the mood or to...

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Superstitions Part 1 : melandcholy

Superstitions Part 1 : melandcholy

AMERICAN DIVERSITY REPORT: Being Diverse is More than Just ...

Here's a post I thought you'd like.

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How to Digitally Add Shallow Depth of Field

One of the easiest and most common techniques that photographers use to make their photos look more interesting and professional is to use a shallow depth of field. Depth of field refers to the distan...


How to Use a Hair Kimono |

The hair kimono, a hair accessory created by the Hairagami Company, comes in a package of five, long clips. The hair kimono clips are similar to the classic "banana clips" that were popular in the '80s but are used to achieve a much smoother style. A hair kimono helps you create chic buns by folding the hair over the clips in different directions...

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How to Create a Beautiful Personalized Digital Valentine | Special ...

Visit this step by step Photoshop tutorial to learn how to create a beautiful personalized digital Valentine.

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Retouching with Cloning Tools: Part 2

Welcome back to the Retouching with Cloning Tools series! In Part 1, you learned about how cloning tools are used to retouch and remove imperfections from images. In this part of the series, you will ...

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How to Create Brushes from Photographs | Special Effects

Learn how to create brushes from photographs from this easy to follow Photoshop tutorial!

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The Definition of the Isosceles Triangle Theorem |

The isosceles triangle theorem is a set of statements that proves the currently accepted definition of an isosceles triangle to be true. Instead of using pictures to prove the theorems, mathematicians use short, concise sentences that say what is true in a specific order. The logical format allows mathematicians to prove rules about math. In the...

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American Hair-Cutting Games |

Hair cutting games can be a creative outlet as well as a learning experience. Several hair cutting games can be found on the Kongregate website. The site hosts thousands of flash games and allows you to earn badges by reaching different in-game goals. To play load Kongregate, type the game titles of your choice into the search box in the upper...

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Could Getting Paid to Game Ruin Gaming for You?Rant Gaming

As awesome as getting paid to game may sound, studies have shown that receiving payment for something you enjoy can make you enjoy it less.

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How to Create Stunning Reflections in Photoshop

The shiny table or reflection effect can be found on countless modern professional-looking ads and websites. Digital artists use this effect to make objects and text appear as if they are sitting on a...