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How To Use Kuler And Choose Colors Easily For Your Interior Designs

Choosing the right combination of colors is one of the most important elements in a interior design. The colors you choose often have effect on your mood. If you would like to use your creativity, the combination of colors can easily be generated using existing natural patters around us.

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Adobe Kuler, an internet application from Adobe Systems lets individuals to use their creativity and try out various color schemes. It is available in a simple browser-hosted variant that runs on Adobe Flash. Use Adobe Kuler one an generate various color schemes that suits their taste and have their room painted based on the color combination generated. As the application lets you to create color schemes from images, you could use the natural combination of colors and patters around you to create fantastic color combinations. Here are some examples of color schemes generated using naturally available color combinations and patters:

Deep colors from Beet Eater

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Bright Colors from Sunset

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Colorful Mood using natural colors from Sky

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Bright Pink Colors

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There are endless possibilities to use natural harmony of colors available and generate you color combination for interior designs. Kuler is indeed a nice tool to play with these and create color schemes.

Cartoon Yourself – 20 Awesome Online Services to Create Your Avatar and Cartoon

Many of us are not comfortable using real photos to represent ourselves in any online profiles and look for right avatar to represent us.  Though there are so many free avatars and cartoons available, its always fun to create your own. Today, there are many online services that help you create your cartoon or avatar.

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Here we have 20 such services where you can create cartoons and avatars. While most of them are free, some of them charge a fee to have an artist create a cartoon for you.

1. AnyMaking

AnyMaking lets you to apply a lot of nice and funny photo effects to joke with your friends. AnyMaking online photo fun effects converts your everyday’s pictures into beautiful artworks! Select special fun photo effects like retro comic effect, Cartoon effect, funny photo effect, puzzle effect etc and upload your picture.

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2. Cartoon Me by Cartoonstylist.com

with this service you can upload your photo and have it cartooned by one of our talented artists.
This unique shiny cartoon can be used for many purposes such as a profile picture or an avatar with MSN, Yahoo messenger, e-Buddy, MySpace, ICQ, Skype, Facebook or a wallpaper for your mobile phone. You can also give it as a gift for your loved ones or print it out and frame it.

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3. Face Your Manga

Face Your Manga allows you to create an Avatar for your self or your friends in an absolutely free, easy and quick way.
You will be able to use it with the most common Instant Messaging Programmes, such as Live Messenger®, Skype®, AIM®, Yahoo!® Messenger, ICQ®, MySpaceIM® and many more. With Face your Manga you can create on-line your virtual alter-ego without needing an artistic knowledge and to download any kind of software on your computer.

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4. Moonjee

You can upload your photo and choose form different effects available like funny, ethnic, attractive etc. and share with your friends.

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5. CartoonMe

This lets you get your cartoon created by professional artists. You just need to select a good picture and upload it on the CartoonMe homepage. After the payment is done, your picture is sent to the studio where your Cartoon is drawn by hand. Within 72 hours you will receive your Cartoon in your email

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6. Toonlet

Toonlet lets you create your own cartoon character by selecting different options from arm, eyes, hair etc.

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7. Meez

With Meez, you can create your own 3D character by changing your look, getting dressed, selecting animation and backgrounds.

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8. WeeWorld

In WeeWorld you can create your own cartoon character by selecting between various options given for hair style, emotions, dresses etc.

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9. Portrait Illustration Maker

Portrait Illustration Maker is a service which provides character icons completely free of charge!
They are available for your blog site or SNS.

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10. Yahoo Avatar

Yahoo Avatar lets you easily pick your own avatar from the available ones. It lets you choose from various new look, appearance, background etc and create your own animated avatar.

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11. Mii

Mii is a flash based services that lets you create your own cartoon and save. It provides various options to choose for shape, color, eyes, eyebrows etc. Its quick and easy.

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12. Bfunky

BeFunky arms you with simple but innovative tools to turn ordinary digital photos into incredible artwork and cartoons.

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13. CartoonSlinger.com

You can send your head shot and an artist will create your caricature. They also provide services like live cartoon drawing for special occasions.

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14. Cartoonize Me!

All cartoon portraits were digitally drawn and cartoonized from real photo of actor, actress, singer, etc. They also provide non-celebrity photo cartoonization service for an affordable price.

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15. imvu

IMVU is a social network and 3D virtual world where millions of people meet, chat and have fun in animated 3D scenes. You can shop and dress up your avatar with your own personalized look, design and decorate your own 3D space, and connect with new people from around the world. It provides loads of options to create your own avatar.

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16. Create My Picture

Create My Piture is another quick and easy service where you can create your own cartoon using the editor provided. You can choose from various options given for skin color, chin, eyes etc.

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17. Build Your Wild Self

Build Your Wild Self lets you design human face and select your favorite animal parts and go wild!

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18. Simpsons Avatar

Lets you create avatar in Simpsons style.

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19. Blockhead Iconizer

Reasonably Clever line of Flash-Widgets to make you look like a little plastic LEGO® figurine. It is used by thousands of folks to make on-line avatars!

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20. DoppleMe

With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web.

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10 Amazing Cars From The Classic 80 Movies

One can say that the 80s had the fastest car of all times. The cars were on movies, on TV, on video games and now they remain in our dreams. At the back of our mind we really dream we drive such cars from our favorite movies. These are the representation of future engineering. One day, who knows, we may be driving some of these cars. Here in this post we some amazing cars of classic 80 movies

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1. Mad Max – Interceptor

Max’s yellow Interceptor was a 1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan (previously, a Melbourne police car) with a 351ci Cleveland V8 engine and many other modifications.

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2. Back to the Future – DeLorean

The DeLorean DMC-12 is a sports car that was originally manufactured in Northern Ireland by the DeLorean Motor Company for the American market in 1981-1982. It is most commonly known simply as the DeLorean, as it was the only model ever produced by the company. A modified version of the car became iconic for its appearance as a time machine in the Back to the Future film franchise.

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3. Ghostbusters – Ambulance

The Ectomobile, or Ecto–1 is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor limo-style endloader combination car, a ambulance conversion used in the 1984 film Ghostbusters and other Ghostbusters fiction.

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4. Aliens – APC

Aliens is a 1986 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron. The APC – Armored Personnel Carrier was built upon the chassis of an aircraft tug tractor.

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5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Ferrari 250

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. In the film, Ferris convinces his friend Cameron to borrow his father’s rare 1961 Ferrari GT California. The tight shots actually had the real car, the 1961 Ferrari GT California.

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6. Tim Burton Batmobile

The Batmobile is the automobile of DC Comics superhero Batman. The car has evolved along with the character from comic books to television and films. Kept in the Batcave, which it accesses through a hidden entrance, the Batmobile is a gadget-laden vehicle used by Batman in his crime-fighting activities. The Batmobile built for and used in the 1966–1968 live action television show Batman and its film adaptation was a customized vehicle that originated as a one-off Ford concept car of the 1950s.

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7. Knight Rider’s KITT

KITT is the short name of fictional character from the adventure TV series Knight Rider. Kitt is an artificially intelligent electronic computer module installed in a highly advanced, very mobile, robotic automobile. Its a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with numerous special features such as Turbo Boost (which allowed quick bursts of speed or jumping over obstacles), the ability to drive ‘himself’, a front mounted scanner bar that (among other things) allowed KITT to ‘see’, and many other features

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8. Repo Man – Chevrolet Malibu

Repo Man is a 1984 cult film directed by Alex Cox. The movie features a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu containing something mysterious and dangerously powerful in its trunk.

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9. Cannonball Run – Lamborghini Countach

The Cannonball Run is a 1981 film comedy directed by Hal Needham. The 1980 Lamborghini Countach was made famous in Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II. It also appeared in the final Cannonball film, Speed Zone, Miami Vice, and in the cartoon .

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10. Risky Business – Porsche 928

Risky Business is a 1983 teen comedy-drama film written by Paul Brickman in his directorial debut. The Porsche 928 is a grand automobile sold by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978-1995, designed as a more luxurious yet still high performance alternative to the 911 sports car. In 1983 the 928S with a 4.7 litre 16 valve M28/19 engine and 5-speed manual transmission was the fastest car sold in North America, at 146 mph. Its appearance in the film Risky Business attempted to capitalize on this fact

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Top Photo Sharing Service Where Every Aspiring Photographers Must Share Their Photos

If you are into photography, one of the best ways to learn is by getting feedback from other fellow photographers. While some of them turn into criticisms, these are quite constructive if taken in the right spirit to improve your photography skills. The more photos you share in various photo sharing sites, more eye balls get to see your photos resulting in some constructive valuable comments.

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Here in this post we list some top photo sharing web sites where aspiring and professional photographer communities are active in viewing, commenting and rating photos.

1. Photo.net

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Photo.net is an online community with hundreds of thousands of active members and many more casual viewers visiting daily. It was started in 1993 and is determined to be the best peer-to-peer educational system for people who wish to become better photographers. The audience consists of photography enthusiasts ranging from newcomers to experienced, successful professionals. With the growth in digital photography, it has had a substantial increase in novices visiting the site to use it as a learning resource as there are loads of useful articles ranging from how to build a digital SLR system to how to enhance your photos. Take a look at the awesome photos at photo.net

2. Fotonomy

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Fotonomy is a photo sharing site for photographers of all levels. It provides a place for you to share, store and organise your photos online. Fotonomy features a clean, simple and stylish interface making it a joy to share and view photos. It stores your photos in five different sizes, allowing you to view and share photos in a format that suits you the best. It provides loads of features like allowing upload of unlimited photos, tag and geo-tag for your photos, lets you create unlimited albums, send and receive private messages from friends, RSS feeds to your photo etc. Fotonomy is free, so sign up now and at Fotonomy.com start sharing your photos in minutes!

3. PhotoChart.com

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PhotoChart.com is an international community of photographers worldwide. PhotoChart.com is a website that makes it easy to share your digital photos with your own easy to use online photo gallery. It provides FREE storage space for your photos along with a simple, attractive web-based interface that makes it easy to upload (you don’t have to resize the bigger images, the system will do it for you), manage, view, and share your photos. No knowledge of HTML or any other computer language is required to use PhotoChart.com. It lets you to grow an awareness of your talent as a photographer. It also connects with people who can use your photography for various purposes. You can register for free on the PhotoChart.com site and start your own photo album.

4. DeviantART

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deviantART is one of the post popular online community with wide-reaching appeal showcasing various forms of user-made artwork. Photography is one of the many categories available like digital art, film animation, game development art etc. The site consists of over 11 million members, over 100 million submissions, and receives around 100,000 submissions per day. DeviantArt provides a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss their works and it a great place to share your photography and get some valuable criticism. Take a look at the gallery here.

5. Flickr

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Flickr, which is now owned by Yahoo! Since March 2005, is certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Though it is mainly used to share photos with family and friends, it is becoming one of the most popular online communities where most aspiring and professional photographers share their work. It’s a place where many photographers around the world visit and share their feedback on the photos. If you want to get some constructive criticism on your photo work, flickr is a great place to share your work. Check out the amazing collection of photos here.

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Ten Terrific Ways To Create Your Own Photo Calendar Easily

While there are so many calendars readily available, it is always fun to create your own photo calendar. Here in this post we have reviewed 10 different services and software available to create your own photo calendars. These can be used to create your own family calendar or your company calendar or photography photo calendar. There are lots of options to play with an create a memorable gift as a photo calendars for your friends and family members. 

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Online Service For Creating Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

1. Loonapix

Loonapix is an online services that provide many ways to have fun with your photo. One of the cool way is to create your own photo calendar wallpaper. All that you need to do is follow 3 simple steps to create your own calendar desktop wallpaper. Choose the calendar template from the various templates provided by Calendarika. Then upload your main photo and the background photo. Your calendar is ready! Just save the final image to your computer. Check it out for yourself here. More services from available at Loonapix.

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2. Bighuglabs

Bighuglabs provides a convenient way to convert any photo into a perfectly-sized desktop wallpaper for your computer or portable device. You can add a monthly calendar by just selecting the month you want to add. You can also add special effects to desaturate, blur, or color to your wallpaper. It supports standard and wide-screen monitors, iPhones, cell phones, and other portable devices. It provides lots of cool options to play with and the result is a perfect desktop wallpaper with your own photo. Check it out here.

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Online Services For Creating Printable Calendars

3. Calendarlabs

Calendarlabs provides an easy way to make your own printable photo calendar. It provides various options like week number inclusion, holiday inclusion etc. Its really easy to use. Check out for your self here.

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4. Createphotocalendars

Createphotocalendars provides an award-winning calendar creator software EZ Photo Creations. It’s free for download with no registration. The software adds your photos quickly as you don’t have to wait for photos to upload to our website. It lets you to work on your project in real-time. When finished, you simply need to order your calendar from the software. You can download the software here and try.

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5. Shutterfly

Creating a photo Calendar with Shutterfly is easy. From your online Shutterfly photo album, simply select the photos you want to use in your Calendar, then select the Calendar link and follow the step-by-step instructions. To know more about how to create, check here.

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Desktop Calendar Maker Software

6. Screencalendar

Screen Calendar assists you to be able to make the calendar wallpaper according to your taste. It provides an application called Screen Calendar which can be used to create your calendar. The application requires registration to be able to get support. Unregistered users can create the calendar but with label of the website and a word “Unregistered” in the calendar notes.

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7. EasyCalendarMaker

This calendar maker software allows you to create customized photo calendars using your own photographs or sample built in photographs with the EasyCalendarMaker! It provides loads of features like change the height, width, and position of calendars quickly by simple clicks, create calendars in a number of different languages(  English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German ), customize your calendars’ look and feel, by choosing where to place the date boxes, sizes, whether to display horizontal or vertical lines etc. You can try the free download here and checkout for yourself.

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8. Sofmos Calendar

Sofmos Calendar software allows you to create personalized photo calendar. You can quickly create a calendar which you can print or place on your computer desktop. You have a wide range of options available to customize the calendar appearance. You can create a calendar for month or for year, insert a picture and specify fonts and colors. You can download the trial version here and buy the software if you like it.

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9. PlainSight Desktop Calendar

PlainSight Desktop Calendar is a great looking desktop calendar which can be fully integrated with wallpaper. It stays on your desktop and shows the days of the current month. It can display Microsoft® Outlook® data, which you can directly manipulate, and weather forecasts from weather information servers. It also uses high-quality fonts, looks pretty, and has lots of skins. You can download here and try it yourself.

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10. Promo Screen Calendar

Promo Screen Calendar is promotional calendars software which creates an active desktop calendar with your company’s logo, info and your product images set as desktop wallpaper. Using Promo Screen Calendar you can make a Setup File for easy installing full-functional software that creates custom desktop wallpapers with built in active calendar with an option of inserting your ad info. Promo Screen Calendar is a powerful marketing calendar for promotion of your company. Having made a desktop calendar, you can present it to your client instead of traditional paper promotional calendars, or put it to your web-site so that your clients can download and install it, or make this promotional calendar software a part of your advertising campaign. Download the demo version of Promo Screen Calendar for free here.

 

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