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Create Transparent Text with GIMP’s Xach Effect

How to Create Transparent Text with GIMP's Xach EffectThere are times when you add solid text on to an image and the beauty of the image is hidden. Especially the pictures of Nature or a beautiful artwork with detailed intricate patterns and engravings, you don’t want them concealed by solid text. The solution to get around this is to create transparent text by using Xach effect in GIMP. I like transparent text, it is like water you can see thru it. There are complex tutorials with tedious steps showing you how to make the text transparent by using masking layer, that is not needed. You can implement this cool effect in few easy steps by using this simple tutorial without the need for masking layer. Here’s how continue>>

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Our Living Room – A Lively Art Gallery

colorful plateHere’s something that my kids and I had created over the summer. It was fun! It’s good to indulge in colors once in a while. Our living space has been transformed into a lively art gallery. Who doesn’t like to be surrounded by bold vibrant colors, who doesn’t want to capture the colorful essence of cheerful spring and who isn’t refreshed by the sight of warm artwork especially in the midst of dull grey winter. These plates aren’t just plates they are warm and toasty reminders of how bright and beautiful life is! How much endearing a shared activity with your loved ones can be.
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Fall in love with Hyacinth!

white-HyacinthHyacinths make beautiful fragrant gifts. They grow from bulbs and bloom in early spring. We just love their refreshing, lingering fragrance. This plant is specially chosen for Mrs. ‘A’ (my daughter’s kindergarten teacher). During Easter/spring break, her home will be filled with it’s pervasive sweet scent. Hyacinths are supposed to be symbols of rebirth which seems befitting for the occasion. I felt that of all the blooms, white ones had the most haunting scent.
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Carrot Salad

carrot saladToday I share with you an exuberant dish with irresistible munchiness. The orange color is so pleasing to the eye, the taste is so savory to the diverse palate and the aroma so beautiful you’ll have to taste it to know how it is! I make it often, grown-ups and kids alike love it. We eat it as a healthy snack. This is a modest and simple yet compelling and vivacious dish for potlucks or any other occasion with family/friends. Enjoy!
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