Electrify your photos with a glowing design.
Start from scratch, or download practice files (https://adobe.ly/2Mzy1Vv) for a head start. Steps below.
1. Open neon-effect.psd in Photoshop.
2. Set Pen tool settings: Choose the Pen tool from the toolbar, or tap "P" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. In the Options bar, set the mode to Shape, Fill to None, and Stroke to White. Set the Stroke Weight to 15px.
3. Draw triangle: Click 3 points to define the area of the triangle. Make sure to click on the original point to close the triangle.
4. Apply Outer Glow: Make sure Shape layer is selected in the Layers panel (Window - Layers). Click the Add layer style icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Choose Outer Glow.
5. Edit Outer Glow: Click the color thumbnail in the Layer Style dialog. Use the Color Picker to choose a color for the glow. Change the Opacity (e.g., 50%), Spread (e.g., 6%), and Size (e.g., 70px).
6. Apply and edit Inner Glow: Click the Inner Glow checkbox in the Layer Style dialog. Change the Blend Mode to Multiply. Change the color with the Color Picker. Increase the Size. Click OK.
7. Convert to Smart Object: In the Layers panel, right-click the Shape and choose Convert to Smart Object.
8. Create a Mask: Click the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.
9. Mask areas: Choose the Brush tool from the toolbar, or tap "B" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. In the Options bar, set the Brush Size (e.g., 78px) and Hardness (e.g., 40%) as needed. Brush to remove the parts of the triangle you'd like to mask around the edges of the image. In the example, we masked the area around the thumb and wrist.
NOTE: Make sure the Brush Opacity is set to 100% in the Options bar.
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Child marriages are common:
On a recent day, eight community elders sat in a [refugee] camp, some chewing khat, the narcotic leaf favored by most Yemeni men. Seven have married off their girls this year.
Even Salim, the elder who worked at the charity, is preparing to marry off his two daughters, ages 13 and 14. "I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.
Mohammad Ali al-Ansi married off his two girls, ages 13 and 14, in April. "My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. "I have no job. Its difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said. But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out. "If things get worse, theres no doubt Ill marry off my 12-year-old daughter," Ansi said.
More on Ansis 14-year-old daughter Fatma, married to 21-year-old Zaid:
Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws. When asked the name of her husbands family, Fatma didnt know it. She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. She remembers that Amal was in tears because her new husband was taking her to another region. The two sisters have not seen each other since their weddings.
"I am too young to be married," Fatma said. "I want to study. I want to learn how to write. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.
Minutes later, her husband arrived at the tent, and Fatma went silent. He said Fatma was "at a good age to marry." When asked if she could attend school, he shook his head no. "Shes a little too old for school," he said.
Female sexual freedom among the Tuareg : Flora Drury has written up the sex habits of the Saharas Muslim Tuareg people based on the work by Henrietta Butler. Some excerpts:
Their men became known as the blue men of the Sahara because the dye from their distinctive indigo scarves rub off onto their faces giving them a mysterious air. The Tuareg evoke images of a long forgotten and romantic age.