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cheriechapstick : (26 May 2018 - 06:04 PM) Heeeeey :D
episkey. : (26 May 2018 - 05:21 PM) Hello everyone! Super sorry for going MIA lol but I'm back (and praying I didn't forget how to graphic in the few months i was away)
aurevoir : (26 May 2018 - 05:00 PM) its been a hot minute
aurevoir : (26 May 2018 - 05:00 PM) screeeeee
cheriechapstick : (26 May 2018 - 02:41 PM) I've completed 3 series from start to finish I haven't added lol and watched the entire MCU timeline in prep for infinity war lmao
hamylton. : (26 May 2018 - 12:07 PM) I updated earlier and added over 100 from the past few weeks :P
cheriechapstick : (26 May 2018 - 12:02 PM) ugh i have so muhc to update in that its not even funny :| same with the movies
hamylton. : (26 May 2018 - 11:03 AM) Does anyone else regard the 500 episode challenge as more of a competition than a personal challenge? Or is that just me.. :sean:
Photoshopfreak : (26 May 2018 - 07:57 AM) I used foam.
hamylton. : (25 May 2018 - 07:45 PM) +The May Digest is up!
yellow. : (24 May 2018 - 05:15 PM) What are you using to build your sword? I can sew but I suck at cosplay props :(
Photoshopfreak : (24 May 2018 - 08:00 AM) Time to work on mah sword.
floralprint : (23 May 2018 - 04:37 PM) ahhh reset essentials brought it all back. thanks so much :3
softbun : (23 May 2018 - 04:35 PM) did you try resetting your workspace or going up to windows at the top and opening the panels that were closed?
floralprint : (23 May 2018 - 04:31 PM) i accidently hit some some buttons on the lower left of my keyboard in PS and my toolbars and adjustment layers all disappeared. i can't figure out how to fix it

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Here you will find the answers to all sorts of Resource questions: Who's That? What's that font? What's that resource?

[Copyrighted Images Masterlist]

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