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Creating Word Art in Photoshop

Have you hugged your polar bear shifter today?

I love Word Art, but I couldn’t find just what I wanted, so I created this picture and then figured out how to create the word art. For those who have Photoshop and don’t know how to do it, I created a white layer, wrote my text, and then I used the upper Warp Text box to vary the shape of the words. The text box next to it can be used to increase the spacing between words, letters, change the height of letters, etc. On the lower right is a fx tab and clicking on that allows me to change beveling, add shadow, etc.

Then I turn the white background transparent by setting the opacity to 0 and I have my Word Art that I can use on any background. Save as PSD if you want to change it up later, and I save as PNG to grab and overlay over my photo. To add color, I use two different methods. First, group all of the words and elements, if you have them and go to Styles (look in Window for Styles, check mark it) and while you have the group highlighted, click on the color scheme you like.

Using Styles to Color the Text

Another method is to add a texture layer above the word art group and clip it to the group (creating a clipping mask), and then you can use anything really–texture, flowers, any kind of a picture.

Using a Texture Layer to Color Text

I’m sure a lot of people know how to do this, but I didn’t and when I asked in a group, a lot of people didn’t. Anyway, if it helps, great. You need Photoshop and some knowledge of layers to do it. But it’s something I was trying to figure out yesterday, and I did it! Isn’t it wonderful when something finally sinks in? Grouping layers and adding clipping masks.

I only wrote about 800 words yesterday, but I started editing the first 3 chapters and I’m typing them up before I have to run a million errands. Yes, a million. Taking back 2 dead plants (the others have grown twice their size and the grass around where I planted the other two is growing like crazy, so are other plants, so not sure why these didn’t make it), getting dog food, you know like the dog that has no bone?, shipping another book to a fan, and more. I hate running errands, especially when the heat index is 100 plus. The car is an oven, so I’ll leave in a few minutes to start the day.

I’d much rather write.

Have a lovely day and hope it’s just right!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Making Scrap Art

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I was writing yesterday, but my new obsession is creating scrap art. The golden jaguar at the bottom of the page on the left is a photo I took. The background was from Pixabay, the princess tower from Louise Nash’s freebies, the fur from Etsy fur photos, the word art, flowers and butterfly from Oscraps, the black jaguar from Renderosity. I used ink splotches to create the masks that made them appear like art scraps.

Curious Giraffes

For this one, I took a picture of a giraffe baby and junior and used a mask on a background from Pixabay. Then added flowers and a butterfly from Oscraps.

I did manage to get 3,000 words written on the novella. I only need about 3,000 more words to make my word count goal, but I have to figure out how to wrap the story up. Didn’t set my alarm last night and woke only 15 minutes before baby got here. ack! So I was rushing around getting ready.

She’s been tired and needy, so we’ve been cuddling and reading stories.

We’re off to walk in the heat before the sun gets too high in the sky, and the pool day after that.

Have a wondrous day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Red Wolves Novella and Christmas Novel are Next!

At least as far as writing them goes!

Who Needs a Story Now?

I’m reading over the final version (I hope) of Billionaire She-Wolf, so I can turn it over to beta readers next. In the meantime, I have plans for my granddaughter today–the swimming pool, stroller walk, grocery store, and then, you see, she’ll be all worn out so I can proof more. Maybe. Or Grandma will be.

In any event, that’s the schedule, finish Billionaire! Yay! Someone mentioned we were almost halfway through the year. No! Hands over ears, I don’t want to hear it.

Have a super lovely day!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Fairy Art vs the Real World

I’ve got to concentrate on my writing! *sigh* I’ve been battling bugs–show pictures tomorrow. Kids came over to finish helping me set up Windows 10 so it should be up and running when I have time for it. Kids are dropping their corgis off with me and then I’m having to watch them for the week. We’re going to the swimming pool first thing this morning, and then I’m dropping them off at the airport. So when can I write???

*sigh* I have to write! Hopefully the dogs will let me. That means I have to be alpha all the way.

Be the alpha. Take charge of your destiny. You can do it. I can do it. ha!

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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SEAL Wolf Surrender Released!

You know you want him.

“Terry Spear continues her popular Wolf & SEAL Wolf series with the story of Brock and Natalie who don’t want to have anything to do with dating but are thrown together by the unlucky task of grabbing the wrong bag at the luggage claim at the airport. Showing that a minor mistake can lead to danger and love. Can a family of lone wolves fit into a pack? Can hearing a voice change your life. They answer is YES if the SEAL Wolf Surrenders. I’m always ready for the next Terry Spear books. Which SEAL Wolf will be next or will she go in a different direction and give us the story of an Army Ranger by the name of Shawn? Just a Hint Ms. Spear!!!”~~Kim Roller, Goodreads

Shoshana Frank said:  “Spear’s latest paranormal romance is filled with high action, heart-pounding chemistry, and a wolf-pack of vivid characters.” Booklist

For a shifter with no interest in she-wolves…he sure is territorial.

Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…

She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.

SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf In Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)
SEAL Wolf Surrender (Book 6)

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_SEAL_Wolf_Surrender

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seal-wolf-surrender/id1447278682?mt=11

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Seal-Wolf-Surrender/Terry-Spear/9781492677291?id=7079882685730

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seal-wolf-surrender-terry-spear/1129309843?ean=9781492677291#/

I worked on Billionaire until midnight, couldn’t get my internet to work yesterday or this morning, had to finally literally pull the plug on my computer because I couldn’t shut it down properly and totally forgot about the new release. ugh. I’m lucky others mention it. I wrote it a year ago, have been promoting it on and off, and it always seems to me that it’s already out!

So playing catch up. Again. Have a great day!!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Book Giveaway Done!

I have 10th anniversary releases for these 4 books coming out either this year, next year, or last year, so I realized I needed to clear out some space for the new books with the new book covers and I did a Facebook giveaway and 90 books later, they’re all gone. Or, at least they’re all spoken for. I still have to sign them and ship them all.

My granddaughter’s here, so we took a walk before it gets too hot, and we HAVE to go to the grocery store. I ran out of potatoes. Horrors! I hope to go early because it will be 90 degrees again. We’ll play in the water later.

So working on getting the books ready to ship. I need a hunky, wolfish personal assistant. I think I will have to make do with a toddler’s help. But I can fantasize.

Have a super lovely day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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2019 Books Coming out This Year

Okay, I finally put together a picture of all the covers coming out this year.

Next year, I’ll have the Wolff Brothers story come out, Legend of the White Wolf 10th Anniversary, Seduced by the Wolf 10th Anniversary, Wolf Fever 10th Anniversary, Billionaire She-Wolf, and Red Wolf Christmas.

Which means? I have to finish writing Billionaire, halfway done, write two of the novellas for two of the 10th Anniversary books, the third one is done, and Red Wolf Christmas. I can do it.

But I have to get back to work! Have fun with your weekend! I’m dog sitting too–the corgis are back until late tonight.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Releases for 2019!

SEAL Wolf Surrender-Coming May 28th!!

Thanks for the delightful review for: SEAL Wolf Surrender, Mandy!!

SEAL WOLF SURRENDER is a fun and thrilling tale about tracking down bad guys and falling in love. Terry Spear excels at telling a story about family and mates working as a team. Brock’s cousin Shawn is an entertaining secondary character and general sweetie, so I hope to read his story one day soon. I look forward to Terry Spear’s next paranormal romance.”
http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=68484
Mandy Owen

Sixth in bestseller Terry Spear’s SEAL Wolf series. No wolf is safe, the stakes are high, and the chemistry is off the charts.

Okay, I’m still trying to finish proofing Destiny of the Wolf’s 10th Anniversary book. I finished Destiny, but am working on the novella that was added. So I’m getting to the end, then it’s back to Billionaire. I hated missing word count yesterday. I had hoped to get 3,000. I had 98 words. *sigh*

I also have the corgis coming so I can dog sit through late Saturday night.

*sigh* *sigh*. That’s a double sigh.

I finally changed out my FB header with the new cover. I can’t seem to get caught up. I need to change the book covers on the one under my signature line too. If I were a millionaire, I’d have it all done for me. But then…what would the fun be in that???

Back to the novella. I need to get this turned in so I can get back to Billionaire! Have a super wonderful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Releases for 2019!

A Little Fairy Gathering

A Little Fairy Gathering

I wrote 4400 yesterday! But I’m still behind. I need to write that every day (which won’t happen), to catch up. Unless…I have great ideas that keep carrying me forward. Wish…wish. But the toddler should be here any minute, and that shoots that down for today anyway!

Okay, I’m off to get ready for her–dogs put away until she gets in the house and has her breakfast and then we go from there. It’s cool this morning, wish it would always be this way through the hot summers, and 85 later today, so we’ll get some more wading pool time in.

Hope you have a gorgeous day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Rhino Charging

What do you do if a rhino charges you? Take a picture! Selfie? Who said run away?

There was only a handful of us quietly watching the black rhino when he suddenly charged us. Then he realized he couldn’t get to us and he went off quietly to do his thing. But it made for a great picture. A couple of people moved back ready to run, but he really couldn’t get to us.

I don’t think.

I finally finished reading the first 26,000 words of Billionaire She-Wolf, so need another 54,000 for word count and I’m off and writing!

The schools were closed due to flooding yesterday, and so Keira stayed home. Thankfully, because I got a little bit done and she and her mother are sick. I don’t need to catch it too.

Have a lovely day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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