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Sta.sh can be quite daunting indeed.

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.25.09 PM by Astrikos



Inception :icongrinstareplz:

I am writing this tutorial in st.ash..

Titles + Headers



You want to create some

Titles

Subtitles

Headers

Subheaders

Smaller Headers
Normal text
?
:eyes:

Well, you have options.
First, you're going to look at your tool bar that is near the top of your screen. Do you see it? Good.


Stash Image by Astrikos

Note: The red circled things are important.
Then you are going to click the tT Button there. It will hover this menu:
Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.39.51 PM by Astrikos Volia: Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.41.15 PM by Astrikos

So that's nice. But you want want emphasis sometimes? Like: This kind of emphasis.

Emphasis

Sta.sh Writer 2013-02-15 16-46-57 by Astrikos

Pretty basic..

Since you're so busy shouting at people, you lost count of your llamas in your heard. Darn it.
However, as you find them, you need a list.

Listing and Blockquote

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.48.25 PM by Astrikos
  • The first option gives you
  • this
  • that
  • this

  1. The second option provides numbered counting.
  2. Like this
  3. that
  4. and
  5. this.

(to get out of it, hit return twice without typing anything in. Or clicking space below the listing to the left.. Sometimes it can get finicky.)

The "" is a blockquote. This is a blockquote. It will appear different on different kinds of skins.

Alignment

You got dizzy chasing after all those llamas! You need to align your thoughts. awesome
Notice this on your tool bar?
Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.52.02 PM by Astrikos
Left Alignment
Center Alignment
Right Alignment

Linking

So your fella, username friend sent you something awesome?

You don't want to write out links like deviantart.com/ <that.
You can go like <a wytiwyg="1" h&lt;i="">ref="deviantart.com/">deviantART</a> , and rename them.
The HTML way spazzes in sta.sh, since sta.sh is a WYSIWYG editor. {What you see is what you get}

write out deviantart.com ..
<a wytiwyg="1" h&lt;i="">
<a wytiwyg="1" h&lt;i="">Click the button called Link> Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.58.59 PM by Astrikos
Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 4.59.04 PM by Astrikos
This will appear. Fill it out and press OK.
And you get: This instead of deviantart.com.
You must fill in the Title (optional) to rename the link.


Note: Leave the 100% alone, or you will end up working with size disgustingly small and get a headache.


Complex Rich Formatting in Sta.sh Writer

The Add Items Panel

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.04.01 PM by Astrikos

Behold...
So many options.
What can you do?

Drag + Drop files from desktop/folders to upload them into sta.sh. Click and drag from the new area onto your writing canvas. Or click them.

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.05.25 PM by Astrikos

Hover over it and you can drag the corners to make it larger...

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.05.25 PM by Astrikos

Draw on it in muro, thumb it, or remove it.

Untitled Drawing by Astrikos


More Panels: the deviantART Panel
Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.10.10 PM by Astrikos


You can search dA for thumbs + your gallery + your faves!
You can resize and draw all over the thumbs as well.
Useful for creating features.
However, this isn't a how to make features tutorial.
I suggest you check
How to make a great Journal feature out.
miontre rocks!
Oh quick tip: : devusernamehere : (without the spaces) links to groups + deviants.
You can also use :iconusernamehere :
:iconhq: hq
:iconusername: username
:iconhq: :devhq:
:iconusername: :devusername:
:heart:

The Emoticons Panel

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.14.41 PM by Astrikos


Click or drag them. Have fun with it. You can also search for emoticons in the search bar.

Get the expressions going! Whee.
Yawn*looks around cluelessly*HandshakePetting is sensual!PartyHere's my $0.02Nana, look what I have and you dont!GrannyShoutBox#1Datew00t!Here's a kiss for you, my love!JuggleYou talk too much!Whisper sweet nothings in my ear!Strong!Dygel <- Sexy. :eyes:

Oh, you must use : : if you're going to type it out without clicking.
:la: makes :la: 

Sharing+ Extra Options
Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.17.06 PM by Astrikos

Sharing that link allows someone else to view your sta.sh article.


Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.18.38 PM by Astrikos
Unchecking the Always Add Full Size Images is useful. Thumbs show up as size ugly huge if that is checked.
Switch to HTML mode removes the rich text effect. Which doesn't allow you to use any of the things I just said, but allows for more controlled formatting if you're amazing at coding. :aww:

The File and Edit Buttons are quite self explanatory.


I hope you found this tutorial useful. :heart:
~Ali

Here is a tutorial on sta.sh writer.
:la: I hope you enjoy it+ it's useful

Did I mess it up? Then note me.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Digital Artist
<a wytiwyg="1" wytiwyg="1" h<i="">ref="deviantart.com/">deviantART

:stare:
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:iconmaroro:
Maroro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm for some reason I can't find the edit button to make it in html mode, mind a little help? D:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   General Artist
I'd be happy to help! :heart:

The top menu has two drop down menus, one that says File and next to it Edit. 
Click Edit, and select switch to HTML mode, second choice. 

Alternatively, you can go in the text field where you write normally and press CTRL + E(if you have a PC) or Command +E (if you have a Mac).

Feel free to ask me more questions :eager:
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:iconminttei:
minttei Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Is it possible to get thumbs from sta.sh? If so, how do you?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
Hmm.  I think so! You can use the add media tool bar and add it in that way! 
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:iconminttei:
minttei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Thank you very much indeed for the tutorial :D It made it a lot easier than last time...
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
Glad you found it useful! :love:
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:iconshinakazami1:
shinakazami1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student
Really useful tutorial :D

But I wanted to ask...

everytime when I'm writing something in Writer, there is

</span>

What can I do for delete that? (sorry for English, but I'm not very good at it)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   General Artist
If they show up in rich editing mode, just select and delete. :la: 
Span tags usually space things out, so you usually don't need to delete them if you are in HTML mode. :heart:
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:iconshinakazami1:
shinakazami1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student
OK, thanks :)
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:iconsonikkudrawings:
Sonikkudrawings Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
Thanks! :love:
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:iconthe-jelly-princess:
The-Jelly-Princess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Writer
For some reason, sta.sh writer isn't letting me use the < sub > command when i'm writing poetry. it will < sub > the first line, but then it will only sub part of the second, and it will automatically close itself when i don't want to. what can i do to stop this? it's getting really annoying. 
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   General Artist
Hit cntrl e and the. You have the option to edit in HTML mode and then you can end sub tags when you want to :)
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:iconthe-jelly-princess:
The-Jelly-Princess Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
thank you so much! =)
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:iconwioel:
Wioel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think the Edit button doesn't appear without being premium... You can't search for anything in dA or change the headers and titles either, so this tutorial is basically only useful to people with PM :/
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
That's so weird. Sta.sh writer should be available to everyone. 
It's not a PM only feature. 

Screenshot yours for me?
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:iconwioel:
Wioel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Here you go: imageshack.com/a/img855/870/5f…
It's a gif, and there's the tabs on the right that change.

So technically, the writer is available, it's just that some features are missing...
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   General Artist
That is so weird!
I remember when my premium expired that I still had those features...
Well I see you got a premium, so hopefully now it should work!
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:iconwioel:
Wioel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Maybe it stays after the first membership runs out ? I guess I'll see when this one ends. ^^;
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   General Artist
Hopefully!
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:iconlilmonster14:
lilmonster14 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My sta.sh writer doesn't look like that. What do I do?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
What does it look like? Screenshot? 
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:iconlilmonster14:
lilmonster14 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It wont even let me do that because, when I click add media to show you, it goes to sta.sh. I can try and post it...? Would that be okay?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   General Artist
Of course, try it! :)
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:iconlilmonster14:
lilmonster14 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
done!
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:iconemodetectiveespada:
EmoDetectiveEspada Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Can u use stash for DA widgets like the ID? Its because I see ppl have their descrption centered in the middle in their ID without premium membership.

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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   General Artist
All you need to center the text is  <div align="center"> Your text here</div> 
Looks like
My centered text, using simple HTML!


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:iconemodetectiveespada:
EmoDetectiveEspada Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much! ;w;
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   General Artist
:huggle: My pleasure. If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help! ;)
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:iconemodetectiveespada:
EmoDetectiveEspada Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ill keep that in mind! :iconyuihugplz:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   General Artist
<33
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:iconferalscale:
Feralscale Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you help me? I can't figure this out: [link]
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
My browser broke the image you sent me.
:noes:

Try reloading a bunch of times...
Sta.sh is acting up for me too.
I think we need to report bugs to the help desk. >.>
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in
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:heart:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Oh, thanks for explaining! :)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
Glad you found this useful!
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:iconcrazy-aika:
crazy-aika Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you for sharing It :3!
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
:heart: Thanks for the kind comment!
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:iconlostkitten:
LostKitten Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial, Ali! :love:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome and amazingly helpful.
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
I'm glad you found it useful!
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing and helpful for deviants! :w00t:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   General Artist
Thank you !
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Well Done :clap:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
Thank yous!
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :)
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