It’s not really that difficult to make a convincing star field for your backgrounds and space projects. You absolutely need an Epic Star Wars Style Star Fields that you can create in Adobe Photoshop to start with any space scene. This can serve as a background for such an undertaking or a great way to start creating a video. Here we will also explore how to create warp motion effect to simulate a spaceship going to warp. So let's go “steady as she goes!”1. So we open Adobe PS and start... continue reading
Here are five ways you can recreate those retro styled photos from the past using your camera, some old stuff and your favourite image editor.Feel nostalgic about those broken, noisy, out of focus, sepia and weird photos from the past and want to recreate them today? Sorry for sounding like a critic but there really is no reason to love old photography other than the emotional value and nostalgia from that age. And for that love alone, we take the plunge into the past. Photographers have been skilled... continue reading
For those who have come to use lightroom as their bread and butter as far as final image processing is concerned, we often find new and better ways to do things in the software as we learn more. Let me share a few tips, tricks and lightroom hacks that may be of use to you if you are not familiar with them already.1. Quickly find and eliminate spots: You may be familiar with the spot removal tool in lightroom. Right below the view window that you get to while removing spots, you will see an option... continue reading
Now why would retina display matter? Ask a lot of people unfamiliar with apple devices but successfully running websites. And what on earth is a retina display anyway? So let’s try to find the technical underpinnings of this technology and why you need retina friendly images on your website.A high pixel density screen is marketed by apple as “retina”. Usually while LCD in standard monitors is around 100 ppi (standard 22 inches FHD), retina devices have pixel density of 218 to 264 pixels... continue reading
“Doc” was a happy mixed breed boy that came into the animal shelter on April 11, 2019. Sadly, he had just been adopted from another animal shelter, but was turned in to the Walton County Animal Control shelter in Georgia after only five days from his first adoption. The adopter said they “weren’t allowed to keep him.”It seems like common sense, but before adopting a new pet, make sure everyone involved approves. The landlord is the top of the list. If they say know, then you and/or the new... continue reading
Unless you are a student of SOOC (straight out of camera), you will probably want to make adjustments to your digital images after you’ve taken them. For most of us, Adobe Photoshop is our go-to post processing software. And like most things in life today, post processing photographs can be simple or complicated depending on your level of expertise and desired effects.Fortunately, there are a few basic functions that, once understood and practiced, can transform 99% of the images you take... continue reading
Learning a new software application can be overwhelming – especially when that application is Adobe Lightroom with its rich set of features and functionality. In those instances, it can be best to master the basics before attempting some of the more complex functionality.Assuming you are already familiar with post-processing concepts in digital photography, and are working with the desktop Adobe Lightroom Classic, here is an overview of everything you need to master just the basics of Adobe Lightroom.... continue reading
Dreamstime.com provides a wealth of tools for creators and buyers alike. And while we so often get notifications of new functionality to explore, we don’t often go looking at some of the great features that have been around since the beginning of time – and as such, often miss out on some useful tools. Lightboxes are one such area that can easily be overlooked – and yet is a feature that is rich in functionality for both the content creator and the end users on the site. So now seems like a... continue reading
Technology has leveled the playing field. No longer do you need to be a big business with access to a graphic design shop to produce professional materials needed to support your small business. You don’t even need to be a business at all.We now have tools on our desktop – or laptop or smartphone – that allow us to create all our graphic design needs from business cards to flyers - or even our online needs like banner ads and Timeline images. But does that mean we all need to be masters at the... continue reading
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Wait, that’s already been used. “In a culvert under the road there lived a gator...”In a roadside ditch between the cabins and the RV campground of the Stephen C Foster State Park in Georgia, a three to four-foot juvenile alligator made his home. Being on the walkway between the campgrounds and the visitor center, he was probably one of the most visited and photographed gators in the park (perhaps besides “Sophie”, the matriarch that... continue reading
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