Articles by Michal Heciak

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta announced

Adobe anounced its newest Photoshop version CS 6.0 beta which is ready to download now for everyone, who'd like to check new features of that leading graphic program.Here is a link:Click here to download Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta versionPhotoshop CS6 beta includes all the features in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended.All these features will be included in the final version of Photoshop CS6 Extended, but Photoshop CS6 will include not all of them.Will Photoshop CS6 look like this?... continue reading

My 1st anniversary

Hi all!My first year of discovering Dreamstime stock photo agency just passed and I think it's a great occasion to make some statistics and a summary.First of all I have to tell you, that I wasn't too busy contributor. In the period of 1 year I've uploaded 98 pictures, which is 7,54 picture per month only.My acceptance ratio is 64,5 % and I think it isn't as high as it could be. But I'll try to make it better. ;-)In fact my portfolio is rather small with 0,52 % portfolio exposure.But.... continue reading

Yes, I did it!

In February I've crashed the borderline of 10 downloads per month. It's so impressive! ;-)As many times as I was so close to that line and... I had to wait until now.It was very frustrating and it's still unbeliveable for me that it really happened.I'm so excited!Well, wish you all - have Your Best Month Ever every next month!CheersMichalPS.This is the image which did it:Chinese traditional pattern continue reading

First image on the 2nd level

After 6 months online my first image have reached the 2nd level with 5 downloads. It's a picture of blue piece of polished agate stone. As it's an example of pretty crystalized mineral it can be used as a decorative illustration, as a background or texture, as well as an element of combined graphic related with health, magic, jewellery, luxury or wealth.Agate is attributable to the zodiac sign of Pisces. It brings victory over enemies, happiness and health for all those who is wearing agate jewellery.... continue reading

One big step back, two little steps forward

In the earlier post from 28th May titled „My first download with EL!” I've told you that my image, which shows transition between CMYK and RGB colours, had been downloaded with EL.Just after a month from that moment I've received an information about customer refund, because of a mistake. My „big” step forward in discovering Dreamstime changed into one „big” step back.Now I can say that it was a little step forward too. It's just the other side of the coin, which realised me,... continue reading

50th image online

Well, my 50th image was approved. You might thought that it's nothing special, but for me - a newbie in microstock photography - it's a new experience.My first milestone I've reached when my 1st image had been downloaded. It have happened in just 4 days after first images were accepted and visible online.Another one it was 1st download with Extended License.Now I'm happy to announce all of you that my 50th image is online at Dreamstime. An organic cultivated cereal field in it's early period... continue reading

My first download with EL!

It's very exciting moment when something happens for the first time.We, the contributors, can feel an excitement when our photo is downloaded for the first time. It makes us happy and we can see that someone likes photos or images made by us. It's a great thing, when our work is useful to somebody.Yesterday my first image was downloaded with Extended License and it was my 9th download overall.In this place I'd like to say THANK YOU to the person, who made me such a favour.It would be nice... continue reading

175th anniversary of the battle commemorated

In the first days of april 2006 in Siedlce 175th anniversary of the battle of Iganie was commemorated. Reenactment groups from Poland staged that historical event.Few thousand people came to the place of the battle of Iganie to watch soldiers wearing traditional military uniforms of Polish uprising army from the year 1831. 2-gi Pułk Xsięstwa Warszawskiego (2nd Regiment of the Warsaw Dutchy), equipped with historical weapons fouhgt against other reenacting groups. Cannons and muskets were shooting... continue reading

After Mother's day or maybe... before?

In the first days of May I've just reminded that this month it's time to celebrate the Mother's Day. In Poland it's 26th day of May, so I thought that there's a lot of time to prepare well for that occasion.How big was my surprise when I realized that I'm late!Before submiting my images designed specially for that festivity I've looked for a while to wikipedia. I did'nt thought ever before that this nice and worm holiday varies so much within various countries.Mother's Day celebration... continue reading

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