Articles by Ladislav Soukup

Lennon wall in Prague was painted-over with white color :(

Last night, someone has over-painted the czech Lennon Wall with white color and black label "wall is over" :(At this time, there is no "suspect" of this act of vandalism. Similar incident occurred in year 2000 and graffiti on the wall was "restored" by street artist. The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall, is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles' songs.more on wiki:... continue reading

RAW and 64bit Windows

There is nice feature in Windows Vista / 7 (and WinXP SP3) called "image codecs". This little think allows user to install "plugins" for rendering non-default images (and thumbnails). This is especially needed by photographers working with RAWs.But, there is one big problem... Either Canon, nor Nikon won't us to work with 64bit Windows?!? Or at least they don't want to provide image codecs for their RAWs for 64bit Windows :( And Adobe with their DNG also isn't supporting 64bit Windows. Photoshop... continue reading

My first $100

Today, I have reach another milestone... My first $100.What is more relevant... You can take a look at image, that was sold last to break the $100 milestone. It is my third top selling image by downloads count and fourth by earnings.So, thanks to all buyers and dreamstime.com :D continue reading

Black and White - photoshop (CS3) cheatsheet

Have you ever converted any image to black&white? If yes, do you remember how many different ways and settings are there?Photoshop itself has several ways (filters) how to make b&w images and each filter has many presets...Wouldn't it be great, if you can have quick preview with different filters and presets? Well, you can. Thanks to the smart objects there is a very simple way.Just create one big file, use place command to place some image as smart objects and then make many copies of it (use... continue reading

My 60th image... called PS: I Love You!

My latests image - number 60 (called "PS: I Love You!") has been approved, hurray :DFew words about this image. One day, I got the idea. I discussed it with my friend and she really developed my basic idea. In fact, she came out with 12 more variants :D We decided to make the first one...I have asked two models about it, but with no success :( Then I tried one of my co-worker... and she agreed :DSo, I have idea and model = we were ready to go. I booked the atelier and bought 1300 pieces of... continue reading

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