Hello all,My name is Roman and it's my first article, something like experiment or first step. I want to tell you about one of outdated hand tool for work near the house. This is scythe.This tool most often used for cutting grass, as well as grain crops (rye, wheat, oats). The tool consists of long curved steel blade attached to long wooden base with one short handle (less often with two handles). Wooden base should be maximum light and strong as possible.Until... continue reading
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Since the advent of the digital camera the whole workflow has been digitized. Below a list of software tools, platforms, and services I use. The hardware I use consists of and 27" iMac, a Synology NAS, and a bunch of external harddisks.For backup I use Sync Pro to copy my NEFs, DNGs, and JPGs to my NAS. The NEFs of the current year are stored on Amazon Glacier. Once a month I take a full copy of everything to my office at the university. In practice I have three copies of every picture.For... continue reading
While reading different articles and opinions about selective coloring in photography sites and forums, this super famous song came to my mind, "It's a sin" by Pet Shop Boys. Is selective coloring a 'photographic sin'? Then I'm definitely a 'sinner', since I've used it many times in the past and I will use it again in the future! If you take a small survey on the internet, you will find two main categories; the one that presents stunning examples of this effect, trying to convince us optically... continue reading
The bookmark bar in my browser turned out to be a great microstock tool and here’s why - I have several international news agencies websites as bookmarks through which I follow what is going on in the world every day. Yes, images with people may sell the most, but to those of us who don’t have access to studio and models, we should take advantage of other hot topics like current trends and other significant world events and use them somehow. News blogs and other websites will most probably search... continue reading
Hello friends!Here I want to show you a new script for Adobe Illustrator which automatically cuts and deletes vector objects outside Artboard. Super Magic Eraser script. See this video: Video on YouTubeUse this script for cropping, reduce the file size, delete graphic garbage, preparing for microstocks and printing. It will take a few seconds to crop this seamless pattern by Super Magic Eraser script continue reading
Here I want to show you a new script for Adobe Illustrator which automatically creates seamless patterns from any sample of your art - Magic Pattern LightVideo on YouTubeMagic Pattern Light script quickly and easily makes patterns on the Artboard by one click. For example few seconds for this one: continue reading
Hello Dreamstime Bloggers, Let me show you how to use the new cropping tool to create beautiful blog posts:Step 1 - Click on the crop image button.Step 2 - Enter the image ID that you want to crop and click "Load image".- you can use only dreamstime.com images.Step 3 - Select on the image the desired area you want to crop and click "Crop & insert".After step 3the pop-up will close and a code for the selected crop will show in the text areaIf you want to view the post and the... continue reading
The 16th Chongqing International Motor Show was opened on June the 6th to 12th in 2014.This is a more and more large and popular international motor show.Every time, There are many international famous brand companies and corporations and car makers taken part in the exhibition.In fact, I am not very interesting for it but I will shoot for it. So I have taken some pictures about the motors and models. After I do this work, there is a thought arised in my mind.Is this a artwork for... continue reading
Most folk in Europe who own a house will have a garden and if owners are like me they want a striped lawn.Unfortunately dandelions grow as weeds in lawns and in Springtime proliferate. They seeds are vector borne.I discovered some 2 years ago the Supermarket Lidl stocked weed removersand here is a shot of a dandelion being removed by my wife.So far this Spring my wife has removed over 500 dandelions which if left in the ground would have multiplied to thousands later in the Summer.... continue reading
I know 3 ways in Adobe Illustrator to crop vector artwork, seamless pattern etc:Crop in Pathfinder panel. But it is a destructive method. All shapes cut each other like confetti :)Divide Objects Below. Unfortunately this method very laborious. I should manually delete all external shapes.Clipping Mask - but buyer might have a problem with it.So what method do you use? And do anybody use Magic Eraser script for automatically crop? It is new tool for illustrator which automatically... continue reading
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