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35 Photoshop Tutorials That Teach Photo Manipulation Techniques

35 Photoshop Tutorials That Teach Photo Manipulation Techniques | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Photo manipulations allow you to explore your creativity and create stunning and surreal works of art. If you like experimenting and learning new techniques in Photoshop, following along with some photo manipulation tutorials can be a great exercise.

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Improve your photoshop skills - Tutorials teaching photo manipulation  

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How to use projectors to simulate environment reflections in Second Life - Photography Tutorial

How to use projectors to simulate environment reflections in Second Life. This time i build a scene that looks reasonable good on any daylight WL. Th
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Taking  360-Degree Pictures in Second life

Taking  360-Degree Pictures in Second life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Ich fasse diesen Vorgang nun in einer stark komprimierten Liste mal zusammen. Vielleicht hat ja jemand Lust, das auch zu probieren. Auf genauere Erklärungen verzichte ich aber, weil der ganze Vorgang stark in den Nerd-Bereich geht. Wer meine Kurzanleitung nicht versteht, lässt es lieber. :p

Hier erst mal die 360-Grad Ansicht von Pfaffental Vauban:. Die automatische Animation der Fotos, wie auf Flickr, klappt hier im Blog nicht. Aber mit der Maus in des Bild klicken und es dann drehen, funktioniert.


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VR Photosphere: a further Second Life 360 photo HUD - Second life Photography

VR Photosphere: a further Second Life 360 photo HUD - Second life Photography | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Following my reviews of the Illiastra Panoramic HUD and the Camera Panoramic system (see links below), I was handed a further HUD system to look at.

The VR Creations 360o Photosphere HUD is a system that does exactly what it says on the packet: produces a set of images (26 in all) suitable for stitching together into a 360o spherical images suitable for uploading to the likes of Facebook, VRchive and Flickr. It falls between the Camera Panoramic and the Illiastra HUD in price, and is quite possibly the easiest of the three to use to take a set of shots.

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Second Life  Photography: Simulating popular lenses in Phototools - Myra Wildmist

Second Life  Photography: Simulating popular lenses in Phototools - Myra Wildmist | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

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When you take a snapshot in Second Life, you’re essentially using a 50mm lens: The default settings are almost the same as a standard 50mm lens. I say, almost the same, because most 50mm lenses in real life have an angle of view around 48 degrees. The SL default camera angle of view (View angle in Phototools.) is set to 1.047 radians or 60 degrees. They probably do that because 60 degrees is the focused field of view of a typical human eye, so it’s more comfortable to set the angle of view of SL at 60 degrees for normal viewing. This is a good setting for most of your photos, since this setting will capture your photos the way you’re seeing them in-world. However, there’s no need to limit yourself. Decades of photography have taught photographers that certain lenses work best for certain types of photos.

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Eddi and Ryce Photograph Second Life: Eddi's Hot Computing Tip -- The Google Nik Photo Processing Collection Is Now Free To Download

Eddi and Ryce Photograph Second Life: Eddi's Hot Computing Tip -- The Google Nik Photo Processing Collection Is Now Free To Download | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
The Google Nik Collection of photo processing tools is now free. The cost was $250.00 before -- but now are free downloads. They work as stand alone photo applications or as plug-ins for Photoshop and some other programs.
PC World is saying that Google Nik is probably dead with no more updates -- the reason why its free. However, Google is discontinuing Picasa support. They want their users to use Google Photos for online sharing and photo processing. Nik should integrate well with this effort and they may up supporting it. If you like photo processing Nik is fun to play around with, and gives non-Photoshop users a free alternative.
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Let There Be Light - An easy way to light a photographic subject

Let There Be Light - An easy way to light a photographic subject | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Now a lot of you will probably know this, but for the non-builders here's a little trick that can help with your photos. And -- its easy.  When you need light in a certain area and Windlight isn't helping you out, you can make your own illumination easily. Simple rez a sphere, go to the FEATURES tab in the building menu and put a check in the "light" box. You can play with the numbers if you are adventurous or just use as is. You can of course make two or three lights as needed.  If they will be out of your shooting frame, they work as is. If not you can go to the textures tab, click on the texture box which probably looks like plywood, and choose transparent.  If you loose tack of your ball light, just hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and tap "T" and it will appear in red --- along with anything else that is transparent. Ugly, but it works.


 

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Amazing Trick to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

How to Recover Shadow Detail It can be hard to capture detail in both the shadows and highlights of an image because the dynamic range of most cameras is too...
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Most of the tutorials here are using real life photos, not Second life, but all the principles discussed are exactly the same

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Black & White (SL competition)

Black & White (SL competition) | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Black & White ( SL competition) Created by Carelyna Wolandd This is an announcement of an exciting inworld competition for photographers of Second life! Please join the competition now, and send your photo as a texture inworld - in second life - (transfer, copy & mod) to Sharona Romano. The competition closes Jan.15th Theme of the competition is: Black and white. Maximum of 1 work for this competition. Please respect the rules of the competition (and of the sim where we will expose the winning works), so photos with nude, violence or offensive scenes are not allowed. A jury will choose the best 3 works, which will be shown at special inworld area (t.b.a. soon). It will be also possible for public to vote. There is a special price for the favorite work, chosen by the public. Please contact Michiel Bechir for further questions.
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Getting Aspect Ratio right on a mesh photo frame

Getting Aspect Ratio right on a mesh photo frame | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
After my last long and technical post. Today I have a simple thought, with a bit of fun. :) I probably waste a LOT of texture cache on putting up photos all over my SL house... I've bought my fair ...
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Oh So Skelegant Photo Contest - Second life

Would you like to win L$1000? The rules are quite simple... Visit The Oh So Skelegant Cart Sale Take a photo of you (and anyone else you like) at the event with a skeleton (you can be wearing one, dressed as one or rockin' a selfie with one of the many you'll find on sim) Title your…
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Oh, Monday, you're such a Tool Meme 1.20.14

Oh, Monday, you're such a Tool Meme 1.20.14 | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Strawberry Singe's Monday Meme’s are always revealing, sometimes too much for me. But today she’s sharing the secrets of her hud, and I just couldn’t resist. These are the things that make my second life easier or more interesting. I’m not an expert with any of these tools, but I find that the combination works right for me. I’m interested in seeing what works for others too. I use the Firestorm latest beta release. For me it’s at least as stable as the general release and has been out long enough that I’ve forgotten what feature I specifically liked about it. I remember that i like the way the typing box expands now, rather than letting it scroll out of sight. Scrolling works great for those who can spell perfectly or don’t care. Firestorm sets all your buttons at the bottom but one think I learned from the standard viewer is that I like having that stuff at the side. I actually use the Favorites teleport buttons a lot too, and appreciate that Firestorm allows then to go all the way across the top of the screen. So on to the huds. I do NOT wear all of these all the time. Unless I am actively taking pictures or dancing, these suckers stay tucked in inventory. The exceptions here are numbers 5 through 8, more on those in a moment. #1 The AnyPose Basic v1.52 by Phate Shepherd I’m actually new to this hud, but I do like it. I’ve used the freebie expression hud ever since Torley Linden pointed it out on the feeds. It’s a very useful product for turning a pose into something expressive. Of course it isn’t perfect, what tool is? but it works well, and reduces some of my frustrations. #2 Tillie's Posing Stand with HUD by Tillie Ariantho Tillie makes a wonderful photo studio system that includes stands, lights, backdrops and huds which work without the stand AND allow you to pose another avatar. Pretty cool, hugh? Configuration cards make organizing poses is pretty easy with the Tillie system, either in the posing stands or in a stand alone hud. If i’m in my studio, or have rez ability in the field, chances are I’m using something from Tillie. #3 Barre Evolution v3.02 by Racheal Young This has nothing to do with photography and everything to do with dance. I haven’t even scratched the surface with this tool but it holds all my dances. Aside from allowing me invite a bunch of others to dance with me, it allows me to change dances on the fly, or randomly or to play a sequence. It even allows you to record your own sequences for playback. Lots of fun. #4 LUMIPro3 by Stefan Buscaylet Another of the photography tools. The LumiPro is a Lighting a Posing tool that doesn’t require REZ rights. Instead, each avatar is given a set of lights that attach, much like a face light. The difference is in the control over every aspect of the light that the photographer has. Color, Intensity, Falloff, and Radius are all easily accessible to the photographer for herself, and for whomever she send the lights too. Also the hud comes with some poses preloaded and you can add your own #5 Smart Striptease Helper 3.20 by Dahlia Orfan As an RLV user, this is one hud I wear all the time. It makes changing clothing a bizzion times easier, provided I set up the folders correctly. It keeps the alphas straight and allows RLV to work with mesh clothing too. But mostly it works hand in hand with #6 #6 Wardrobe HUD v2.4 by Carlyle Theas Having been in SL for a few years, I have LOTS of clothing. A lot of it I don’t wear simply because I don’t know what it is. While SL’s outfits folder is a great help in remembering what pieces go together, this little device encourages taking a snapshot of the outfit, assigning a name and keywords to help find it again. All available though a web site. #7 Dahlia's multirelay 2.1 by Dahlia Orfan Okay this is simply for fun. There’s a lot of weird and fun stuff available to RLV users, I like surprises. #8 simple smile HUD by Marcus Gray I know there are a lot of avatars out there that don’t look good with a smile. I think that’s a shame. Real people look much better when they smile. I happen to think my avatar looks nice when she smiles. Strawberry mentioned the Animare Pose and Animation System too. I have had one of those as well, and use it much as she does. Since it duplicates the AnyPose hud I didn’t think to include it in the picture. I do like that hud too, I just don’t use it as much anymore.
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12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

When it comes time for serious, intensive surgery on your photos, however, there is no substitute for the Clone Stamp tool. You will only find this in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, there is no Lightroom substitute.

Getting started with the Clone Stamp tool is simple. You just have to tell Photoshop two things: (1) where you want to replace the pixels (target area), and (2) from where Photoshop should take the pixels to use as replacements (source area). To use the Clone Stamp tool, just follow these steps:

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Flossify "Nude Photographers" photo competition

Flossify "Nude Photographers" photo competition | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
A large version of these rules can be found in world outside Flossify Gallery, also with a notecard giver in English, French and Espanol. Une grande version de ces règles peut être trouvé dans le monde en dehors Flossify Gallery , également avec un donateur de notecard en anglais , français et español. Una versión ampliada de estas reglas se pueden encontrar en el mundo exterior Flossify Gallery, también con un dador notecard en Inglés , Francés y Español. maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Silvercreek/249/32/3334
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How to create/use Soft / diffuse lighting in Second Life - Tutorial

atch in HD. Detailed explanation is in the video. My flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bubblebob/ ; Music credit

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The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures

The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Boudicca Amat is an amazing SL photographer, among other things, and I am glad that she kindly accepted my invitation to write a post in collaboration with me, aiming to discuss photography in Second Life. The idea came to my mind as I checked the comments, on Flickr

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IOL Camera-Panoramic für 360-Grad SL Fotos - Second Life

IOL Camera-Panoramic für 360-Grad SL Fotos - Second Life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Zur Zeit sind ja 360-Grad Fotos und -Videos aus Second Life im Kommen. Ob nun die letzte Drax Files World Makers Episode oder die vielen 360" Fotos auf Flickr, wie zum Beispiel dieses hier von Pepa Cometa. Das Foto von Pepa wurde mit IOL Camera-Panoramic erstellt und wie das geht, will ich hier mal zeigen. IOL ist die Abkürzung für Imitation Of Life. So heißt der Shop, bei dem man das System bekommt. Ich lasse dieses Kürzel ab jetzt hier im Beitrag weg. Lalwende Leakey, die Entwicklerin von Camera Panoramic, hat mir bereits vor zwei Wochen dieses System geschenkt. Und das ohne die Bitte, doch mal darüber zu bloggen. Ich mache es trotzdem, denn nach meinem zweiten Versuch, habe ich nun ein ganz ansehnliches Ergebnis zustande gebracht. Lalwende hat auch selbst eine gute Dokumentation für ihr System erstellt. Das gibt es als Webseite und als PDF-Dokument. Das PDF ist noch etwas ausführlicher. Das Camera Panoramic System kostet 490 L$ (also etwa 2 Euro) und man bekommt unbegrenzt Updates, wenn neue Versionen erscheinen. Allein in den letzten zwei Wochen habe ich zwei Updates erhalten, in denen von Version 0.09 auf 0.11 aktualisiert wurde.

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Bildbearbeitung – Nik Collection – kostenlos  - GIMP

Bildbearbeitung – Nik Collection – kostenlos  - GIMP | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Die Nik Collection, eine Sammlung von sieben Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen, bislang für 150 US-Dollar erhältich, stehen nun kostenlos zum Download zur Verfügung. Im Jahr 2012 hatte Google die Hamburger Softwarefirma Nik Software, die die Nik Collection entwickelte, aufgekauft und die Softwaresammlung unter Nik Collection by Google vertrieben. In der Sammlung befinden sich: Analog Efex Pro 2, Color…
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Google announced recently the wonderful news that its NIK Collection of photoediting software was now available free.  See  Eddi Haskell's post http://sco.lt/6bgVH7 for details.
The downside appeared to be that the collection could only be used as plugins with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom.  however Natascha Randt  demonstrates here that Gimp users also can take advantage of Google's generosity.
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Google announced recently the wonderful news that its NIK Collection of photoediting software was now available free.  See  Eddi Haskell's post http://sco.lt/6bgVH7 for details.
The downside appeared to be that the collection could only be used as plugins with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom.  however Natascha Randt  demonstrates here that Gimp users also can take advantage of Google's generosity.
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SL Tutorial: Editing your windlight sky for custom lighting.

What do all those crazy sliders do? Make custom lighting for your Second Life photos. Get the Xanthe windlights here
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This is a good basic tutorial on editing Windlight. Mastering Windlight is a must for anyone interested in taking good Second Life pictures
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Echt Virtuell: [LL Forum] - Leap Into Love Photographic Competition

Echt Virtuell: [LL Forum] - Leap Into Love Photographic Competition | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

February is here and love is in the air! Everywhere you go, the sweetest songs seem to play, red roses are suddenly twice as expensive and chocolates in heart-shaped boxes find their way into the hands of the beloved. These things are nice, but what better way to celebrate this than with a souvenir photo taken in perfect pixels? The "Leap into Love" photo contest is your chance to submit your thematic images for Valentine's Day to win one of four great prizes. Presented simply your posts from now until 29 February 2016 and you can possibly 10,000 L $, 5000 L $ 3,000 $ L, or 1,000 L $ winning! No, that's not a typo - we have a leap year - which means the February has an extra day to take the plunge into love. Want to see what we did? Winners will be selected by a panel of SL residents and Linden. Do not forget to read the rules linked below.


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Share your photos this weekend to promote Second Life « Firestorm Viewer – The Phoenix Firestorm Project Inc.

Share your photos this weekend to promote Second Life « Firestorm Viewer – The Phoenix Firestorm Project Inc. | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Do your pictures make Second Life look as amazing as it can be? A little while ago we asked you if you’d help promote Second Life. Well this is your first chance to do it this weekend!

We’re looking for a select number of SL photographers to share their photos for us to use on our new user landing pages. In return, we’ll showcase the chosen works on this blog and our social media properties, with links back to your photo online.

 We’re looking for photographers to share compelling examples of photos showing Second Life residents:RoleplayingSocialisingTravelling/ExploringCreating/Building/DesigningEnjoying Music (e.g. dancing/clubbing)Creating art/Taking picturesDecorating/LandscapingEnjoying fashionConducting businessPerformingEducating

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Tutorial: Adding shadows to Second Life photos in Photoshop

Tutorial: Adding shadows to Second Life photos in Photoshop | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
A tutorial for photoshop about using clipping masks to paint shadows on to photos as an alternative to windlight. Painting shadows on a clean, shadow-free photo leaves the textures clear and intact...
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Tutorial #3: Using the "screen" blending mode to add special effects to photos.

Using blending modes, you can add glowing orbs, snow, fire, fog, na'vi and more to your second life photos - or even just regular photos!
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Reshade: post-processing Second Life in real time

Reshade: post-processing Second Life in real time | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
ReShade is an application which has been generating a bit of buzz around Second Life for the last couple of weeks. When installed on a Windows PC (7, 8 or 10), it allows you to overlay you Second L...
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Free Public Photostudios June 2015

Free Public Photostudios June 2015 | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

In these studios you can do great pictures. 

~* LC’s World of Fashion *~

~* Image Essentials Studios and Pose Stores *~

~* FOTOSTUDIO – Escape *~

~* Free Public Photostudio@ Dulce Secrets *~

~* Finesmith, Free Photo Studio *~

~* Blue Kiss Sandbox Free Photo studio *~

~ * ~ * Rhodenwald PhotoStudio

~* Free Photo Studio – Photostudio for Couples, Groups and Solo *~

~* Captured by Maggy Photostudio & Beachclub *~

~* AsHmOoT_NeW Body ShOp & PhOToStuDiO *~

~* D-Designs *~

~* #EMU Group – EMU Systems – SmartBots *~

~* .+*{ PHOTO STUDIO }*+. Photography, Poses, Free Photo Studio * *~

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Machinima Open Studio Project: Windlight and Silhouettes

Machinima Open Studio Project: Windlight and Silhouettes | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

It is easy to forget about still shots.  Lost in the process of capturing the movement, perfect moments can get set aside. This was taken at the end of an adventurous filming session involving new and untested tech -- not exactly an afterthought; there is a plan. One of course that can get set aside should a better idea emerge. The original shot was missing grounding shadows to anchor the bike. The hill in the background claimed too much attention. If you have some photo editing skills you can fine tune your still frames adding extra effects in your video software should that be appropriate and wanted.


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