Category: In the Studio

v4.04 Improvements

Version 4.04 of the N30 Deluxe Modeling Studio is a must have if you are a prop lover!  The new prop mode gives you powerful control over your props.  With v4.04, you can disable or enable props, rez them and

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Mastering Brushes in Photoshop

All Photoshop Brushes are based on a flexible, sophisticated system which you can use to customize existing Brushes or to create new ones from scratch. When you select a tool, its corresponding options will become accessible in the upper tool

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Colorizing Black and White Images in Photoshop

A focal trait of Photoshop is the program’s inherent readiness to achieve a desired result in numerous ways. Colorizing and re-colorizing are robust aspects of image editing for which the software gives you a massive set of tools and options,

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SL Photography: A Guide to Keeping Your Prices Fair

How many times have we heard “How much should I charge for…?”.  If you are not sure how much to charge for photography work in Second Life, here are some guidelines we have compiled from experience and research: Service Sitting/Event

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Panoramic Photography in Second Life

We’ve found the best method of creating a panoramic scene is not to crop the photo during post processing, but to stretch your Second Life Viewer window by clicking on the Restore Down button so that your viewer is no longer maximized,

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Tips for Setting Up your SL Photography Studio

You have about 7 seconds to get your customers attention when they enter your studio or shop.  That’s after you’ve successfully convinced them to teleport there with your advertising through search listings, classifieds, banner ads, word of mouth, or by

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Close-ups: Capturing the Detail

Second Life is full of beautiful people and beautiful things!  Skins and clothing often deserve more attention than normal.  When shopping for clothes and skins, look for detail…close-up detail.  If you zoom in and nothing is there or it’s unsurprisingly

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Control Your Color

The use of lighting and especially windlight gives us the opportunity to create stunning effects for our photos.  But sometimes we find that the color is overbearing on the avatar or other objects.  The use of color correction and a

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Using Windlight as Your Lighting Source

Although there are many cool lights available to use when you are in your studio, you can always try using windlight to get different lighting effects.  Windlight is great for use in the studio as well as on location and

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Common SL Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid & Fix Them

Here are some of the most common mistakes when taking photos in Second Life and how to avoid them or fix them: Avatar Names and Tags are Showing Avoid: Turn off avatar name display (set to “Never” in your settings

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SL Photography: A Guide to Finding and Keeping Customers

Before I begin, let me inform those who post on forums that the majority of SL residents do not read (or even know about) the forums.  You can advertise on forums and you may get a response, but don’t rely

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Dramatic Photos: Ways to Turn up the Drama in Your Pics

Who says your photos have to be by the book and “safe”?  Your clients will appreciate a variety of choice when you present them their finished photos.  Sepia, black and white, etc are not your only choices when creating packages.

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