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Best Tutorials For Cinematic Visual Effects Best Tutorials For Cinematic Visual Effects Advertisement It doesn’t matter whether you are a designer, a developer, an artist or an amateur learner – at some point you need to improve the quality of the original picture or video. You may want to retouch and enhance his or her photographs and videos, make it look better, more spectacular and more original. It could be for personal or commercial use. Most of us know how to edit and enhance the digital photographs using our favorite image editing software. But when it comes to videos, the techniques are completely different from that of classic image editing. In this post we present best tutorial for visual effects in movies (with Adobe After Effects, 3DSMax etc.) that will (hopefully) teach you how to create impressive videos which can be used for your presentations or websites. Best Tutorials For Visual Video Effects The 007 Intro1 This tutorial shows you how to achieve the classic introduction of James Bond films using only basic After Effects plug-ins. Realistic Car Hit45
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving you over 400,000 high-res digital images for free New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that more than 400,000 hi-resolution digital images are now able to be downloaded for free. Images can be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website (for non-commercial use) without permission, with the number of files set to increase as more digital files are added to the collection. Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat, Vincent van Gogh While scrolling through the digital library, you’ll be able to tell if an artwork is available to download if it features the acronym OASC (Open Access for Scholarly Content). Chances of finding your favourite masters are high, too – a quick search revealed Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and even Johannes Vermeer are available. A Maid Asleep, Johannes Vermeer While the Metropolitan Museum of Art is denying downloads for commercial use, museums like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam allow downloads without restrictions. Touché. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving you over 400,000 high-res digital images for free
How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos via Foter According to our research, more than 90% of Creative Commons photos are not attributed at all. To make matters worse, less than 10% of the photos that do credit the original work are attributed properly. This means that more than 99% of Creative Commons photos are not adequately attributed. Not without pride, we are happy to notice that most of the bloggers using Foter.com attribute CC photos properly, which is greatly facilitated by our “ready to paste” attribution info. Most is not enough, though. We do hope it will contribute to the overall quality of posted materials and promote respect for copyright owners. This infographic is licensed under Creative Commons and should be attributed: ————————————————————————How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter ————————————————————————
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From the average Joe, or Jane, to the top luxury brands, everybody with a share in the eCommerce pie today, has ensured that they are visible on the internet and the mobile. As eCommerce sales gain bigger space in the overall retail market, where eCommerce accounted for over $300 billion of total retail sales, in 2015, more and more retailers are moving over from information cataloguing to experience cataloguing. The experience catalogue, in turn, is driven by design as much as visuals. Image retouching and enhancement no longer serves the singular purpose of illustrating the product. Nearly everybody who has seen it has been wowed by the home page of Etsy, where a lot of small shop owners use photographs of their products, taken against muted colors, with their smartphones. A study by Gartner says, “By 2017, U.S. customers’ mobile engagement behavior will drive mobile commerce revenue in the U.S. to 50% of U.S. digital commerce revenue.” Visual Experience is Redefining Ecommerce Space - Are You Poised to Deal with the Change? Visual Experience is Redefining Ecommerce Space - Are You Poised to Deal with the Change?
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TweetTweet The day is near when ecommerce portals will completely take over the conventional brick-and-mortar stores! You get everything from groceries to electronics on these virtual stores; in fact online purchasing has become a very 21st Century phenomena. They say “A picture is worth a thousand words”. In other words, Product images are not just a visually-tempting addition to the store; they are in fact a requisite to ensure success of your online store. How does image retouching and editing help your eCommerce store? We have noted some amazing solutions image editors and re-touchers offer to give an appealing look to your product images. Image Cropping and Re-sizing: Since customers select the product simply by looking at it, you need to give them that perfect view. Noise Reduction: Too grainy images can make the image look very blur or unclear; product image specialist eliminates extra luminance and color noise; so that you can have a clear and better view of the item. Image Retouching and Editing for eCommerce Portals Image Retouching and Editing for eCommerce Portals
How to create a system image in Windows 10 One thing that's noticeably missing from the new Windows 10 Settings menu is the system image backup utility. A system image backup is basically an exact copy ("image") of a drive -- in other words, you can use a system image to completely restore your computer, settings and all, in the event of a PC disaster. Microsoft introduced the system image utility in Windows 7, and then tried to hide it in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It's still hidden in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but the Recovery section of the Update & recovery tab does mention system images (under "Advanced startup"), so I hope that the system image utility will remain a backup option when Windows 10 officially launches. Enlarge Image At the moment, this is how you can create a system image in Windows 10: 1. Enlarge Image 2. 3. To use your system image to restore your PC, open up the new Windows 10 Settings menu and go to Update & recovery. How to create a system image in Windows 10
How to revive your Windows 10 installation with System Image Recovery How to revive your Windows 10 installation with System Image Recovery In a recent series of blog posts, I've shown you how to reset your Windows 10 system using the Keep My Files option and the Remove Everything option. While the latter will allow you to essentially start from scratch and the former will allow you to install a new copy of the operating system while retaining your data, you may also want to create a backup of your full system—data and applications—just in case you encounter a catastrophic hard disk failure. If you do, you'll be glad to know that the tried-and-true System Image tool still exists in Windows 10. As long as you have created a system image of your hard disk, you can use the System Image Recovery tool from the Recovery Drive to restore your entire system in the event of a hard disk failure. Now, keep in mind that for this type of backup to be truly effective, you need to regularly create new system images so that you'll have a recent version of your system if you need to recover it. What you need Creating a system image Figure A
A Recovery Drive lets you boot your system and easily access a number of recovery and troubleshooting tools to revive a failing Windows 10 system. If you haven't done so yet, you need to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive. That way, you'll be prepared should you encounter a problem with your Windows 10 installation. In Windows 10, you can create a Recovery Drive on a USB flash drive as well as on an optical disc. While both procedures produce the same recovery tool, they are created from different user interfaces. Caveat Regardless of whether you are creating a Recovery Drive on a USB flash drive or on an optical disc, it is important to remember that a Recovery Drive is bit specific. Using a USB flash drive The USB flash drive you use will become a dedicated Recovery Drive—you won't be able to use it for anything else. To launch the USB flash drive version of the Recovery Drive creation tool, open the Control Panel and type Recovery in the search box. Figure A Figure B Figure C Figure D Be prepared: Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive Be prepared: Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive
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The Poster Boys The Poster Boys Episode 26: Georg Olden For The Poster Boys’ first episode of 2017, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith look at the life and work of Georg Olden, one of the most prominent and influential black executives in the American advertising business. Olden designed and art directed countless television title cards for CBS television which embodied the most timeless qualities of modern graphic design, and additionally designed for the Office of Strategic Services before it became the CIA, for the conference that founded the United Nations, and became the first African American to design a stamp for the United States Postal Service. Also in this episode: a look in the Flat File at the poster campaigns for Sidney Lumet’s TV-industry satire NETWORK. Music selections: “Bass on Titles” opening theme, clip from Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK. Follow Brandon Schaefer at @seekandspeak, and Sam Smith at @samsmyth. Special thanks to producer Adrian Cobb.
Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom. Help with PDF Files Generating, Identifying, and Organizing Details Determining Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions Order and Sequence Comparison-Contrast and Cause and Effect Process and Cycle Diagrams Evaluating and Making Decisions Persuasive and Supporting a Position Vocabulary Miscellaneous Organizers Graphic Organizer Teaching Notes Interactive Graphic Organizer Interactive Graphic Organizer
When we think of online photo sharing, we typically think of sites like Flickr and Picasa where photos are hosted and organized by users. Though these sites definitely serve a purpose in helping us host and share our photos, they don't do a great job at collectively organizing and displaying photos by content type or subject matter. Fotopedia, a photo encyclopedia site that launches to the public today, hopes to become the Wikipedia for photos by centralizing the photo experience around user-created topics and subject matters. Users can nominate up to 10 photos per day to article pages using the aforementioned drag-and-drop desktop application. Fotopedia also doubles as a social network, so you can create a profile, follow other users, pages, or albums, and interact with the pages and albums created by other users. More Photo Resources from Mashable Fotopedia: An Online Encyclopedia for Photos
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Tight Knot is a two component resin made of organic minerals. Although it is not expandable, it is characterised by its excellent chemical stability, mechanical resistance and flexibility. Tight knot is used for water proofing fractured rock, consolidation of loose land and rock, crack and cavity filling. Application Area Tunnelling Mining Dams Reservoirs Aqueducts Features The presence of water does not affect the reaction processNot flammableHardens rapidlyHas thixotropic properties that appear as soon as the two components are mixed.Non-toxic and non-pollutant Specifications (at +20°C and 60% R.H.) Tight Knot - Fractured Rock and Ground Consolidation | Bolat
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