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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
This is a basic sketch of a CSSOM Values API, where rather than returning strings for everything, we use proper JS objects. No more parsing of "5px" for you! Requirements Must faithfully and directly reflect the property grammar in an obvious way. Common Types of Property Changes As CSS grows and changes, we alter and extend existing properties in various ways. Breaking apart a complex property into a shorthand with sub-properties.Turning a property with a single value into a list-valued property that accepts a comma-separated list.Adding more terms to the grammar of an existing property, such as taking a property that accepts a <length> and making it <length> || keyword, so it goes from 1 value to 1 or 2 values. Proposal Sketch We define an additional accessor for style data, provisionally called .css. The value of each property is an array containing one or more CSSValue objects. For example, here's box-shadow: That is: el.css.boxShadow = 5px; Issue: using a value list is kinda clumsy.
At An Event Apart in Atlanta GA 2014, Mat Marquis walked through the history of developing a responsive images solution for the Web and the solution coming to browsers soon. Here's my notes from his talk The Past, Present, and Future of Responsive Images: Responsive Web design is made up of three things: a flexible grid, media queries, and flexible images & media. But as developers we've also made responsive design synonymous with large web sites.One of the most common critiques against responsive Web design is that it creates large (file size) Web sites, thereby slowing Web pages down.The average Web page sizes are 1.6MB. Working Through Options Images and media can be made fluid by setting max-width to 100%. A Final Solution Other Techniques Compressive images allows you to compress images a lot at large sizes, then allow browsers to scale down to the right size.Users saving compressive images get blurry assets if they download the compressed size image.
An Event Apart: The Future of Responsive Images
On Monday, we published an article on Picturefill 2.01, a perfect polyfill for responsive images. Today’s article complements Tim Wright’s article and explains exactly how we can use the upcoming <picture> element and srcset, with simple fallbacks for legacy browsers. There is no reason to wait for responsive images2; we can actually have them very, very soon3. — Ed. “Everything I’ve said so far could be summarized as: make pages which are adaptable.… Designing adaptable pages is designing accessible pages. And perhaps the great promise of the web, far from fulfilled as yet, is accessibility, regardless of difficulties, to information.”– John Allsopp, A Dao of Web Design4 Images5 are some6 of the most7 important8 pieces9 of information10 on the web11, but over the web’s 25-year history, they haven’t been very adaptable at all. HTML authors began to really feel these limitations when high-resolution screens and responsive layouts hit the web like a one-two punch. That is about to change.
Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To <picture> And srcset
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Make your images work overtime for you Thinglink technology lets businesses and consumers embed audio, video and rich media links directly in images and share them across the web. Encourage your fans, friends, and consumers to engage with images by watching videos, listening to songs and sound clips, and exploring social media. There's a tag for that Want to encourage people to like you on Facebook or follow you on Twitter? Are you a coding pro? Bring in your images from anywhere Choosing what images to tag is not a problem with ThingLink. You can bring images from the web by copying their URL, import your 20 latest images from Flickr with our import tool, or upload them straight to our service from your hard drive. You are free to tag as many images as you wish, with Basic level users permitted 50 image uploads to begin with. More image uploads can be earned through our reward system; whenever a new user signs up from one of your images, we give you 10 added image uploads.
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Are you looking for free e-learning images, photos, cliparts or illustrations? In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience! PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain photos. Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox.
The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning
27 Superb Sites With Royalty Free Stock Images For Commercial Use
By Dave Lane Any successful website, blog or social media account needs eye-catching imagery. Fortunately there are plenty of resources available, the issue is that most of them are either very expensive or under the jurisdiction of extremely complicated licensing laws. Once you do find a resource that offers free stock images, the majority of these sites host the same, similar stock photography and clichéd ‘arty’ photos. Here at Verve, we think a lot about visual content and following on from the success of the recent 21 Blog Writing Tips From The Experts article which now has well over 2,000 social shares (and counting), it made perfect sense to put together this post… 27 Superb Sites With Royalty Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use For my own benefit, I wanted a ‘go to’ list of sites that offered royalty free stock images for commercial use. If you find this post useful in anyway, please do share it on Social Media (buttons to the right). 1. 2. 3. snapographic 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
In this post, I will provide you links to 21 sites where you can download absolutely free images for personal and commercial use. You can use images for photo manipulations, flyers, banners, posters, business cards in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, for websites, blogs and so on. What you are not allowed is to redistribute images (to provide a download from your site) or to sell photos as they are. pixabay Unsplash iso republic picjumbo minimography gratisography kaboompics jay mantry The Metropolitan Museum of Art stockpic morgueFile cupcake SplitShire re:splashed StockSnap picography Startup Stock Photos life of pix pexels little visuals
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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.”
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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
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 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
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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.
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