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An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners - Digital Photography School by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly coming up with different concepts that I feel might make a good photo. But it is not always possible to get the perfect shot in one session. There have been numerous occasions while on a shoot where the light was not bright enough for the particular shot that I had in mind. How To Identify That Light In The Sky? What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking?

EWAO New Study suggests Alien Civilizations may number in TRILLIONS “We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet…” – astronomer Adam Frank. Rejoice Alien hunters, the possibility that Earth is not the only planet inhabited by an intelligent civilization has gained more credibility thanks to a brand new study that coincides with NASA’s recent planetary discoveries. The new study, published in the Journal Astrobiology proposes that more planets in our galaxy harbor advanced civilizations than anyone previously imagined. “We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet,” said astronomer Adam Frank co-author of the study. Woodruff Sullivan and Adam Frank looked at NASA’s recent discoveries of potentially habitable worlds and considered the odds whether sophisticated civilizations could have inhabited them or still do. According to Frank, the potential number of planets orbiting their host star within a habitable distance is staggering.

Introduction to the Photoshop Toolbar (Part 1) In this article (Part 1 of 3) I will give you a quick introduction to the Photoshop CS5 toolbar. The toolbar is a floating panel normally placed at the left of the screen. View Other Articles in This Series Resources In case your workspace looks different choose Window > Workspace > Essentials. In case you moved the floating panels and palettes all around your document and you want them back the way they were simple reset the Workspace by choosing Window > Workspace > Reset “NAME OF THE CURRENT WORKSPACE”.

NASA Releases New High-Definition View of Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Photo New view of the Pillars of Creation, visible light. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team. New view of the Pillars of Creation, visible light, detail. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team. New view of the Pillars of Creation, infrared light.

Earth's magnetic heartbeat - RiseEarth by spacedaily.com With more than two years of measurements by ESA's Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth's magnetic field are being mapped in detail. Launched at the end of 2013, Swarm is measuring and untangling the different magnetic signals from Earth's core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere - an undertaking that will take several years to complete. Evernote Description Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch is the modern workspace that syncs between all of your devices. Work everywhere and stay productive:• Write notes, checklists, and research• Organize web articles, docs, and photos • Discuss your work with others, right within the app• Present ideas without creating a slide deck --- “When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag--- 100 million people use it to move projects forward: WRITE & ORGANIZE• Stay focused: write in an uncluttered workspace• Get things done: make to-do's and checklists• Attach files: keep Office docs, PDFs, and photos• Get organized: notebooks and tags keep work tidy• Find anything: searchable text in notes and photos

As bright as a hundred million Suns: The clusters of monster stars that lit up the early universe The first stars in the Universe were born several hundred million years after the Big Bang, ending a period known as the cosmological 'dark ages' -- when atoms of hydrogen and helium had formed, but nothing shone in visible light. Now two Canadian researchers have calculated what these objects were like: they find that the first stars could have clustered together in phenomenally bright groups, with periods when they were as luminous as 100 million Suns. Alexander DeSouza and Shantanu Basu, both of the University of Western Ontario in Canada, publish their results in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Astronomer's guide to the solar system Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, takes readers on a hitch-hiker's guide to our solar system using this collection of photographs showing the best "tourist" attractions of our solar system. The collection of pictures has been put together as the Royal Observatory launches its 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, for pictures captured by humans. For more information on the competition, visit A full-disk extreme ultraviolet image of the Sun taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument, showing the temperatures of gases on the solar surface and in the solar atmosphere on March 30, 2010. Red gases are cooler (around 60,000 degrees Celsius), blue and green are warmer (more than 1 million degrees).

Introduction to Evernote The more you put into Evernote, the more useful it becomes. But how do you find what you're looking for, especially once you’ve accumulated a fair amount of notes? Let’s say you only vaguely remember what you're looking for, like the name of a restaurant a friend recommended. Just search for the note using a few words related to what you remember (the city, friend's name, etc.), or by date of creation and other attributes.

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