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Little Worlds

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There is a technique that turns a panoramic into a sphere, creating a little world, a little planet if you will. I know it is a fad but it is interesting. In some ways I like them better then a regular panoramic.

Why? Well, you can see the whole image at a glance. Any of my 360deg views are about 5 times wider then they are tall. Viewing one at full height means I am going to have to scroll sideways quite a bit. After all the years of scrolling up and down on websites, it is just plain weird to scroll horizontally.

So here are some samples, and a quick tutorial.

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July 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Spaghetti Sandwich

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I love Spaghetti, I eat it at least once a month. Really, it is good stuff. I would say my spaghetti is not like yours. I am not trying to be elitist or anything, but long ago I gave up on bottled spaghetti sauce and spice packets. I also gave up on ground beef too. It is too bland. I use Italian Sausage.  If I was crazy I would use fresh tomatoes too, but I never have that much time. You see, time is always a factor and that is where the Spaghetti Sandwich came from. It takes at least 20 minutes to cook pasta, 2 minutes to make toast.  Read the rest of this entry »

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June 22, 2010 at 12:35 am

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A walkthough with water and bird

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Ah, another walk though. I guess I am not much on creating tutorials, but a walk though is not only easy, but can give you ideas in processing that you might not have though of before.

This picture was created in Photoshop CS4 with the use of Nik’s ColorEfex, Dfine and Silver Efex plugins. The third party plugins are not absolutely required. Photoshop can do the work without them, but it is easier with them.

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June 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Little Red MG

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Had to make an emergency run to the hospital the other day! Nothing to do with my or anyone else’s health but the fact my Mom didn’t bring any tea to work…. So when I got time I headed to Krogers to get some Snapple and upon entering the parking lot I saw this beauty of a car. Good thing I brought my camera with me. Here are some of the steps from raw to finished.

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May 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Photoshop Actions

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I recently found out that a few people that I know who use Photoshop regularly, have never tapped into the power of Photoshop Actions. Actions are simple macros that you can record very easily, nothing to be afraid of. So here is a short video for you.

BTW, I have a cheap mic and an head cold form the nice spring allergies, so pardon my voice.

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April 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm

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Finally

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For the last three days I have been working on a cel shader that does things like I want it to.  One of the things about all of the cel shaders that are available in lightwave is that they are not really affected by the luminosity of the lights, the shadows they make are but the color and brightness do not change…

Let me post an example.

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April 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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Down Hill Ride – Walk through

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Ready For A Ride?

Ready for a walk through?

This is one of my latest and I thought that maybe I should show the work flow. I have been doing things a little different the normal, using some secondary plugins by Nik. I first discovered them when I bought a Canon PowerShot SX100is. There was an older version of their plug ins that  drew me into their new ones.

So this shot is though my Windshield on a snowy night, with plenty of salt being splashed around. Thanks to the dirty windshield I got a flare on the lights and contrast killing glare across most of the image.

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January 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

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