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Past News of October, 2008

To Blog or To Forum?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

First lets understand the differences. A forum, or discussion board, can be described as an application of user generated content. More generally a forum is usually used when a developer wants to create an environment for a specific target of people. This target could include those who enjoy certain games, those with similar backgrounds, hobbies, or simply those who want to discuss anything. Forums have been around longer and still make up the majority of user driven content sites, and this is because a users discussion has the opportunity to be as important as a moderator or admins comments.

A blog, or web log, is a more geared toward an individual. The operator’s commentary or descriptions of events is usually the main point of the site. A blog does have the option to leave comments, however those who leave comments are usually random people. There are no bonds usually between those commenting on the same blog, while in a forum, many registered users form strong bonds, good and bad.

Blog’s Gaining Popularity?

A blog would be a regular web site if there were no comments enabled Read the rest of this entry »

Photo Manipulation For Beginners - Joker PhotoManip

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

A common desire among those who ask, what can I do with Photoshop, is to develop skills to be great at photo manipulations. Usually a Photo Manipulation (Photo-Manip) is often categorized as taking an original photograph and removing a major part, and adding a custom element. This element often time is a different major part of another image, however it can simply be a render, or re-colorizing the focal change.

Hints for Beginners

Start by learning the power of the ‘Stamp Tool.’ This tool is simple, and extremely powerful. When you wonder how someone simply made a part of an image disappear however made the background continue in that empty space, chances are they used the Clone Stamp tool. Select the tool, now hold the ‘alt’ key and your cursor will change to a sight. Click on the exact part of the image you would like to copy from. Now let go of the ‘alt’ key. Now click and ‘clone’ a different part of the image, with the part of the image you sighted. It will merely copy that portion of the picture over. Simple!

The Trick

Now if you leave the sight in the same spot, it will be obvious you simply copied a part of the image. The trick is to constantly change the sight Read the rest of this entry »

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