Dane Sanders to Speak at Belhaven

The landscape of the photography industry has changed drastically in the last decade. No longer does pure technical know-how qualify you to succeed or have a place in the industry. In the midst of all the change Dane Sanders has had a significant impact on the wedding and portrait industry with his book FastTrack Photographer as well as the conversations he regularly engages in on his weekly podcast ‘Ask Dane’ and his FastTrack Roadshow Workshops.

We are really excited to have Dane here in Jackson for one of his workshops and just as excited to have him offering a free talk Thursday evening on Belhaven campus. This is an event that you don’t want to miss. You will leave challenged and inspired!

Click here for the details.

Blessings,

Erin Fults

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Retouching results in half the time.

Adobe has now made a designer’s job that much easier by providing us with an amazing new feature in CS5.  The content-aware healing feature within Photoshop, allows the Photoshop application to examine your image as it tries to figure out the best way to remove or repair the damaged or unwanted area you’ve selected.  How’s that for making it easy? The Spot Healing Brush is still best suited for smaller areas that you can easily click on or paint over. However, the content-aware fill, lets you repair or replace larger, more complex areas, and even multiple areas at once, simply by drawing selections around them and letting Photoshop do the rest!  How about that for saving time?

Using the Content Aware Healing brush is easy.  Simply open your image, select the “Spot Healing Brush” from the tool menu on the left,   then make sure the “Content-Aware” button is toggled on the “Applications Bar” up top. Using the “Spot Healing Brush” begin drawing over the area you wish to remove, the content-aware will begin filling in the area you wish to remove.  Finish up with the spot healing brush.

For a simple tutorial, I have linked a sample video to show the process. Enjoy!

Ambigrams — WoW

I recently came across this site that showed some Ambigrams……… What is an ambigram?  Good question because until I saw these I did not know…..

An ambigram as defined by Wikipedia, “is a typographical design or artform that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation.” To simply put, an ambigram is a typographical creation where the word reads the same when upside down, or flips to create a whole new word. Ambigrams are often very sophisticated and very imaginative typographical style of visual design.

So check these out, it may just be the nerdy designer in me but I think these are really clever and interesting?