Evolution – LOTD #265

Evolution - LOTD 265

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One of my favorite things is learning.  Which is fantastic, because there is always more to learn when it comes to Photoshop! 😛

I’ve been using Photoshop off and on since 2004, when I was first introduced to it.  However, I didn’t really start learning it until about a year or so ago.

Once I discovered photography in SL, I set out to try and learn as much as I could about both photography and Photoshop, hoping to improve my skills.  I don’t have as much time to devote to it as I would like, but I’m slowly working my way there. 🙂

This photo is fairly simple, but the amount of skills used is pretty long, if I think about it.  I started with a green screen photo. After removing the green screen, I found a background image I liked.  I added shadows, I used a blur filter, I used the ‘match color’ image adjustment, I changed blending modes, and I used layers to add textures and colors . Which may not sound like much, but each of those things has skills within skills.

Photoshop is very complex, but I’m enjoying the process of learning how to get the most out of it.  If I look back to my first photos, I can see a definite change in style and technique!

Next on my agenda is to finally sit down and learn how to use my Wacom tablet – that’s been on the back burner for far too long.  😛

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Details:

Hair:  .:EMO-tions:. * PETRA * – Red (with flowers add-on)

Skin:  Lumae :: Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Cheri (Freck / Brow 5)

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: BE Designs – Olivia – Royal Blue

Earrings/Necklace: Lazuri – Enchanted Diamond

Shoes: Maci – Fetish Leather Boots

Pose: Ma Vie – Didi

 

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It’s My Party – So Let’s Disco!

My Attic 2
She threw down her purse

as she heard the music start.

Time to boogie down!

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I’ve been having a ton of fun playing around with some fabulous items from this round of My Attic.

With a theme like “It’s My Party,” I knew there would be some fun items, and I have not been disappointed. 😀

I ❤ this adorable bag from sYs – it comes in a variety of colors and is just whimsical and cute.

When I saw this outfit from Mimikri, I immediately went digging in my inventory for disco lights.

It comes in a variety of colors, but I like the look of the nude.  It’s a nice contrast to the bright colors of the disco lights.

The hair is from EMO-tions and is perfect for a night out on the town.  I love the glam updo and the pearl headband.

I’m a sucker for a great pose and this set from Ma Vie is so fun. Exactly what I needed to make my disco party even better. 😛

At My Attic, you can also some find some terrific eyes from The Stringer Mausoleum.  They were a bit hidden in the pic above, so I took a close up to show them off:

My Attic 2 CU

These are the Shyanne eyes in Moss.

You can also see the detail in the hair a bit better in this close up.

Some really fantastic items in this round of My Attic, so don’t miss it.!

It will be open until November 30.

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Details:

Hair: EMO-tions – Roberta – Reds (@My Attic)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  TSM – Shyanne – Moss  (@My Attic)

Necklace: Crystal Line – Floret Pearl Necklace

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Top/Leggings: Mimikri – Niki – Nude  (@My Attic)

Shoes: Friday – Samantha Booties – Copper

Bag: sYs – KALL bag – Brown  (@My Attic)

Pose: Pic 1: Ma Vie – Party Girl 04;  Pic 2: Ma Vie – Party Girl 02 (@My Attic)

In the Dark – LOTD #215

LOTD 215
She stood tall, gazing

down at him haughtily.

“What do you say, boy?”

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Details:

Hair: Magika – First Light  (3565)

Skin: Lumae – Niska Amber – Petals  (@My Attic)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Eyeshadow: Slack Girl – Basic Needs Eyeshadow

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands: Maitreya – Lara

Feet: Slink – High

Top:  The Annex –  Sweater Vest – Grey   (@My Attic)   (8070)

Pants: The Annex – Chinos – Charcoal (@My Attic)  (2290)

Shoes: Bushu – Millie – Black  (@My Attic) (2318)

Pose: Ma Vie – Didi (@My Attic)

Decor:  Paper Moon – Moving Photo – Storm is Coming (@Genre)

Floorplan – Leaning Cross – White  (@Collabor88)

Second Spaces – Coven Hall Stand – Black (@Collabor88)

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Genre and My Attic @ The Deck are two of my favorite events, and I am loving all the goodies from the current rounds.

First, the decor piece from Genre – I LOVE LOVE LOVE these animated storm frames from Paper Moon!

There are three different ones, and they are all amazing.

Collabor88 had these other fab pieces from Floorplan and Second Spaces.

Floorplan has been a favorite store for a long while, and this cross is an example of why.

I also love the hall stand from Second Spaces – it’s such a versatile piece.

The outfit is all from My Attic – and fantastic pieces they are!

The top and pants are from The Annex, and they are adorable.

Choose from lots of different colors so you can mix/match to your own personal style.

The shoes from Bushu are amazing, and come in a variety of colors as well.

I’m loving this skin from Lumae so much I haven’t taken it off yet. 😀

And I’m all attitude with this pose from Ma Vie, also found at My Attic.

This round of My Attic closes soon (September 30), so don’t miss out on all the goodies!

Genre and Collabor88 will be open for a while yet, but you should definitely check them out as well.

Happy shopping!

LOTD #113 – Regret

LOTD 113She’d asked him to capture this moment, wanting it to last forever.

Her moment of triumph, of achievement, of accomplishment.

She wished now it hadn’t been taken.

A pointed reminder of what could have been.

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Nayeli

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: MC – Falsies

Corset:  Junbug – Fifi’s Boudoir – Ivory Cream

Necklace: The Annex – Snow Queen Pearl Choker

Decor Items:

Piano: Pepper – Shabby Vintage Piano (@ Wayward Hunt)

Statue: Commoner – Award Statuette

Pose: Ma Vie – Temptress

LOTD #96

LOTD 96I discovered r2 at Collabor88 ages ago.

A lot of the recent designs are ‘barely there’ and I just knew I could use this one. 😀

Throw out a few skulls and candles and pentagrams and voilá – instant temptress.

Which is, coincidentally, the name of this pose.

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Colbie – Black&Whites01

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods – Winter Breeze

Lipstick: WoW Skins – Tessa – Grey Plum

Top/Bottom: r2 – Kisara

Bracers: May’s Soul – Bracelets Gold

Anklets: Wishbox – Jingle Anklet Gold

Pose: Ma Vie – Temptress

LOTD #57

LOTD 57Today’s color is pink.

Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink. 😀

Details:

Hair: Truth – Eden – Quince

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Redgrave – Classy

Lipgloss: WoW Skins – Tessa – Pink

Dress: Sassy – Words Aren’t Enough – Pink

Shoes: N-core – Cuore – Pink Floral

Earrings: BM – Diamond Tri-Pearl Drop Earrings

Bracelet: Gaetana – Rose Quartz Bracelet

Nails:  Angel Rock – Capria Nails

Location: Ponchau

Pose:  Ma Vie

LOTD #46

LOTD 46This week for the LOTD posts, I’m combining a couple of things.

I saw a thread on Google about ‘color week’ and posting pics with a different color every day.

Nai’s 365 this week is about traveling.

Since I wanted to do some LOTD posts with costumes, this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Today’s color is yellow and I traveled to the tropics for this pic.

Details:

Hair:  Hazard – Black

Costume (including necklaces/earrings): !deviousMind – Josephine

Feet: Gaeline – Flat Bare Feet

Skin:  Heartsick – Solstice – Utopia – Autumn Breeze

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Redgrave – Classy

Location: Apple Berry

Pose:  Ma Vie