The problem with computer skills workshops is that they tend to be either for newbys or experts and those poor souls, virtual or real in the middle get left out. Not any more! This workshop is intended for those who know the very very basic operation of Adobe’s Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. For you....just a smidgeon of added simple skills can allow you to do some really cool things in SL, or even to solve those pesky issues like correcting for photos taken at an angle, or creating images with transparent parts (alpha channels) that don’t have fringes or washed out colors, or even how to create beautiful seamless textures or bevels with no additional software!
Here is the list of topics that will be covered by Leko Littlebird:
* Simple techniques for creating seamless textures
* Creating incredible textures with areas of various transparency, and using these to fashion prims with no fringes or ghosting sides!
* Fixing crooked and angled images, and simple distortion.
* Automating things you do a lot through simple “actions”,
* For those who want some hints on how to take it further, Mr. Littlebird will then give a tour of some of his favorite add-on actions and plugins which he uses daily to make the magic happen. Many are free or offered at very low cost.
This workshop is intended for those who have used Photoshop or Photoshop Elements before and have at least created and saved a few files. Advanced knowledge is NOT needed as the techniques covered are very easy to master.
In addition to the workshop you will leave with a plethora of freeby links, resources, and SL toys to play with too.
Bio for Leko Littlebird:
Leko Littlebird is a Professor and Head of Theatre Design at James Madison University, but he started his career trained and certified as a teacher of High School English. As a stage designer his work has been presented around the world and twice Off-Broadway. He uses Photoshop every day in this work and wearing his second hat as a noted Stage Photographer. His Photos have been published in such prestigious publications as Dance Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and in numerous books on Theatre and Dance. You may see a nice sampling of his work online at www.rfdesigns.org
or visit his SL shop to see some of his original creations and SL Dance Photography.