Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Photoshop Tutorial - Exploring Gradients, Final Chapter

It's Tuesday again, and I'm (mostly) over the bug that stole my voice last week, and have another PS Tutorial done!

This is the last part of the series on Gradients. This week, a few things you can do with them.

I'll show you how to make a vignette using a gradient on a layer mask, with a nice big clear area in the middle, and how to combine several radial gradients to make it appear that there are multiple center points.

Of course, there are endless things you can do with them; but this answers the three questions I was asked about specifics. So, unless I get more questions, this is it. You're on your own now; have fun exploring!

Next week, I'm planning to start a series about Brushes.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Polished Leather Mary Janes in Second Life®!

My fascination with shoes in SL™ continues. This week, I've come out with a new finish for my popular Mary Jane shoes; Classic polished leather.

The polish has been baked on, and appears to glow on the glove-soft leather. (Not SL "Glow".) There is a cut design of hearts and dots that follows the curve at the top opening of the toe, and the buckles are brass. The sole is textured, to provide firm footing for active feet.

Available in 7 colors (Black Licorice, Chocolate, Navy, Red Licorice, Caramel, Cotton Candy, and White Sugar) for L$150 a pair, or in a Fat Pack that contains all 7 for L$925; a 12% savings over buying them individually.

There's a resize script, so you can get a perfect fit, but it's not an evil one. It exists in only one prim per shoe, so it won't cause a lot of lag, and you can delete it once the shoe fits perfectly if you're sure your feet are not going to be growing.

You'll find a Base shoe, to shape your foot so it looks best, and an Alpha Layer to hide the bottom if you're using V2 in the pack, as well as instructions about using the script and so on.

Demos available, so you can see how nice they look in world before you spend your money! All the colors are for sale now at Kick the Can main store, or in the Robin (Sojourner) Wood store on the Marketplace.

So, that's the basics (patent and classic) covered. Now I get to start really having fun with them! But first, I think I'll make some plain colored Chucks for those who have been asking me for them.

And I think my voice has recovered enough that there'll be a new tutorial on Tuesday, too! Lots of fun stuff ahead. :D

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New PS Tutorial - Noise Gradients

The third tutorial in the series about Gradients in Photoshop. This time, noise gradients!

I have a new microphone (thanks, Michael!) so hopefully it will be loud enough for everyone, and I won't have any more complaints about that. (It also lets me eliminate the buzz that caused such problems last week.)


Jack 'O Lantern Tea Set for SL™

I almost forgot! I've been making so much the last few days, that I nearly forgot to post the new tea set!

It's one of my Interactive Tea Sets, which serves or cleans up tea with a touch of the tray, and gives unlimited cups of tea, saucers to hold while you sip the tea, and plates of petit fours.

You can also change the linens by touching the napkin. This time, you can set each napkin and the mat individually, so you can have any kind of color combination you like!

All this for only L$450! No Mod, No Copy, Transfer Only. Get it now at the Home and Garden Store in SL

New Stuff for Second Life®

If you're a Resident of Second Life, you might be interested in a couple new things that I finished recently!

First is Halloween Chucks, to complete your Halloween outfit in style!

Designs range from piles of Halloween candy, to candy corn, to Black Jack the Halloween cat (shown) and on to spiderwebs in four colors with a realistic orange and black spider on the heel. (Not for arachnophobes, but nice and spooky for everyone else!) L$150 a pair, Transfer Only. There's a 1 prim resize script included so you can get a perfect fit.

Come check them out, and try a free demo! You can find all the spooky goodness at Kick the Can Main Store, and at Robin Wood AV Store.

I also finished some white jeans yesterday. People have been asking for them, and now you can have them!

I mean, sure, it's after Labor Day here, but Spring is just starting for our neighbors in the Southern Hemisphere!

There are Good Jeans, Plain Pocket, or Worn Jeans (shown) in white, with a choice of six different thread colors. Available individually for L$50, or in Fat Packs with all of that type of jean in every thread color for L$225. Mod, Copy, no Transfer; so if you get the white ones, you can make them any color you can imagine!

Get them now at the Robin Wood AV Store, in the same area as the other jeans.