How To Make The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In Photoshop – Out of Bounds Effect

How To Make The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In Photoshop – Out of Bounds Effect


How To Make The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In
Photoshop Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial
here at the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Instagram @JRfromPTC. In this video, I’m going to show you how to
create the 3D Pop-out Photo Effect in Photoshop. If you want to follow along, you can download
the watermarked previous or license the full resolution files from Adobe Stock. You can
find the links to these images right below this video in the description. We’re going to start out with these two layers,
the Photo frame background and snowboarder. I have them on two separate layers, of course.
And what we want to do is we’re going to isolate this black area here. We can, of course, create
a selection around the black area to isolate it, but I like working with vectors better
because they give you smaller file sizes and they’re easier to edit. So we’re going to
create a vector around the frame. So I’m going to press Z on the keyboard. I’m holding the
Z key. I’m not letting go of it, and I’m going to Zoom In to the corner here and release
the Z key, it will bring me back to the Pen Tool, which I had selected. Make sure that
you have Shape on the Options Panel on this drop down. Click on one corner then click
on the next, hold the space bar, pan down. Click on the bottom right corner and then
click on the bottom left corner. I’m going to hold the space bar, again, click and drag
to pan up, and complete that path. Now, the color and the shape doesn’t really
matter, so I’m just going to make it red, just so that you can see it. There it is–red.
What I’m going to do now is enable the layer of the snowboarder. I’m going to click and
drag her up to the top of the layers panel, and I’m also going to double tap here on the
Zoom Tool, just so we can see the image at 100%. And, actually, now that I’m looking
at it at 100%, I’m actually going to right-click on it and choose Fit on Screen so that I can
see the entire composition. Then I’m going to press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to
duplicate. So now I have two copies. I’m going to disable the one on the top by clicking
on this I icon and the one in the bottom here, I’m going to clip to the shape below it. So,
with that layer selected, I’m going to press Ctrl Alt G, Command Option G on the Mac. Then,
I’m going to enable the layer right above that and I’m just going to make a selection
around the snowboarder. So I’m going to click on the Quick Selection
Tool and I’m simply going to click and drag around her. Now you don’t have to be very
precise at this moment. You can just click and drag, and we’ll worry about the details
later. So we’re just going to select her as quickly as we can. So I’m just clicking and
dragging, and notice that my selection is not very accurate. You shouldn’t spend too
much time at this moment. If you select an area like this part here that is obviously
not going to be a part of the selection, I’m going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, click
and drag just to refine that selection just a little bit more. You know that I have the selection active
around the snowboarder. I’m going to select that top layer and click on the Layer Mask
icon to create a mask around the snowboarder. So what I’m going to do now is click on this
top layer, hold shift and click on the layer below it, so they’re both selected, and I’m
going to click on this chain link icon here to link those two layers. What that allows
you to do is when you move one of those layers with the Move Tool, it moves both, and they
can be in different groups and they can be separated. So that allows us to keep those
two layers together. What I’m going to do now is press Ctrl T,
Command T, to Transform, to scale this and adjust it accordingly. If you can’t see the
corner handles that you want to click and drag on, you can press Ctrl 0 (zero), that’s
Command 0 on the Mac, for the bird’s-eye view that allows you to see all four corner handles.
Then, I’m going to click and drag on this one here to scale it down by holding Shift
Alt, That’s Shift Option on the Mac. Now, at this point, we can go back and adjust the
layer mask if we need to, so I’m going to Zoom In just so we could see the areas that
we need to work on. So we need to work on this area, and then, the blue outline around
her body. So we can adjust that by clicking on the layer mask in the Properties Panel.
You can click on Mask Edge. If you don’t see the Properties Panel, you can go into Window,
Properties, click on Mask Edge, and then, maybe shift the Edge with a negative value
and see how that has adjusted so. And keep adjusting it and making sure that that line
is gone, but we don’t lose any detail that we want to keep. Also, with this brush selected, I can click
and drag here on the hair, and hopefully we’ll get a better selection. I didn’t do that good
of a job here, so I’m just going to leave it like this for now and I can come back with
the brush tool and fix that in a moment. So I’m going to press OK, click on the Brush
Tool, paint with white in areas that I want to keep, so I’m just going to paint with the
white in these areas here, and I know I’m selecting some of the sky, but that’s okay.
I’m going to get rid of that by pressing X in the keyboard, which swaps the foreground
and background color. And with black, I’m going to paint on that layer mask to get rid
of the sky here, and I’m not going to take the time to do so now. I will do that after
the tutorial and you can see the final image, but I’m just going to go around the entire
image and just make sure that everything is masked out accordingly. And in most of these
areas, everything seems to be okay. I know we got to work on this area here, and like
I said, I’ll do that after I’m done with the tutorial and you can see my final result.
But for now, we’ll just leave it as is. I’m going to press Z on the keyboard, right click
and choose Fit to Screen. And what we’re going to work on now is extra
elements that are going to help our composite look much more realistic and much more interesting.
So, from the Adobe Stock Library, I downloaded two elements that we’re going to use. We’re
going to use this shovel with the snow, so let me just double click on that to open that
up. And, by the way, the links to these files are on the description. You have to download
them from Adobe Stock. They’re not free, but you can use a watermarked preview to practice
on. So I would recommend you doing that, just so that you can have a way to practice and
learn. So, the first thing I got to do is get rid of the shovel. So I’m going to click
on the Lasso Tool and I’m going to make a selection around the shovel, and as you can
see, it’s not very accurate. That’s okay. Then I can hold Shift and Backspace or you
can go into Edit, Fill to bring up the Fill Menu. Under Contents, choose Content Aware
and press OK. And Photoshop will Fill In those pixels and make the shovel disappear. I’m
going to press Ctrl D, Command D on the Mac, to Deselect, and this is what we’re going
to work with. The first thing that we need to do is mask out the snow from the ground. So I’m going to go into the Channels panel
and I’m going to look for the channel that’s got the most contrastóin this case, the blue
channel. I’m going to click and drag on the blue channel and drop it here in the new channel
icon to duplicate it. Now with the duplicate channel, I can start making adjustments to
it. The first thing I’m going to do is fill with white the areas I want to keep for sure,
so with the Lasso Tool selected, I’m just going to click and drag and make a very rough
selection on the areas for sure I want to keep, which is all this top part here. Now
that I have a selection active, I can fill with white. White is currently my foreground
color. To fill with the foreground color, you can hold Alt and Backspace, Option Backspace
on the Mac; then Ctrl D, Command D on the Mac, to Deselect. Now we got to work on this bottom part. There’s
a feature in Photoshop called Apply Image. If we go into Image, Apply Image, what Apply
Image allows you to do is to take an image and apply it onto itself using a Blend Mode.
In this case, we’re taking the blue copy, apply in the Screen Blend Mode into itself,
so notice what happens here on the snow on the edge. It essentially turns white, which
is what we want. You could, of course, apply a Multiply Blend Mode and it will give you
a different result. In this case, I think I’m going to go with Screen, and then, I’ll
just work on the edges in the next step. So I’m going to press OK and what I’m going to
do now is go into Image, Adjustment Levels, and bring the levels to the rightóthe dark
values to the right. So we have more contrast between the snow and the ground. And remember,
we’re going to be making this selection; anything that is white in the screen will be selected.
Anything that is black will be deselected. So I’m going to drag this one over to the
left a little bit. I’m looking at the edges here and, maybe, drag this one to the left
as well, and press OK. Now, what I’m going to do now is click on the Brush Tool, select
black as my foreground color so I can paint with black. I’m going to increase the size
of my brush by clicking on the right bracket key on the keyboard and I’m just going to
paint with black. And, again, you don’t have to be very accurate. As long as you get close
enough, you should be good. And I’m just painting these pixels away which represent the floor.
And, once again, I’m going to go into Image, Adjustment, Levels, and darken up some of
the darker pixels and brighten up the midtones a little bit, and press OK. So this selection
looks like it would work, so I’m going to press Ctrl, Command on the Mac, click on the
blue copy icon to make a selection around it. Go back into the Layers Panel and the
Background Layer, which is the only layer that we have on this document. I’m going to click on the New Layer Mask icon
and notice now that the floor is no longer there. Now, it’s not a perfect selection but
it’s going to work because the color of the floor and the color of the table are very
similar colors and I think we’re going to be able to get away with it. So what I’m going
to do is I’m just going to simply click on the layer, select the Move Tool, click and
drag the layer over onto the other file by hovering over the tab, and then, coming down
and releasing, and there’s our file. It’s a really big layer. So we’re going to need
to scale it down; Ctrl T, Command T on the Mac, to Transform. We can’t see the corner
handles, so I’m going to press Ctrl 0 (zero), Command 0 on the Mac, there’s the corner handles,
and now, I’m going to adjust them accordingly. I’m holding Shift as I’m clicking on these
corner handles to keep the file constrained. The angle is not really matching my scene,
so I’m going to right click on it and choose Flip Horizontal, and from here, I can match
the scene a little better. I can even distort it if I want to, maybe right click on it and
choose Distort, just to get a better perspective of the scene that we’re working with, maybe
something like this, and press Enter when you’re done. Now that we have this file in
place, I’m going to press Z on the keyboard, right click, Fit to Screen, then I’m going
to press V on the keyboard to get the Move Tool and, maybe, I can move it around if I
need to, and I’m going to click on the New Group icon to create a new group. I’m going
to click and drag this snow layer in there. I’m going to collapse it and now it’s in that
group. Next I’m going to hold Alt, Option on the
Mac, and click on the Layer Mask icon to create a black layer mask which hides everything.
Then, with the Brush Tool, I can paint with white on this layer mask to start revealing
some of that snow. So I’m going to use the bracket keys on the keyboard as I work to
increase and decrease the size of my brush. So I’m just painting with white. Just bring
in some of that snow. And if you make a mistake, you can press X on the keyboard to paint with
black and, maybe, shape the snow a little bit better, so, maybe something like that.
What we’re going to do now is work with different elements, so I’m going to open up the Libraries
Panel and I’m going to open up this file here, which is these snow elements that were also
downloaded from Adobe Stock. By the way, if you don’t have Photoshop CC, you won’t have
the Libraries Panel, but you can still download the watermarked previews onto your desktop
and bring them into Photoshop as you would any other image. So you can still work with
the previews. So, what I’m going to do now is just select
one of these elements and bring it over to the file that I’m working with. So I’m going
to click on the Lasso Tool and I’m going to select this element first. So I’m going to
select it, go to Edit and Copy, or you can press Ctrl C. I’m going to deselect that element,
Ctrl D, Command D on the Mac, go back into the file that we’re working with and I’m going
to paste it here, Ctrl V, Command V on the Mac, and there it is. As you can see, it’s
a high resolution file, which is good. I’m going to change the Blend Mode to Screen,
so the black pixels disappear and we only keep the bright pixels, in this case, the
snow. Then, I’m going to press Ctrl T, Command T to Transform, Ctrl 0 (zero), Command 0 for
bird’s eye view, and I’m going to scale this element down. I’m going to press Ctrl 0, Command
0 again to zoom back in, and I’m just going to rotate it and make it fit accordingly. Now, in this case, I’m going to flip it horizontally.
So right click on it, flip horizontally, and keep rotating it, so maybe something, something
like this. And I can, you know, scale it more if I need to, or rotate it more if I need
to. So whatever distortions I need to do for it to work, so, maybe something like that.
So I just press Enter to accept that transformation, and I’m going to use one more element. I’m
going to use this one right down here. Again, Ctrl C to copy and paste that in here. Change
the Blend Mode to Screen, Ctrl T to Transform, that’s Command T on the Mac; Ctrl 0 (zero),
Command 0 on the Mac, and scale this one in as well, and I’m going to zoom in and rotate
this one into position, maybe right about here or so. But I want this one to be in the
back, so I’m going to click and drag this one and place it way back here. And I’m going
to press V to select the Move Tool and I’m going to move it around just to fit it into
position, so maybe something like this. And, actually, I just realized that I made
a mistake. Notice how this element gets cut off right in this area? That’s because this
element needs to be right here. It needs to be in-between the layer that’s popping out
the subject and the layer that is clipped to the vector, so right in-between those two.
So, now the snow follows through into the frame. Now the last thing that we’re going
to do is we’re going to work with shadows. So, first, with the snow here on the table,
it needs a shadow. So I’m going to open up this group, double click on the snow layer
here and click on Drop Shadow. Notice the little drop shadow there. You can use the
settings that I have here if you like. Notice that I’m not using black. I’m using the dark
burgundy color, which is similar to that color you see right there, right under the frame,
and just brought the Intensity down to about 25% using Multiply, and notice the light is
coming from the right. The light on her face is coming from the right and so is the light
hitting the frame. So you sort of want to match that with the shadows, so the shadows
will be on the left side, sort of like here, behind the frame. So this is what this is
showing. So if I were to bring it up to 100%, this
is what that looks like. Obviously that’s too much, so leave it at about 25% or so.
And what I’m going to do now is right above this snow element here, I’m going to create
a new layer and I’m just going to paint with this color here under the board, so you can
click on the Eyedropper Tool. Select that color and maybe make it a little bit darker
because it’s too light, something like that, and just continue that shadow that’s coming
off the board. And, actually, let me drag this layer up on top of the group and just
continue painting that shadow that’s coming off the board, so maybe something like this.
And then, change the Blend Mode to Multiply, and bring that shadow way down, so, maybe,
something like that. Now, the only difference between the final image that you saw in the
beginning and this one is that with the final image, I took a little more time working with
the mask a little more time placing the elements, and moving things around so they fit a little
bit better. But these are the techniques that I use to create this effect. If you decide to create an image using tutorial
or any of my tutorials, then upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #PTCvids. Every
so often, I do a search for that hashtag, and if I find your image, I’ll leave a comment. And that’s it for this tutorial. I hope that
you enjoyed it and that you learned something new. If you have any comments or questions,
leave them down below. If you enjoyed the tutorial, don’t forget to click that Like
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Food Stylist Builds a Date Night Snack Board Dinner | Improvised Food Styling At Home

Food Stylist Builds a Date Night Snack Board Dinner | Improvised Food Styling At Home


– Oh, hey guys. So, I wanted to share with
your something really fun that I’m doing for dinner tonight. I’m making a snack board. So it’s kind of like a grazing board, or a cheese board. But basically what I’m doing is I’m taking a bunch of random stuff that I have in my
refrigerator or my freezer, and I’m putting it together
into this one really yummy, super fun dinner, snack board. And this is a really, gonna be really fun essentially because it’s a really great thing
to do with your partner, or, you know, whoever you’re
stuck at home with really. And tonight, this is what
Chris and I are having for our date-night movie night. So, the first thing that I wanna show you that we’re having on our snack board pot stickers, yum. And I steamed them and got
them crispy on the bottom. So that’s the first thing. And now I’m gonna show
you the rest of the stuff we’re going to put on there too. So I have all this yummy stuff that I just pulled out of my refrigerator. I made a kimchi yogurt dip. Yeah. So that’s yogurt, Greek yogurt,
kimchi and cream cheese. That’s pretty much it. A little salt if you want to. A little soy sauce if you want to. This is really yummy. Really simple and it’s pretty. Step one. Mm, that’s good. Okay, so I also have these
vegetable birds nests from Trader Joe’s. Sponsored, not sponsored. These little nuggets are super delicious. It’s like a little vegetable fritter. I cooked them in the oven
until they got crispy. And they’re really, really delicious. I figured they would go really great with these pot stickers. So I’ll go ahead and
put these on here too. So we’ll have a little
vegetable birds nest, pot sticker situation. Obviously, when I’m plating a snack board or cheese board, or anything like that, I definitely am keeping
like things together. So when I have my dip here, I’m gonna put my veggies around here, and then I have my other little
random yummy bits over here. This situation, right here, is just goat cheese stuffed peppadews, which are kind of like a
sweet, tangy, pickled pepper. Not spicy, really yummy, and then I have a bowl of
blanched and smoked almonds. Which kind of fit this them
I’ve got going on right now. How’s that look? – [Chris] Mm-hmm. – Good? – [Chris] Yes, cool. – So I have a little sauce to go with my pot stickers and vegetable birds nests. So this sauce actually
comes with the birds nests. And it’s kind of like a Ponzu sauce or like a dipping sauce that you would get with your pot stickers. Really yummy, and super fun, super simple. Next we’re gonna do our
little crudite situation. So I had a bunch of random veggies. Carrots, love a carrot. I’m just gonna cut these guys in half. They’re kinda small. And then I’m just gonna take them and I’m gonna fan them
out around my dip bowl. Broccoli. – [Chris] Celery. – Broccoli, celery. So I just kind of cutting it
so the stems are still long. So you use it for dipping. And then just kind of place
them randomly on here. It’s also a really nice pop of green, because there seems there’s
a lot of yellow and orange going on the board right now. And brown, there’s some brown on there. So it’s really nice to
bring color into your board. And it’s obviously good for you too. We need to eat our vegetables, right? You can save those broccoli stems for another use if you want. And there might be a lot for two people. So I’ll take a few pieces
away and save it for later. What do you think, Chris, can
you eat that much broccoli? – [Chris] Definitely. – Definitely, okay. Broccoli, carrots, cucumbers. I like to cut these
little Persian cucumbers kind of at a diagonal slant. It’s easier to dip with. You can also cut them into sticks. So I’m gonna do those over here and not put them right next
to the other green item I have on the board. Oh, I’ve got dip on my finger. All right, cute. So then I have radishes. I love using radishes as a crudite. And I also like to slice them
really thinly on the mandolin. I don’t really think if you can get a really thin slice just with a knife. And obviously this is a
pretty uniform situation. Boom, just like so. Doesn’t that look good? What? Doesn’t that look good? Isn’t it pretty? – [Chris] How neat is that? (laughs) – How neat is that? – [Chris] (laughs) – The radish adds a really
nice pop of color too because it has the pink on the outside and then the white on the inside. So it just brightens everything up. There you go. I’m not placing the
veggies in any certain way. I’m just kinda trying
to be random with it. And just because this is all savory stuff, I wanted to add a little fruit, and the mandarin oranges seemed to really kind of fit with this. So I’m just gonna do wedges. Again, this board obviously
has a orange theme to it. Not on purpose. That’s just what happened. You still rolling? Okay. So the very last thing I’m gonna do before Chris and I are going
to dig in on this snack board ’cause he’s hungry, I’m hungry,
and this is no joke people. I wanna garnish my kimchi yogurt dip, and I have some cilantro. I figured that would kind of be a really nice flavor
profile to go with this. Otherwise, it would be like green onions or chives or something. But I love cilantro, and
Chris loves cilantro. So I’m just picking off some leaves. I’m not gonna chop it or
put a whole bunch on there. Just a few leaves. More green to make it extra pretty, right? – [Chris] Beauty shot. – Okay, so that’s my snack board dinner. I definitely want you guys to let me know what you think about this. And if you have any questions
about anything I made, obviously let me know. I’m happy to answer whatever questions. I’m pretty sure our
movies already started. Oh, wait, nevermind. We steam all of our stuff. – [Chris] (laughs) Oh, wait. We don’t have cable. (laughs) – Okay, just kidding we don’t have cable. – [Chris] (laughs) (upbeat music)

Discover The Best Monthly Baby Pictures To Take In The First Year Of Your Baby’s Life

Discover The Best Monthly Baby Pictures To Take In The First Year Of Your Baby’s Life


Discover the best monthly baby pictures to take in your baby’s first year of life In this tutorial I will show ideas for the best baby pictures that you can take
monthly in the first year of your baby’s life so that you can remember your baby
the way he was Monthly picture ideas Your smiling baby Take a picture of your baby smiling in the same location every month Later in life this will make for a great reminder and it provides an awesome monthly
comparison of the growth process in the first year Your baby’s milestone of the month Take one baby picture each month which shows a milestone in the development of
your baby You can buy pre-printed milestone cards or you could get creative and make something yourself A good milestone moment to capture is if your baby says mommy for the first time or turns over for the first time You can either make something yourself or you can have your baby hold one of the
pre-printed cards that says what milestone has been reached Baby picture with a growing ruler When your baby is old enough to stand you could start marking your baby’s growth on a ruler on the wall Take a picture of your baby’s growth every month and be baffled later by how fast your baby grew in this period Before your baby can stand you can start this off by taking a picture of your baby lying next to a ruler Babies date with daddy Take a picture together with daddy every month This is a great idea to do from
birth until preschool age Daddy is always going to be there for his little wonder and these baby pictures will be proof of that later in life Your child may not remember a thing from the first years of his or her life so these pictures will be a great way to show the amazing times your baby had with his daddy A kiss from mommy Pick a location and kiss your baby in that spot every month This way you will capture the unending
and timeless love you have for your baby This loving feeling will immediately
come back to you when you look at these baby pictures later on Baby’s favorite activity Grabbing their feet and putting them in their mouth Taking a bath or standing upside down Your baby has a favorite activity every month and this favorite activity changes
rapidly So be sure to take a baby picture of your baby’s favorite activity each month Many people consider these baby pictures to be their favorites because it immediately takes them back to that special time with their baby New things your baby has learned Your baby is constantly learning new things from the moment they are born Try to take a monthly baby picture of what your baby has learned that month and capture the growth of your baby’s intelligence Baby clothing that is getting too small Chances are that your baby received a lot of baby clothing that is too big in
the beginning Take a picture of your baby wearing these items that are too big and repeat this picture every month You will soon find out that your baby
has outgrown the baby clothing It is a lot of fun to look back later on
these pictures and get a good image of when and how fast your baby was growing Favorite comparison Take your baby’s favorite object Position your baby right next to it and take a picture like this every month This is a really fun way to see the growth of your baby You’re sleeping baby Nothing looks more peaceful than a sleeping baby Especially after a tiring day Take a baby picture of your baby sleeping every month If you later combine these pictures they will make for the cutest collage ever Your baby’s hands and feet Take a baby picture of your baby’s hands and feet every month You will be amazed at how
fast they grow and how they get ready to conquer the world Babies mess of the month What kind of a mess did your baby make this month? It might be annoying to have to clean it up But later in life the baby pictures of that mess your little one made are a great memory of that time Take a monthly picture of the mess You won’t regret it Baby with your pets If your pet gets along well with your baby Chances are high that they will end up
being best friends Take a baby picture of your baby and your pet every month and witness how their bond grows There are many great other ideas for baby pictures that you can take every month I hope that my ideas will inspire
you to capture the life and development of your baby in a great way

The BEST GoPro Settings for Low Light and Indoor Shots | GoPro Hero8 & Hero7

The BEST GoPro Settings for Low Light and Indoor Shots | GoPro Hero8 & Hero7


These are strange times. Italy has been in lockdown for several weeks
now – we are only allowed to leave the house in exceptional cases. Only in this way it will be possible to control
the dramatic effects of this disease. I hope that this country and the whole world
will recover from this shock very soon and maybe you will see this video at a time when
all this will be just a sad memory. But I do not want to talk about this today. Rather, I would like to use the time to make
a video that I actually wanted to make for quite some time. But for various reasons I somehow have never
been able to finish it. It’s about using a GoPro in low light conditions. That also includes indoor shots in artificial
light. So the topic fits quite well to this quarantine
situation. So today is about how to set up your GoPro
for low light situations and at the end I will give you some additional tips for indoor
shots. Before we look at the settings, I’d like to
anticipate a few things. Basically, you should know that the GoPro’s
image sensor is very small. It is much smaller than for example the sensor
of a DSLR. Its size should be about the size of the image
sensor of a good smartphone camera. However, the size of the sensor is very important,
especially in low light conditions. The bigger the sensor, the more light it can
capture. For this reason, a GoPro will never be the
perfect solution in low light or for shooting indoors. Nevertheless, it may be the best camera you
have at your disposal. That’s why you simply want to get the best
out of it even in these difficult situations. Then it seems important to me to explain very
briefly which factors, apart from the available light, have an influence on the brightness
of the shot. Basically, three factors influence the exposure
of a shot: the aperture, the shutter speed and the ISO. The Aperture is the size of the opening inside
your lens through which light passes. On a GoPro the aperture cannot be changed,
so this value is not important for us today. The shutter speed determines the duration
of the exposure time, that is how long the light can fall on the sensor. We can control this value on the GoPro. In low light conditions the shutter speed
should be as slow as possible to capture as much light as possible. The last factor is the ISO – value. This value determines how sensitively the
sensor reacts to light. The higher the ISO value, the brighter the
image because the sensor reacts more sensitively to the incident light. Unfortunately, if the ISO value is too high,
image noise and artifacts are generated – the image becomes brighter but the image quality
decreases. It was important to clarify these basics before
we take a look at the individual settings, so that you can understand certain things
better. Now let’s take a look at the settings on the
GoPro. I’m using a GoPro Hero 8 today, but basically
the same principles and settings apply to all the other versions. But what’s new on the GoPro Hero 8 are the
presets. They allow you to save different settings. So I’m going to create a new preset for my
Low Light settings today so I can quickly access them later. I’m calling them indoor – although of course
I will use these settings for any kind of low light recordings. As far as resolution is concerned, I use 4K
– simply because it leads to the best results – but the resolution is not so important in
this context – much more important is the frame rate. The frame rate determines how many frames
per second are taken. Basically you should remember: The more frames
per second are taken, the less time is available to expose each frame. In low light conditions, you want to capture
as much light as possible for each frame. For this reason a low frame rate is recommended. I use 25 frames per second because I live
in the PAL region. In the US you should choose 24 frames per
second. As lens or field of view I usually use Wide. But especially for indoor shots you should
consider Linear. Indoors you will find a lot of straight lines
– so the distortion of the FishEye lens will be very noticeable. I set the stabilization to High – Boost leads
to a relatively strong crop – Especially for indoor shots I don’t need a very strong stabilization
– a wide field of view on the other hand can be an advantage depending on the shot. Now let’s take a look at the Protune settings,
which are very important in Low Light situations. I leave the bitrate at LOW – I have made several
comparisons, even in low light conditions and personally could not see any improvements
when using a high bitrate. However, the file size increases considerably. The shutter speed is very important. As explained before, it determines the duration
of the exposure and should therefore be as slow as possible. However, the shutter speed not only affects
the brightness of the image but also the motion blur. A longer exposure leads to more motion blur. Fast movements get more blurry. Basically there is a rule in filmmaking for
the perfect amount of motion blur: The shutter speed should be exactly twice as high as the
frame rate. At a frame rate of 25 frames per second, the
shutter speed should be a fiftieth of a second, at 24 frames per second it should be a forty-eighth
of a second. So in low light I manually set my shutter
speed to one over fifty. To get even more light, you could also set
your shutter speed to the value of your frame rate, that means to one over twenty-five or
one over twenty-four – but you will get way too much motion blur – the image will look
very blurry. You should also know that there is a drawback
to manually setting the shutter speed to one fiftieth or one forty-eighth. Because of the resulting motion blur, which
in theory would be ideal, the electronic stabilization of your GoPro cannot work as efficiently. The electronic stabilization needs very sharp
images to work properly. For this reason the shot will not look as
smooth as it should, even with the Hypersmooth stabilization. Optimally, you should use the camera on a
tripod or gimbal. As always I have put some links in the video
description for you, if you are interested in which tripods and accessories I use. Now let’s have a look at the remaining settings. ExposureValue Compensation is not available
as we have manually set the shutter speed. I leave the white balance on the GoPro mostly
on auto – the automatic of the GoPro works normally very well – but a manual white balance
would have some advantages. With very long recordings, the automatic could
change the white balance without a clear reason, which could ruin your shot. A constant white balance also has advantages
for the color grading of your footage. The correct value for the white balance in
low light depends on the color temperature of your light source. The ISO value is especially important for
low-light recordings. As already mentioned, a high ISO value leads
to a brighter image but also to more image noise. The goal should therefore be to set the ISO
value as low as possible. As we have set the shutter speed manually,
we can now change the brightness of the image with the ISO value. For this purpose I set ISO Minimum to 100
and then change the brightness of the image by setting the ISO Maximum. In general, you should keep in mind: Up to
an ISO value of 400, the image quality is good. A value of 800 already leads to strong image
noise – from 1600 on the image is hardly usable. So I set the exposure in LOW Light with the
ISO maximum. In order to do this faster, I create a shortcut
for ISO Max – so I always have quick access to the ISO value in my Low Light Preset. I always set the Sharpness to LOW – a high
sharpness does not lead to more details. Instead, the edges are sharpened artificially
by the camera – this may look good at first sight. But it is not cinematic and doesn’t look professional. You can add some sharpening in post if the
image looks too soft for you. Or you can set the sharpness to Medium if
you don’t want to edit your shot. I then set the Color to Flat, because the
flat color profile gives me more room for color grading. Use GoPro if you don’t want to edit your shot. This way, we’ve set up our GoPro optimally
for low-light situations. I would then like to give you two more simple
general tips for indoor shots: Use the available light as good as possible. That means if it’s still bright outside, place
your subject near the window and use the natural light as a light source. Then you should also pay attention to the
dynamic range when shooting indoors. If it’s relatively dark indoors, but there’s
still daylight outside, your windows could burn out completely when they’re in the frame
– such a shot won’t look good. Avoid such a situation if possible, or adjust
your exposure accordingly, whenever it makes sense. So let’s recap the most important things: The GoPro has a small sensor and is therefore
not particularly well suited for low-light situations. Use a low frame rate, for example 24 or 25
frames per second – this gives you more light for each frame
Set the shutter speed manually to twice the frame rate, for example to one forty-eighth
of a second when you are shooting with 24 frames per second
Adjust the exposure by using ISO-Max, but be aware that the image quality will decrease
significantly from 800. And don’t forget that the stabilization won’t
work as well in low light. And that’s it for today. If the video was helpful for you, give me
a Like as feedback and see you next time!

Camera Settings for Virtual Meetings on your ThinkPad | Lenovo PC

Camera Settings for Virtual Meetings on your ThinkPad | Lenovo PC


As virtual meetings are becoming more common
in the workplace, you may be wondering how to enable your camera for video conferencing. In this video, we will show you how to enable
and adjust your ThinkPad’s camera in your Windows Settings and Lenovo Vantage. Certain ThinkPads and monitors have a physical
shutter. Make sure to flip this to uncover your camera. First, you will need to enable your camera
in Windows. Open your Windows Settings and Navigate to
Privacy. Under App Permissions, click on camera
Different apps have different privacy settings. You will need to enable the camera on any
apps that you wish to use for video chats. You will first need to toggle the on switch
to allow apps to access your camera Further down, you will see a list of apps
that are available and can use your camera. Toggle the apps you wish to give access to
on and off. Now let’s go over how to adjust your camera’s
settings in Lenovo Vantage. If you do not already have it, you can download
it for free from the Microsoft Store. If you’re running the app full screen, you
will see My DEVICE SETTINGS under the device option at the top. If not, you will need to toggle the menu button
to select MY DEVICE SETTINGS. You can also use the MY DEVICE SETTINGS button
in your QUICK SETTINGS. The Camera Icon will turn your camera on and
off as well. On the My Device Settings Page, click the
tab DISPLAY & CAMERA. Scroll down to the Camera section. You have a tab to turn your camera’s privacy
on and off. Below you will find camera settings to control
the brightness and contrast. For more information on your Lenovo Devices,
visit support.lenovo.com.

Upload image and audio files

Upload image and audio files


In this video, we’ll show you how you can
turn your audio or image files into a format you can upload to YouTube. First we’ll start with audio files. If you have an audio file of a song you just
wrote, you can import it into a movie editing program on your PC or Mac. When importing, you’ll want to add an image
in it that’s as long as the length of the track. Once you export this out as a movie, you’ll
be able to upload it to YouTube. And that’s it for audio files! To start sharing photos on YouTube, visit
the Uploads page. Now click on the “Create” button under
“Photo Slideshow”. You can choose to upload photos from your
computer, or choose photos and albums from Google+. Once you’re done choosing your photos, click
“Select”. Now you can choose to add more photos or rearrange
them. When you have the order you want, click “Next”.>From here, you can fine tune your slideshow
by adjusting the duration, effect, and transition. If you’d like, you can also pick background
music. Once you’re all set, click “Upload”. Now you’ll be able to view your slideshow
on YouTube! And that’s it! Subscribe to our channel for more tips and
tricks.

(Blender TUTORIAL) How to create 3D textures, quick and easy realistic look

(Blender TUTORIAL) How to create 3D textures, quick and easy realistic look


hello and welcome to digital exposure TV
today I’m going to show you how to do 3d textures in blender yeah yeah ok so actually saw in the opening video
there i’m going to show you how to do a three dimensional texturing and blender
now today I’m going to do in blender render because there’s so many tutorials
of how to do it in Cycles render I thought not everybody uses cycles or not
everybody likes cycles especially if they have a lot of problem getting a lot
of problems getting rid of all the tiny little white dots ok so we’ve opened up a new project here
i’m going to delete this Q and we’re going to add a plane in there in a
moment but first before we do anything else we’re going to open up crazy bump so if
you haven’t downloaded crazy bump which i think if you just Google crazy bump it
comes up at like crazy but . or google.com and this is what’s going to
create our texture maps to create the texture now once it’s open it will open up in a
box like this on the top right here and see this all symbol of a hammer and a
wrench that’s for the settings if you click on
that just make sure that normal map y axis is selected to up because
otherwise blend the house trouble trying to read the files ok so we go down to the bottom left this
box office is open now we don’t need to bother with any of these files because
they’re for the maps that we haven’t actually created yet we just need to go
to open photograph from file so we click on that and we use our rock texture
which is what i’m going to be showing you today and ok it’s thinking about it there we go now
gives you two different options one of them is inverted and it basically shows
you the depth of the image so we want the one on the right here
because it’s extruding the sort of bulbs of the rock ok and now i will show you this preview
now for something like what we’re going to do today which is a very flat based
texture we’re going to click instead of ball to
box so we got a flat i’ll click there to stop that from moving we got a flat texture there and that box is just on the bottom right
hand corner here click on it and it you can either have a ball column or box and if we go to options on
the left here you can show the different maps or there’s the one with the actual
picture on top of it will take the picture off and then we can see the
colored light can take that off and so on and so forth ok so here on the right-hand side we’ve
got various different tabs we’ve got the normals tab and the normals is basically
is probably image here which affects how light hits the texture and how things
interact with the texture in 3d world then you’ve got a displacement which is
what we’re going to use today which is the map that raises and lowers certain
parts of the text based on the image so you’ve got a lump in the image will
make a lump in the texture that’s the most important one and you’ve
got occlusion which is all the dark spots that tells the computer to dip in
the dark areas specularity which tells the computer basically how much light
reflects off it so if you can look over here on the previous quite shiny if i go
to brightness and turn it down there’s less light shining off it ok and you don’t want too much because
obviously it’s supposed to be a rock so that’s about right then you gotta diffuse map which is
basically original color photo but we’re going to use the diffuse map as opposed
to the original color photo because it matches are absolutely spot-on perfect
to the displacement the normals and the other maps so you can fiddle around with
the settings here you got intensity and you’ve got all
sorts of things like fine detail turn that right up and but but today we’re
going to use is the displacement map and the diffuse map so if i click on the displacement and
turn the depth really high up you’ll see it looks a lot more a lot
more 3d now I can move the light around there and if I just move it around you can see
it’s a lot more three dimensional change the intensity on the normal map the
normal maps always on the top here just despite which tab you click on and then
on it’s on it’s own normals ok so we want this to look like a rock so let’s get the image up so we get the
sort of final look in thing there and that looks a bit too rounded to me I
have to say so let’s open up the displacement turn the depth down a
little bit go to normals and all these other maps
do a fact the displacement even though we’re only using the
displacement so you still can fine-tune some of these things turn that down a
bit that’s a little bit too much thing there we go that’s folks that’s ok isn’t
it it’s not amazing but this is just a tutorial ok so now we want to save these maps so
i clicked on the displacement tab click on save save displacement to file i’ll
give you a location I’ve got desktop and then it gives you a name you can name it
whatever you like but by default it will pick the original name of the picture
and then a disparate for this place on the end of it which is what we’re going
to use and then you’ve got a diffuse the few sorry click on save and save again and if
you’re doing this on windows when you click say that gives you the option of
saving all the maps in one go now the diffuse which is your original
picture that map is called color whenever you using it so there we go i
think we just saved it so we quit crazy bump now go back into blender we now have our two maps that we’re
going to use now to start off we want to make a plane now
you all can obviously use your texture on the top of anything really you could be a person or a wall or
anything you like in in your scene but we’re going to do now is a helpful
little tip when you want to import a photograph or
a texture and you want it to be the exact same size and shape you can use
this out on so we go to file user preferences click on add ons type in
image into the search there we go and there’s two options the
one option you want is import export and it says import files as planes so instead of importing in having a
plane and then importing the picture on top of it we’re actually importing the picture and
it creates a plane for the right size so we got to add match instead of plain we
go to images and planes and then it gives us where we which image would like
to use so we’re going to use rock texture seven
color map now to see the maps if you see this little icon here with four squares
that she give you a preview of what you’re clicking on so i’ll go to import
images as planes and now that if i go to text mode there you go you can see a texture but
it’s completely flat which is pretty kind of dull and nasty looking in any
production really so go back to solid and we have to make
sure that this is click click on will press tab and that opens up our edit
menu and now we need to press W and add a sub divide which is at the top of the
menu there and once we subdivide it only goes into quarters so if you come over to number of cuts in
this corner here and you type in how many subdivisions we want i’m going to
pick 30 and enter and then what that does is
it separated into little tiny sections if you can see they’re like a grid and
what the effect of that is is when you address subdivision surface modifier so
that you can basically change the terrain of the plane it won’t just completely turn it into a
squished ball of play doh it will actually just around the edges
off instead because it’s preventing it from squashing at that ok so press tab to tab out of that and
now we’re going to go to this that all wrench thing over here and we’re gonna
add a subdivision surface modifier and then we’ll crank that up to five you can probably do it four or higher or
lower depending on what ram you’ve got and then we want to add a displacement
modifier there we go and now we’re going to go to
the material now we’ve already got our material with the image on it so what we need to do is click + + add
another material click new so you got blank material and
we’re going to click on texture now this text will be the texture for
that second material to add new and it by default gives you this clouds so if we click on that bar there where
it says clouds and go to image or movie and this is where we’re going to add our
displacement modifier so we go into desktop and their says
discipline and if i go to the preview again we can see it’s the black and
white one there the displacement modifier and I open that up so then we’ve got that texture in there
now but we haven’t used it yet so if we go back over to this little
wrench and we come up in the displacement modifier and we click on
the little texture pain there and now we can text and click on our text you can
see it’s the black and white well now you can name it whatever you like we
just got his texture what will happen is it will go mental
there you go see it has gone mental so under direction you click z don’t
worry about the mental illness for now and then and texture coordinates click UV now this is put it exactly how
it should line up with the image so then we go to strength and one is
pretty damn high so we can put 0.07 that’s just the way I want to do it it
might be a bit too high note that looks pretty much basically now you’ve got the
the three-dimensional texture of the image that you put onto this plane so you can see there that’s the 3d
version of and if I just click on the texture viewer it’s time to think about it they do and
I ask that there’s our image laid out on top of the
three-dimensional version of it ok so go back to solid so it doesn’t
take up too much space and if you like you can add smooth shading and all round
off a bit more personally i like the flat shading because it looks less
covered in light and it also shows all the sharp little edges up a bit more
obviously don’t need to do that so then if we go back to materials and
we click on our well this is our basically our 3d material turn the
specularity down it won’t be as shiny and perhaps we need to go over to the
other texture and do it there it will be a shiny and the same with the
diffuse turn down they go it just doesn’t look so plasticky and round then ok so press 0 to go into a camera view
and then i’m going to go to my render settings which is this little camera
picture there and I’m going to turn up the percentage 200 so it’s full quality
and I’ve got it set to 1920 x 1080 which is full HD frames and now i’m going to
click on PNG and i’m just going to render it just to see what it looks like and there we go we have a finished three
dimensional text instead of just a flat plane with an image on it look at that ok so now what we want to do is just
have a look around it in a three-dimensional area and you can see
all of the little contours there and they all correspond to the contours in
the image and there you go that’s the tutorial that’s how you make a three
dimensional plane texture hopefully this has been helpful to you
if it has please subscribe so you can see more please click that thumbs-up
sign so that has no there has helped you out and thank you very much for watching
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How To Crop & Edit Images Inside WordPress

How To Crop & Edit Images Inside WordPress


a great feature of WordPress is the ability to import images to your site and then edit them from within WordPress.This is really great whenever you have a picture that is quite the right size or perhaps you want a different part of the image for the thumbnail than what you use for the featured image on your website. This is also very good if you’re on a computer that doesn’t have any photo editing software installed on it. you can do everything online. Now whether this is a new post or you’re going in from the main menu. You want to get into the media area and either go into your library if you already imported it or go to add new if you haven’t. The interface page is pretty standard whether it’s from within a post or not. Select images. You select the image that you want to import. WordPress imports the image and it gives your page just like this . Below the image you’re going to see the Edit Image button. Click it and this is the interface that you’re going to see. There’s a group of options across the top: its crop, rotate, rotate clockwise, flip vertically, flip horizontally, undo and redo. They’re pretty basic and pretty self-explanatory: rotate… self-explanatory, rotate counterclockwise and clockwise, flip vertically: this doesn’t work very well with people but sometimes for graphics and images and landscapes you might be able to get away with something like this especially flipping it like horizontally might work out better if you want to frame someonea little bit differently and of course undo: takes you right back to where you started from. The feature that seems to be giving a lot of people problem is the crop feature because you click on it —- nothing happens to crop an image. What you must do is first select the portion of the image that you want to retain. Select it. Make your adjustments and then whenever you’re ready then click the crop button and there you go. When you crop the image one thing you’re going to notice is that the thumbnail didn’t change it created the thumbnail. initially that’s not going to change unless you want it to. I’m going to hit undo and below this image you’ll see that there are three buttons: apply changes to all images, thumbnails or all images except thumbnail. This really gives you some flexibility. what I’d like to do is for the thumbnail focus in on Carol Bouquet’s face. So what I want to do is select just apply changes just the thumbnail and hit crop. Now this takes into just a close-up and then we hit save. Now takes us back to the main page and when we go back into edit image and what you’ll notice is that the main image hasn’t changed but the thumbnail has. This is great. This gives you the ability to focus in on whatever you want to focus in on for the thumbnail image. That’s a quick rundown of some of the basic imaging editing tools that are built into WordPress hopefully you learned a thing or two and we’ll see youagain very soon on ONLINE VIDEO STUDENT. Please like and subscribe!

Pentax K-S1 Digital SLR Camera: Product Overview : AdoramaTV

Pentax K-S1 Digital SLR Camera: Product Overview : AdoramaTV


Hey this is Daniel from Adorama. I’m
here the world headquarters in New York City with the new Pentax K-S1. The K-S1’s equipped with the newly
developed CMOS image sensor, with approximately 20.12
effective megapixels. With a maximum ISO of 51,200. Also for
this camera you can shoot 5.4 frames per second at
a shutter speed of up to 1/6000s of a second. That’s going to be really good for sports
photographers or action photographers. The K-S1 has seventy seven segment multi pattern metering system for very precise metering. Also dust removal
system using vibrations to clean the sensor, and 3-inch LCD screen on the back. There’s all kinds of effects built into this camera, you just switch the mode to effects and you can go through your images make any changes. It’s got a cool new design, comes in a lot of
different colors. It’s got these kinda modern LED’s on the back. They’ve changed up the whole menu system to make the whole thing really easy to use. What’s nice about this camera is its got a pentaprism with almost
100 percent viewfinder, so it’s we really bright if your the type of person that likes to look through the camera like me, as opposed to holding the screen out in front of you and using it. Also the vibration reduction or the shake Reduction
in this camera is in the body. That means that of corse you can use all of Pentax lenses
but if you want to get like a vintage lens for for a certain looking you can put it on here and your gonna have that modern shake reduction in your camera without using a modern
lens. This shoots both stills and video. In the video you can do 30p and 24p. You
also have some manual control of the audio recording and it’s a stereo recording. So one of the trends right now with
cameras is to remove the anti-aliasing filter, so you can have over all sharper
images, but what that does create is a chance of
producing more array when you’re shooting repeating patterns. Things like
fences, fabrics, grass. So Pentax solution to that is they’ve
got an anti-aliasing simulator. Essentially on a sub-pixel level it will
vibrate the sensor to get rid of that. You can turn this on or off depending on if your shooting a
problematic subject or if you want the sharpest images possible. This is a great new DSLR from Ricoh Imaging. It packs a punch with a lot of Pro features. Thanks for watching, like, comment, share
this video. Be sure to subscribe to Adorama TV and I’ll see you next time. Do you want great-looking prints at low-cost? Be sure to visit our easy to use online printing service.
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Remove Background from Images Free without photoshop

Remove Background from Images Free without photoshop


would you like to put your photos in
front of different backgrounds then let me show you how this is a coming feature
in canva but in the meantime go to www.remove.bg and drag your photo onto the screen
the image will load up and it will have the background moved automatically for
you download the free version which is a smaller resolution or you can pay for
the full image my experience has been
good with it but if it isn’t quite clean you can use the edit button and then go
to the erase and restore button up in the top right and then you can clean up
the image by using a smaller brush size and zooming in and then erase any areas
that shouldn’t be there I’m just getting rid of a bit of hair here and then you
can restore any bits that you need to as well you can then go to the background button
and choose a background to put behind it from one of the options here
or you can leave it blank and pull your image into canva I’ve put a couple of
images in the background and when I choose one of them I can see that the
image isn’t as clean as I’d like it to be so I can just go back into the erase
restore tool and clean it up a bit more we can then download the preview at the
download button and you get the download image button again and the image will
appear down in the bottom left of your screen if you close out of that screen
you can see the download image for the full image is still available and you
can go to the pricing page to find out the costs it can be a bit of fun but it
also could be useful for things like getting a transparent version of your
logo thanks for watching the video please like or share it and subscribe to
make sure you get future tips