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Upcoming Webinar: From Photo to Composite with Glyn Dewis

Today I want to tell you about an upcoming webinar at Bernskiold Media called “From Photo to Composite” with Glyn Dewis on September 4th at 3 p.m Eastern Time. Glyn is a very talented photographer and a famous compositing artist. In this webinar, he is going to show you his process when going from a photo to a finished composite in one hour.

By registering for the webinar, you will automatically get an OnDemand version of it, available to watch at any time afterwards. If you are unsure whether you can make it to the live event, register anyhow! If you find out that you can make it, you are registered and if you can’t come, you get the OnDemand version quicker.

The webinar costs $24.99 and is limited to 95 attendees live. Seats are going quickly so again, register now if you want to have the chance to participate live.

Register here!

Google Web Fonts

    

Embedding Non-Standard Fonts on Your Website Using Google Web Fonts

Back a few years ago it was almost impossible to use any other font than a standard system font on a website, without serious usability implications. Today, it is all about comparing the best solution for the project. In this tutorial, I’d like to show you how to use a non-standard font on your website by selecting from the great Google Web Fonts library which has got many high-quality fonts to choose from that in most cases have fair licenses.

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Photoshop CS5

    

Photoshop Quick-Tip: Set Your Tool Opacity With a Keyboard Shortcut

There are keyboard shortcuts for almost everything in Photoshop, including changing the opacity of a tool. To change the opacity for any tool that supports it, just press any number from 1 to 0 and the opacity will change from 10% up to 100%.

For more control over this, you can press (for example) 7 then 5 to get 75% opacity.

Natural Light Effect

    

Add Natural Local Light to a Photo

Light is very tricky to work with and there are few techniques that simluate the increased light as it would look with increased sunlight for example. This technique will however preserve the texture and add both light and color to just the areas you want.

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WordPress

    

Adding a Custom Image Size to Post Thumbnails in WordPress

When you are working with templates in WordPress that use post thumbnails embedded using the the_post_thumbnail(); function, you can change the thumbnail size from the default, to a custom one. This is very useful if you would like to output the same post thumbnail for a post differently based on where on the site it is displayed (for example index listing and sidebar feature), or just want to give the thumbnail of a post type a custom size for display. Let’s have a look at how easy it is to add a custom image size to your WordPress theme.

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