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Green Screen $50.00 USD
This package is the basic tool for making a relatively quick selection of the green background and then removing it by following a few prompts. One action is for CS1 through CS4 and the other action is for CS5 and beyond. A special secret bonus action is included in this package, along with an illustrated tutorial and many practice images. These actions hold up competitively against both plug-ins and stand-alone programs costing much more.
Photomontage $50.00 USD
Originally designed for green screen, these actions turn out to be essential tools for any cut-out image. Whether you cut out your subject using green screen software or selection tools in programs like Fluid Mask or Photoshop selection tools like color range or the pen tool, you will find these actions turn your cut outs into credible montages!
My actions are unique in this industry because they help you eliminate the fake or cut-out look as you add shadows, blend different color light temperature, and shade the edges. These advanced art techniques help you to refine edges so the subject will blend with even the most difficult or unforgiving background. For instance, a solid blue sky can reveal edges with halos or hard edges produced after keying out the green. Not to worry, because Minimizing Halo Edges goes to work for you. Other actions help you remove the “gray junk” left behind when lighting is not perfected. No other green screen program does that. And one action provides you with a light wrap effect for a soft lighting look.
The previous actions help you work on edge quality for your portrait, however there is one action that can be used on almost any image. It not only corrects edge problems but also adds a degree of realism not possibly previously except through tedious handwork. Shaded Edge blends foreground and background perfectly and may be the most powerful yet simple effect you can add to any photomontage.
Portraiture Enhancement $40.00 USD
Do you envy those photographers who possess enough lights and techniques to add hair lights, rim or edge lights or catch lights to eyes? The actions in this suite mimic these magic lighting techniques.
Faux Hair Light and Faux Rim Light provide post-production methods for creating accent lights effects.
Retro Black and White Conversion gives an image an other-era look.
Faux Catch Lights adds sparkle and depth to eyes that lack catch lights.
Hard-Soft Sharpening gives your images the look of Hollywood’s classic, heroic tough-guy sharpness.
All of these effects will separate your images from the crowd.
Touch Ups Package $40.00 USD
This package will help you to finish touching up an individual photo swiftly and effectively.
You’ll spend less than 5 minutes on special images fixing issues related to skin, teeth, and shine.
It also includes actions for selective burn-and-dodge and sharpening.
Skin Smoothing enhances your subject’s beauty and reduces distractions.
Burning & Dodging with Soft-light helps you control local contrast. You can reduce bags under the eyes and darken double chin areas so they go away. Shine Be Reduced reduces the harsh specular flash that produces shine on noses, cheeks, and chins.
Whitening Teeth provides an inexpensive alternative to costly dental processes.
Special Sharpening Actions let you boldly or delicately sharpen lips, teeth, and eyes.
How To Stay In Love, Forever
For over 30 years Martin wrote his wife Judy 3 poems annually. Over time, he came to view the 90+ poems as an accomplishment in these cynical and self-centered times. After retiring from teaching he submitted a handful of poems and all were snapped up. Come turn the pages of a true life love story. Then borrow lines, ideas, or entire poems to share with your special partner.
Loosen Up Before The Lens
Once you loosen up before the lens, you’ll never again take a bland or repetitive image. When you learn how to apply improvisational acting technique, you’ll sail beyond the standard or clichéd poses. The richly illustrated booklet walks you quickly through the steps.
These methods will expand your creative range whether you are a photographer, model, or everyday “poser”. Those behind the lens can use this method to quickly build a chemistry that leads to expressive and unique images.
Green Screen Magic With Hot Shoe Flashes
Give your photography a unique and dramatic edge by using green screen magic. This is the first book of it’s kind revealing the PRACTICAL secrets of lighting a green screen with small hot shoe flashes. This book is written for the person who has limited space and budget. Now every strobist, hobbyist, and commercial photographer can learn how to effectively light the green screen and thereby reduce time in post-production. The techniques worked out in this short booklet also apply to studio lights.
Risking A Better Pose
There are five steps in this posing guide. First, you’ll collect favorite poses & images found in the media. Then, you’ll analyze how the poses were done so you can try them out. At this stage, you are not worrying if the pose fits you-rather you are trying to expand in your mind the vocabulary of possible “looks.” After settling on a few favorites, you may choose to refine how you hold your hands, feet, shoulders, or hips. You’ll also give some thought to how you present your facial features, your mouth and eyes.
For the adventuresome, the fourth step guides you in developing your own creative poses. Lastly, you consider how you might prepare for a serious photo shoot by thinking ahead to clothing, grooming, and the possibility of using props. You need not follow every step because you’ll notice right away that just following the first few steps will bring you great results.
This book is part of the emerging trend of people moving from direct-heat grilling to slow-cooked smoking or true barbecue. The work is targeted at the beginner, who has just discovered the joys of smoke cooking. This quick-read piece provides recipes for an electric, gas, or charcoal smoker. Readers will find formulas for creating their own gourmet brines, magical marinades, unique rubs, and savory sauces.
Wouldn’t you like to know what goes in a Chocolate-Brandy-Mustard Barbecue Pork Butt Sauce? How about side dishes for smoking include nuts, cheese, olives, beans and rice are included. Enjoy the special Tequila-Maple Mustard Slather on beef. Come explore unique pork and chicken recipes, pecan encrusted sea scallops. The recipes go well beyond the same-ol’-same-ol’ found in many BBQ books.
If you want to try a playful approach to barbecue, then read the Grill Play cookbook. Instead of working your grill, you’ll be playing at it. Instead of wading through 500 recipes in an encyclopedic cookbook, you have only to examine 60+ of the most flavorful, unique, and surefire grilling recipes available. You’ll find tips, methods, and recipes culled from the most widely read experts.
Have you ever grilled pears and served them with brown-sugar whipped cream? Want to try the barbecue version of the middle eastern Gyros pocket bread sandwich? Looking for a reliable way to slow-smoke-cook salmon on a cedar plank? Do you want to know how great cooks charbroil hamburger and chicken without burning or undercooking? What about grilled pizza? Grill Play will show you how to become a standout grillmeister
You choose your retirement. You can wander into it with a vague, haphazard approach. Or, you can enter with a sense of purpose and passion. Learn how to creatively redefine aging, where ‘seasoned citizens’ explore the abundant life in the ‘elderhood’.
Using inventories, journals, drawings, dialogues, planning tips, and research tools you can develop a clear sense of what you want to do, based on what you are good at. Specific chapters cover options for work, leisure, community service, learning, and spirituality. Gourmet Aging helps you answer the essential retirement question, ‘What do I want to do, NOW that I’m grown up?’
Portfolios are not just for artists and writers anymore. Portfolio Power illustrates the many different ways portfolios can be used in a professional career. It can be presented on paper, in-person, and over the net. It is a highly effective way to visually document your skills, knowledge, and progression in your field.
Career portfolio expert Martin Kimeldorf shows how to use a portfolio to: – Make career decisions about transitioning to new jobs – Manage lifelong learning as well as securing credits for prior life experience – Secure financial backing for start ups, or marketing your own business – Assist in the transition from military to civilian work – Demonstrate a job seeker’s value during an interview – Negotiate raises and promotions – Design your portfolio for distribution on the Internet.
This book contains sample portfolios from four different personalities: a teacher in education, a college student graduating in law and justice, an individual seeking supported employment, and a high school student looking for his first job in the bicycle trade.
The first half of the book contains useful background and tips for designing your own career portfolio. The second part contains sample portfolios which can help spark your own creative portfolio juices. 65+ pages. This book makes an excellent companion piece to the more comprehensive work Portfolio Power (also by Kimeldorf).
To some, it may seem contradictory to have a serious book about leisure, but if you view time as the most precious of non-renewable resources, then it makes sense to deal seriously with how you use your. It means learning about ways to eliminate the multi-tasking lifestyle or the need to take ‘information vacations.’ Several checklists and exercises help you identify new options.
You’ll learn various techniques for developing quality leisure moments, prioritizing your free time, and connecting with opportunities right in your own community. This program is ideal for people experiencing any significant change such as mid-life and retirement transitions, divorce or widowhood. And, if you’re a workaholic, you definitely need to read this book! Materials from this book have been used in drug rehabilitation and wellness programs. Serious Play readers re-establish a new balance between their work and leisure lives.
This book is chock full of techniques for creatively exploring your life and times in Personal Journals as well as Personal Portfolios. This process will help you express who you are as you examine your interests, passions, challenges, and the changes you have gone through.
Exercises cover many different areas including: – Left brain (word-based) and right brained (doodling, charting, drawing) – Using a journal to improve physical and emotional wellness – Exploring relationships – Career, midlife, and retirement transitions – Coping with workplace re-structuring, workaholism, and learning leisure wellness – Finding humor and using creative problem solving in a journal -
Deepening your commitment to community involvement and service – Affirming your spiritual side – Digital Options: Online, personal digital assistants, and desktop publishing – Documenting personal studies for possible credit – Design and construction techniques for portfolios