Hi folks! I’ve recently posted up a video on Flickr showing a quickie on the kind of editing I do on my pictures. With that in mind I wanted to do a few more challenging images with complicated editing to make a series of SL image editing tutorials.
Keep in mind, I’m not a pro with editing images, I always kinda… mess up, undo and figure things out. The biggest tip I can share about photoshoping is really – practice! I’ve been DIY-ing with Photoshop for years and years now… so all it takes is patience and just that. With Secondlife shots is that everyone has their own unique technique. You might like to shoot with shadows and then edit from there, you might like to green screen or take the full image in world. Whatever your method is, I hope this tutorial helps you somewhat!
The first series of this tutorial is me giving you basic instructions on photoshop and some tips I’ve learnt along the way. The actual image editing will be highlighted more in future tutorials.
That’s the final sped up video for the shot. It combines all elements taught underneath this post:
*waves* So onto part 4 and the final tutorial in regards to clothing layers. This post is a continuation from “Tops & Outerwear”. At the end I made a special category for Events that I hold close to my heart, I think you might find some events or hunts that might benefit from having its own categories like so.
I’m not sure if you guys need help with any other aspects of the inventory, shoes, bags, eyewear uh… misc items? If you do let me know and I’ll continue if not, I hope you’ve been having fun! Thank you so much for the support you’ve shown with this weird crazy thing I’m doing and also for sharing some tips and tricks of your own.
Oh! Another amazing thing, if you’re doing inventory photos and would like some simple poses that showcases items well and clearly. Easily you could use a posestands, which was what I’ve been doing until Anemysk Karu — the most wonderful person ever sent me a bunch of poses that she made! There are 10 poses in total, 5 which works for pants and 5 which is great for big skirts – the above image will show you how they look~
These poses are available in the “[Glow] Studio VIP Group” which is 50L to join, or if you’re already in there, grab these poses. These poses are helping me with the rest of my inventory, and I think they’re great for creators who want default stands to work their items on.
Yay! I’m so glad the tutorials are helping some of you guys – the process I have is basically what I’ve shown from the 1st and 2nd part, but if you’re interested to see how else I sort the rest of my items, this edition would show you a glimpse of how I did my “tops” rough sorting folder.
I’ll also show some other things that were being asked such as how to open 2 inventory windows and what system I’m using for my inventory sorting.
Hi faise~ so onto Hosiery! I’m a huge collector of socks/tights and what not, I think they’re perfect accessories for bloggers. Which is why this was one of the first sections I decided to do, because I know I’ll have tons of fun finding old leggings or socks hidden within the crevices of my inventory. So let’s get cracking shall we?
I’ve always whined and groaned about my bursting inventory but never had the guts to do anything about it. If you’re anything like a large percentage of sl-ers, the idea of inventory sorting usually brings upon that “ARGH” face – I completely get it; I’m like that too! I feel your pain! But there comes a time for everyone when enough is enough, and I know my time is here because I can no longer remember what’s inside that deep black hole also known as my inventory.
Finally I decided to set aside some time to not only sort my inventory but also take screen captures of every single item inside my inventory. Sounds crazy? Me thinks so as well, but I wanted to share my process with you guys so it can serve as a tutorial or a tips and tricks to inventory management – maybe it’ll benefit some of you out there. At the same time, honestly, I hope that by doing this, I’ll actually complete this task and have some form of motivation to finish.
When I initially began sorting, I had about 80k+ items, which is insanely a lot, if I don’t do anything about this, by the next few months with my shopping habits it can easily reach 100k. But what I’m trying to say is, if I can begin this process at 80k, I’m sure most of you can as well! This is by no means the best way to document your inventory, however, if you’re a visual person like I am, this method will help TONS.