Tempest

Tempest

I have been slowly accessorizing and playing with different tops for this outfit for weeks, trying out different boots, hair, tops.  I finally settled on J’s latest release of their Cowgirl Boots2.  I love these boots in this red, but I snagged the fat pack.  These are classics!  The fringe is flexi, and has great movement.  I’m wearing the latest from Tres Blah, this lovely peasant top, with embroidery.  If you like it it’s also available as a dress at the store.  By chance I was already planning this outfit with Tres Blah’s denim cut offs, which are layer only, and I like that about this style.  My skin is by Felicity Blumenthal, made specially for Another Fundraiser II called Ginger Skin.  Only $50L with 100% proceeds going to Red Cross (for Japan).  My purse is from Addict and also benefits Japan, with proceeds going to no kill animal shelters in Japan.  The Fur Japan event started last night, and is jam-packed with items!  I picked up three great houses there. My hair, Tempest, is from Exile, and I am in love with the length, and soft flex.  My jewelry is from Mood, called Bandara, in silver with turquoise which match my turquoise eyes from Amacci.

Hair: Exile – Tempest – Chocolate
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural – Like Natural
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Turquoise
Skin: Felicity’s Ginger Skin [Another Fundraiser II]
Jewelry:  Mood – Bandara – Turquoise
Shirt:  Tres Blah – Viento Peasant Blouse
Shorts:  Tres Blah – Denim Cutoff Shorts (light)
Manicure: Reale – Manicure – Red – (Gift – Free Manicure)
Purse: Addict – Day Tripper Bag/Ocean Ave [Fur Japan]
Boots: J’s – Fringe Cowgirl Boots2
Poses: Glitterati
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

I discovered these post processing effects in the Singularity viewer, and was curious to see the effect inworld.  Sometimes you just want to cut the post processing time down, or take snapshot.  This is a great, and I hope they further develop it.  I would like to see the Gaussian Blur effect lightened, and think it would be great to incorporate shadow/highlighted borders too. To access them 1. log into Singularity, 2. on your top tool bar World – Environment Settings – Post Process Effects.  I have made photos demonstrating each of the effects.  Color Filter let you play further with Gamma, and Brightness. I loved being able to change the Saturation while retaining any windlight settings I have on.  Contrast is really nice addition as well.  The Gaussian Blur is great in thought but the effect even at level 1 on the slider is too strong for portraits.  Night vision is way cool!  I like that you can also create an effect, and save it.  It’s really easy to use. To see the effects, click the Enable box, play with the sliders.  The tabs stack so if you want one more than one tabs setting, leave enable on. Check out the photos.

 

Singularity Post Processing Effects

Tutorial:
Skin: – eStyle – Diamond X5 – 20 Tan Cleavage
Scene: Belle Belle – La Roulotte
Poses: Glitterati
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Another Fundraiser II – Stellar

If you haven’t heard Second Life residents have come together again, creating skins and makeups for Another Fundraiser II. All items are $50L with 100% of proceeds benefiting Red Cross (for Japan). I am wearing the Hope skin by Lexi Morgan of Stellar. This eye makeup is so lovely, soft, and perfect for my outfit. I’m amazed by it. Lexi, seriously, this is delicate and beautiful. Click here for more information about Another Fundraiser II.

AFII Stellar
This outfit is a mix of LeLutka with Fishy Strawberry. I love how you can take the lower portion of a dress like this (which is awesome in it’s own right), and pair it with a top and it’s a new look. The ruching is beautiful and this shade of blue/grey is soft, making it a very lovely dress. The Careah top is sculpted in several pieces making fitting a dream if you need it at all, plus under layers to cover for show through when moving, and while being rezzed. I found there was no show through on this particular top, the construction was well done, and the cut and style perfect for sculpts. The shading is lovely, and it features a jeweled collar. I love how the colors all compliment each other.

Hair: LeLutka – Module- SoySauce
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 lashes/curl
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Amber
Skin: Stellar – Hope Skin – AF2 – Dark Brow** [Another Fundraiser II]
**Worn with Stellar – Hope Skin Eyebrow Shaper (bald cap)
Top: LeLutka – Careah Top – Sahara
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry – Silk Gauze Dress – Dust
Manicure: Mandala – Takara Nail – Cream White
Bracelet: Mandala – Takara Bangle/Buddha – Cream White
Watch: Muse – Tank Watch – Powder Blue/Gold Face
Boots: LeLutka – Shavon Ankle Boot – Pearl
Poses: Glitterati
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Another Fundraiser II

Three years ago, Eloh Eliot of Another Shop caused a grid wise stir when she released full perm skins.  Her reasoning was simple…to see what would happen.  Lots happened!  Out of her generosity, many people had access to layered psd’s.  Psd is a file extension name for Photoshop, meaning there is more than one item inside the file, on a layer.  These layers were lashes, eye-makeup, lips, shading, highlighting, all the elements that come together to create a skin.  For many people this was the first time they were able to see the process.  It was an informative tool, as well as resource.

Seizing this opportunity, and hoping to cement the foundations for proper use of this gift, Another Fundraiser was born.  Second Life residents were encouraged to create modded/modified skins.  The response was overwhelming.  In just a few short day, there were tons of skins already set out awaiting the opening. Residents were consuming tutorials as fast as they could to participate.  Everyone contributed to their skill level at the time, and everyone learned something.  Over the years, people who attempted to make some new makeups for this event, have gone on to show their skills with more makeup, more heavily modded skins, and eventually a fully developed skin with no traces of the old Eloh they started out with. A fresh new skin, fully their own.  Eloh Eliot’s risk, paid off in many people ‘leveling up’.

It was  three years ago to the day, of the posting of the charity receipts for Another Fundraiser, that Mina Jun of MinaJunk offered her full perm skins to the grid for modification, to benefit Red Cross.   The grid has changed a lot in 3 years.  We now have tatoo layers, allowing avatars to swap out tattoos, and makeups.  Another Fundraiser II is back to help victims of the March 11th 2011 Earthquake, and Tsunami by asking residents to try their hand again at modding skins.

Please read for information about Another Fundraiser II.

A collection of various tutorials that might answer some questions about working in Photoshop/gimp with layered files.  You can do this, it’s easy, just play around, emulate some tutorials, and see what happens….trust me anything you do will be better than my old Another Fundraiser skin mods. ;P   Using Mina Jun’s skins, Eloh Eliot’s layers, and Sezmra Svarog’s template, I am sure you can put together something someone will like.  Give it a try!

Eloh Eliot’s Another Blog
Eloh Eliot’s Skin Files (Worth looking through the layers to see the work involved.)
Tutorials by Eloh Eliot
Vint Falken’s Tutorials
Facial Hair Tutorial
Link to various Second Life Skin Tutorials (youtube)

There is a lot of information out there for you, hunt for it.  I suggest using your search browser to find skin resources.  Please double-check copy rights, licensing, and distribution information before using.  Just cause it’s on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s free.