New Release @ W. Winx!

WinxBox - Snow Cardinals

My Attic just opened for the November 2013, the theme for this edition is Baby, It’s Cold Outside. This WinxBox was a collaboration between my store (W. Winx), and Sasy Scarborough of Flair!  This WinxBox is Snow Cardinals, a winter theme of bare branches, blue sky, and bright red cardinals against snow, to make you “pop” in your photos. It’s all mesh with a land impact of 29! There are six custom made poses included inside, and an adjustable menu to help customize to your height, and where you want the pose to be. The Snow Cardinals WinxBox is currently available at My Attic, for the limited time price of $95L until November 30th, after that it’s available full price on marketplace and in W. Winx mainstore.  Demo available at the My Attic event, and outside of mainstore.

My Attic’s latest session runs November 21-30th. The theme for this session is ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ and the designers, and guest designers participating have created beautiful items based on what that theme means to them. A selection of fashion, hair, poses, accessories and props available. I hope you will join us for this event at The Deck. All items will be $95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards. Stop by My Attic to see the many items that are available. Teleport: My Attic

Countdown @ My Attic

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The W. Winx & Flair Countdown set is a fun, bright, addition to your home, or hangout spot. Featuring a pillow and rug that sits 4, and two cool sets of numbers, each with a custom made sit, and feature books, and a pillow. Also included are bamboo and candle arrangement with click on/off flames. All mesh, and only 14 land impact! Perfect for first land!

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The W. Winx – Winxbox – Countdown is fun, dramatic way to highlight your New Year festivities creating a themed environment featuring 5 custom made poses. The Winxbox is modifiable allowing you to remove, edit out of the way, or make the surrounding Winxbox transparent and you have a festive display perfect for parties, stores, or events. Partial mesh it has a land impact of 34.

Both items are currently available at the My Attic event. My Attic’s December session started on the 21st of December and runs through to December 31st all items will be $95L. The theme for this session is ‘Countdown’ and the designers, and guest designers participating have created beautiful items based on what that theme means to them. A selection of fashion, hair, poses, accessories and props available. I hope you will join us for this event at The Deck. All items will be $95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards.  Stop by My Attic to see the many items that are available.

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Faux Shadows – Quick & Dirty Tutorial

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This is a very quick tutorial I have cobbled together for those using stock images who want enhance their photos.  My method isn’t perfect, many imperfections can be seen where I didn’t finish off this or that, but if it weren’t for a before and after shot, your eyes would probably accept the final image. More advanced photo editors will spot areas that needed to be cleaned up and adjusted more.  But this is a start in the right direction for you to play around with your photos more and what you might do.

Faking It Quick & Dirty tips

I started out with a stock image I took earlier today on location.  I took a photo from another blog post of myself, prior to editing, and very, very roughly cut myself out.  Had I taken a specific shot for this tutorial and a blog post on it, I would have green screened, or taken more effort to emulate some of the tones of the lighting used in the stock image. But that’s not always neccessary, I just like to cut out the middle man as much as possible and do most of it inworld.  I made a copy of my stock image, and cut out the upper right hand corner’s leaves all the way to the tree itself.  I then removed much of the sky between the leaves as quickly as I could, and then enlarged it so it would take up my entire avatar.  I then made two copies, I played with the transparency, and multiplied them over my avatar.  I had to reduce the brightness of my avatar as it stuck out like a sore thumb, while to my eye I can tell the avatar was not part of the shot, I still need to keep it a bit brighter as I would be blogging the outfit, and it needs to be seen.  I could reduce the brightness much more to make it blend in and it becomes nearly a different photo. When doing this, keep in mind where your lighting is in your stock image and how it would effect your avatar when you take the avatar photo.  Try to mimic the same lighting in your studio.

Overlays

Always keep in mind what you want to show.  Don’t be afraid to cut out, or use overlay’s creatively.  For stock images, you can always go out on location and take your own, or use stock images from the Second Life Stock Images flickr group.  I have also prepared another image using some overlays from Insight Designs to show some effects.  I used, if I recall correctly, at least 2 0r 3 overlays from Insight Designs, above.  Here’s a link to the earlier blog post for that image, done completely different with no overlays. Here’s a link to another quick tutorial on using stock images and playing with brightness, and contrast in a couple of programs.  If you use any stock images from the group, please leave a note and a link on the stock image you used, so we can see what you did with it!  Oh, and if you want details on the first outfit, see the earlier blog post on it here.  If you have more tips, tricks, and links to more tutorials people might like, please leave a comment to share them.  I will be checking back regularly to moderate them so they post.

W. Winx @ My Attic-August 2012-Shaken Not Stirred

New Release at W. Winx for My Attic! Three WinxBoxes specially created for My Attic, in the August 2012 theme of Shaken Not Stirred. This was a fun theme, and I think provided a great way to create unique photos, play with shadows, color, and just have fun taking photos.  Use with friends, or feature solo themed photography. My Attic is an event that starts on the 21st of August and ends on the 31st of August. . All items will be 95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards.

W. Winx and Flair - WinxBox - Stirred Ad Final

Stirred contains 5 custom made poses.  Contains hanging chair that features color changes via menu, and custom 2 poses.  The inner portions of the WinxBox are color changeable via menus, and in sets  Back/Front, Sides, Floor/Ceiling.  The mesh divider contains 3 custom made poses, and color change menu script. Features a vibrant fresh color palette via menu. You can also mod all items to suit, moving dividers changing to your own textures, and using other stores poses to really get a great deal of use.  The dividers and chair, would look great in your home as well.

W. Winx and Flair - WinxBox - Shaken Ad Final

Shaken contains 5 custom made poses.  Contains hanging mesh lamps that feature color changes via menu, and type on/off for lighting.  The inner portions of the WinxBox are color changeable via menus, and in sets  Back/Front, Sides, Floor/Ceiling.  Each mesh divider contains a custom made pose, and color change menu script.  Features a retro/autumn color palette via menu.  You can also mod all items to suit, moving dividers changing to your own textures, and using other stores poses to really get a great deal of use.  The dividers and lamps, would look great in your home as well.

W. Winx & Flair - WinxBox - Royale AD FINAL

Royale contains 5 custom made poses.  A casino themed WinxBox, featuring 3 poker chip props.  Use with or without the WinxBox, also optional are the doors, and faux room.

Shaken, Stirred, and Royale are a collaboration effort with Sasy Scarborough of Flair.  This item will be at an introductory price of only 95L each, until the end of the My Attic event. You will find display WinxBoxes set up at the back of My Attic veranda area.

This item is designed for photos with shadows enabled.  To really enhance your photography experiment with the various windlight presets available on viewers (not all viewers have the same presets), turn down the gamma, change the time of day, and east/west angle to really maximize the outcome. Turn the outside walls transparent, to really bring out the shadows.

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Hair Fair 2012 Photo Contest Submissions: 25 Hours left!

The clock is ticking! Hurry Hurry! Contest closes on the 30th!

Hair Fair Photo Contest Signage

Just some reminders, the deadline for the Hair Fair Photo Contest is coming on the 30th of June, so be sure to get your photos entered before then. Tell all your friends, because the prizes are amazing. You will find all the info regarding rules for your pictures HERE . Please be sure to tag your photos and fill in the info asked for, so that your pictures are approved as soon as possible.

Prizes are provided from a selection of these stores:

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs
EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
Hairoin
HCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry 
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair 
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden 
Zibska

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The Official Hair Fair 2012 Photo Contest

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The Hair Fair committee is pleased to announce it’s annual photo contest! This is a very popular part of the Hair Fair event that we run every year and it’s the perfect place to show off your favorite hair and your incredible creativity! For a full list of rules please see the Flickr Group. The group is open for joining now and uploads are enabled. Thank you to the amazing designers who have generously donated prizes this year, you blow us away every year! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen or Sasy Scarborough inworld. We can’t wait to see your photos! Check out our current list of prize sponsors.

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs
EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
Hairoin
HCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden
Zibska

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