First One of Terry Leigh Britton’s Blue Juice Jubilee Variety Show!
This is the FIRST Sunday Evening Edition of my New Variety Show! A variety show. Something awesome you can leave on in the background in place of CNN or Fox News. (Well, there’s really nothing as surreal as Fox News… but I’ll try!) Featuring Music! Readings! Special Guests! Philosophy! Tech-Talk! Q&A! This week will include […]
Terry’s Color-to-B&W Converter Photoshop Action “Pick Six”
This was inspired by a friend’s need to convert several color photographs to black and white for printing in their non-profit organization’s plain-paper newsletter, and also by the excellent book Mastering Black and White Digital Photography by Michael Freeman. (ISBN 1-57990-707-5). Below I’ve included the download link for the fr’ee “Color-To-B&W Pick Six” action that converts a color image to black and white using several Photoshop techniques. It is quite useful for quickly applying the six basic methods for creating a Black and White image for use in printing applications.
Using (and obtaining) a Saturation Mask in Photoshop for Exposure Repair and Color Enhancement
This is a video taken directly from an excellent PDF found at http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com/tutorials-pdf.htm where a couple of techniques using a saturation mask are discussed: pulling back saturation in an image where only one channel was over-exposed (thus clipped or “blown out”) and a second technique to add saturation through the saturation mask to an image already possessing strongly saturated regions that would be over-done if the hue-saturation adjustment layer were applied overall. This technique obtains its saturation mask from an HSB channel using a filter found on the first of the “Extras” disks that comes with the Adobe CS installation disks (and a similarly working plugin can be found online as well, that works on flattened duplicates only).
CamStudio Settings to Keep Audio and Video in Sync
I just created this video after a bit of trial and error (and research!) that demonstrates how to set up:
CamStudio 2.6 Beta (official download link)so that the audio and video stay in synchronization throughout the length of the video. (Or download the Most Stable Camstudio 2.0 release) Getting CamStudio to synchronize the video to the audio requires that the “Playback Rate” in Video Options divides evenly into 1000 milliseconds, with the result being placed in the entry that goes in the box above it, “Capture Frames Every”. This must be a whole number (no fractions). This basically means that you have five options for playback rate/frames per second (as CamStudio does not allow fractional entries in the “Capture Frames Every” box). You must use, therefore, 40 milliseconds with 25 frames/sec, or 50 milliseconds with 20 frames/sec, or 100 milliseconds with 10 frames per second, or, if you are a mad scientist, 20 milliseconds with 50 frames/sec or 25 milliseconds with 40 frames/sec. The first two settings mentioned are plenty adequate for 90% of applications, though. Any other settings will cause a lag to develop in the audio that will get worse and worse as time passes.