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Gizza Male Blogger Search

Previously posted @ Hikaru Enimo.

gizza_bloggers

Yes you…We need you …

We need Male bloggers to fill up the space that we have in Gizza :)

Interested applicant please apply by clicking on the link below. Application starts from 24th August till 6 September. We will announce the choosen bloggers on the 10th of September. If you have being selected, you will be given a notecard and result will be published in flickr and facebook.

CLICK HERE —>
http://goo.gl/forms/CxQ4PjkGRO


The secret store blogger search

Previously posted @ Absolutely Asthenia.

The Secret Store Blogger Search
Pose: Fashion book three – Flowey [Using Tillie’s posestand]

Hair: Thelma – Truth
Skin: Summer – Glam affair
Eyes: Stella eyes n4 – Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh lashes v.01 – Beetlebones
Hands: Casual – Slink

Jacket: Claire peplum blazer – The secret store
Necklace: Romantic necklace – Glam affair
Skirt: Edele buttoned skirt – Teefy
Feet: Mid – Slink
Shoes: Becky T-strap heels – The secret store

The Secret Store Blogger Search (extra)
Pose: Walkin’ four – Flowey [Using Tillie’s posestand]

Hair: Video games – Truth
Skin: Cassia – Glam affair
Eyes: Stella eyes n4 – Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh lashes v.01 – Beetlebones
Hands: Casual – Slink

Top: Damask sweater – The secret store
Skirt: Skirt – The secret store [not available anymore]Feet: Mid – Slink
Shoes: Gold goddess sandals – Pure poison

Creator info and SLURLs can be found on the designer page.

The Blogger That Time Forgot

Previously posted @ Its Only Fashion.

Pixel Gidge’s typist has been stuck in the real life. That means that pixel Gidge is meandering around her house, left to her own devices, in a black hole of meaningless time, where no group notices or shopping adverts come through.

Can you imagine? Yesterday she brought up Seraphim AND Eloquence THREE times, each time getting ragey and annoyed with them, as there was NO Fifty Linden Friday listing. What was wrong with them? WHY WASN’T IT UP! When it wasn’t up at bedtime, that’s when pixel Gidge realized it might not be Friday.

Without her typist, time was a bubble and not a line.  She was stuck inside until her typist returned.

She made a nebulous cup of tea, and wondered why there always seemed to be tea leaves in it. What’s the point of a tea bag when you get leaves still?  It wasn’t like being in prison, or perhaps it was like a posh prison, as it was LOVELY but she couldn’t even access her own inventory. 109k lovely items, all out of reach.

Her typist made time for her this morning, and to her horror, she’s been in the same clothes for 5 days.  Thank GOD they are cute clothes.

“There’s going to be some shopping today,” she declared. ” And I want to go out. And I want some new hair. And new skin. and I need to do my nails. ”

“Not this morning,” her typist answered. “I’ve got to hit the shower. We’ll go out tonight. Ok?”

Pixel Gidge isn’t terribly amused, she’s a bit like a princess, and one doesn’t say MUST to princesses. However, she grumblingly accepts and waits. At least she will get to go shopping.

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Shoes:.:KC:. YAIDA “BLACK” for SLINK HIGH / LEFT
.:KC:. YAIDA “BLACK” for SLINK HIGH / RIGHT
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1
Skin: LEAGUE – Luna
Hair: Blues. Daehlia COLLABOR88
Rings: ieQED dream.ring.set.all.left [SLINK 20 – casual] COLLABOR88
ieQED dream.ring.set.all.right [MAITREYA 20] Collabor88
LeLutka Aria HUD 1.1
Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w2) L
Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w2) R
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Casual
Mani/Pedi: The Wicked Peach
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Top: Vinyl – Marley Tee Cami – Slink =FATPAK=
Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans With Belt – -Fatpak- Physique
Furniture: Cheeky Pea – UBER

 

 

Tutorial Thursdays – Blogger Editing Tools – Picmonkey: Part 2 – Underwater Shots

Previously posted @ Free*Style.

For today’s Tutorial Thursday I am going to be showing you more of PicMonkey, a fun browser site, that allows you to do some quick editing, without having to download anything onto your computer.
I did Part 1 a few weeks back, so if you aren’t use to the site, please read on through the first part HERE
With Fantasy Gacha Carnival just opening, and Enchantment opening tomorrow, I will be doing a lot of underwater shots, as these events have a lot of Mer related items. I did this underwater picture the other day, and thought it might be a good secondary tutorial for PicMonkey, to follow up the previous one.

Whorl - Before&After

I don’t play around with my blog shots too often, I am not that sort of blogger. I only have so much time between all of what I do in a sl, so I have always just taken the best inworld environmental shots I can. 
One thing tho, is it is not exactly easy to take pictures the sl waters, and make them look like they are really underwater. Not unless the sim has some special decorations, like Light Beams or Ripple Emitters.
PicMonkey can help you with this, in a quick simple way. The above shots was edited in PicMonkey, the Left being the inworld shot, the Right being my edited in PicMonkey shot.
This tutorial will continue after the break, for the sake of the feeds that Free*Style is published on.
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If you are still interested, please click on through. 
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Please click on the photos when needed to enlarge the shots. This will help you better understand what is going on during each part of the tutorial.
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Since the above shot was already edited, and I only had the thought to do the tutorial after I had it done, I will be using the shot below, for the tutorial today. 
I will be continuing the tutorial as if you have done the first, and are familiar with the placement of all the PicMonkey Tools that we will be using. 
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First, load up PicMonkey on your Browser and load your picture into the Edit Window.
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Second, you will want to be in the Basic Edits menu so you can use Crop to resize your photo to your liking. I don’t want that glowy bit in my end picture, so I am just going to lop that off. 
Then we are going to the Effects menu.
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Cross Process is a good one to use for underwater pictures. There is 3 colour options, Green, Blue and Red. The Blue adds to your inworld shot, if your shot was more crisp. The Green is good if your shot is a bit murkier. I have never needed to use the Red for underwater shots, but who knows, you might want to experiment with it.
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I set the Fade to 40% for mine, but just play with it, and then apply it when you get the results you want.
I then use Orton, with Bloom at 40%, Brightness at 20% and Fade at 40%. These numbers are just an example, it really does depend on the colouring of your own picture, so move the levels around, then apply when you are satisfied.

Now, this is where we break from the last tutorial, and do something different. We are going to go down to the Textures menu, which looks like this:

 You have the option to use your own textures, as overlays. I do have some custom ones I have made for underwater photos, but luck is with you, and PicMonkey already has some water ones. Just scroll down the list until you find the water ones.

There are 6 preloaded Water textures. I normally mix a few on each photo I am working on. The Top Middle one I like to use most, it has the light beams, and makes some ripples on your surface water, if it is in the shot. If you don’t have any surface showing, but still like the beams, you can resize the texture, and then move it around. All the options are in the same menu, for manipulating the texture.

I like to layer these Water textures, so here I added another, made it larger, moved it, and fiddled with the numbers.

Comparison

Now I could be done, but there are always certain things I like doing with my shots in general, when using PicMonkey. I like to ad a bit of FoD(Field of View), much like what you would get using the same setting inworld. You can get this by using the Focal Soften, which you will find in the Effects menu.

Just play with the numbers, until you get something you like. If an avi was in my shot, I would make sure they were the focus, and spread the circle larger, depending on what else was going on in the shot. I just made the one archway entrance the focus for this shot.

I also like a bit of black bordering, as I have darker, more gloomy tastes. So I use Dark Edges, and fiddle with the settings until I am happy.

Either of these are fine really. I like the extra steps, but as you can see, the one on the left, which is without the Focal Soften and Dark Edges, looks just fine.

You can see just how much this quick 5 minute edit, made an inworld underwater shot go from being bland to actually looking like a shark might pop by at any moment.

I hope you find this tutorial useful, an get out and explore some of the great underwater sims of SL.

I took my shot at Pasifique, which is a sim that welcomes the public.

Full End Shot

I hope you enjoy Picmonkey!

Du Jour blogger search

Previously posted @ Paradoxical.

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Poolside Blogger and Other Misunderstandings

Previously posted @ Its Only Fashion.

My friends Whimsy and Sasy collaborate each round of My Attic for something wonderful. They make photoboxes for bloggers, or great items with lovely poses and props for everyone. When they passed me their item for this round of My Attic, my poor eyes that are adjusting to contacts (monovision, what fresh hell is this?) read “Poolside Blogger and Friends” in the description as this was something for bloggers, and their friends.

“Oh nice, another photobox for bloggers YAY” my brain said.

It’s not. It’s a big ass pool.

Now, because everything at My Attic is 95L you can pick up this big ass pool, that has splashable water (my eyes can’t read well yet I have to sort that out later), pillows with poses and beach towels also just LOADED up with poses. OK WOW this is the best 95L priced item in a long time.

I’ve decided now that I have a pool, that I’m going to spend my day outside in this teeny bikini from House of Hucci. I think you could see my goodies in that previous picture. You were really looking, weren’t you? Perverts.  I’d like to just take an aside here and point out that I’ve tossed down several old Arcade items – this is why The Arcade is brilliant for bloggers – amazing props for shoots :) plus I like my SL to have LIFE in it. I need these things for it!

I placed my pool right at the waters edge – I finally have an infinity pool Where are you going to put yours?

You can see the full gallery of stuff from My Attic here.  There is so much awesome this month, you won’t want to miss it.

This swimsuit chafes a bit.

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Earrings: (Yummy) Dreaming Mermaid Earring – Aquamarine (L)
(Yummy) Dreaming Mermaid Earring – Aquamarine (R)
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1
Hair: ::Exile::Walking On Sunshine – Hair Fair 2015
Bikini: ::HH:: Hucci Mermaid Holiday Bikini – Bottom (PHYSV2) COLLABOR88
::HH:: Hucci Mermaid Holiday Bikini – Top (PHYSV2)
Mani/Pedi: A:S:S
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Casual
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Slink Physique Utilities (alpha and layers) HUD V2.0 LARGE
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (S)
Pool, Towels and Pillows: W.Winx and Flair – POOLSIDE for My Attic
Radio: Tres Blah – Previous Arcade
Basket: Vespertine – previous arcade
Cooler: Consignment – previous arcade
Sunscreen: w.winx and flair – previous My attic
Books: Tres Blah – previous Arcade

Tutorial Thursdays – Blogger Editing Tools – Picmonkey: Part 1 – Quick Photo Processing

Previously posted @ Free*Style.

I have had so many suggestions for tutorials, I want to thank all those who have contacted me inworld, formally on here. Thanks for your positive comments, and your interest in keeping this project of mine going.
For today’s Tutorial Thursday I am going to be showing you Picmonkey, a fun browser site, that allows you to do some quick editing, without having to download anything onto your computer.
There is no requirement to sign up to the site to use it, though there are premium abilities with a paid account. All these special features are clearly marked when browsing the different menus on the site.
I am mainly a Photoshop user, but when I blog on my other avatars, I like to be able to do it quickly, in most cases, as blogging on 3 separate avatars, on 3 separate sites, can get a little crazy at times. I use Picmonkey for my two other avatars. 
I will be doing a continuing series on Picmonkey, but today I thought I’d show you a quick way to get a decent photo processed using the site. This could be good if you are a blogger starting out and have no post processing software, or just want to update your inworld profile picture.
The lovely LadyLight Koolhoven was my model for this shot today, which I will be editing with during the course of this tutorial. This shot is a raw taken inworld, in the windlight of her choice.
This tutorial will continue after the break, for the sake of the feeds that Free*style is published on.
If you are still interested, please click on through.

Please click on the photos when needed to enlarge the shots. This will help you better understand what is going on during each part of the tutorial.
When you go to Picmonkey, at the top you will see these icons. For the sake of this tutorial, we will be selecting the Edit icon. Then you will get a popup, and you just pick whichever photo you want to edit.
 You will arrive at this screen, which is your editing window. To the left are a series of icons, these allow you to switch between the different editing menus. At the top is another little bar, which is fairly self explanatory, the back and forward buttons allow you to erase a mistake, or see if you like a certain edit by clicking between the 2.
The Icons at the left are as follows(from top to bottom).
Basic Edits, Effects, Touch Up, Text, Overlays, Frames, Textures and Themes.
Today we will only be using Basic Edits and Effects. Like I said, this will be a quick photo processing. It normally only takes me 5 minutes, with text included.
First thing I do is crop my shot. You need to be in Basic Edit for this.
To the left you have the option of manually sizing your photo, or you can pick from a series of preset ratios, in the drop-down. I normally play with the resizer which is right on the photo, as it is easier to get the scene I want that way.
When you get it how you want it, hit the green Apply button. If you are not totally happy, just click the back arrow on the top bar, then try again.
So now I have it the size I want it, I want to make it look a little more “Special”. I do this in the Effects menu. So click the Effects Icon on the left sidebar.
Now, there are a lot of Effects, and you could play all day with them I am sure. I am just going to do a few for this photo, so you can get the feel of how to layer them.

Here I used the very first Effect option, which is Orton. I left Bloom and Brightness alone, and changed the Fade to 50%. Then clicked Apply.
I then click on Cross Process. I normally don’t use this for blogging, as this will change the overall colour of things, and I like to try to show items as close to their actual inworld representation as possible. Because this is just a tutorial, I am going to use this, as it makes for a more vibrant finished photo.

I kept the Effect on Green, and changed the Fade to 50%. Then clicked Apply. The change is subtle, but I like the slight change in the colours.
I then go way way down to the bottom of the list.
 Click the Effect called Focal Soften, you will see a circle on your photo, and it’ll look blurry around the edges. Go into the centre of the circle, click your mouse, then position the circle where you want the photo’s focus to be. I like a bigger focal point, so I enlarge the Focal Size to 80%. Then clicked Apply.
I then go to the middle of the Effects, to one called Dark Edges. It is my person taste to have a bit of a border, that isn’t just a set frame(you can put frames on in the Frame icon).

 For this shot, I changed the Intensity to 20%. Then clicked Apply.
At this point you could be done. If I was blogging I would watermark the avatar’s name somewhere, either prominently, or subtly.
Then you would save your finished photo by clicking save at the top bar. You will come to a menu, with various saving options. Pick what you want, save, then you are done!
Just so you can see where we started, and where we ended up, here is the side by side comparison.

I hope you enjoy Picmonkey!

Help us to help you: Let’s make SL Blogger Support even better

Previously posted @ Moni’s World.

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Hey guys! I just filled out this survey, and if you are a fellow blogger – you MUST fill this out now! Don’t be afraid to give your opinions ^^

Originally posted on SL Blogger Support:

We here at SL Blogger Support are keen to be not just the premier Second Life Group that specialises in support for those who blog about Second Life, we also want to be the very best we can be, for you.

We’d be very grateful if you could complete our first readership survey, so that we can best tailor this website’s content and design to your needs. It will only take a few minutes, and I’ll be analysing and sharing the results with you all next week!

Once you’re done, you’ll be redirected to this page – please then share the survey on your own blog and/or social media! The more responses we get, the more enlightening the feedback will be. Thank you!

If you have any problems with the embedded survey, the link to the stand alone survey is here.

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Help us to help you: Let’s make SL Blogger Support even better

Previously posted @ Colleens SLife In Pixels.

Originally posted on SL Blogger Support:
We here at SL Blogger Support are keen to be not just the premier Second Life Group that specialises in support for those who blog about Second Life, we also want to be the very best we can be, for you. We’d be very grateful if you could complete…

The frustrations of being a fashion blogger in second life

Previously posted @ THE FALLEN PATH.

Originally posted on Time and Lace:

Let me start by saying that this is post is going to be a little bit of a rant post. I need to get some of my frustrations out and this is my blog so I figure why not put it up here. This isn’t going to be a typical post, I’ll put a picture or two up here and I’ll link to it all at the bottom, so if you just want to see a fashion post, go to the bottom to see where I got the stuff in the pictures. This is some of my frustrations as a blogger. This is by no means to say that I’m the most popular blogger out there, far from it, I’m fairly small to a lot of people out there, so I’d hate to think of what those people go through, maybe it’s similar, maybe it’s not. This is just a…

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