Custom Light Manipulation – DIY Soft-Box Covers for your Studio Strobes

Here's a quick & easy way to make your own soft-box covers to narrow or shape the light from your soft-box panels. It only takes 10-30 minutes, depending on what shapes you're making, and only costs anywhere from $12-25, depending on if you already have Gaffers Tape & Elastic Banding etc. I had two extra … Continue reading Custom Light Manipulation – DIY Soft-Box Covers for your Studio Strobes

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How to Make a Movie Theater with Movie Screen & Overhead Projector in your SUV

This is a write up on how I made a Mobile Movie Theater in the Back of my Xterra Things you Need: 1 length of 1/2" PVC Pipe 1/2" PVC T-Connectors (x4) 1/2" PVC L-Connectors (x4) One piece of 1/2" Thick high-quality wood, about 5.5" x 8.5" 1/4" half-circle metal pipe brackets (x4) 1/2" long … Continue reading How to Make a Movie Theater with Movie Screen & Overhead Projector in your SUV

Book Binding

Tools and Materials Sheets of paper for binding into a book Bone folder StudioTac double-sided adhesive Heavyweight papers for end pages Pencil Jade glue Paint brush Headband tape Craft knife Binder's board (acid-free) Book canvas Iron-on transfer paper (optional) Binding a Book How-To 1. Collect all the sheets of paper you wish to bind into … Continue reading Book Binding

Working with Shellac for Decorative Applications, Creative Compositions, Artwork, Etc

Things you Need: Neutral / Natural Premixed or Dry Shellac Black / Dark Premixed or Dry Shellac Powdered Pigments in Various Colors Denatured Alcohol Metal Putty-Knife Rubber Gloves White Chalk or White marking Chalk Pen Square Sheet of 1/4" Glass, used as a Palette Detail Paint Brushes Fine-Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 FFFF-Grade … Continue reading Working with Shellac for Decorative Applications, Creative Compositions, Artwork, Etc

Some of my Google Earth Overlays for China – GDP Map, Population Map, & My Updated Province Map, with Legends

These are my own KMZ Overlay Files I created for Google Earth, for China My China Per Capita GDP Map Overlay I Created for Google Earth, with a Color-coded Legend Download Here: Kalani's China GDP Overlay My China Population Google Earth Overlay, also with Color-coded Legend Download Here: Kalani's China Population Overlay My China Updated … Continue reading Some of my Google Earth Overlays for China – GDP Map, Population Map, & My Updated Province Map, with Legends

How to Assemble & Attach the New Internal Laptop Cable Connectors

The new small black cable connector assemblies are quite difficult to assemble if you havent seen them before, or how to connect them They are very fragile and can seem impossible to put together, especially the wider ones There are 2 types: Wide & Narrow Removal Carefully lift the black piece up 45 degrees, and … Continue reading How to Assemble & Attach the New Internal Laptop Cable Connectors

Manual Monitor Color Calibration with Professional Results, without Expensive Calibration Devices

Step 1: Prepare a Photographic Grey Card with White on the other side. Find Some stock images, one with mostly Strong yellow colors, one mostly strong red colors, one with mostly strong green colors, and one mostly strong blue colors. Also find some nice Ansel Adams Photographs in the Grey Ranges Ideally, you can have … Continue reading Manual Monitor Color Calibration with Professional Results, without Expensive Calibration Devices

How to Create your own Custom Icons & .ICO Files

To Make your own Custom Icons:  - You can use a graphics program like GIMP or Photoshop to create your graphic PNG file You can also import an existing Icon for editing, as such: Extract the Icon from the DLL or EXE file first,as described here: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=302 Then import it to your graphics program and edit … Continue reading How to Create your own Custom Icons & .ICO Files

Editing Copies of Smart Objects & Other Smart Object Tips in Photoshop

Basics: Select everything you want converted to a smart object, right click the layer in the layers pane, and click 'convert to smart object' Right-click it again, select 'Duplicate Layer' LOCK one of the layers, and right click the layer you want to edit and select 'edit smart object', If you dont lock the layer, … Continue reading Editing Copies of Smart Objects & Other Smart Object Tips in Photoshop