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Bead Photography Tip: All white background tip

I like shooting  beads on a white background. It provides a uniformed look with other photos, background colors don’t interfere and it allows me to easily isolate the the bead in Photoshop for compositions like ads or banners. But one problem I come across from time to time is losing the details in the edge of the  bead. This usually happens because the bead itself is pale and it looks like the  white is swallowing the bead. After some experimenting I came across a simple solution.  I place  a large piece of black cardboard behind it out or frame. By
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Categories: Bead Photography Tutorial, Lampworking, lampworking techniques, and Promotion.

Photography tip for shooting clear dichroic

After photographing  some Dichroic Scraps and I discovered something I wanted to share. The Dichroic Scraps will be on sale in the Fun House so they needed some photos. The scarps were of dichroic on clear. I had a problem was when I was photographing them on white I was loosing all detail. So what I did was place a black piece of foam-core out of frame to see if I could get a little contrast and something really cool happened. The color on the Dichroic Scraps jumps out.   Here is what append when I placed a black piece
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Categories: Bead Photography Tutorial.

How to create a DVD cover in Photoshop.

I just wrapped up my Photoshop for Lampworkers DVD and just finished the cover artwork. I want to show you the process of how I created a cover. I thought it would be helpful to those of you who want to create your own tutorials, Ads or promotional graphics like fliers, ads or web graphics. My Goal for the design was simple, clean but not boring.
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Categories: Bead Photography Tutorial, photoshop for beadmakers, and Promotion.

Update on Reactive Silver Glass

In my struggle to learn how to get the most out of  all those reactive silver glass colors that have come out on the lampworking market, I have stumbled on to some lovely combination’s. I ask almost ever beadmaker I come in contact with, what do they do with the reactive silver glass colors?  Have they found any good combinations or ways to use this somewhat temperamental glass? One of the best answers I have heard was “Make Twisted Cane out of it”!  I decided to do a bunch of experimenting around this idea.  I tried a lot of different
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Bead Photography Tutorial, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, lampworking techniques, and Silver Glass Colors.

Photoshop tips to prep your bead photos for the web

In this video I’ll show you how to adjust and prep your bead for the web.   I’ll be using Photoshop CS2. The 4 steps I show are: Levels (To adjust contrast) Hue/Saturation (To adjust the color tone) Cloning (To remove unwanted items) Cropping for web When watching it I recommend making it full screen and “HD”. Thanks and have a great day, Keith
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Categories: Bead Photography Tutorial, lampworking techniques, photoshop for beadmakers, and Promotion.