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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.

What is a Cotisso?

What is a Cotisso? Having never heard the name Cotisso before, I had to do some research to find out what they were talking about at the Effetre factory.  It seems that this is the name they use to refer to a chunk of glass that here in the U.S is called glass cullet. So why am I talking about cotisso’s (A.K.A. cullet)?  Because when Mike went over to Europe last October, he got the factory to let him pick out a bunch of different colors of these intriguing chunks of glass and Frantz Art Glass is now offering some
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and Promotion.

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.

Glass Colors I Like and Why (10-15-10)

The new shipment of “Odd” neutral colors from Vetrofond are a fabulous base color for working with many of those expensive silvered glass colors made by Double Helix, Trautman Art Glass and Precision 104.
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and Promotion.

You need to be on the web! This site can help.

Weather you have a website, or not I found an online resource that can help you out.  Wix.com provides you a  flash website  with a ton of bells and whisltes for FREE. When I found it i had to try it. Im not going talk about how to use it because the Wix.com provides videos that are way more helpfull than I would be. Click here to view the videos. I slapped together a quick example. You can see it if you click on the “Wix Gallery” Page. I just scratched the surface of what it can do. You don’t
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Categories: Lampworking and Promotion.

How WordPress can help you: Part 2

I hope you got your free account at www.wordpress.com because here is the second part showing you how wordpress can help you. I’ll show you the basics of wordpress so you can get your website. Back end: Once you get your account, sign in to view your back end of your website. Here, all your tools are organized and easily accessed. From here you can make a new posts, pages, upload media, change themes, widgets and links. You can also change your settings for users, passwords, and account settings. Post: WordPress is commonly used as blogging software. Under the Post
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Categories: Promotion.

How WordPress can help you: Part 1

How Wordpress can help you. Do you want a website but you don’t know where to start? Don’t feel bad a lot of artists are in the same boat. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good website. If you can use Microsoft word or Gmail, you have enough skills to create a professional looking website with word press. It is the easiest and most versatile Content Management System (CMS) that I have tried.
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Categories: Promotion.