Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Preview!

This week the August 2020 issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! Below is a sneak preview of the cover, which features the amazing and talented live performers of the newly created, Kultivate Music Management! Look for more info in the coming days on additional articles and features in this month’s magazine edition!

Kultivate Magazine’s May 2020 Issue is Now Published!

The May 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue features artist and Kultivate 5th Annual Spring Art Show Best in Show Winner, Skye Joubert. The Dirty Pretty Sim, the HP Lovecraft themed Innsmouth Sim, and the Twins Exhibit at Carbone Gallery will be featured. The issue also contains articles on live performerContinue reading “Kultivate Magazine’s May 2020 Issue is Now Published!”

SL Photography: JPG, BMP, or PNG?

Saving your photos to your hard drive is a handy option, allowing you to save your photos to your PC for easy cataloguing or editing. Second Life allows you to save your photos as either JPG, BMP, or PNG. Which file format is best for your photos? When you take a snapshot in SL, eitherContinue reading “SL Photography: JPG, BMP, or PNG?”

SL Photography: The problem with profile photos

Kultivate contributor Myra Wildmist is back with a new tutorial! This time she discusses the problem with profile photos: Do profile photos look stretched or compressed to you? You’re not alone. There’s a good chance a large part of the Second Life (SL) community sees your profile photo wrong. The problem is Firestorm (FS) –Continue reading “SL Photography: The problem with profile photos”

Photofocus | History of Photography: Photos as Propaganda

As photography evolved, one theme remained fairly constant in the public’s opinion: seeing is believing. People generally regarded photographic prints as evidence of truth and reality. Steadily becoming more mobile, photographers tended to photograph scenes of current events wide, because as much visual information as could be jammed into a photo, the better the photoContinue reading “Photofocus | History of Photography: Photos as Propaganda”

30 years of the GIF | TechCrunch

Few technologies survive more than five years — let alone 30 years — without significant change. In the last 10 years alone, our phones gained 20x the processing power and added capabilities from multitasking to visual messaging. We’re on the fifth standard of HTML and have evolved from FLV to MP4 as the dominant videoContinue reading “30 years of the GIF | TechCrunch”

Adobe launches redesigned Lightroom for Android | TechCrunch

Adobe launched an update for its Lightroom photo management and editing apps on iOS and Android today. The iOS app for iPhone and iPad is getting a few new features, including support for Adobe’s selective brush, a new details tab and an interface update for the iPad version. That’s all pretty nice, but the biggestContinue reading “Adobe launches redesigned Lightroom for Android | TechCrunch”

Photofocus | Portrait Retouch Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10

Editor’s Note: For Window’s users looking for an all-in-one digital asset manager, RAW photo editor with layers, ACDSee Ultimate 10 offers a solution.  We invite you to check out a free trial of their application Source: Photofocus | Portrait Retouch Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10

Photofocus | Lightroom FAQ: Update Folder Location

This is useful function to know about if you are wanting to move a folder (or even your entire photo Library) from one drive to another drive. For example, say you are running out of space on one drive and want to move photos to a new drive to free up space on the original drive.YouContinue reading “Photofocus | Lightroom FAQ: Update Folder Location”

Photofocus | Selective Coloring Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10

Editor’s Note: For Window’s users looking for an all-in-one digital asset manager, RAW photo editor with layers, ACDSee Ultimate 10 offers a solution.  We invite you to check out a free trial of their application In this Ultimate 10 tutorial, we’ll learn an easy way to create a popular selective coloring effect, converting a photo to black andContinue reading “Photofocus | Selective Coloring Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10”

Photofocus | Create Keynote or Powerpoint Templates with Ease in Photoshop

I was recently asked to create a Powerpoint template for someone and soon realised that with a few Photoshop techniques creating, editing and creating individual assets was a breeze. To keep the whole thing as flexible as I could I used Artboards, Smart Objects and Create Assets. In this video I show you how toContinue reading “Photofocus | Create Keynote or Powerpoint Templates with Ease in Photoshop”

Photofocus | Mirrorless Camera Maniac: There’s An App For That

Most mirrorless cameras include wifi and the ability to work with a smartphone app, and most mirrorless photographers I talk to aren’t maximizing that connectivity and the included functions. The cameras themselves create the wifi, so you don’t need to connect to wifi wherever you are. I highly recommend you get used to using yourContinue reading “Photofocus | Mirrorless Camera Maniac: There’s An App For That”

Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations | TechCrunch

Instagram’s Direct feature just got more generally useful as a messaging option, with support added for external web links, and the ability to send photos and video in their original portrait or landscape aspect ratios without cropping. The first is really far more important than the second, mainly because it means users have less reasonContinue reading “Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations | TechCrunch”

Photofocus | Don’t Miss this Free Business Course for Photographers

Contracting for Creative Pros with Seth Polansky This course is free until 7/1/17In this course—specifically designed for creatives—professor, contract attorney, indie film producer, and musician Seth Polansky explains how to protect yourself when presented with an industry contract. Media and entertainment companies spend billions of dollars every year on creative talent. Get an overview of the typesContinue reading “Photofocus | Don’t Miss this Free Business Course for Photographers”

Photofocus | Photography Marketing: Creating Brand Engagement Through Instagram

Instagram is a constantly evolving tool, and one that has changed drastically over the past year. Now, more than ever, it’s important to follow some simple rules when posting to the social networking platform that can help you engage with not only your fans, but potential clients. Tag Businesses and Locations This might sound obvious, butContinue reading “Photofocus | Photography Marketing: Creating Brand Engagement Through Instagram”

Snapchat’s new eraser lets you ‘Photoshop’ stuff out of photos | TechCrunch

It’s Snapchat’s turn to copy Instagram while also staying one step ahead of its competitor. Today Snapchat launched a slew of new creative tools, several of which mimic Instagram’s features, including the option to remove the 10-second time limit on viewing photos that still disappear once closed. But Snapchat’s new option to let users eraseContinue reading “Snapchat’s new eraser lets you ‘Photoshop’ stuff out of photos | TechCrunch”