Have you ever wanted to create a background image using a cool pattern you found online? This can be done by creating a seamless pattern background in Photoshop. It’s easy to do and your finished image will make a great backdrop for your ProShow slideshows.
The basic steps in Adobe® Photoshop (and Photoshop Elements) are:
Voila! You’ll have a beautiful patterned background to use in any of your ProShow slideshows.
We wanted to share this great video by our friends over at Discovermirrorless.com featuring Rob Knight, a photography and Lightroom instructor based in Atlanta GA. Rob’s a travel photographer with an emphasis on the natural world and has started incorporating ProShow Web into his workflow to create photo + video hybrid productions.
In this video, Rob shares how he uses still photographs and video to help tell his stories. Read more about Rob and learn more about his process on Discover Mirrorless >>
Today’s post comes from photographer Roman M. Kurywczak. He shares his top tips and tricks for shooting great night photography.
I have been fascinated by the night sky since I was a child. Living in NJ I really wasn’t able to see that many stars because of all the light pollution. My parents had a place in the Catskills and I spent my childhood summers there with my brothers and extended family. That is where I first gazed at a star filled sky and marveled at its wonder. Once I took up photography, I made it my goal to try and capture that beauty on film. I had decent success with star trail photography but wasn’t able to capture the Milky Way or star filled sky like I had always dreamed. That all changed when I got my first digital camera from Hunt’s Photo and Video in December of 2008; the Canon 1D Mark lll.
ProShow Gold allows you to create simple to elaborate digital photo slide shows for computer, mobile, and HDTV playback. The software is highly customizable, with hundreds of transition effects, many audio options, the popular “Ken Burns” pan and zoom motion effects, and a variety of output formats.
Looking for great photo + video slideshow software? Download ProShow Gold free today >>
This week’s video comes from Ummi Ammar who created a neat animated typography effect in ProShow Producer. The captions follow along with the spoken word soundtrack so you can hear the speaker and read the words on the screen as he speaks them. A really spectacular effect that had all our heads spinning!
For those of you brave enough to try this yourself, Ummi typed in each caption by hand and then used the capture frame function to save as a JPEG. Using a slick combination of caption keyframing and motion effects, the captions were meticulously synced to the spoken word soundtrack creating the effect you see in the video. The background was kept solid white and a rounded PNG gradient was used as a top layer to give the overall look more depth. Awesome job Ummi!
If you’re thinking about a rebrand —chances are good that you’re looking for a change in how your business (or product) is performing. The whole purpose of a rebrand is to achieve a specific business objective by altering the perceptions of your company or product. To do so, you must address the individual elements that make up the brand’s identity, controlling how it looks and feels to the world.
Why rebrand? A successful rebrand has many benefits. Not only should it help you stand apart from your competition, it should also make it easier to attract new customers who may not have considered your offerings before. It can also help certain problem areas, like closing the disparity between what you think you should be able to charge, vs. what customers think your services are worth.
A rebrand is not the solution to everything but it has the potential to breathe life and energy into a stale or uninspired business rut.
Rebrands vary in scope. For some companies, a rebrand involves a somewhat minor, cosmetic makeover of identity elements, such as logo, tagline, and brand color(s). In other cases, the rebrand is major and part of a bigger fundamental shift in a company’s ideology and direction. The rebrand may influence product design, production practices, customer policies and marketing strategy.
No matter how big or small the change is that you seek, a successful rebrand involves two things:
1) Making informed choices for your rebrand based on research & experience (not just gut feelings & emotions)
2) Consistent implementation of your new brand elements.
Here are 10 tips to keep your rebrand on track and implemented successfully:
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