Fortunately, the past does not matter anymore. But what to do, what can you do? Become familiar with the idea of getting up early. Become a member of the exclusive 5 o’clock club, step by step. This will totally change your life! Here is how you will achieve this important goal.
Textures: the endless world of imagination
We love textures. You too? Oh, of course you do! Definitely.
Don't you also admire those delicate, romantic floral images you find from time to time when browsing the web? Airy, light and incredibly fragile formations - impossible to find something like this in the nature. Those formations look like paintings but they are not. They are photographs.
As well, the romantic ocean views evoke our longing for the sea and the beach. Still, other photos that look as if they had sprung from the distant past. Painted on canvas, painted on wood, painted in times of the romantics.
As different as all those pictures may be, they have two things in common: First, they are layered with one or more textures and digitally retouched. Secondly, the intention was not to improve the picture, to let it look “like it was“, but to transform an imagined reality into visible truth.
Before pictures can turn into art, the question of “How do I work with textures at all?” presents itself. Because art and skill are invariably linked, and skill is derived from knowledge, the first requirement you have to attain is this knowledge.
But you don't have to reinvent the wheel. That's the reason why we created this little e-book for you. We have compiled lots of tips, inspiration, a step-by-step-guide and interviews on the topic of “texture”.
2. Knowledge: Textures in arts
3. Nora Peinzger Artworks
4. Why we use textures?
5. Which subject is qualified for textures?
6. How do you find suitable textures?
7. Quality of the textures
8. Layer functions and other useful tools
9. Preparative image editing
10. Step by step for beginners: Your first texture – Photoshop tutorial with pictures and textures
11. Step by step tutorial for advanced: A complex layer-composition with textures
12. Interview Bea Rautenberg, “Mixed Media Photography” artist
14. How to: Black Beauty – dark textures
15. The sensual, emotional moment
16. How to create own textures and were to find textures?
17. Closing Word
18. Blending Modes in Photoshop
19. Link tips
Each path has its hurdles and obstacles. Life challenges us daily, with one test over the other.
That's why these parents decide to give their children a few advice and words and fill a small notebook with a number of ideas that could not be more human.
"How life is so diverse! We don't know whether it will be enough. If only one set of it could benefit you, it would be alright.”
Many of us parents are willing to put in a lot of our time, resources, and energy to provide the best educational opportunities for our children in hopes that they will excel academically and be successful in life. We may think we are making sacrifices, but too often, despite our good intentions, we end up stressing out and hurting our children!
Loving our children means wanting the best for them and doing everything we can to help them attain their goals. The problem is that we don’t necessarily know what is best for our children, or what their goals are. What we think is best for them may not be their best; and the goals we set for them may not be their goals. To better understand our children, we need to build a safe, secure and trusting relationship with them, so that they could communicate their needs and thoughts with us with ease and confidence.
Often times, our children may not feel our love, because they think we are treating them like projects that need to be improved. With the pressure from parents, peers, schools, society, culture, and the pressure from within themselves, many of our children develop problems like aggression, addiction, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-worth, poor grades, sleep disorders, eating disorders, weight problems, etc.
But is this also true for their much older product: the Macintosh Computer, around since 1984. Compared to the mainstream Apple used to be a different world, and many elaborate computer users think about – and doubt – whether to switch to the Mac or not. Wasn't the Mac just for the creative people, for the people who weren't really power users? Is a Mac even a real computer? Or is it just some nice point-and-click thing, that lacks depth and complexity?
This is where this book comes in: it tells you in a different way than all the others what the Mac is and what it will do for you. It tells you from a historical perspective, shows its development and what each step brought for the user.
This book will tell you exactly what advantages a Mac has compared to the other competitors, like Windows or Linux. And it will tell you which of the many myths and rumors around it are true – and which aren't.