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  • Vectorize a bitmap.

    by Gheburaseye | 9th of June, 2013

    As illustrator I ask myself on how to maintain the freshness of the images that I create manually. Often it is not easy because when I vectorize a bitmap I always find a myriad of nodes that .... I do not want! The software I use, inkscape, has this problem: for each... More
  • Maple Pecan Pie Recipe

    by Peanutroaster | 7th of February, 2012

    Everything tastes better with REAL maple syrup. Not that fake artificial corn syrup crud! We pour it on ice cream, make maple syrup cocktails and use it in cooking. Living on the border of Vermont, we take pride in real honest to goodness maple syrup. Next month will be... More
  • Problems with saving an eps (vector) file from inkscape

    by Debspoons | 5th of December, 2011

    Working with Inkscape: Saving a .svg file to an .eps file One way to solve a bitmap problem. If you have accidental blurs, transparencies, gradients etc and you are trying to save to an .EPS (inkscape) you will need to find them and fix it, before this will work.... More
  • Now I'm a Buyer As Well....

    by Davidwattsjr | 14th of September, 2011

    Friends, I've been submitting photos for several years now. But now I find myself on the other side of the table, so to speak. In addition to my photography work, I've also been writing an novel based on some fascinating events in the Korean War. I found myself needing... More
  • Geo Locations

    by Janine99 | 13th of May, 2011

    Has anybody noticed any advantages to using the geo locations maps eg increase in sales. I have just spent some time adding locations in New Zealand and Africa but wonder how this affects search engines. Can a propective buyer search for photos on a map? More
  • Pixel mapping

    by Williamardrey | 22nd of September, 2010

    I was reading my news letter from Olympus Inc. the other day and I saw something that piqued my interest. There was an article about pixel mapping. The article stated that a person could improve the quality of their exposures by doing a simple maneuver using the menu function.... More
  • Use SITEMAPS draw more visitors to your portfolio

    by Jsternig | 31st of August, 2010

    SEO 101: Sitemaps and Search Engines Sitemaps can help search engines and humans navigate your website more efficiently. Not only do they enhance the experience for some users, but it also provides an SEO benefit. I can already hear you beginning to ask: * What... More
  • Thousand files online

    by Robertosch | 9th of April, 2010

    Hello my dear Dreamstimers, Since yesterday I have 1000 files in my gallery. It was a difficult number to reach for me, but I did it, in the end. With a lot of reject experiences, black and white days... some of them may be gray, a few sales here and there... some... More
  • Europe versus world

    by Robertosch | 11th of February, 2010

    Check this out: I can see that maps are very popular in microstock photography,but is not not very simple to draw them. The secret is the quality of the illustration, and of course the keywords. But, if you try, your work will be rewarded. More
  • My first extended licence

    by Emicristea | 18th of November, 2009

    Hi. Yesterday i sold my first extended licence (P-EL) of my portfolio. I hope soon, other pictures will be in the same situation. Now, the first Extended is to a map (Israel relief shaded). This map was made by passion (i graduated the Geography University in Bucharest,... More
  • Butterfly and Country Map

    by Kenliu | 11th of September, 2009

    A period of time ago, I made some vectors about 81 different kinds of butterflies and more than hundred Country flag and map, I spent a lot of time and energy on it, and these vectors sold very well at another agent, so I think them might be some good Material for DS designers.... More
  • Magic of gradients

    by Mildegard | 19th of July, 2009

    I love sketches. And surprises :) Adding some colors with sometimes unexpected result is what I want to share with you. Just open a sketch in Photoshop and chose Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient map. Play with options there and find gradient that suits your image the... More
  • Pause, it's time for a bit of Illustrator

    by Andreeadobrescu | 6th of July, 2009

    Raster images are made up tiny solid color areas called pixels. Every pixel contains information about color and placement.The number of pixels determines the resolution of the image. A bitmap image of 600 pixels enlarged by 500% will have the same number of pixels but each... More
  • High Dynamic Range Images (HDR)

    by Bogdan | 3rd of February, 2009

    Since the last camera upgrade last year (details here), I've been experimenting with the HDR techniques. My previous cameras did not have the exposure auto-bracketing function, and this function was one of the reasons why I have decided to buy a Canon 450D. HDR comes from... More
  • Planetarium

    by Tamilsma | 30th of November, 2008

    Hi Everybody ! I am proud to be show my work of ultra high quality 3d rendered earth it may be very useful for your creative presentations. Also waiting for your valuable comments. More
  • World population map project

    by Emicristea | 29th of October, 2008

    I remember that when i was student at Geography Faculty in Romania, some of my teachers put as to make maps with population of the world (population by countries, density, human development index, structure by sex and others). They gived us some copied blank maps of paper... More
  • Making HDR Pictures (Part IIB)

    by Espion | 22nd of August, 2008

    (This is a multi part article. The other parts are here: Part I, Part II, and Part IIA.) The four tabbed panels below the histogram in Photomatix's Tonemapping screen, are Tone, Colour, Micro and Shadow/Highlights. Tone works exactly like Levels in Photoshop. Color... More
  • Making HDR Pictures (Part IIA)

    by Espion | 21st of August, 2008

    When you load pictures, in RAW format, to Photomatix for HDR processing you specify what algorithms the processor is to use to correct for camera movements and objects motions in the scene. There are two algorithms for each. In camera motion correction I usually take... More
  • Colorful Lake in Autumn

    by Metalrose | 20th of July, 2008

    Today I'm introducing you the beautiful Philippe Lake in Gatineau Park. I shot these photos with my Olympus digital E-1. The first 3 photos were shot on the north sandy beach of the lake. But I missed an amazing scene: a group of gooses flying down from the sky,... More

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