Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
But, let us start off by putting it in the middle of nowhere where it belongs. And I am going to that using this image right here rolling hills.
Now, this image was shot in Rocky Mountain National Park. Not so far away from Estes Park, and it was shot in the same day. So, it has a lot of the same lighting going on. So, that is going to help us and I would like to preserve the sort of rolling hill right at the beginning of the picture here and put it in front of the Stanley instead. And I am going to do that using a predefine selection outline that I have created in advance.
Now, many of these terms will become familiar to you throughout the training series such as selection outline, predefine selection outline and what I am about to say Mask. This is a mask that I have created in advance, and I am get to that mask by going to the channels pallet, and notice right at the bottom of the list, “Dimmed” in my case is an item that is called Mask.
Now, I should say by the way, I am working with a pre-release version the program. So, it is possible that when you are working inside Photoshop SC2, you may see a few interface items that look a little different. Do not worry about that, we should account for all differences because we are moving along here.
But in my case, the mask does appear dimmed. I am going to convert it to a selection outline to use the mask to put it in play by pressing the Ctrl key here on the PC where the command key on the Mac and clicking on mask. And, that goes and converts this mask into a selection outline here, which allows me to modify the pixels inside the selection.
For example, what I am going to do is I am going to move the selective pixels, this selective rolling hill here. I am going to move it into the foreground of the Stanley Hotel image. And I am going to do that using this tool, the move tool in the upper right hand corner of the toolbox. I am going to go ahead and select that tool, which allows me to move layers and selective portions of an image, and I am going to drag this foot hill’s image into the background image like so, so that it switches from one image window into the other.
And so now, I have all these trees on top of this rolling hill in front of the Stanley Hotel. Now, it is too far in front of the Stanley Hotel.
So, I am going to move it downward and notice, I can keep moving these rolling hills wherever I want to, just by dragging with the move tool because this image when I brought it in, when I brought the selection into a different image window has been converted to an independent floating layer.
So, I am going to go down here to the layers pallet and you will see that there is now the thing called layer 1 on top of the original background layer. Is not that great?
And what that means is this bunch of trees and there is dirt and all those other stuff that associated with the rolling hill is independent of the Stanley Hotel in back of it.
So I can move the rolling hill down. So, it just covers all that garbage, all that junk that was in the foreground of the image. All that shopping malls stuff and get rid of it.
Now notice for me, it is actually clicked into place. I know a good place here, I will click it into a good place here, I scrolled over to the sides so I can do that, so that this foreground hill lines up horizontally anyway. Fills up the entire width of the image.