Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
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.”
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.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
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.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a solar system.
Tags:How To Create a Solar System - Photoshop,adobe software tutorials,adobenicnacs,create a solar system,digital manipulation,photoshop,Photoshop tutorial
Grab video code:
Hello and welcome to this tutorial from adobenicnacs.tk. And in this tutorial, we’re going to be continuing with our solar system scene. And now, we got all of our planets out the way. What we’re going to be doing is starting to put them all into one final piece. So as usual, there's a lot to get through in very little time. So let's crack right on.
So first things first, I'm just going to close—I'm going to actually leave it out for now. Then up here, I've got my solar system folder and then I’ll be going to planets and then to Photoshop documents. I'm just going to highlight all of them and drag them to Photoshop. We’re just to going to give them a bit of time to open and there we go, we have all of them, so we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, so we all have all 5 in total.
So now, what we need to do is we’re going to create a new file, and it's going to be a larger wallpaper preset. I'm going to press OK and we’re going to invert the colors of the background by holding CTRL-I and then we’re going to save it out straightaway. We go to file, “save as” in to solar system. And this time, we’re going to go into complete piece into Photoshop documents. We’re going to save this as “complete_one.psd” and then save this out. And no, we’re not prompted the maximum compatibility, so that’s fine.
Now, what we need to do is we’re going to bring in each of our planets. And what we want to do is we’ll start with the gas planet. And first, what we want to do is we’re just going to put this into a group, so it’ll help us deal with them later, even though it's only one layer, so hold CTRL-G and we’ll call this “Gas Planet.” And then using our move tool, we’re just going to drag this. See, I’m not used to Photoshop CS4. Alright, if we just drag this one out here, we can then go into the gas planet and drag this into here. And then, what we’ll do is we’re going to our next one, the Grilled Planet. Group this up, our two groups, and we’ll call this “Grilled Planet,” drag this in, then we’ll grab our Ice Planet and this planet, we name it “Ice Planet.” Drag it in until into all of the planet and group this “All Planet”. Bring it in, and then into the “Earth Planet,” group that, Earth Planet and drag it in. And I'm just going to maximize this now. Actually, we’ll minimize that and we’ll just put it back in our tabs.
Okay, so now we’ve got a whole lot of files, and see you all the groups have gone inside each other, so you can just drag them out, get them out of there. So the first one we’re going to do is if we look back at our final piece—in fact, we can close up the rest of these windows because we don’t need them now. It’s just prompting us to save because we grouped them, but we don’t need to really. And as you can see, the first planet we had was our “all Black Planet.” So what we’ll probably do is—actually, we won't do any of that, so we’ll just going to hide all of these. First things first, we’re going to create new layer. We’re going to set this to black because I won’t be able to switch them around. Then we hold ALT, press backspace and fill this layer with black.
Now, this doesn’t look like anything has happened, but that’s only because the background is black anyway. So in this layer, and if you just jump back here, then we’ll go to filter and we’ll render a lens blur. And what we want to do is just stick this up here, play with the brightness a bit maybe, and then we’ll just press OK with that. That’s fine. So now, we’ve got our sun. In fact, let's call it sun. And then we start out with all the planet because we know that one goes first, and you can see our Earth planet still stuck inside there. Just bring that out and then the turn the visibility of the layer off, open up all planets to the bottom and then we’ll just hold CTRL-T, and we’ll just hold SHIFT-ALT and drag a corner to shrink it from the center, just get down here.
And then, we’ll switch on our next one, which we’ll go back here. It doesn’t actually matter what you do, but just stick to the original. We’ll do exactly as the original looked. There's the gas planet. Let me just check that because it didn’t respond in the last ten seconds. Make sure you choose the group, hold CTRL-T, SHIFT-ALT dragging from the center, a bit bigger than our last one. You’ll take the scene even further and then we’ll just move out all planets and take that even a bit more. Just drag this into position.
The next was our Grilled Planet, so I’ll switch that on, CTRL-T. Now, as you can see, we've already got a problem, and that these parts here are slightly transparent but it's an easy fix to do. We just go inside our Grilled Planet, take this layer and we duplicate it by holding CTRL-J. Because there's two of it, it has lots of—let's say 50% opacity, which you could choose 100%. So there you go, problem fixed. So we shrink the group in and then we hold CTRL-T, SHIFT-ALT, drag and then shrink it into size.
Then the Earth Planet, make sure you are on the Earth Planet there before moving it. I’ll hold CTRL-T, SHIFT-ALT drag it just like the first time. And then what we’re going to do here is we’ll just select all these layers, CTRL-click the ice planet because we haven't chosen that one, and just move them down slightly. Then click on the Ice Planet layer then we want to make sure this one is at the very top.
Now we actually want to scale this one up. And there we go, so let me move that one up a bit and then you can just highlight all the group then call it Planets, and just move them to roughly where you want. And then what you may want to do is desaturate them all, so what we’ll do here is we’ll duplicate the group by holding right click duplicate and we’ll call this Planets Copy. We’ll turn off the main Planets one and then we should be able to right click and choose merge group, so that’s all one of our full image, so that means we can now, if necessary, desaturate it slightly so it’s turning the image.
It's up to you if ever you want to do this. I'm going to desaturate only slightly. Let's try minus 10 and then increase the brightness a tiny bit. So before and after, it's not necessarily necessary, right? That was weird, but—it's not necessary, but it can provide an extra look to your photo.
So that’s pretty much it, to be honest. If I just check this, all that we have left to do is add the signature. So if you have a signature—I didn’t now, so I'm just going to see if I can find lines somewhere on my system,. I’ll just import it from the old one. All we have to do, just drag this layer, actually bring this one out first and drag my signature in, drag it back into the taskbar or the tab bar, bring it down here, and we’re done!
So if we just compare the two, they are both different angles, size, but they're all slightly different and each one will come out slightly different every time we try, which is quite nice. So lucky to say, we’re finished.
I really hoped you’ve enjoyed this entire series and I’ve enjoyed filming it, I'm sure. So, other quick thing, I want to thank everyone so far who has beta tested my new site. There's a video on that, so that’s another quick thanks. But I could say I really hope you’ve enjoyed the series. Please comment, rate and subscribe to my videos and all the videos in this series. I really appreciate it, every comment you write, I really, really appreciate it. I can't tell you how much I do. Hopefully, I should have some After Effects tutorials up. That’s all I've got left to say really, so that’s something to looking forward to. But other than that, thanks for watching!