Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
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.
Turn something BIG, small! miniaturize it using Photoshop.
Tags:How to Miniaturize Picture Using Photoshop,Miniaturize Picture Using Photoshop,Photoshop tutorial,use photoshop to miniaturize a photo,How to Turn Something Big into Small in Photoshop
Grab video code:
Welcome to another tutorial brought to you by photoshoptalent.com. In this tutorial, we are going to take something big and make it look small. What I mean by that is we are going to take this picture of a cityscape and make it look as if it is a miniature model. Now to do that, we are going to start of in quick mask mode. Now to get in to quick mask mode, all you have to do is press the letter “Q” on your keyboard. You will know that you are in quick mask mode, because at the top, your image, you will see the word quick mask.
The next thing that we are going to do, we are going to go over to the very left side of your screen, where the colors are. and, we are going to make sure black is in the foreground and white is in the background, if it is not press the letter “D” that should change it into black and white, if it does not click on the color and change it manually.
The next thing that we are going to do is we are going to select our gradient tool, which is this tool right over here. If by any chance; it is on the paint bucket tool, hold down your mouse button and click on gradient tool; that will select it as the gradient tool.
Next one, I want make sure our gradient is going from foreground to background, so go up to the top and click on this downwards arrow right here and make sure the first button is selected.
Next, we have a bunch of options to the right. We have linear gradient, radial, angle, reflected, and diamond. We are going to make sure it is on reflected. Once that is selected, we are ready to go. What you want to do now is select a focal point of your image. In this image, I am going to select this main bridge or highway right over here, the overpass. So, I am going to hold down the shift key and placing my mouse right above this overpass, I am going to drag my mouse while holding down the shift key to approximately the bottom of the skyline. Once I have it in place, I am going to let go and you will see a red gradient. The red gradient shows up when you are in quick mask mode.
Now, we are going to press “Q” again to exit quick mask mode. You will notice we have a bunch of what is called marching ants. If you can see here, that is basically your selection. So, we have the top part of the image selected and we have the bottom part of the image selected.
Now, what we are going to do, we are going to go up to filter, blur, and choose lens blur. Now, once the new dialogue box comes up, it maybe different in Photoshop CS one, two, and three. It may look a little bit different, but the options are mainly the same. Over on the side here, if I remember correctly this are basically the default settings. Set the radius to 15, threshold to 245 make sure distribution is at uniform, and I think that is pretty much about it. So, once you have that lens blur, click OK and it will apply the blur to your image.
Now, we want to make sure we deselect our selection. So, we are going to go up to the top and click select, deselect, or if you are on a PC hold down “CTRL” and press “D” on a Mac it is “command D”. So, now we have our image, which is focusing on our focal point, which in this case is the overpass, but things do not seem right. So, what we are going to do we are going to hold down “command” or “CTRL” and press “U,” which will bring up our hue and saturation window. Another way to do that, a longer way, you can go up to image, adjustments, and then hue and saturation. Once that is up, take the saturation and pump it up to let say 25. That will give your image a nice playful look and that is about it.
It looks a lot smaller than it did before. It is focusing on one part, which makes it seem smaller than it actually is. To compare it with the original, this is the original, and this is the new. So, there is a difference and you can do this basically with any image that shows a wide variety of objects whether it will be close up or far away.
Use your imagination and again be sure to check out photoshoptalent.com, there is a link in the description for more tutorials, contest, and information. I will see you soon.