Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Tags:learn photography,overlay ajustment layer,overlay ajustment layer in photoshop,photography lessons,photography tutorials,thestudiocoach
Grab video code:
Hello, I am Jean-Francois O’Kane. I am The Studio Coach today, talking about the gray layer adjustment, the overlay layer. This is a method I use very much in workshops and that many of you have asked how I do it.
So, one simple way to do this gray adjustment layer, you will use this when you need to adjust parts of your picture that need to be darkened, like the side of the windmill here and parts that needs to be lightened like the lawn here in the front. So, let us just add a new layer. And this layer, you may call adjustment and you will choose—this is the important part in the mode here, you will choose overlay and fill the overlay neutral color 50%, opacity100% and go.
So, now you have an overlay layer. And the overlay mode, the gray value, 50% gray value is impossible to be seen. So, whatever is gray is not seen. Whatever becomes lighter will make the image below look lighter and whatever is painted black will make the image below look darker. I will be choosing the brush here with an adjust diameter of the brush here for the mill here and I do choose a dark color, so my black here. You just have to press black, white here and by going on the mills on, by making some dark, you see I get some darker value on the highlight side. And you see here that my great patch is now stained with the black, making it darker. For example i want to make this little area in the sky here darker. You will see how we can get this darker. We want to put the whole sky darker, let us choose it lower opacity, lower flow here. Not to make a big change at time, but you will see how we can make this happen.
Now, with the enlighting feature, what I will do is that I will flip the colors to have the white here. You can do this automatically by hitting the X key on your keyboard. So by now being on the painting with white, here we go. so let us add some white and you will see as I paint on white, you will see the white being painted on the gray layer and you will see what is below, meaning the grass become more visible and more light.
So, this little tip here will not change the characteristic of what is below and will allow you to do on the same image, some adjustment of darkness and some adjustment of lightness. So, this is how we work with the overlay mask and you should try that whenever possible.
Here is I am Jean-Francois O’Kane, I am The Studio Coach. Enjoy working with your Photoshop.