More poses… really?

Yes really, I know my previous post was about poses. But since then I decided to actually sort it and I found some really cool poses! Some I never knew I had!

So while everyone else are at the Skin Fair and Whore Couture, I’m hard at work sorting poses. I found this one from Sari-Sari – Voyage. One of the cutest poses.

3 So wait up! I’ll meet you at the Skin Fair.. and I’m bringing my suitcase!

Lola ♥

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Favorite pose

Hi All

Do you have that one pose that you have had for sooo many years, but you keep using it over and over.

I have one of those. This one from Atooly. Every single time I go through my poses I always love to use this one.

On the note of poses, how do you sort it? I have sooo many that it is impossible to find anything. Currently it’s all sorted under brand name, but I really struggle to find a pose if I was looking for sitting or a back up pose. Then I end up buying a new one, only because it is sooo much easier. I’m aware I may have like 200 sitting poses already. Let me know your magic formula!

Below is the pose I always use from Atooly.

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Arriving Home

Hi All!!

Yes! I have been away a while… well a long while. Mostly gone from blogging, but I have been around in Second Life. I have decided that I may start blogging again and there is a new store I will be telling you about, but more about that later!

When I said that I was around in Second Life, I really meant that I was around more in Second Life than blogging, but I was away from Second Life too. That was for around 5 months. Nothing has changed much since the time I left. This is a good thing, and a kinda bad thing. I didn’t have to update Lola that much, but I also didn’t have anything to be excited about. So I’m looking forward to exploring some more and showing you guys some stuff!

I’ll update my blog and add a resources page where I will link all the credits.

Hope you will join me on the journey again.

Much appreciated that you stopped by!

Lola

Tutorial: How to make your avatar pop

This is my first tutorial in Photoshop and I’m actually a bit nervous. I’m not doing it in a video, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.

From years of fashion blogging I liked to make my avatar stand out when I take a picture but I got really bored with the same wall background. But sometimes my avatar just blended into a more busier one and you never really notice her fashion. Sooo if you have the same problem. I have a really subtle but effective way to make it pop.

The picture below is not totally raw, I have already liquified the parts that was a bit jaggard and blended the neck where there was a bit of a line.

 Tutorial 5

1. Firstly, duplicate your layer. (CTR + J).

Tutorial 1

2. Change your layer mode to “Vivid Light”. This should make your picture really dark.

Tutorial 2

3.Then go to Filter > Other >High Pass. Play around with the Radius slider. This will make your image much more defined. Take care not to make the radius too high, since it’s a second life picture, it is already a cartoon and if it’s too high it may appear cartoonish. We don’t want it to be too strong. In my case I decided on 1.8. Three is about the maximum I normally go. The trick is to just define it, so if you turn off the layer, by clicking on the eye icon, you can see the difference.

Tutorial 3

4. Then click on Alt and your layer mask button.

Tutorial 4

5. Use your paint brush tool to paint the color white over the parts you want to highlight in the image. In this case I’m painting over the eyes of my avatar and the sides of her nose as well as her arms and stomach parts. Again this is really just a very subtle way of drawing attention to the part of the picture which you want to be a bit brighter. If you turn the layer off and on, you will see that it is just a little brighter, subtle but enough for it to stand out. Suddenly, when you look at the picture for the first time, you don’t see the back ground first.

You can play around with it until it’s to your liking. I just find this is a really soft (?) way of doing it and to still looks natural.

Below is the final picture. I added my signature and a border.

Tutorial: Make it pop

Much love!

Explore your heart out

I always loved photography and to explore. I have 100s and 100s of pictures since I started. I joined Koinup and just loved sharing them. But then I got into blogging and starting doing events and that lead to sponsors and soon all I did was log on, blog, log off. The whole cyber world and creativity of amazing sims for years and years passed me by without noticing, but recently, I stopped and I started exploring again. So the last two pictures I posted, was all somewhere on the grid.

The one below is a sim that has the most amazing fields and flowers and shabby equipment with pretty chairs and decor. As I continued exploring I found a door that lead into a cave and I found this amazing dark space with all the glistering lights and sparkly trees. I could not resist. The picture is a little dark, but the idea was to show the lights. It was really a hidden treasure. Go visit Tillicum Island and see for yourself. Explore your heart out, you never know what you might find.

Much love!

Stars

Feeling like a Diva

Nelson Mandela said “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

And I get on my high horse when people judge others. I  know I do too sometimes, but then I keep it to myself and move on. You can not judge someone unless you have walked in their shoes or if you are going to pay for their sins. Rather use that energy and live the right way and make a difference.

And that is my diva rant of the day.

Below, while I lean back looking like a diva, I’m wearing a corset and jewelry from Salt & Peper, shoes from BREATH and hair from the Hair Fair – no.match.

Have a great day!

Feeling like a Diva