Collection: Twins - Old Souls At BirthCollection: Twins - Old Souls At Birth by techgnotic
Twins: “Old Souls” at Birth?
Look into the eyes of these photographed twins in this special gallery.
Twins always seem to possess an “old souls” essence in their characters, probably because of the several profound aspects of “twindom” that the rest of us will never have to contemplate, let alone live through on a daily basis. Can you imagine having an almost perfect mirror image of yourself, living alongside you every day? Some reflexive
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-14-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-14-15 by techgnotic
Today's Headlines From The News DeskMarch 14, 2015
Happy Belated Birthday, Marquez!
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author credited with inventing magi
How To Enjoy Life On DeviantArtCommunity WeekHow To Enjoy Life On DeviantArt by HtBlack
There have been many articles written about this subject, but my article today touches on something a bit different: communication and its difficulties, and how to overcome them.
DA is like a class full of foreign people
It's as simple as that: DeviantArt is a mixture of cultures (which is a beautiful thing). However, we always tend to fall in the habit of considering everyone similar to us, or coming from our same background and culture: that's because in real life, most of the people around us and most of our friends are exactly that. We share with them a hometown, school courses, workplace, a "history" - and we can see them: just their facial features can tell us about their heritage and about things that maybe we could or should avoid saying or joking about. But on DA, very often, the only thing we share with people who become our watchers, or deviants that we interact with in the forums or groups, is
March FeaturesHere's just a small taste of what I've been ing the past month:March Features by LDFranklin
Orange Splash by nickw324 The Garden Gnome by alexgphoto The Sky Is Everywhere by HeidiK1 ICE by MrsChibi Happy Birthday James by BlueIvyViolet Wings And Wheels by suezn Hyla arborea by DangerousLuke Mango Rose Cheesecake by cakecrumbs Alien Facehugger by FUVL Magnolia by ajkabajka Dancing Lava by ShipperTrish Flying Turtle by Fivelinger Non-Indigenous 2 by NiteOwl94 Golden Waters by wind-princess Springtime? by marrgit
I work with digital media. I also bake, and I enjoy food dye. |
I'm an honest person.
I love the colour pink.
When I +Watch you, this means I will comment on your art
That is all.
|In Photoshop, just because you have used the pen tool to create something, it does not necessarily mean it is a vector - and it also does not necessarily mean it is vexel just because it was done in Photoshop and not in Illustrator.|
The pen tool has two options in this respect, which are called "Shape layers" and "Paths". If you are using the shape layers setting, you are indeed making vector shapes, if you're using the paths setting, you are making raster layers, which are made out of pixels and do not have the vector qualities of scalability.
If you are unsure whether you're making vector shapes or layers, here are three simple ways to tell the difference while you're working:
1. Look at the pen tool setting - is it set to shapes, or is it set to paths? Hover over the selected icon to find out.
2. Resize your picture to about 50-100 pixels across - make it really small. Then resize it again back to its originial size. If the quality has been damaged in any way, you are not using vector shapes.
3. Start a new path. Does it automatically create a new shape layer or are you still working on the layer you previously had selected? If it is the latter, you are not working with vector shape layers.
Lastly, if you merge any layers or add any Photoshop filters, your image will no longer be a vector. You can use layer effects such as 'gradient overlay' and 'stroke' which you find in the FX menu beneath your list of layers. Why? These will scale along with the vector shapes, but filters (noise, lens flare, texture) will not.
Here endeth the lesson!
See this deviation of mine for the visual tutorial version of this Did You Know? box.