Christmas Cruise on Dawn Princess
Dawn Princess is a beautiful cruise ship. We spent our 2016 Christmas holidays on board cruising around the Vanuatu and New Caledonia islands.
This video shows some parts of the ship and how relaxing it is on board.
My favourite island was Isle of Pines.
Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 Graphics Panel Explained
The latest release of Premiere Pro is great vlog editing software. The latest version is Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 and has a completely new way for us to make our titles. It’s now known as the graphics panel and access can be found at the top of the screen in the menu bar, as shown in the first image.
graphics → new layer → (choose your option)
As you can see, you also have the choice to create a rectangle, an ellipse or import any graphic image/video file on your computer.
The timeline panel needs to be selected to access the new layer option, simply click on any empty space in the timeline and you’re good to select your new layer option.
After making your selection, Premiere Pro places a new layer on the top video track at the position of the play head.(1) The new clip is automatically highlighted. Next you need select the type tool (3) If you can’t see the tools panel, go to the top menu bar again and choose
window → tools
with the text tool selected, click and drag to highlight the ‘new layer text’ in the program monitor (2) and start typing your jaw dropping title. Now you can design your text like there’s no tomorrow using the controls in the effects control panel (4) position the text anywhere on the screen, scale it to your preferred size, even make it see through using the opacity controls. If this panel is blank and has no visible properties to adjust the title, click on the new text layer clip in the timeline to see all your adjustable elements. Don’t forget, the elements are keyframeable, so you can make your text fly around the screen, just like a pro YouTuber.
Check Out the Latest Editing Software
If you’re thinking about signing up to get the latest software, I would highly recommend Premiere Pro. I’ve been using their apps in my graphic design and filmmaking business for years. All images and videos on all pages on this website have been created with Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro software. Click on the Creative Cloud image to the right (or below) to check out a huge range of apps to cover all your personal creative needs. That’s what I did and have never looked back.
Difference Between Illustrator and Photoshop
What’s the difference between Photoshop and Illustrator? Good question!
In a nutshell, Photoshop is great for editing files with pixels (like photos) and Illustrator is great for creating high resolution, vector files (no pixels). I’ll explain further, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.
jpeg, tiff and png are files also known as raster or bitmap files that Photoshop is ideal for working with. These files are made from millions of microscopic squares (pixels) that also make up screens such as your computer. Each pixel shows its own colour and is so tiny, our eyes are tricked into seeing the overall blend of colours the pixels show rather than the pixels themselves. But, in a low resolution image, like in the example photo, there are less pixels to blend the colours together, therefore images have less detail and look more rough or jagged where different colours meet. A high resolution image has 300 pixels per inch, also known as 300 ppi or 300dpi (dots per inch), this is classed as a high resolution image and will print with great results. Photoshop comes with a wide variety of tools, allowing you to manipulate any or all pixels in an image. There is no limit to what can be created, so learn Photoshop and let your imagination run wild.
Images created in Illustrator are based on outlines and shapes instead of pixels. These shapes are made by the user and can be circles, squares or text for example. Think of them more like hand drawn artwork or cartoon style illustrations, graphics and text. Images created in Illustrator are well suited to be printed on paper and/or made into signs. Again, vector images have no pixels so, whether the image needs to be small to suit a business card or a huge sign to go on a semi-trailer, the same image will be 100% sharp.
In the sample image you can see vector files can be zoomed to any size you like, maintaining beautiful crisp, clean edges that will print perfect every time thanks to Illustrator’s format.
Should you choose Illustrator or Photoshop?
They both have their advantages but, basically, if you are more interested in working with pixel based images like photos, want to blend colours together or into each other with an even gradient and only see yourself using your creations on the Internet, I would sign up for Photoshop.
If you are looking to create files that need to be printed and have defined edges with separate colours for each shape, I would go with Illustrator. I hope my example pictures help you to see that Adobe Photoshop is more suited to photos or blended colours and Adobe Illustrator is well suited for line style artwork. Text is also included in this style of artwork.
Link to Software
If you would like more info or to sign up for Photoshop or Illustrator, click on the Creative Cloud image to head straight to the right page on the their website.
New Bridge for Batemans Bay?
Recently, the Roads and Maritime Service has provided information relating to a second bridge to be built in Batemans Bay.
Watch this video to learn more.
Stepz Dance Concert DVDs
Dance concert DVDs from Stepz Dance Academy’s concert are now ready to order. This video shows a how to step by step process to order a DVD from the Batemans Bay and Moruya concerts. The video also shows a sample dance from the Batemans Bay concert featuring the Senior Tappers. If you would prefer to skip the video, you can simply click here to order your copy from my ‘buy online’ page. You have the choice of ordering the Batemans Bay or Moruya concerts and the option to order DVDs from previous years as well.
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