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Creating artistic effects
Michael

I the PS presets are not what you are looking for the only way to find your own style is to play and use PS a great deal. Its not easy and might take a very long time to find what you want - but its the only way.

10 27/08/2014 - 10:44 AM
By collywobles
Tee shirt print - shop fronts
One thing you may need to know. They will not print anything if there is any possible link to copyright. The experience I had was that I wanted to print a logo on a tee for my then baby Grandson. You will know that 'AC/DC' Logo that all good rockers wear, well I wanted to print an 'AB/CD' logo in the same font as the original AC/DC - but they declined to do it as it was too close to the genuine one. I had no problem with this but was disappointed. (8o)

8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Photographers needed

Quote: Same here, Jeremy Kyle is scary, dunno what he earns Smile

Whatever it is he's overpaid........... (8o(

29 21/08/2014 - 2:50 PM
By collywobles
Tee shirt print - shop fronts

Quote: How easy do you find setting up for selling different items?

No problem at all although it was so long ago I forget what I did, all I know is it was very easy. I have sold some items (not many) but have not claimed the cash yet as its not worth it at the moment. However, I don't put any time into the selling so its no wonder I have not made any kind of success with it. My friends own a large yacht in the Med and on their last 3 month trip around the Greek Islands I kitted the crew (5) out with silly job tees (Skipper, First Mate, Best Mate, Cook, Washer Upper)........ I have also done a few designs for people to buy and put on their own Tees.

I have found the company great to deal with and the products and range are superb.


Quote: What I like about Spreadshirt, is that you can just upload a design for the market place, rather than setting up shop with specific goods.

Tip: - When saving a file for uploading, save the file as a .png file. This way you can add only the graphics of the image rather than the overall size of the image( i.e. 6" X 6"0 --- if that explains it clearer.............

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8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Tee shirt print - shop fronts
I use Spreadshirt and have a Sales Shop set up as well.

The products are great, fantastic quality, good range, great service.

Spreadshirt

8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Photographers needed

Quote: If someone already has a job and owns a camera, then amortisation is not an issue, which means that the $12 an hour is spending money

I know what you mean here Mike, but at the end of the day the camera will need replacing and if you are doing more 'work' than just your hobby then its real cost. Try selling a second hand car that has been used as a taxi part time.............................! (8o)

29 21/08/2014 - 2:50 PM
By collywobles
Photographers needed

Quote: so we will pay 20% more.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm $12 an hour, that works out at about £8 per hour, about the same as 'living wage' here in the UK I presume travel expenses are on top plus the amortised cost of our Canons & Nikons and of course there's the insurance........

ARE YOU KIDDIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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29 21/08/2014 - 2:50 PM
By collywobles
Battery Life

Quote: Just had a look at the Duracell for the G5 and it's £21.60, which isn't a bad price. Bookmarked, just in case.

Just bought this for same camera and its great.

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31 21/08/2014 - 7:28 PM
By StrayCat
A Silly Question
Mmmmmm ! -- I know the problem, my Grandson keeps changing my Tom Tom Sar Nav language all the time, he thinks its hilarious.............

15 18/08/2014 - 3:55 PM
By gaelldew
Experience Seminars
Ooooops

email address info@eostrainingacademy.co.uk

Colin

10 16/08/2014 - 9:13 AM
By collywobles
Experience Seminars
The last contact I had from them (Nina Bailey & Brian) stated that they have stopped the physical Seminars and everything is now done on line.

I have attended about 15 of their courses from camera specific (Canon DSLR's ), photoshop, flash/lighting, to portrait and weddings, and thought they were brilliant. The last course I did was at their premises in Huntingdon.

The only info I have on them at the moment is an email address -href="http://info@eostrainingacademy.co.uk " rel="nofollow" target="blank">Experience Seminars

10 16/08/2014 - 9:13 AM
By collywobles
Robin Williams
Depression is something you struggle with on your own thinking no-one cares, but do not realise how much it hurts others especially your closest!

36 16/08/2014 - 9:28 PM
By Paul Morgan
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: The issue of smart meters was to reduce meter reading by house visits and so that the energy companies could have our readings whenever they wanted them , and that they would be accurate

The companies do not make the claim that smart meters will give accurate results, they say that it will make billing easier which is not the same - and the reason of course is that they do not have to have feet on the ground.......

The only accurate way is to take readings yourself and input to their website --- and then make sure they update your bill to the same level.

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30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: These companies are trying to get the money in there accounts so they can earn the interest on it. Whats the difference between them having you in credit or you owing them...........they earn more if your in credit!!


All I can say is that lots of people are having a different experience to mine. EDF have just recommended I reduce my monthly DD based on my last meter readings which I provided, I called them and told them with winter on the horizon I would prefer to keep it as it is, they said fine and emailed confirmation.

I have changed supplier twice in three years with no problems whatsoever. British Gas - EON - EDF.. Maybe my Financial Analytical skills play a great part!

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30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: The reason the energy use estimated reason is to increase their profits. They deliberately collect excess money from customers, then they sit back and earn interest from the customers money that is sitting in their bank account.

Don't understand all this overcharging, all you have to do is provide them with monthly meter readings and you are always up to date. If you are being estimated and overcharged its your fault for not correcting it.

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30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: I have a south facing roof and have solar panels fitted, last year it earned me £885 and my electric bill was £49.08 (the year before my electric bill was £512) so my 7 grand investment is worth every penny.

Just to make a correction here, your investment of £7K made overall about £150 per year if you paid cash including the offset of interest you might have earned on the £7K in the bank.. If you got a credit loan for the £7K you made nothing.

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30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
Reporting an image ... ?


You must mean this one of a typical Yoga position................... SadSadSadSadSadSadSad TongueTongue

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8 01/08/2014 - 12:00 PM
By TanyaH
Printing for a 'Locket photo'
Measure the dimensions of the locket and then change the image size to the same size. I just did this with a wedding photo that we wanted.

5 30/07/2014 - 4:45 PM
By EJJ150847
How Fleeting is Life
following on from my previous post, I was with Gordon at his bedside when he died and I felt so privileged to be there at that moment, At the time it was heart-breaking but now when I reflect on that moment I'm glad I was there.....Sad he called out to me in his final moments and I would love to know what he wanted to say............ Sad

8 26/07/2014 - 2:43 PM
By thewilliam
How Fleeting is Life
Know the feeling Denny. I lost my best friend I have known since 1965 to cancer a few years ago, and now still take his wife with us when we go on holiday, the four of us had many good years, walking Hadrians Wall, the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, Skiing in the Alps, Mountaineering in Italy, Canal Cruising and Sailing, Australia, Florida, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain ........ we have many happy memories and even to this day when we go into a pub when on holiday, we always buy a beer for him and place it on the table........... Makes us sad, but honours him and we talk about the good times...........

8 26/07/2014 - 2:43 PM
By thewilliam
which is best digital camera to buy for Home use
Paresh

Your question is so wide open that any camera off any camera shops shelf will fill your needs -- -- -- unless you tell us more about what/where/when/why you take photos......

Its like me asking you what car should I buy?

€olin

6 24/07/2014 - 4:29 AM
By StrayCat
Perish the Thought
Straycat, have booked 737 Flight Sim for Sept 14th. Tx

12 19/07/2014 - 11:57 AM
By keithh
wedding photography organisation
Yeah, I know the feeling. The one organised thing you should do though is to visit both the church and the reception venue in the days/weeks prior to the wedding to check out lighting/exposures, layout, best places for shots, a Plan B if its peeing down etc etc.............. and can you park the car, I had a wedding venue in a Church opposite Southend Football ground and it was their first match of the seaon and they were playing at home, I could not park anywhere, in the end I finished parking a whole train stop from the church and had to run with all my gear back to the church------- that was stressful...

Good Luck.

10 16/07/2014 - 4:38 PM
By WhiteRose1
wedding photography organisation
There is a saying "keep it simple stupid" not directed at you personally, its better to keep it simple on the day and do all organisation on the computer later. The more complicated you make the day shooting the more likely you will make a mistake. Concentrate on taking the best photos....

€olin

10 16/07/2014 - 4:38 PM
By WhiteRose1
Planned obsolescence
That's true, they have always been able to make lifelong light bulbs but its not a great marketing strategy..................

16 14/07/2014 - 11:09 AM
By mikehit
Shopping problem
I'm having trouble understanding what the difference is between suitable and unsuitable tiles for underfloor heating unless its to do with their coefficient of expansion.......

3 10/07/2014 - 9:22 PM
By collywobles
Shocked at the price of Photography!

Quote: There does not seem to be many debates on here nowadays so I have been looking elsewhere for entertainment.

Lucian, trust me, you are all the entertainment we need. Tongue

37 20/07/2014 - 2:22 PM
By dpr59
If Evolution isn't true
Why is it that after millions of years of Lemmings jumping off cliffs, they have never learnt to fly? (8o)

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82 12/07/2014 - 8:14 PM
By gcarth
If Evolution isn't true

Quote: If Evolution isn't true - as Creationists and others believe - how could you explain bacteria evolving to become resistant to antibiotics that used to wipe them out years ago?

Its called evolution!

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82 12/07/2014 - 8:14 PM
By gcarth
What Would You Do
Mmmmmmmmm I can taste the Venison Steaks now............................................. !

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11 03/07/2014 - 8:15 AM
By Crazycurtis28
what opensource / free software for editing?
............ and don't forget Perfect Effects 8......

16 19/08/2014 - 9:03 AM
By rhol2
Which Printer Epson or Canon
Had a Canon since 2003, printed hundreds of photo's and thousands of documents with not one problem. Obviously replaced inks many times and always used Canon inks.

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15 26/07/2014 - 11:29 PM
By thewilliam
How do They Come Up With Them?
I'd sooner pay $11,990.90 than £11,991.00 Grin

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12 25/06/2014 - 8:19 PM
By SlowSong
currencies of countries
Ahh I see..

9 25/06/2014 - 7:00 PM
By StrayCat
Balancing ambient light and flash for interiors
FEL is the answer

9 26/06/2014 - 10:26 AM
By Evertonian
Funny notice on websites.
A man and a woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant.

They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands.

The waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly
sliding down his chair and under the table, but the woman stared straight ahead.


The waitress watched as the man slid all the way down his chair and out of sight under the table.

Still, the woman stared straight ahead.

The waitress, thinking this behaviour a bit risqué and that it might offend other diners, went over to the table and, tactfully, began by saying to the woman "Pardon me, ma'am, but I think your husband just slid under the table."

The woman calmly looked up at her and said, "No, he didn't. He just walked in the door."

2 24/06/2014 - 2:34 PM
By collywobles
Colormunki problem

Quote: What a very helpful bunch of answers the OP got.

He did walk into it though........

A bit like when Lucian asks a question when he is supposed to be a professional wedding photographer.

14 15/06/2014 - 5:54 PM
By Colin Smale
Photo Tee Shirts....
Ade

I use Spreadshirts.

You design your own Tees, Shirts etc. Have used them for years. Have also designed a few T Shirts for resale on their website.

36 14/06/2014 - 4:00 PM
By saltireblue
Books that make you cry
My Cheque Book......... (8oP

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27 15/06/2014 - 12:47 PM
By Paintman
New Members Gallery
This idea can work in a club competition where a tog can build up points in competitions but cant see how it would work on the site, For example how and who would decide which image goes into which category, if we have beginners, inter, advanced......

5 09/06/2014 - 9:15 AM
By collywobles
Feeling depressed can you advise me on so called friend please?
Forget it, and move on. Going through it and discussing it is not gonna make it go away, so just forget it....... and as for Spiritualists, give them a wide berth!

22 02/06/2014 - 9:39 PM
By LouiseTopp
Is it worth me downloading malwarebytes?

Quote: I think my pc is put to defrag once a week

Not good advice Louise, no need to do this regularly, if at all. It doesn't do the HD any good to do this often.

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15 28/05/2014 - 6:01 PM
By LouiseTopp
.Com v .co.uk domains?

Quote: How will they be wasted. I read that they will still be in use as will others like .org and .com

Ha ha ha ha - do you not read the newspapers Lucian

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21 25/05/2014 - 11:14 AM
By ade_mcfade
what is the gen on Topaz ?
Don't forget the free Perfect Effects 8 quoted on here recently, I find it as good as Topaz.

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15 13/05/2014 - 9:24 PM
By Bluke
How do you deal with Junk (Postal) Mail

Quote: Putting it back into the postal system only creates a further burden on an already pressured system and will ultimately increase postal charges to everyone.

...not if everyone did it, they would soon get the message and stop doing the delivery.

16 13/05/2014 - 5:01 PM
By dark_lord
How do you deal with Junk (Postal) Mail
For those who want it.


16 13/05/2014 - 5:01 PM
By dark_lord
How do you deal with Junk (Postal) Mail

Quote: There is an opt out option from royal mail , never got round to do it, and see how effective it is.

Have done that and its not made any difference. It means the Postie has to know who has opted out and who has not, so they wont do it, quote from my Postie.

16 13/05/2014 - 5:01 PM
By dark_lord
How do you deal with Junk (Postal) Mail
I am curious to see how others deal with the mass amount of junk postal mail (not email) which is delivered by the Post Office. Normally I would just put it straight into the paper recycling box and leave it at that but this mail seems to be increasing in leaps and bounds and I want another way to be rid of it.

I asked my local postie not to put it through the letter box but he explained that he has to do this as it is a contract between the junk mail sender and the PO. I am getting leaflets with my normal post advertising everything from double glazing to invalid scooters to weekend breaks . I registered with the Mail Preference Service but apparently this does not stop the junk mail which is delivered by the Post Office. I have just returned from a few days away and there were 18 leaflets on the mat along with my true post.

So! I have now decided for every junk leaflet put through my door by the Postman I collect all them up once a week and post it back into the red letterbox, in other words I return it back to the Post Office. It may sound petty but there is no other way to send a message to these wasteful intruding mailers, unless you know different!

How do you handle it?


Colin

16 13/05/2014 - 5:01 PM
By dark_lord
Faster Broadband for your business in some city's
Was informed a month ago mine goes from 60 to 100 in June....... he he!

5 09/05/2014 - 9:52 PM
By Nick_w
Anyone used signwriting on there cars?

Quote: I have got myself a job as a takeaway delivery driver...........

Lucian, you really do take the cake and ask for everything that you get.................. your business acumen is laughable!

47 07/05/2014 - 6:10 PM
By ade_mcfade