Tutorial : How to edit a background

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Hey guys! Doing another tutorial! Have you ever taken a picture in a style that you like and that has quality and then you look at the background and realize something is missing? This is the tutorial that will help you spice up that background without much pain or background removal, etc.

1. Take your SL shot as you wish, with a plain colour background (this might also work for non plain backgrounds… just play around)

2. Create a new layer and then select the colour white and brush opacity to about 9%. In the middle of your picture paint a light source.

3. Find a grunge type of textures! I really enjoy the free ones you can get from InsightDesign’s Blog! Place your texture on top of your picture and start playing with the layer mode.

I went with ‘ Lighter color’ and 54% opacity

4. With the eraser on a round brush, big size, around 30% opacity erase the texture on the focus point of your pic (in this case over the avatar)

5. On a new layer, select the round brush, with the colour black and 30% opacity and darken the corners of your picture (vignette effect)

6. Merge all layers and play around with curves, sharpen tools, etc.

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Feel free to post any additional question and share with me your pics of you trying this out! Hope you enjoy!

STYLCARD:
MESH HEAD> .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LEDA (April 1st)
NECKLACE> MG – Necklace – Maka Boho Feathers @UBER
DRESS> Tee*fy Kira Off-Shoulder Dress @C88
HAIR> ~Tableau Vivant~ Shabby hair

p.s didn’t really spend much time on this pic… this is super easy and fun for all of you are starting with photoshop… or even for those days when laziness kicks in!

. Young bones groan

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BRA> (NO) Stars & Harness Set – Bra
GLASSES> (Yummy) Anouk Glasses – Tortoise
NECKLACE> .ET. Magic Ride Necklace Gold @The Arcade
SHOES> JD – Polly @Fameshed
HAT+HAIR> little bones. (hat) Spell Circle
CAPE> OVH & TEXAS . Unisex Cloak . Black .
PANTS> The Secret Store – Audrey Pleated Pants – Houndstooth @C88
SKIN> -Belleza- Ashley Spring

.Lelutka Mesh Head – Review

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Hi guys! I haven’t done a review in a long time, but it is Friday night I work tomorrow so blabbing away seems like a good way to relax.
On April 1st Lelutka is revamping their Sim and coming out with 3 mesh heads: Ever, Leda and Aria. Pictures above we have Ever, was my favourite out of the three. These heads are made for the Maitreya body and according to Lelutka can work for the Slink body but¬†it wasn’t made to fit it specifically¬†. I actually wore it without a mesh body, and it seemed to be fine for me, so regardless make sure you demo if you’re planning to not use a Maitreya body with it.

The package includes, Alphas (eyes,no eyes, head+body alphas) , Main HUD, Lips HUD, Eyeshadow HUD, Hair base applier, Facelight and a lovely hair do.

Lelutka Mesh Head -Main HUD

The HUD is very easy to use! Glam Affair skin tones are the default on the HUD, so can easily be matched with your Lara body. There’s an open and close mouth option, open or close eyes, ear hide/show option that can be switched to your preferences.
One thing I’ve always admired on GA skins were the realistic details of the pores and shimmer bits, and on the HUD you have the option to control how much of that you want to see.
You can play around with the Eyeshadow and lip button and control the opacity of the eyeshadow/lipstick.
There’s two different lash sets, that can also be turned off and changed colour and as well the option to hide or show your hairbase.

eyelash colour change

Eyeshadow options: on separate HUD, but can be opacity can be lowered on the main HUD (Screenshots from SL)



Lips Option: Open and Close mouth on main HUD, separate HUD with a dark and light lip colour (red tones)

Dark lips, medium opacity, open mouth

Dark lips, full opacity, close mouth

Final thoughts, it is a pretty mesh head, and I am excited to see what it will develop into next, would be nice to eventually see skin makers/makeup lovers making appliers for these.
As for the eyebrows I only saw the default brown eyebrow, so I hope there will be an option for us blondies and crazy coloured hair gals.

CREDITS:

MESH HEAD> .LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER -April 1st
NECKLACE>[MANDALA]FEARLESS-(GOLD) @ Uber
DRESS> :V.e. Lana Fitted Dress Raspberry @UBER
HAIR> .Olive. the Steffi Hair @UBER
HAT> *COCO*_FeltFedoraHat_Black(WideBrim)

. surfin’ safari

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SHADES> (Yummy) Laura Palmer Shades @C88
EARRINGS> (Yummy) Vice Hoop – Gold
ROMPER> *Fishy Strawberry* Dew Lace Romper @UBER
BOOTS> ISON - thigh high hoove boots
NECKLACE> p.c; Dead Man’s Mask (non mesh)
HAT> [LeLutka]-REVENCHE hat – Marina – past uber

POSE> vibe_Leave the Pieces_07 @Shinny Shabby

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