Getting my Head around PS cs6 #InWorldz

For almost 11 yrs now I have been a content creator for virtual worlds, when I began in #Secondlife February 2006, I tried photoshop, but just could not get my head around it, then I found paint.net even with that it took me a while to learn about layers & I was always aware that there was only so much that I could do with the program, even with the plugins for brushes & effects. I knew that if I could just use #photoshop then my textures, therefore my designs, would be so much better. I did try Gimp as i heard that was very like photoshop, but I would open it up see the 3 windows & quickly close it again. I have tried photoshop a few times over the years & have never felt as comfortable with it as i do using paint.net. However I think all that is about to change with the PS Cs6. I don’t know why but suddenly its beginning to make sense to me. I am comfortable with the interface though its a lot harder than the one I am used to with #paint.net, I don’t feel as overwhelmed by it as I once did. There are 1000’s of tuts on youtube on how to do things & I can hardly wait to begin designing my very 1st item of clothing with this wonderful program. I love all of the brushes I have found Free & installed. I love playing about with them all & seeing the wonderful effects I can use on my textures. For years I have gone with ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ now its ‘Your never too old to learn’ I put it all down to my faith in LOA which has literally changed my life since I became a deliberate creator of my own reality. There is Nothing I cannot be, or do, or have!

Rosa 😉

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Bargain Hunters Monthly Sale ~ August 1st & 2nd

Welcome to the Bargain Hunters 48 Hour Monthly Sale List for AUGUST, you will find listed here all the Merchants participating in this months sale.
Happy Shopping 🙂

SALE starts at midnight last day of this month and runs for 48 HOURS until midnight on 2ND OF THE MONTH.
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1. Sophia Fashion

2. Chrisje Tattoos, jeans & art

3. Jewelry by Timeless Designs
4. Timeless Textures Main Store

5. Ro!Act Designs

6, Hues – art gallery

7. Button Moon
8. Rose Petal Creations

9. Miyoko Cruiz

10. EBDesign for Builders & Creators
11. EBDesign for Consumers

12. Wind River Homes & Furniture

13. Teal’s Garden Shop – Outdoor Decor

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This concludes our sale for this month, List for next months sale will be sent out at the end of this month.
Thank you for taking part in the sale we hope you picked up some great bargains….. stayed turned for our next Sale List , tell you friends to join the group so they get the sale list and grab themselves a bargain.

Meshing around in Inworldz

Mesh has finally come to Inworldz!

Mesh is completely new for me, I had worn it in SL, but didn’t really know that much about it. Now I am learning super fast! lol. There is so much that goes into it, I don’t just mean the creating, its all the rigging & weighting you have to learn. I began a few months back learning Blender… boy is that an experience! I am comfortable with the interface now & I keep a handy list around for reference. I made a couple of simple skirts, which I had thought were correct they were nothing special, but I had created them. I uploaded these to Inworldz when Mesh was activated & although they moved with my Avatar it was clear that they did not deform as they were supposed to do with the deformer having been added to the IWv2 Viewer. I tried several ways, I didn’t even know if I was uploading them correctly. Then I came across some free meshes, I uploaded a few, still the same they just were not deforming. A friend then took a look at them & uploaded them to see what was going on… apparently they were old files & the rigging was off slightly & that was why they did not deform.

Luckily I was able to open them in Blender 2.67 & I began to re rig them, following the tutorials I had been using to learn how to make mesh clothing. I uploaded the newly rigged files & hey presto… they worked with the deformer… hurray! I thought, but oh… why are they distorting the new textures I had made, they hadn’t done that before… and here is where I quickly had to learn all about weighting.. until I get that right I wouldn’t even begin to release them.

It is a trial & error which is how I learnt to do all I can do anyway.

Right now I am trying out different ways to weight the mesh so that they move perfectly on the avatar without breaking or distorting my textures. Texturing them is really quite simple, a lot easier than texturing a sculptie I have found. I am enjoying learning this new skill, I just had not realised how much work was involved… no wonder they charge so much for Mesh content in SL. It certainly makes you appreciate the expense once you know exactly what is involved behind every item of mesh clothing.

There is good Mesh & bad mesh & I want to only make good Mesh, so Watch this space 😉

Happy Meshing!
Rosa 😉

Bargain Hunters Monthly

BH Merchants Group logo_2 (from Lava)

Welcome to the Bargain Hunters 48 Hour Monthly Sale List for JUNE, you will find listed here all the Merchants participating in this months sale.
Happy Shopping 🙂

SALE starts at midnight last day of this month and runs for 48 HOURS until midnight on 2ND OF THE MONTH.
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1.
Bad Kitty Region ~ Bad Kitty

Chirpy Chaise – sculpted chaise with a selection of animations for adults
{Sale price 75 izzies}

2.
HeartSong Medieval & Fantasy Supplies Region ~ Dun Ard

Sale Item #1
Dreamcatcher – This is a 3-D prim object, not just a flat texture. Modeled after the one hanging in my RL house.
Copy/no mod/no transfer
75 iz (normally 150)

Sale Item #2
3 Hook Wall Mounted Coat Rack – Stencilled wood with fancy metal details. Also makes a nice plant hanger.
Copy/no mod/no transfer
40 iz (normally 85)

3.
Ro!Act Designs Region ~ CorrAri
Owner: Ariana Monaron
Type of store: texture store
IWURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/CorrAri/214/95/2003

Item on sale: Steampunk Grunge Gear Textures Set 1
Original price: 199Iz
Sale price: 75Iz

Item on sale: Bows Alpha Textures
Original price: 199Iz
Sale price: 75Iz

Item on sale: Bushy Fantasy Tree Branches Alpha Textures
Original price: 199Iz
Sale price: 75Iz

4.
Old Mill Garden gallery Region ~ Mille (174, 140, 38)

From the Old Mill Garden Gallery this month we have on sale 3 small nightstands and thier accompanying decorator items. Touch to open the draws and they are copiable. Priced at 70 izzies each (including the decorator knick knacks) they are a bargain.

Enjoy your bargain hunting shopping!

5.
Hues – art gallery Region ~ Timeless (248, 204, 23)

Hues of Ferrator is proud to offer a monthly bargin of a Bamboo Fountain
The Bamboo Fountain is a beautiful and peaceful addition to either or your home and garden..

6.
Sophia Fashion Region ~ Sophia Fashions (175, 47, 22)

50 Iz!

7.
K Fiorell Region ~ Jewelle, Nemesis (136, 166, 22)
Usual price – Iz 219
Sale price – Iz 75

8.
Button Moon Region ~ Triton (205, 144, 22)

Price: 75Iz

9.
Max Creations~ by Sabrina Region ~ Walden (67, 73, 1501)

Cute halter top with matching side zip mini skirt
– 50 izzies

Dressy is a lovely top and matching slacks for that dressy feeling in us
– 50 izzines

Jinny is a pair of black shorts with a full length top – 50 izzies

10.
Jewelry by Timeless Designs Region ~ Lakeside (60, 61, 27)

We’re going elegant this month – The Pearl Effect in Gold is an elegant and delicate design, perfect for those low cut gowns around InWorldz. Copyable version with resizable script for the perfect fit.
Bargain Hunters price 75
Regular price 350

11.
Deviant Designs Region ~ Deviant Island (118, 127, 22)

Ladies Glasses – Color and texture change fashion glasses
{Sale price 75 izzies}

Fantasia Shoes – Sculpted pumps exclusive for Bargain Hunters
{Sale price 75 izzies}

12.
EBDesign Region ~ Claremont Estates X (115, 43, 22)

Price 75 Iz’s later 500 Iz’s

Price 75 Iz’s later 250 Iz’s

Price 75 Iz’s later 200 Iz’s

13.
JAS FASHIONS Region ~ Phoenix Rising (110, 143, 3503)

ALL PRICED AT 75 iz’s

14.
VENUS FASHIONS Region ~ Lakeside (140, 62, 22)

For the Boys we have Hair on sale @ $50 izs

For the Girls we have a Lingerie Set on sale @ $75 izs wear as lingerie or mix with shorts or jeans.

15.
Wind River Homes & Furniture Region ~ Dreamwalker (57, 202, 2002)
Aqua Suede Armchair w/ 2 sits (in pillows)
Sale Item price: $75 Iz (reg. $250 Iz)

16.
Teal’s Garden Shop Region ~ Dreamwalker (223, 213, 22)
Trellis with White Roses
Sale Item price: $50 Iz (reg. $250 Iz )

17.
Wolf-Tek for Tinies Region ~ Dreamdancer (161, 216, 23)
Tiny Jellybean Submabean – NOTE : FOR TINY AVATARS ONLY
Sale Item price : I’z$ 75 (regular price I’z$ 550)

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This concludes our sale for this month, List for next months sale will be sent out at the end of this month.
Thank you for taking part in the sale we hope you picked up some great bargains….. stayed turned for our next Sale List , tell your friends to join the group so they get the sale list and grab themselves a bargain.

Out & About shopping in Inworldz!

I have been getting around the grid since having my new laptop, which is awesome I have to say :p

Here are a few places recently Visited…

Clare Island home of Posh Togs!

Clare Island home of Posh Togs!

LovELY Design Region

LovELY Design Region

LovELY Design Region

LovELY Design Region

Trafalgar Square at Planet London

Trafalgar Square at Planet London

Builders mecca Region

Builders mecca Region

Lots of Creators can be found, if you just look… Some I have never heard of before.

Clare Island ~ Eirinn Home of Posh togs & a few other Creators… Matahari style I am waiting on a store there myself as its so cute! Love the shops!

Lovely Design have some wonderful Period Furniture & at good prices too, not over the top as i have seen in other places. Its also the home of Twisted Thorn Textures... lots of textures here if your looking, again at good prices.

Trafalgar Square at Planet London has always been a fave of mine, it does really feel like London! I came across a few new merchants here I had not heard of before & I purchased some nice clothes too 😉
.:The BEO toggery:. & ULTRAJE Fashion. I think both are by the same Creator as one is called Pamela Easton & the other Pamella Easton.
Blushed Creations ~ Llola Lane Designs ~ Elonde & Pulchitrude & of course, Sade Trafalgar Lingerie

Builders Mecca You can find lots of sculpties, textures, scripts, animations, prims, anything you need for your builds
I picked up a nice gift from Katy’s Creations

More to come as I travel
Rosa 😉