Advice 1: How to make a good avatar

In order to create a good avatar, you need to think about how you want to be represented in the picture. According to the rules of etiquette, use photos that depict your hobby or just a photo with a sweet smile. A good avatar is the approval of the image by your friends and acquaintances.
How to make a good avatar
Instruction
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Put it on a web page image that will fit your essence. And don't use any text. Your image should be clear without words. You can put on your ava picture. Select a location with beautiful scenery and take photos on a professional camera. It is desirable, that you took a picture of the other person, not yourself.
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Wear nice clothes, but not vulgar. Make a beautiful pose for a picture. The photo must be all in harmony. Do not get carried away with photoshop. Looking at the photo, people need to see your eyes and face. More natural facial expressions you have, the better. Beautiful avatars look very natural. Doing the processing in photoshop, remove red eye and crop, you do not need. You can contact the photo Studio, where you will make a professional picture.
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Decide on the scale of avatar. Many sites are independently compressed picture, but it is better to do it yourself. You can use special programs for retouching facial defects and skin that is on the Internet. Download one of them. For Example, Makeup Guide Lite 1.0. With this program you can do makeup directly on photos. For example, to paint lips and apply powder and shadow to draw the eye and even change their color directly on the image. Make a thin frame, if you will.
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Upload photos to the site. Let's see how avatar looks in its place. If you are not satisfied with something, it is best to fix it. Create animated avatar using Video to GIF Converter. It's enough to have a movie or video to make the image of certain points of the video. But don't do a lot of shots to not get overly large in size video.

Advice 2: How to make photo Studio

The constant growth of the market of services in the field of advertising stimulates the development of industry, without which designers, advertisers would feel all the same that without a right hand. This situation opens up a niche for those who want to organize a professional photo Studio – the set of its services by advertisers will always be in demand.
The conditions for the work of the photographer-artist must be created perfect
You will need
  • 1. Premises with an area of 50 square meters
  • 2. Professional camera
  • 3. Equipment and accessories for photography
  • 4. Furniture and equipment for the workplace administrator
  • 5. Staff photographer
  • 6. Business relationships with advertising agencies
Instruction
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Consult photographerwith extensive experience of Studio photography to find out what are the parameters of the room in which the Studio will be located. If you are going to not open "the photo on documents" and prepare the working area for the professional, the outcome of the minimum area of 40-50 square meters. And spacious rental unit must not only be wide, the maximum ceiling height it is at least three meters.
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Purchase equipment necessary for the operation of a professional Studio. First and foremost is the camera, which will be the working tool for your employee, and the choice of which must be approached with the utmost seriousness. To save, making this an important step, cannot be, the right decision will be the choice of one of the latest models by Canon. In addition to the camera need lighting equipment, backgrounds, softboxes, set of spare accessories for the camera, furniture for dressing rooms and set of office equipment for the workplace administrator.
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Look for continued cooperation in the Studio, without whom do not succeed in any way, but who and one, in itself, will be able to do all the work, except organizational – photographer. These people form a distinct caste, and tend to gather at various "get-togethers", as in alive, and the world wide web. It should take in order to find a good specialist, but if you offer him decent working conditions, he will agree to work with you. Photography, if he is a professional, will cost not cheap, but it will depend on the class your Studio.
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Start now, having equipped Studio and ready to work to find clients. You can offer them Studio photography, reportage photography, finally, offer to use your site and photography equipment those who do not have their own. Channels to promote, which is to let the information must be relevant – let me know about yourself primarily to advertising agencies, although it is useful and distribute advertising leaflets in the broad masses of the people.
Useful advice
When you equip the room for the photo Studio, keep in mind that considerable importance when shooting is the color of the walls, floor and ceiling – it should be uniformly white or black.

If Studio photography is your only "child", to be engaged in organizational work can you do, if not, it is advisable to hire an administrator who will take over their responsibilities.

Advice 3: How to make professional processing of photos

Very rarely a professional photographer puts or gives the client the final images without further treatment. This is especially true planarnykh or Studio portraits, which must be subjected to retouching.
Photo processing
You will need
  • Personal computer, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, the original photos in high resolution.
Instruction
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Professional processing of photographs using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. In Adobe Lightroom it is possible to perform a large number of simple changes to photos. Complex and creative work and collage photos in the "Lythrum" impossible, but the primary professional treatment in this program will take a minimum of time and effort. In addition, it is convenient to handle in the same style a large number of images simultaneously.
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The most frequently used features of the program is changing and adjustment of contrast, exposure and color balance of the image. In addition, Lightroom allows you to create presets for speedy processing photos in a particular style (presets, you can make your own or download available collections of other photographers on the Internet).
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Adobe Photoshop of various versions is the main working tool for post processing photos. In order to professionally handle the photo, it is only necessary to open it in RAW format or in JPEG high quality. We should not forget that any kind treatment "kills" a certain percentage of the quality of the photos, so the essential is the source.
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The most important function of Photoshop is the retouching of images. In fact, it is very important when shooting portraits from close range as this noticeable on the skin. Partly, they can be visually removed by increasing the level of exposure even when shooting, but most of the flaws of the skin will still be noticeable in the picture. Using a brush retouching it is worth remembering that the large size of the brush too blurs the skin and makes the face an unnaturally smooth. To avoid the obvious treatment effect, it is better to use brushes of small size, allowing to remove the disadvantages, but leaving the skin texture intact.
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One of the key features of Photoshop is working with layers of images. Changing characteristics of a single layer or many, you can not only change the color characteristics of the image, but also contrast, white balance, exposure particular part of the image (for example, add blue eyes, leaving everything else in the normal color mode).
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Another interesting effect, which is used mainly in creative photography is the ability to combine two or more photos to create interesting and unusual images. Very popular are transfers of portraits on backgrounds custom scenery, castles and attractions. With enough professionalism in the manufacturing the man, it turns out the original picture.
Note
Retouching a large brush looks messy: better work treat the skin models with a small brush.
Useful advice
It is best exposed to processing photos in RAW format.
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