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Welcome to Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY!

I'm so glad you stopped by for a peek...please feel free to peruse the Fine Art Galleries for an assortment of my photography. Here I post a thing or two about photography, technology or simply a photograph of something that caught my eye or a portrait from one of my sessions...hope you enjoy!

Thanks for visiting!

Gene Hilton

~ Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, NC ~

Add a repeating gif background to your Twitter profile..

January 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Creating a simple background for your Twitter page.

    1.    Open Photoshop (I use CS3) and create a new file.
    2.    I started with a 25px X 25px square; resolution 72, RGB, transparent
    3.    When the new file window is open hit CMD+A to select the entire canvas
    4.    Now go to 'Edit' and 'Fill'
    5.    In the Fill window select 'Pattern' for 'Use' and click on the 'Custom Pattern' option to see your pattern choices
    6.    I chose the 'gauze' pattern. Blending = Normal; Opacity = 100% --I left the 'Preserve Transparency' option Unchecked
    7.    Hit 'OK'
    8.    Hit 'CMD+D' to deselect the canvas
    9.    Double click on the layer to reveal the 'Blending Options' window
    10.    Now check -AND- select 'Color Overlay' to reveal further options
    11.    If you click on the default color (mine is red) you can then select the color of your choice. Set 'Blend Mode' to 'Overlay' I left opacity at 100%
    12.    Hit 'OK'
    13.    Now you can 'Save As' for later…I like to save the layers in either PSD or TIFF format for later use.
    14.    Go to 'File' and 'Save for Web & Devices' to save a GIF file for upload [as a repeating tiled image in your Twitter or other background].


Silent Film Director

July 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

This is a wonderful little app for that I purchased for my iPhone -it's called #FilmDirector or #SilentFilmDirector; I found by the former name on iTunes. When you open the application you're presented with the option, among others, to start the Action! After doing so you can choose which effect (from B&W, 20's Movie, 60's Home Video, Sepia, Sepia Vintage, 70's Home Video and None); Quality, Soundtrack & Video Time Scale. One can upload a video and apply the effects to already shot video. Love it...here is a short clip I shot using the application.

 

 

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Poignant Words

July 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

A quote from my son, 'You can take charge of tonight and live it to the fullest or sacrifice the night to work towards your future and live your life to the fullest.' -Caleb Hilton Now that's a wise young man...I'm learning from him!


GifBoom

July 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Have you discovered?

 


Created with Gifboom


Ad Libbin'

July 07, 2012  •  Leave a Comment


Show Stopper

July 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Photography Prints


PANO fun!

June 29, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Panovision of my garden.photo


Understanding SEO optimization...

June 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

This is an excellent resource...

URL to article discussing SEO optimization.SCREEN-SHOT 2012-06-20 at 9.52.11 AM

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