Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:19:00 GMT Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:19:00 GMT http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/img/s1/v6/u727284397-o471778021-50.jpg Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog 103 103 Add a repeating gif background to your Twitter profile.. http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/add-a-repeating-gif-background-to-your-twitter-profile 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].

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) CS3 Photoshop Twitter background design edit gif repeating tile tiled http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/add-a-repeating-gif-background-to-your-twitter-profile Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:18:50 GMT
Silent Film Director http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/silent-film-director 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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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) Apple FilmDirector application effects iphone iphone4 video http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/silent-film-director Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:43:46 GMT
Poignant Words http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/poignant-words 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!

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/poignant-words Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:40:02 GMT
GifBoom http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/gifboom Have you discovered?

 


Created with Gifboom

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/gifboom Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:23:02 GMT
Ad Libbin' http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/ad-libbin

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Show Stopper http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/show-stopper Photography Prints

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) flower lily link nature pink http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/7/show-stopper Thu, 05 Jul 2012 01:58:27 GMT
PANO fun! http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/6/pano-fun Panovision of my garden.

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Understanding SEO optimization... http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/6/understanding-seo-optimization This is an excellent resource...

URL to article discussing SEO optimization.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) SEO article. blog webpages wordpress http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/6/understanding-seo-optimization Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:20:37 GMT
Frame X Frame by Joby - Stop Motion Video Fun!! http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/6/frame-x-frame-by-joby---stop-motion-video-fun This was done with Frame X Frame by Joby - a great little app for your iPhone that allows you to record stop motion video. There are options/settings for Self-Timer, Time Lapse, Stop Motion, Tap to focus and more...addictive and a must have for the creative individual.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) app application drive motion software stop video http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/6/frame-x-frame-by-joby---stop-motion-video-fun Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:00:13 GMT
Pucker http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/pucker Photography Prints]]> genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) abstract nature reflection seashell http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/pucker Thu, 24 May 2012 23:45:04 GMT Fine Art Photography available for purchase... http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/fine-art-photography-available-for-purchase Art Prints]]> genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) prints slideshow http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/fine-art-photography-available-for-purchase Tue, 22 May 2012 14:47:51 GMT West Village http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/west-village Overstreet crosswalk between buildings.-iPhone4. This is a photograph from downtown Durham, NC. You can see the above street crosswalk between buildings. This area has been converted from an old tobacco factory to upscale apartments downtown.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) buildings crosswalk downtown street http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/west-village Tue, 22 May 2012 10:19:33 GMT
Other Worldly http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/other-worldly Here is an example of an abstract-interpretive piece I call 'Other Worldly' now available for purchase!

 

Sell Art Online

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) earth fingers globe hand photograph prints sale world http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/other-worldly Sat, 19 May 2012 05:44:20 GMT
Chapel Obscura http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/chapel-obscura Duke University Chapel

A perfect gift for Duke Alumni -OR- for target practice at Kenan.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) Gothic architecture building cathedral chapel church edifice religon http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/chapel-obscura Sun, 06 May 2012 12:42:24 GMT
Keepin' up with the Artnews http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/keepin-up-with-the-artnews Newstand magazines

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) magazines pulp reading http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/5/keepin-up-with-the-artnews Wed, 02 May 2012 05:51:25 GMT
Durham Spring Art Walk - Join Us! http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/durham-spring-art-walk---join-us

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) art artists walk http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/durham-spring-art-walk---join-us Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:34:16 GMT
Easter Pastels http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/easter-pastels Vertical flowers hang as if adorned bells.

I really love these flowers...I wish I had remembered to get the name of these brilliant flowering plants! The colors remind me of pink, purple and yellow pastels.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) floral flowers garden nature plants http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/easter-pastels Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:32:08 GMT
Clearly Scene http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/clearly-scene Red bridge in Duke Gardens slightly out of focus behind flowering bush.

Went back to Duke Gardens today; had some time to kill before the Apple Store opened -broken hard drive fix for MacBook = $$$.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) bridge floral flowers garden nature plant red http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/clearly-scene Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:30:18 GMT
Red Ants; Green Leaves http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/red-ant-green-leaf Red Ants; Green Leaves

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) ants bugs green insects leaves nature red http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/red-ant-green-leaf Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:55:08 GMT
Red Blast! http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/red-blast Photograph of bush change of leaf color in spring.

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genehiltonphotography@gmail.com (Gene Hilton PHOTOGRAPHY) garden leaves nature plants season spring http://www.genehiltonphoto.com/blog/2012/4/red-blast Tue, 03 Apr 2012 02:21:33 GMT