Monika ZagrobelnaPolandI'm a Polish artist with a long experience in doing useless, but creative things. Although melanins are ubiquitous in humankind, our understanding of their chemistry is surprisingly limited. Melanins seem to be heterogeneous, with some small regions of order at the nanometer scale. There are different types of melanin, and the ratio of these pigments produces different hair colors, again genetically determined. Although people with dark hair may still produce the yellow-orange pheomelanin, it is largely masked by the dark eumelanin pigment and cannot easily be seen. Melanin reduces ultraviolet induced DNA damage by absorbing or scattering the ultraviolet radiation that otherwise would have been absorbed by the DNA. Skin color depends upon the size, number, shape, and distribution of melanosomes, as well as the chemical nature (level of activity) of their melanin content. There is a striking correlation between geographic conditions, particularly exposure to sunlight, and skin tone.
Early humankind living in the sun-soaked savannah plains of Africa developed a dark-toned skin, rich in the pigment melanin. There are other benefits to having a high concentration of melanin in the skin and other parts of the body. It seems that, as early peoples migrated away from the equator into areas less exposed to the sun, there was not enough UV radiation to produce sufficient vitamin D to prevent diseases such as rickets.
Light-skinned people visiting sunny locations may not have enough melanin to block the sun sufficiently, and may burn their skin without the protection of sunblock. As the distribution map of skin color shows, skin color variation is not deter mined purely by distance from the equator.
The popularity of tanning seems cyclical, alternately being perceived as a healthy vibrant look and as a worrying reminder of the dangers of sunburn and carcinogenic melanomas. Skin is alive, so when melanin is destroyed by UV ra diation, the skin responds to this damage.
Melanogenesis is the name of the process where melanins are produced by specialized pigment cells called melanocytes, in response to UV radiation. Regular tanning beds use several fluorescent lamps (see light bulbs and lamps) that have phosphor blends designed to emit UV in a spectrum that is somewhat similar to the sun. A tanning bed or sun bed (whether at home or in a salon) is a device emitting ultraviolet radiation used to produce a cosmetic tan. The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend the use of UV tanning devices for cosmetic reasons. Lotions that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient are used in many sunless tanning products. Another sunless tanning product is a tanning pill that contains canthaxanthin, most commonly used as a color additive in certain foods (see plants and other organic molecules). While some light skinned people tan or use cosmetic means to darken their skin, dark-skinned people may use cosmetic means to lighten their skin.
The term skin whitening covers a variety of cosmetic methods used to lighten the skin’s color. This course is dedicated to the newest, more sophisticated and more advanced photo editing art techniques with Photoshop applied to fashion photography, beauty and portrait designed and developed by Carrie Beene in over 12 years of career.
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This event is dedicated to all professionals and enthusiasts of the world of photography, graphic design and advertising, to retouchers, to photolithographers, to printers and to anyone who feels the need to learn something new and get new inspirations.
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If you want to make sure that the course suits your level of Photoshop knowing, please fill out the questionnaire during the registration process, allowing us to evaluate the most suitable training for you. Carrie Beene graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and began her career in painting and showing her work in New York, Europe and the Caribbean before going digital, taking a year off to intensively study Photoshop and soon after began her retouching career.
Her fine art background helped her developing a critical eye for lighting, tridimensionality of shapes and colors, which she translated easily when she began retouching professionally in 2000.
Currently, Carrie shares her expertise and teaches the art of retouching with Photoshop as part of the MPS Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York classes including Beauty Retouching and the Business of Professional Retouching.
In addition, her speaking and training engagements include seminars for PDN's PhotoPlus Convention, PMA Expo, workshops at Santa Fe Photography workshop and Webinars for RetouchPRO online. Carrie is the author of Real Retouching, a professional step-by-step guide from Focal Press. Since 2004, Marianna Santoni has received many awards and accolades for her research, for her career and for her qualities as a teacher and popularizer. All courses held or organized by Marianna Santoni enjoy a high reputation in the field and are considered an educational experience of the highest quality both for beginners and for professionals with many years of background experience.
For many years now, Marianna Santoni's courses are assiduously frequented by photographers and internationally renowned professionals. By CARFrom the Basilica of San Giovanni you can easily reach Tangenziale Est direction L'Aquila exit Togliatti. From Ciampino Airport: take the GRA towards L'Aquila - Appia take the GRA direction Tangenziale EST Exit 14 at the junction of Via Togliatti follow the signs to the Hotel. Per usufruire della convenzione basta indicare il nome di Marianna Santoni al momento della prenotazione che puA? essere fatta via mail o telefono ai recapiti dell'albergo indicati in questa pagina.
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We will go to a process of setting up our materials to make sure all images work well, so we will roughly mask and position the layers to make sure of this. Now open up these images here, and copy and paste them on the main document in a new layer for each.
We will first flip this one horizontally, since we need the waterfall looking the other way. Then we need to position it as shown here, where we want to build up the continuity of the waterfall. Perfect, so now we have these three layers of waterfalls to work with, let's go to the bottom one and make a layer mask for it. Let's now choose the paintbrush tool, while our new mask is selected and be sure you have black as your foreground color. Easy enough now just brush around as shown here to mask off all the image information we don't need right now. Now we will use even another image, so go ahead and open up this other waterfall stock image.


Now we will go through the same process to establish the base for our city with some images, so first off let's open up this image here. Then go to your tools and select the magic wand to make a quick rough selection of the sky as shown below. Make a selection ever what might have been left behind by the magic wand tool, to be sure we mask out the whole sky. Next we will make a levels layer for this part of the city and make a clipping mask for it. Now introduce a color balance layer and adjust as shown here, We are doing this for this layer first because we need to see if the image has the color depth needed to make it fit with the rest of the images. Easy enough, now let's introduce one more image to our document, so open up this image here.
Copy and paste that selection on to a new layer in our document, and also make a duplicate of that layer and hide it. Once you know that section looks good, right click on the mask and select apply layer mask.
Now select the source from top and start cloning to complete the falls all the way to the bottom.
OK so we have all our layers, setup roughly, so now if we like what we have, we can go ahead and spend a good amount of time detailing the masks and adjusting the blending. Grab the brush tool, and using white as your color mask in as shown below to see the edge of the image and know what we have to work with to make it fit. Polish the edges as shown until you have something that merges well with the other parts, you can enable and disable the other layers as needed to see what you are doing.
Once we have the mask adjusted we will make a new color balance layer for this section of the waterfall since its colors are a bit off. Let's go to this other section of the water and make a color balance layer for it, don't forget to clip it to the layer. OK its time to make our rough masks detailed enough, so go back to the brush tool and select a brush as shown below. Go to the layer that has the trees and start masking of as shown here, a detailed tree line.
OK good enough now grab the lasso tool and make a selection of the rest of the sky as shown below. Since I realized how bad I was after all these years, I decided to take fate into my own hands and actually study things in order to draw them properly.
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The optical properties we can see depend on the ability of monomers and oligomers (made up of small numbers of monomers) that make up melanin to absorb light, and the ability of melanin particles to reflect and scatter incident light for different wavelengths. Variation in the color of our eyes from brown to green depends on the amount of melanin in the iris, which in turn is determined genetically.
The actual appearance of hair, and its overall reflective quality, is determined primarily by the pigment type, but also by the density and distribution of the pigment granules. However, the red-yellow pheomelanin is believed to cause the warm, golden, or auburn tones found in some types of brown hair. Adjacent patches of hair follicles may show a very precise split between the two pigment types.
This prevents the development of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, as well as other health problems related to exposure to strong solar radiation.
These differences have evolved to find the balance between the benefits and the dangers of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation we absorb from the sun. Within the skin cells, melanin concentrates above the nucleus, shielding the vital DNA from radiation damage. Melanin boosts the immune system, and darker-skinned groups have been shown to have a lower incidence of a number of serious diseases, including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and spina bifida. This vitamin helps promote bone growth, maintaining the right balance between calcium and phosphorus in the body. Their bodies compensated by producing less melanin, so that more sunlight would be allowed through.
Dark-skinned people visiting areas where there is less exposure to the sun may apparently not produce enough vitamin D, but can get it from supplements or food sources. Sunshine is the primary source of UV radiation, but artificial sources such as tanning beds produce similar effects. Skin cells will produce more melanin, replacing what has been lost and increasing the percentage of melanin in the skin. The radiation produced is primarily UVA, with some UVB always being emitted, but the combinations of UVA and UVB can vary.
Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and artificial sources is of considerable concern for its adverse effects on health. DHA, which is derived from plant sources like sugar beets and sugar cane, is a colorless sugar that interacts with the dead cells located in the stratum corneum of the epidermis. While the FDA has approved the use of canthaxanthin in food, it does not approve its use as a tanning agent.
The producers claim that the tyrosine stimulates and increases melanin formation, thereby accelerating the natural tanning process. These powders and moisturizers, once applied, create a tan that can easily be removed with soap and water. This is an even more controversial process than tanning, as the desire for whiter skin is intertwined with issues of health, self-image, racial inequalities and colonial attitudes. Most skin-lightening treatments are aimed at inhibiting tyrosinase, to reduce or halt the production of melanin. Upon arrival, the large parking and secure garage will provide, at any time of the day or night, a safe place for your car.
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And that is it for this step we have finalized the step with a solid base of waterfall layers to work with. And that is it for this step we have our city layers setup and looking good enough to work with. Easy enough we have roughly setup the foreground for our waterfall, and that is the end of this step.
This is why we work with adjustment layers, we can go back to them all the time and adjust whatever we need on the different sections. The monastery in Nyaung Shwe (in Myanmar’s Shan State) is famous for its historic round wood windows. There are at least three types of naturally occurring melanins: eumelanin, pheomelanin and neuromelanin.
Once separated from living tissue, they form an amorphous mass and lose their inherent structure, making them very difficult to analyze.
Melanins seem to have some semiconductor properties, and none of the proposed band models adequately account for this. The range of colors produced by melanins is limited to shades of yellow, brown, red, and black. This effect is most obvious in the patterns and markings of other mammals, such as leopards, tigers, and certain breeds of dog.


The amount of UV radiation that is absorbed or scattered is determined by a number of factors: the size, shape, and distribution of melanosomes, as well as the wavelength of the incident ray. In an environment where there is little to break the path of sunlight onto the skin, this barrier is a great advantage. Darker-skinned individuals also age better, as their skin is better protected from sun damage.
This may be because they are exposed to high levels of reflected UV radiation from the snow, or because their diet with its high proportion of fish is rich in vitamin D.
This melanin has two effects, acting as a barrier to protect the skin from further damage, and darkening the natural color of the skin. Tanning bulbs are long fluorescent tubes, and fall into two main categories: low pressure lamps and high-pressure bulbs. UV radiation plays an important role in the development of skin cancer, cataracts, (see colorblindness), and other eye conditions. One of the original sunless tanning lotions caused streaking and an orange skin tone, which gave the fake tan a bad reputation. However, more scientific data is needed to determine the validity of these claims and to assess the safety of using large amounts of tyrosine. Exfoliants such as topical cosmetics or chemical peels may be used, or the skin may be treated with lasers, depending on the response of the individual’s skin to treatment.
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Both the chemical composition and the physical properties differ for the various types of melanin, suggesting that their chemical and biological responses may behave differently when exposed to light. Individuals with black or brown eyes have eyes with more melanin to block the sun’s rays. Low levels of pheomelanin (in the absence of eulamelanin) are characteristic of cream-colored hair in many animals. A tan effect is also created when existing melanin is oxidized, but this doesn’t last as long.
As with some tanning products, there is some evidence suggesting that there are harmful side effects to skin-lightening products. We therefore recommend you to always opt for booking flights or rooms cancellation without penalty. As a beginner, you might react to it by selecting the Eraser Tool because you're familiar with it, and a Layer Mask sounds like some professional technique.The truth is that using a Layer Mask is not much different from using the Eraser Tool, but it gives you more possibilities.
Those with blue, green, or hazel eyes have little protection from the sun and may experience discomfort, irritation, burning, and tissue damage if the eyes are not protected by sunglasses when exposed to bright light. A small amount of brown eumelanin in the absence of other pigments apparently causes blond hair. White hairs contain no melanin at all: their whiteness is an optical effect, due to the way they reflect the light. Upon taking the tanning pill, canthaxanthin is deposited all over your body, including in your skin, which turns an orange-brown color.
One work in particular from their portfolio attracted quite a bit of attention from readers wanting to know if we could show them how to produce something similar.
Having a Nikon D810 certainly helped me capture the full tonal range of the image from light to dark, but another trick was needed to make the image look good… The original capture had almost no detail in the wood, since it was burnt out by the bright sun. Pheomelanin is a lighter pigment found in red hair, and is concentrated in the redder areas of the skin such as the lips. The number of bulbs used by tanning beds vary: those designed for the home use 20 to 30 bulbs, commercial beds use 30 to 40 bulbs, and specialist stand-up booths use as many as 60 bulbs.
Various side effects, including canthaxanthin retinopathy, a condition in which yellow deposits form in the retina of the eye, have been identified. The time-consuming way to fix the issue would be to create an adjustment layer with curves or levels, mask it to only affect the wood, and then tweak it until it looked like I wanted.
The only advantage of the Eraser Tool is that it's a substitute for the "real thing" that you're already familiar with. Because people with red hair are less able to make the dark eumelanin pigment, their skin is generally quite pale and burns easily with sun exposure. In this reader-inspired tutorial we will explain how to create a flat Earth waterfall in Photoshop using a handful of stock images.
However, a much quicker, and nearly as effective solution also exists – one we walked through back at the hotel with our photo tour participants.
But why would you limit yourself to substitutes for traditional tools when working digitally?Try this quick tutorial to see how you can use Photoshop and its digital tools to your advantage.
Discover a new type of eraser, a non-destructive one, that lets you bring back things you've erased before without any loss!1.
The result is a nice boost in contrast that has a particularly strong effect on the high key areas that need help. Why the Eraser Tool Isn't the Best SolutionLet's see a very simple situation in which you could use the Eraser Tool. The second solution works only if you have saved right before erasing—not much earlier or somewhere during it. It's very important to pay attention to which one is selected, because they are like two layers placed at the same level. If you draw something on this layer, you'll affect the thumbnail that's been selected.Step 4Make sure that the mask is selected.
Pick a brush of your choice and draw a big black dot right in the middle of the leopard's body.See what happened?
When the mask's thumbnail is selected and you draw something black, you actually select the parts of the main image (the layer you're working on) that you want transparent.Step 5Now switch to white. You can also use grays—the darker the shade, the greater the opacity of that part.Step 9Let's use this technique to hide the leopard's paws deep in the snow. Only the first three of them interest us:Disable Layer Mask—turns off the effects of the mask, so that you can see the original image. The mask is then removed, and the original is permanently changed.Step 11If you want to copy the masked image, you need to hide all the other layers and use Copy Merged (Control-Shift-C). When to Use a Layer MaskEven though it's such a great tool, a Layer Mask shouldn't be used every time you want to remove a part of the image. In contrast to the Eraser Tool, with a Layer Mask you get countless chances to adjust the blending.2. Applying Only Parts of a TextureWhen you apply a photo texture to an object, you may want to use only parts of it. By using a Layer Mask you can easily remove the texture from the parts where it's undesired.Paint Foxy From the Five Nights at Freddy's Series in Adobe Photoshop3.
Painting Light Off the ShadowBeginners often paint light and shadow separately, but the truth is that shadow is only lack of light.
In digital painting you can first cover all the scene with the shadow, and then illuminate some parts (remove shadow) by painting them on a Layer Mask.4.
Adjustment LayersYou can also notice that Adjustment Layers have their own Layer Masks by default. You can use the same mechanism to apply the adjustment only to parts of the picture.That's All!Photoshop has a lot of tools that are not obvious to use, but once you find them, they prove to be incredibly useful and more effective than their more intuitive counterparts.



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