Author Topic: Live photoshop tutorials  (Read 411 times)

August 20, 2011, 12:38:34 PM
Been playing with a new web tool that will allow members to share tutorials and tips etc via a live feed of their screen in the forum. I find there is no better way to learn, than to see something being done. This screen share system should enable any member to give live demo's within the forum itself. It's only in the early planning at the moment, and I may start asking for people to test it out soon. You will not need to install anything, or mess about in any way. Each session has a unique 9 digit number (like a phone number). You simply type it in to the page, and you are instantly viewing my (or the person doing the demo's) screen over a secured https connection :mrgreen:

August 20, 2011, 02:18:07 PM
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That would be amazing Chris.
Cant wait to see it going live!
Craig
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August 20, 2011, 03:40:42 PM
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I've had it running using two PC's here, and all was working well. Going to be testing it out with Kenny later on tonight, just to make sure the system works OK. I'll then put a bit of a clearer explanation of how it works, and how to use it, before going live with it.
In brief....... When the person hosting the demo fires it up, they are given a 9 digit ID that they can either post publicly for all to view, or PM to members individually. That number is put in to the site by up to 250 members at any one time, and then it instantly shows the viewers a video stream of their screen. There is also a little chat box within the system, which allows you to ask questions etc, should you need to.

Also note that it will be possible for ANYBODY to do their own demo's. So say someone wants you to explain how you have done something, you can go on to the live demo's page, click on "Share" to run the app, PM them your code, and show them instantly in real time :mrgreen: Running your own demo requires a small 1mb app be downloaded. You can either save it to your desktop to run when ever (if want to do quite a few live shows), or just run it straight away without saving it. :mrgreen: Viewing doesn't require any app at all, as it's embedded in to the web page ;)

August 20, 2011, 03:48:33 PM
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Sounds like a GREAT APP Chris.
Will deffo make MASSIVE stand out from the crowd thats for sure!
Craig
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August 20, 2011, 07:40:47 PM
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Just done a quick live test with Kenny, so I'll let Kenny as the viewer give his feedback in here. I personally see this having real potential for offering up group tutorials and demo's, without the need for people to travel from 4 corners of the earth, to meet up ;)

August 20, 2011, 08:03:33 PM
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To give you an idea of what we did. I showed Kenny how I go from this crappy fuzzy image (taken in haze and light rain)

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To this

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It needs levels adjusting, but I sharpened the subject, and reduced the DOF slightly, to give it some "POP"  ;)  Took all of about 3-4 mins LOL ;-)

August 20, 2011, 09:54:56 PM
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Hi Guys


well we tested it and it works fantastic. If you have ever seen demos of photoshop done in Youtube and their ilk be prepared to have your socks knocked off. We tried it with a simple edit on an image and I could see every move of the mouse, every digit put in, every word typed, in real time as it happened. Unlike Youtube, if i hadnt have understood an action it could be repeated and with the live chat facility I could ask why something was done and how to do it. amazing demo and I feel we will really benefit from it. Now I can get Jayne to PP all me images....perfik!

Bessy regs

Kenny

PS....I was just kidding Jayne.....you can do most of em....I'll have a go on a few myself LOL
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August 20, 2011, 10:30:24 PM
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One thing it does have, is the ability to hand control of the computer over to a viewer, so they can have a go at what ever they are being shown, on the hosts computer ;)  There is also a file sharing option, so should a viewer or host wish to send an image either way, they can send it directly to one person, or all viewers. So a demo host could send everybody the file he/she is working on, and they can follow instructions and create the same effect themselves, on the same image :mrgreen:

I'm going to be doing the FAQ's etc tomorrow, and getting a few screen shots of what does what etc. Once I've done that, I think we are more or less ready to go live :mrgreen:

August 21, 2011, 11:10:05 AM
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cool....this would be magic for karl as I anticipate him being very popular on this to show his mono conversions....though I still fancy that shoot in Halifax to actually take some photos to convert.
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