Protect your blog from scammer!
When you post the articles in your blog, you may find unidentified comments. As mentioned in the previous post, there are cases where it is an advertisement or a scam. Although the post content is positive, there is a way to get rid of unexpected comments.
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I would like to explain in the case of Weebly.
First of all, Weebly has a system that notifies the blog owner by e-mail as soon as a comment is posted on the blog. As below, you can move in your editor, and click the Settings. In the setting menus, you have to choose Blog to manage it.
If you are busy with unexpected comments, set this comment feature from Open to Closed as shown below.
If you want to delete a comment, follow the procedure below.
First, you can go to your blog editor and click the related post.
You can find the orange buttons to remove it.
As much as possible, it is recommended that comments be managed with the Notify setting.
How to create artist statement.
An artist's statement is a document that introduces you as an artist. It explains why and how you create your art, along with other facts about you and your art. If you write well-organized document as a artist statement, it will to be very helpful, interesting, and adding greatly to understanding about your artworks and you.
What statements do
And the site below tells you specifically which expressions are good or bad cases. Reading it carefully will help you as you write your statements.
What an Artist’s Statement is NOT:
The most difficult part of becoming an artist was explaining myself and my work. It is relatively easy to explain each piece of work, but it is truly tiring to express the philosophical depth of the field of art itself with my life and to explain the existence value and meaning of my work from it. Above all, when writing an artist statement, talent for writing is required just like ability for drawing. But I don't think it's necessary to write like a good writer. Rather, I think that a concise but honest article is more effective than an article that is full of rhetoric and terminology but is difficult to understand and that I do not understand properly.
How to protect your blog from spam
The blog I have been writing consistently since May has finally entered four months. During that time, I have accumulated a lot of content and gained direct experience with blogging. Considering that I've always looked into other people's experiences by searching the internet, that's a huge step forward for me. It seems like I was posting hard for the first three months, even if no one pushed me. I had voluntary energy inside me, and although I started late compared to others, I wanted to achieve the goal I set for myself. In this regard, blogging has given me a regular life and a lot of motivation.
Life as an artist is similar to the concept of a freelancer, although there are jobs where you go to work and work for a fixed salary, but most of their work is done in their workspace. In particular, artists who, like me, have to support their family and do housework at the same time, if they do it wrong, their priorities are taken away, and it is easy to work as an amateur.
However, steady blogging helped me to live each day-tight as if I was sitting at the company. Of course, I took a break for a few weeks because I had to help my son move into his college dormitory, but still coming back to sit back and blogging, I realize that this work has been a considerable boost.
But at this point, it seems that a slump is coming. According to internet research, 80% of people quit within three months of starting a blog. The main reason is that it doesn't overcome the reality of blogging without visible rewards. About 8% of bloggers make enough money to support their families. (Source: Finances Online). Of course, you can start with the fantasies and motivations that you can monetize your blog. However, it is true that if you go all-in here, of course, your power will drop. Therefore, we need a more inward, mission-like motive.
In my case, I have been uploading research materials through blogging and organizing my thoughts and philosophies for my work. As an artist, blogging is a potent tool in the process of imagining, organizing, and posting finished work. However, I noticed frequent spam comments during a short break for a few weeks due to personal reasons.
In the case of Weebly, when someone comments, it notifies the blog owner by email. The content of the comments wasn't destructive. No, there were a lot of good things. Good content. Keep writing, reading your post makes me want to read more of your previous posts, etc. But bloggers have something to watch out for. By clicking on the ID of the person who wrote the article, you can check the source. Again, the source was the ID of a store company selling adult sites or goods. In other words, it was a kind of scam to entice visitors to your site in the form of comments on your blog.
Once upon a time, I received some mail. There are thousands of negative comments on your post, saying that if you send them a few bitcoins, they will delete them all.
As you blog, you will receive these emails. It's like meeting someone who thinks they're trying to use you or an emotional trash can and wants to start a conversation.
However, it is also essential to experience and overcome these kinds of things. I temporarily closed the blog's comment window after a period of blog clearing.
If this problem persists, Weebly has a service to report it as spam. If the problem persists, it is also a good idea to note it here.
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Spherical Panorama function in Photoshop
If you're someone who likes taking photographs, I'm sure you're thinking the same thing as me. It is the feeling of applying to use your own photos when making and planning an image with Photoshop. Many triggers in own photos will evoke images in your mind, such as emotions, sensations, weather, air temperature, etc., that you felt when you took the picture. Sometimes you will feel that way. Oh, I was excited when I took those pictures. Then, some time goes by, even looking at the photo, strangely enough, the same emotions that I felt at that time are recalled. Photography stimulates memories in this way, and those memories evoke emotions in the heart. So, if what you forget the moment , you can also save and record your feelings through the image.
I also vividly remember passing in front of the Statue of Liberty when I first went to New York. The weather was surprisingly nice that day. It was Wonderful Weather. The clouds flew over the buildings, waving like Van Gogh's paintings, and the wind smelled like mint. The bright rays of the sun, sprinkling in moderation, made the Hudson River twinkle. The clear weather made the color of the river shimmer with a bluer and darker cobalt color. I took a picture of the scene, being careful not to miss out on its beauty.
I used this photo to complete a digital artwork called City Eye. If the photo does not convey this overwhelming beauty, the result may somewhat reduce the quality of the image displayed from Photoshop. I imported this photo into Photoshop.
The concept of Citi Eye's work was introduced in the previous post below. Here is a brief excerpt: (Go to related article!)
Have you ever looked up at a magnificent building from top to bottom when visiting a metropolitan area like New York or Seoul? Our point of view always weakens the existence of nature, like a painting drawn by our nephew. Because, as we know, we are part of that nature. Sometimes it seems that we are controlled by an artificial environment. When I walk the streets of New York, I often feel overwhelmed by its grandeur and splendor. Then whenever I see the beautiful red geraniums planted around the restaurant, I feel a little relieved. There is a force that such a colossal building gives. So I changed the viewpoint this time. That is a top-down view. Perhaps a flying bird, insect, or even extraterrestrial life from a distant universe might see our city this way. In the middle, you can see a blue river like a human eye. The center of the river opens like an iris, and light leaks out. The light swirls the river and converges the building in the middle. I got the idea that the energy that makes these cities, that is, people, who are the subjects of power, are also part of nature. Finally, I paid attention to the power of the invisible spirit that creates a large visible city. How we use and control this energy depends on what direction and angle the human eye sees, so the city's future seems to be determined. It would be nice if nature and the city coexist. I hope that an environment where we can embrace each other and coexist is universal.
It is very simple to use Photoshop's features to change an image and transform it into a beautiful picture. Just click to change. However, in order for this to come out as an artwork, why was such a function used, and the use of a very small function must be sufficiently digested according to the philosophy. As explained above, I wanted an image of a city as far away from the Hudson River as the river swirls and converges the city. Just like the human eye.
For this function, I moved the 3D menu like above, and click the Spherical panorama---> New panorama Layer From Selected Layer. After a few seconds, there will be an adjustment icon that adjusts the angle to 3 D as shown in the screen below. Rotate the angle of this icon to get the desired three-dimensional image.
It can be a bit dizzy as it has to be rotated round and round. But after a while, you can get a nice screen like this.
The important point is that if you use this photo as is, something artistic is missing. If you artificially deform a photo, you will see an unnatural image because of that part.
Personally, as a child, I really liked the animations directed by Hayao Miyazaki. In particular, one of my favorite scenes is the sky with puffy clouds, where the master's artistic sense flows as it is. Hayao Miyazaki, who loved airplanes and sky under the influence of his father who worked in the aviation industry from an early age, in many of his works, through the sky with beautiful clouds like an artwork, the individual victimized by the groupism of the majority spreads the wings of freedom. I drew a space where I could spread out and fly. Perhaps that's why I feel this infinite freedom when I watch his animations. Additionally , the scene where an individual, exhausted from the development between industrialization and civilization, becomes a part of nature and soars through the sky has so many implications that I feel infinitely moved when I watch it. Anyway, I remembered his paintings and used the features below to create an image as close as possible.
Imagine his sky and go to the filter gallery.
Click the Distort folder and select the Diffuse Glow and you can adjust the value.
The artificial sky like below changes like a fairy tale.
The next task is to create a scene where the light comes from the Hudson River. For this expression, go to Filter menu and click the Render--> Lens Flare. And then adjust the value.
Below is the completed Citi Eye image. I've been working with Photoshop in a relatively simple way. I hope that you will also create a lot of cool images that fit your own concept.
Before and after slider widget for weebly
In the last post, I introduced the before and after scene as follows.
When you need to express this before and after, using an image slide that can naturally show these images is more effective. If you visit the fortress website, you will see it often.
Below is a website that provides before and after image slides. You can use the service for free if you use simple functions. (If you want to move the site, please click the below screen)
How to use is as follows: After selecting your favorite slider style and then Click the button at the hot pink bottom(Continue with this templates) left of the screen.
Click on it and you will see the below screen, and then click the dog_2.jpg.
And then please upload your before image from your computer.
You have to upload the after image by using the same process like above.
|Myungja Anna Koh||