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First Look:Enchanted Tales with Belle (Step behind the mirror at Maurice’s cottage.)

Walt Disney Imagineering released another video revealing even more of what is behind the mirror at Maurice’s cottage. 


Changing Faces in Photoshop, (getting the best shot from two)

When shooting the daytime parade at Walt Disney World it is best to set your camera to shoot multiple times with one shutter release.  The characters and the parade floats are always moving and by taking multiple shots at a time will increase your chances of getting one really good one.  What if you took several shots and still didn’t end up with a good picture of you favorite character? In this video I will take two photos of Belle taken during the daytime parade at the Magic Kingdom and combine them to make one good photo. This technique is quick and easy to do and designed to be used by a Photoshop beginner.
HDR version, direct link

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/48113675″>Quick and Easy Face Exchange in Photoshop</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/wdwphotoclub”>WDW Photo Club</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Step Inside the World of Belle Through Her Magic Mirror at Magic Kingdom Park

My Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Christopher Rainville

Wild Africa Trek debuted in 2011 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Since its debut I have seen many reviews on various Walt Disney World fan websites as well as reports featured on various Disney podcasts. I have always considered the adventure a little too expensive for what it consists of despite the glowing reviews all over the web stating that it’s definitely worth the money which is currently at $189. During our trips down to Walt Disney World we often spend time with some friends of ours who live in Florida. They had suggested that we give the tour a try and since my wife seemed like she wanted to try it, I decided to go along with the group. My main goal as an avid photographer was to try to get photographs of the animals that exceed the ones I get on the Kilimanjaro Safari. I booked the tour for 8:45 AM just before Animal Kingdom opened. They have several bookings throughout the day and stagger the groups so you never see any others while you’re on the walking portion of the tour. You will however see other safari trucks during the break period.

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Using the Adaptive Wide-Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6

by Christopher Rainville
If you’re trying to solve a problem with wide-angle lens distortion the new Adaptive Wide-Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6 may be just what you need. In this video, the basics of using the new filter are explained as I go through a photo from start to finish.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45612433″>Adaptive Wide Angle Filter-Photoshop CS6</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/wdwphotoclub”>WDW Photo Club</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Imagineers Reveal ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Inspired Elements at the Be Our Guest Restaurant

This is another look into the Be Our Guest Restaurant as released by the amazing folks at Walt Disney Imagineering.  No official opening date for the Be Our Guest Restaurant has been set but Disney has announced it would be open for the 2012 Holiday season.

A heads up for Photoshop users not running on CS5.5

Just a heads up for Photoshop users not running on CS5.5, time is running out to upgrade.
Last Chance to upgrade for CS2 customers: CS2 customers only have until May 6th to upgrade to CS5.5, as CS2 will no longer be upgradable on or after May 7th.
Last Chance to upgrade from CS3 & CS4 is Dec. 31st 2012, customers should definitely upgrade now to CS5.5 by May 6th, they will receive CS6 at no additional cost!