Sunday, September 9, 2012

Viel zitiert, oft abgewandelt, manchmal missbraucht, immer noch aktuell: das berühmte Zitat Martin Niemöllers

„Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen,
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen,
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich geschwiegen,
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr,
der protestieren konnte.“

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me,

and there was no one left
to speak  for me. 

  The origins of this poem first have been traced to a speech given by Niemöller on January 6, 1946, to the representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt. According to a research by Harold Marcuse, the original groups mentioned in the speech were Communists, the incurably sick, Jews, and people in occupied countries. Since then, the contents have often been altered produce numerous variants. Niemöller himself came up with different versions, depending on the year.Another variant extends the comparisons to incude Catholics and Protestants

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Top Magical Place by Dani

Top Magical Place by Dani

Material: a tube, image of a landscape, effects of PSP, Filters Unlimited

  1. Open a new image 1000x600
  2. Open a tube, choose a light color from it and paint your new image,
  3. Select all, copy and paste the tube into selection, deselect
  4. Effects:  image: seamless tiling default
  5. Effects: distortion: displacement map these settings: preset Mosaic weave, stretch map, blur 0, 3D, 50, 0, wrap
  6. Effects: User defined, emboss 3
  7. Effects: Filters Unlimited: Kaleidoscopic Frame (rectangular) 41-40-36
  8. Adjust, Sharpen, Sharpen
  9. Select the area inside the frame, new layer, copy and paste the landscape image into the selection, deselect
  10. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%
  11. Copy and paste the tube in your image as a new layer, place it where you want , drop shadow 3-3-70-10
  12. Image, Add Borders 5 Symmetric
  13. With your Magic Wand select this border, Adjust :Add Noise 30 Random Monochrome
  14. Deselect and save.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top Hearts and Diamonds by Dani

Top hearts and diamonds by Dani
  1. Open a new image 1024x450, choose a color from your tube and floodfill
  2. select all, copy and paste the tube into selection, seamless tiling default
  3. Effects: Mehdi sorting tiles: 050 50 Diamonds up and down
  4. Effects : seamless tiling default
  5. Edge: enhance more
  6. lower transparency of this layer: 75%
  7. Copy and paste the tube as a new layer
  8. Image: Add borders Symmetric unchecked top 0 left 0 right 0 Bottom 15, color from your image, select with the magic wand and apply an inner bevel
  9. Canvas size: 1024x2000 , new layer, floodfill with the color used before (step 1), put this layer at the bottom
  10. highlight the top layer and give a drop shadow, merge visible
  11. Open this image in Animation Shop, and open your bling, check how many frames it has (mine had 3) and duplicate your image till you have the same number of frames
  12. Highlight the bling, select all, copy, highlight your image, select all, paste into selected frame, choose the place where you want it, and click
  13. Repeat step 12 to copy another bling, but make sure it has the same number of frames
  14. Save