MVW Academy courses

My MVW Academy Seminars – core contents, I will always try to discuss whatever your questions are.

Styling with Makeup:
Very often, fashion stylings end below the chin, giving away the chance to stage your face as part of the show. This seminar focuses on the styling possibilities with makeup and a some other tweaks you can make to stage your face and make yourself a bit more of a brand.

Basic Avatar enhancement with a graphic editor 1
Some very simple tricks to debug your own shoots using a programme like Photoshop or GIMP. Get rid of the nasty triangles next to your nose, unbreak your elbows. This session will concentrate on the tool palette only.
you can download gimp for free and even an older version of the creative suite by adobe

Basic Avatar enhancement with a graphic editor 2
Part one recommended but not necessary. This session will cover some tricks how to make your SL shoots look more impressive. Working with the Dodge and burn tool, using filters and adding layers. After we make the avi look better in 1, we will now focus on the hair and eyes.

Planned Oct.2013

Social Media Management for Bloggers and VIPs to be

Old news that the social media took over a crucial role even in SL networking. Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, among others offer not only access to your SL friends when you cannot log in. These platforms can also be powerful tools for bloggers and other networkers to push their message.

The first part will cover the basics like:

-building up a network (e.g. facebook)


-social media psychology

Personal Branding

The second part is about:

-quick repetition of part 1 (Q&A)

-setting up and maintaining a blog (e.g. wordpress)

-have yourself found via google a bit of SEO (Search engine optimization)

Tracking your success

Requirements: Part one is designed to help beginners and average users, it will help if you have a facebook account and have had a look at a blogging system like wordpress.

I prefer to hold the classes via skype. In any case they will be held in voice. Time app. 1 hour per lesson.

Please contact Wicca Merlin for further infos


Adjusting Prim attachments with the colour picker

I often receive cries of help when people cannot adjust their prim attachment matching the skin tone. To understand the colour menu on the HUD coming with the item or in the building menu helps a lot.


When on a white texture, I usually preselect the about-right colour clicking right into the colour field. A good start is the “Show RGB under curser” in the advanced >> menu. Then move it around until I have the right tone and saturation, after that I adjust if lighter or darker.

This is usually easier as the colour you define is what you get on the prim, when working on a non white texture, you have to find the right colour to add to the texture in order to have a match. You can only add, means if the lightest skin-tone on the HUD is to dark, you cannot make it brighter. In most cases you work with really desaturated neutral colours here that you add to a skin tone.

When using a HUD I start with the closest skin-tone* of the preselection which needs to be lighter and possibly less saturated (grayer) than the skin. And now there is a lil bit of science to it 🙂 when the tone on the prim is too red, add a greenish (complementary color) desaturated gray, if too yellow add purple and so on. Too bland? Use a more saturated colour. Too vivid, decrease the saturation.

After adjusting the tone, finetune the lightness and if necessary go back to a fine tune of saturation and tone.

Practice makes the master – Good luck

*in a few cases the preset skin-tones are way too saturated or dark, no use trying here, devil the creator of your prim attachment to supply a lighter tone.