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Sillywood

Sillywood
Photo taken with JuicyBomb – Autumn Skies EEP Settings

Hello from the sandy shores of Sillywood! This adorable little beach and boardwalk spot is the absolute best for a casual walk or snagging some great pics for your blog. I’ve got a thing for beachy scenes in Second Life, and boardwalks? Yes, please!

Sillywood

So today, I started to tidying up my inventory a bit (I didn’t get very far), but I did find lots of cute items that I bought recently. I decided to mix and match some of my faves from last month with a few fresh finds from this weekend’s sales events. This Mattie Long Sweater Dress from Ison is everything! The color choices are fab, and it’s comes with two HUDs that lets you switch up the under shirt or sweater colors. And these Worn Block Sneakers Stickers Edt. by Semller? Utterly adorable and a steal during the sale.

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AI Photo Editing and Second Life

Sparkle Skye - Butterfly Hair Sticks

Whether you’re a fan or not, AI photo editing isn’t going anywhere! For a long time, residents have been using photo editing apps to make their Second Life pictures look better than what’s attainable in-world by adding real hair, big smiles, and rendered bodies. Now, with AI making photo editing super easy, lots of Second Life brands are using it to help show off and sell their stuff.

Ads in Second Life are stepping up their game with AI. More and more skin ads now feature incredibly lifelike hair that surpasses what’s available in-world. It’s becoming a challenge to pinpoint where the AI effects begin or end in these ads—they’re that good at blending in. Clothing brands have showcased their apparel on 3D-generated models for a while, but nowadays, some are switching to AI-crafted models to ramp up the appeal of their clothes, although they might not look the same once you get them in-world.

Personally, I enjoy experimenting with Stable Diffusion, a generative AI photo app. These apps evolve so quickly; if you blink, you might miss an update. Models I used just a while back are no longer the best choices. AI still isn’t perfect—it can mess up hands and feet—but it’s improving rapidly.

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Hair Fair 2023

Hair Fair '23
Hair from Monso & Exile at Hair Fair

Hair Fair is now open! From now until July 2nd, I encourage you to only buy and wear hair sold at Hair Fair. Some of the best hair and accessories designers have generously donated their talents & time to benefit the Wigs for Kids charity. View the view the shopping guide and let’s get shopping!

Hair Fair '23
Second Life + Stable Diffusion photo merge

My friend Sparkle made her hair accessories debut at Hair Fair. These sweet Blossom Hair Wreaths include single or double garland options and four band colors. Teleport to the Sparkle Skye booth and find a crown to go with your new hair!

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Previously in Second Life

Another SL Glow Up
My Second Life Avatar + Stable Diffusion

Welcome to another Previously in Second Life post! Here are some interesting news around the grid you may have missed:

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How to Install Stable Diffusion Locally

Stable Diffusion + Adobe Generative Fill
Image created with Stable Diffusion + Adobe Generative Fill

Adobe’s new Generative Fill feature in Photoshop (beta) is a game changer! You need to Google it right now and be amazed at all of the creative uses. I’ve been playing around with it all week by adding accessories to my Second Life avatar, changing the background in my photos, and expanding missing portions of a cropped image. The best thing about Adobe Generative Fill is that you can leave it blank and let AI figure out how to fill in the missing pixels.

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