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HOW TO BE A JOURNALIST AND GET THE BEST COVFEFE. How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Stop Motion Animation. 1 Year of Research. Making The Great Deku Tree. What's The Point of Clapperboards? Long Exposure Photography. Long exposure photography is one of the coolest ways of taking pictures.

Long Exposure Photography

It requires a longer shutter speed, anywhere from 1/2 sec up to several minutes or even a hour. The ability to take long exposures requires a user to use a tripod for optimum results (of course, some people prefer the hand shake look). The use of a tripod is essential because the inability for the human hand to stay still is truly remarkable. How to Create Art with Microsoft Excel. You don’t have to very creative for drawin paintings in Excel – it just requires patience and some time.

How to Create Art with Microsoft Excel

For this example, we’ll paint a Google Logo in Microsoft Excel by tracing an existing JPG image. Here’s how the final artwork will look like inside Excel. Step 1: Select the entire spreadsheet, right click and set the Row Height as 10 pixels. Now right clicks any of the column headers and set the column width as 2 pixels. Step 2: Set the zoom level of the spreadsheet to around 60%. Step 3: Go to Page Layout -> Background and set the background image as the Google Logo. Step 4: Now click any of the cells that lies above the “G” symbol and set the fill color (paint bucket icon) same as the color of “G”.

Step 5: Follow the same with other symbols but remember to replace the fill colors accordingly. Here’s a screencast video of the steps created inside Microsoft Office Excel 2007. Speed painting in Microsoft Excel.

Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop tutorials. Block Posters - for browser. Papercraft 3D Self Portrait. DIY Black Light. 3D font cutouts. InkScape - graphics designer. Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X.

InkScape - graphics designer

What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format. For Designers of all Kinds The design process may begin by doodles on a napkin, a sketched mindmap, a photo of a memorable object, or a mockup in software which really wouldn't work to complete the project. Inkscape can take you from this stage to a final, professional-grade design format which is ready for publication on the web or in physical form. If you are new to the process of creating vector graphics it may feel different, but you will quickly be pleased by the flexibility, and power Inkscape offers.

There are many learning resources available, take advantage of them! Professional Publishing. Take Double Exposures With a 35mm Film SLR. Image / Photo transfer. DIY Rainbow Coloring Pen. DIY Scratch-Off Polaroid Cards. Sugar Bowls. How to make noise. How To Ebonize Wood Fast. Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or... Water Marble Tutorial.

Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or...

Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up) I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish. Here I used China Glaze Innocence for a nice neutral base. Steps: 1. 2. Would YOU drink this? DIY Skittles Science Experiment For Kids. Blender - 3D movie maker. Goxel - 3D minecraft sculpter.

The Merricam - No-Cost "Steadicam" DIY. DarkTable - photography tool. Colourising black & white photos. LMMS - music composer. MilkyTracker - old-style composer. MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.

MilkyTracker - old-style composer

It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program Fasttracker II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility. MilkyTracker’s key features: A couple of facts: MilkyTracker is not based on any common module replay. Its core MilkyPlay has been in development since the mid-90s, originally as a Digitrakker .MDL player. Guide to Image Sharpening. Image sharpening is a powerful tool for emphasizing texture and drawing viewer focus.

Guide to Image Sharpening

It's also required of any digital photo at some point — whether you're aware it's been applied or not. Digital camera sensors and lenses always blur an image to some degree, for example, and this requires correction. However, not all sharpening techniques are created equal. When performed too aggressively, unsightly sharpening artifacts may appear. GIMP - image manipulator. GIMP News Docs Tutorials More About GIMP Introduction¶

GIMP - image manipulator

Digital Juice - buy / sell effects. Hex Color Codes - for browser. Get Colors from Image - for browser. With the magic of HTML5 you can get colors from any image with this simple online tool.

Get Colors from Image - for browser

To use this new color tool it's recomended that you upgrade your web browser to the latest version. (For the full HTML5 support). Step 1: Select image from your computer and click "Show image" button. Scaled version of the image will show up. Step 2: Click anywhere on the image to choose an area. 9x9 pixels will be magnified in a small box. Step 3: Click anywhere in the small box to select desired color.