Trendy Geometric Lines Design Tutorial This post was originally published in 2008 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Starting with the design application of Adobe Illustrator create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles, then follow the walkthrough to rough them up with brush textures in Adobe Photoshop resulting in a cool and trendy design style. The use of angled lines adds a dynamic flair to the composition of a design allowing the viewers eye to follow them across the page. Combining this layout with colour, texture and typography can result in a cool, modern poster design. Start the design in Adobe Illustrator, draw out a number of blocks faced up to each other filled with the colour scheme of your choice. Select all the blocks and click the New Icon in the Brushes Palette, in the option box select New Art Brush.
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Chris Buck x Life Magazine Colt + Rane Chris Buck x Life Magazine via life magazine. A Gallery of the Most Accurate Female Video Game Costumes Alright, I’ve seen so many amazing examples of cosplay over the last year or two, I decided to put some of them into one master post. But as I don’t want an endlessly long gallery, I tried to restrict it with a few basic criteria: video game related and female. Any complaints? As you’ll see in my title, this is not the “Hottest Video Game Cosplayers” as has been done (probably by us), but the “Most Accurate.”
The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2011 Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Click any of the pictures below to be taken to the individual post to learn more about the photographer and picture taken. Breathtaking Photos of Europe Anyone who lives in Europe, has ever been there, or even dreamed of visiting knows the incredible variety, striking characteristics and history driven culture that exists on this continent. We bring you collection of 44 best photos from all over the Europe. Enjoy. Beautiful Planet - Oh I so want to go to the ISS! Indian Ocean Maldives “The sunny side of life” is a catchphrase used to attract tourists to the Maldive Islands. Well it certainly looks heavenly from the ISS. Time to order a large drink, you know, one with a lot of fruit and a little umbrella, then stretch out on a hammock and just enjoy life, watching what I can only imagine a marvelous sunset.
Best Reuters Pictures of 2011 (22 pics Dec 01/11 Best Reuters Pictures of 2011 (22 pics) Here is the second part of the most dramatic and beautiful moments captured by photographers of Reuters around the world.First Part. Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland. He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. See many more examples of his find paintings at yerkaland.com.
The Saga of Biôrn Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn’t so easy. A fantastic short film with top-notch art direction, animation and sound design. The ending is great, too. Pics that don't make you laugh but are still cool I hop you don't mind if I use this thread as an excuse to post some Earth porn: My current Wallpaper, The Havasu Falls The Guilin Mountains "Elephant Foot" Glacier My favorite at the moment: Most Beautiful National Parks Seen From Space Inspired by a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, this gallery contains some of the country's most spectacular national parks, as seen from space.Yellowstone's geothermal features are strange enough from the ground, but from orbit they seem even more incongruous (above). The Landsat 7 image below shows Yellowstone Lake and the entire park in false color, which highlights certain features that might not stand out in true color. Water appears dark blue or black, and snow is light blue. Grass fields appear light green, the dark red-and-green is mature forest, and young forest, such as has grown back since the 1988 wildfires, is pink.This collection of 21 national parks and one monument includes many of our favorites we've visited and a few we hope to add to the list someday.Yellowstone National Park Location: Wyoming, Montana, IdahoEstablished: March 1, 1872Size: 3,468 square milesVisitors in 2010: 3,640,185Yellowstone was the first national park in the country, and in the world.