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The 50 Most Popular Web Design Blog Posts, Resources & Cheat Sheets of 2007 Basics & Principles 9 Essential Design Principles - PSDtuts, known for its Photoshop tutorials, gives us a nice list of basic design principles that can be applied to many different media types, but are often lost in amateur web design. The Importance of White space - One of the oldest principals of design is white space, and knowing how to use it properly could mean wonders for your design. Popular site A List Apart tackles the subject. 8 Design Tactics to Help You When You're Stuck -Every designer goes through hard times of "designer's block"; Matt Inman (also known as "Oatmeal") gives us 8 tactics to help you get back to work.

Vintage sepia toning photo effect for black white photos Toning is a method that has been around since the very beginning of photography. It consists of changing the color of black-and-white photographs through the use of different chemicals. Initially performed to achieve greater archival properties for photographic prints, it was also done for the aesthetic qualities of certain toners. It involves many different dangerous chemicals from Selenium to Gold Chloride as well as different papers and developers. There are many variants possible so trail and error is a must. Ultra realistic paintings on the wall Passing by these amazing 3D paintings will make you almost believe that there are real people standing by the wall. The paintings are made in such a way that you would probably try to touch the girl that’s leaning on the wall or maybe the old lady that’s resting, because they seem so realistic. The most surprising thing is that the artist is only using his bare hands and painting to make such tremendous art happen. You will never think that these human bodies and faces aren’t real, amazing realistic and shocking sculptures.

Strange plants of Socotra Island Imagine waking up on the Socotra Island < > and taking a good look around you. After a yelp of disbelief, you'd be inclined to think you were transported to another planet - or traveled to another era of Earth's history. The second would be closer to the truth for this island, which is part of a group of four islands, has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. Like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 of which are endemic, i.e. found nowhere else on Earth. The climate is harsh, hot, and dry, and yet - the most amazing plant life thrives there. Situated in the Indian Ocean 250 km from Somalia and 340 km from Yemen, the wide sandy beaches rise to limestone plateaus full of caves (some 7 km in length) and mountains up to 1,525 metres high.

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Photo Enhancement with Adjustment Layers - Page 1 Paint Shop Pro Tutorial By Ron Lacey Photographic Enhancement with Adjustment Layers Layers are analogous to the acetate sheets or cells used by animators to add elements onto a background. You create, delete or adjust various layer attributes in the Layer Palette (F4) or the Layer menu.

Desert Wind Dusk settles on the silent rails of Union Pacific’s LA&SL mainline. A recent e-mail from Orbitz promised cheap airfare to Las Vegas. The wheels in my head began to turn, and soon a plan was formulated to take a trip to the Mojave Desert with good friend Mel Patrick. This post will give a brief glimpse into our week-long trip through California. Uncle Mel surveying the landscape as the sun drops lower to the horizon. The first night we stayed at the Nipton Hotel, a lonely desert outpost on the road to Searchlight, Nevada. Search Results You searched for "3d" 31 January 2013 This stuff was crazy! Tutorial - Copying tapes, LPs or MiniDiscs to CD This set of tutorials provides instructions on how to record audio material from a variety of sources and then deploy it to CD, your computer or portable music player. You can use Audacity and your computer to record sound from any external device which outputs an audio signal. Although cassette tapes and records (LPs) are the most popular examples, Audacity can be used just as easily to record audio from the following:

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