Earth Science Picture of the Day Illusions Illusions The ancient adage, "seeing is believing" may seem to hold a key to objective truth, but does it? Of course anyone can believe anything they see, but beliefs hold no requirement to objective reality, nor does seeing, by itself, necessarily point to something "out there." Moreover, seeing does not require a person to believe in what they see, as the adage seems to assert. Although vision certainly gives us information about the world, scientists now know that biological eyesight involves a complicated energy-matter and neurological network that, unfortunately, can also give us false information at times. (Source: Visual Fun House) The Dragon Illusion Right Brain vs.
Taking Type to the Next Level with Alternate Characters Are you sick of your type looking plain and boring? Many OpenType fonts have alternate characters built into them that can transform your type into a beautiful piece of art. By using these alternate characters you can add things like flourishes and flair to your type with ease. Some type faces have alternate characters that can help out with legibility at smaller sizes. Even some handwritten fonts have alternate characters to change the style of a characters to make it seem more handwritten. In this article we will take a deep dive into using alternate characters. How do you tell what fonts have alternates? Ligatures – This is where two or more characters are linked together. Logotypes – This is where a word is stylized as a logo to be included in your type. Biform characters – These alternate characters can make capital letters have a lowercase look or lowercase letters with capital letter look while keeping the same size and weight. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Tip:
Creative and Humorous Food Photography Really Really Creative and Funny Food Photos This is a collection of creative and very funny photography with Food and drinks. These photographers have used their amazing talent in giving these food items shapes and situations to make it humorous. Some of them are specially great like marshmallows and oranges ones. Click on images to go to original Sources. .: OMG :. by ~Ytse80 Eggbert ‘Casanova’… by *Rerinha Don’t eat me by ~Kawaychelo-Yaoychelo Massacre by *Alephunky You’re Toast. by ~cake-monsterr When McCain Smiles attack. by ~AppleSkins Chick in Chains by *HerrBuchta Egglife – It could be worse by ~Bella-Irae Suicide OREO by *Rerinha Apple A Day by *Doctor-Gus The Cola Wars by *caycowa Cannibalism by *finkycake Vampire Egg by ~partyeskimo Sausage Killer by ~andyy008 eat or been eaten by ~foorebellion Tragedy by ~xMandaPanda How Orange Juice Is Made by ~ariesleovirgo Gummie bears play doctor by ~emma-frost Awkward Moment by ~MegaSquishy
Best Illusions Best Illusions include my personal top 10 hand-picked from all possible types. If you would like to see more similar illusions, don't hesitate to click the link below each of the images. All the categories are also listed in the yellow menu on the right. Enjoy :-) 1. Dali Illusion Profile of Salvador Dali and a strange woman. If you like this type then be sure to check many more face illusions. 2. Can you find both? You may also visit an amazing collection of animal illusions. 3. This is a bistable illusion where you can see movement both clockwise and counterclockwise. More multistable objects. 4. Fantastic static image by Akiyoshi Kitaoka. If you already feel dizzy, then you should not see more moving illusions :-) 5. You probably see angry face on the left and calm face on the right. Be shocked by more scary illusions. 6. Stare at the red dot on the girl's nose for 30 seconds. If this example was not enough, then have a look at more afterimages. 7. 8. Both green lines have the same length. 9.
Hexaflexagon Toolkit How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect This post was originally published in 2010 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Follow this step by step post processing guide to give your photos a dark lomo style effect with high contrast, blue tones and vignette burns. The effect is based on the popular lomographic technique and is similar to the processing effect used in many fashion shots and advertisement designs. Overall this effect does a great job of adding impact to a plain photography with cool colour casts and unusual saturation. View full size photo effect Begin by opening your photograph of choice into Adobe Photoshop. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and tweak the tones of the image. At the bottom of the Layers palette, click the Adjustment Layer icon and select Curves. Change the drop down menu to Green and tweak the graph for the green channel to further alter the tones of the image. Finally alter the Blue channel, creating an inverted ‘S’ shape to enhance the blues to give a cool colour cast.
Music special: Five great auditory illusions - life - 24 February 2008 As part of our special issue on music, Daniel Levitin has written The Music Illusion, which looks at auditory illusions and how they can help us understand the workings of the human brain. Here we have compiled five of the most striking auditory illusions discovered so far. We had a big pool to choose from, from the mysterious quintina (fifth voice) heard in some types of throat-singing, to the saxophone break that isn't on Lady Madonna (it's actually the Beatles singing into their cupped hands - not to be confused with the actual sax solo) and the soaring guitar sound of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. Listen to our top 5 below, and read our explanations of the effects involved. 1 Barber's shop illusion (Listen with headphones) This is a demonstration of the stereo effect. 2 Phantom words (Listen through stereo separated loudspeakers, best placed some distance apart) This illusion was first demonstrated by Diana Deutsch at the University of California, San Diego. 3 Temporal induction of speech
Flame Painter | online paint program Flame Painter Gallery Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. Tools: Click here for Flame Help in German . COLOR - brush color SATURATION - brush saturation OPACITY - brush opacity C - color cycling [ on | off ] P - color per pixel [ on | off ] FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ] SIZE - brush size SOFT - brush softness CENTER - global forces FOCUS - local forces CHAOS - very chaotic parameter NOISE - crazy noise parameter ERASER - eraser tool SAVE - opens painting in a new popup window for saving (press Right Button > Save Picture As...) Keyboard Shortcuts: [ spacebar ] - clear screen [ Z ] - undo / redo last step Flame Painter Online License Agreement: Flame Painter Online is a free application, which can be used for personal, non-commercial or non-profit activities. Save Picture: