How to Create Tilt-Shift in Photoshop There's something about tiny things that is just inherently fascinating. Tilt-shift photography is a great example of how making large, real-life objects look miniature can create beautiful art. Tilt-shift is a kind of photography that manipulates focus and depth-of-field to yield photos that have selective focus, often mimicking a miniature model. The effect can be achieved with special tilt-shift lenses, but you can also fake the effect in post-production via Photoshop. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to create tilt-shift miniature fakes with just a few effects in Photoshop. 1. This is possibly the most important step. Tilt-shift photography tends to work best for photos that have a wide view and are taken from higher ground. For this tutorial, we're using a shot of Barcelona taken from the hill of El Carmel: 2. An optional step, you can pre-edit your photo in Photoshop Camera Raw to prep it before adding additional effects. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Images: Mashable, Denise Lu
70 Excellent Background Textures for Designers Following our recent article 30 Examples of the Effective Use of Textures in Web Design, we are bringing you a collection of textures that really lend themselves for use in web design. Whether they are used just as they are, or are altered or enhanced by software such as Photoshop, textures are a very important part of a designer’s toolbox. In this round-up I have selected 10 textures from 7 different sites offering free textures. Textures for Designers The following textures are from Subtle Patterns. Textured Paper Subtle White Feathers AG Square Kinda Jean Escheresque Dark Subtle Grunge Noisy Grid Retina Wood Nistri The following collection of textures are all from Texturegen and are all photo textures. Diamond Drain Cover Beige Carpet Herringbone Block Paving Metal Shutter Surface Rust Stainless Steel Small Pebbles on Beach Sand Ripples Side of Barn Detail Black Diamond Plastic The following textures have been selected from TextureKing. Paper Texture Subtle Grunge Cardboard Grunge Vintage Wallpaper Watercolor
20 Free Fonts For Beautiful Headline Typography Get our posts emailed to you with our monthly newsletter, subscribe here. I am always on the look out for new good quality free fonts, when I find a font I like I always download it and save it for future projects. I have added 20 of the most recent free fonts I have come across recently to this post, specifically I have focused on free fonts for use in headlines. When choosing the right font for a headline it is absolutely paramount to convey the correct look and feel, having an archive of fonts can really help your broaden your design. You may also like: 18 Free Stylish Sans-Serif Fonts For Your Collection 20 Minimalist & Typographic Brochure Designs Weston Tallys RBNo2 Quattrocento Null Infinity Glide® Font Excellens Elega Code Pro Cabin Font Broken Records Banda Typeface Arvo Piron Roscoe™ Big Noodle Titling Instrumenta font Telegrafico Have you got any high quality free fonts you could recommend?
How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Let’s take a look at how to create your own animated GIF cinemagraph by playing around with Photoshop’s animation tools. Some of the best cinemagraph examples can be found on the creators’ own website. Their original cinemagraphs from New York Fashion Week capture moments just like an ordinary photograph, but also preserve that living moment in time to re-experience endlessly. As the popularity of the cinemagraph grew we began to see mobile apps such as Cinemagram emerge, which allows the easy creation of amateur cinemagraphs using the device’s built in camera. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage.
Free Downloads: A Collection of Rusted Textures Resources June 15, 2010 Rust often signifies age and dirt that others may not want to have in their work. With designers, however, rust is viewed in a different aspect. Most especially if the rustiness can be used or applied as material for design projects, depending on its style and the projects’ goals. A Collection of Rusted Textures is compiled in this next post as a cool resource for designers of all ages. Metal Rust Texture 22 Download Source Nether Flesh Download Source Wall Texture Download Source Merlin Download Source Metal Rust Texture 05 Download Source Textureville Download Source Rusty – texture Download Source Rust texture pack Download Source Fired wall Download Source Rust Texture Pack 01 Download Source Rust textures Download Source Coloured Rust VI Download Source Rust texture 6 Download Source 6 Rusted Stone Textures Download Source Metal Rust Texture 20 Download Source Rust Download Source Download Source Monster Monster Download Source Rust Row Download Source Rusty metal gate Download Source burned Skip 2
Playtype | Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios With this tutorial you can create amazing, bright eyes within minutes. First retouch, adjust levels and do all necessary colour corrections on your image. With a Lasso Tool (L) select the eyes (hold Shift key to add to selection). Use Smart Sharpen filter on the eyes, the choice of right settings will depend on the size of your file. Add a layer mask to the sharpened layer, then using a white soft brush on 50% bring back paint only iris’ and pupils to expose the sharpened eyes. Using levels brighten the whole picture and then copy mask from previous layer to select only eyes by holding Alt while dragging the sharpened mask (“layer 1” in the pic) onto the “levels 2” layer. With a Colour Balance set desired eye colour, keep “Preserve Luminosity” ticked, again use copy of previously created mask to select eyes only. Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready.
Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic! There’s more to this article!
portraits of the double-faced girl by sebastian bieniek sep 23, 2013 portraits of the double-faced girl by sebastian bieniek doublefaced no. 2220.09.13all images courtesy and © sebastian bieniek berlin-based artist sebastian bieniek unfolds the story of a two-faced female in his series of photographs ‘doublefaced’. using an eye pencil and lipstick, bieniek simply draws an image of a face onto the side of skin. the sketch includes only one eye: carefully placed hair hides the rest of the face from view, revealing one, moving eye of the model. blue, brown, awake, and sleeping variations create portraits with unique expressions and an illustrative sensibility. the 22 photographs of the hybrid girl expose her daily routine — drinking coffee, traveling on the train, taking a shower, and smoking cigarettes — capturing the daily life of a female with two faces.
Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs Feb 25 2011 Every day we try our best to present to you some useful tips, dear reader, to inspire you with fresh ideas and to try out new things. Today, we’ve prepared a nice collection of free texture packs that you just may have been looking for to freshen up your designs you’re working on. 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures 9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures Starry Textures 4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures 5 High Resolution Grungy Paper Textures 10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures 46 High-Quality Graffiti Textures High Resolution Fabric Texture Pack 6 High Resolution Sand and Seashell Textures 27 High Resolution Watercolor Textures 12 Free Grungy Bokeh Textures 27 High-Res Playdough Textures 8 High Resolution Screen Print Ready Textures 30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures 14 High Resolution Paper & Canvas Textures 12 High Resolution Denim Textures 11 Free High Resolution Fabric Textures 10 Free High Resolution Wood Textures Wood Textures Grunge Texture Texture Pack: Let It Snow! (ik)
50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Take Your Photoshop Skills To A New Level Email Is it something that often happens to you? You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look at your full-size pictures. And then it occurs to you that they didn’t really suck that much during the actual shoot? Of course, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get after the photo session is not the same thing. Photoshop is capable of making slightly imperfect photo into an awesome shot. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. \24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
Tutorials and projects » 20 Free PowerPoint Templates that Don't Suck Not satisfied? You can look for more free templates at these web sites (or if you’re game to design your own, here are some tips to keep in mind). If there are any sites that you like to use, don’t forget to post them in the comments section below! This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 2:11 am and is filed under Tutorials. Blancer