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Let's face it: stars can be really hard to draw. I'm not talking about the singular balls of blazing gasses, though, I'm talking about the subtle and beautiful star fields that make a piece of celestial art what it is: a portrayal of space. One of the reasons space is so much fun to draw is because, despite the plethora of Hubble images inundating cyberspace and science magazines, most people don't have a preconceived notion of what space should look like. This means that there are endless possibilities for wondrous visuals, as nobody's been to or seen wherever or whatever it is that you're depicting. There is one exception, however: stars. We've seen these before: we know what they look like, and what they don't look like. Variety Looking at Hubble images, you can easily find images of stars where the entire image is jam-packed with as many of the brilliant suckers as possible. Look at the Hubble images: are all the stars the same size?

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Flying Girl in Photoshop A few weeks ago I published a tutorial called Girl in Tempo. I used the new version of Pixelmator that had the codename Tempo. The result was really nice and I got a very positive feedback, and, also some emails asking me to do that tutorial in Adobe Photoshop. So yesterday I took a couple of hours to create the Photoshop version of my flying girl. In this tutorial we will use some stock photos and mix them together to create a nice effect. It was inspired by a chapter of the depthCORE collective called NOIR.

Moebius Gives 18 Wisdom-Filled Tips to Aspiring Artists (1996) Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, was a comic book artist who combined blinding speed with boundless imagination. He shaped the look of Alien, Empire Strikes Back and The Fifth Element. He reimagined the Silver Surfer for Stan Lee. And he is an acknowledged influence on everyone from Japanese animating great Hayao Miyazaki to sci-fi writer William Gibson. Tutorial Lounge  In this Photoshop tutorial, we will be Space City Photo Manipulation in Photoshop. We show another space world in this photo montage tutorial. In this process, everyone can create such amazing photo editing using different images to get such amazing result. We will learn all the important techniques of

Photoshop Quick Tip: Creating Depth of Field Using the Lens Blur Filter Ever wondered what the Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop actually does? It’s pretty interesting, actually. Unlike the other blur filters you can actually control the amount of depth and where it’s applied in an image using alpha channels. Lets take a look at how this works. First up, lets grab a good photo to experiment on. I found this awesome traffic shot by SmokingPermitted on Flickr.I like this photo because it has a very long focus.

50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Humans have always had an infatuation with the air above us and the space around our planet. With Adobe Photoshop we can create new images or enhance existing photos to include the sky and space as a backdrop. There is virtually no limit to what can be done with some Photoshop skills and a bit of creativity. As you will see from the tutorials featured here, some of the most entertaining and practical Photoshop creations and manipulations deal with the sky and space.

Harebrained Schemes Hey guys! Mike McCain here, I head up the art team on Shadowrun Returns. The other week all of us at Harebrained were very excited (and a little nervous!) Dream Infinity Studios / Chris Takakura These Photoshop tutorials cover wide range of topics from basics of using layers, cutting out objects from backgrounds, saturation and hue to photo abstractions, special effects for digital art work, to creating typographic effects. This page also features video tutorials from the official Dream Infinity Studios YouTube Channel. Beginning Basic Tricks in Photoshop » Pure White Portrait Retouch Skill Level: Intermediate Learn how to whiten skin and hair in this quick Photoshop tutorial. The original photo is a little bit warm, so first we’ll add a Photo Filter adjustment layer set to Cooling filter (80) with a Density of 60%. Next we”ll bring the saturation way down. Add a Hue/Saturation layer and bring the saturation down to -90%. The last Adjustment Layer we’ll add is a Curves layer. THE ART CENTER / Sharing Ideas And Tips From Artist To Artist Someone asked a question about the process of painting a character, so I'll take a stab at that one. There are many processes that each have their strengths, but for the sake of learning this is what I'd suggest. This process is based around the way 3d rendering programs work, using separate passes and combining them together for the final effect. Separating the processes in this way helps you think through what needs to be done. First of all, start with a sketch.

Learn Fireworks/Code › Learn advanced Adobe Fireworks tutorials that can help you better understand how to make your site more visually appealing. These tutorials were written for users who have a very strong understanding of Fw. Learn advanced HTML, CSS and JavaScript tricks to help you add more interactivity and productivity to your web site. These tutorials were written for users who have a very strong understanding of HTML and CSS. cssMenus 4 level deep CSS based DHTML menus.qTip Turn titles into floating DIVs.footerStick Footer sticks to bottom of viewport.spriteNav Sprite based hover effects.importFilter Serve CSS only to good browsers.

How to Master Blending Modes in Photoshop Email The blending modes feature is one of Photoshop’s most undervalued tools for Photographers. Blending modes can be used to alter the ways in which each layer interacts with the layers below it, allowing for endless possibilities when it comes to setting the right tone or adding artificial lighting.

CharacterSculpting Character sculpting is the process of creating a high-resolution 3D model with a series of painting strokes, using a pressure-sensitive tablet or screen. Usually the details from these models are baked into a NormalMap for a lower-resolution in-game model. Sculpting Tutorials These tutorials cover hard-to-find subject matter, or they offer in-depth explanations of reasoning and technique. If you're looking for music-only timelapse head sculpt videos, they're widely available elsewhere. New Maquette Sculpting Workflow in ZBrush 4R4 by Ryan Kingslien of ZBrushWorkshops. Enterprise Open Source Consulting New Stylesheet Switcher. I'm trying to use the DOM and Javascript to come up with a new stylesheet switcher for this site. Currently, I use Javascript to read a cookie and do a bunch of document.write's to write out the full <style type="text/css">...</style> code. However, I should be able to use the following to simply replace the <style> tag's contents.