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Thomas Barbèy's astounding surrealism

Thomas Barbèy's astounding surrealism
Today, everyone’s a photographer, grabbing their iPhones for a quick snap. Pictures are posted at a moment’s notice on Facebook and Instagram, so there’s never a void of visuals. Perhaps this image saturation is why surreal photo manipulation is particularly intriguing; smartphone cameras and social networking can’t hold a candle to an artist’s vivid imagination. One such visionary is veteran photographer Thomas Barbèy. Raised in Geneva before working for 15 years in Milan, this inspirational artist has spent more than 20 years perfecting his craft. Today he resides in Las Vegas and works exclusively in black and white, including sepia toning, masterfully transforming colorless photomontages into surrealistic fine art. Some of his techniques include putting negatives together and then photographing them from above, along with traditional retouching and photoshopping. Which of Barbèy’s images is your favorite?

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20 More Creative Business Card Designs Continuing our previous collections of creative business cards (see Part I and Part II) we handpicked another wonderful list of 20 cool business card designs. As we talked before, even the best business card design cannot guarantee your business success, however it is one of those very first things that make a very long lasting impression. So, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to show your best qualities, and communicate your company’s values and character. Never limit your imagination to a plain rectangle! Without further ado, here are 20 clever and interactive business cards to make your creative juices flowing. 1. A simple, yet very creative business card for Vancouver yoga center. 2. A groovy business card for Rock ‘n Roll hair salon in Rome. 3. “Our thinking centred on referencing the name and hinting to their services – we achieved this with a drumstick pencil and drum skin business cards giving Bang Your Own Drum an identity that’s easily heard.” 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

10 Most Unbelievable Places in the World There are ten most unbelievable places in the world that you definitely must visit before you die. 1. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine Image credits: Oleg Gordienko This powerful train tunnel of trees called the Tunnel of Love is located in Kleven, Ukraine. 2. Image credits: Allard Schager The sensational landscape provokes a visual effect hard to repeat in a life time. 3. Image credits: dadi360 Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). 4. Image credits: nipomen2 | sename777 Hitachi Seaside Park, located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, next to the Ajigaura Beach, is a flower park and a popular tourist destination. 5. Image credits: Kent Mearig The Mendenhall Glacier is a tongue of ice stretching 12 miles from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake. 6. Image credits: MJiA The Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometer southwest of Panjin City in China. 7. Image credits: Yuya Horikawa | Tomoaki Kabe 8.

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). Hit Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer. You can copy the whole layer instead of selecting eyes but applying the filter to the large area like this may take a while on slower computers. 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. Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready.

Top 100 Photos of the Year 2012 *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos Enjoy! Photograph by Robert Elves on Flickr Photograph by Stephen Wilkes | Prints available Photograph by George Steinmetz Photograph by Andrew Choy Photograph by Jakub Polomski on 500px Photograph via The Natioanl Archives and Records Administration Photograph by Caleb Charland COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Photograph by Jason Pope Photograph by Dan Fisher Photograph by Scott Robertson Photograph by Berenice Abbott Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO Photograph by Liammm on Reddit Photograph by haqbar on Reddit Photograph by Marcus Peabody Photograph by The Lost Gardens of Heligan Photograph by sleepychinchilla on Flickr Photograph by Scott Hutcheson (SMHutch Photography on Flickr) Photograph by Mario Neumann (scuba.hamburg on Flickr)

Beautiful Henna Tattoo WARNING: Henna is not supposed to be black! Real henna ranges from orange to chocolate-brown on the skin. Black “henna” is actually a toxic chemical that can cause scarring, and also permanently sensitizes skin to further exposure, causing lifelong, serious allergic reactions to many substances such as hair dyes, sunscreens, and printer ink. The subject of this photo might have disfiguring scars covering her forearms by now. 21 More Creative Business Card Designs Continuing our previous collection of Most Unusual and Interactive Business Cards we handpicked another 21 creative business card designs for your inspiration. As we talked before, even the most creative business card design cannot guarantee your business success, however it is one of those very first things that make a very long lasting impression. So, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to show your best qualities, and communicate your company’s values and character. Never limit your imagination to a plain rectangle! Don’t forget to include some interactivity – people love to play and solve puzzles. If you happen to be designing a business card right now, you’ve come to the right place – these 21 wonderful business cards will definitely make your creative juices flowing. 1. Personal project for Dario Monetini’s own business card. 2. Going to a store and taking a business card is customary. 3. 4. 5. The new business card of this school now takes the form of a Lego brick. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GPP FotoWeekend Every time I come to a Gulf Photo Plus training event I hope that I'll find the time to blog each day, or if not each day then at least every couple of days. It never seems to happen though, and as this is the sixth time I've been out here as an instructor you'd think that I'd know that it's just not possible: we have workshops each day, people to meet, things to plan, students to talk to, and beers to drink. It's a great event, that I really enjoy attending, but it doesn't leave much time for anything else :) Anyway, tomorrow's the last day, and my two final seminars are finally finished, so I thought I'd post one of the shots that I took earlier this week: two of my students, taken out in the desert on the first day of my landscape workshop. As for the next few days or so ... Bobbi and I travel down to Abu Dhabi on Monday, before returning to Dubai on Wednesday evening. I'm hoping to post quite a few more shots before I head back.

How to Color Inked Line Art in Photoshop In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going give you a general overview of how I digitally color an illustration. We’ll go over scanning, cleaning, flatting, coloring, rendering, and texturing techniques. There’s just as many ways to coloring a drawing digitally as there is to painting a picture. This tutorial won’t focus on any specific way to blend or choose colors; we’ll assume you have knowledge of the basics. Preview Click the image below to see it in full size. Step 1: Scanning Your Inks In this tutorial, I’m going to use my own illustration. Make sure you are scanning in black and white. Step 2: Isolating the Line Art Now that we have our image scanned, open it in Adobe Photoshop. Press Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + 2 (for Photoshop CS4 and up) or Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + ~ (for Photoshop CS3 and below). Tip: I encourage you to know and use Photoshop shortcut keys; it saves a lot of time. Then press Delete to remove the selected white areas, leaving us with just the line art on this layer.

Most Beautiful Villages Around The World photo Popeye Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Photo by: Mosin Village on the bank of the Niger river, Mali. Photo by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand Hidden mountain village in Southern China. Mist over countryside in Southwest England. Hobbiton village – “Lord of the Rings” movie location in New Zealand. Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. Mountain Village, Iran. Beautiful African sea side village. Hallstatt, Upper Austria, is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria with 946 inhabitants. Gásadalur village, Faroe Islands. Village located in Himalayas, Tibet. Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands.

Isobel Anderson - Black is the Colour 15 Most Unusual and Interactive Business Cards Even the most creative business card design cannot guarantee your business success, however it is one of those very first things that make a very long lasting impression. So, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to show your best qualities here, because your business card is much more than just your contact information. It also communicates your company’s values and character. Never limit your imagination to a plain rectangle! Don’t forget to include some interactivity – people love to play and solve puzzles. If it happened so that right now you are thinking about making a great business card – you’ve come to the right place! 1. The business cards were letter pressed by hand and stuffed with grass seed. 2. Via the use of two rubber inserts, this business card shows the effect Dr.Kiprov’s cosmetic surgery can have. 3. Zohra Mouhetta helps you strip away your belly! 4. “By following the instructions correctly a decent bloom would have been seen within a week.” 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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