background preloader

Graphic Mania

Graphic Mania
Routine can be creativity’s biggest enemy. Schedules are great for staying on task and habits are a wonderful way for our brains to save time and work more efficiently. However, when it comes to making distinctive designs repetition can be a dangerous way to slip into making projects that come across as mundane. Routines and creativity are typically not a[...] Mixing business with pleasure is nothing new. In the 1950’s, for example, the concept of “working a room” emerged to bridge the gap between traditional socialization and business networking.

Related:  Resources

Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background This is the second of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. Today I’ll show you 6 techniques you can use to extract a person/object from its background. From now on extraction won’t have secrets for you! Extraction is one of the worst enemies for those who start using Photoshop. While it’s simple to extract a geometric figure from its background, it is difficult to do the same with a tree or a blonde flowing hair model.

40+ Special Effects Photoshop Actions Considered difficult to master, actions are often overlooked by most Photoshop users. It’s true that actions are not as simple to use as layer styles or even as Photoshop plugins, and that the concept of automation has always be beyond the scope of most users. But if you take a closer look at Photoshop actions, you will find that they are easy to understand and can help you automate your hard work, such as applying a series of repetitive changes to a group of images, for example. An action no more than a recording of a series of tasks performed in Photoshop.

Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop Matte paintings are images commonly used in the film industry to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build. In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a single stock photo into a realistic panoramic scene. Click to enlarge the image. Resources The following images were used during the production of this image. Step 1

design « [ adbrio's websoil ] Nikolai Suetin A (Serving) Plate from the Bread Service (A Peasant Woman). 1931 Abstract Composition. 1919 Composition in Suprematism. 1931c Decorative Design. 1931 Yosemite Panorama Pictures Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Half Dome Cable Route On the hike to Half Dome Flat Half Dome Summit Looking from Half Dome Summit into the Main Valley (Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, El Cap visible) How do you add color to a halftone image in Photoshop? Two of the most popular ways of creating a halftone from an image is to convert the image to a bitmap and apply a halftone line screen (2). The other method is to use the Color Halftone filter (4). You should take into account how the final image is going to be reproduced before you colorize as this will save you a massive headache when it comes time to print it. If it's meant for online use or will be converted to CMYK to print, then you don't have to worry about much. I'm assuming that you're looking to accomplish something similar to (3).

Photoshop Tutorials - Steampunk Materials Photoshop Brushes Steampunk Materials Photoshop BrushesReviewed by Denny Tang on Oct 2Rating: Steampunk Materials Photoshop Brushes Preview The image below was created with our Steampunk Materials and Solid Ink Splatter Photoshop Brushes. Download Steampunk Materials Photoshop Brushes These brushes may be used for both commercial or non-commercial artwork. No credits required. The 30 CSS Selectors you Must Memorize So you learned the base id, class, and descendant selectors—and then called it a day? If so, you're missing out on an enormous level of flexibility. While many of the selectors mentioned in this article are part of the CSS3 spec, and are, consequently, only available in modern browsers, you owe it to yourself to commit these to memory.

Drawings After cutting paper for weeks I started experiencing urgent cravings for drawing. So this weekend, after working a lot on the cover of the book (I love how is coming out!) I took my pencils and drew this image. I drew it directly from the heart, without thinking too much because more than thinking I just wanted to get thoughts out of my mind. In my personal experience, drawing works as the most basic supporting structure of ideas and feelings. I see drawing as the skeleton of all the other art forms that I practice.

Beautiful Portraits of Strangers Beautiful Portraits of Strangers Danny Santos II is a weekend photographer who likes to shoot strangers in the streets of Singapore. He’s been shooting street for about 2 years now. Make Perfect Selection for Human Object by Utilising Channel Mask Technique in Photoshop Our mcse 2008 guide features an Adobe Photoshop CS tutorial. You can use mcp Photoshop tutorial to enhance your Adobe Photoshop skills and pass cisco certification exam. In this tutorial, I will show you a rather useful technique I use in Photoshop to make perfect human selection, which requires the combination of channel mask and the quick selection tool available in Photoshop CS3. I have received a number of emails lately in regards to this topic and I have decided to post this short tutorial with a step-by-step guide for beginners. Once you master this skill, you can apply it to pretty much every human image you want to selection/extract. Meanwhile, if you have any tips/tricks about making selections, you’re more than welcome to share your experience with us, just drop a comment below :)

Related:  Purty Thangs