JazJaz - Art & Pop Culture Unlimited Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial 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. 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.
Beautiful examples of calligraphy Compare your own handwriting to that of your grandmother and the conclusion may be that once people where paying more attention to the art of it. Nowadays we type everything on a keyboard and I for one have to ‘push through’ if I have to write more than a couple of sentences. But recently I have been studying calligraphy and have found the beauty of creative lettering. Below I have listed a couple of gorgeous examples of calligraphy for your inspiration. Manhattan Micro Loft by Specht Harpman Architects It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City apartment that’s set at the top of a six-story building. Rendering By creating “living platforms,” they were able to accommodate all the necessities an apartment might need while keeping the space open and bright. Helping with that was the fact that they were working with over 24 feet of vertical space, making it possible to create the multiple layers of “rooms.” The compact bathroom is hidden away on the bottom floor beneath the staircase. While the kitchen is small, it remains open to the living room. They kept the cabinets and countertops white which helps keep it bright and airy. The space under the stairs doesn’t go to waste… It’s packed full of storage spaces! Up the first set of stairs you have the bedroom layer which seems to almost float above the living room below. More storage is found under this staircase which leads to the roof garden.
Verabee This Incredible Animation Shows How Humans Are The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To This World How many friends or family members do you have that nearly kill themselves on the road almost every day? You tell them to be careful, but they just don’t listen. If only you could show them how devastating it would be to attend their their funeral, an experience you’d never have to think about if […] Google needs to update its search functions so that when someone asks whether it’s alright to commit a murder, he will be simply be greeted with a big fat NO. In a northern Nigerian village, 14-year-old Wasila Umaru killed her husband, 35-year-old Umaru Sani, and three of his friends just a week after she was forced to marry him. 12-year-old Indian twins Shivanath and Shivram are joined at the hip. Two extremely rare fish decided to make the last moments of their lives an incomparable spectacle for a group of kayakers. It’s difficult to imagine living in North Korea, one of the most terrifying places on the planet.
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How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] [Close Window] By Jason Feifer Our complete guide to making your inner genius your greatest on-the-job asset. Back to article >> Infographic by Pop Chart Lab 123 Inspiration Bike out of wire How to make a wire sculpture This is not a complete step by step Instructable for you to follow, it will guide you to make a bike out of wire. I learned how to do this in Senegal, and this Instructable is me learning by doing. if you have something to add, please do so, this Instructable is made for collaboration. First tips: You should start with a thick long wire. Materials & tools Wire - thin and a bit thicker wire the more flexible the wire the easier it will be for you to build the bike. the more stable you want the sculpture to be the thicker the wire that you should use. Needle-nose pliersWire cutters (needle-nose pliers and wire cutters are sometimes combined in a single tool)large nails or pensscissorsCanswire1 pair of wire-cutters1 pair of needlenose pliers Useful: real models for inspiration, such us your own bike, or old toy cars.