Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers. Now, let’s adjust the color curves. Use the drop down menu to adjust each color channel.
The Great Geek Manual » The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries I make no secret of the fact that I’m a hardcore bibliophile, but we’re a common enough lot these day. And the one sight that always makes me linger over a webpage is rows and rows of neatly organized books. So, in an effort to draw more like-minded read here to my little blog, I decided to round-up a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen photos of. Enjoy. If you enjoy this gallery, make sure you check out our other list of The United States’ Most Beautiful Libraries! Abbey Library St. The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands Photo Credit: (Erik) Bristol Central Library Photo Credit: *Firefox The British Library reading room at the centre of the Great Court of the British Museum in London, England. Central Library of Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada Photo Credit: lightgazer Delft University Library in The Netherlands Photo Credit: rutger spoelstra José Vasconcelos Library in México City, Mexico Photo Credit: CliNKer
Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland. He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. See many more examples of his find paintings at yerkaland.com. See Also ENDEARING MONSTER DRAWINGS POP FROM THE SCREEN Via: hypeness.com.br
My World, My Way – New Ads Campaign from Allen Solly Discover the Most Creative & Sophisticated Advertising Campaigns around the World Creative Ad Awards About / Directory / Articles / Category / Hot / Contact My World, My Way – New Ads Campaign from Allen Solly After the “I Hate Ugly” series, Ogilvy & Mather has released another ads campaign for Allen Solly. The ads masterly blend photograph with illustration to express the new theme “My world, My way”. Go to the Top Copyright © 2007 - 2014 Creative Ad Awards All Rights Reserved. serge salat: beyond infinity immersive installation sep 16, 2011 serge salat: beyond infinity immersive installation ‘beyond infinity’, an immersive installation by french artist and theorist serge salat ‘beyond infinity’, a multisensory installation by french artist and theorist serge salat, interweaves mirrors, light, music, and fractal art in an architecture that conflates visitors’ perceptions of space. sponsored by buick cars and usable during the events as a vehicle showroom, the work is installed at shanghai’s westgate mall from september 16th through 18th, 2011. measuring 12.45 by 10.8 meters at a height of 3.8 meters, the structure is completely closed, composed of a steel infrastructure with honeycomb aluminum panels covered in mirrors. view looking into the third ‘room’ in the sequence: the circular and triangular infinite staircases the ‘infinite fault’ when exiting from the red grid the ‘hyper cross’, the fifth ‘room’ architectural plan process photograph: assembling the staircases video tour through the space
I seek images that don't exist I seek images that don't exist Map works by Matthew Cusick Title: Adam Zagajewski Lines from "The Room I Work In," translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh: I seek images that don't exist, and if they do they're crumpled and concealed like summer clothes in the winter, when frost stings the mouth. via Web Urbanist via BibliOdyssey Will 50 Watts visual sundae Addictive ads, 1894-1954 14 Sep 2010 Here is a collection of Japanese advertisements for drinks and smokes (1894-1954). Hero Cigarettes, 1894 Tokio Beer, 1896-1906 Chūyū Cigarettes, 1900 Peacock Cigarettes, 1902 Kabuto Beer, 1911 Dai Nippon Brewery Company, 1912 Kembang Beer (Sakura Beer export label), 1912-1916 Sakura Beer, 1924 Umegatani sake, 1926 Sakura Beer, 1928-1932 Cascade Beer, 1929 Yebisu Beer, 1930 Minori Cigarettes, 1930 "Tobacco Profits for National Defense" Week, 1930 // Hibiki Cigarettes, 1932 Urara Cigarettes, 1932 Kirin Beer, 1933 Zuigan sake, 1934 Takara shōchū, 1935-1938 Gekkeikan sake, 1935-1938 "Defense for country, tobacco for society" (South Kyoto Tobacco Sellers' Union), 1937 Sakura Beer, 1938 Kirin Beer, 1939 Anti-black market poster (violators face 3 years in prison, 50,000 yen fine), 1948 Message from Japan Monopoly Corporation, 1954 [Sources: Tabako Omoshiro Catalog Zukan (Kodansha, 1987) and Meiji/Taisho/Showa O-Sake No Hōkoku Graffiti (Kokusho, 2006)]
Street Fighter, Sin City, Batman et les autres – 30 Illustrations magnifiques de Mike Henry Street Fighter, Sin City, Batman et les autres – 30 Illustrations magnifiques de Mike Henry 30 Illustrations magnifiques de Mike Henry, un illustrateur au talent fou. D’excellentes illustrations avec pleins de références qui ferons plaisir aux geeks : Batman, Sin City, Street Fighter et j’en passe… J’adore !
Rainbow Thread Art (8 pics) Though we can appreciate Gabriel Dawe's beautiful thread art by just looking at these pictures, we're certain that these photos will never quite do them justice. In fact, we can imagine ourselves walking around these rainbow prisms and just getting lost. I asked Dawe to tell us what he hoped others got out of his artwork including what they represent. "Conceptually, these works are about the human need for shelter," he tells us. "Fashion and architecture have many functions, but one thing they both share is that they protect us from the elements. "Ultimately, what I want to give the viewers is an experience with light and color. "What is very satisfying is that I hear all the time that people go back to see them and stay for half hour, experiencing the piece. Read the rest of our interview with Dawe below. You are formally trained in art with an MFA in arts and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Can you tell us about how your art is influenced by your heritage?
Vintage Travel Posters and Relative Dimension in Space Whether the Doctor and crew rarely ending up where the meant to visit is a result of the Doctor not being able to drive the TARDIS or the TARDIS taking him where he needs to be out of its own volition, our favorite Time Lord generally ends up impacting the most important bits of human history. Sometimes he ends up in England, saving Shakespeare from alien witches, and sometimes he offhandedly mentions how he might’ve married Marilyn Monroe on accident. Sometimes he ends up in Space Florida for a nice Spacecation, and sometimes he ends up in India, seeing the sights without having to save the universe. We rarely see those vacations, since a nice rest probably wouldn’t make a thrilling adventure, but rest assured, if it exists, the Doctor has (or will have) been there. (Andrew Le via Super Punch)
The Strange Worlds of M C Escher M C Escher at Work I try in my prints to testify that we live in a beautiful and orderly world, not in a chaos without norms, even though that is how it sometimes appears. M C Escher Maurits Cornelius Escher was born in June 1898, the youngest son of a prosperous Dutch government engineer. After a year in technical college, he attended the School of Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. After visits to Spain and Italy, he was impressed by the dramatic landscapes, particularly mountainous and desert regions with olive trees and cacti. Eight Heads, woodcut stamped print, 1922 The print, Eight Heads, was made when Escher was still at art school, and is an example of a side-grained woodcut, where the white areas are cut away, leaving the raised areas to impress the ink. It was not until 1929 that I made my first lithograph, and then in 1931 I tried my hand for the first time at wood-engraving, that is to say engraving with burins on an end-grain block. Castrovalva, lithograph 1930