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Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two.

Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic]

You don’t need to limit yourself to searching just for simple strings; Google supports all manner of handy search tricks. If you want to search just’s archive of XBMC articles, for example, you can plug in XBMC to search our site. Get More Out of Google [HackCollege via Mashable] Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to.

If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart).

Internet Searching X Ray effect in Photoshop CS5. Art of Apex High School: X-ray Vision! For this first Computer Art project, students combined three photos and used a few new tricks.

Art of Apex High School: X-ray Vision!

The objective was to create a self portrait holding an x-ray frame that reveals their bones. Good thing they had the x-ray because there is something else lodged in there! What is it? Take a look! Create a Cookie Text Effect in Photoshop. DOTermination 4: Ben Heine’s Digital Circlism. Today we look into Digital Circlism, a painting technique developed by Belgian artist Ben Heine.

DOTermination 4: Ben Heine’s Digital Circlism

Ben Heine & Digital Circlism DDoA: Hello, Ben Heine. Welcome to Daily Dose of Art. Kindly introduce yourself to our readers.BH: I’m a painter and photographer living in Brussels, Belgium. I was born in Ivory Coast (Africa), and lived there 7 years, I now live and work in Brussels, the European capital. DDoA: When and how did your creative journey begin?

There is no specific date or event. DDoA: Did you go to an art school or trade school to learn your skills? DDoA: Tell us about your mentor/s? DDoA: What inspires you to create? DDoA: Tell us about your work habits and how you approach challenges.BH: I start working on my artistic projects as soon as I wake up and end when I’m really tired. Here is a portrait of Elvis Presley by Ben Heine using his Digital Circlism technique: Watch the making of Elvis Presley’s Digital Circlism portrait by Ben Heine: BEN HEINE is one happy artist! Pop Art Comic Strip. Step 1: Open the Image you like to convert into the comic strip.

Pop Art Comic Strip

Duplicate the layer and change the mode of the duplicate layer to “Color Dodge”. Step 2:Press Ctrl + I to invert the duplicate image. This makes the image appears white. Step 3: Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur to the duplicate layer. You will see a colored line drawing start to appear. Pop Art Comic Strip. Step 5: Create a new layer and change the blending mode to multiply.

Pop Art Comic Strip

Start painting with different colors to different parts of the body on different layers. Step 6: To make a colored layer into halftone pattern. Choose Image > Adjustments > Threshold and drag the slider to the left until the color disappears. Step 7: Select Filter > Sketch > Halftone Pattern and move the contrast slider to the right and adjust the size of the checks and click Ok.

Remember one thing colors selected as a foreground and background in the tools palette will come in the halftone and final output, nothing to do with the colors you painted in multiply layer. Repeat the above steps for other layers too, except for the eyes and the hairs. From Graphics to Animation - Art for Kids! How to Paint a Furry Cartoon Character in Photoshop.

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop. In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of the face.

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

Known as a Calligram, this effect is particularly powerful when used to present famous quotes or speeches by depicting the author/speaker with the actual words. Photoshop’s Displace filter is the key ingredient in this recipe which allows us to accurately wrap the text around the subject. In my example, I’m combing a stock photo with a transcript of the speech from the movie The American President (1995) to create a totally fictional presidential address, but this calligram effect would be a great style for a series of famous speeches from the real American presidents of the past. Begin with your chosen image in Photoshop. I’m using this stock portrait of a senior man from Shutterstock. Add a Black and White Adjustment Layer and add more contrast to the image by darkening the Red channel. Download this file. Real or Fake Images 2, Question 1 - Quiz. Real Vs. Fake. Real or Photoshop.