Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Because You're not 18 yet...

Image sourced from Richard Lindie  ©

Monday, September 27, 2010

Agent of Pollution...

Image sourced from Tezz Stock ©

Friday, September 24, 2010

123RF Tutorial: Creating a Tilt-Shift photo using Photoshop

You may wonder what Tilt-Shift means... A Tilt-Shift lens enables you to rotate the lens against the image plane, hence “tilt”, and also “shift”. These movements of the lens create an optical illusion where scenes appear wide and dramatic with objects in it looking miniature. The effect is achieved by focusing on a part of the image and blurring out its surroundings.

Using Photoshop, let’s see how we can mimic the images shot with a Tilt-Shift lens.

Before & After

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Honest Abes...

Image sourced from Thomas Jones ©

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What we do in life echoes in eternity...

Images sourced from Eduard Titov ©

Thursday, September 16, 2010

123RF Tutorial : Recreating The Aurora Borealis

In this tutorial, we are going to recreate the northern lights effect, otherwise known as “Aurora Borealis”. Using a combination of filters such as Render Clouds and Motion Blur, we then transform the combined effect to form the shape of an aurora, with a touch of perspective.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

123RF Tutorial : Recolor Black & White Photograph

In this tutorial... we are going to apply the Brush Tool, make selections and create multiple Adjustment Layers to add color onto a black & white image. By using Adjustment Layers, we can make modifications anyhow, anytime throughout the process. Note however that time and patience is needed during coloring in order to achieve better results. If you want good results, using Layer Masks will save you a lot of time.
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Let's try the technique using the below image. Image ID: 2376311 © iofoto

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

...the man who thinks.... - Henry George

Image sourced from Martin Novak © 123RF

123RF Tutorial: Creating a Searing Hot Effect

Using a combination of ripple, wave, and displace filters, we shall create an effect that resembles a heat wave.

Lets start off by creating 3 displacement maps.

The first displacement map shall be used for the distortion of the overall image. The second, for the car and creation of light smoke and the third, works as an added detail.

Open the image that we will be working on. For a more precise displace distortion, it is best we examine the size of the image and create a new file base on that. Mine would be 1500 x 916 pixel.
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