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Top 6 iPhone/iPad Apps for Photographers

In the time leading up to a shoot, there is a lot that goes through the mind of a photographer. What if there was a device that could carry out dozens of the functions necessary to professional and amateur photographers in a single mobile platform? There are in fact two: Apple’s iPhone and iPad. These cell phones and tablet PCs can utilize thousands of apps for every single shoot. continue reading


Cecelia Webber’s flowers and butterflies

I’ve always been fascinated by the “Death’s-head Hawkmoth” used in the “Silence of the Lambs” poster ever since the movie came out way back when. For those who are not familiar with it, these moths are easily distinguishable by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern of markings on the thorax. But if you look closer the image used in the movie poster incorporated an original sketch by Salvador Dali which he later collaborated with Philippe Halsman called In Voluptas Mors (1951) where he used actual women to form a large skull. continue reading


A photo manipulation tutorial, skyscape – The Ninth Planet part 2 of 3

I was finally able to get some free time so we can now continue on our overdue project “The Ninth Planet“. And today we will be working on the skyscape the second part of a series that will put us halfway through our project. For those who came here directly please check out A photo manipulation tutorial, landscape – The Ninth Planet before moving on. continue reading


Captain America in 30 graphic inspirations

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Captain America first appeared in March 1941, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Steve Rogers, was a sickly military recruit enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum to aid the United States war effort against the “Axis” powers in World War II. continue reading


A photo manipulation tutorial, landscape – The Ninth Planet part 1 of 3

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Today I will embark on a momentous journey and you’re more than welcome to tag along. A few days ago I have released a photo manipulation I called “The Ninth Planet”. I made this for myself a personal project to give my screen a new dimension (all puns intended LOL). As I’m working on a laptop with a maximum resolution of 1280×800 the full dimension of my work was the same. continue reading


10 Photoshop keyboard shortcuts Saturday; #1

It’s already Saturday and I’m wondering where did the days go? Weekend is here, it’s like there is a weekday shortcut somewhere and I unwittingly took it. It would be brilliant if you can do the same with your work, finish the job in half the time it usually takes you. continue reading


Minimalist art deco poster design of DC heroes and villains

Michael Myer’s a.k.a. drawsgood illustration’s falls nothing short of awesome. I first got a whiff of his genius when he did an illustrated series of the characters from “LOST”, I became an instant fan and I’ve been stalking him ever since. continue reading


How to extract an image from its background in Photoshop

Extracting images from a background is one skill every designer should have, to be able to manipulate a scene and give it a new life and a new purpose. Extracting images seems trivial to me now, but I remember when there was a time that getting a subject out of a scene and into another… Read This »


HDR made easy with Topaz Adjust

When HDR images started attracting my attention on websites like deviantart.com and flickr.com a couple of years ago I was totally blown away. I didn’t even know what I was looking at, is this a CGI, a digital painting or a photo manipulation? The picture details are so vivid that I wondered how it’s even… Read This »


Green Lantern in 30 graphic inspirations

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While I slowly simmer in procrastination to write a new tutorial I’ve decided to make another graphic illustration roundup, this time from the DC universe and another summer blockbuster for 2011 (Please don’t let it be a disappointment). “The Green Lantern” is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2011 in 3D. In a universe… Read This »

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