Archive for August, 2011

Photo Effects: Shadding of the Photography

On this tutorial i will show you one interesting effect i’ve got by experimenting with Photoshop filters.

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Photo Effects: Shadding of the Photography

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Step 1

Start by opening photo and then go to Image > Image Size to update it´s width to 600px and height to 800px.

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Step 2

Background is too white so we need to reduce brightness of whole photo by going to Image > Adjustments > Levels.

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Step 3

We need to increase contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.

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Step 4

Go to Window > Channels and create a new channel there. This new channel will be filled with black color on channels thumbnails. Make sure you have all channels visible and your photo will look like mine.

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Select Elliptical Marquee Tool to make selection similar to mine.

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After that feather selection with Select > Modify > Feather Selection.

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Select Paint Bucket Tool to fill selected area on newly created channel with white color (#ffffff). Deselect selection with Ctrl+D.

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Step 5

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

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Step 6

Apply Filter > Brush Strokes > Angled Strokes.

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Step 7

Hold Ctrl button and click on Alpha 1 channel thumbnail on Channels palette to load selection of this channel.

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Apply Select > Inverse to invert selection.

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Create a new layer above photo layer and fill selected area with white color.

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Final Image

Remove selection with Select > Deselect and this tutorial is complete.

Photo Effects: Shadding of the Photography

Peaked: Free September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Peaked”. The inspiration behind this month’s desktop background comes from vintage film packaging such as used for polaroid. Building layer upon layer I managed to blend the colours together until I was happy with the overall saturation. It has to be said though that the outcome was by no means planned. I usually start with a blank canvas and add a few shapes until I find a layout and direction that inspires me. As always, I hope that you like it. 

Peaked: Free September 2011 Desktop Wallpaper

September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper Preview

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contains 1 .zip file – 2 Versions, 4 Resolutions, 6.8 Mb

The following resolutions (both calendar & non-calendar versions) are included:

  • 2560 x 1440
  • 1920 x 1200 (suitable for 1440 x 900)
  • 1600 x 1200
  • 1280 x 1024

Peaked: Free iPhone Wallpaper

Peaked iPhone Wallpaper Preview

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Resolution: 640×960 (Retina Display), Format: JPG

Peaked: Free iPad Wallpaper

Peaked iPad Wallpaper Preview

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Resolution: 1024×1024, Format: JPG


Vector Hand Drawn Arrows

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Today you can enjoy one more freebie. A bunch of 71 Grunge Vector Hand Drawn Arrows created by Shapes4free.com.

Vector files can be opened in various design software, for example: Quark, Corel Draw, PMView, Macromedia Freehand, Xara, and certainly Any Adobe Software Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop etc. can be used to open and edit vectors. As for me, I prefer yo use Adobe Illustrator! It’s so easy to modify – recolor, change size, remove elements, add other elements, rotate.

Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

We spend most of the day in front of our computers. This is where all the works get done, e-mails get taken care of, and social relationship be made. The truth is that computer has become a staple for nearly every aspect of modern lifestyle, and now people are even adopting multiple devices for higher work proficiencies.

creative working space Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups
(Image Source: normanbolditalic)

Following previous post showcasing astounding workstation setups, today we bring in 60 more up-to-date and neat examples on how professionals setup their cyber workstation. From them you can draw inspiration on how to dress your workstation in a clean and elegant way, ultimately the key is about comfort, relaxation and focus.

Enjoy and learn from them and of course, feel free to share your ideas or photos of your workstation to us, we don’t mind to see more creative working spaces!

Singapore Work Office. (Image Source: leonefabre)

singapore work office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Basement Home Office. (Image Source: martynelson)

basement home office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Alienware Mac Home Setup. (Image Source: paulmichaelsmith)

home alienware mac Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

My Home Office III. (Image Source: trancemist)

my home office iii Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Ubuntu Family. (Image Source: john)

ubuntu home office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Panoramic View Home Office. (Image Source: paladin27)

panoramic home office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Office Digital Darkroom. (Image Source: cohophoto)

home office digital darkroom Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Designer’s Desktop Workspace. (Image Source: normanbolditalic)

designer desktop workspace Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Apple Cinema Display. (Image Source: anthonygrimes)

apple cinema display Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Apple Home Office Setup. (Image Source: misterplague)

apple home office setup Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Office Recording Studio Gear. (Image Source: authentic)

home office recording studio Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Desktop Mac Pack. (Image Source: purplelime)

desktop mac pack Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Apartment Home Office 2010. (Image Source: garrettmurray)

apartment home office 2010 Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Dualscreen Workspace Setup 2007. (Image Source: garrettmurray)

dualscreen workspace setup 2007 Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Apple Workspace September 2010. (Image Source: technolsp)

apple workspace september 2010 Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Working From Home. (Image Source: tbisaacs)

work from home Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Multi Desk Home Office. (Image Source: radrew)

multi desk home office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Mac Windows Ubuntu. (Image Source: LuckyRoller)

mac windows ubuntu Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Working Home Studio. (Image Source: rezado)

working home studio Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Custom Desk 2009 iMac. (Image Source: jwhelan)

custom deskt 2009 imac Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Creative White Working Space. (Image Source: jlouwagie)

white creative space Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

New York City Offices. (Image Source: newyork808)

nyc office window arch Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Professional Home Office Setup. (Image Source: ktdeeds)

professional home office setup Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

MacBook Pro Mighty Mouse. (Image Source: christianreistad)

macbook pro mighty mouse Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Widescreen Home Office in Michigan. (Image Source: paladin27)

widescreen home office michigan Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Macintosh Desk Books. (Image Source: simoncarr)

macintosh desk books Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Red Rocket Media Group workspace. (Image Source: foundphotography)

red rocket media group Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Wishingline Design Studio. (Image Source: wishingline)

wishingline design studio Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Coupled Apple Samsung Office. (Image Source: tbisaacs)

apple samsung office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Creative MacBook Pro Setup. (Image Source: kittymeow84)

creative macbook pro setup Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Large Mac Cinema Display. (Image Source: fabrico)

mac cinema display Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

iMac iPhone iPad. (Image Source: sigalakos)

imac ipad iphone Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Corner Desk Home Office. (Image Source: jstacey)

corner desk home office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Working Home Office/Theater. (Image Source: kd5ftn)

working home office theater Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Chris Spooner’s Personal Design Setup. (Image Source: spoongraphics)

chris spooner designer office tablet Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Home Office Workspace 2009. (Image Source: Quentin Rademaker)

home office workspace 2009 Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Textmate PHP Development Code. (Image Source: tbisaacs)

php textmate code developer Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Illustration Bright Working Environment. (Image Source: mimsybee)

illustration artistic work environment Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Audio Home Office Tools. (Image Source: lamkevin)

audio home office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Mac Professional Home Studio. (Image Source: rodrigo72)

macs professional home studio Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Mac, iPhone, iPad on Desk Space. (Image Source: twarner405)

mac iphone ipad desk space Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Well-lit Creative Space. (Image Source: sgnwsk)

well lit office creative space Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Little Mac World. (Image Source: jus4ur)

little mac world Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Workstation Part Deux. (Image Source: justinbregar)

workstation part deux Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Creative Setup April 2010. (Image Source: paulm)

creative setup april 2010 Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Sunlight Black Studio Work. (Image Source: ediblestarfish)

sunlight black studio work Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Mac Illustration Workspace. (Image Source: joshuasmith)

mac illustration workspace Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Working Late at the Office. (Image Source: morran)

working late office space Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Home Office Command Center. (Image Source: pongky)

home office command center Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Creative Space in the Attic. (Image Source: purplelime)

system attic creative space Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

January 2007 Small Office. (Image Source: etchalon)

january 2007 small office Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Tri-Monitor Setup. (Image Source: plasticmind)

tri monitor setup keyboard Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Interior Home Office Early 2006. (Image Source: garrettmurray)

home office early 2006 Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Dual Mac Open Workspace. (Image Source: snecx)

dual mac open workspace Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Desk Mac Mini. (Image Source: pavlosurf)

desk mac mini Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

MacBook Air Home Setup. (Image Source: showngo)

macbook air home setup Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Home Office Front View. (Image Source: matthewwegner)

home office front view Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Studio Mac Pro. (Image Source: mariliacardoso)

studio mac pro Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Open Desk Space Macintosh. (Image Source: skip694)

open desk space macintosh Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

Kitchen Windows Working Area. (Image Source: gurnam)

kitchen windows working area Inspirational Workspace: 60 Awesome Setups

30 Gadget Design Tutorials for Photoshop

Gadgets like smartphones, mp3 players, and tablets have become a part of our everyday lives, and they are often incorporated into designs. There are a lot of quality tutorials available that will show you step-by-step how to design a great-looking gadget. In this post we’ll showcase 30 of the best gadget design tutorials from various sources. They’ll have you designing stunning gadgets to use in your own work.

Create a Photo Realistic iPhone in Photoshop

Create a Photo Realistic iPhone in Photoshop

Create a Blackberry Torch Using Photoshop and Illustrator

Create a Blackberry Torch Using Photoshop and Illustrator

How to Create a Detailed Apple iPad Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a Detailed Apple iPad Icon in Photoshop

Draw a Sound Dock System with Photoshop

Draw a Sound Dock System with Photoshop

Design an HTC

Design an HTC

Learn How to Create a Nintendo WiiU from Scratch in Photoshop, Parts I and II 

Learn How to Create a Nintendo WiiU from Scratch in Photoshop

How to Create an iPad 2 from Scratch Using Photoshop

How to Create an iPad 2 from Scratch Using Photoshop

Learn to Create a Sleek Shiny Mouse

Learn to Create a Sleek Shiny Mouse

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Make a Glossy Flash Drive Icon from Scratch

Make a Glossy Flash Drive Icon from Scratch

Create a Motorola Droid Style Phone in Photoshop

Create a Motorola Droid Style Phone in Photoshop

iMac Mini Icon Design Tutorial

iMac Mini Icon Design Tutorial

Create a Realistic iMac Icon in Photoshop

Create a Realistic iMac Icon in Photoshop

Created a Detailed Camera Icon in Photoshop

Created a Detailed Camera Icon in Photoshop

Draw an LCD Television in Photoshop

Draw an LCD Television in Photoshop

Design a Macbook Pro Illustration in Photoshop

Design a Macbook Pro Illustration in Photoshop

How to Create a Photo Realistic Camera

How to Create a Photo Realistic Camera

Create a Digital Camera with Wooden Accents Using Photoshop

Create a Digital Camera with Wooden Accents Using Photoshop

How to Create a Stylish Media Player in Photoshop

How to Create a Stylish Media Player in Photoshop

How to Create a Stylish Pair of Headphones

How to Create a Stylish Pair of Headphones

Playstation Portable Realistic Buttons

Playstation Portable Realistic Buttons

Sony Ericsson S500 Photoshop Tutorial

Sony Ericsson S500 Photoshop Tutorial

Bamboo Fun Tablet from Scratch

Bamboo Fun Tablet from Scratch

How to Draw a Realistic iPhone 4 with Photoshop

How to Draw a Realistic iPhone 4 with Photoshop

How to Draw a Realistic Mobile Phone with Photoshop

How to Draw a Realistic Mobile Phone with Photoshop

Create an Apple Mac Mini Using Photoshop

Create an Apple Mac Mini Using Photoshop

How to Design an LCD Monitor Using Photoshop

How to Design an LCD Monitor Using Photoshop

Render a High Detail Leica M8 Camera with Photoshop

Render a High Detail Leica M8 Camera with Photoshop

How to Draw a Photo Realistic iPhone 4 in Photoshop

How to Draw a Photo Realistic iPhone 4 in Photoshop

Creating an iOS Device Connector in Photoshop

Creating an iOS Device Connector in Photoshop

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