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GIF tutorial (tumblr)

Hey! Today I finally found out how to make the .gif stuff, so I decided I’d make a tutorial on it 🙂 I hope this works for you! (And I know some parts go a bit too fast, you can always pause of course) Here is the result of the part I used in the video: Follow me on Tumblr if you like; And I made another one too (with gifs :P) Programs: – Sony Vegas pro 9.0 – Photoshop (cs3 I think?) Song: Down With Webster – Big Wheels Twitter:
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Photoshop Trick : 6 Steps Make Your Photo to Stone Human Effect!

Photoshop Trick : 6 Steps Make Your Photo to Stone Human Effect!

In the story about the superhero comics, the hero often described having supernatural powers or extraordinary physical shape that allows them to win every battle. Here we will create a new superhero, A Fierce Stone Man. Curious? Following steps!

Step 1

Prepare a photo with a plain background to facilitate the editing process. Open the image from the File menu, select Open. In general, JPEG files are opened in the application Photo Manager e.g. Adobe Photoshop – will turn into a locked Background layer. You can duplicate the layer by selecting Layer menu, select Duplicate Layer. In the dialog box, give the name of Layer 1. Override background layer with white using the Paint Bucket Tool. Then remove the white background in layer 1 by using the magic wand tool and press Delete on the keyboard.

Step 2

Press Ctrl + D to remove the remaining selection. Well, we’ll start from here, to create more realistic texture, duplicate Layer 1 by selecting the Layer menu, select Duplicate Layer and change the layer’s name becomes “Texture”. In this layer, select the Image menu, then select Adjustment > Desaturate to remove color existing and change to gray. Place these layer above Layer 1.

Step 3

Next, we will give texture to the layer and before that, make sure the layer is active. Choose the Filter menu, then select Texture > Craquelure. Enter the following parameters: Crack Spacing: 75; Crack Depth: 7; Crack Brightness: 6; and press the Enter key on the keyboard. Photos will be filled with cracks. Next use the Eraser tool to remove the motive tool cracks on clothing, hair and let the skin in the crack.

Step 4

Next, prepare a set of stone images. You can photograph the walls, highways, or you can find the reference image in google with keyword “Stone Pattern” or other keywords. Once you get it, open the image from the File menu, select Open. Then use the Move Tool to move into your working canvas. Try the entire area to be textured stone, covered with perfectly. Rename this new layer to Stone. Remember to put that layer, place on top of the layer panel.

Step 5

Then, change the layer Blending Mode of Layer Panel from Normal to Multiply and press keys Ctrl + left click on the texture layer to take a picture selection. Move the cursor to the layer Stone, from the Menu Select menu choose Select Inverse to reverse the selection area. Press the Delete key on the keyboard to remove the parts that are not needed. You can lower the Opacity level to 90% if the texture of the stone looks too dark.

Step 6

Next, prepare longer a photograph Pattern to improve the texture. This time we take photographs of marble floors. Open the photo from the File menu, select Open and use the tool Move tool to move the images to your canvas. Keep all parts of the body in the photo that will be done perfectly sealed. Click Ctrl key + left click on the texture layer to retrieve the selection, and from the Select menu, choose Select Inverse and press Delete on the keyboard. Select Multiply Mode on panel layer and lower its Opacity level to 15%.

And Last : See result!

The results of your work is finished and ready for display. You can experiment with different textures of stone, large and small to get the final result of different.

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Hate uploading ugly pictures to FaceBook? Picture Editing Software can solve your problem

Hate uploading ugly pictures to FaceBook? Picture Editing Software can solve your problem

The internet is a world beyond imaginable and with all the social networking sites one of the most popular things to do is to post pictures. It’s not a difficult task to perform either. While you surf net all you see is text and an abundance of pictures cruising by your computer screen. A picture editing software is a good product to own if you find yourself always hosting and posting pictures on the web and they are not difficult to learn.

Enhance your photos for better quality.

Ever look at a picture of yourself and go “I look horrible in this picture” so you don’t upload it to Facebook. Well not anymore! The reason why your pictures come out badly isn’t your fault, it’s usually the person taking the photo doesn’t know what they are doing. Not that we expect everyone to know how to take a perfect photograph when they are partying. However, you can combat the errors of the photographer by learning how to use picture editing software.Everyone has heard of Photoshop , after all it is one of the most powerful editors out there but it is very expensive. Personally I own all of the adobe products and most of them are a waste of money. You don’t need to spend a great deal of money to find quality software that will perform the tasks you need.

Picture editing software functions.

Give your photos a unique look and professional touch.  An editor can take an average picture and turn it into an amazing picture. There are free programs out there but they are very basic and limited to what they can do. You don’t need to spend 0 or more to acquire elite software either. One thing is for sure, the paid versions will almost always surpass free software ability.There are many features within these programs that you should be aware of.

Here’s a list of a few features I feel are important.Editing LayersImage size alterationRemoval of unwanted elementsSelective color changePerspective control and distortionSelecting and merging of imagesContrast change and brighteningColor adjustmentsKeep in mind this is just a list of some of the features but I feel they are very important.

Why you might use picture editing software.
There are so many reasons why you might need to use picture editing software besides trying to fix ugly picture for Facebook. A few reasons could be if you go on vacation a lot, run your own website, school projects, maybe you even have your own business, or it’s just extremely entertaining for you! You can save a lot of time by knowing how to enhance your own pictures and getting them exactly how you want them to be. Be creative!

The low down!
The use of picture editing software is really endless. It is honestly possible to take an amateur photographer and turn their pictures into professional master pieces with editing software, it’s truly remarkable. Just to get you started, here is a product I recommend, keep in mind I own all of the adobe products and I still chose this picture editing software over Photoshop. It’s cheaper, just as powerful, and comes with a bunch of great training videos and tutorials.

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorial: How To Use The Content Aware Option

In this tutorial I go over the all new content aware fill option exclusively available to CS5 users. This is a very easy but useful tool to use. So with that I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Please remember to rate!

Latitude 28 presents the best in new media art at India Art Summit

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Latitude 28 presents the best in new media art at India Art Summit

New Delhi: Asthe much awaited India Art Summit comes up with its 3rd Edition slated from January 20, 2011 to January 23, 2011,art curator and gallerist Bhavna Kakar brings forth an eclectic mix of senior and younger Indian contemporary artists under her art venture Latitude 28. Bhavna Kakar has successfully presented and promoted new media art, now the current art wave as well, throughout last year, and it was obvious that she would once again choose some of the most talented new media artists for her Art Summit outing! She has, however, also chosen to show printmaker Anupam Sud’s work, a veteran artist who is rarely seen in group shows otherwise. Apart from this, Latitude 28 will also be showing videos by Desire Machine Collective and Nandita Kumar  at the Video Lounge in the Summit.

Says Bhavna Kakar, curator & Director, Latitude 28: “India Art Summit is a wonderful platform to showcase the gallery collection and interact with the art fraternity. The gallery is presenting some of the most sought after younger names like Kartik Sood, who will be at Art Summit for the first time, Rajesh Ram and Prajjwal Choudhury among others.”

The artists whose works will be shown at Latitude 28, Stall No.C-12, Hall No.-18, India Art Summit, Pragati Maidan include: Anupam Sud, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Dilip Chobisa, Kartik Sood, Manisha Parekh, Prajjwal Choudhury, Rajesh Ram, Ram Bali Chauhan and Viraj Naik.

To support both contemporary and traditional styles of art, Latitude 28 has interestingly brought together artist grandmother-grandson duo, Anupam Sud and Kartik Sood, to exhibit their works at the Art Summit 2011.

The winner of President of India’s Gold Plaque, Anupam Sud is one of the finest printmakers in India. Although she has taken up painting on large canvases, mostly in acrylic, her intaglio prints still hold their sway over her paintings. Her firmly drawn figuration of men and women draw our attention to the general human situation and to psychological tensions between man and woman and that between man and society.

“The four works in the Art Summit deal with women and femininity, something that as a woman, I am comfortable working with,” says the veteran artist. Without necessarily delving into the politics of feminism, these works treat women as humanist subjects, while remaining sensitive to their issues and concerns. Her work titled “How Does Your Garden Grow” was the result of a camp in Hyderabad, formally inspired by the decorative works of the other artists at the camp.

Unlike Anupam Sood’s bold, figurative canvases, her grandson Kartik Sood presents an oil on canvas titled The Black Black Sea. The title refers to the symbolic act of the unconscious mind developing an illusion which divides the real from the imaginary. The visual is a holy pilgrimage taken by him on a horse, into the black dark sea of unreality.

Kartik’s other work is a light based installation with photographs which refers to the ever shifting memory, where one’s immediate present in nothing but a moment that’s past. The work is called Through the Thickness of Blood.

“For me design is a very important part of my work for it reflects the cultural aspects of our new lives. My works, having a design influenced structure, often put together old fragmented pieces of our human past, and together how they stand is intentionally a statement made by me to provoke an experience reflecting our lives’ placement”, says Kartik Sood.

On the other hand, artist Manisha Parekh, who is showing 21 watercolour and gouache works in a set titled “In the Walnut Shell”,isknown for her subtle and abstract works. “Working in multiples is like documenting a thought in different stages, with different nuances explored, mulling over an idea in different ways, in an attempt to capture the feeling”, says Parekh.

Artist Prajjwal Choudhury in his sculptural work titled Desire is destroyed with the destruction of desire in welded aluminum, wooden alphabets, fibreglass, metal frame with acrylic work, ironically depicts the ‘ugliness’ of consumerist mentality through formal beauty. Choudhury is at war with the way in which everyday objects are taken for granted and so easily discarded. Objects such as matchboxes and bottles, which he has been mostly consumed with- are mass produced, used and discarded –and it is here that Choudhury gathers the preliminary fuel to engineer his thought-provoking creations.

Choudhury says, “The sculpture is meant to remind us how desires will lead to the eventual destruction of mankind. Human desire is a nagging allegory of the darkness and corruption of the soul. The history of human desires has been making its way through centuries. After all, it was desire alone that led to the creation of Adam and Eve. It was desire only, desire for knowledge or pure hedonism that led to the expulsion from Eden and the ultimate downfall of the human race.”

Rajesh Ram, a young artist based in New Delhi and practicing both as painter and sculptor, uses a strong visual vocabulary that builds on pointed references. The artist believes that when people move to metro city, they do not realize that in veil of pursuing their dreams, they end up being bonded laborers in the migratory land. Rajesh’s sculpture in bronze, for instance “Girl of Vegetable Seller”, exemplifies this ensuing narrative with rhythm and beauty.

Viraj Naik presents two oils on canvas titled “Cavaleiro (horseman)” and Domesticado (domesticated) and describes them as experiencing the chiaroscuro of life that reveals the inherent symbolism of assured existence. According to the artist, “It is a fascinating journey of disturbances in nature. When and where could I draw imaginations from? The system becomes confusing to life, given as a process of experiences. The world is full of genesis, the journey never ends, thereby an untiring continuous process.”

Dilip Chobisa’s art occupies a space between the being and absence of the third dimension. The intimate and the minute in life attract his interest and hence come up as subject matter for the works. Laced with elements of fantastical realism, some having dramatic surrealistic tones, the works seem to play within the realms of the monochrome fantasy. Working in the margins of relief and installations, a combination of light and drawing works to extend the experience.

Focusing on visual motifs of animals and human forms either in painting or through sculptures, Ram Bali Chauhan examines the contemporary political and social discourse. Through the use of a vibrant palette and forms, Ram Bali Chauhan visualizes the mood of current times vis-à-vis the notion of terror and institutionalized fear at several levels – emotional, social and political. The work provides alternative reading to popular culture and public language of fracture, hostility and threat by exploring tactics of fear.

Babu Eshwar Prasad’s workshave retained the earthy innocence of a rustic, despite rubbing shoulders with the elite set for over a decade. A keen student of world cinema, Babu says that his pictures are like a theatre-set waiting for a script. He begins constructing the set with gripping images and then begins painting. His acrylic on canvas titled “I like the story as well as when you told it” and “Yellow Earth” reflects the same story telling.

At the Video Lounge

1. Title of exhibit: Untitled Liverpool

Name of the Artist: Desire Machine Collective

Duration: 7:40 minutes

Collaborating since 2004 as Desire Machine Collective, Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya work through image, moving image, sound, time and space. Assuming their name and theoretical disposition from Anti-Oedipus, a seminal text from 1972 by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari, Desire Machine seeks to disrupt the neurotic symptoms that arise from constricting capitalist structures with healthier, schizophrenic cultural flows of desire and information. As the French philosopher Michel Foucault put it, Anti-Oedipus is an introduction to a non-fascist life. In similar fashion, through their practice Jain and Madhukaillya confront the many forms of fascism that lead to violence and injustice, both regionally in Guwahati, Assam and around the world.

Synopsis – This work was shot on the shores of Liverpool. This was an important location for trade with India and especially with Assam during the colonial times. Most of the tea from Assam was unloaded here. The video also has in layers, images of X-ray scans of the human body by airport security cameras.

2. Title of exhibit: Birth of BrainFly

Name of the Artist: Nandita Kumar

Duration: 03:19 minutes

Nandita Kumar is a multi-faceted, award winning filmmaker, multi media artist, painter and performer. She holds a joint Bachelors Degree from MS University, India and Auckland University, in the Elam School of the Arts, New Zealand and has completed her Masters Degree in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, in Los Angeles. Nandita has received the “Best Original Music” for her film Birth of Brain Fly at the Cinema Mundo festival in Brazil and is also an awardee of the famed Jules Engle Scholarship.


Synopsis – Birth of BrainFly is a surreal narrative dealing with the process of a

person’s individuation in a mental scape. A journey through and into Self, the

constructed labyrinths of Ego, and the creative transcendence of the mind’s physical

limitations. Birth of BrainFly charts a surreal course of a psyche’s evolution within

the invisible landscape of the mind. The visual landscape is made up of a mélange of

experiments in collage, live action, hand drawn, paint on film and multi plane.


LATITUDE 28 is a venture under the direction of Bhavna Kakar, a Delhi-based expert in Modern and Contemporary Art with a special focus on the Indian subcontinent. Committed to giving a platform to young talent, LATITUDE 28 encourages broad-based practices ranging from painting and sculpture, to photography, video and installations.

Take on art! is the art magazine launched under the same banner, a bold initiative in today’s recessionary times that sets Latitude 28 apart from the regular commercial set up.

LATITUDE 28 has exhibited an eclectic mix of contemporary artists like Justin Ponmany, Atul Bhalla, Prajakta Palav, Manjunath Kamath, George Martin, Sandeep Pisalkar, Farhad Hussain, Binu Bhaskar, Niyeti Chadha, Sakshi Gupta, Minal Damani, Apurba Nandi, Pooja Iranna, Alok Bal, and seniors like Bhupen Khakhar, Nasreen Mohamedi, Ganesh Haloi, Prabhakar Kolte, G R Santosh amongst others in India and international venues like Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and London.

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Fireworks: Animated gifs

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Photoshop Brush Settings for SKETCHING (Request)

This has been requested a lot recently and I decided to make a short video about what brush settings I use for SKETCHING. Remember, this video does NOT show how you HAVE to set your brushes, this is just the way I do it. The settings are ideal for ME and may NOT be perfect for you, so please keep playing around with the settings until you’re fully satisfied. I am using a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Graphic Tablet. I am using Photoshop CS5, however, the settings apply to all Photoshop CS series. If you still have problems or questions, or any requests, please leave a comment or send me a private message. Thanks for watching ! (:
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