Archive for January, 2012

before/after for the shoot with Varya

Some cool cs5 images:

before/after for the shoot with Varya
cs5
Image by Danila Panfilov
all production made in Photoshop CS5

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before/after for the shoot with Katya
cs5
Image by Danila Panfilov
all production made in Photoshop CS5

Behance | Facebook | Live Journal | ? ???????? | 500px

Q&A: What is the difference between Photoshop CS3/4 and Elements?

Question by April D: What is the difference between Photoshop CS3/4 and Elements?
I have Photoshop CS3, and would like to know the major differences between that and Photoshop Elements. I RARELY work with photos, and mostly do illustrations using the paint brush, custom shapes, shapes, polygonal lasso, lasso, eraser, and of course the FX. Does elements have all this?

Best answer:

Answer by chocotaste
Okay, for Elements, it has the paint brush and all the brushes that come with Photoshop, it has all the custom shapes that come with Photoshop and lassos, the eraser of course, and by FX, what do you mean? The only real illustration tool Elements doesn’t have is the Pen Tool.

What do you think? Answer below!

How do make “camera-ready” logos using photoshop?

Question by Andrew G: How do make “camera-ready” logos using photoshop?
I just need a tiny bit of help. I have an 8 letter text treatment I worked up in photoshop using one font and a little bit of manual skewing and some re-spacing of a letter or two.

I need help converting this into a “print-ready” file that I can send to a manufacurer or printer who can use it in any scale. I think that means I need it converted to vector art, but not sure.

Best answer:

Answer by mark_ksz
Yes you will need to convert the file to vector art. If you just used type and no crazy effects then what you should do is redo the design in Illustrator which is a vector program.

What do you think? Answer below!

Nice Video Art photos

Check out these video art images:

Mixed Media Painting (Detail) by Choichun Leung / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54929.P1.L1 / SML
video art
Image by See-ming Lee ??? SML
SML Pro Blog: Choichun Leung / 13th Annual DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival NYC 2009: Part 10 of 10 / Art + Artists

Choichun Leung
2008
Part of the SCRIPTO series
www.choichun.com/scripto.html

See also Choichun Leung talks about her mixed media paintings (Flickr 720p HD video).

Choichun Leung left Wales when she was seventeen to pursue a degree in metal-smithing at Loughborough college of Art and Design in the UK, afterwhich she studied Buddhist iconography in both Beijing and the Yangkung caves in China’s Shanxi province. In 1988 she moved to London where she studied under the Ray Man Chinese Orchestra as a percussionist and a student of the Gu-qin – a traditional Chinese bass zither. Leung worked in Hong Kong as a background artist for animation film before returning to London in 1992 where she received a grant and Gold Award from the Prince of Wales’ Youth Business Trust for the most innovative new business of the year: a line of symbolic art products using the traditional technique of Chinese paper cutting.

With music and the arts always hand in hand, Leung came to New York in 1994 where she began painting seriously, worked as an assistant to artist Peter Max, and studied music composition. From that point forward, Choichun’s artwork has been inextricably entwined with her interest in music and have continued to influence each other.

As the single mother of a young daughter, Choichun moved to Germany in 2002 to write music, perform and collaborate on an audio/visual project based in Koln. Upon the invitation of a gallery in 2006 she returned to New York. Most recently Choichun has been featured in two solo exhibitions at JLA Baxter House in Manhattan and will take part in a group showing in Hamburg in November 2008. Choichun currently lives in Brooklyn, NYC .

Artist Statement Our lives are as long as we remember. Our memories are imbedded in us like DNA. But what of lives that through trauma or age have lost memory? What of the interplay of conscious thought and the sub-conscious? Which one really drives the show? My paintings are like rorschach tests in reverse, a psychological diary of that moment in time, an investigation of the relationship between past and present, reality and illusion and in effect a blue print to the past self. Through the symbolisms revealed, and the stories or objects we project into the abstract, we expose another layer of ourselves and in turn provide clues to what may not be fully aware. My paintings are simple traces of that activity, void of any meaning, but imbedded with the years of experience that shapes us, yet also holds us hostage.

Choichun never paints from sketches but instead allows the process and medium dictate. Each application is an expressive gesture evoking the emotion and inner psychology of that moment, a conflicted excavation of what may be hidden or imagined. The script like lines emerge as a non-cognitive language or what she has come to identify as ‘glyphs’ – a pictographic personal alphabet; where ‘glyphs’ document the days, weeks and months spent on a piece. The one actual reference that Choichun can identify in her work after the fact springs from her background in music and her fascination with its chaotic notes and interpretive patterns. These can be seen in the work’s fine, rhythmic and frenetic lines as well as in the heavier, poured-on, black & white ‘mono-glyphs’ which overtake the paintings like visual representations of a sound. Choichun paints on both wood panels and canvas, using liquid acrylic, aerosol, oil bars and thread . With sticks, brushes, trowels and vessels: applying the paint and then scratching through the layers to reveal what is underneath, scripting with ‘glyphs’ throughout, painting over, sanding down and repeating this process until an image is revealed or another is hidden.

www.choichun.com

13th annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® (Sept 25 to Sept 27, 2009)
www.dumboartfestival.org/press_release.html

The three-day multi-site neighborhood-wide event is a one-of-a-kind art happening: where serendipity meets the haphazard and where the unpredictable, spontaneous and downright weird thrive. The now teenage D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® presents touchable, accessible, and interactive art, on a scale that makes it the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art.

Art Under the Bridge is an opportunity for young artists to use any medium imaginable to create temporary projects on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere, completely transforming the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, into a vibrant platform for self-expression. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the historical post-industrial waterfront span, visitors can tour local artists’ studios or check out the indoor video_dumbo, a non-stop program of cutting-edge video art from New York City and around the world.

The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has been the exclusive producer of the D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival® since 1997. DAC is a big impact, small non-profit, that in addition to its year-round gallery exhibitions, is committed to preserving Dumbo as a site in New York City where emerging visual artists can experiment in the public domain, while having unprecedented freedom and access to normally off-limit locations.

www.dumboartscenter.org
www.dumboartfestival.org
www.video_dumbo.org

Related SML
+ SML Fine Art (Flickr Group)
+ SML Flickr Collections: Events
+ SML Flickr Sets: Art
+ SML Flickr Sets: Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009
+ SML Flickr Tags: Art
+ SML Pro Blog: Art

Paintings by Mey Veral, Soule and Collaborative Drawings from BAP Member Meetups, Brooklyn Art Project HQ / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54598.P1.CC / SML
video art
Image by See-ming Lee ??? SML
Brooklyn Art Project (FriendFeed / Twitter) is a free online social network that connects 5500+ artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts from over 44 countries featuring over 44,000 artworks and 800+ short films and videos.

Members can participate in collaborative exhibits in Brooklyn and beyond while enjoying unlimited online gallery space, blogs, forums, chat, and tools to share / promote their artwork across the web.

BrooklynArtProject.com

13th annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® (Sept 25 to Sept 27, 2009)
www.dumboartfestival.org/press_release.html

The three-day multi-site neighborhood-wide event is a one-of-a-kind art happening: where serendipity meets the haphazard and where the unpredictable, spontaneous and downright weird thrive. The now teenage D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® presents touchable, accessible, and interactive art, on a scale that makes it the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art.

Art Under the Bridge is an opportunity for young artists to use any medium imaginable to create temporary projects on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere, completely transforming the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, into a vibrant platform for self-expression. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the historical post-industrial waterfront span, visitors can tour local artists’ studios or check out the indoor video_dumbo, a non-stop program of cutting-edge video art from New York City and around the world.

The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has been the exclusive producer of the D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival® since 1997. DAC is a big impact, small non-profit, that in addition to its year-round gallery exhibitions, is committed to preserving Dumbo as a site in New York City where emerging visual artists can experiment in the public domain, while having unprecedented freedom and access to normally off-limit locations.

www.dumboartscenter.org
www.dumboartfestival.org
www.video_dumbo.org

Related SML
+ SML Fine Art (Flickr Group)
+ SML Flickr Collections: Events
+ SML Flickr Sets: Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009
+ SML Flickr Tags: Art
+ SML Pro Blog: Art

Free Purple Rose Love Me Tender, Love Me True Creative Commons

Check out these free pictures images:

Free Purple Rose Love Me Tender, Love Me True Creative Commons
free pictures
Image by Pink Sherbet Photography
My pretty birthday rose. Free for use.

My photos that have a creative commons license and are free for everyone to download, edit, alter and use as long as you give me, "D Sharon Pruitt" credit as the original owner of the photo. Have fun and enjoy!

magic forest
free pictures
Image by Mara ~earth light~ (Convalescence after surgery)
– power of the spell –
Models: www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00/3331917599/
www.flickr.com/photos/magical-world/2344969116/in/pool-cr…
textures: www.flickr.com/photos/zstheday/3401905288/in/pool-texture…
my own: www.flickr.com/photos/23665057@N02/3314471343/

Nothing Special – Short Film

Billy becomes the reluctant subject of worship when his mother decides he is Jesus reincarnate. Official Selection for the Cannes Film Festival 2005 Directed by Helena Brooks
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Check out more at www.aniboom.com . This is a short animated film about an unknown virus that has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one man … Animation by www.aniboom.com Follow Aniboom: Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: www.twitter.com MySpace: www.myspace.com Aniboom Blog: www.aniboom.com Ifyou liked this animation, don’t forget to subscribe, you know you want to . The Aniboom Contests: Submissions are open for the Aniboom-Fox Holiday Animation Challenge www.aniboom.com and The People Speak Competition Presented by Aniboom and HISTORY. www.aniboom.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Free Fresh French Tip Manicure Creative Commons

Some cool free pictures images:

Free Fresh French Tip Manicure Creative Commons
free pictures
Image by Pink Sherbet Photography
New French manicure from today

Free for use

My photos that have a creative commons license and are free for everyone to download, edit, alter and use as long as you give me, "D Sharon Pruitt" credit as the original owner of the photo. Have fun and enjoy!

Break Free
free pictures
Image by Manoj Mohan
Taken from my the roof of my Apartment. Waited for a long while to get some birds in this frame. These highlights were high up in the sky, therefore wasn’t able to get the horizon in the frame. Bigger birds could have yielded a better picture but a nice one nonetheless. No Post Processing except cropping.

Cool Photoshop Manual images

Some cool photoshop manual images:

The gods must be crazy
photoshop manual
Image by caddymob
Not sure if this one makes the cut, but i put enough effort into it to warrant a Flickr post. Let me know what you think… This is a "manual HDR" where I just did layering and masking in photoshop of my brackets. Photomatix did some pretty crazy things with this one.

I really liked the sun rays that peeked over this rock. I could only see them with my polarized sunglasses, so I used a polarizer to capture them. This is the kind of image HDR was designed for — extreme bright and dark.

Carsington manual composite
photoshop manual
Image by Phillip
Doing the normal manual stitching I do in photoshop


photoshop manual
Image by he(art)geek
So today I finally discovered (on a camera i’ve had almost a year) that I can do manual focus. YES! it just sucks that it isn’t as easy as turning the lense. Anyway this photo was my favorite in tone sooc… I’ve lately been really into messing around with the manual setting on my camera and I’m trying to get better shots straight off the camera.
…Though of course that doesn’t mean I don’t still love doing crazy photoshop
edits 😛

And yes I know my eyes look wierd but I still like it & I’m not wearing makeup… so there 😛

Nice Cs4 photos

Check out these cs4 images:

#30
cs4
Image by 96dpi
This is my first test with Adobe Camera Raw 5 that comes as part of the CS4 trial. The local adjustments that very previously available only in Lightroom were introduced in the new version and are a great and intuitive way to edit images.

Das ist mein erster Test mit Adobe Camera Raw 5, dass als Teil der CS4 endlich als Testversion verfügbar ist. Die vorher bereits in Lightroom verfügbaren lokalen Änderungen sind nun auch hier möglich und ein schöner und intuitiver Weg, um Bilder zu bearbeiten.

High speed footage of BMX dudes performing.

Some cool adobe premiere images:

High speed footage of BMX dudes performing.
adobe premiere
Image by ttstam
Taken at the Chase Jarvis Hangar Shoot #2.

Special thanks to Chase Jarvis & Crew for hosting a bunch of photo nuts from the Seattle Flickr Meetup group.

Shot on a Casio EX-F1 – the world’s first consumer-priced (4 figure price tag, instead of 5) camera that is capable of high speed video recording. These videos were shot at 300 frames per second, which at 30fps video frame rate meant a 10x slow motion effect (10 seconds in this video = 1 second in real life).

The technical hurdles to shooting high speed video around this setup is quite daunting. The lighting conditions need to be able to properly expose sequentially a series of frames with shutter speeds of anywhere between 1/500 to 1/2000 sec. The point and shoot’s camera’s design does not allow for a huge maximum aperture (it’s F3.2 – F6.3 or something like that). The sensor is 1 1/8" form factor, which meant unacceptable noise level and loss of color saturation above ISO200. To handle the data, a Class-6 SDHC card is recommended. (You can use Class 4, but it will drop frames). And when the video is being recorded, the computational power drain on the camera is so intense that the camera goes into Helen Keller mode – zoom and autofocus is disabled. The controls are "fly by wire", which meant no manual over-ride.

The footage generated is in AVCHD, which at this time is not supported by Adobe Premiere and I have no way of editing (save for some rudimentary cutting in camera. Yuck).

While I’ve worked out technical solutions to work around these limitations, actually finding time to implement them is quite another thing…

That said, this is a VERY exciting camera. As a former science educator, this is the tool I wish I had when I was mentoring high school physics. It puts the power of slow motion analysis, traditionally a very expensive tool, into the hands of a much bigger population. Very cool. 🙂

High speed footage of BMX dudes performing.
adobe premiere
Image by ttstam
Taken at the Chase Jarvis Hangar Shoot #2.

Special thanks to Chase Jarvis & Crew for hosting a bunch of photo nuts from the Seattle Flickr Meetup group.

Shot on a Casio EX-F1 – the world’s first consumer-priced (4 figure price tag, instead of 5) camera that is capable of high speed video recording. These videos were shot at 300 frames per second, which at 30fps video frame rate meant a 10x slow motion effect (10 seconds in this video = 1 second in real life).

The technical hurdles to shooting high speed video around this setup is quite daunting. The lighting conditions need to be able to properly expose sequentially a series of frames with shutter speeds of anywhere between 1/500 to 1/2000 sec. The point and shoot’s camera’s design does not allow for a huge maximum aperture (it’s F3.2 – F6.3 or something like that). The sensor is 1 1/8" form factor, which meant unacceptable noise level and loss of color saturation above ISO200. To handle the data, a Class-6 SDHC card is recommended. (You can use Class 4, but it will drop frames). And when the video is being recorded, the computational power drain on the camera is so intense that the camera goes into Helen Keller mode – zoom and autofocus is disabled. The controls are "fly by wire", which meant no manual over-ride.

The footage generated is in AVCHD, which at this time is not supported by Adobe Premiere and I have no way of editing (save for some rudimentary cutting in camera. Yuck).

While I’ve worked out technical solutions to work around these limitations, actually finding time to implement them is quite another thing…

That said, this is a VERY exciting camera. As a former science educator, this is the tool I wish I had when I was mentoring high school physics. It puts the power of slow motion analysis, traditionally a very expensive tool, into the hands of a much bigger population. Very cool. 🙂

High speed footage of BMX dudes performing.
adobe premiere
Image by ttstam
Taken at the Chase Jarvis Hangar Shoot #2.

Special thanks to Chase Jarvis & Crew for hosting a bunch of photo nuts from the Seattle Flickr Meetup group.

Shot on a Casio EX-F1 – the world’s first consumer-priced (4 figure price tag, instead of 5) camera that is capable of high speed video recording. These videos were shot at 300 frames per second, which at 30fps video frame rate meant a 10x slow motion effect (10 seconds in this video = 1 second in real life).

The technical hurdles to shooting high speed video around this setup is quite daunting. The lighting conditions need to be able to properly expose sequentially a series of frames with shutter speeds of anywhere between 1/500 to 1/2000 sec. The point and shoot’s camera’s design does not allow for a huge maximum aperture (it’s F3.2 – F6.3 or something like that). The sensor is 1 1/8" form factor, which meant unacceptable noise level and loss of color saturation above ISO200. To handle the data, a Class-6 SDHC card is recommended. (You can use Class 4, but it will drop frames). And when the video is being recorded, the computational power drain on the camera is so intense that the camera goes into Helen Keller mode – zoom and autofocus is disabled. The controls are "fly by wire", which meant no manual over-ride.

The footage generated is in AVCHD, which at this time is not supported by Adobe Premiere and I have no way of editing (save for some rudimentary cutting in camera. Yuck).

While I’ve worked out technical solutions to work around these limitations, actually finding time to implement them is quite another thing…

That said, this is a VERY exciting camera. As a former science educator, this is the tool I wish I had when I was mentoring high school physics. It puts the power of slow motion analysis, traditionally a very expensive tool, into the hands of a much bigger population. Very cool. 🙂