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New Year 2012 Sci-fi inspired wallpaper tutorial

A Happy New Year to all the readers and visitors of Prodigal Concepts. I wish you all the best this coming year as we are ushered into the year of the Dragon – 2012.

The holidays are blurring out, (but the holiday weight seems to be staying longer than necessary) and before we all move on to the challenges of the coming year let us go with a bang and celebrate one last time with an out of this world wallpaper tutorial. 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


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

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


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 »

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