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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

excerpt - 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 one was so alien to me. A friend of mine asked me once to write something about it… continue reading

HDR made easy with Topaz Adjust


Well, we can’t all go back to the stone age can we? At least not until Sir Richard Branson pays for the development of a commercially available “Time Machine”. Anyway the more hardcore of purist still thinks post processing is not professional, they say that Photoshop is the work of the devil and pictures that were processed after being taken by the “Photographer” is not photography. Duh! continue reading

Green Lantern in 30 graphic inspirations

Green Lantern in 30 graphic inspirations

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. continue reading