For the first part of the year 2011, I would like to thank each and everyone of my friends and regular readers who drop by here every now and then to check out what’s new at prodigalconcepts.com and I wish you all good things this year and please continue to support my site and help me spread the word by sharing the articles you find interesting with your friends!
Today we will be creating a very cool “Pin Wheel” in Photoshop with the help of the Pen Tool… continue reading
Our featured artist and expert photographer today is the Montreal, Canada based Ken Kaminesky. Ken is a freelance lifestyle and travel photographer for stock photography agencies such as Picture Arts, Jupiterimages, Corbis and Getty Images. He loves to travel and has more than 15 years experience looking through the lens. continue reading
A few days ago, a friend of mine asked me if I know bokeh. And thinking he meant the photograph effect of lights using DOF (Depth of Field) I said “yeah sure”, only to discover in the end that he meant how to recreate the effect in Photoshop. So to make a long story short, he explained that he was following a step by step tutorial but he didn’t get the same final output. After a few bouts with “what if you do this…” ideas from the top of my head that didn’t help the situation at all, he finally sent me the link…
With baby photography one name stands out for me among the crowd and that would be no other than Anne Geddes, she’s well renowned for her baby portraits usually dressed up in fantasy styled outfits and garden settings. I was introduced to her work a while back (some time in the late 90′s) when I received copies of them printed as postcards and greeting cards, I fell in love with her concepts. Anne has an eye that can see babies from a very surreal perspective and presents them mostly during their earliest days of innocence, when one couldn’t help but be awed as the babies look serene and magical. continue reading
Photo manipulations is an art within an art. A designer takes a group of sometimes mediocre stock images and breathes new life into it to create something surreal, an almost magical scene that are usually found only in the artists distorted dreams. A good photo manipulation can easily teleport you to a place or a scene that you know doesn’t exist but lives only in our imagination.
Every designer knows that getting the right typeface is an important element to consider when creating an effective user interface design. Fonts, type or typefaces are often overlooked in providing visitors a unique user experience while they navigate your site from page to page. Websites using the right type can communicate better with their visitors, it will guide them to click on that innocent looking call to action button. continue reading