Thor – The god of thunder in 30 graphic inspirations

Thor – The god of thunder in 30 graphic inspirations

The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
—Marvel.com

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How to create a cool pinwheel in Photoshop

How to create a cool pinwheel in Photoshop

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 Toolcontinue reading

Interview: Travel photographer Ken Kaminesky

Interview: Travel photographer Ken Kaminesky

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

How to recreate a digital bokeh effect “a la” abduzeedo in Photoshop

How to recreate a digital bokeh effect

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…
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Fancy baby photography by Anne Geddes and more

Fancy baby photography by Anne Geddes and more

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

Awesome fantasy photo manipulations from Ian Jasper Reyes

Awesome fantasy photo manipulations from Ian Jasper Reyes

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.