After seeing all the amazing photo manipulations by many talented artists from around the design globe, I wanted to post an article containing the best photo manipulation tutorials that have been written on the web. I have searched many sites to come up with 60 of the best there is. Photo manipulation is an extreme art of digital design. Not only does it require a lot of skills in Photoshop, Cinema 4D and other tools, but it also requires a wide range of imagination and a hell a lot of patience. It all about experimenting with different stock photos and a great list of photoshop effects.
Typography has long been a vital part of promotional material and advertising. Designers often use typography to set a theme and mood in an advertisement; for example using bold, large text to convey a particular message to the reader. Type is often used to draw attention to a particular advertisement, combined with efficient use of color, shapes and images.
Move aside SONY, we designers have our own way to make our laptop screens transparent. Well, it is fun and awesome. In this article, I will show some really cool examples of desktop and laptop screens which seem to be “transparent” but it is just a clever manipulation of a photograph. It is a very skilled procedure to make it look exactly real. A little bit of adjustments in the lighting conditions and some contrast values is sure to get the transparent screen up and running. It is also a clever way to fool your friends
Night photography has gained wide spread popularity nowadays due to the advancement in camera technology, especially due to the advent of the SLR cameras. Low light levels make night photography a challenging yet rewarding subject. The best results require specialised equipment, like SLR cameras, tripods, cable releases and flashguns. After sunset, the everyday world is magically transformed, and city buildings, fireworks, thunderstorms and the northern lights all become popular subjects. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.
Who says you got to be in the Hollywood to create awesome 3D effects and rendering masterpieces. Meet Turalom aka Pantural, a self taught 3D animation artist from Azerbaijan, a place not familiar to most of the people in the design community. He spends days or even weeks sometimes to get the right 3D rendering done. Once finished, the realism is exceptional and unprecedented. The details, the lighting and the shadows are so perfect, you would be awe-struck just by seeing the screenshots of his designs. Imagine what would happen if you saw one of his videos.
Colors has always been a best friend of a designer. Vibrant colors, mixed with layer styles brings out a new dimension of amazement. I have always been wanting to create an advertisement for a camera. You can seek inspiration from different directions. In this tutorial, I shall guide you through the basics of glow lines and adjustment layers. Once you start experimenting with colors, your interest in digging deep will just escalate to a different level. The vibrant look and a remarkable message it gives out will definitely appear appealing. So, Lets start off creating the Ad.
Iunewind is a 3D artist whose designs are nothing short of being exceptional. Imagination, when blended with 3D artwork brings in a new dimension of Realism. Iunewind is from Samara, Russia. His tools of trade are mainly 3DS Max and Photoshop. His works have become desktop wallpapers for many around the world. By the amount of detail present in each of his designs, i believe he spends around a couple of days or even more to get the stuff close to perfection. He has won numerous awards in the design community. You can take a look at them here
This week was nothing but searching for awesome inspirations for manipulating text. Typography emanates a lot of meaning in any kind of art or presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner or just a title; being able to inject creativity into it not only helps in delivering the message across, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer. Good typography design is not easy, but once mastered; it can be a very defying tool in the graphic design area.