Selective color helps photographers to produce beautiful and interesting images. Using photo editing software we can change some of the areas to black and white, while other areas remain colorful making photos more vibrant. Using selective color, we can make ordinary quality images to extraordinary high-quality images. Desaturating and masking color photos is mainly used in this process.
Only some people dare to use complete dark backgrounds against to regular cool and official colors. This decision makes their sites look unique and special, Today we have collected such sites which use dark backgrounds for their sites, so take a look and you will find some inspiration for sure, Enjoy….
In this article we are going to showcase some tutorials to create buttons and badges in Photoshop, which really help you to improve your website designing skills. This post will teach you to create your own buttons and badges for your website. We list 20 Helpful Photoshop Tutorials that teach you making Buttons and Badges with ease.
When I asked a friend of mine, who is a model and has a perfect shaped body, about how to stay fit she said that I must exercise a lot and eat less and also try to remain happy all the time. This view is shared by many other nutritionists and gym coaches too. Humor can play an integral role in keeping us fit and healthy. Humor’s role is not merely entertainment. It is also a medicine for keeping us fit.
Wikipedia defines a caricature to be a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person, animal or object to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. Almost all newspapers and magazines have professional cartoonists to design quality cartoons and/or caricatures for their publication. Cartoons/caricatures are a powerful and sarcastic tool to comment upon any social or political situation. The controversy that arises every now and then over cartoons is proof of the fact that cartoons command an equal impact as, say, news articles.
Below I present you with 35 hilarious caricatures of well known public figures. All the images have been twisted intentionally to make them more interesting and hilarious. So scroll down and enjoy.
When there was no camera in past days drawings and paintings are the only source, as days pass on camera have been invented. But still Pencil drawings did not loose any demand or craze.
Do you love pencil drawings, Then this post is for you. There are some artists who really create miraculous with their pencil, You cant even recognize which is real and which is painting or drawing.
Experience this presentation of 45 Realistic Colored and Black and White pencil Portrait drawings for Inspiration are displayed and get started with your creativity. Explore the minute details of each pencil drawing and get inspired to create your own.
A site in the WordPress Themes space has recently launched that is pretty amazing. Not only from a product standpoint, but also due to the creativity of their website. Let’s start from the beginning.
What Is Themes Town?
Their homepage starts with an interesting statement…“Imagine never having to buy another WordPress Theme ever again?”
From there they take you on this very creative journey showing how they have pre-screened thousands of free WordPress Themes to list the only the best of the best (around 160 as of the writing of this article). On top of that they release a new premium Theme each month to their members. This is a pretty unique concept as finding good free Themes is not necessarily hard, it’s knowing whether they are actually free of malicious code and developed well that is the concern. Themes Town does all the research then organizes everything in a pretty cool members area.
According to the Themes Town site:
(We) have taken the world of WordPress and condensed it down to an amazing member’s area that is chalked full of the latest and greatest themes and plugins. Each has been painstakingly reviewed by our team to be of the highest quality, free to download, and ready to use right away. It is our goal to make your job as easy as point, demo, download, and use.
Given that we are a web design site, we are always on the lookout for the latest trends in web development. In this instance, we were very impressed by the totally responsive layout that Themes Town created. Navigating the site was like reading a story (by clicking next at the bottom right of each page when you were ready to go to the next), and everything stayed above the fold. Note the black arrows on the left/right at the bottom – simply click there to navigate around.
Another cool feature was the cloud “drawer” at the top. At any point along the way, you could click the plus button in the upper right hand side to have the clouds expand to present some simple navigation and the Join Button.
The site also looks great on tablets and mobile phones with it being touch enabled (so you can swipe your way through the different pages when on a mobile/tablet device). All in all, this is a truly creative web design!
Upon joining, you are instantly taken to this very cool looking members area where all of the Themes are listed in one central place. Notice the different categories on the left hand side. As you click them, the Themes automatically sort themselves based on the category you selected. You can pick as many categories as you’d like and have the Themes instantly sorted.
And this is really what is wonderful about the Themes Town product. Every week their team analyzes free WordPress Themes to list here. If they meet their strict criteria for approval, they are listed for their member’s to demo and download. In addition (if that weren’t great enough already), they create at least one new premium theme each month and make it available on the “Premium” tab of the image you see above. They do all of this for just $39 with no recurring billing or future charges. This is an amazing deal, and something that everyone who does anything with WordPress should check out. For an extra $16 (one time) you can also have access to a pre-screened list of many of the top Plugins. Similar to the Themes, each Plugin has been reviewed by their team and ready for your instant download.
All in all, Themes Town has done a really nice job creating a product for those of us who love WordPress but don’t have the time or maybe even expertise to sort through the thousands and thousands of different Themes out there to find the best.
Head on over to their site and check it out for yourself. http:themestown.com
“I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed“. This quote by the American writer Gertrude Stein has a lot to teach us. Looking at a portrait or a picture of someone or something always imparts us with more details than what even the best writers can’t supply through their writings. A picture gives you the “complete whole” of a thing and you can look for any detail that you like in it. A writer, due to limits of space, will always have to skimp on some things. True it is and always will be – A picture is worth a thousand words.
Colored portraits, pencil sketches, digital photographs, all have their own distinct qualities and different people prefer different photographic methods to suit their needs and requirements. Although in this time and age more and more people go for digital photography but hand made portraits and sketches still have their place. Perhaps the strongest reason is that portraits have been raised to the level of royalty because of the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Rafael. Portraits are considered more “classy” than digital pictures and perhaps this is the reason why people belonging to the royalty still prefer to get themselves portrayed.
The word combat stands for fight against or Oppose in battle, Combat photography carries the real mood, its not a real planned Photography. Its nothing but capturing the stunning live moments of soldiers during live action. Here I have collected 20 Combat photography examples, Enjoy…..
Some people believe that genius is something intrinsic, something inherent within a man and genius cannot be taught. You cannot be trained to become a genius. For e.g. you cannot be trained to paint like Da Vinci. Although this notion is true but some people take it far too seriously. Some students skip classes because they think that traditional education will tamper with their natural instincts. Others try to start a business without reading a single business book. Of course these people are flawed in their thinking. Albert Einstein once said – “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” So you see success has two parts. One is learning the rules of the game and the other one is playing better than others. This former aspect, learning the rules of your trade, can be trained and taught.
Below I have collected 30 artworks for those artists who want to learn the rules of art. These artworks are not genre specific. They vary from the children’s comic character The Incredible Hulk to the portrait of a simple innocent girl, from the picture of a super hero to Ibn Tulun Mosque. So scroll down and enjoy.
The phrase “photo editing” has become synonymous with “Adobe Photoshop”. Photoshop is the industry leader when it comes to editing images. But one drawback of Photoshop is that a designer needs a good amount of coaching before he can use Photoshop properly. A coaching center near my house promises to teach Photoshop in 2 months to the layman. Not everybody will be willing to invest two months to learn a photo editing software, especially when one does not intend to choose photo designing as a career.
Understanding this problem, Adobe has designed another software named Adobe Lightroom to help even the general public to easily edit images. To quote Adobe’s website – “Lightroom includes all the tools you need for most digital photography tasks in one intuitive solution. Lightroom helps photographers work faster and more efficiently with one image, a set of images, or a large image library.”
When I stated that Lightroom can be used for the general public I don’t mean that one can begin using it merely after installing it. Obviously you need to have some guidance to use the software properly. Therefore, in this blog post, I have collected a list of 25 excellent tutorials on how to use Lightroom properly and get desired results.