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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Event Horizon Poster

event-horozon-poster2

Software: Adobe Illustrator CS 5.1 and InDesign CS 5.5

Tutorial:  Digital Arts Guide to Illustration

I like this image for many reasons: it uses Illustrator and InDesign, it is an image that could only reasonably created by a computer, it has a 1970’s retro feel to it (when computers were big-as-a-room things), and it reminds me of school trips to the Ontario Science Centre.

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Digital Image

 

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Star trails

space-obv

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial:  Rotate Stars effect by Gavin Hoey at www.gavtrain.com

Space the final frontier; these are the Photoshop images of the starship… Ok, Ok where not going down that path.

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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Digital Image

 

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Pop Out Sports Photo

basketball-player-photo

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Various web tutorials

Blame this image on “March Madness”. After seeing some advertisements for the NCAA basketball tournament, I figured I had to do a basketball image.

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Digital Image, Sport Image

 

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Classic Music

classic-music-2

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers

The power of layers when it comes to creating designs is undeniable, but layer styles are truly the extra touch that makes layers so flexible.

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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Digital Image

 

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up-poster

up-poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Various web tutorials

Maybe because the weather is getting better or that I saw a few tutorials on making text out of clouds, but this tutorial was fun and quick to do.

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Ferrari F1

f1-race-car2

 

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Photoshop Elements Master Class

I find the relationship between photography and racing a bit of a Love/Hate relationship. Racing is about speed while photography is all capturing a split second of time and stopping it. Racing is go – Photography is stop. So that is where the “Hate” part comes in. Racing is also about spectacle, the brightly coloured cars, the logos everywhere, the bravado of the drivers all call out “look at me”. This is where Love part of the relation comes in.

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Digital Image, Sport Image

 

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Exploding Soccer

world-cup

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial:  Fractured image effect by Gavin Hoey at www.gavtrain.com

This is in many ways a similar to the Football players images I posted on Feb 17 – an image of a sports player broken up via photoshop masking. What is it about players going to pieces?

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Digital Image, Sport Image

 

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