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New View of Vincent: Tilt-Shift Perspective on Masterpieces
[ By Delana in Architecture & Design & Gadgets & Geek Art & Technology & Futurism. ]

The art of fake tilt-shift photography has become something of a phenomenon in the last several years. By altering the light levels and focus depth in a photograph through Photoshop or another photo editing software, it is possible to make the picture look as though it depicts a miniature scene. While most tilt-shift photographers use landscape photos or other real life scenes, Artcyclopedia has brilliantly chosen to reinterpret classic Van Gogh paintings as spectacular tilt-shift artworks.

It is worth mentioning that there is absolutely no pressing need to change or improve on Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork. His paintings are some of the most compelling images ever created. However, this project brings out surprising details in these paintings that most of us have gazed at many, many times.

The tilt-shift effect was applied to the paintings in Photoshop by adjusting the color saturation, depth of focus and contrast. Obviously, no priceless masterpieces were harmed in the exercise. Nothing has been added or removed. But the results are absolutely stunning: the paintings, which were already breathtaking, take on a whole new context. They become more real in a sense.

Van Gogh’s paintings were particularly well suited to an experiment like this thanks to their rich details and surreal textures. Manipulated by the tilt-shift technique, small details which tend to be overlooked normally pop out and announce themselves to the viewer.

There are, no doubt, many art lovers who would protest even the harmless digital manipulation of these masterpieces. But the changes seen here are not meant to be improvements on the originals – they are simply a different way to look at Van Gogh’s work.

Just as tilt-shift photography of landscapes can bring out aspects of a familiar city or street that we have never before noticed, these slightly altered paintings make the textures just a bit more noticeable and the colors just a bit more vivid.

It comes as a bit of a surprise that the tilt-shift technique works so well on paintings. The distorted depth of focus transforms each two-dimensional painting into a three-dimensional world of its own. These images were all prepared for Artcyclopedia by Serena Malyon.

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Architecture_&_Design  Gadgets_&_Geek_Art  Technology_&_Futurism  art  Paintings  Photography  photoshop  tilt_shift  from google
march 2011 by 9diov
Computer solves 400-piece puzzle in 3 minutes; scary implications for photo manipulation
Filed under: Photo, Utilities, Adobe

Following on from a New Scientist article that was written a few days ago, I ended up on the website of Taeg Sang Cho -- a graduate student at MIT. He's been working on a bunch of advanced imaging algorithms -- with gifts and grants from big names like Microsoft, Adobe and Google.

His recent work -- three research papers -- is all about content-aware manipulation of photos. I'm struggling to pick one because they're all awesome, so I'll just give you the highlights:

A probabilistic jigsaw puzzle solver -- this is the technology featured in the New Scientist article, so there's lots of dumbed-down details if you don't want to read the paper itself. In essence, it does exactly what a human does: matches edges, but it does it quickly and very accurately. Similar technology could be used in photo manipulation (and may indeed already be used by Adobe's Content-Aware Fill) -- the biggest give-away when you manipulate images are edges. This technology could magic away those edges!
A content-aware image prior -- this is a funky way of saying 'image restoration', and I wouldn't be surprised if this is a sneak-peek at the technology you'll see in Photoshop CS6! Look at the sample photo -- the results speak for themselves.
Motion blur removal with orthogonal parabolic exposures -- (phew, just typing that gave me a bit of a hard-on) -- in layman's terms, this is blur removal by taking two photos from slightly different viewpoints and then... performing some magic. Again, look at the sample images for some fantastic proof. I wouldn't expect to see moving lenses in still cameras any time soon though...

It's all very exciting stuff that we'll likely begin to see in consumer software in the next year or two. I just wish there was a video of the jigsaw puzzle solving!
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blur  content-aware  image  manipulation  MIT  photo  photoshop  taeg_sang_cho  TaegSangCho  technology  from google
may 2010 by 9diov
Bubble Filter Idol Gallery
With some careful Photoshop work the denizens of 2ch’s VIP board have given dozens of idols a rather more nude look than was originally intended:

Visit the article to see the rest of the images in this gallery post
Galleries  H  2ch  Gravure  Idol  Image_Gallery  Mizugi  Nude_Filter  Photoshop  VIP_Quality  from google
december 2009 by 9diov
This Is a Photoshop and It Blew My Mind [Graphics]
PhotoSketch is an internet-based program that can take the rough, labeled sketch on the left and automagically turn it into the naff montage on the right. Seems unbelievable but—as the video shows—it works:

According to authors, their software can take any rough sketch, with the shape of each element labeled with its name, find images corresponding to each drawn element, judge which are a better match to the shapes, and then seamlessly merge it all into one single image.
PhotoSketch's blending algorithm analyzes each of these images, compares them with each other, and decides which are better for the blending process. It automatically traces and places them into a single photograph, matching the scene, and adding shadows. Of course, the results are less than perfect, but they are good enough:

The authors of the program—Tao Chen, Ming-Ming Cheng, Ping Tan, Ariel Shamir, and Shi-Min Hu at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, and the National University of Singapore—presented it at Siggraph Asia 2009. An event that will be remembered forever in the History of Humanity as the day in which a million of dorks were finally able to put themselves in X-rated positions with Megan Fox. [PhotoSketch—Thanks Brice]
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october 2009 by 9diov
Fotografix is a simple, free Photoshop alternative in under 1MB
Filed under: Design, Windows, Freeware, Windows x64

While graphic design professionals probably wouldn't be able to substitute Fotografix for Photoshop, it's certainly a capable free alternative for the average Joe.In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. It's a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once extracted. Despite its size, most of the features I rely on in Photoshop are available. Fotografix supports layers, masks, and scripting, comes with a few key blur and stylization filters, and type layers are editable (unlike some other editors where text is a one-shot deal).The usual editing tools are also provided, like rectangular and elliptical marquees, magic wand, rubber stamp, eyedropper, and gradient tool. For me, the only glaring omission was the lack of grid and ruler options. Regardless, I didn't have any trouble accomplishing my daily blog-editing tasks with Fotografix.No, Fotografix isn't a replacement for Photoshop, but its good range of features, small size, and portability make it an excellent option for quick edits on the go. The price is hard to argue with, too.Since the author's site is hosted by GeoCities and he allows redistribution, I took the liberty of mirroring the app with RapidSpread - just in case he hits his traffic limit before you get a chance to download.
Fotografix is a simple, free Photoshop alternative in under 1MB originally appeared on Download Squad on Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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april 2009 by 9diov
Fractal Animals
Some guys @ Flickr using the Fractalius plugin to modify images for the incredible result. Here and here for the original photos. Click to see more. -Hang-

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january 2009 by 9diov
The Best of Adobe Photoshop tutorials
Tons of fun, easy, step-by-step guides of professional Adobe Photoshop tutorials where you can learn in-depth thousands of photo- and picture editing and processing; drawings, paintings, cartoons; texteffects; buttons, logos & menus; Adobe Photoshop techniques and further resources. Those tutorials can be used with both CS 3 and older versions of Adobe Photoshop. Some may already posted here @ haha.nu, learn out after a jump. -Hang-

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december 2008 by 9diov
40 Beautiful Grunge Photoshop Tutorials
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By Jacob Gube

Grunge is a popular trend that gives designs a more organic and realistic look. It also provides a stark contrast to the simplistic, polished and rigid Web 2.0 trend, opting instead for a less uniform and more elaborate form of design.

We’ve discussed grunge style in modern Web design before, as well as tips and tricks to achieve the grunge look. Now, it’s time to put theory into practice by finding ways to infuse grunge themes into your artwork using Photoshop. In this collection, we present to you 40 excellent, high-quality grunge Photoshop tutorials. So fire up Photoshop and get ready to get your hands… dirty!

Beautiful Grunge Photoshop Tutorials
Antique Ace of Spades
This tutorial shows you how to create an old, stained playing card by using Blending modes.

Creating an Old-Collage-Effect Poster
Create a textured, old-school collage poster by following this excellent Photoshop tutorial.

Quick Grungy Poster
Learn how to create a grungy poster by using smart filters and a few image adjustments.

Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an old-world look using stock vectors imported into Photoshop.

Design a Unique Grungy Website Layout TutorialThis tutorial will teach you how to design a cool grungy website layout. As well as walking you through the various Photoshop techniques it outlines general design principles and provides pointers for your own grunge designs.

Dark Grunge Photo Effect
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll see how to “grunge up” a photo using a variety of filters and photo adjustments.

Creating Grunge Brushes
In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own custom Photoshop brush that you can use to add grunge accents to your images.

Crazy Movie Poster
Recreate the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie poster using your own images in this tutorial.

Creating “Smokey Dancer”
This tutorial involves isolating the subject using the Lasso tool, some image adjustments and texturing effects.

Design a Grungy Floating Island
This tutorial by PSDFAN creates a grungy floating island by using a few Blending modes.

Distressed Effects in Photoshop
Explore different techniques in Photoshop that give your artwork some wear and tear.

Grunge Vector Layout
Combine grunge with another popular design trend (vector illustration) to create this stunning layout.

Photoshop Expertise
This tutorial shares a method for giving your artwork some texture and depth.

Filter-Free Art in Photoshop
Create a beautiful, grungy photo montage using only the Layer palette in Photoshop.

Photo Transfer Edge Effect
Apply a distressed border onto existing images by following this brilliant Photoshop tutorial.

Creating an Urban-Style Piece of Artwork
Create this organic and edgy artwork by using some stock photos and some crafty filters.

Artistic One-Eyed TV Man in a Grunge Vector Design
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a grunge-style wallpaper using stock textures and a couple of custom shapes to add some accents to the artwork.

Urban City Scene on Grunge Background
Create an urban city scene set on a grungy, distressed background.

Design an Old-Style Safari Map
This tutorial uses some basic Photoshop techniques to create a textured, old-style safari map.

Dramatic Gritty Effect
Add some grit to an image by following this excellent grunge Photoshop tutorial.

Create an Impressive Mock-up of a Grunge Box
Learn how to build a realistic worn-and-torn crate using the Vantage Point Photoshop filter as well as a few other Photoshop techniques.

Creating Old Paper with Custom Brushes
Learn how to create a custom brush using folded paper to give your artwork distressed accents.

Add Stock Textures to Images
Learn how to add a bit of grunge to your artwork by using stock textures.

Burnt Parchment in Photoshop
Give your borders a scorched, uneven look by following this Photoshop tutorial.

Easy Photo Grunge Effect
Give photos a simple grunge effect by adjusting Layer styles and using some filters.

Grunge Portrait
This Photoshop tutorial uses some basic Photoshop techniques to create a grungy portrait.

Daguerre Effect
Learn how to achieve the Daguerreotype look using this Photoshop tutorial.

Designing a Typographic Concept Poster
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a grungy, aged poster design.

Pencil It In
This tutorial shows you how to create a hand-drawn look that uses scanned images.

Grunge-style layer tutorial
This tutorial uses Layer styles to achieve a gritty grunge look.

Grunge and Textured Art Tutorial
Use this Photoshop tutorial to add a grunge effect to your photographs.

Create an Awesome Illustration Using Custom Brushes
In this tutorial, you’ll find out how to use custom brushes to create a textured black and white illustration.

Hero Header Part II
Learn how to create a grunge element using Photoshop filters and a stock image.

Create a Fantastic Decaying Metal Sign
Using a variety of filters (five of them to be exact), you can create a rusting metal sign.

Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background
Add a bit of grunge to your brand by using a variety of Photoshop techniques and using a free high-resolution brush set.

Design a Cartoon Grunge Website Layout
Mix cartoons with the grunge design trend to create a unique website layout.

The Dark Knight Grunge Wallpaper
This step-by-step Photoshop tutorial walks you through the creation of a Dark Knight-inspired wallpaper.

Building Textures from Scanned Art
This tutorial uses stock photos and a watercolor-washed scanned image to achieve an abstract, paint-splattered design.

Making a Grungy Business Card
Make your business card stand out by giving it some texture with the help of this Photoshop tutorial.

Ultimate Grunge Design Tutorial
This tutorial walks you through the creation of a grunge website layout that has rough edges and a distressed background texture.

How to Create a Grunge Web Design in Photoshop
Witness the steps involved in creating a beautiful grunge-themed website design in this brilliant Photoshop tutorial by PSDTUTS.

Want to find more Photoshop tutorials?
This is the fourth part of the “Beautiful Photoshop Tutorials” series by Jacob Gube. If you enjoyed this article, you may also want to consider:

Part 1: 30 Beautiful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials (on Six Revisions)
Part 2: 30 Beautiful Photoshop Illustration Tutorials (on Six Revisions)
Part 3: 35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials

About the Author
Jacob Gube is a Web developer/designer and author of Six Revisions, a blog on Web development and design. If you want to connect with the author, you can follow him on Twitter. (al)

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october 2008 by 9diov
ArtWeaver: a Viable, Free Photoshop Alternative?
Filed under: Design, Photo, Windows, Freeware

Before the shouting begins, no, ArtWeaver is not a Photoshop "clone." You won't find the same multitude of tools Photoshop offers, but ArtWeaver is a promising option for people wanting a slimmed-down alternative that offers the functions that beginning and intermediate users want.Artweaver's interface is uncomplicated and should be comfortable for anyone who's used Photoshop before. The included help file is very detailed, and provides tons of information and useful tips to get you started.So, what kind of tools does Artweaver offer?

Selection tools: Rectangular and eliptical selection, freehand and polygonal lasso, magic wand
Brushes: standard, airbrush, cloning, and a ton of "artist" brushes (like charcoal, chalk, felt pen, pencil, impasto)
Shapes tool: rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, polygon, and custom shapes
Eraser, paint bucket, stamp, crop, and move tools
A nice set of color palettes (Windows, Mac, Web, etc.)
Grid and perspective grid overlays

Tablet input is supported, and Artweaver provides an easy calibration tool. Pressure settings can be tied to effects like opacity, grain, jitter, angle, and flow on your brush tool's advanced palette. It's also much less resource-intensive than Photoshop and runs very well on my Intel Atom-powered netbook.Couple Artweaver's core functionality with the fact that it can be extended by plugins, it certainly has the potential to be a very competent Photoshop alternative.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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september 2008 by 9diov

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