Posts from July, 2010

This Week’s Favourites – July 23rd 2010

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a fantastic photo manipulation tutorial, a terror style movie poster tutorial, a bright cosmic illustration tutorial, an overview of modern day icon design and an inspiration roundup of Tron Legacy promo art.

How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect

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Back in the days of analog photography imperfections were part of the job. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were all common problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly from cheap cameras such as the Holga, or simply down to human error. While these problems don’t affect digital cameras, we can recreate the cool effects in Photoshop to give our shots that cool lo-fi retro effect.

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Pixel Internet, the UK’s favourite web host has kindly arranged a huge 50% discount on their Pro hosting plans for Access All Areas Members. The Pro hosting package is the top option from Pixel Internet’s range of plans, featuring unlimited webspace, bandwidth, databases, email accounts and more! Not an Access All Areas member? Don’t worry, Pixel Internet have also set up a 25% discount for everyone else, simply enter the code spoonblog25 during checkout.

Design a Beautiful Cosmic Space Scene in Photoshop

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Ever since I saw the recent Star Trek movie I’ve been itching to create a gorgeous sci-fi inspired cosmic space scene. I eventually found the time to do so and created a piece of artwork named ‘First Light’. Follow this step by step walkthrough of its creation in Photoshop, from the making of the planets, to the vibrant nebula and bright lens flares.