San Francisco-based photographer Dan Escobar has done magic on his photographs. He combined with a deft hand in Photoshop create some of the more imaginative compositions we’ve seen.. from submarines rising out of backyard swimming pools, to Sasquatch swiping the wheels on, sharks occupying living rooms, He can do it all.
Throughout 20 years his creations have formed the backbone of many image-driven ads. Among his larger clients have been Motorola, Bank of America, American Express, DHL, Microsoft, eBay, Adidas, Yahoo, Adobe and Got Milk. If you would like to see his exceptional work, you can visit: danescobar.com.
For those who don’t have an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod Touch and want to apply Instagram-style photo effects without using instagram, Instagram Hero, Daniel Box has created much-loved filters to photoshop actions. How cool is that!
What’s Included in these Photoshop Actions:
- Add Borders
- Crop Photos Horizontally / Vertically
- Instagram Filters (Brannan, Earlybird, Inkwell, Lomo-fi, Lord Kelvin, Nashville, Sutro*, Walden, and X Pro II)
Screenshot of Filter Effects:
Daniel says he didn’t get a 100% exact match, but it’s pretty close. I’ve tried them, and totally loved it. You can download the Photoshop action file here and start applying some Instagram effects to any photo!
Believe it or not! Awesome graphics below are not Photoshop works. Yes, they are purely created by CSS3. With magic of CSS3, developers push the boundaries to experiment and create them. In this article I’ve rounded-up 40 stunning graphics which you would not think as created by CSS3 like Adobe Photoshop Simulator, iPhone, Mac OS X, Doraemon and many more. How cool are those!
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Gone are the days when we used to enjoy music on cassette players running on electricity at one place. With the advancement of technology, cassette players have been already replaced by Walkmans and MP3 players, which facilitate enjoying music on the go.
Today, portable media players are available dime a dozen in the market.These media players are capable of playing music with high quality rendering and broadcasting different radio stations. Further, they have a long battery life with the capacity to play music for long hours and store huge media files. Comfort wise, they are very lightweight, which makes it easy to carry them around.
One can enjoy music on such a media player either via head phones or by connecting it to the speakers so that everyone can enjoy. Music can be loaded on these media players after downloading the favorite albums from the different music stores online and even after copying the tracks from a CD/DVD. Just like a CD/DVD player, one can organize music under folders and sub-folders. In addition, these media players provide you the options of shuffling, repeating, rewinding, forwarding and even recording tracks.
In case you want to listen to radio, just set the radio channel frequency for the first time and then each time you turn on the radio, you get to enjoy the music without any trouble. Different media players support different audio formats and you need to check out the supported audio formats before purchasing one. Some of the common formats supported by these media players include MP3, AAC, WMA, and WAV.
Portable media players are small in size and can easily fit in your pocket. You can plug in the ear piece without requiring to remove the player from your pocket. Some of these players provide physical buttons for operating different functions while some of them are touch based. In markets, there are skins available to protect these media players from rough use and scratches. You can customize the case of a media player to ensure that the skinit goes well with your device.
Portable media players are available in the market by different brands including HP, Apple, Philips, Sony, and Panasonic to name a few. These media players come with a range of configurations. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of these portable media players so that your task of buying them becomes a bit easier.
Features of Portable Media Players
- Record Audio: Portable media players come with an in-built microphone that provides with an option to record audio. Format and size of the recording will differ from one player to another.
- Audio Playback: Playing audio tracks and podcasts with an option to store the audio on the device and play it later is one of the most loved features. Most of the players include common playback options, such as Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, Forward, and Shuffle.
- Radio: Most of the portable media players have built-in radio for enjoying different music channels on the go.
UK-based designer Stefan Van Zoggel reimagined some of the most viral videos on youtube into minimalist internet meme movie posters. From the most controversial song in 2011 sung by Rebecca Black, an amateur YouTube musician who soared into the public eye for her music video “Friday” and then an 8-bit animation depicting a cat with the body of a cherry pop tart flying through outer space “Nyan Cat”, also known as Pop Tart Cat. We must also not forget ‘A Soda and Candy eruption (also known as a Coke and Mentos eruption or a geyser) and many more. These videos has captivated YouTubers even all over people in the world which is proofed that the video has received over million views. Incredible works by Stefan, Take a look!
Nowadays, negative space logos are very popular not only in advertising but also anywhere else. Negative space logo design involves focusing on the background of the logo, creating an object or symbol using the background color and also strategically use whitespace to create the illusion of an object in that space. Negative space designs are effective in branding because they force the viewer to look twice to figure out what’s happening, though a well-executed negative space logo won’t require the viewer to look closely to have its effect. In this roundup, i’ve collected 55 brilliant examples logo designs that clever use of negative space. Check out these designs for your own inspiration.
Android has become very popular these days. Not only are the android gadgets fascinating but the immense application base and features are pulling in more users. Android’s popularity can be made out from the fact that since 2010 it has experienced 496% growth in users!!!
So if you are planning to buy an android tablet, it is a smart choice. But you should keep in mind the following points before you choose your android tablet:
- Android Honeycomb:
Not all tablets have the Honeycomb version. Android being free and open source people have been developing it for different use. Android has been used for many interesting things like stereo and photo frames. Google intended Android 3.0, Honeycomb for tablets. It’s the official version for tablet. Any version below this might not work well with tablets. Many applications wont work. So when you buy make sure it has Android 3.0 or higher.
- Android Market
Google doesn’t control Android as it is open source. But it controls the Android market. Android Market has all the latests apps and interesting features. Its one of the main reasons behind Android’s popularity. Google prevents lower version Androids from connecting to the market. So you will be denied access if your tablet runs Android 2.2. You will set get apps from alternative places but you wont get the same experience as that of Google’s market.
- Hidden Data Plans
Many tablets provide android along with a dataplan of a service provider. Make sure when you buy you check for such plans. You might end up in a 1 or 2 year contract to pay the expenses. Remember tablets use more bandwidth than mobile phones. So it might not be as cheap as you were thinking.
- Android Modified
Now the market is flooded with many modified Android versions. Many organizations say this is an amazing feature and they have modified it for their need. HTC has once such version. Using modified Android is not harmful but some apps might not work with it. You need to modify few things to get them work. Modified android not being so popular, finding help can be tough job. Moreover patches and updates will take longer time.
Canadian photographer Tod McLellan disassembles regular everyday objects such as typewriters, alarm clocks, telephones and cameras for his latest project, Disassembly, then He carefully places the inner parts and components of them next to each other. He tosses them up in the air before taking a photo of them. This result is pretty darn impressive.