Saturday, August 30, 2008

Digital Art: HouseFly : PSD Included

Hey guys,

A photoshop composition.Majority of the elements are made in 3D Max, exported as PNGs. A few are images and illustrations. The final image is a composite of 25 separate layers.

Download the Hi Res HouseFly Wallpaper here:

Download the Full PSD Work file here:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Video: Compositing Test 1 : Sky Replacement

Today we were trying out some composition experiments.Took my HD Cam to the office terrace.Then replaced the blown out sky from the original footage with a dark cloudy sky in aftereffects.The key was to match the motion of the sky with the shaky footage.Had to use multiple motion trackers.Also did some color tuning to match the layers.Watch the video! Will make a tutorial on this soon..

PS: Thanks to Yazid, who is a really good friend and a really bad actor :)

Watch the 720p HD Video here: [Note:Download the file to view in full HD]

Tutorial: Photoshop: Creating the Splash Girl

Hey Guys,

Here's a photoshop tutorial showing you how to create this cool 'splashy' composition.

Download the Tutorial PDF Here:

Download the Splash Girl Hi Res Wallpaper here:

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Interesting Websites

Check out this supercool art blog.Theme Based Renderings of movie posters.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Wallpaper:PaperBird GrassHedge

Hey Guys,
paperbird grasshedge wallpaper [1280 widescreen] Inspired from Animal Planet :)

Download it here:

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Video FCP Collage: Shrek n A R Rahman

hey guys,

This is a really old collage i've done [2003,i guess] in fcp [final cut pro].I am glad for the fact that this was a popular video in youtube,until i had to remove it due to some objections from the movie distribution house [pretty big huh? :)] This was intended only for my personal training and didn't think about any copyright violations.Moreover its a publicity to the movie,right?.Well let's face it,a lot of guys saw the movie and bought the song after seeing this video :) [ y r u laughing? none of you got a copyright violation notification from paramount pictures!..well i did :) check it out]

Dear Member:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Paramount Pictures Corporation claiming that this material is infringing:

Shrek in Rahman's Song: [link hidden/disabled]

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

YouTube, Inc.

A lot of you guys have been asking me to re-upload the video. At last i've done it :). You can download the 'controversial' video here:

Friday, August 22, 2008

What's HDR?

HDR-High Dynamic Range:-

HDR Imaging is a technique of combining several differently exposed images to produce a single HDR image with 32bpc [a normal image is usually 8 bits per channel] image data embedded in it,giving you the ultimate controls on image manipulation.

Tip from paperbird: Shoot a set of the same image with different exposure settings in your camera. Shoot with a tripod to get the alignment right.Save it in camera RAW format.Open photoshop.Goto File>Automate>Merge to HDR.Browse and select the image sequence.Click OK to merge.Now you will have a 32bit image with all the exposure data in it.Work on it.Be prepared to be surprised!

PS: You need photoshop cs2 or above to access this feature.

Know more about HDR:

Check out some cool HDR Images:

Digital Art: RainSwept: PSD Included

Hey Guys,

A digital composition of 21 seperate images in photoshop.Nothing serious! just for fun! . Check it out

Download the Wallpaper here:

Download the PSD File here:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Interesting Websites

Website of a buddy. Check it out

Digital Art: Ink n Glass : PSD File included

Hey guys,

Another composition in photoshop.You can download the PSD file with all the layers.
Rendered out the Glass from 3D Max.The ink is created using Aftereffects Trapcode particular.

PS: Later in the JPG ,i have added some caustics to the shadows.

Download the Hi Res Wallpaper here:

Download the PSD File here:


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Video Tutorial: Adobe Premiere: Basics 1

hey guys,

A short video showing the essential operations of Adobe premiere pro.I haven't gone into the details but tried to cover the basic functions like setting up the project,importing video/audio/image clips, adding tracks,adding transitions, playing with the clip opacity band [fade in/out] etc.

Download the video tutorial here:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wallpaper: TapWater : 1920x1200

hey guys,

Check out the high res wallpaper 'TapWater', which i created in 3D Max today.What you see is the default max renderer (didnt use any rendering plug-in) and a single omni light. Tap created from a line with lathe modifier applied to it.

Download the 'TapWater' high res wallpaper here:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Video Tutorial: 3D Max: Make a Realistic Bullet

Hey Guys,

A video tutorial showing how to create a real looking bullet in 3d studio max.

Download the video tutorial here:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Video Tutorial: PS: Basic : Compositing 2

Hey Guys,

A simple video tutorial showing you how to create a convincing composite from two different images.

Download the Video Tutorial here:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Independence Day

Happy Independence day. Thanks a lot for your support guys.Going forward, you can expect more efficient updates and tutorials on all the multimedia applications.For queries email me :

Thanks again.Enjoy.!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Video Tutorial:PS:Basic:Use a text as a brush pattern

Hey Guys,

Here's a video screencast showing you how to create a brush pattern from a text,in Photoshop.This can be used to create really impressive effects which can be incorporated in your design.


ps: i have used this time, coz a couple of you guys found it hard to download it from rapidshare.

Note that,you need to download the video to watch in full resolution. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tutorial: Photoshop- Intermediate- paperbird image

Hey guys,

Here's a quick tutorial for creating the paperbird fish image.I've provided step by step instruction on using the tools. Also you can find the work PSD file in here.Take a look.Thanks for you support guys! Enjoy!

Download the paperbird layer placement video here:

Download the paperbird Image here:

Download the paperbird PDF Tutorial here:

Download the paperbird PSD work file here:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tips: How to extract Background Audio Track from a DVD

This might be useful for multimedia guys,if you are interested in ripping
a part of an audio track from a DVD and using it for a personal production
like a trailer or in your home video!

A DVD audio track in Dolby 5.1 comprises of 6 channels namely
Front-Left, Center, Front-Right, Rear-Left, Rear-Right. The vocal
comes only through the center channel. The 6th channel is LFE or
Low Frequency Effects which ranges from 10Hz to 120HZ and the LFE is
send directly to the sub-woofer of the speaker set

Using a software like DGIndex, you can extract the audio of the
required sequence in AC3 format with all 6 channels intact. Now you
need to downmix to MP3 format. For that BeSweet can be used.
Now BeSweet has an option to control the Downmix Power Level. You can
input the power level in dB for each channel separately. Now to
eliminate the center channel, you can try a negative powerlevel like
-50dB or something for center channel alone, while not touching the
power level for other channels.

Also you have other options like specifying the output bitrate. And
when you click the "AC3 to MP3" button what you shud get is an MP3
file with center channel eliminated.

Tutorial: Photoshop- Intermediate- The Spirit Effect

Hey guys,

Here is a tutorial on creating a graphic-novel style wallpaper of the upcoming movie 'The Spirit' (from the makers of sin city & 300).I've uploaded the wallpaper and the PDF Tut in rapidshare. Download them from the links provided.



Friday, August 8, 2008

Documentation:Photoshop-Abstract Composition 2005

Documentation on the Abstract composition assignment [University of Wollongong,Australia].One of my Final
submission Papers of 2005.Thought of uploading this here.Check it out!

Download the Composition Image here:

Download the Composition Document here:

Video Tutorial: Photoshop- Basic- Understanding Layers

Hi Guys,A brief tutorial on Layers in Photoshop for newbees.Will give you a basic understanding on how this feature can be used.

Coming Soon:'How to create a Visiting Card in Photoshop' [using Advanced Layer effects]

Download the video tutorial for 'Basics of Layers' here:

Download the Guidlines Document for 'Basics of Layers' here:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Making 'Out from the Deep'

Hi Guys,

A very small record on the work 'Out from the Deep'. Will give you an overview of Layers in Photoshop.Its a great feature which can be utilized to create amazing effects and compositions.The image is a composite of 18 seperate layers of image.I made the buildings in 3D max.I've included a video screencast which shows the layers placement in photoshop and also the PSD work File.Note that this is not a tutorial. I will be posting a basic tutorial on photoshop layers shortly.

Download 'Out from the Deep' Wallpaper here:

Download 'Out from the Deep' Video Screencast here:

Download 'Out from the Deep' PSD file here:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Video Tutorial: Photoshop- Basic- Compositing

Hey Guys, Made this video a couple of years back to teach a friend.This will be really basic for most of you guys.

PS: i am a shortcut guy,so have forgot where the filters actually exist in the dropdowns.You can see that in this clip! Sorry :)

Download the video Tutorial here:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Making of the Desktop Plant

Behind the scenes!. A record of creating the Desktop plant image using 3D Studio Max and Photoshop.

Download the "Making of Desktop Plant" PDF here:

Wallpaper-Desktop Plant [1920x1200]

Download the CG Wallpaper here:

...Coming soon...Tutorial: Making the Desktop Plant

Tutorial: 3D Studio Max- Basic- Cloud Effect

Download Tutorial in PDF Format:

Tutorial: 3D Studio Max- Basic- Grass Effect

1. Create a simple plane [length=130, width=130; Lsegs=12, Wsegs13].
2. Apply some light color on the plane.
2. Create a cylinder [radius=3.5, height=14.5; Hsegs=1, Csegs=1, sides=25] and place it on top [anywhere] of the plane.
3. Select the Cylinder; press M to open the material editor. Click and empty slot and in the diffuse channel select a dark green color and check Wire & 2 Sided Properties. Apply the material on to the cylinder.
4. With the cylinder still selected go to create>compound>scatter.
5. In the modifier sidebar press pick Distribution Object and click on the plane.
6. Go down to the modifier panel until u sees source object parameters.
7. Change the duplicates = 230 and vertex chaos=2.5
8. U can try changing the way of distribution by changing the radio buttons given just below that.
9. Create an omni light. Turn on the shadows and u got the grass!

Tutorial: 3D Studio Max- Basic- Water Effect

1. Create a box [length=145,width=145,height=25;Lsegs=25,Wsegs=25,Hsegs=10
2. Press M to open the material editor and select an empty slot
3. Click the standard button next to material name and select raytrace from the menu
4. Change the shading type from phong to metal
5. In the diffuse select a light blue color
6. reflection value 19
7. transparency value 19
8. Change the glossiness value to 65
9. Check the bump and click the none button next to it and select noise from the menu
10. In the noise parameters change size=7
11. Apply the material and render the scene

Read Me:Introduction

Hey Guys,

We will be posting multimedia tutorials/work records.We will be covering almost all the multimedia applications in here.Please feel free to provide us a feedback.Note that this is for the beginners and those who have decided to crack their way into the multimedia arena.So i will be starting from the basics!

Watch this space for frequent updates. Thanks & Enjoy :)