Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mix of Skills to create a good Design

Graphic Design is not at all limited to any particular software or skill set. When you have a particular vision and you work towards achieving it by mixing a pool of various talents as needed,that gives a quality output.Same is applicable in Design.Take a look at the below given example done by mixing two entirely different art pieces, a real photo and a 3D Text.

1.Original Image

2.3D Text creation using any 3D application

3.Colors,Shadows and Image Corrections


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Photoshop Tutorial: Create 'GOD OF WAR" Title Text

Here is how to quickly create a GOD OF WAR III Logo in Photoshop.Click to read the full post.

1.Create a new document and fill it with Black.

2.Bring in any grungy texture.Drag it to our document.

3.Create a vignette using the good old fill and eraser tools.

4.Type the text.'I' in this case.

5.Bring in the grungy texture again.Place it under the text.Using the Magic wand tool,select the text and cut the selection from the grungy texture layer.

6.Adjust the curves to make the text a little contrasting.

7.Duplicate the text,scale it and place it accordingly.Refer the screenshot.

8.Apply a layer shadow to the text layers.

9.Merge the layers and play with the curves to get the effect right.

10.Type in your title and you are good to go!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Domain Name..Finally!!

Finally we are up and running on our new domain name...


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Killer Tip: Design: Starting Trouble Fix

I know many of you designers had this problem,when you trying to make a design and your mind is absolutely blank like the white document you have open, in Photoshop.Well,i just had one of those moments and wanted to share an interesting tip to start you off (You are NOT gonna thank me for this,trust me).

* Open a Photograph.
* Blur it to the maximum value possible.
* Now you have a background for your design.Work on it!

PS: Told you,its a killer tip.Which means if you are anywhere near me there is a big chance of you killing me right now!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Whats a Bokeh Filter?

Bokeh are shapes of light in the blurred background of a Photograph. You could alter these light blurs to whatever shape-form you want using some dedicated physical Bokeh Filters.The Bokeh Filter is a simple filter that clips onto the end of your lens.This filter blocks out pieces of light that cause the bokeh (blur) in your images to take the shape of the filter.

check this out for an interesting MIY tip:


Friday, October 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Photo Montage: Watch Tower

Photomontaging is an interesting and demanding area.Read and try it out on your own photographs.Trust me,its worth your time!


Retro Flashback: Play your favorite 8-Bit Game on your PC

Do you still secretly admire those pixelated 8-bit video games you played all night long back in the good old times? Well, there's now a way to emulate and enjoy that experience once again! Play a selection of retro games on your browser window with your PC Keyboard.

You need to download and install the latest version of Google Chrome Browser.
Get Google Chrome

After installing the browser,open the below given link in Chrome.Select your Favorite ROM from the drop down list! Enjoy the 8-bit awesomeness!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Advertising Walk of Fame: Vote for your Favorite

Click the link below to vote for you favorite icon and slogan!


Tutorial:Photoshop:Create a Wooden Text

Here is a tutorial for creating a cool Wooden Text Effect.
Click the link below or the Post title to read it.

1. Open Photoshop and create a new document with the dimensions,1280*800 Pixels.

2. Fill it up with a radial gradient. See the image below

3. Now type in the text. We are doing this letter by letter.So type in the first letter.Goto layer effects.Apply a shadow and a stroke.See the image below

4.Similarly type in the other letters and arrange them as you wish.

5.Now bring in the wood texture.

6.Place it under the text.Now using the Magic wand tool,select the white space inside the text.Click on the Wood Texture layer.Goto Layer>New>Layer via cut.

7.Now place the new cut layer on top of the text layer.Repeat this on all the Letters.

8.To add a little more realism,bring in a screw image and place it over the texts,with a shadow effect applied on to them. See the image below.

9.Add a couple of flourishes and a foliage below the text.

10.Now we need a realistic light effect on the text.To do that. Flatten the text layers with the texture on it.Duplicate the layer.Using the curves,bring up the lightness of the top layer.Now with the eraser selected,remove the bottom portion of the top layer.See the image below

11.Add a vignette[to do so,fill a new layer with black and use eraser to remove the central portion]. You now have the final image!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kanthasamy: On a screen near you

Watch the Song Online: (Low Res)

Back Again!

Hey Guys,

It has been a very busy period .Tough fever season again! But we are back and a whole lot of exciting stuff are lined up. Two movies that we worked on, are all set to be theatrically released.We are also going international this quarter! Already talks are happening for doing CG works with Caryn Mandabach Productions,the creators of Nurse Jackie.Also you guys Keep visiting the blog for updates,multimedia tips and many more fresh tutorials.Last but definitely not the least,I want to thank you guys for all your support so far! You Rock!

Hey, Need a quick tip? I was working on something on my mac and this accidentally came up. Pretty useful. Ever wanted to create an index from a folder? Here's an easy way.
Drag the folder on to an open browser window.You will get the index of the folder contents on the web page.Now you can go to file> save it as a web page or a text file. Cool,isn't?