Mastering the Art of Cellphone Photography

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Are you a photography enthusiast but do not wish to burn a hole in your pocket by opting for a super-expensive SLR? Or perhaps you like to shoot weird signboards, views from bus windows and other random things — naturally, you wouldn’t want to carry a heavy camera 24/7, would you?

If the above description applies to you, you can probably use a common device that almost everyone has nowadays.

Microwave oven? No.

Television? No.

Air conditioner? Please, no!

Cellphone? YES!

In this article, we take a look at some tips and tricks that can be used to get great pictures out of cellphone cameras.

To begin with, do not expect to create a full-time career using cellphones as your primary camera (just in case you manage to do so, please write a book about it — I’d love to be inspired).

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Design an Elegant Calendar Using Adobe Photoshop in 15 Minutes

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In this tutorial we are going to design a nice, minimal calendar widget in Photoshop. We are going to use some really easy techniques to achieve a beautiful final result. By combining some gray, black, and variations of different light colors, and a nice subtle texture, we will try to give the interface a grungy, minimal look.

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40 Wonderful Gadget Design Tutorials for Photoshop

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Gadgets such as mp3 players, usb devices, iPhones, iPads, and other tablets and so on have now become an important part of our lives and these are also one of the most favorite subjects for the designing community. This is the reason why you see loads of gadgets being incorporated into web designs. This can be best achieved by using Adobe Photoshop; and there are heaps of Photoshop tutorials to help you improve your skills and techniques. We have compiled 40 gadget design tutorials that will help you create sensible gadget designs using Adobe Photoshop!

In this round up, we’ll showcase 40 of the most excellent gadget design tutorials from different sources. Look into these high quality tutorials and make learning experience more satisfying.

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How to Design a Sleek Downloader Interface Using Photoshop

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I’m back once again with another cool web interface tutorial. Today we’ll be making this sexy file downloader with crisp and clean details. This can be used for web and mobile applications, perfectly cool for smartphones and tablets too!

As you will see there are quite a lot details in here, the whole point and also the hardest part of adding details is to make them noticeable, but not TOO obvious. Make them soft, clean and smooth. Pick colors with not too much contrast and especially play around with the opacity until it feels right.

You’ll also learn how to create a simple pattern in your design with the use of the pen tool.  Patterns can be a key to perfection in your designs. Use them wisely, too many patterns can destroy a design.

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50 Fresh and High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

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Waiting for the fresh collection of Adobe Photoshop tutorials? If yes, then your waiting has come to an end. Here we are featuring a good collection of some high quality Adobe Photoshop tutorials for you so that you can learn some new techniques and can polish your Photoshop skills.

Adobe Photoshop itself is quite easy to learn and with the help of tutorials the learning process becomes a fun activity. Enjoy looking into this collection and have more fun in using them for your works. Let us know what you think about this compilation or if we have missed out some cool tutorials, just drop us a line and we will try to include that in our next compilation.

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Create a Classic-Styled Portfolio Design in Adobe Photoshop

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Howdy, today we will be creating a nice design for your online portfolio. What we will learn here is how you can use a combination of textures and patterns to create a nice old-school look and how to use guides in a smart way.  Here is what we will be making:

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4 Simple Steps To Make Silhouettes Using Photoshop

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Silhouettes as an art form originates back to as early as 18th century drawing its name from a French minister Étienne de Silhouette who imposed heavy economic cuts on French people. Quite symbolically austere outline portraits which became popular in the same time period started to be referred as Silhouettes.

Silhouettes art had tremendous popularity which has grown over years and is now associated more with images depicting fashion and fitness. Traditional ways of making Silhouettes are somewhat complex which involve cardboard and paints, but thanks to two wonderful inventions of mankind – Photoshop and Wacom things are much simpler now.

In this tutorial I will take you through some beautiful examples for inspiration and then we will proceed to make a silhouette from scratch.

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Using Retro Style Images And Banners For Advertising

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Retro style images and pop art graphics like those of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol is a popular style adopted by graphic designers for web and print design. They are chic, fashionable, eye-catching and add to the ‘cool’ factor of the company and its products. Lots of stock images are available for download which can be used for web designing, however if you want something unique or customized it’s better to grab a pencil and paper and do it yourself.

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How to Achieve Lomography Effects Through Photoshop

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Lomography is an interesting form of photography that’s on the rise today. It’s kind of like ‘backwards photography’–it’s a plastic toy camera that makes use of film. Because everything is made of plastic (yes, including the lens), the lomo camera does everything it’s not supposed to do: saturated colors, high contrast, off hues, vignettes, blurs, and more. It has developed into an art form because of these unique, ‘bad’ features.

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