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Archive for December, 2010

Turn an Ordinary Photo Into an Avatar Style Portrait in Photoshop

December 31, 2010  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

The beauty of Photoshop is that you can do nearly anything with it, even turn yourself into a Na’vi alien from Avatar. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to use basic digital painting techniques to turn an ordinary photo into an Avatar style portrait. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets Model Eyelash Brushes Eye Ball Step 1: Selecting the Skin Tones Open the model photo. Our first step is to apply a color adjustment to the skin. Go to Select > Color Range. Click over the skin to add to the selection, watch the preview on the Color Range window (white represents the selected area). Shift-click...

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Top 10 Web Apps We Love

December 31, 2010  |  SEO  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by JamieWe often get asked, "What apps do the SEOmoz team use?"  To answer this question, we decided to put together a blog post with the Top 10 Web Apps We Love here at SEOmoz. The SEOmoz team decided on the Top 10 apps below (in no particular order).  However, we found we liked so many apps that we decided to include another 15 that are definitely worth mentioning.  Take a look at our list and let us know your own favorite apps in the comments. if(!navigator.mimeTypes['application/x-shockwave-flash'])Wistia.VideoEmbed('wistia_250878',615,346,{videoUrl:'http://seomoz-cdn.wistia.com/deliveries/afe0c9bb02a0c36abc20e350f3d9ac3dc2d5b54d.bin',stillUrl:'http://seomoz-cdn.wistia.com/deliveries/e923f911bf03585ff743307e436785121aeb78ac.bin',distilleryUrl:'http://distillery.wistia.com/x',accountKey:'wistia-production_3161',mediaId:'wistia-production_250878',mediaDuration:296.93}) ...

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Building an iOS SDK “Poke” App With APNS – Part 3

Thіѕ tutorial іѕ thе last іn a three-раrt series οn working wіth thе push notification features οf iOS 3.0+. It focuses οn using ѕοmе οf thе more elaborate features οf Apple’s Push Notification Service (APNS). Thіѕ installment builds οn thе code wе mаdе іn thе first аnd second tutorials, ѕο bе sure tο read those first іf уου haven’t already.

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Create a Futuristic, Fantasy Matte Painting – Psd Premium Tutorial

Matte painters often take several photos and combine them with 3D elements to create futuristic or fantasy scenes for movies, film, or video games. In this Psd Premium tutorial, author Ed Lopez will demonstrate how render objects in Cinema 4D and then combine them with stock photos to create a really nice futuristic spaceport scene in Photoshop. This tutorial is available exclusively to Premium Members. If you want to take your matte painting skills to the next level, then Log in or Join Now to get started! Professional and Detailed Instructions Inside Premium members can Log in and Download! Otherwise, Join...

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Turn Your Website Into a Social Machine

December 30, 2010  |  SEO  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Being social online is the new cool but for many entering the social media space online it is a daunting task. Many businesses still think they are very susceptible to a reputation issue if they say one wrong thing and the reality is you really have to screw up in the social space to tarnish your image if you are not a mainstream brand. Some ways to turn your website into a social machine: Share Buttons By adding share buttons to your website you give your audience the opportunity to share your content and information on a variety of other social networks. Many...

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