Boost your Artistic Skill


Post Processing Tricks that may result in a Great Creative Photo:
9 techniques which may result in great photos are,

  • High Contrast Colour,
  • High Contrast B & W,
  • High Colour Saturation,
  • Vintage Look,
  • Lomo Look,
  • Over Sharpen,
  • Texturize,
  • Add Vignette and
  • Add Noise and Grain.

Try out some of these Post Processing techniques to boost your artistic style.

Less known Background Eraser


Less Known Background Eraser:


We are going to use a very little known Photoshop tool call “Background Eraser Tool”. It’s a super useful tool for removing background colors while preserving the main picture that you want. It’s pretty simple so you can start using it immediately after the tutorial.

 

1. Open up a image you want to remove the background from. Try to choose a picture with the background that contrast with the main picture.You can duplicate this layer if you want to preserve the original picture.
2. Click the “Background Eraser Tool”. Set a soft brush(Low hardness) with the size comfortable to remove the background. Set :”Sampling: Once”. Leave the tolerance at 50%. Select “Protect Foreground Color”.

3. Click the “Eyedropper Tool” to select the color of the picture you want to protect. For my picture, i would click the log.

4. Switch back to “Background Eraser Tool” .Click on the color of the background and start dragging around to erase the background.

5. If there is change in the color of the foreground, switch back to “Eyedropper” Tool and sample the color again. Repeat Step 4 again.

6. After you erase the entire background, let your imagination run wild!!

Power of the Brush Tool


Hidden Power of the Brush tool:
To learn all features, you can simply open Brush palette (Window menu – Brushes), change each setting and try the result when you draw a stroke. The first setting is Tip Shape. You can choose from pre-loaded shapes or you can create your own… more on that later!

Brush Tip Shape has one interesting setting: Spacing. It is usually around 20-25% but when you set it larger than 100-150% you will get very different result.

Using Shape Dynamics checkbox, you can randomize sizes and angles of brush dots.

Using Scattering, you can randomize locations of brush dots – as you draw a straight stroke, dots are added randomly around your mouse.

You can use Count setting to control amount of dots.

Dual Brush is very interesting feature, which will get you very different results depending on which brush and which mode you choose. Compare the two lines on this screenshot – first line made with simple brush, second – with Dual Brush enabled.

You can use Color Dynamics to randomize (or fade, or control with tablet pen) brush color.

The most exciting thing is that you can easily create your own brush. Let’s make a star brush for example. Create new image with transparent background (square for our star). Set foreground color to Black, switch to Shape tool (U), select Polygon tool on toolbar, open Polygon options, check Star checkbox, set Indent sides = around 90%, and sides = 4.

Draw a shape, rasterize it (Layer – Rasterize – Shape). Select all (Ctrl-A).

Go to Edit menu – Define Brush preset. Choose name for new brush, click OK.

Now, when you open Brushes palette window (from Window menu), you can see your new brush in Brush Tip Shape list.

Now you can enable and adjust Size Jitter, Scattering and Color Jitter, and with single mouse move, get result such as this!

3 Dimensional Processor


3D processor:


A 3D Processor is a chip in which two or more layers of active electronic components are integrated both vertically and horizontally into a single circuit. The semiconductor industry is pursuing this promising technology in many different forms, but it is not yet widely used. 3D packaging saves space by stacking separate chips in a single package. This packaging, known as System in Package (SiP) or Chip Stack MCM, does not integrate the chips into a single circuit.


The Teraflops Research Chip introduced in 2007 by Intel is an experimental 80-core design with stacked memory. Due to the high demand for memory bandwidth, a traditional IO approach would consume 10 to 25W. To improve upon that, Intel designers implemented a TSV-based memory bus. Each core is connected to one memory tile in the SRAM die with a link that provides 12 GB/s bandwidth, resulting in a total bandwidth of 1 TB/s while consuming only 2.2W.



Note that these parts aren’t merely RAM-stacked-on-top-of-a-processor packages such as, for example, Apple’s A5. These are single parts with processor and memory closely coupled, married together in a single slab.

How to play musics in Google Docs?

How to play music in Google Docs ?

You can stream your music from Google Docs to your PC or phone.

To do this, you need a sync app like Syncdocs, and a media player like iTunes, Windows Media Player or VLC. Here’s how you can stream your music from the web:

  1. Install the latest free beta version of Syncdocs.
  2.  Right click on the folder containing your music. Select “Create Google Playlist”.
    If it not already on Google Docs, Syncdocs will pop-up and ask you to upload it first.
  3. Syncdocs will make two “Google Playlist” files.

Syncdocs syncs these files to Google Docs, so you can just download the playlist files from another browser and open them to play your music. Open these files on your mobile, or other computer you want to listen to this music from. You can also email these files or get the short link in Syncdocs sharing

What’s great is that you don’t need the big audio files on the device you are using to play the music. All you need are the tiny playlist files. The audio is streamed live from the Google.

Open the playlist in Windows Media Player, VLC, Winamp or iTunes on any other PC or Mac. You can also play it on your mobile, the m3u playlist file can be played with a playlist media player, like Just Playlists on Android or fstream on iPhone.

 

Forget Windows: Midori is Coming…!!!


Forget Windows: Midori is coming

MICROSOFT is working on a new generation of operating systems called Cloud-Based Operating System and rumours are there that MIDORI will be their first such operating system, which will replace Windows fully from computer map.

What’s the difference?

MIDORI is an offshoot of Microsoft Research’s Singularity operating system. MIDORI is designed to run directly on native hardware(x86, x64, ARM), will be hosted on Windows Hyper-V hypervisor, or even be hosted by a Windows process.

MIDORI can be also seen as MICROSOFT’s answer to the competitors who are applying “Virtualization” as a mean to solve issues within contemporary computing. The main idea behind MIDORI is to develop a lightweight portable OS which can be mated easily to lots of various applications.

Importance of Midori:

The new operating system will solve the trend of installing different applications on a single computer by the concept of virtualizing. This will solve problems such as widespread security vulnerabilities, unexpected interactions among different applications, failures caused by errant extensions, plugins ,drivers and many more.

OKULAR


Okular is a document viewer and it replaced KPDF,KGhostView,KFax,KFaxView and KDVI in KDE4 .Its functionaltiy can be easily embedded in other applications.Okular was started for Google Summer of Code,2005.

In this season,the Okular toolbar mockup was created based on an analysis of other popular document viewers and a usage survey.

Okular has additional features, including commenting on PDF documents,highlighting and drawing lines,geometric shapes,adding textboxes and stamps.You can extract the text to a text file.You can select parts to save them or copy as text or image to the clipboard.You can trim white page borders and set bookmarks.

It supports the following file formats also,

  • Portable Document Format(PDF),
  • Tagged Image File Format(TIFF),
  • Device Independent File Format(DVI),
  • XML Paper Specification(XPS),
  • Open Document Format(ODF),
  • Mobipocket and
  • Various image formats.