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June 29, 2009

Young Creatives > in How Mag


And more inspiration from the new issue of How

http://howdesign.com/article/youngcreatives/

June 28, 2009

Student Visions of a Utopian UMD

Here is the gallery of images created by Summer 2009 Digital Studio students in response to the Utopia UMD project...
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/utopia

note: no one wanted to picture their fantasy campus in winter!

June 23, 2009

Seamless Digital Compositing

Learn how to fake unbelievable fantasy images...

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/index.cfm?featureid=1750

http://luxa.org/tutorial_photo_compositing_and_enhancing.php

YouTube tutorials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJm-MB0UGjw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XssGTE9X6l0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afZRl8UNizY&feature=related

3D Image Compositing in Photoshop

Here's a great way to bring editable 3d models into photoshop for product mockups and other digital compositing:


Photoshop® CS3 Extended Plug-in for Google 3D Warehouse is a free plug-in that enables you to search and download 3D models from Google 3D Warehouse? directly from Adobe® Photoshop CS3 Extended.
3d_option_bar.jpg
the plug in will give you this new 3D toolbar in photoshop for rotating and altering 3d models. After you open a 3D model you can change the model's position, camera view, lighting, or render mode, create a cross-section view, or play animation contained in the 3D file. To create these changes, you use the Photoshop 3D tools.


BUT FIRST you must download the free plug in for CS3 extended Google 3D Warehouse
from http://www.labs.adobe.com
or
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Photoshop_CS3_Extended_Plug-In_for_Google_3D_Warehouse

Once you have downloaded the plug-in, you can search Google 3D Warehouse from Photoshop CS3 Extended by going to File>Automate>Search Google for 3D Model.
search for a file you want + download it (everything from pop cans to cars to greek temples!)

NOTE> all of this will be changing + updating in the new CS4 software!

Drawing with a tablet > tutorials

http://max.designwalker.com/graphicdesign/20-photoshop-drawing-with-tablet-tutorials/

June 21, 2009

Tactile / Digital Media Links

There are tons of great tutorials and tips about how to transfer digital images onto various surfaces...

see my links below, and add your own to the comments...

Golden Paints
http://www.goldenpaints.com/
Digital Media
http://www.goldenpaints.com/mixmoremedia/index.php
Just Paint news
http://www.goldenpaints.com/justpaint/index.php
Digital Monoprint Transfers
http://lynbishop.com/blog/category/art/alternative-process/

Simple image transfer using transparency film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyHCQo36u4c&feature=related

more info + YouTube demos...

YOU TUBE VIDEOS

Simple image transfer using transparency film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyHCQo36u4c&feature=related

onto interface fabric
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pcbkbOKplQ&feature=channel

Across the Universe - Mixed Media - Acrylic Transfers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Xmamuk-Xo&feature=related

Acrylic Transfers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeeScv8f6yQ&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTxfYS8pFSc&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHgVmdjWQtU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba11j1rI0fs&feature=related
Printing on metal / Aluminum flashing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkN0wQSXHQo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLrrt8MRq8M&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRghW0ReBrI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UStEeOJIYk


Other techniques
Digital image transfer tutorial
http://photobrea.wordpress.com/2007/09/22/digital-image-transfer-tutorial/

Transferring Inkjet Images
http://www.squidoo.com/inkjetimagetransfer
http://www.squidoo.com/inkjetimagetransfer#module12642491
http://www.milliande.com/Artist-Trading-Cards-With-Acrylic-Gel-Medium-Transfers.h

Inkjet Transfer Stamping
http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=729

Ink Jet Transparency Film Transfers
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/imageinkjet.html

Out of Photoshop (book)
upcoming book due in early February 2009
http://www.imagetransferarts.com/

Print on It
http://www.printonit.com/

Professional Inkjet Transfer Paper
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3378-AA.shtml

Kits
http://www.tilanofresco.com
Howto videos
http://www.tilanofresco.com/videos.aspx?page_name=Customer_Care/Videos/index&restricted=null#

Mixed media / mod podge
http://nonphotography.com/blog/?p=415

Etsy Tutorial 9costs 10 bucks)
How to Transfer Images onto Polymer Clay
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20486538

Make your own Photo Cuff Bracelets
http://www.curbly.com/swelldesigner/posts/5824-Make-your-own-Photo-Cuff-Bracelets

Laser image transfers
http://blog.curbly.com/Chrisjob/posts/1304-Two-Options-for-Easy-Image-Transfers

June 12, 2009

Utopian Visions of UMD

u_topia_start.jpg

Digital Studio students were asked...
What if you could redesign UMD into your vision of a utopian campus.

Here's what they would do: