Split a photo into two distinct personalities
In this tutorial we’ll be taking a photo and splitting it in two: one side of the photo will be light and colorful while the other, in contrast, will be dark, evil and brooding. This is a complete re-write of my popular tutorial with new stock photos. I’ll be covering some of the basics on using brushes, using textures, color correcting, masking and several other neat effects.
This tutorial requires that you have some working knowledge of Photoshop, but I do my best to try and explain in as much detail as possible.
Easy and attractive effects for your headers
This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating very simple, effective and attractive pixel effects for your website’s header images that will add that little extra touch of detail to your designs. The process is extremely simple and can very easily be modified to suit your tastes.
While following this tutorial, you’ll learn about managing layers, using filters, blending modes and a little on color-selective masking.
Send a magic packet to your PC and wake it from sleep
I often find myself needing to remotely access my PC from work or from a friend’s or family’s house to grab a few pictures or documents I omitted to bring along with me. Thankfully, my computers are setup to be arisen from their slumber with nothing more than a properly-shaped packet of data sent to the right place. Once online, I can log into the machine via Remote Desktop, Telnet, SSH or VNC/Log Me In.
A virtualization website that will blow your mind
A somewhat well-kept and cherished tool of many web designers, Spoon is a virtualization website that allows you to run many useful applications right from your browser. No installation required, to some extent – you’ll need to install their plugin. Not only does it offer all the browsers you’d ever need, it also lets you play the original Halo demo (including multiplayer) as well as several other impressive contenders, right from your browser.
A free PSD for your ruthless exploitation
Up for grabs is a concept piece for a company we were poised to created a short while back. While the project never took off, we did come up with several interfaces and I’ve started to dig some up from the ‘ol archives. While I can’t release all of the stuff, here’s a simple interface to get us started.
Use it as you see fit. Just don’t re-distribute or sell it. That’s all I ask.