Thursday, October 26, 2006

Andy-Warhol-Up Your Photographs

This tutorial I found deals with Photoshop and photographic art, not specifically videography. But I know many of you may dabble in both and I imagine that this could come in handy if you want to print your own original sleeves or DVD jackets. So here is how it begins.

If you are a fan of pop art and the work of Andy Warhol, then this is the Photoshop tutorial for you.

Immediately the article starts off incorrectly, because the methods can be quite handy even for those folks (like me) who are not a big fan of pop art or don't know who Andy Warhol happened to be. GASP! Call me a heathen if you must, I don't care.

The look is interesting, distinctive and eye-catching. And it looks like the result you get when you are done is definitely one you can stand back and be proud of. To get going start at Andy-Warhol-Up Your Photographs - Online Tutorial at Melissa Clifton page 1. Read through the entire tutorial first and then start again, choose a photo and have fun!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

How It's Made Videos

Tutorials are great, but sometimes what someone really needs is to watch an expert build something and learn from them. Since there may be a lack of experts on the subject you are interested in near you, the next best thing is a video tutorial.

Have you ever wondered how certain things are made? Look no further! We have collected a bunch of how-its-made videos from around the web.

This inspires interesting ideas concerning how a video like this is made. Perhaps they should have a how-its-made video explaining how to make a video just like one on their site. Do you know a little about something besides video? Create a how-to video. Watch and learn at How it's made videos - Vidly.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Creating Light Streaks

If you watch television much at all -- and I know you do -- you have probably seen the latest commercial from Apple for the iPod Nano. Here is the video if you need to catch up a bit.

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You can also load it in a larger view by going to Google Video: iPod Nano. I don't know about anyone else, but this makes the Nano look a little bit like a Lightsaber and I immediately wanted to have one after I saw this commercial for the first time.

Then later that very same night, I stumbled upon this tutorial. I felt it important to share this interesting effect and how it was most likely done.

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Andrew Kramer ( demonstrates how to create light streaks as seen in the new Nano iPod commercial.

Launch the tutorial by starting at Creating Light Streaks.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Google Video

Here are some recent videos from Google Video.

Thank you to Dylan Parker for creating this Google Gadget.