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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 145th GREEN inspired Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX,

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 145th GREEN inspired Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 25 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

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**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

Ego in Prominence by Lars Brandt Stisen

Ego in Prominence by Lars Brandt Stisen

Color Flowers by Ela Zubrowska

Color Flowers by Ela Zubrowska

Green Shadows by Life in AsiaNZ

Green Shadows by Life in AsiaNZ

Auroras of the White Sea by Alexander Semenov

Auroras of the White Sea by Alexander Semenov

Ars Thanea Portraits by Peter Jaworowski, Ars Thanea, Piotr Fraczkowski and Szymon Swietochowski

Ars Thanea Portraits by Peter Jaworowski, Ars Thanea, Piotr Fraczkowski and Szymon Swietochowski

Fishing with Frog by Maxime Girault

Fishing with Frog by Maxime Girault

Green Paradise by Thai Hoa TRAN

Green Paradise by Thai Hoa TRAN

Ce sont les doux qui l'emportent by Fonk De

Ce sont les doux qui l’emportent by Fonk De

Sea of Green by Christian Beirle González

Sea of Green by Christian Beirle González

Monarch - Danaus plexippus by mattbpics

Monarch – Danaus plexippus by mattbpics

Gloss Beauty by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo

Gloss Beauty by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo

The White Eyed Peas by legojeff

The White Eyed Peas by legojeff

Fanta Green Apple by LEAP STUDIOS

Fanta Green Apple by LEAP STUDIOS

Lemon Green by Thomas Lottermoser

Lemon Green by Thomas Lottermoser

Maryam by Isai Zepeda

Maryam by Isai Zepeda

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Waiting for the green Spring by enki22

xpresionpixel breaks the internet by X-presion

xpresionpixel breaks the internet by X-presion

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Tropical by Lukas Furlan

 

Kittens Green by Simon Smith

Kittens Green by Simon Smith

Green Guardians Calendar 2011 by suresh natarajan

Green Guardians Calendar 2011 by suresh natarajan

By Brett Ferguson

By Brett Ferguson

in nature sense by miki takahashi

in nature sense by miki takahashi

fore by Ferran Torrecillas

fore by Ferran Torrecillas

Inside Looking Out by Sarah Allegra

Inside Looking Out by Sarah Allegra

Be Visible 2.0 by Zlatimir Arakliev and Milko Boyarov

Be Visible 2.0 by Zlatimir Arakliev and Milko Boyarov

Thanks for checking out our 145th Green inspired Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have lots of themes coming up, so submit submit submit!

BLUE Weekend Inspiration – TBA
• COLORS Weekend Inspiration – TBA
• SUMMER Weekend Inspiration – June 19

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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How to Render an Apple Watch From Scratch in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-render-an-apple-watch-from-scratch-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-render-an-apple-watch-from-scratch-in-photoshop#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:39:42 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=102013 The post How to Render an Apple Watch From Scratch in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

Have you ever had an idea for a product but didn’t know the exact steps to take after sketching out your idea?  Well in today’s episode, we show you a possibility for your next step.  You can create your product in photoshop. Learn how to render an apple watch from scratch in today’s episode! Section

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Have you ever had an idea for a product but didn’t know the exact steps to take after sketching out your idea?  Well in today’s episode, we show you a possibility for your next step.  You can create your product in photoshop. Learn how to render an apple watch from scratch in today’s episode!

Section 1: Creating the Watch Inner Surface (3:32)

We kick things off by creating the inner surface of the watch.  In this section, the Rounded Rectangle Tool will become your best friend.  This tool gives us the options to really make the corners on our rounded rectangle smooth and precise.  The Layer Style options also come in handy because it allows us to create that inner glow.  This give the illusion of a shiny surface.  The Rounded Rectangle Tool is even used to create the shine we see surrounding our inner surface.

Section 2: Creating the Watch Case (10:52)

Now that we have an inner surface created, we begin to work on the case that would be holding our inner surface.  Our goal in mind was to create a shiny, metal crown surrounding our inner surface.  The Rounded Rectangle Tool is the hero again in this section as we perfectly outline a case for our inner surface.  We return to our Layer Style options to give our case a metal look.  We also use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create the buttons on the side of the watch.  Then we get really fancy and use some Step and Repeat methods to create the grooves in the dial.

Section 3: Creating the Watch Strap (23:10)

The watch straps are created with a slightly different method.  First we begin with a rough sketch to give us an idea of what we want.  Then we use the pen tool to create one side of the strap.  After we are satisfied with the side of the strap, we duplicate that layer, flip it over, and move it to finish off the strap on top of the watch face.  Then we duplicate that layer, flip it over upside down, and use it for the bottom strap.  (This might sound confusing but it’s easier than you think.)  We use Layer Style to give the straps a bit of dimension.  This makes them appear as though they are pieces of rubber.

Section 4: Creating the Watch Face (31:00)

Now the fun part begins.  The cool thing about apple watches is that the face of the watches vary.  So we were able to get a bit creative in this section.  We started by using the Step and Repeat method to create the second hand markers.  Then we used some cool layer tricks to define the visibility of our second hand markers.  Finally, we used some alignment tools to ensure that everything was perfectly center.

Section 5: Creating the Hands of the Watch (37:40)

There are 3 different hands to make for the watch.  The minute hand, the second hand, and the hour hand.  The minute and hour hand are basically the same thing.  We used the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create the shape of those.  It’s easier to create things in photoshop that are vertical or horizontal.  If you want something to be at an angle, create it vertically or horizontally first, then change the angle of it later.  We use the Elipse Tool to create a circle in the middle of the watch, then connect all our hands around that circle.

Section 6: Adding a Graphic to the Inner Surface (44:29)

For the grand finale, we add a moon to the inner surface of the watch.  This helps give the product a bit of character (and it’s just fun to do).  We use some blending modes to void the colors we don’t want.  Then we align the moon in the center of our watch.  We adjust the size so it fits perfectly and viola!  We have a beautifully rendered apple watch.

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How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-and-place-a-logo-in-perspective http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-and-place-a-logo-in-perspective#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:45:23 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=99704 The post How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective appeared first on Phlearn.

Learn How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective in today’s episode! This is helpful for photographers and designers alike as you will learn how to transform text as well as place it into an image! Whether you are branding yourself, branding others, or want to place text on a billboard, this episode will come in handy!

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Learn How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective in today’s episode! This is helpful for photographers and designers alike as you will learn how to transform text as well as place it into an image! Whether you are branding yourself, branding others, or want to place text on a billboard, this episode will come in handy!

Section 1: Creating a Logo (1:20)

Don’t be afraid to play with text! That means font, weight, color, etc. For this specific logo, we simply used an A and transformed it to be more stylized (Ctrl/Cmd + T). We also copied and flipped it, so that there are two As sitting next to each other. If you are planning on adding any design elements to the logo, be sure to use rulers and other tools like the polygonal lasso tool to guide your shapes into being perfectly straight and symmetrical.

Section 2: Creating a Size Guide (10:36)

Since we are planning on placing the logo onto the side of a truck, it is very helpful to make a general selection of that area first; Use the rectangular marquee tool to create a rectangle that is the size of the truck. Fill that selection with a color and then copy and paste the logo on top of it. Now, it will be very easy to use the alignment tools for precise placement. In this case we choose to align the logo to the bottom left of the rectangle. We then add a slogan to make it more realistic and enticing!

Section 3: Placing the logo in the proper perspective (14:24)

Now that the logo is all prepped and ready to go, group all of those layers together for easier editing. Bring the logo over to the image you will be placing it into.

  • Tip: Create duplicates of your logo group (Cmd + J) so that you can always have a solid starting place to go back to if needed.

Now, hold Ctrl/Cmd + T and drag the corners of your rectangle to the corners of the area of the sign you will be using (this technique works best for rectangular destinations). Once you have it positioned correctly, changing the blending mode to Multiply will help to blend your logo into the image. Depending on the resolution of your photo, it’s usually a good idea to add a small gaussian blur to you logo to make it seem more realistic.

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Weekend Inspiration CXLIV http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxliv http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxliv#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:50:05 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=96418 The post Weekend Inspiration CXLIV appeared first on Phlearn.

Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 144th Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 144th Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 25 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

View end of post for information on how to get YOUR content featured in an edition of weekend inspiration

**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

Breakfast by C_MC_FL

Breakfast by C_MC_FL

Origami Life for Fantastics Magazine by KRISTINA VARAKSINA

Origami Life for Fantastics Magazine by KRISTINA VARAKSINA

Porsche 904 and 550 Spyder by Amy Shore Photography

Porsche 904 and 550 Spyder by Amy Shore Photography

Longer Than Life by mladen penev and Clemens Franke

Longer Than Life by mladen penev and Clemens Franke

Don't Say (Album Art) by Aaron Eliyah

Don’t Say (Album Art) by Aaron Eliyah

Another World, Hyperia galba inside Aurelia aurita by Alexander Semenov

Another World, Hyperia galba inside Aurelia aurita by Alexander Semenov

MDK - Munderingskompagniet AW15 Campaign by Henrik Adamsen

MDK – Munderingskompagniet AW15 Campaign by Henrik Adamsen

Headland of Dreams by Julien Mauve

Headland of Dreams by Julien Mauve

Losing Touch (Explored) by Isabella Mariana

Losing Touch (Explored) by Isabella Mariana

IMGP4239 by Phillip Bloom

IMGP4239 by Phillip Bloom

Hell-Raising Hippos by Ger Bosma

Hell-Raising Hippos by Ger Bosma

Between Lock and Key by Josephine Cardin

Between Lock and Key by Josephine Cardin

By Cameron Bloom

By Cameron Bloom

Make Something Cool Everyday 2009 by Brock Davis

Make Something Cool Everyday 2009 by Brock Davis

SEMPITERNAL by Mathew Guido

SEMPITERNAL by Mathew Guido

Fashion by ? ? Johnny Wong

Fashion by Johnny Wong – Photographer; Liu Yi – Makeup Artist

Paradise Lost by AORTA _

Paradise Lost by AORTA _

Masha Abashova by Vadim Stein

Masha Abashova by Vadim Stein

Swantje by André Josselin

Swantje by André Josselin

Night I by Mika Suutari

Night I by Mika Suutari

WATCHMAKER'S TIME by Rafa Macias

WATCHMAKER’S TIME by Rafa Macias

Death by ZacharySnellenberger

Death by ZacharySnellenberger

Austin Caricatures 2 by Bert McLendon

Austin Caricatures 2 by Bert McLendon

By Benedetta Falugi

By Benedetta Falugi

ALENE by Felix Meyer

ALENE by Felix Meyer

Thanks for checking out our 144th Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have lots of themes coming up, so submit submit submit!
• GREEN Weekend Inspiration – April 17
• COLORS Weekend Inspiration – TBA
• BLUE Weekend Inspiration – TBA

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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How to Create a Text Banner in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-a-text-banner-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-a-text-banner-in-photoshop#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:57:49 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=99166 The post How to Create a Text Banner in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

In today’s episode, we show you how to create a text banner in photoshop. Banners are used in a variety of different ways, but you can’t just put simple text on a banner and be done with it.  In this episode we’ll show you where to get a banner, how to transform your text to

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In today’s episode, we show you how to create a text banner in photoshop. Banners are used in a variety of different ways, but you can’t just put simple text on a banner and be done with it.  In this episode we’ll show you where to get a banner, how to transform your text to fit on the banner and how to place those banners on your images.

 

We start off by downloading a template from fotolia.com.  Then we bring the banner into photoshop and show you how to lay words over the different shapes and sizes of the banner.  Sometimes the text in your banners require a bit of transformation to make it look like it belongs on your banner.  We’ll show you the right tools to use when transforming text.  Finally, we’ll place the banners we’ve created onto an image for a more polished look.

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Phlearn Bahamas Workshop 2015 http://phlearn.com/phlearn-bahamas-2015 http://phlearn.com/phlearn-bahamas-2015#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:49:25 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=76660 The post Phlearn Bahamas Workshop 2015 appeared first on Phlearn.

Come Phlearn With Us! This class is designed for the beginner photographer looking to enter the world of compositing and conceptual photography. A successful composite image requires a strong concept, solid lighting and posing fundamentals, and quality Photoshop skills. Based off the workflow of one of the best-known conceptual photographers, this class will teach you

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Come Phlearn With Us!

This class is designed for the beginner photographer looking to enter the world of compositing and conceptual photography. A successful composite image requires a strong concept, solid lighting and posing fundamentals, and quality Photoshop skills. Based off the workflow of one of the best-known conceptual photographers, this class will teach you the essential skills to create your own composite images.

Click Here to Sign Up!

 

Our Goal For You:

You’ll learn all the different aspects of creating a successful composite image through hands on learning and walk away with the ability to apply those skills to any future photo shoot.This class is going to cover a lot! That’s why the whole Phlearn team is coming! You will have seven instructors working hard to bring you an amazing workshop, that’s one Phlearn team member for every two students!

Create Whatever You Can Imagine

Aaron Nace Phlearn Bahamas Workshop Fstoppers Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Many photographers wanting to learn about compositing focus heavily on Photoshop. Yes, good Photoshop skills are needed for a successful composite, but what many fail to realize is that your end image will only be as good as the photos you start with. A good photo requires a strong plan and solid photography fundamentals. Concept, planning, shooting, and editing: a weakness in any of these areas will show in the final image. Over the course of 2 days we’ll teach all four of these essential steps.

Concept and Planning

Bahamas-Castaway-BTS

It all starts with a concept and a plan. Often the excitement of the upcoming photo shoot will cause you to rush through the planning stage. It happens all the time, you’re so excited to start shooting and creating you miss a key detail that would really bring the concept to life. We’ll cover both the creative side of developing a concept and the planning side of making that concept work.

Day 1 – Photography Essentials

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Strong photography fundamentals are a must when shooting for a composite. It doesn’t matter how good your Photoshop skills are if your model’s pose is boring or your lighting is flat. On the first day of the workshop we’re going to teach you all the basics of posing and lighting, and we’re going to have a lot of fun with it! Since we’re at an amazing resort, we’re going to get an amazing location, a couple of models, a hair stylist and makeup artist and do a fashion style shoot. Over the course of the day we’ll cover posing basics, lighting your subject with one light, two lights, three lights, lighting you background, using gels and creating dramatic lighting.

Every student will have time to shoot every setup, and Aaron and the Phlearn Team will be there to give individual guidance to all the students as we work through the setups. By the end of the day you’ll not only have learned a lot, you’ll have a couple portfolio images to take home.

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Day 2 – Compositing Essentials

Aaron Nace Phlearn Photoshop Workshop Bahamas Fstoppers

For the second day of the workshop, we’re going to take everything you learned from Day 1 and bring it into a studio setting to learn about shooting for composites. You’ll learn how to analyze a background image and mimic that light in studio to create a realistic composite. To start, Aaron will take the class through a simple concept and teach how he would approach the shoot in the studio. He’ll cover how to match the light from the background image, chose the correct perspective, dynamically pose the model and many more small but important details. Then, the class will break into two groups for two separate photo shoots where you’ll be given a styled model, some props and a background image. You’ll use what you just learned to make her realistically fit into the background. Again, there will be at least 3 Phlearn Team members at each setup for guidance. Then we’ll do it all again, both the demo and the group shoots, this time with more complex background images. If you’ve been counting, that’s 6 photo shoot setups on day 2! We may even have a little competition during the final round of shooting.

Photoshop Tutorial Download Included

Photoshop Combo

To wrap up the workshop we’ll jump into Photoshop and bring it all together. Using images from Day 1, Aaron will go over retouching and show you some of his favorite techniques. Then we’ll shift over to compositing where Aaron will give a live demo of some of his favorite tips and tricks, and work on some images shot by the students during day 2.

A recorded tutorial of detailed instruction from images shot during the workshop will be sent to the students a couple weeks after the workshop. Why a recorded video and not teach live you might ask? Aaron and Phlearn have produced over 70 advanced Photoshop tutorials and over 600 free videos on Photoshop. Photoshop is a very robust program, students are at different skill levels and everyone learns at their own pace. Trust us, our video tutorials are the best way to learn Photoshop.

But wait, there’s more!

We’ll have Google hangout a month or so before the workshop to get to know everyone. All students will receive our Photoshop 101 and 201 Pro Tutorials before the workshop so everyone has the same base skill set. And there will be swag! So much swag!

We may be planning an excursion for Friday between the two class sessions. We’re in the Bahamas after all. More details to come.

What Students Should Bring:

Your camera gear. We’ll have all the lighting equipment including triggers. You can bring a laptop if you would like to follow along for the Photoshop portion, however it will be taught as a demonstration and not a follow along class.

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Crazy Colors Contest http://phlearn.com/crazy-colors-contest http://phlearn.com/crazy-colors-contest#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:58:59 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=97857 The post Crazy Colors Contest appeared first on Phlearn.

The theme for our April Photo Contest is CRAZY COLORS! No matter what style you shoot, we want to see your most vibrant images! Enter today for the chance to win some incredible prizes. This contest is open from Monday, April 6th through Sunday, April 19th. A special thanks to our sponsors Expo Imaging, Rogue Flash,

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The theme for our April Photo Contest is CRAZY COLORS!

No matter what style you shoot, we want to see your most vibrant images! Enter today for the chance to win some incredible prizes.

This contest is open from Monday, April 6th through Sunday, April 19th.

A special thanks to our sponsors Expo Imaging, Rogue Flash, ThinkTankCaptureOne, and Fotolia!

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Weekend Inspiration CXLIII http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxliii http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxliii#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:17 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=95581 The post Weekend Inspiration CXLIII appeared first on Phlearn.

Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 143rd Easter Inspired Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX,

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 143rd Easter Inspired Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 28 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

View end of post for information on how to get YOUR content featured in an edition of weekend inspiration

**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

Easter lemon rosewater cake by Agnieszka Pia?tkowska

Easter lemon rosewater cake by Agnieszka Pia?tkowska

Hasselblad 001 by Hideo

Hasselblad 001 by Hideo

Three Little Easter Eggs by Damira Kalajzic

Three Little Easter Eggs by Damira Kalajzic

KNAPP The alley with the rabbits Light Collection by Antoniya Yordanova, Zina Nedelcheva and Diliana Florentin ii

KNAPP The alley with the rabbits Light Collection by Antoniya Yordanova, Zina Nedelcheva and Diliana Florentin ii

K I N G D O M  O F  H E A V E N  by yonca karakas

K I N G D O M O F H E A V E N by yonca karakas

Funky Bunny - Cosmo Girl by Martin Sweers

Funky Bunny – Cosmo Girl by Martin Sweers

Shoe Flowers by SEAN DuFRENE

Shoe Flowers by SEAN DuFRENE

By Bryan Babich

By Bryan Babich

Sweet Monsters by Miriam Moshinsky

Sweet Monsters by Miriam Moshinsky

Pastel Fashion 2 by Michael Fornataro

Pastel Fashion 2 by Michael Fornataro

Febreze Bubbles Pet Odor Eliminator Stop the Spread by Nemesis Pictures

Febreze Bubbles Pet Odor Eliminator Stop the Spread by Nemesis Pictures

Opposites by Heikki Leis

Opposites by Heikki Leis

Sunday Morning by Pauline Darley

Sunday Morning by Pauline Darley

HARE by Jan Pypers

HARE by Jan Pypers

Easter Holiday in Tartu St Alexanders Church by Heikki Leis

Easter Holiday in Tartu St Alexanders Church by Heikki Leis

From Enchantment Down; Just a Trap - Alice by Thomas Czarnecki

From Enchantment Down; Just a Trap – Alice by Thomas Czarnecki

Alice in Wonderland by Katarzyna Widmanska

Alice in Wonderland by Katarzyna Widmanska

FASIKA (Easter) to Lalibela by Anthony Pappone

FASIKA (Easter) to Lalibela by Anthony Pappone

Chocolate Bunny by Alex Broeckel

Chocolate Bunny by Alex Broeckel

The Mad Hatter by Lee Howell

The Mad Hatter by Lee Howell

Color Portrait Portfolio by Kourtney Buchanan

Color Portrait Portfolio by Kourtney Buchanan

Easter Chocolate Bowls

Easter Chocolate Bowls

Paper-Couture by Soon Tong and Ashburn Eng

Paper-Couture by Soon Tong and Ashburn Eng

Lost Bunny by Tyler Spangler

Lost Bunny by Tyler Spangler

2014 Shot of the day part one, May 8, 2013 - Bemused Bunny - White Mini Rex Rabbit, by Barbara O'Brien_

2014 Shot of the day part one, May 8, 2013 – Bemused Bunny – White Mini Rex Rabbit, by Barbara O’Brien_

Follow the White Rabbit by George Mayer

Follow the White Rabbit by George Mayer

Copplia Pique collections by Quentin Legallo

Copplia Pique collections by Quentin Legallo

Animal eyes; black rabbit by Suren Manvelyan

Animal eyes; black rabbit by Suren Manvelyan

 

Thanks for checking out our 143rd Easter inspired Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have lots of themes coming up, so submit submit submit!
• GREEN Weekend Inspiration – April 17
• COLORS Weekend Inspiration – TBA
• BLUE Weekend Inspiration – TBA

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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How to Create Handwritten Text in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-handwritten-text-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-handwritten-text-in-photoshop#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:37:05 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=95779 The post How to Create Handwritten Text in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

In today’s episode, learn how to create handwritten text in photoshop. You will learn about a great website where you can download fonts for free, as well as how to warp and transform fonts to make them look like they actually fit into your image. This won’t work on every image! We’ll show you the type of images that will work perfect for this type of effect.

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In today’s episode, learn how to create handwritten text in photoshop. You will learn about a great website where you can download fonts for free, as well as how to warp and transform fonts to make them look like they actually fit into your image.

This won’t work on every image! We’ll show you the type of images that will work perfect for this type of effect.  Then, we’ll show you the fonts that will help sell it even more.

In photoshop we transform and warp our text box to make it fit right on the page. Then we add a blur and layer mask to really bring it to life!

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How to Create an iOS 8 Icon in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-an-ios-8-icon-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-an-ios-8-icon-in-photoshop#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:37:31 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=95446 The post How to Create an iOS 8 Icon in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

How often do you use the rounded rectangle tool?  Almost never right?  In today’s episode, the rounded rectangle tool comes in handy as we create our icon.  The rounded rectangle tool helps us create are shape and there are enough options available for us to be really specific. Sampling Colors Next we sample colors from

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How often do you use the rounded rectangle tool?  Almost never right?  In today’s episode, the rounded rectangle tool comes in handy as we create our icon.  The rounded rectangle tool helps us create are shape and there are enough options available for us to be really specific.

Sampling Colors

Next we sample colors from the actual iOS 8 app and use a gradient to color our rounded rectangle.

Logo and Finishing Touches

Next we place our logo right in the center of our shape using some alignment tools.  And to finish it all off we add a drop shadow, turn the background transparent, and save it out as a png file.

 

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Hola From Mexico! http://phlearn.com/playa-del-carmen-2015-aarons-vacation-photos http://phlearn.com/playa-del-carmen-2015-aarons-vacation-photos#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:43:38 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=95207 The post Hola From Mexico! appeared first on Phlearn.

Earlier this month, I went on vacation to Playa del Carmen in Mexico with my parents. For those of you who have never been to this part of the world, imagine a postcard of beautiful tropical beaches surrounded by jungle, coral reef, and Mayan Ruins. That would just about scrape the surface of how beautiful

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Earlier this month, I went on vacation to Playa del Carmen in Mexico with my parents.

For those of you who have never been to this part of the world, imagine a postcard of beautiful tropical beaches surrounded by jungle, coral reef, and Mayan Ruins. That would just about scrape the surface of how beautiful this place is.

As far as people go, you can’t do much better then those living in the Yucatán Peninsula. They possess a sense of honesty, humility and earnestness unlike any community I have lived in. I have a very special place in my heart for these people.

I was at a tequila bar in Mérida talking with a friend about Phlearn when all of the sudden the kid behind the bar spoke up and said, “Did I just hear you say you teach Photoshop?”

I said, “Yeah, I do. Check out Phlearn.com, we teach Photoshop for free.”

You should have seen the smile on this kid’s face. It turns out that he works at the bar to pay rent, but his real passion is design. He has already learned Java online, and now wants to learn Photoshop so he can become a designer.

Alejandro Gomez is a young man with a dream and a plan. In the next year, he will quit his bartending job and start taking jobs as a graphic artist and web designer.

For Alejandro’s life in Mexico, learning Photoshop could mean a HUGE pay increase and a higher standard of living.

We talked for a while about the employment opportunities in that part of the world. Most of the work is tough, manual labor but if you can speak English well, and have some computer skills, you can get a decent job.

Before leaving I made sure to get his email address so I could send him some free tutorials.

This encounter with Alejandro was one of the highlights of my trip for a few reasons. It reminded me of when I first started learning Photoshop and carved a career out of a passion. I saw the same passion in Alejandro’s eyes and it inspired me. It also reminded me how fortunate I am and how much has been given to me in the process of carving out a career. Being able to share a little of what I have the way others have shared with me was real honor.

Good luck to Alejandro and to everyone with a dream and a plan.

Enjoying a marquesita, if you are into eating street food, you can't do much better. It is essentially a thin, freshly baked waffle cone, covered in Nutela and sprinkled with  fancy Dutch cheese. I wonder where I got my sense of humor... I told my parents to act like they are "gangsta". Notice the spray painted car in the background. Me in a tree. This photo was taken just before I jumped off the branch into water below. I got legit scared halfway into my jump and screamed like a little girl. My dad was cool about it though, he didn't bring it up. My Dad and I are suiting up before jumping into the ocean for snorkeling. We are at Akumal, a beach know specially for its local sea turtle population. Swim for 5 minutes and you will be surrounded by friendly seaweed-eating turtles that are totally used to human interaction. These are the equivalent of rats in Chicago. As far as I can tell they won't mess with you if you don't mess with them. They probably eat weird dead things. Once you try a marquesita, you will want another immediately. Here we are for round 2. My mom is doing some aggressive haggling in the background. This "snow cone" is actually a coconut that has been skillfully chopped into this shape. With a GIANT knife known as a machete. We sprinkled chili powder, twisted a lime, and drank fresh coconut water. A troop of break dancers. They practice in the center of town every day. No cardboard by the way, they spin on their heads on bare concrete.

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Weekend Inspiration CXLII http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxlii http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxlii#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:00:21 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=94610 The post Weekend Inspiration CXLII appeared first on Phlearn.

Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 142nd Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 142nd Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 26 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

View end of post for information on how to get YOUR content featured in an edition of weekend inspiration

**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

Construction by Daisuke Inoue

Construction by Daisuke Inoue

Solar Eclipse, Manchester by Andrew Brooks Photography

Solar Eclipse, Manchester by Andrew Brooks Photography

Fashion NOT Fashion by Ken Hermann

Fashion NOT Fashion by Ken Hermann

Odd by Patrik Ross

Odd by Patrik Ross

Zla uczennica by Ashkan Honarvar and Magdalena Franczuk

Zla uczennica by Ashkan Honarvar and Magdalena Franczuk

Eva's Garden by Dolores Juhas

Eva’s Garden by Dolores Juhas

Dad Mom, Everything is alright, by Laure Fauvel

Dad Mom, Everything is alright, by Laure Fauvel

Aquage NAHA by Vault 49

Aquage NAHA by Vault 49

Eyes that tell stories singapore; Emmanuel Stroobant - Michelin Star chef by Jorg Sundermann

Eyes that tell stories singapore; Emmanuel Stroobant – Michelin Star chef by Jorg Sundermann

Tutte in fiore Glamour Italia by Sandrine Dulermo Michael Labica

Tutte in fiore Glamour Italia by Sandrine Dulermo Michael Labica

Stephane by Haze Kware

Stephane by Haze Kware

Eating Photography by Bradley Siefert

Eating Photography by Bradley Siefert

Desert ink by Jonathan May

Desert ink by Jonathan May

Casual Friday by Sebastian

Casual Friday by Sebastian

Portraits by Nafa | Anastasiya Pantsevich

Portraits by Nafa | Anastasiya Pantsevich

Be Kind Rewind by C_MC_FL

Be Kind Rewind by C_MC_FL

By Robert Prosser

By Robert Prosser

By Adam Lupton

By Adam Lupton

Catzilla by Ben Torode

Catzilla by Ben Torode

Holly by Jesse Herzog

Holly by Jesse Herzog

KING OF THE AIR CAPE TOWN by CUMBUGO

KING OF THE AIR CAPE TOWN by CUMBUGO

Puzzle Woman by Alessandra Montis

Puzzle Woman by Alessandra Montis

Last Woman on Planet Earth by Peter Zelei

Last Woman on Planet Earth by Peter Zelei

BEFOREAFTER post production (part 2) by Ashot Gevorkyan

BEFOREAFTER post production (part 2) by Ashot Gevorkyan

A Modern Cindarella by XalikotA Modern Cindarella by Xalikot

A Modern Cindarella by XalikotA Modern Cindarella by Xalikot

The withering ghosts by hadar ariel magar

The withering ghosts by hadar ariel magar

Thanks for checking out our 142nd Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have lots of themes coming up, so submit submit submit!
• Easter Weekend Inspiration – April 3
• GREEN Weekend Inspiration – April 17
• COLORS Weekend Inspiration – TBA
• BLUE Weekend Inspiration – TBA

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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