Artifacts

How To : Remove JPEG artifacts in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows how to remove JPEG Artifacts in photoshop. It's simple. Sometimes it happens that, you get the best picture which is related with your work, but unfortunately its low quality or small. If you zoom in a small picture it will pixilated. You will see some ...more

How To : Remove banding artifacts in After Effects

In this video, get some tips for Adobe After Effects. In this tutorial, Nick will show you how to remove banding artifacts in After Effects. Banding is something that happens when you upload your otherwise perfect graphics to the Internet. Use this method to ensure you keep a ...more

How To : The 4 Best Apps for Downloading Movies & TV Shows

Streaming movies and TV shows on phones is more popular today than ever, but what about when you're on a plane, have a limited data plan, or will be in a no-service area? You'll want to download your movies and TV shows instead. While Netflix is excellent, you can't rent or do ...more

News : Making Ordinary Objects Extraordinary

Kevin Van Aelst creates witty visual "one-liners" by recontextualizing everyday, ordinary objects. With a few simple tweaks, the viewer recognizes a roll of tape as the ocean or reads gummi worms as chromosomes or understands mitosis through the use of sweet, sugary donuts. F ...more

How To : Why You Should Study to Be a Hacker

Welcome back, my budding hackers! People often ask me, "Why are you training hackers? Isn't that illegal?" Although I usually give them a short version of this post, there are MANY reasons why YOU should be studying hacking. Before I begin, I want to re-emphasize to all of y ...more

How To : Unlock the secret level on LEGO Indiana Jones

This is a LEGO Indiana Jones walkthrough on how to unlock the secret level. What you basically need are most of the characters and at least one level in each chapter having 10/10 artifacts. You might not need all of the artifacts to play the Young Indy and Ancient City level, ...more

How To : Turn Your iPhone Photos into Digital Glitch Art

Find Hipstamatic too nostalgic? Instead of trying to emulate film from fuzzy bygone days, iPhone app Decim8 goes in a different direction—futuristic digital destruction. The $0.99 app creates digital artifacts, putting your photos through a glitchy blender and spewing out surp ...more

How To : Warp Time with the Flex Time Tool in Logic Pro 9

Learn how to use the Flex Time tool to alter the speed and timing of your tracks without altering their pitch or introducing nasty artifacts. This clip presents an overview of how to use it. Whether you're new to computer recording, new to the Apple Logic DAW (digital audio wo ...more

News : Flickr Images Corrupted by GlitchBot

The term glitch always seemed best suited for computer programs, video games and electronic equipment, where a slight irregularity in the device or system would create a temporary malfunction with annoying, sometimes even amazing unexpected results. Only the effect was never r ...more

Technology Begets Art : Google Earth Gets Trippy

Enter the warped geography of Clement Valla, a recent R.I.S.D. MFA graduate who fancies himself a sort of Google Earth preservationist. The artist's "Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges" series manipulates the software's alogrithmic mappings as an exploration of human/compute ...more

News : Print a 3D Model of Your Face Using Your iPhone

There are plenty of cutting edge apps out there, and endless innovations in the field of 3D printing. But to combine the two—and make it available to the common consumer—is unprecedented. Earlier this year, Georgia Tech researcher Grant Schindler created the world's first 3D ...more

Walkthrough DarkStar One : Broken Alliance on the Xbox 360

DarkStar One: Broken Alliance is an updated version of the space flight simulation video game DarkStar One (2006), and was made exclusively for the Xbox 360. It features updated graphics and presentation, making it the perfect space flight game for you wannabe astronauts. "In ...more

News : Why YOU Should Study Digital Forensics

As many of you know, I have been running a couple of series here on Null Byte about digital forensics called Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker and Digital Forensics Using Kali. Although many readers have seemed to enjoy these series, just as many seem to be pondering, ...more

How To : Make Marilyn Monroe's Secret Stuffing Recipe

"Chef" Marilyn isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the infamous blond bombshell. Yet a recipe featured in Fragments, a compendium of handwritten Marilyn artifacts, has led Marilyn-o-philes to believe the icon was in fact more domesticated than one may thi ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more

News : Hands-Free Steampunk Cell Phone Bracer

Need your hands free, but still want to use your cell phone? Tormented Artifacts has the solution for you, with their Communication Bracer. It's a custom-made leather bracer which fits standard smart phones and covers them with an easy-to-open leather flap so that you don't ha ...more

How To : Find Scordo the Bandit Chief in Risen

if you've been playing the game Risen and are having a hard time finding Scordo the Bandit Chief, this tutorial will help. It's really easy to find him after watching this tutorial. Once you've talked to him, he'll tell you the artifacts that he is interested in and after fin ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

How To : Repair DV footage with Adobe After Affects

DV video is prone to jaggy edges and compression artifacts. BCC 6 AE's new DV Fixer will greatly improve the look of your clip without sacrificing image detail or quality. Watch how it's done inside Adobe After Effects CS4. Creative Cow is a support community for digital vide ...more

Study : You'll Remember More by Photographing Less

Thanks to the steady increase in quality of smartphone cameras, it's easier than ever to take amazing photos or video without thinking twice. If you've been to a concert in the last five years, you undoubtedly know what I mean. But it turns out that using your camera as a new ...more

How To : Take care of your purse

Purses are an important part of any outfit but it can be difficult and expensive to keep replacing them. Take good care of your purse now and you won’t have to be shifting through the purse racks next department store sale. Proper storage and care for your purse will keep it ...more

News : So, Now What?

Fads, Fiascos and Good Stuff in FrontierVille This WeekThis is the first of what should, with luck, be a series of weekly columns.Fads firstIt’s St. Patrick’s Day in FrontierVille and it looks like staying that way for the foreseeable future, which will probably be about ten d ...more

How To : Clean up DV/HDV jaggies in Shake

n this video tutorial, Andrew Shanks demonstrates cleaning up DV/HDV chroma compression artifacts in Shake to allow for better keying. Clean up DV/HDV jaggies in Shake. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

News : Take it on

Take It On Many critics of Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) base their criticisms on the training methodology of the “old school.” Kata and pre-arranged partnered sets, they say, don’t prepare the trainee for anything “real.” The approach of TMA, they continue, is based on assu ...more

Compared : The 5 Best Reddit Apps for Android

Whether you've celebrated multiple cake days or you're just now getting your feet wet with Reddit, it's a rite of passage to choose your preferred smartphone client. Reddit's mobile site is pretty decent, but there's no better way to view "the front page of the internet" than ...more

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