Dark Skies

How To : Make a dark blue sky in Photoshop

Dislike the color of the sky in a certain digital photograph? Change it with Photoshop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents an ...more

How To : Design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash

In this tutorial, we learn how to design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash. Start out by picking the color for the green. Use different types of green, making a gradient so it transitions from a lighter to a darker color. After this, draw on the sky making it go from darker ...more

How To : Do keyframing color correction in Final Cut Pro

In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending ...more

How To : Make a skydome (skybox) with Unreal (UDK)

If you're playing around with the Unreal Developer Kit, one of the things you'll need to know is how to add sky to your outdoor maps. This used to be called creating a skybox, but in this tutorial it's called a skydome. Follow the steps in this excellent how to and see how to ...more

How To : Use Google Earth and explore the universe

This video shows how to download and use Google Earth. To download it, go to earth.google.com and click “Download Google Earth”. Then follow the directions according to where you want to save it, and it will automatically be installed. You will see an icon pop up on your d ...more

How To : Animate a 3D airplane in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create bluer skies in Photoshop

Do you want to fine-tune the color of the sky photos you have shot? In this video you will learn to create deep dark blue skies. Learn to utilize Quick Mask to perform the trick in Photoshop.

How To : Draw a pegasus, a fantasy horse with wings

This video shows us how to draw a Pegasus, a fantasy horse with wings. Firstly draw the parts of the Pegasus roughly using light shades starting of with head, body, limbs, tail and wings. Then darken the parts previously drawn using darker shades and then add the feathers to t ...more

How To : Photograph with infrared

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to photograph with infrared. Infrared photography is photography the infrared spectrum of light, rather the visible spectrum of light. The main effect are to turn the sky darker, smooth out skin and turn foliage white. Users will need ...more

How To : Draw daffodils

The first step is to draw the daffodil's outer parts carefully. The second step is to draw the circle shape for inner surface of flower. The third step is to draw the cubical surface for the flower outside. The fourth step is to draw the cylindrical and rectangular parts of fl ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/14 to 3/20)

This week, there's a lot going on in the skies above, with at least one event per day! There's also an equinox, which only occurs about twice a year! March 14: NASA will be launching five rockets to study the jet stream on the east coast- if you live there be sure to look for ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/7 to 3/13)

AON is moving to Wednesdays! There are lots of things going on this week in the skies above, so be sure to observe. As usual, there's a lot to see around Jupiter, with its moons eclipsing and transiting. Also, a star from the Virgo constellation will be in conjunction with our ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/21 to 2/27)

There's not much going on this week in the skies above, but there are a lot of conjunctions to take a peek at! And of course, there's the comet Garradd that's still showing its tail to us down here on Earth, so make sure to catch it before it's gone. The rest that's going on t ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (12/27 to 1/3)

This week's AON may be a little short, but the ones to come will be packed full with information. I am really hoping for the skies to clear so I can observe soon! Through March 2012—The Garradd comet is getting brighter! It will peak in February. Here's how to observe it! Jan ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (AON) Kickoff

Astronomy World will be posting a weekly blog post that informs fellow observers upcoming interesting events in the sky. These will include: Moon phases—It can be fun observing different phases of the moon (how much of the moon is dark). It is also fun observing the dark side ...more

How To : Draw a scary werewolf in the moonlight

In this video, we learn how to draw a scary werewolf in the moonlight. First, you will draw the outline for the face and the body. Give the werewolf a hunched back to make it appear more human-like. Then, draw the permanent outline over this, including additional details on th ...more

How To : See part of the Milky Way Galaxy

In this video, we learn how to see part of the Milky Way Galaxy with Chris. You will need to be in a dark place at night and have a compass with you as well. Since you are inside of the Milky Way Galaxy, you will be able to see it easily! It's so bright you are able to see it ...more

How To : Paint an ocean in your composition

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to paint an ocean in your composition from Angeline-Marie Martinez, a professional artist. She shows one of the ways of painting an ocean in this clip. Her canvas is already painted with a back ground of the sky on top and wat ...more

How To : Draw the moon

Drawingnow.com not only shows you how to draw the moon, but also shows what could be described as, drawing everything but the moon. Since your paper is white and so is the moon you will start off by drawing your circle and adding light shading in the bottom half of your moon. ...more

How To : Dodge and burn non-destructively in Photoshop

Yanik Chauvin demonstrates how to do Non Destructive Dodging (lighten) and burning (darken) of images using the tools in Photoshop. He shows the image of a man lying on earth with his camera. To start the work he wants to make a new layer which can be done in two ways either b ...more

How To : Mask & replace skies with Photoshop

Learn how to combine images with a mask in Adobe Photoshop by opening the same raw file twice and applying separate exposures. This technique is used to perhaps mask out the sky or the windows. Using the negative exposure making the initially over exposed sky black and the dar ...more

How To : Draw a landscape scenery

This video is a free drawing lesson on how to draw landscape scenery. • Draw a baseline or a horizontal line in the middle of the paper. • Across the baseline draw slope of 2 hills along the river bed and mark a line showing uplifted area on the upper portion of the paper abov ...more

How To : Apply a MAC makeup rainbow eye look

This how-to video shows a colorful rainbow look, for high drama or even just for cheer and kicks. Use these cosmetics or similar colors and textures for comparable results: MAC shade stick beige-ing, MAC pro pigments: true chartreuse, primary yellow, chrome yellow, genuine ora ...more

How To : Create a Sagittarius inspired eye look

This makeup tutorial teaches you how to apply makeup inspired by the astrological sign Sagittarius. The products used for this loook are Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Nude cream color base, Urban Decay Peace eyeshadow on inner lid, MAC Sea & Sky Mineralized eyeshadow: dark b ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/28 to 4/3)

Grab your binoculars and telescopes, because there's a lot going on in the night skies this week. The usually dim Little Dipper will appear brighter as it moves to the right of Polaris, creating a cool effect with the Big Dipper. There's also a first-quarter moon and a really ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/17 to 1/24)

Remember—winter is the perfect time to observe! There are a lot of events going on this week, so pull out that observing chair. Here they are: The Garradd comet is still in the sky and is approaching its peak. Here's how to observe it! January 17: The moon is at its perigee o ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/9 to 1/16)

This week's AON has lots of conjunctions—be sure to observe them! Here it is: The Garradd comet is still in the sky! Here's how to observe it! January 9th: full moon January 10th: Ganymede and Europa transits in North America January 13th: Venus-Moon conjunction January 14th: ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (12/13 to 12/19)

This week's AON is pretty short, but there are also lots of clouds because it is winter. However, that just makes the few days of open sky way more valuable! Remember, the Geminid Meteor shower is going on until the 16th. Here is my article on the shower! Also, you can obser ...more

How To : Shoot Day for Night

Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com Those 3 Words We Love to Hear, Day for Night (DFN). What better three words could a director ask to hear? No huge generators, no freezing temperatures, no vampire-style living... what's not to love? Are you perplexed? Well, long ago, ...more

How To : Create a Winter Wonderland makeup look

Tired of run-of-the-mill makeup? This eye-catching Winter Wonderland look is great for pageants, dance recitals, or for the truly brave, just for day wear. The cosmetic products used to create this look are N.Y.C Yellow Concealer, Clinique Super Powder Double Face Make Up # 10 ...more

Ni no Kuni (Another World) : From Studio Ghibli

Ni no Kuni is a gorgeous hand drawn and animated game coming to the PS3 and Nintendo DS. The story is about Oliver, a 13 year old who has lost his mother. Wishing for her to come back, a magical toy tells him that this might be possible and they set off on a journey in a paral ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/3 to 1/10)

There are a lot of events going on this week! As I mentioned last week, there will be new features from now on. Check them out in the info section below! Until March, 2012—The Garradd comet is becoming brighter in the sky. It peaks in Febuary! Be sure to observe it—here's how ...more

News : Poem of the Day

Undercover Crow -Sage I sit in a dim black bench Outside prison walls Sharing my last piece of bread With a flock of pigeons Fighting for crumbs. All these pigeons look identical, Grey feathers and bright red toes, All except one, a pigeon with a zipper on its back. H ...more

News : 100 Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes

Movies spoiled The Crying Game- The chick's a dudeBlair Witch ProjectReservoir Dogs- Tim Roth is a CopA Beautiful Mind- Ed Harris and Paul Bettany are Russel Crowe's imaginary friendsSixth sense- Bruce Willis dead whole filmUnbreakable- Samuel L Jackson staged all the catastr ...more

News : Pacific Shark News Reports

The Pacific Shark Research Committee is the sole spot to find ALL shark sightings in SoCal. They're incredibly diligent about indexing all the activity. It's kind of nerve wracking that my two favorite spots: Sunset and San O are the most popular for white shark sightings, bu ...more

How To : Replace a sky in Photoshop

Photoshop is the perfect program to use when you want to make adjustments to photos you have taken. You can really make a sky pop in any of your pictures by using Photoshop to manipulate the color by following this tutorial. Step 1 Open both the image which needs a new sky a ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

How To : Prepare a storm shelter

Depending on where you live, you will have to prepare for the hazards from different types of natural disasters. You can sleep easy if you have a secure location, stalked with food and supplied you might need if there is an emergency. Don’t panic when the skies turn dark – th ...more

News : The 7 Best Weather Apps for Android & iPhone

Checking the weather ranks among the most mundane but essential tasks you can do on your smartphone. Thankfully, both the iOS App Store and Google Play are loaded with weather apps that add some much needed spice to this daily routine, giving you less of a reason to be caught ...more

News : 10 Awesome (& Free) Dark Themes for Your Galaxy S9

One of the best features on the Galaxy S9 is the ability to quickly apply new themes from the Samsung theme store. A number of the available themes are available at no cost. If you pick the right dark theme, you might even be able to save some battery life over the course of y ...more

News : Top 5 Extraordinary Types of Stars!

There is many different types of stars in the universe. Majority of them are red dwarf stars. However, there are plenty of stars like ordinary stars (like our sun), red giants, blue stars and etc. Furthermore, when you look in the night sky, we see a lot of small and bright st ...more

How To : Take Better Fireworks Photos with Your iPhone

The default Camera app on your iPhone can take some pretty incredible photos during the day, and newer iPhones can even make nighttime shots look good, but you can't just point and shoot if you want to capture some pretty spectacular fireworks photos on July 4th, New Year's Ev ...more

News : 100+ Apps Android Users Need on Their Phones in 2018

Whether you're new to Android or you just haven't kept up on the app scene lately, we hand-picked over one hundred essential apps that are all designed to improve your experience. From custom launchers and icon packs to weather apps and file explorers, there's something for ev ...more

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