If you're designing a website but are uncomfortable slicing your interface up and reassembling it with CSS, or if you'd like to add easter-egg content to your site, then an image map might be a good option. And with Dreamweaver, the process is simple. In this two-part video t ...more
First, make sure that your image is hosted on a secure place online (such as your own Photobucket account). Then go to ImageMaps.com and use this free site to create your own image map that can now be added to your website.
This video is a quick lesson on how to make an image map for free without the software. You use image mapping if you are creating a website or you are a partner with http://youtube.com. From your PC or Mac you go to http://www.image-maps.com and that is where most of the free ...more
See how to use GIMP to generate a HTML image map in minutes. This mimics the slice function from Photoshop. Whether you're new to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU's popular free graphics editor, or a seasoned designer just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, y ...more
Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 to make your website can be an intimating challenge, but will give you really good looking sites if you learn to do it well. This tutorial features instructions on how to map images in the program, as well as use the Ap Div function, which used to b ...more
Once you have merged to HDR only half the work is done. The magic happens with Tone-Mapping. Learn how to use Photomatix Tone Mapping and Photoshop’s tools together for the best results. See how to use this tone mapping HDR workflow with Photomatix and Photoshop. Tone map HDR ...more
Who uses Yahoo! Image Search, you ask? Scientists apparently. A team of astronomers from NYU and Princeton recently scoured the service for photos of Comet Holmes, which came within spotting distance in 2007. They then used the images to create a 3D map of the comet's orbit. ...more
Though image maps have fallen out of favor in recent years, they can nevertheless be very convenient given the right set of circumstances. Learn how to create image map hot spots when working in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular WISYWIG HTML editor o ...more
Thanks to online music services like eMusic and iTunes, compact discs are becoming a far distant memory, turning local music shops around the country into desolate wastelands. The once mighty movie rental store Blockbuster is now bankrupt because of online streaming services l ...more
For me, the idea of a smartphone with internet access was overkill for a cell phone. Wasn't that what my computer was for? Do I really need immediate access to the web? Must I update my Facebook every hour, from the palm of my hand? Do I need turn-by-turn directions from Googl ...more
The last few months of WikiLeaks controversy has surely peaked your interest, but when viewing the WikiLeaks site, finding what you want is quite a hard task. Despite rumors of easy access via the Kindle and iTunes App Store, there currently is no way to view the leaked docum ...more
Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more
The Google Nexus S smartphone is finally here! Well… almost. Nexus S is the first smartphone based on the Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3) and will be available for purchase online and at Best Buy store locations everywhere, come December 16th, with T-Mobile service. Aah… just ...more
Getting used to your new Firefox 4 web browser? If so, you might have seen some improvements in the Location Bar. The updated features make browsing the web a cinch, so it's no wonder why more and more Internet junkies are calling it the Awesome Bar. It's faster and easier to ...more
You're lost. You're cold, thirsty— you're hungry. What if you're not much of a hunter? Maybe you're a gatherer. So, then you'll eat plants. But what if you eat something poisonous? What if you're allergic to it? Okay, so not many people will find themselves in a situati ...more
In this tip video, you'll see how to set the aspect ratio of a plane object to match that of the image mapped to it. This is important to prevent distortion in the mapped image. This knowledge will be helpful when using image planes for cutout trees and people, instanced image ...more
In this video tutorial brought to you by photoshopuniverse, you will learn how to apply mood lighting to images in Photoshop. This is achieved by applying an adjustment layer, called a gradient map, which allows you to adjust the color of the light in an image. You will learn ...more
This 3D software tutorial teaches you the power and simplicity of the group mask in modo 301. When you hear the term mask, you probably think of layer masks, but group masks are different and more complex. See how to use a single procedural, image or vertex map texture to modu ...more
Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows you the basics of setting up a project file, creating a scene, and rendering a final image in Cinema 4D. He also does a basic tutorial for post-production HDR lighting. Go here for the HDR map and C4D Project file: greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2 ...more
This Photoshop describes how to simulate the water reflection on scenery. First, create an image and add it to any photo. The added image should not contain water in them. The video shows displacement map to create the ripple effect. It is highly saturated and pure.
This video Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended tutorial will shows you how to create 3D objects from grayscale imagtes. Bring 2D images back to life with this new Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended technique for converting grayscale images into 3D objects. This instructional video will als ...more
Learn one very simple way, using the mask of the Black & White Gradient Map Adjustment layer in Photoshop to conceal or reveal parts of the image in color and other parts as a black and white version. Part 1 of 2 - How to Selectively colorize an image in Photoshop. Part 2 of ...more
So, you're addicted to that award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis, are ya? Well, then you probably know a bit about the Sandbox 2 level editor then, don't ya? Well, if you need to figure out how to make 1:1 scaled maps in Sandbox to go int ...more
Street View is a new feature of Google Maps that allows you to quickly and easily view and navigate high-resolution, 360 degree street level images of various cities in the US. See at: http://maps.google.com
This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more
See how to project an image onto an object with Object Mapping in Blender 2.49b. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well ...more
This video tutorial is about using Google Maps and the features in it. Google Maps help us to find the geography and even the traffic situations of a city. Google maps also provide a street view option that helps us to see how a place actually looks like from the ground. Neith ...more
Pelt mapping is the technique in 3D Studio MAX by which you can remove the "skin" from an image and stretch it out flat to work with it, like the pelt of a fox except that you can put it back on! This video will teach you how to use pelt mapping yourself in three parts. Part 1 ...more
Check out this CreativeCow video on creating extruded or 3D text using After Effects. This new video tutorial from Paul Ezzy shows you the basics of using BCC Extruded Text in Adobe After Effects. BCC Extruded Text belongs to the 3D Objects category of filters which is new to ...more
The mushroom cloud is one of the iconic images of the 20th century, calling to mind destruction, progress, and arguably the single most important event of the century. This video will show you how to create a 3D model of one using 3D Studio MAX 4 or higher. This can then be us ...more
Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has become the number one reference site on the web, used by anyone and everyone, written by anyone and everyone. With over 18 million collaboratively written articles, there's backgrounds and descriptions on practically everything—if it exi ...more
Starcraft 2, like it's predecessor before it, has a very robust level editor that allows you, the DIY modder, to create nearly any scenario within the bounds of the Starcraft 2 engine that you could imagine. We have compiled videos on how to do all sorts of fun things with it, ...more
This video shows how to download and use Google Earth. To download it, go to earth.google.com and click ‚ÄúDownload Google Earth‚Äù. 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
Using a simple trace trick, you can easily look up the IP address and its location for any website. This method uses a command line command to first find the IP address of a given website, and then uses a free online tool to get that IP's location. Don't Miss: Tips & Tricks f ...more
According to Amazon.com, Kindle was their best-selling item this year, which means many, if not all of you are playing with a brand new Kindle on Christmas Day. Of all of Amazon's Kindle models, the Kindle 3 (6") will be the most common eReader in everyone's hands, either the ...more
Tol Barad sounds pretty exotic, but really, what doesn't in World of WarCraft: Cataclysm? If you're a WoW: Cataclysm player and haven't heard of the Tol Barad zone yet, then what in the hell have you been doing? Letting a bot play your game? Maybe the WoW Glider? Tsk, tsk. W ...more
Killstreaks: Advantages and Disadvantages 3 Kills – Spy Plane: Advantages: This lets you see enemies on the radar in the upper left hand part of your screen. Though it is one of the lowest killstreaks, it is very beneficial and gives you a huge advantage. Disadvantages: It ca ...more
Destroy Black Ops Noobs First of all, these tips are great for any consoles that run Black Ops. Whether it be your Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, XBox 360 or your PC. Internet Connection Before you put the game in to your console, make sure that your internet connection is consist ...more
Learn how to apply a normal map image onto a plane and tweak the effect in Blender.
In this video you will learn how to add various links from Google Maps to an email. The first step you will need to accomplish is to find a section of map you wish to attach to an email. After you have the section of map in view you will see a copy link option at the top right ...more
Technology: The Less You Know the Better? I'm sure everyone is now aware of GPS technologies and tracking techniques these days, with the release of numerous documents (even lawsuits) on big name companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google. Yes, 2011 was a good year for eye-o ...more
When you use an image as a texture map, usually the object you are applying the texture to is larger than the image, so it gets mapped repeatedly onto the object. When this happens you get a "tiling" effect and that's not usually desired. This tutorial shows you how to create ...more
In this Bryce 5 video tutorial you will learn how to create footprints in sand. Learn how to use Photoshop to create footprints, and then import the image as image height map in Bryce 5. You will then be shown how to edit terrain, apply edits, and create footprints! Make sure ...more
This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create sepia toned images in the freeware GIMP. Learn four methods of applying a sepia tone inside GIMP: color balance, colorize, gradient map and solid color/color blend mode.
You can create some great image effects when you combine Google SketchUp with other graphics software such as Photoshop or Gimp. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the fog setting in SketchUp to create a depth map that you can use in Adobe Photoshop f ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a 3D shadow matte in 3ds Max. If you have a scene where you need a realistic looking background, you can trick doing this by using 3ds Max. First, go up to the rendering and go to environment. Add an environment map and then click on bi ...more
3D Studio Max is a powerful, but daunting tool for creating beautiful 3D art assets on the computer. This video will teach you how to use one powerful tool in the 3DSMax toolbox, the unwrap tool. Specifically, you will learn how to use it in pelt mapping using an axe as an exa ...more
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When it comes to graphing and comparing functions, the TI-83 graphing calculator is the end-all device for math and science students. But one of the most entertaining aspects of Texas Instruments' powerful algebraic and trigonometric calculator is not the equations themselves, ...more
Ever wonder what your brain looks like on video games? Below, Matt Richtel of the New York Times lies in a $3 million M.R.I. scanning tube while playing a simple driving game, as researchers sit by and observe the real-time images inside Richtel's brain. Why? To measure and m ...more
Make a Spark frame ripper We are going to make a spark frame ripper. A spark frame ripper is an animation engine. Open flash builder. Go to this website to download code: http://code.google.com/p/lv3d/downloads/list. Spark frame ripper lays out images sequentially and then it ...more
Learn how After Effects displacement maps can make your text or images appear on another surface. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its v ...more
Creating beautiful 3D images in Maya is easier than doing so by hand, but not by much! This video will teach you how to use Maya to create a normal map form a high poly geometry easily using the render pass feature that came out in Maya 2009.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to see high quality pictures of your own house. First, go to your web browser and click on Maps and Directions in the directory on the MSN website. Next, click on locations and type the address of your house or whatever place you want t ...more
This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use images to affect models in 3D Studio Max. Using the displacement modifier in 3ds Max we are able to use either image data or procedural texture maps to drive geometry in a design model. Modeling with images is a great way to model ...more
It's not actually a working telescope, but it is a cool model to show kids and Hubble image enthusiasts what the telescope actually looks like. Includes printable skins so the texture map looks like the actual satellite.
This week's 6-part series on Making Art on Your iOS Device comes to a close today with our last segment: a collection of useful apps for touring museums, galleries and street art. The apps below cover some of the world's greatest art meccas, so read on if you're planning an up ...more
This tutorial shows you how to take a 2-D image of a Persian rug and turn it into a fully 3-D staircase using the displacement mapper in Adobe After Effects. Displacement mapping is a versatile, helpful tool for any 3-D animator.
Dave shows you how to produce a glass three different ways in 3ds Max in the video tutorial. Put two panels away, then concentrating on sensor one press m on the keyboard to bring up the materials editor. On the material editor go to the first sphere, choosing a slight blue co ...more
Mama shows how to use and create custom Gradient Maps and linear burning to render a more dramatic image.