Take awesome myspace/facebook profile pics, follow this short guide to taking photos that look like they've been photoshopped without even touching the photo itself.
If you're looking for ideas for creepy decorations to make for your next Halloween party, or just want to have a little fun, you can use papier mache, cardbord paper, a little foil and some paint to create a surreal cartoon hand. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make a surreal paper mache ...more
Want to add cool effects to your photos without using expensive equipment? Photographer Laina Briedis created these gorgeous shots by stacking 35mm negatives of starry or cloudy skies on top of photos of people to give them a surreal, dreamlike effect. There are a few ways to ...more
"A Day in PARIS" is a dreamy short by filmmaker Benoît Millot, shot on the Canon 7D Mark I. The footage looks truly fantastic. Pretty old news by now, but I'm still amazed how pro you can go with a $1500 consumer camera. Enjoy.
Lens: Salvador 84, Film: DreamCanvas, Flash: off
In iOS, Apple provides a few live wallpapers that you can use for the background on your iPhone's lock screen, but these animated options are just wavy color shifts and ink-in-water effects. To really customize your lock screen, you can use a Live Photo for your wallpaper. If ...more
While Live Photos has been a fun addition to iOS ever since the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, there hasn't been much practical use for Apple's moving images so far. But it looks like things are changing in iOS 11 with new, advanced features such as long exposure effects that make a D ...more
Minecraft has been out nearly two years now. Hard to believe, isn't it? Fans of the game have been spoiled with a lot of new content over that span from its creator Notch, as well as its modders. A couple months ago, Notch tortured the Minecraft community by tweeting some scre ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
Smartphones and tablets have become so powerful in recent years that they're now approaching PCs and game consoles in terms of gameplay and graphics. Thanks to sharper and more responsive touchscreens along with powerful processors, iOS and Android devices like the OnePlus 5 h ...more
In this Ovation TV original special, acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson shares with us his insight into his photographic techniques. Like a film, he uses a lot of production, a lot of lighting, a lot of set design. He is an American photographer best known for elaborately ...more
David Talley, a 19-year-old fine art photographer, has been widely praised for his surreal self-portraits. Many of them take hours to set up and shoot, and even more time to post-process through Photoshop or any other photo editing program. Well, now you can amaze (and confus ...more
In a previous article where I suggested 104 photographers to follow on Google+, I received a lot of criticism because over 90% of the listed photographers were men. While women are currently not a majority on Google+, they are a definite presence, and they are active. Today, I ...more
In this tutorial you will learn how to take a high resolution background image and increase the color intensity and give it a surreal effect using Photoshop CS2.
Stewart Butterfileld is one of the last great old-fashioned tech billionaires. He founded Flickr, and then sold the company to Yahoo! for a stupendous amount of money in 2005. Like Mark Cuban and others before him, he was left wondering what to do with the rest of his long and ...more
This video demonstrates painting a surreal fantasy space scene with spray paint. It also focuses on spray casso, a wet on wet spray painting technique, and explains it in depth in this video tutorial.
The visual beauty of images on Google+ means that it's not just a great place for photographers to shine, but also serves as a befitting promotional space for web comic artists. Below, 7 talented individuals who have utilized the Google+ platform. +Ryan Estrada - Google+ Tuto ...more
The beauty of Android is that nearly everything can be customized. But sometimes, we get so caught up in tweaking functionality and other minutiae that one of the most important interfaces gets neglected—the home screen wallpaper. Well, developer Gianluca Spadazzi has come up ...more
Ever notice the dreamy quality of a British sitcom? How about the "shellshock" look used in war movies? And we're all familiar with the look of an amateur home video, which can be...surreal. Believe it or not, these effects are created in the camera's shutter speed, and very r ...more
We expect everyone and their mother to dress up as a vampire this Halloween, so why not stand out from the crowd by donning a costume that's pretty rather than scary and creepy? Bring pretty back by dressing up as Mother Earth or a nymph/fairy. Take a look at this makeup tuto ...more
"Mind Your Step" is a gargantuan street illusion staged in Stockholm's most public square, Sergels torg. Created by artist Erik Johansson, the illusion will be up until June 12th, so swing by if you happen to be in Sweden. Erik has documented his entire creative process here, ...more
While there are tools online that let you turn photos into interesting emoji art, and mobile apps that let you create emoji mosaics, none do it better than an iPhone app by second verse, which makes it a super easy, highly customizable process. Fotomoji, introduced last Febru ...more
If you're not familiar with the animations of Jan Švankmajer, you're in for quite a trip. The Czech artist and filmmaker is known for his metaphorical, captivatingly surreal stop-motion and claymation films, and is God to many (including talents such as Tim Burton, Terry Gilli ...more
Puzzle games are great at giving your brain a workout while keeping things fun and killing time. They stimulate your noggin as you strategize and plan your next move, whether it's to keep your character from getting killed, or to get that special item to finally complete your ...more
In many ways, we center a large portion of our lives around festivals. They provide us days off from work, allow us time to be content with our families and loved ones, and a give us a chance to eat as much as we want without Aunt Carol saying something about our necks (it's t ...more
Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a ...more
I took this photo in Iceland at Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000 year old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. The famous spot provides the setting for Jules Vernes' fictional A Journey to the Center of the Earth, in which the characters find a passage leading to the cen ...more
A little early for Halloween, Instructables user faridbayan88's glowing fingers seem to somehow belong in a Daft Punk video. Whatever direction you decide to take the project, the effect is spooky and surreal. Learn how to do-it-yourself.
The Funny Thing About Dying - A Story of Coping With Loss I remember once as a kid someone fake-punched me in the nose. This older kid hauled off with his fist and pulled the punch just shy of ruining some great and prominent Italian cartilage in the making. Somehow I stood ...more
Visitors to the Unity booth at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco will get a special augmented reality treat courtesy of Magic Leap and Weta Workshop. On Monday, after alluding to the reveal in a blog post last week, Magic Leap revealed Grordbattle, a multiplayer ...more
GO BANANAS in collaboration with Transhuman Collective presents Mumbai in spectacular Augmented Reality. The visitors at the MCHI Property Show 2013 had a blast while experiencing different elements of Mumbai in this surreal zone. They travelled inside future Mumbai, took bles ...more
Andrea Lowell from VH1 Surreal Life, makes a delicious drink, called a pineapple cocktail. A pineapple cocktail is best to drink on a warm summer's day while lying in a hammock.
Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this (17-minute) official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to do each o ...more
If you're lucky enough to have snow outside your front door right now, then you know how beautiful it can be to just take a walk around the neighborhood, watching as the soft snow glistens quietly. Mimic that same surreal magic by creating a makeup look inspired by snow. Chec ...more
(Note: I am taking a chance. These Youtube embeds have been so tempermental since the Pakistan routing problem. Try hitting refresh if the video does not play through.) Ok. The exhibitionism of Youtube is remarkable. Add to that an iconoclastic tutorial category, like Hula Ho ...more
Enter the dark and surreal world of Cyborg Virus. Use your hook-shot and electrifying abilities to defeat cybernetic viruses at the molecular level! Also features an online high score board. Do you have what it takes to defeat the main virus and save humanity?
Shorts, learning from your audience and the fundamental plausibility of being hustled in the desert Mike Clattenburg, creator of Trailer Park Boys and Afghan Luke, was kind enough to talk to us from Nova Scotia, where he was hard at work in preproduction, about Crackin’ Down H ...more
I took my son to Bocas. Because of the airline schedules we had to stop in Panama City, which is a somewhat sad place. With casinos and all the attendant vice. But arriving in Bocas was like entering a different world altogether. Bright Caribbean pastel colors. No road s ...more
Here is the teaser movie trailer for "Rango" featuring the voice of Johnny Depp. Looks surreal.