Yahoo! Smush.it is a famous tool for web designers. It’s often considered as the best image optimization tool, but it has some limitations. One of the promising open source alternative is Trimage Image Compressor. Continue reading “Trimage vs Smush.it: Test Result” »
Using image-based lighting (IBL) rendering technique you can easily achieve pretty good realistic render results with very little settings. There is no need to use lamps to light the scene, you just need to have a good high dynamic range (HDR) image. Glossy and glass materials usually will look convincing using image-based lighting rendering technique. Continue reading “Blender Cycles Image-Based Lighting Using HDRi” »
Blender 2.64 has released on October 2012, one of the great thing to know is cube projection mapping now is back in Cyles Render Engine. Cube projection mapping (also called as box projection mapping) is a simple image texturing method which is very useful for architectural rendering.
I have tried many free and open source CAD programs, no one is good enough to be AutoCAD alternative. I found LibreCAD, the relative new 2D CAD software which has good potential, it’s already have many CAD essential features.
I occasionally will create some videos and share them with my friends as DVD videos, to do it I need a DVD authoring tool. Sony DVD Architect Studio, Roxio MyDVD VideoLab and Corel DVD MovieFactory are some of the best commercial DVD authoring software. But because I create videos not for money, I’d rather choose not to spend money for it. I found DVDStyler, it’s a great free DVD authoring tool I’ve ever used. Continue reading “Review: Why I use DVDStyler for DVD Video Creation” »
Blender 2.62 has released on February 2012, one the great thing is the Cycles Render Engine were added with a number of new features. But unfortunately, the Cycles engine on Blender 2.62 still doesn’t have cube projection mapping. With a bit work, we can achieve the result using some flat projections.
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Clip arts are images such as illustrations, borders, backgrounds that created by hand or by computer software. The term originated through the practice of physically cutting images from pre-existing printed works for use in other publishing projects.
Finding a clip art from the web is easy, but not all of them are reusable, they are copyrighted. This page has a list of websites that offer public domain clip arts free for any personal or commercial use.
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This object border is similar to Stroke Style Layer Effect in Photoshop. This simple effect is useful to make the object look cuter or to emphasize the object. It is also commonly used on texts to make them more readable.
Although this object border effect can be created easily in GIMP using Add Border plug-in, you won’t get good results. That’s why I write this step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to create an object border manually using GIMP. Continue reading “Create an Object Border Using GIMP” »
GIMP Plugin Registry is the largest known source of GIMP plug-ins where users can browse, download, comment and read useful tips related to GIMP. If you’re a GIMP user then you should not miss this site where you can find some useful plug-ins to power up your GIMP. Continue reading “Power Up Your GIMP with Additional Plugins” »
What is Red Eye Effect?
Red eye effect in photography is the common appearance of red pupils of eyes that occurs when using a photographic flash. The color actually is the color of blood vessels nourishing the eye. Any bright light source may also cause this effect but only when it is positioned nearly coincidentally with the observer. This however is very difficult. Continue reading “Fix Red Eye using GIMP” »