Making Complex Selections in Photoshop {link}

When it comes to Photoshop, making complex selections is critical for good manipulations.  Making these selections has become seriously easier with the ever evolving Photoshop tools but you still need to know what you doing. So I have found this quick and easy tutorial  to show you how to do those impossible selections. Follow the link below.

Making Complex Selections in Photoshop – DesignFestival » For Web Design Trends | Inspiration | Design Theory | Colors | Web Fonts | UX | Photoshop | Tutorials and more – StumbleUpon.

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Forced Perspective Photography

Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. We designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything around, and this collection can fulfills your Forced Perspective Photography Inspiration related needs as the creativity in shooting photos is somewhat hot trend now days. Enjoy!instantShift - Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

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Incredible package designs

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Will a product’s unique packaging catch your attention and finally make you to buy it? Honestly I’m a person easily caught by interesting packaging designs, especially when they’re as attractive as these ones listed here. Collected from the world, these designs have successfully perfected a product’s image, beat off other products and left the consumers a deep impression. Hopefully we may come up with more interesting ones after we’ve gone through with the 13 designs below.

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Imagine Pot Was Legal. How Would You Brand It?

Print Magazine asked four designers to imagine what a legal pot package might look like. Here’s what they produced.

Woeful state budgets have relit the long-burning debate about pot legalization—couldn’t California rescue itself by making weed legal, then taxing it? Meanwhile, more than 40% of Americans now favor legalization–which is the highest portion since the 1980s; Nate Silver, at FiveThirtyEight, has watched the trends and estimates that popular support will become overwhelming in 15 years time.

So Print, the hoary graphic-design magazine, posed a challenge to four top designers: How should the package of legal weed actually look? Each of them took a radically different approach.

Lust, a graphic design practice in Amsterdam, tackled the controversy of the product head-on—albeit in a very dry, very arch manner. They opted to cover the package in infographics about weed, and its effects–which they claim would create an anti-brand brand, and also, presumably, turn the product into something more neutral than the demon weed. The only stoner reference is the Jamaican & Rastafarian color themse:

pot branding

 pot branding

The New York office of Base worked with its branches in Europe, to create a goofy nod towards weed’s illegal past, with containers made from repurposed packaging from other brands–in other words, a reference to the stash boxes ubitquitous in dorm rooms all over the country:

pot packaging

Strømme Throndsen, an Olso firm that won the 2009 Award for Design Excellence for its flour packaging, produced the design strategy most likely to make it to the real world: Their packaging concept is modular, with a big box containing smaller packages, so that the user need only take whatever they need with them. Inside, the invididual cases could be branded to suit different demographics–which, by the looks of it, would include a red-eyed Apple designer and Paris Hilton:

pot branding

pot branding

pot branding

The Heads of State, a Philadelphia duo comprising Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers, wanted to stick with the illicit connotations of the drug–pointing out that to eliminate that bad-boy rep is to do a disservice to the product (and it’s various brand connotations). So they kept the whole “bag of weed” concept, and branded the various strains with goofy stickers:

bigheads pot packaging

Read more about all the entries at Print, which just relaunched its Web site today.

10 brilliant and not so brilliant billboard adverts

Why do Advertising executives think that a blurry photo of five 30 foot horses on the side of the road is going to make me drink beer? Or why do they think that I’d even attempt to remember the phone number of a fat greasy lawyer while I’m attempting to simultaneously finish my crossword puzzle puzzle, eat a waffle, and change from 4th to 5th?

Due to the abundance of bad roadside ads, I typically admire cool, funny, or just amazingly creative billboards while driving. Below are my choices for top 10 real billboard advertisements:

10. Bic ad:

3d bic ad
Apparently located in England. However, this is the only one of the ten that I can’t independantly confirm as being real (if you’ve seen it, let me know where). Picturevia

9. Moving and storage ad:

Doll collection freaks people out
I saw a few of these in New York last time I was there. At the time, I thought it would have been much funnier if the adjacent billboard read: “Why store your doll collection? There’s plenty of freaky people on eBay!” Picture via Billboardom

8. Max Factor mascara:

Max Factor Crying Billboard
This cool billboard changes from an attractive model to a make-up nightmare when it rains. Not sure how this is supposed to help sell more mascara though. Picture via Frederik Samuel

7. Sign from God:

Sign from God
Funny and a clever play on words – definitely more amusing than the other dozen or so “Billboards from God” dotting our highways. Picture via

6. Ikea – The page cannot be displayed:

Ikea page cannot be displayed
This electronic billboard was supposed to be showing a real advertisement, but it looks like Windows (or their network) pooped out. While almost certainly not intentional, something tells me this would make a great ad for a Microsoft competitor. Picture via

5. Gain – Irresistible Scent:

Gain - irresistable scent
3d billboard ads are popping up everywhere, particularly in big cities. This is one of my favorites, probably because it’s the first laundry detergent ad that was both effective and made me laugh. Picture via

4. Ford Mustang Blurred Motion:

Blurred Screen Billboard
This simple Ford Mustang billboard isn’t painted – it was actually created using a special type of semi-transparent material that blurs the scene behind it to make it look like you’re moving really fast, regardless of weather. UPDATE: looks like this was just a concept by Ian Hart, would have been a great ad though.

3. Nike 10k in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nike 10K
Another new trend is interactive billboards. In this ground level billboard, passersby can walk or run on the enclosed treadmill. For every kilometer run, Nike will donate a certain amount to UNICEF. Picture via Briefblog

2. Massive 3d Adidas goalkeeper:

Adidas Ad - Oliver Kahn
To make sure they weren’t upstaged by Nike or other rivals, Adidas constructed this massive 3d advertisement at the Munich airport for the 2006 World Cup. Defining this as a billboard may be a stretch, but it was too cool not to include. Picture via

1. Summer 2006 Cartoon Network:

Comedy Central Ad Campaign
These funny ads showed up in the summer of 2006 all over the country. Most people had no idea what they meant, and the uncertainty heightened the buzz. After a few weeks, The Cartoon Network revealed characters on each ad (bottom right panel). Pictures via Andy littleherehere, and here

And finally, here’s one that was just taken today … it didn’t quite make my top ten, but I thought it was pretty funny:

Plenty of room for God's creatures

Original post: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7XBu8k/www.saynotocrack.com/index.php/2007/01/15/top-10-billboard-advertisements/

20 Craziest Car Doors

Interesting, bizarre, awe-some, and whacky are the words that come to mind when human creativity is analyzed. Automobile is not only a very innovative and helpful discovery, but its also a platform for displaying the extreme capabilities of human imagination. Following are 20 cars featured, some seem to be from outer space, some seem straight from some sci-fi movie, some are even vintage and the main feature in spotlight is that they all have different styled doors for entry! Yes, even in ancient time the human fascination was caught by cars and they displayed some of the most out of the mind ways of making car entry or doors to be precise! Have a tour and enjoy the sight of bizarre entries!

Bertone Pandion

At the Geneva show 2010, One got to see one of the weirdest looking extremely large doors of Bertone`s pandion. This car exhibited, with Alfa romeo badges, huge doors with big rear -hinged scissor items, which extended the length of the car quite a bit more.

BMW Z1

When BMW launched its Z1 in 1989, it shed its image of not experimenting too much with its model. The doors which can move down into the tall sills, BMW gave its car doors a new meaning which was inspired by classic roadsters with sidescreens.As this feature cannot be found out in many cars, one can drive the car with the doors down also.

Bond Bug

Entry in this 1970 manufactured stylish car was quite stylish for its users as the whole roof top moved forward and one can also get in by elevating the side screens as the entry was made even easier and stylish.

Ford Evos

This highly illogical yet eccentrically attractive design which has quadruple scissor gullwings ,stands no chance to be re -manufactured but the company has not ruled out the possibility of remaking it with much more conventional doors.

Futura

It is one of the few cars one can get in from the front by opening the windscreen up to the side and scramble in as the amazingly stylish UK sports car manufactured in 1971 has the design which no other car can claim of.

Holden Hurricane

The GM car, manufactured in 1969, has a different concept as it comprises of an electric canopy which moves forwards for entry and at the same time it takes the steering along with it which is quite different from most of its conventional brands.

Isetta

This design had just one door in front which allowed its passengers to enter and exit in the car by sliding up and away respectively. It set the new trend and was quite a hit among car lovers which was manufactured was BMW. Another different style from the conventional car makers.

Koenigsegg Agera

Swedish supercar supremo Koenigsegg has a remarkable door system, which opens towards the outside, it then swivels. This car has the design which will stop you parking next to kerbs. Koenigsegg calls it ‘dihedral synchro-helix’ but the ‘raptor’ door suits it more.

Loremo

Loremo with its oddest two-door 2+2 takes the front passengers in by tipping the front of the car forwards and rear-facing passengers get in through the rear hatchback. This car has covered the market because of its stylish cum comfort doors.

Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan

The Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan was a ‘safety’ car with a single rear door that makes it one of the strangest cars ever made. Opening it up took part of the roof with it and revealed a staircase to climb up into it. Therefore, it is also known as super car.

Murray T25

Murray T25 is the latest project of Gordon Murray’s, the Legendary McLaren designer. It has an entry system with a single door in the front that opens upwards and makes getting into car in tight parking spots much easier.

Nova

British designer Richard Oakes has designed a car with a canopy that rose up and forwards on struts. Nova is known for its beauty, since 1970. And now the new concept car has also gained a lot of popularity due to its stylish entry system.

Peugeot 1007

Peugeot 1007 was a car with one of the finest entry system with only sliding doors. It has two electric doors on both sides that slide back for entry. It was a good car but not for cold morning when the electric motor took time to wake up.

Peugeot EX1

In this new concept car, Peugeot EX1 entry system is very strange as each of the rear-hinged doors contains a seat that opens up as one piece. So, when you will be seated your legs automatically stick out horizontally forwards.

Peugeot Moovie

Portuguese stylist, André Costa designed the Moovie in 2005. Peugeot’s Moovie was taken around many auto shows to display its odd concept. The Moovie featured circular ‘swivel’ doors which rotate and slide along the side of the car for entrance.

Probe

Dennis Adams, styled the Marcos sports car – went way off in making the Probe as low off the ground as possible. The only way of getting the car was figured out by the roof! The roof slides back, then you step in through the top of the car straight in to it. Stanley Kubrick featured the Probe in his movie Clockwork Orange, as it really impressed him.

Sbarro Two For One

The 2011 Geneva Show saw the Swidd desinger Franco Sbarro surpassing himself yet again with the new Two-For-One Concept Car. The roof is Jetsons-style and seems to be made of a recycled Perspex telephone kiosk. The rear half of it rotates forward to get you in.

Smart Cross blade

The beach buggies from the 1960s just landed in again! The Smart was reinvented form of it with its daft Cross blade in 2002. For entrance, merely a bar was fitted that hinged upwards and what it really protected was never clear as such. So there was practically no door!

Yo-Concept

Russian company Yo-Auto has a very bizarre Yo-Concept. Sighted at the 2011 Frankfurt show, The Yo-concept’s doors slide back like a bird spreads its wings. Quite interesting and stylish it is, especially for the rest of the style of the body of the car.

Vauxhall EN-V

Future movie theatre seat or car? It is indeed a strange vision of transport facility of 2030. As for the entry, the whole top of the car pivots up, and the car sort of leans forward to help you step in and out. Might sounds alienistic but Vauxhall is seriously planning to put this in to production and make it a reality amongst automobile crowd.

Original post from AutoMobile India

Booze smuggling 101

Concert Scene

So, got tickets to an upcoming concert or festival? Awesome!

What’s decidedly not awesome, is the price of alcohol at these events. Let’s face it, these are times of economic hardship! It’s pratically un-American to charge such exorbitant prices for booze. $12 for a Jack and Coke? Really??

Thankfully, as long as venues have been overcharging for liquor, the best and brightest have been coming up with ingenious methods of sneaking booze into them. Here are nine of the best.

    • Your Body: The oldest and simplest way to sneak booze into a venue? Easy just show up already smashed. While this may be the worst method in terms of sustaining your buzz throughout the show, it’s the least likely to get you thrown out. Just remember to hold it together long enough to get through security.
    • A Flask: When and how did flasks go out of fashion? Seems like the gentlemen of yesteryear always had a tasty nip of bourbon at the ready in a trusty flask. Truth is, flasks are still a great option for smuggling in booze. If you’ve got a metal six or eight ouncer try hiding it in your boots. Ever seen security make someone take off their shoes? Exactly. If you aren’t wearing boots or are afraid of metal detectors, grab aflexible flask and tuck it near your unmentionables. Trust me, Bubba ain’t patting you down there. Plus others will be less likely to ask for a sip.
    • The Beer Belly: One of the more modern breakthroughs in booze smuggling, the Beer Belly, is a great option. Upside: it’s got a hose for easy dispensing that doesn’t require you to sneak into a bathroom to add booze to your drink. It also holds a whopping 80 ounces of your favorite beverage. Downside: your potbelly won’t exactly drive the babes wild.
    • The Wine Rack: Ladies I didn’t forget about you. Now granted you can probably just go to the nearest male security guard, flirt a little, and walk straight in with two handles of vodka but what’s the fun in that? For something a little more covert, try the Wine Rack, a bra that works like the Beer Belly. Not only do you get 25 ounces of your favorite drink, but you’ll also be turning plenty of heads with your artificially augmented ladies.
    • Barnoculars: This is my favorite in terms of creativity and overall brilliance through simplicity, Barnoculars. They may look like binoculars, but the only thing they’ll have you seeing is double. That’s because each “lens” is a chamber that can hold eight ounces. Which by my calculation is a whole pint of liquor! These separate chambers also mean you can easily smuggle in more than one type of booze. Excellent for couples who have a hard time deciding on just one.
      • Water Bottles:
           If the venue or event your attending allows water bottles to be brought in, there are a couple of ways to take advantage of this. But make sure you leave the tamper evident cap in tact. Here is how that is done. It’s kind of complicated but worth it. First pick up a syringe at your local drugstore. Take an unopened water bottle and poke a whole through the bottom. Drain the water and use the syringe to refill it. Use a dab of hot glue to seal the mini hole. Yes, this takes a long time, but how dedicated are you to not paying a ton to get liquored up? You can also fill a water bottle and just glue the cap back in place. Depends how James Bond you feel that day.
        • Snack Time:
        • If the venue you are going to allows snacks you can sneak in liquor through your snacks. Take a syringe and pump those oranges, grapes, and strawberries full of booze. This will take some testing to get right. You can also make a vodka melon and slice it up to bring into the show.

        • Buried Treasure: This method is the most awesome, but really only practical if you’re doing an overnight camping thing where they check your car etc. A few weeks before the event, scout out where the show, parking, and camping areas will be. It should be pretty easy to figure out. Now here is where it get’s awesome. Find an out of the way spot and get digging. Place your contraband in the hole and cover very well. Make damn sure you remember where you buried your treasure. I personally like to draw a little treasure map. Show up the day of the show, find your stash, dig it up, and enjoy the spoils of your treasure hunt. Bonus points if you dress like a pirate and bury the booze in a chest.