2015 New Year’s Resolution to Organize Your Photos in 4 Easy Steps

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On the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions made on the eve of 2014, getting organized came in second (losing weight was number one… no shocker there!) and of those who made said resolution less than half were still committed to it after 6 months and only 8% actually fulfilled their goal. These numbers …

Dos and Don’ts of Lenticular Photo Selection

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There’s nothing like a photo that beautifully captures a moment in time, which is why I consider photography as an art form quite different from painting, sculpting, drawing and any other hands on creative process that I’ve practiced. I must admit, I didn’t do well in my photography class, if I’m to be totally honest: …

The Lenticular Process Using SnapilyPro

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A few months ago we received a letter from one of our (satisfied) SnapilyPro costumers, Heath Freeland. Heath is an animation and VFX teacher who was kind enough to share his insights into the process of creating a lenticular image. This article was originally written for Heath’s students, but he felt it would be helpful …

How to Personalize a Thank You Note

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You may think those good’ol thank you cards your mom used to make you write out after your birthday party are passé , but the truth is that being grateful is never out of style and manners can never be vetoed by technology! In fact our personalized 3D Photo Cards are one of our hottest …

A 3D Printing Tutorial from SnapilyPro

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This is a quick 3D tutorial for anyone using the SnapilyPro 3D printing software platform. It’s totally recommended to review the guidelines that will automatically appear (as a pop up) on the screen on SnapilyPro when you click on the workflow you want to use. In this case, the “3D Image Sequence.” With this video and …

An Intro to 3D Features in Photoshop CS6

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The tutorial below is a perfect introduction to the most important tools in Photoshop for 3D. This video from psdtuts features Steve Caplin explaining new features and major changes, for example: Elimination of 3D Move Tool in favor of Standard Move Tool The 3D Panel of CS6 vs. CS5 The Properties Panel

Halloween Tutorials to Make Monster Eyes

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As the holiday approaches this week, we’ll try to get you some more creepy tutorials to fuel your creative vein.  The first will look at creating a ghost effect. The second, piercing werewolf eyes. The third is for green, monstrous, Hulk eyes.  Click on the thumbs to see them or scroll to go through all:   …

Three Ways to Wow Your Friends with Your Halloween Photo Cards

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As the time of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night draws nearer, everyone is eagerly planning for their spooky get-togethers. Make your party invitation stand out from the rest with these three tips: 1. Plan ahead: Now is the time to set up the pictures you want to grace the cover of your …

Halloween Typography and 3D Printing Notes

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We’ve been upping the amount of Halloween posts in advance of the holiday – a major day for crafts for kids and creativity for professionals.  Here’s an in-depth tutorial for Halloween typography.  You see specific fonts come up this time of year that don’t seem to appear at other times.  This work incorporates the write …

How to: Creating an Animated Flip with SnapilyPro

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SnapilyPro makes it easy to customize lenticular projects.  You’ve seen greeting cards sold in stores in the past with the effect.  This tutorial will tell you how to customize your own flip animation for a business card, backpack tag or one of many other products. When you click on each of the different applications, a …

Creating A Monsterous Image Using this Halloween Photoshop Tutorial

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This is a guest post by Kevin Stohlmeyer: The photo illustration above was created using images captured at the Photoshop World Conference held this past September in Las Vegas, Nevada.  At very conference, there are opportunities to shoot live models or vignettes using state-of-the-art lighting equipment.  But this particular image was created using not one …

Converting a 2D Photo to 3D Anaglyph – What to Know

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This is part of our collection of introductory articles to 3D photography and 3D graphic design concepts. So you’ve just discovered you can make a 3D print out of your old photos. But, given you’ve just found this out, you might not have any idea what you’re doing. Managing 2D to 3D stereo conversion is …

What are Fractals? A 3D Fractal Tutorial for Apophysis

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A fractal is a mathematically consistent, repeating pattern.  They can be consistent in scale, diminish or get larger as seen in this gallery of fractals from around the web. It’s become a popular medium for artistic expression.  That’s especially true with the advance of graphic design programs, Photoshop and more niche-specific software like Apophysis. Apophysis is a freeware fractal editor or renderer …

Caricaturas en un Impresionante 3D

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To see this article in English, click here! Soy un ilustrador profesional que ha trabajado en diversos campos y siempre he estado interesado en el 3d y la estereoscopía. Me ha encantado desde pequeño. Siempre me he sentido fascinado por ese increíble efecto visual que nos permite percibir algo que es absolutamente plano, sobre papel, …

Catching 3D at High Speeds

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Flash photography actually lends itself well to creating 3D versions of photographs because the flash will synchronize the shots from two adjacent cameras or in a 3D camera. Below is a smart bite of information about high speed 3D photography taken from www.njnoordhoek.com: By using a simple Matlab script, the red and green+blue channels are …

Event Photography in Nightclubs and Nighttime Lenticular Photography

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This is a guest post from Sarah Ginn. Hello all creative people out there! In this blog post I’m going to show you the creation of lenticular business cards and the images that are suitable for this process. My main job is event photography in nightclubs; it’s a great job! So for this project I …

Animating a Business Card

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In this post, we’re going to see how to go about creating a flip-style animated business card.  A client sent me some of his best images posing for the camera to see which would be the best for the card.  The best thing about my buddy’s business is it’s pure magic, literally; he’s a magician. …