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Showcase: 56 Movie Poster Typos, Part 2

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MovieTypoCover2

And now, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster article that was posted a few minutes before this one. We continue our journey through an alternate universe where our beloved classic movies are ruined, or made better, by dyslexic graphic designers. It will be up to you to decide…             …Read the Rest…

 
 

Showcase: 56 Movie Poster Typos, Part 1

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MovieTypoCover

In Hollywood, graphics designers sometimes make movie posters with little more than the title, a list of who’s in it, and if they’re lucky, a short description. What happens if there is a typo in the title? The movie could be way different. For example, Dawn of the Dead is one typo away from being …Read the Rest…

 
 

Showcase/DOSFX: The Double Feature

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ShowcaseDosFX

One day, BlondeFury and Manx got together and said, “You know, there’s just not enough video game infotainment on the internet.” So they decided to do something about it. Blonde had an idea for a showcase that involved coming up with video game cheats that you always wanted but were afraid to ask for. Manx …Read the Rest…

 
 

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Tutorial: Beginning Color Correction

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colorthumb

In our never-ending quest to understand all things Photoshop, one of the most-requested tutorials has been for me to break down the basics of color correction for those of you who’ve never had the opportunity to learn any part of the world of color. A better understanding of color will take your ‘shops to a …Read the Rest…

 
 

Photoshop As A Weapon: Episode 1 – The Headswap

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PAAWthumb

Oh boy….you’ve had it now. The Commander’s here, and he’s NOT looking very happy. If you’d like to learn Photoshop, but you’re the kind of person who needs whipped into shape, boy, did you come to the right place.

 
 

Tutorial: Light Sources, Drop Shadows & Cast Shadows

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smallpopehouse

Take a look at this shop. I’ve seen this same problem asked about in numerous help threads thoughout the years. Pretty straightforward, simple headswap I knocked out in three minutes depicting that great religious leader Pope House The First. But something about it looks really “off”. I get this all the time, people can tell …Read the Rest…

 
 

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Requiem For A Lucky Guy

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phil500

Note: While the good folks over at Cracked remain our BFFs and soulmates (despite the restraining order), we make it a conscious effort to not BE Cracked. Therefore, as this blog post may reveal my secret identity as Christina H. when you see it’s about my cat, feel free to ignore this post entirely. Could …Read the Rest…

 
 

Doctor Dickwad & The Temple Of Dim

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docdickwad

Listen, my child, and you shall hearOf the midnight ride of Paul… uh, Mad The Raccoon. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Historical Rodent Society Hmmm, that’s not really working. Maybe I’ll just tell the story. Strap in, this is going to take awhile. It’s a little tale I’m calling… Those of you who frequent this …Read the Rest…

 
 

“Unlikely” & “Improbable”

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riff

My entire existence can be classed as a bunch of components  best described as “unlikely” or “improbable”.  I’m a blue-eyed Indian. I watched my grandmother graduate from high school, and I was best man at my parents’ wedding. I’m balding, yet I have more hair on my head than most women I meet (Yes, I …Read the Rest…