Saturday, June 11, 2011

Clever Conceptual Photo Manipulations

Australia Post: Hug
E-mail and texting have made communication instantaneous and easy. But a hand-written letter has a personal touch to it. There is something about ink and paper that an email will simply never replace. This print advertisement for the Australia Post successfully conveys that message.

Liquid Fire
An excellent example depicting the metaphorical concept of liquid fire. It shows how fire would look if it was made of water.

Olympus: Eagle
This print advertisement by Olympus has a great concept and visual. It uses the frozen ice to symbolize that the action has been frozen in time by the camera.

Wakes You up With Every Bite
This amusing print advertisement cleverly uses Photoshop to convey its UsP.

Falling Letters
Have you ever been so tired while reading that you felt the words are falling from the book? Here is a cool visual example of the same.

Creating My Own World
Creating My Own World in an impressive artistic concept. The ink represents the fluidity of imagination and creativity through which the artist creates fish, birds, butterflies and the world of his own. It has beautiful color, texture and a poetic touch.

Lens Coffee Mug
It’s hard not to like this cool coffee mug. It is made from the lens of a camera that has been fashioned into a mug. I think the image is the Photoshopped prototype (of the initial concept) of Canon mugs.

The King
The King has an interesting and thought provoking concept drawing parallel between king and pawn. The artist philosophically states that when the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

Skinbonsai is a well executed but creepy photo manipulation of bonsai created from body parts.

Poor grapes are looking really scared! This fantastic photo manipulation is humorous and heartwarming at the same time. The attention to the detail is mindboggling and the concept is skillfully executed.

Go Your Own Road
Go Your Own Road has a great concept. It advises you to follow your heart.

International Handshake
It would be cool if you could shake hands with your friend in another country without a long journey or jetlag. International Handshake is an awesome example of an Out of Bounds photo manipulation concept.

Apple or Kiwifruit
This advertisement for Polident Denture Care uses fruit as an object of focus. It shows fruits like apple, pear, sugarcane each with unexpectedly soft interiors. Here it refers to the softness of kiwi fruit when you bite an apple wearing their dentures.

Love is a Learning Process
Human emotions are complex. Love is the best/worst feeling to ever have, it can be so diverse at times that you can never be sure that you know all. Though I wonder if you could learn all about love or intricacies of human feelings from books. Simplicity, colors and subject of this photo manipulation is eye-catching.

Eat Me!
What would you call them? Eggheads? And are you ready to eat them! It has the wonderful humorous concept. The expression on each of the face and eyes can surely make you laugh.

Choose Your Face
Choose Your Face has a novel concept and the attention to the details is beyond words, it almost looks real.

Toyo Tires: Octopus
This print advertisement for Toyo tires cleverly uses octopus to go with their slogan "Griping Performance".

Sometimes you might have the wrong perception about yourself and that might stress you out. This is a great example that shows how you can use perfectly ordinary objects to make a powerful message.

Wild Horses
A fascinating photo manipulation where the woman’s flowing hairs are shown as horses. The peace and calmness on woman’s face and the running wild horses on the other hand symbolizes the constant thought process going on in our mind. Although outwardly we might seem to be calm and relaxed. A very original idea.

An unusual concept showing hands morphed into a mouth and ear. It depicts that everyone wants an ear to voice their opinion.

Lion show
Lion Show is a print advertisement for Zoo Safari. It has an outstanding concept backed by wonderfully executed visuals to match its slogan "blend in".

Don’t Get Drawn In
An excellent photo manipulation of an artist hand drawing himself.

Spiritual Milk
This is an amazing idea personifying the milk into spirit.

Strength in Every Pour
A similar concept as the one shown above but with the positive message. In this print advertisement the milk is personified to symbolize that it helps to support your heart and body.

Verbal Abuse
This powerful Public Interest advertisement campaign successfully illustrates how verbal abuse can be just as horrific as physical violence. It raises awareness of issue of vicious domestic verbal abuse.

Love Story
This is really a sad love story. It is amazing how you can tell a story with just one object. The old and faded effect gives it an interesting feel. The idea of using fruit to make something that seems so simple and yet universally recognizable is very clever.

Cigar City
A delightful and detailed imagination of city built from a cigarette’s ashes.

Life is Heavy
Another witty and brilliant piece of conceptual photo manipulation. It says something so philosophical in such a minimal and simple way.

Time Goes By
Time Goes By has creative concept of depicting fleeting time.

Reduce the Effects of A Disaster
A public interest advertisement by FEMA for Disaster Management and taking timely actions to reduce the effects of disaster. The concept is very clear and the brick typography is exceptional.

The Monster In The Mirror
The Monster In The Mirror symbolizes the hidden fear within us. The beautiful girl and the pastel colors makes the artwork more attractive.

How does This Make Your Tongue Feel?
This is how a tongue would look if it had a life of it’s own. A creepy and funny concept that can make you chuckle.

The Insight Story
An excellent campaign for the Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung with visuals depicting political figures and characters. The general idea is that the newspaper digs down through the layers to bring the news and the image accurately brings forth the concept.

Elements – Fire
An amazing Photoshop work showing woman dressed in fire and solidified lava. The concept is beautifully executed with great attention to details like the clouds, the lava, the debris etc. The color scheme and the firey glow which reflects on the model’s body makes it an outstanding piece of work.

The Poisoned Smoke
A great piece depicting the harmful health effects of smoking cigarettes and tobacco. It is simple and powerful which makes the message very clear.

Surgeon Changes
An amazing poster illustrating plastic surgery and botox that goes behind a beautiful model’s face.

How to update an Android OS

#1 Turn on your Android device and press the "Home" button.
# 2 Press the "Menu" button (represented by four horizontal lines, the word "Menu" or four small squares) and select "Settings."
# 3 Scroll down and select "About Phone."
# 4 Tap on "System Updates" and your phone automatically checks for new software. If there's no new software to be downloaded, you'll see a message confirming you are "Up to Date."
# 5 Press "Install Now" if there is new software available. The update will download and your phone will restart.

Who Are Now Nobodies

These are the celebrities in the 1990’s who are no longer very popular. These celebrities that were once somebody seem to be in a slump. In the 1990’s these celebrities were very popular and their shows were in primetime.

Dustin Diamond (Screech in Saved by the Bell)

Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina The Teenage Witch)

Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)

Ben Savage (Boy Meets World)

Traci Bingham (Jordan Tate in Baywatch)

Peri Gilpin (Roz in Frasier)

Andrew Shue (Billy Campbell in Melrose Place)

Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey the Butler in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)

Cynthia Daniel (Elizabeth Wakefield in Sweet Valley High)
How To Do a Torque Converter Pre-Fill

A torque converter, or the clutch replacement in most electric motors today, requires a certain level of fluid for the machine to function properly. It replaces the reduction gear, which transforms a smaller force into much bigger, useful amounts. A torque converter is often used for machines that require hauling or incredible amounts of energy. There is a proper way of filling a torque converter, which is listed below.

* Ready your stock of transmission fluid. Have your container of transmission fluid ready. Check the interior of your torque converter to see if there are any stray materials inside that can cause damage when it is used. If there is some leftover fluid from its previous use, leave it inside. It is acceptable to mix the fluids once inside the torque converter. Find a spot in your garage that has a very flat surface and where you will be relatively undisturbed since you do not want to contaminate the fluid and be frequently disturbed while pre-filling your torque converter.
* Pour the fluid into the torque converter. Start pouring your transmission fluid very carefully into the torque converter’s cavity. Do this slowly since you might spill some fluid unnecessarily. Pour about a pint or two of the fluid then pause to let the bubbles come up to the surface. Tilt around the torque converter to make sure you spread the liquid evenly.

* Move around the torque converter to release bubbles from the fluid. To help hasten the release of the bubbles, shake the torque converter’s cavity gently to help ease out the bubbles. Too much air trapped in the torque converter will not contribute to efficient combustion and force-conversion. Do not shake the torque converter too much or else you might spill some of the fluid. Just a gentle side-to-side movement will work.
* Fill the torque converter in phases. Pour another pint or two of the transmission fluid and then gently shake the container to rid of the bubbles again. Do this until you have nearly filled the whole container.
* Pour the fluid until it reaches the brim. Gently pour additional transmission fluid until it reaches the brim. It is safer to have excess transmission fluid inside your torque converter than to suddenly run out of it in the middle of your trip. With practice, you should be able to finish this task in less than 15 minutes.

World's Worst Stadium Places

A modern stadium (plural stadiums) is a place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.

Following World's Worst Stadium

"Stadium" comes from the Greek word "stadion" (στάδιον), a measure of length equalling approximately 200 metres. The oldest known stadium is the one in Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, Greece, where the Olympic Games of antiquity were held since 776 BC. Initially 'the Games' consisted of a single event, a sprint along the length of the stadium. Therefore the length of Olympia's stadium became somewhat of a standard measure of distance.

A Roman stadium was slightly smaller, a distance of 125 passus (double-paces), equal to about 185 meters or 607 feet. The English use of stadium comes from the tiered infrastructure surrounding a Roman track of such length. Although most dictionaries provide for both "stadiums" and "stadia" as valid plurals, etymological sticklers sometimes apply "stadia" only to measures of length in excess of 1 stadium. (That the "stadium" measurement is used only in historical contexts perhaps explains the sustained use of the archaic plural.) Greek and Roman stadiums have been found in numerous ancient cities, perhaps the most famous being the Stadium of Domitian, in Rome.

The first stadium to be used in modern times, and the only one to be used during the 19th century, was the excavated and refurbished ancient Panathenaic stadium which has hosted Olympic Games in 1870, 1875, 1896, 1906, and 2004. The excavation and refurbishment of the stadium was part of the legacy of the Greek national benefactor Evangelis Zappas.

The Australian organizing committee for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics incorrectly minted the image of the Colosseum arena of Rome on all the medals awarded to Olympic medal winners. The Colosseum has never hosted an Olympic Games.


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