With Valentine’s Day mere days away, you may be wracking your brain for ideas for that perfect way to share how you feel with that special person(s) in your life. Well, who can say it better than you? Why not make your own Valentine? And since we’re of the geeky sort, why don’t we dial up some digital goodness in Photoshop, hmmm?
HowtoGeek.com offers a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own customized geek valentine in Photoshop. They also have very thoughtfully put together 11 geeky valentine images, all zipped together and ready for you to download. Pictured above are my two favorites from the set, but other images include references to the video game Portal, Star Wars, multi-sided dice, and Futurama.
Which one do you like best? Or what custom Valentine would you like to make?
We’ve all seen those spooktacular photos where the subject is somehow levitating. If you’ve wondered on how you can achieve the effect, then this tutorial from Jodie and Jen on Eighteen25.com will give you some great tips. You’ll need a tripod for the best results, and you’ll need to know how to use Photoshop as well (the tutorial is great, but clearly intended for folks who are familiar with the photo editing program already). The possibilities are endless though, and the photo shoot itself would be loads of fun. Kick your Halloween spirit into high gear with this delightful idea, and be sure to share the results with your friends here at Geek Crafts.
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DancinFool82, of The Armored Garage, recently unveiled his Wolverine costume at Emerald City Comicon, in a series of photos over on Imgur. He designed it based on Batman’s suit in Arkham Knight Origins.
IN starting out with the chest, he traced out the parts in Photoshop. He loaded that image up in 3d studio max and traced out the shapes with geometry, and then loaded that geometry in a program he wrote himself, Armorsmith, to get the final adjustable templates that could be printed out on paper. To then get the clean bevel on the foam pieces, DancinFool82 used a technique called undercutting which involves cutting a channel on the underside of the foam and then filling that channel with hot glue and bending the foam. In order to get the nice rounded look, he used a Dremel to grind away the outer edge of the foam and get a nice soft curve. Then he hit the pieces with a heat gun and shaped them just a little bit to make them look more curved.
There are a ton of pictures in his Imgur album, and he explains each of them.
Instructables user, mimaki cg60, wanted to transform his family’s VW bus into an R2-series astromech droid. After working countless hours in CorelDraw and Photoshop on a design, he had it printed it on a vinyl wrap and applied it to the bus. Check out the series of photos of the family bus.
You know what would really bring this room together? A Spock candle! And as luck would have it, Hollywood Soul on Etsy has just such a candle!
This white wax candle stands 8″ tall, will burn for around 7 days, and features Spock, as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy. However, if your home or altar or whatever needs decorating, and Spock isn’t quite what you’re needing, Hollywood Soul has candles that feature The Dude, Miley Cyrus, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi and loads of other celebrities in Photoshopped religious settings.
In honor of Adam Baldwin’s birthday on February 27th, I found a fun subtle ode to his Jayne Cobb character on the super-shiny, yet sadly-canceled-before-its-time TV show “Firefly.” Sharon Muffett posted this clever Jayne Bag over on Craftster.
She gathered a compilation of quippy Jayne quotes, created a design in Photoshop, printed it onto calico fabric, and used that to create a bag. Brilliant. This concept would be easy to apply to other fandoms – which would you choose?
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