Nike Write the Future, lo mejor que vi en mucho tiempo


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The mood of a nation. The decline of a would-be hero. Fame. Infamy. The possible futures of the world’s top footballers are played out in epic fashion. All hang in the balance. Only the moments on the pitch will decide what really happens. And the margins for error could not be more narrow. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) and featuring the incredibly unique music of Dutch rockers, Focus, the film shows how one moment on the pitch can be the catalyst for ripple effects felt around the world.

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Infographic of the Day: The Blistering Rise of iPad and Tablet Computing

Keep in mind, a few early reviewers panned the iPad, saying they couldn’t understand what you’d use it for. (Never mind that these people tended to miss the point of a new paradigm in relaxed, “lean-back” computing.)

But what might be the most insightful points on the infographic are at the end. The gaming industry probably stands to be rocked the hardest by tablets, since they relegate most handheld gaming systems to the trash heap. But device makers who jump on the tablet bandwagon will probably be wracked at how cannibalistic the sales of tablets are — after all, you buy a tablet instead of a netbook, which means that players such as Dell won’t be able to catch Apple simply by entering iPad’s market.


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Is iPad an iFad?  Think again.

If you’re not much of a tech nerd, you’d be forgiven for thinking the iPad and the ensuing tablet boom are merely some kind of hype machine. You’d also be wrong, if industry analysts are right. Long story short, 2010 was just the barest tip of the tablet onslaught. In two years time, they’ll be more numerous than mosquitos in July, as this infographic lays out.

The data below, produced by Morgan Stanley and Forrester, among others, and then laid out by Focus, presents hockey-stick growth scenarios for iPad and its ilk. What’s probably most surprising is how mainstream their appeal is — a whopping 14% of online shoppers say they plan to purchase an iPad in the next five months; total sales are expected to rise 1000% by 2014.

 

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25 Fun and Time Saving PhotoShop Actions Tutorials


Written by: Carol Francis

Creating your own actions in PhotoShop is a time-saving way of applying the same effects to multiple layers/images, and there are many tutorials around the Internet to teach you how to do that.

This is a list of actions that have been created for you. It is not so much time-saving to use someone else’s action, it is a way to achieve an effect that you may not be able to create for yourself (and how frustrating can that be!). You can also learn a lot from these actions – just open the file in the Actions dock in PhotoShop and you can see how the end result is achieved.

PhotoShop Actions Tutorials

Some actions just run through from beginning to end with no messages and no input required from the user. Some, on the other hand, require a lot of input from the user – these ones often end up being trial and error to get the settings right – but if it is the effect you are after, it is worth it.

I have used all of the actions listed here, and the images are my results. Clicking on the image of the action will take you to the download area where you will be able to see the results the creator achieved.

Running an Action

Alt + F9 opens the actions palette. If the action has been installed in the PhotoShop presets file, click on the small down-pointing arrowhead in the top right corner of the palette and you will find the required action in the list. Clicking on it will put the action at the bottom of the palette.

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If you have downloaded but not installed the action, click on the small down-pointing arrowhead in the top right corner of the palette and select ‘Load Actions…‘.

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Find the required action in the actions palette and click on the arrowhead to the left of the name – this will place the file at the bottom of the actions palette.

Click on the first item and click the run button – the right-pointing arrowhead at the bottom of the palette.

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Hand-Colored Vintage Action

This is an easy to use action – just follow along with the instructions. I think the result is superb.

Tutorial
Hand Colored Vintage

Black White Sepia Action

This is one of those actions that just goes through the steps with no user input required and no messages.

Tutorial
Black White Sepia
Image credit: sxc

Acerbus Action

This action gives a retro black and white effect and also softens the image a little – very easy to use.

Tutorial
Acerbus

Lens Baby

The instructions for this action are very concise. The user is asked to make a selection to be the in-focus part of the image, then it is explained that by painting black on the layer mask you can reduce the blur in required areas.

Tutorial
Lens Baby

Action 8

This action gives a beautiful soft glow with a nice back-lighting effect. If your computer is running in any language other than Spanish, you will get the message that Layer ‘Fondo’ is not available. The English translation of Fondo is Background. Stop the action and duplicate the background layer, then rename it Fondo and continue the action – it should now complete all steps.

Tutorial
Action8
Image credit: sxc

Action 5

This action brightens up nature pictures, but does awful things to portraits! It makes this picture look like it was taken on a sunnier day.

Tutorial
Action5
Image credit: sxc

Old Photo Effect

This action creates a very old, grainy photo effect. It is very easy – it just carries out the steps with no user input. It is better to apply this action to the image at the size you want it – resizing doesn’t work too well with this effect.

Tutorial
Old Photo Effect
Image credit: sxc

300 Action

This action changes the color and sharpness of the image. It runs through the steps with no user input required.

Tutorial
300action
Image credit: sxc

Spooky Portraits

The effect created here is a very dark sepia-type color. The action runs through each step requiring no input from the user, and the final image is flattened into one layer.

Tutorial
Spooky Portraits

HDR Fantasticalizers

This is a faux HDR effect to brighten photos. It runs through without input from the user.

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HDR Fantasticalizers

Dreamy Effect

Lightens and slightly blurs the image. During this action you may get the message ‘The command Merge Visible is not currently available’. Having looked through the steps of the action I think this command is in there by mistake as there are no layers to merge at that time – so just click Continue.

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Dreamy Effect

Bright Eyes

The end result of this action is very good, but a lot of user input is required. First, you have to select the eye or eyes – which is something the action doesn’t tell you. You should copy and paste the selection and it is necessary to ensure the layer is named Layer 1. You will need to adjust the Curves to your liking, then the Replace Color fuzziness, Color Balance, Gaussian Blur, Blending Mode (twice).

If you haven’t made the copy layer in the name Layer 1 you will now get a message: ‘The object “layer “Layer 1 copy”” is not currently available’. This is not the end of the world! You can either stop the action to rename the eye layer and then continue the action, or just stop the action and merge the layers yourself.

For my example I kept all of the author’s settings.

Tutorial
Bright Eyes
Image credit: sxc

Dim & Jade

A soft vintage effect. This action runs requiring no user input.

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