(Source: beautifullife.info) After the premiere of the next film appears many tutorials explaining how to create a particular effect from the film. In this ultimate collection we’ve gathered the most intersting and qualitive photoshop tutorials based on various famous movies from Avatar to The X-files. Also at the end of the list you’ll find a few photoshop tutorial inspired by popular cartoons. Hope you’ll find this collection useful. Don’t forget to check our previous roundup of tutorials – 50 The Most Spectacular Photoshop Tutorials of 2009.

Take a look: beautifullife.info

And just in case you think you’re some kind of Photoshop guru, don’t forget, You Suck At Photoshop

(Source: ZombiesAndToys) The latest Star Wars novel, Death Troopers, introduces zombies into the Star Wars universe. Not satisfied with simply being in text, Death Troopers was also made into a Star Wars: Galaxies game expansion. We should have known there would be more…

Recently, starwars.com featured images of Star Wars movie posted given the zombie treatment by various artists. I doubt this is the last we’ll see of the combination of two of my favorite subjects.

Here are a few of my favorites, but the entire set can be viewed here.

(Source: Wired) The quest by a group of math geeks to create a three-dimensional analogue for the mesmerizing Mandelbrot fractal has ended in success.

They call it the Mandelbulb. The 3-D renderings were generated by applying an iterative algorithm to a sphere. The same calculation is applied over and over to the sphere’s points in three dimensions. In spirit, that’s similar to how the original 2-DMandelbrot set generates its infinite and self-repeating complexity.

If you were ever mesmerized by the Mandelbrot screen saver, the following images are worth a look. Each photo is a zoom on one of these Mandelbulbs.

(Source: Wired) Sometimes it can be hard to see the messages a movie teaches, especially if they’re unintentional. The best way to see a movie’s messages, the bad ones in particular, is to be a parent watching the movie with your kids. Suddenly you find yourself talking to your kids after you leave the theater or after the video finishes playing at home, just to see if they picked up on the bad messages. Then, if they did, you can try to do some damage control.

Quality doesn’t generally come into play when it comes to messages: There are plenty of bad movies whose messages are perfectly benign, and plenty of good movies that have messages you definitely wouldn’t want your kids to take to heart. It is this latter category with which this list is concerned. Here then is a countdown of the top 10 bad messages in good (and at least somewhat geeky) movies:

(Source: IFC.com) Truffaut used to say that a movie should have four ideas a minute. Well, François, say hello to “Star Wars: Uncut“, a full-length user-generated remake of “A New Hope” chopped up into 15-second segments — four per minute.

The result is a staggering 2,161 separate amateur directors overall, a major sugar-buzz of crowdsourcing, “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation” turned viral and opened to the online masses. It’s not done yet, but the trailer’s below. If nothing else, it’s an inadvertent summary of every internet YouTube/meme trend of 2009: amateur CGI, hand-drawn comic-strip animation, strange-looking people in weird masks, IM conversations and the inevitable “Big Lebowski” homage.

I’m sure a lot of people out there will love this: intentional camp seems to have become the ultimate form of reverence. Now let’s just see how long it’ll take for the LucasFilm lawyers to kill it.

Star Wars: Uncut Trailer from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.



(Source: io9.com) The costumed masses were out in full force at last night’s LucasFilm Halloween Party. Not only did delicious sushi people grace the dance floor, so did Scott Pilgrim, retro spacemen and monsters, and the floating house from Up.

The always wonderful Bonnie Burton of The Official Star Wars Blog was at last night’s LucasFilm Halloween Party and snapped some great photos of the creative costumes crowding the floor.

Take a look: io9.com



(Source: examiner.com)  The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its sixth annual benefit on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Pixar Animation Studios. From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film, Luxo Jr., to the studio\u2019s latest full-length feature, Disney-Pixar’s Up, Pixar has wowed and charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, there are two great ways to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home:

(Source: GearFuse) Why couldn’t I resist these awesome Twisted Disney Princesses pieces? Well for one, they are, indeed, awesome. Number two, some of them are almost zombie-esque and you know us. We can’t resist zombies.

Have you been looking for a way to scar your 5-year-old daughter for life? When she enters that inevitable princess stage, show her what real princesses are supposed to look like. She’ll never be the same. Hit the jump for full-sized twisted princess madness.

Click through to GearFuse for more full size images.

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