En tiempos de ocio

ERIC MOUSSAMBANI
En los juegos Olímpicos de Sydney 2000, Eric “La Anguila” Moussambani nadó hacia la fama internacional en los 100m libres.  Eric NO gano la medalla de oro, ni mucho dinero, ni siquiera estuvo cerca de la marca mundial, pero se ganó la simpatía de cada uno que lo vimos casi ahogarse para llegar a la meta.
Eric nació en Guinea Ecuatorial, un pequeño país de Africa. Comenzó a nadar solo 8 meses antes de las olimpiadas y como en su país no hay albercas olímpicas (de 50 metros) entonces nadó en una alberca de 20m del hotel Malabo. Con muy poca experiencia, casi nula técnica pero con una ambición única, Eric llegó a Sydney dispuesto a dar lo mejor de sí.
Por azares del destino en el hit eliminatorio de Eric para los 100m libres solo eran 3 nadadores. Obviamente nadie sabia quien era Eric y para su fortuna los otros dos nadadores saltaron a la alberca antes de tiempo y fueron descalificados por salida en falso, dejando a Eric solo en la alberca olimpica de Sydney. Al sonido de “..on your marks, get set, go!!!!”  Eric saltó al agua y nado los primeros 50m de la misma forma que creo muchos de nostros lo haríamos, al regresar el cansancio se apoderó de él, y literalmente, como pudo, nadó hasta la meta. Parecía que se ahogaba, que no iba a llegar. Eric llegó en 1:52.72 cuando las marcas están por debajo de los 47 segundos. Rompió el record nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial y salió de la alberca feliz y radiante.
Cuando lo entrevistaron saliendo de la alberca, él solo dijo: “I’m feeling good!!!  I am Happy!!!”
Eric: otro gran ejemplo de tenacidad, deteminación, seguridad y fe!!!

Photoshop cool tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

Every once and while I start searching for new tutorials to improve my Photoshop skills and techniques. There is a bunch of websites nowadays, offering you lots of juicy and innovative tutorials. The problem is that among these websites there’s a lot of “fill up stuff”.

If you’re like me and have like 1 858 623 bookmarks on Photoshop tutorials, guides and articles websites…. this might become a problem to keep track of.

Fear not! This is exactly why I’m writing this article. I pretend to collect the best Photoshop Tutorials since the stone age. The ones that I find more relevant, meaningful, innovative and… < Insert a nice Adjective here > … you get the picture.

So sit tight, fasten your seatbelts, grab a drink… and enjoy your reading!

Table of Contents

Tutorials Categories

Photoshop tutorials

Effects

. Sparkling Girl

Sparkling Girl

. How to Make a Flag

How to Make a Flag

. Magic Lightning Effect

Magic Lightning Effect

. Water effect photo montage

Water effect photo montage

. Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

. Create your own Planets

Create your own Planets

Photo Manipulation
. Turning an Ordinary Photo Into an Extraordinary Photo

Turning an Ordinary Photo Into an Extraordinary Photo

. Matte Painting – Old House

Matte Painting

. Matte Painting – Winter

Matte Painting Winter

. Super Airbrush

Super Airbrush

Typography
. Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

. Spectacular Grass Text Effect

Spectacular Grass Text Effect

. Dramatic Text on Fire Effect

Fire Effect

Digital Painting
. The Making of Wage Slave

The Making of Wage Slave

. So You Think Im Fat Do You?

So You Think Im Fat Do You?

. Photorealistic Painting

Photorealistic Painting

. Clouds from Above

Clouds from Above

. Soft Cell Shading

Soft Cell Shading

. Let the Sun Shine in

Let the Sun Shine in

. Portrait Painting Tutorial

Portrait Painting Tutorial

. Umbrella Sky

Umbrella Sky

Design
. Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait

Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait

. Create a Mobile Phone Ad Design

Create a Mobile Phone Ad Design

. Enhance Your Ad Designs with 3D Splashes

Enhance Your Ad Designs with 3D Splashes

Icons
. Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

. The Power of Blending Options

The Power of Blending Options

. The Making of an Icon

The Making of an Icon

Webdesign

. Slick High-end Design from Scrath

Slick High-end Design from Scrath

. Hero Header

Hero Header

. Tutzor web 2.0 style design

Tutzor web 2.0 style design

. Creating A Cool 3D Web Design Effect

Creating A Cool 3D Web Design Effect

Miscellaneous

. Capturing Heaven

Capturing Heaven

. Advanced Planet Creation

Advanced Planet Creation

. Gritty Wall Lights

Gritty Wall Lights

. Diving – making of

Diving - making of

. Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

. Designing Loox Pocket PC

Designing Loox Pocket PC

. mp3 Player Design

mp3 Player Design

Photoshop Tutorials Websites

Here are 50 of the best tutorials for working with text.

Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Flaming text

Smooth Glass Type

Glass text

Slow Shutter Text Effect

Slow Shutter Text

Placing Multiple Images Inside Text

Multiple Images in Text

Stylish Text

Stylish Text

Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

Shade and Text

Grunge Rubber Stamp

Rubber Stamp Text

Graffiti with Photoshop

Graffiti

Faking Text Wrap in Photoshop

Faking text wrap

Kaboom! Exploding Text

Exploding Text

Recreate the “Bee Movie” Text Effect

Bee Movie Text Effect

Freezing Ice Text Effect

Freezing Ice Text Effect

Color Reflection Special Effects

Reflection

How to Create a Gold Text Effect

Gold Text

Old School Type – Line Gradients

Old School Text

Cartoon/Comic-Style Text Effect

Cartoon Text

3D Typographic Effects

3D Text

Matrix Text Effect

Matrix Text Effect

Metallic Spiderman 3 Text

Spiderman Text

Text Explosion Effect

Text Explosion

Colorful Light Burst Text

Colorful Light Burst

3D Text

3D Text

Reflective Liquid Type

Reflective Liquid Text

Swirl Text Logo

Swirl Logo Text

Stylish 3D Text

Stylish 3D Text

Dreamy Text

Dreamy Text

Text on Turf

Text on Turf

Zoom Text

Zoom Text

Snow on Text

Snow on Text

Aqua Text

Aqua Text

Simple 3D Text

Simple 3D Text

Electric Text

Electric Text

Reflective Metallic Text

Reflective Metal Text

Futuristic Text

Futuristic Text

Glowing Text

Glowing Text

Plasma Text

Plasma Text

A Slick Supernatural Text Effect

Supernatural Text

Radioactive Text

Radioactive Text

Glow Letter with Perspective

Letter with Perspective

Text on a Path

Text on a Path

Metal Text Effect

Metal Text Effect

Web 2.0 Style Text

Web 2.0 Style Text

Mosaic Text

Mosaic Text

Taco Bell Text Effect

Taco Bell Text

3D Styled Text

3D Styled Text

3D Bulge Text Effect

3D Bulge Text

Black Glass Reflection

Black Glass Reflection

Striped Text

Striped Text

Cool Breeze Text Effect

Cool Breeze Text

Thanks Vandelay!

One of the best ways to experiment and try new things with Photoshop is to create wallpaper. The huge canvas size will give you plenty of room to try anything you want, and there really is no limit to what you can create. Here are 45 tutorials that can help you to learn new tricks while designing wallpaper.

Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper

Blackberry

Using Some Free Stuff to Create a Wallpaper

Free Stuff

2008 Wallpaper

2008 Wallpaper

Butterfly Wallpaper

Butterfly Wallpaper

The Dark Knight Grunge Wallpaper

Dark Knight

Diving Wallpaper

Diving Wallpaper

Design a Cool Music Wallpaper

Music Wallpaper

The Joomp Wallpaper

Joomp

Fantastic Wallpapers

Fantastic Wallpaper

Feed Your iPhone Tutorial

Feed Your iPhone

Favorite Bands Tutorial

Favorite Bands

Summer Camp Wallpaper

Summer Camp

Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

Animated Rainbow

Fantastic Sunset Wallpaper Effects

Sunset Wallpaper

Abstract Art Wallpaper

Abstract Art

Anime Girl Wallpaper

Anime Girl Wallpaper

Autumn Wallpaper

Autumn Wallpaper

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Vists Styled Wallpaper

Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper in Photoshop

Extreme Grunge Wallpaper

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Grass Text Effect

Windows Wallpaper

Windows Wallpaper

Christmas Ornaments Wallpaper

Christmas Ornaments

Celeb Wallpaper

Celeb Wallpaper

Marine Wallpaper

Marine

Aquawave Wallpaper Effects

Aquawave Wallpaper

Summer Party Wallpaper

Summer Party

Vista Wallpaper

Vista Wallpaper

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper 2

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper 2

Abstract Wallpaper

Abstract Wallpaper

Love Wallpaper

Love Wallpaper

Summer Night Wallpaper

Summer Night Wallpaper

Star Wars Wallpaper

Star Wars Wallpaper

On Seacoast Wallpaper

On Seacoast

Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop

Mac-type Wallpaper

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper in Photoshop

Splashy Leaf

Kung Fu Panda Wallpaper

Kung Fu Panda Wallpaper

Splash My Heart Wallpaper

Splash My Heart

Wallpaper with Glass Dragon

Dragon

Design a Cool Football Wallpaper

Football

Create an Abstract Retro-Pop Wallpaper

Retro-Pop

Summer Breeze Wallpaper

Summer Breeze

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Wallpaper

Harley Davidson

Wallpaper from Photos

Wallpaper from Photos

PSDtuts together with AudioJungle ran a Wallpaper contest that started last month and ended this week with the announcement of the great prize winners. The good about this contest for us is that a nice amount of wallpapers were created, some of them really stunning. The contest had more then 180 entries but only 3 were selected has the great winners.

1st Prize

Audiojungle Wallpaper Contest 1st Winner

2nd Prize

Audiojungle Wallpaper Contest 2nd Winner

3rd Prize

Audiojungle Wallpaper Contest 3rd Winner

Some of the Runner-ups

Full Gallery: AudioJungle Wallpapers

This Week wallpaper features came a little later due to some delayed work I needed to do first but here they are…

Wallpapers of the Week

hillside

hillside

Link: hillside

lakeside v3

lakeside v3

Link: lakeside v3

Magic

Magic

Link: Magic

Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory

Link: Big Bang Theory

iGlow

iGlow

Link: iGlow

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake

Link: Tilicho Lake

Stream’s End

Stream's End

Link: Stream’s End

CGsociety Illustration Works

CGsociety is one of the oldest Digital Art Communities to emerge on the Internet. I began to follow CGsociety development since the CGtalk forums existence. Today CGsociety represents a big community of artists bond together by the common interest of Digital Art. In their forums you can find excellent pieces of Work by some of the most amazing digital artists of our time. I made a small selection from their featured galleries. I hope you like them and somehow they help to inspire you so you can create even better works then the ones I listed bellow…


Hidden Nature by Goro

Hidden Nature

Mt. Doom by exsanguinatus

Mt. Doom

Frost Dragon by Anry

Frost Dragon

Artizel by KrotArt

Artizel

Her Silent Silhouette by DanielConway

Her Silent Silhouette

God of War 2 by AndyParkArt

God of War 2

Talisman of Death by mckenna

Talisman of Death

Shark Encounter by Simon-Prime

Shark Encounter

The Baron’s Gang by kornel

The Baron's Gang

Just Married by ales

Just Married

The Ascend by henningsen

The Ascend

Grand Space Opera Entry by Tommy Lee

Grand Space Opera Entry

Ladies Of London by Enayla

Ladies Of London

Grand Space Opera Winner by Blackarts

Grand Space Opera Winner

Time Repair Machine T50 by Andead

Time Repair Machine T50

First Lesson by kerembeyit

First Lesson

Arctic Express 2008 by Raphael-Lacoste

Arctic Express 2008

Grand Space Opera Runner-Up by Levan

Grand Space Opera Runner-Up

The Avatar of the Great Enemy by PHaagensen

The Avatar of the Great Enemy

Keep a Sharp Eye by crabbman

Keep a Sharp Eye

London Rooftops by Raphael-Lacoste

London Rooftops

Troll Crossing by walrus

Troll Crossing

Blowout at Exit 16A by frameboX

Blowout at Exit 16Ag

Shark Rider by taeyoungchoi

Shark Rider

Lost Day by Esin

Lost Day

Anatomy of dance by San-metallurg

Anatomy of dance

Transformer-Death Blow by AlonChou

Transformer-Death Blow

Wall by henningsen

Wall