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Daily Archives: November 19, 2011

Photography Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Photos from Space

From Flavorwire

I particularly like seeing the lightning flashes from above

“The crew from several expeditions on-board the International Space Station shot a series of stunning images that have been edited into a mesmerizing time-lapse video by Michael König. The progression shows the crew’s surreal orbit over earth at approximately 350 kilometers, and it’s truly breathtaking. The night flight takes you across Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia, above Central Africa and the Middle East, and beyond. Music from Jan Jelinek (“Do Dekor”) helps set the mood, but the photographs definitely speak for themselves. Drop into sweet infinity below.”

Go here to see this magical video

Removing complex backgrounds in Photoshop

From The Design Mag, a quick 10 minute tutorial on something that can be very tricky

For most of the people, it is very difficult to remove the background perfectly from a complex image. The hair may be the main problem. Here is a solution in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to remove the complex image background without removing the hair….more