Photography Digital Tutorials Miscellaneous Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Simple Orb Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:31:11 +0000 Want to ad a Simple Orb to your graphics?
Then this is the guide for you!
Simple Orb

For this tutorial you need: Photoshop
Skill level: Easy



  1. Create a new document of your desired size, and mark a circle.


  2. Fill the circle using the gradient tool, with a darker color at the bottom and a lighter one at the top.


  3. Add the following layer style:
    Simple Orb
  4. Hit Ctrl + U, check ‘Colorize’ and give it any color you like. (you now have a orb, but you may continue to get a nicer orb)


  5. Create a smaller circle inside your orb (‘Select > Modify > Contract’ is a good way to do this), and fill it in a new layer has show:
    Simple Orb
  6. Lower the new layers opacity to about 45% and add some Gaussian Blur. Start with a small amount and repeat (Ctrl + F) to get a good amount.
    Simple Orb




Tip: You can try play around with the layer style, as well as the gradient to create different kinds of orbs.
Simple Orb

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Layout ideas Sat, 10 Oct 2009 19:46:17 +0000 Before I ended up with the current layout I made a few other ones.
Here are a select few.


Tool: Photoshop

Design 42


Beta 02

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The Archipelago through an old-timer Sat, 10 Oct 2009 19:06:43 +0000 In the Automne of 2008, I decided to take my dads old Nikon for a spin.
Here are a few select photographs from that trip.


Camera: Nikon MD-12
Lens: Nikkor 75~150mm


Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn

Cape Heather


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USA through a compact camera Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:23:44 +0000 In the summer of 2004 we embarked on a several week long trip through New York state and California, with a quick dip in Nevada and Arizona.
Here are a few select photographs from that trip.


Camera: Minolta Dimage Xt


Central Park Universal Studios

LA Beach Las Vegas

Hover Desert

Grand Canyon Grand Canyon

Yosemite Hearst Castle


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Neon Glow text effect Sat, 03 Oct 2009 02:35:42 +0000 Want to ad some Neon Glow text effects to your graphics using only Layer Styles?
Then this is the guide for you!
neon glow

For this tutorial you need: Photoshop
Skill level: Easy



  1. Create a new image of your desired size, and type the text you want to add the Neon Glow effect to, I used Arial as my font.
    neon glow
  2. Mark your text-layer, go ‘Layer > Layer Style > Bevel and Emboss’, and enter the following settings.
    neon glow
  3. Add your desired color using ‘Color Overlay’.
    neon glow




Tip: You can try adding some Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Outer Glow and/or Inner Glow, and play around with the size of the Bevel and Emboss structure.
neon glowneon glow

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It’s Alive! Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:06:53 +0000 Once more, has risen from the ashes and started anew.

The site is now built upon the WordPress publishing system, which should make publishing content much easier, and in turn leading to more content being posted.

This first layout is the fruit of a few hours of work in Photoshop, and the jerry-rigged code from a few more hours spent learning/writing CSS and WordPress.

First Layout Mashup

I’d also like to give thanks to Andreas over at for his help with the coding.




Want to link to

Liking what you see? Want to link here? Chances are I’d like to link to your site too.

What you need to do is send me a mail at martin(at) with ‘Link Exchange’ in the title and links to your website.
I won’t accept exchanges with sites containing any illegal or pornographic materials.
In exchange to having my link on your website, you’ll get a text link in my sidebar.
If you want to use a image link, feel free to use any of ones below. banner animated banner

Enjoy the site!

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