Michael Depraida

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Study reveals most popular startup typefaces and pairings

Having picked apart fonts for years over here on Creative Bloq, we're pretty tuned in to the fact that lettering styles can be rather divisive. After …

Typography

Making Milk Jug Skulls

For those who really get into Halloween and DIY haunts, it’s never too early to start working on costumes, props, and decorations. In fact, for the truly hardcore, last Nov 1st was when preparations for this year’s Halloween began.<p>But for those of us who are a little more chill about our party …

Power Tools

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV …

Science Fiction

A Typeface Designed To Thwart NSA Surveillance

Worried about spying eyes? Here’s a typeface created with the government’s prying computers in mind.<p>Long before Edward Snowden leaked the Prism documents, Sang Mun served two years of mandatory service for the Korean military, gathering intelligence under the NSA. He didn’t choose to publish any …

11 Easy Image Transfer Methods for Diy Projects!

Time and time again, the question that I get asked most frequently by my readers, is “How can I transfer your Graphics on to …”. Even though I have …

Master Hot Design Trends (with Photoshop Tutorials)

Our daily lives are are saturated with amazing images. Visual design experiments become hot graphic design trends, and suddenly we see them …

Playful Splashes of Paint Reveal Human Forms

Berlin photographer Oliver Plath’s series Color is a playful projection that allows the viewer to interpret a visual with his imagination. Playing …

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Far Cry: A Look Back At The Franchise's History

While it's not exactly Call of Duty or Battlefield, the Far Cry series has become one of the biggest first-person shooter series in the industry. With its latest entry, Far Cry 5, set to release very soon, we decided to look back at the franchise and how it got to where it is today.<p>In the video …

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

How to upgrade an iPod for 2018 with flash memory and a new battery

Bring back the iPod with some style<p>Apple’s iPod is probably the pinnacle of personal audio devices. Sure, Android and iOS phones can play music with their fancy streaming services and gigabytes of storage, but nothing beats the elegant style, refined design, and tactile click wheel of a classic …

How to create sparkling eyes in oil paint

The eyes are the most important element of any successful portrait, but many people struggle to know how to draw them correctly. In this article, I …

Tutorials

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Beautiful Lettering Artworks

Gemma O’Brien is an award-winning artist and designer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 10 years, Gemma O’Brien has taken her passion for …

Typography

$26 device uses your phone to beam holographic navigation onto your car’s dash

The head-up display (HUD) systems that come in cars from the likes of Mercedes and BMW are cool, but they don’t even offer half the features you’ll …

Exploring the Planets With an Amateur Telescope

If you're a new telescope owner, the whole sky is your playground. But if you're a beginner, you may want to start by looking for planets. The …

How Infrared Photography Can Turn Your Ordinary Images into Magical Photos

It’s sort of a reverse magic trick: now you don’t see it—now you do.<p>Infrared (IR) light is the light we don’t see, but we can photograph its …

BME680 Sensor Board Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and Gas Sensor Arrives At Adafruit

Makers, developers, electronic enthusiasts and hobbyists waiting for the arrival of the BME680 sensor board from Bosch at the Adafruit online store …

Arduino

The Bartender Fonts Collection from Vintage Voyage Design Co.

The Bartender Collection – 12 super stylish retro fonts from Vintage Voyage Design Co.Look at this beautiful collection of vintage inspired fonts! …

Typography

Canon PowerShot G3 X Review: One Camera Worth Considering

The lens itself also has a minimum focus distance of 5 cm, which will enable you to get respectable photos of small subjects like flowers or insects. …

Weirdness: Swords and Underpants, That's All a Real Witcher 3 Player Needs

Good golly, and we thought we were tough for finishing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Blood and Broken Bones difficulty. YouTube user Aeraloth has …

500-Plus DRM-Free PC Games Discounted In New GOG Sale

The official start to Spring is still a few weeks off, but that hasn't stopped The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red from kicking off a Spring Sale for its DRM-free PC store, GOG.<p>Started today, the six-day Spring Sale features 500-plus deals, with some titles and bundles marked down by as much as 90 …

DRM

Tips of the Week: Gap Filling, No-Welder “Welding,” Goofy and Great Headlamps

I am really enjoying putting together these weekly <i>Tips of the Week</i> articles (every Friday). I love scoping out all of the videos, tweets, Instagram feeds, and <i>Instructables</i> projects from the makers I follow in search of great tips, techniques, and hacks. This week, I nabbed several tips, namely …

Social Media

Freebie Alert: Download Auto FX Free and Get 10 Photoshop Plug-Ins and a Standalone App

We all like free stuff, right? Well, all it takes is a quick click of your mouse to download Auto FX Free and get 10 full-version Photoshop plug-is …

Porn actors working with VR cameras strapped on 'having trouble keeping it up'

If having a guy in a mesh vest and bum bag holding a boom wasn’t enough to turn you off (yes, I like to imagine the porn industry to still look like</i> …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

How to Bring Your RAW Images Into Photoshop the Right Way

If you're editing a raw image file in Photoshop, your first stop in most cases is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Adobe's raw development software for …

Tutorials

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Wither Adobe Bridge?

If you're a Photoshop user accustomed to managing their image library with Adobe Bridge, it may be time to rethink things....