For The Aspiring Animator: Source Filmmaker

If you googled ‘animation program’, you’d probably get thousands of results. Well, a lot of those require money, and the free ones are either extremely limited in functionality or are hard to use. That’s where SFM comes in. Source Filmmaker is made by the creators of the Half-Life and Portal videogame series. SFM has tons of tutorials and a great community where you can post your finished product, or get inspiration from someone else’s. It’s really easy to learn and can help anyone make high quality videos. Check out their websites for more info. NOTE: This does require steam.

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Wallpaper: God’s Mountains By IrvingGFM

“On the highest mountains of success you may climb,
in the deepest caverns of failure you may fall,
against the wildest tides of truth you may swim,
across the endless lands of maturity you will walk…”
–¬†
Milton M. Toran

New wallpaper pack by IrvingGFM. He took the photo you see above and modified it into dark, light, and green versions. Click the picture to download.

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Wallpaper: Notes On Darkness

 

This picture was taken by John Carey at fiftyfootshadows.  Carey bought this little LED light-up egg when he was in Seoul. It flashes different colors and he took just the right shot when it turned white. Taking the photo when it turned white was really smart because it provided the most contrast to the dark background. Just click the picture to download. This photo was actually taken with the iPhone 5, which has a bigger screen, so the resolution may be a bit different.

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Resource: Great Photoshop Tutorials For Any Project

Photo Creds to Photoshop.com

Photoshop is extremely well known all over the world and for a good reason too. Photoshop CS6 added tons of new features and despite how long it’s been out, it can take a REALLY long time to figure out how to make amazing artwork that you may see on places like DeviantArt. I just found out about this awesome site called tutsplus.com that give free tutorials for almost anything you will need photoshop for. There are also ratings of difficulty (1 being easiest and 5 being hardest). Link is below.

Tutorial Link