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Google ate my brain


Search engines have changed the way we think; but is it all bad news?

Gone are the days when vampires sucked blood, and zombies attacked human brains. Welcome to the digital era where binary digits replace medieval horrors. Just when some of the conspiracy theorists among us were done hypothesising about Google’s plans for world domination, scientists made a startling discovery.

Studies conducted by a team of scientists at Columbia University have yielded that with the rise of information accessibility tools like search engines, the functioning of the human brain has been altered. From remembering significant bits of information, it now remembers where to find that information online. This means that very often, the mind does not store data that it knows is easily available on the internet.
According to one of the researchers, Betsy Sparrow, The World Wide Web has turned into “an external memory source that we can access at any time”. Such a change in the brain’s processing might suggest that human dependence on the computer has increased to the extent of man having a symbiotic relationship with technology.

Sparrow further suggests, “Just as we learn through transactive memory [about] who knows what in our families and offices, we are learning what the computer ‘knows’, and when we should attend to where we have stored information in our computer-based memories. We are becoming symbiotic with our computer tools”.
While conspiracy theorists are busy having their ‘Aha! We-told-you-so’ moment, this may not be such a bad thing after all – depending upon how you look at it, of course. Some people believe that this development is detrimental to the human mind, while others argue that it is part of the human mind’s evolution and adaptation to the requirements of the 21th century.

 The rise of information accessibility tools like search engines, has altered the functioning of human brain. From remembering significant bits of information, it now remembers where to find that information online.
Agreed, if you are an active user of computers and the internet, think about how technology has changed your behaviour. Are you as attentive as you were before your life shifted towards computers, or has your attention span reduced? A simple online test can be accessed on the New York Times website, by logging on to tinyurl.com/focus-test.
From prothetic limbs to artificial eyes, kidneys and hearts, science is actively helping reduce physical limitations of the human body. These bionic implants, aided with advanced computing technologies, may lead to breakthroughs in human faculties of reasoning and decision-making. This does not mean that humans would become more robot-like, rather, more trustworthy eyewitnesses, decision makers and perhaps, better human beings. And, if you don’t believe, GOOGLE it!
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Fake nails for your wedding


 When hearing of fake nails, one considers long and clean nails with some application gel. Many of you will be surprised to know that fake nails come in different sizes varying from short to medium to long. Moreover, there are four different types of fake nails that you can choose from: acrylic, wrap, gel or sculptured.

But this doesn’t imply that the use of fake nails has to be taken for granted. They are a very delicate element for which fake nail care is highly important.

  • You need to clean and shape your own nails properly before having the fake nails applied.
  • The use of fake nails also requires concern after application. You need to be careful not to rub the fake nails and have minimal hand movement to avoid them falling off and injuring you.  
  • At removal, be cautious of not pulling them off hard rather be slow in doing it. After that you also have t make sure to get rid of any gel remaining on your nails. If not done so, it might again result in the formation of fungus on nails sides.   

A major fake nail tip is the surety of the brand of fake nails used. You need to confirm with your salon whether they have a premium quality product or not because inexpensive and harmful fake nails might result in deadly infection in your nails and use months to overcome it.      
Another one is that fake nails require some time at least 15 minutes to let the glue dry and harden itself in place for the long hectic day ahead.

Fake nails are usually applied during the makeup procedure or even some times done after you wear your shirt and are almost ready so that it doesn’t fall off or hurt anyone. This also depends on the salon you have chosen because one with professionals working will surely give you a greater guarantee of the quality of the service than the unknown brands. My sister had her wedding makeup done from Madeha’s that uses a special gel to apply beneath the fake nails. They really didn’t come off until pulled and also didn’t hurt while taking off.

You do become sort of bound after applying them since you have a risk of the fake nails peeling off or scratching others or even yourself so fake nail care is necessary. But the highly attractive look they provide to the bride’s hands is unquestionably obvious. They support the splendor of hands along with the henna and nail polish or French manicure you have had.

Fashion Figures, How Well I am ?


I miss those old college days when I was attending Fashion Designing Classes. I hope that I can go back into time and again work with my old Friends. But Here I am not going to discuss about my Old days or friends, but I will show you my little art work in action.

Fashion Figure! is a representation of a designers thoughts, if he don’t have money to hire any model. Lols 😉 sorry! Aham Aham Fashion industry is not much recognized in Pakistan for Lower Standard or Lower Society. I joined this industry and now I think I had just wasted my time and money also. Because I was unable to find any path to achieve my destination, which was in my mind.

Here are some of my Fashion Figures made by me when I want to become a fashion designer, I worked hard to achieve that goal but soon I realized that This Job is not for me. These figure are made on a theme of OLD England Fashion, which I saw on HBO. Color Pencils of Fiber Castle used in the making of these figures.

But One Thing I would say here ” I will not leave this work until I get something out from it”, may be some day someone will admire my work over the internet and ask me to join with him/them. Hopes are still alive, silly I am. hahahaha…..

So Here are some more Fashion Figures and I am gonna tease you people with my work hahahaha. So enjoy! And if you like them please comment because I need your comments.

And if you want to see my complete art work I will paste a link of my online Art Gallery at the end of this Post.

If you want to visit complete Art Gallery Page please Click on the following Link:

http://www.art-3000.com/artist/?id=3467

Thank you……..!

Life, a Never Ending Drama…!


According to different religions,

there are different aspects of life, different path ways, different lifestyles, different cultures & different Gods. There are many things in life, many bonds, many relations. And all these beautiful things can make our life a path way to Heaven or a lead way to Hell. Many friends lie to you, many friends help you when you need them. Because every friend is necessary to life man!

 But My Question is What is Life?

I may be wrong or my theory can be wrong about life but I will say Life is ” Pre-planned Drama of God, Which one cannot change. It would be followed and you have to act upon it as it is written. Nature cannot be changed, It is the nature of Lion to Eat Meat, He cannot eat grass because it is His Destiny.”

But I think again that why God created us If he knows everything which is happening to us and which will happen to us in future?

He created love and also the lovely, He created the world and created the creatures in it.

This play of Day and Night, continues…..

Happiness, Joy, Sorrow, Grief, Dreams, Nightmare what name will be correct for life?

May be these qoutes can reveal its Meaning….!

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
James Allen

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis

Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
William Wallace

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything in life is luck.
Donald Trump

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.
Richard Bach

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White

Do I have to own a website to use AdSense?


Yes, you must have access to edit the HTML source code of the website you submit in your application in order to be able to display Google ads or an AdSense for search box.
If you’ve created a website via a content management system (CMS) providing hosting (for example, Blogger, WordPress), you can submit its URL providing that you have access to AdSense or to the HTML source code from the interface.

If you don’t have a website, or your site isn’t compatible with JavaScript, the options below will help you get started with AdSense. Keep in mind that the AdSense ad code and search code may be used on any page on any site that complies with our Program Policies.
Create a new blog using Google’s weblog service, Blogger. Through Blogger, beginner webmasters can display Google ads without ever copying or pasting HTML code. Signing up for a Blogger account is fast, easy and free.

Once you’ve created your blog, you can begin displaying Google ads in minutes by following the instructions here.
Create a new site using Google’s web hosting service, Google Sites. To begin designing and publishing your own Google-hosted website, please visit http://sites.google.com. For more information, read “Adding AdSense to your Google Site”.
If you submit a site you don’t own (for example, http://www.google.com), you won’t be able to place the AdSense code on the site and your application will not be approved.

Motion Guide in Flash


What is Motion Guide?

Motion Guide is nothing but moving your symbol in a predefined path such as curves or circles. Learn how to move Flash objects in circular, zig zag or curved paths using Flash motion guide. Download .fla is included at the end of the tutorial.

Steps to follow :

  1. Create a graphic symbol or drag a pre-existing graphic symbol from library onto the stage. Name the layer as “graphic”
  2. Right click on the “graphic” label and select “Add Motion Guide” from the pop-up window.
  3. A new layer will appear on top of the “graphic” layer with the label “Guide:graphic” along with the guide icon.
  4. Draw the path for your symbol in this new layer using pencil or line tool.
    For example: I drew a circle for my car.
  5. Select frame 50 of guide layer and press “F5” to insert frames.
  6. Now go to “Frame 1” of “graphic” layer and drag your symbol to one end of your path. While dragging, you will see a bubble on the symbol. That bubble should go right below the path. Something like the one shown below.
  7. Now go to “Frame 50” of “graphic” layer and press F6 to insert a new keyframe.
  8. Now drag your symbol to other end of your path. Again, the bubble should go right below the path.
  9. Select any frame between 1 to 50 of your “graphic” layer. Right click and select “motion tween” from the pop-up menu.

That’s it, you are through. Press Ctrl+Enter to view your work.

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How To Make Female Body’s


I am going to begin this tutorial by addressing one of the most commonly asked questions that I receive: how to draw women’s breasts (heh, I never thought I’d actually be making a tutorial about this…. ^_^). One of the most important things you should consider is to make your subject look natural; you can draw an attractive female without making her look like a “silicon implant ad,” as a friend of mine put it. ^_^ The main problems people seem to have with drawing breasts are the shape and the placement. A lot of artists (professionals as
well as ametuers) make them look like balloons that have been taped onto the subject’s chest; this is hardly a natural look. If
you look through figure drawing books, you’ll see that they are more like halves of a sphere or overturned teacups rather than balloons.

Now, note the position. Imagine a central guideline that runs down the center of your subject’s body, as shown at the left. The breasts are at 45 degree angles from that center line, and are about halfway down the chest (shown by the red diagonal guidelines). Be very careful not to draw them too close together or too far apart, or too high on the chest; these are commonly made mistakes. As you will see in
examples below, this basic rule of the 45 degree placement will apply to pretty much whatever pose you are using.

Here is another pose, showing the torso from a front view. Note how the breasts are still located at 45 degree angles from the center line of the body. Oh, also take note of the shading. After looking at various examples, I find that shading in this fashion (rather than just following the lower curves as you would shade a sphere) makes them look
more natural.

Here is one last pose to go over the size and placement. It’s harder to see here, but the breasts are still at the 45 degree angle from the center line (which isn’t draw in this picture; sorry about that ^_^;). Notice that the leftmost breast is drawn as a half-sphere, not as a full sphere. If you want to exaggerate the size, that’s your choice, but I personally don’t think its necessary.

Now, lets move on to the neck and shoulders.
When you draw the shoulders, notice that
they are slope down smoothly, they aren’t flat.
Try to take the musculature structure of the
neck and shoulders into consideration,
especially if you are going for a more realistic
look. They should be shaped more like a
clothes hanger, and not drawn flat an hard.

One more thing I wanted to cover regarding the
torso is how to draw it if an arm is lifted. ^_^ I
have personally found this difficult sometimes, so
I figured it was a good thing to go over. If the arm
is lifted, then the back of the torso will be
exposed. Although a female’s torso isn’t as round
and full as a males, it should still stick out in the
back. Don’t make the upper torso too narrow.
Notice also how the top of the right-most breast
doesn’t just keep curving inwards in a circle;
remember that it is not a full sphere, so it is
attached to the muscles of the shoulder.

Next, let’s move on to the arms. The arms consist of
three basic sections: the upper arm, the foream, and
the hand. Each can be represented in prelimiary
sketches by oval shapes. Now, I know some people
don’t like using the shapes; you do not have to do it
this way, this is just one possible way to go about
sketching arms. Some books recommend using
cylinders, but it’s better to use flat ovals because they
more closely match the shape of the arm. It isn’t
shown here, but if the arms are held loosely at the
side, the hands should come down to the middle of
the thigh. The elbows should be at about waist length.

Once you have your basic shapes of the arms down,
you can refine them and make them look more
realistic. This is a little more difficult. ^_^ When
drawing the arms, don’t make them straight and flat;
arms have muscles, after all. ^_^ Never draw a
straight arm as just a long cylinder (unless you are
doing a super-deformed/chibi pic). ^_^ The arm starts
at the shoulder. Notice how the shoulder bulges out
slightly, then curves back down. The arm tapes
slightly inwards until you reach the elbow. At the
elbow, the arm widens again just after the elbow
where the biceps are (as shown in the topmost picture
here). The elbow itself can be a little daunting to draw.
Remember that the arm doesn’t just start curving in the other direction; there is a joint, and it should be shown (as in the top and bottom left pic). There are more examples below.

Here are some more poses for arms, this time showing how the parts of the arm overlap. It is
sometimes easier to visualize the overlapping or foreshortening if you use basic oval shapes
first, but again, you do not have to use them if you do not want to. Notice how in the topmost
picture, the arm that is moving away from us tapers and grows smaller the further away from us it is.

Legs can be another problem area for artists. It’s hard to make them shaped properly (especially when you don’t practice very
much, like me… ^_^;) Just like with the arms, it is important not to make them perfectly straight like cyliders. It is especially helpful to use ovals to help you get the shape right rather than cylinders, because the ovals
better suit the shape of the thighs and calves. The upper part of each leg should be thicker, rounder, and shorter than the lower

part of leg. When drawing the legs, start
them thicker at the top, then taper them
down until the reach the knee. As with the
elbow on the previous page, the knee should
be defined; it’s a joint and should be drawn,
the leg isn’t made of rubber. ^_^ Notice how
the knee bulges outwards slightly; the leg
doesn’t just go straight down. The muslces
on the lower leg, especially the calves,
should protrude a little.

Here are some more poses. I didn’t use the prelimiary ovals this time because I forgot,
but you should be able to see the oval shapes of the various parts of the legs. Again, I would like to bring attention to the knee, especially in the lower pictures.
When the leg is bent, the knee can be drawn like a flat plane. I shaded these legs to help give you a better idea of their form. There are better details on this in various
figure drawing books, but since you don’t often see every bone and muscle on an anime character, I didn’t feel the need to go over everything. ^_^ On the picture to the
far right, notice how the calves obscure part of the thigh. In the left pictures, notice that the lower part of the legs that are lifted up are not visible, since they are hidden
behind the rest of the leg.

Well, just as its important to be able to draw someone
from the front, you may also wish to draw them from behind. In which case, it helps to know

how to actually draw someone’s behind. ^_^ I wasn’t going to add this, but since many anime girls are draw in skin tight suits or swimsuits, it’s kind of important. Umm… I don’t know quite what to say; just be careful how you make the legs connect to the rest of the body. There’s
more info in the next section of this tutorial. If you need extra reference, get that figure drawing book by Burne Hogarth mentioned in my recommended reading section. He has several pages devoted to the subject. -_^

All right, now that we’ve gone over the major areas in detail, lets put them all together and make a full body pose. 🙂 When drawing your subject, you can either begin with the prelimiary ovals and circles, or you can go straight to the final draft, whichever you are most
comforable with. If you are using circles and ovals, then you will notice that the main body (torso and pelvis) are composed of two basic shapes, both of
which curve inwards towards the stomach. I’m not going to go over these a lot, because they have been well documented in other figure drawing tutorials. ^_^ Make sure that both of these shapes, as well as the head, are aligned along a central guidline (as shown). This guidline is pretty much the spine of the character, and will determine the pose she is going to be in. Notice here that the center line curves to the left a little on the pelvis; this is because her weight is shifted and her left hip sticks out slightly (which makes the pose a little more interesting than if her weight is evenly balanced). The body can be equally divided in half as shown to by the red guidlines. You can use that as a general reference when determing how long the legs should be in proportion to the rest of the body, but often times in anime the length of the legs is exaggerated, for both males and females, and it looks just fine. When drawing the midsection, remember to try to keep the hourglass figure shape.
Female anime characters will generally have thin shoulders, a thin stomach, and a somewhat round waist. Be careful to make the curves look natural, unless you are really good at figure drawing and can exaggerate the proportions.

Here is a similar pose, this time shown at a side angle. I have found side views to be difficult, since I had a hard time finding decent reference pictures. ^_^ Notice that the body is composed of the same basic shapes, except the shapes have
been rotated around. One of the things you need to consider when drawing from this angle is the shape of the upper torso. It isn’t shown very well here, but as you come straight down from the neck, the chest will stick out slightly at a sharp
angle as you come to the collarbone. After that point, the torso is drawn at a smooth diagonal until you reach the hemisphere shape of the breasts (remember that they are half spheres; don’t draw them like beach balls!) Beneath that, the torso continues to protrude outwards slightly until reach

the bottom of what would be the ribcage (its a little
over one headlength down from the shoulders).
After the ribcage, curve back inwards a little for
the stomach. Other things to look out for are the shape of the legs (the thighs round out in front, and are flatter in back, while the lower legs are just the opposite) and the subject’s behind (make sure you don’t exaggerate it too much). For the final pose of this tutorial, here is an example of someone drawn from behind (which you may actually need to draw at one point, especially if you are going to do manga ^_^). Just as before, the subject can be equally divided in half. Things to look out for at this angle include the neck; it connects up into the skull, and should obscure part of the face. The midsection should be somewhat hourglass shaped, but again, don’t overexaggerate the curve unless you really know your anatomy (you have to know the basics before you can start bending the rules). Don’t overdefine the lines on the behind,  since there’s little reason too. Be careful when drawing the arms; from the back, the elbows  should be more prominent than usual. Check out the section on arms for more information. That concludes the female figure drawing tutorial. I hope this gives you an understanding of basic anatomy, and helps you out when drawing full body subjects. 🙂

To See My Complete Work Please Visit This Link!

http://www.art-3000.com/artist/?id=3467

Masking – Flash Pro 8


Note:You Can Watch Video Version of The Following Tutorial Below!

  • Please carry out the following steps in Flash to create the photo masking effects.

Simple Photo Masking:

  1. Import (Ctrl + R) any color photo to be masked and its black & white version onto the stage.
  2. Now add a new Layer and move the Color picture into it. Make sure both pictures are perfectly on top of each other.
  3. Add a new Layer above the color picture layer and name it as ‘Image Mask’.
  4. Draw any vector, say a rectangle with a height more than the picture height and width say 100. Convert the vector to a graphic symbol (select and press F8).
  5. Right-click the Layer named ‘Image Mask’ and select Mask from the pop-up menu. This command will make the current ‘Image Mask’ layer to mask the layer below it (containing the color photo), resulting in the color photo being shown only the area specified by the mask layer.
  • Save your work and test the Movie (Ctrl + Enter). The movie will look similar to our example above. That’s it you have learnt simple photo masking.

Motion Photo Masking:

  1. Advanced effects can be created by using Motion Tweened animation as a mask on an object in Flash.
  2. In the above example Create Motion Tween for the rectangle graphic and make the mask slide up and down, the timeline is shown below:
  3. Save your work and test the Movie (Ctrl + Enter). That’s it, your cool photo masking advanced effect is ready!

Thanks For Watching This Tutorial Write me if You Want to Learn Anything About Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw etc or even Textile and Fashion!

Best Websites – Near Me!


Hi Folks!

It’s Me Again after few weeks, because I was suffering with high Fever! But Now Hopefully I am back. In This Post I will post Some Amazing Websites, which I think will help you a lot and you will also enjoy these site links. I will also post some blog links too.

With These Site Links you can find help of Designing, Arts, Digital Photography, Graphics, Movies etc. So here is the list check it out!

1. http://www.seeklogo.com

Description: At this site you will find almost complete range of Logos. But special thing is you will get those logos in .eps , .AI , .cdr etc means editable formats. Original files so you can change them and get them in vectors Totally Coooool!

2. http://www.deviantart.com

Description: At this site you will find almost complete range of high resolution images.  DeviantART was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. Founded in August 2000, deviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 13 million registered members, attracting 35 million unique visitors per month.

3. http://www.tutvid.com

Description: This site is about tutorials of Photoshop, Flash, HTML etc very cool site of a young boy I love his work and I hope you guys will also love his work too.

4. http://www.art-3000.com

Description: Art-3000.com website was created in an effort to help a few of my artist friends to place pictures of their paintings online. To keep the site more interesting for us and for visitors we decided to open the site for other artists as well. the service is free for everybody – you don’t need to pay to upload and display your works on our site. since the service is free and we’re paying hosting bills, we do add a limitation on the number and size of pictures you can upload. Currently you can post up to 500 pictures with maximum picture size 1 MB. We welcome any type of pictures – paintings, artistic photos, images of kids art works, practically anything related to art.

5. http://www.getbrushes.com

Description: GetBrushes.com is free Adobe Photoshop brushes directory, featuring handpicked collection of the best brushes for Photoshop on the net, all free to download and use.Here you’ll find Photoshops brushes for every style and taste, ranging from always popular decay & grunge PS brushes, over abstract and tech, to gothic, fractal, coffee spills, hair and fur photoshop brushes. Have a look around and, well, have fun… happy photoshopping.

After These 5 favorite sites of mine here is a list of some other cool websites also check them too have fun folks see you with next post.

http://www.flickr.com

http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com

http://www.300mbmovies.com

http://www.grafx-design.com

And hehehe here is the complete list must watch it will improve you knowledge and help you too! http://www.100bestwebsites.org/.

Business Card!


Howdy This is Me Again,

This Post is a kind of tutorial that how to make business card? First let me tell you that what is a business card and why we use it for!

Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. They are shared during formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid.

1. Designation of The Person

2. Logo of Company

3. Tag Line of The Company

4. Address

5. Contact #s

6. Sometimes Photograph of The Owner

These are the few things that a business card has in it. Although it totally depends upon you how do you want to represent your or your company. These cards are just an Idea of you or your company if I describe them in simple words.

Down Here is a an Example of Visiting or Business Card You can also watch it’s making in video by click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE5eTZZza6w.

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