Visual arts

Europe at night generated from urban areas
Europe at night in false colour
You have probably seen many of those stunning pictures of continents at night taken by a satellite or an astronaut. I wanted to create my (...)
December 15, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps, Visual arts
A simple way to create “radiating waves” in Photoshop
There’s a technique I found about recently that I wanted to share with my readers. There is a simple way to create an impression of (...)
July 4, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
Creating a dashed line with two colours in Illustrator
It is possible to create dashed lines in Adobe Illustrator using the “dashed line” option in the Stroke panel (Window → (...)
February 5, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
How to make Adobe Illustrator remember arrowhead settings
If you ever tried to draw a bunch of arrows in Adobe Illustrator, you were probably frustrated by the fact that Illustrator does not (...)
February 1, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
Island by Jakub Marian
Drawing an island in Photoshop
I have recently discovered a technique for drawing a relatively realistic-looking island in Photoshop, including the water that surrounds (...)
January 16, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts

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Xor 3D: Generating random pseudo-3D images using Xor
When I was around thirteen, I created a program called Random Image that could be used to create pictures partly generated by random (...)
July 17, 2012 – Jakub MarianVisual arts