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Jamaican yellow pages

Jamaican Yellow Pages Controversy… Storm in a Thimble

If you have a problem with the front cover of your copy of the current Jamaican yellow pages directory (dance hall scene) why not just flip it over to the back cover (ska/rocksteady scene) or better still just tear off the front cover. This is a simple solution to a simple problem in my view. The cover is almost literally a flat (two-dimensional) cardboard photo and that disturbs or turns on some of us? Give me a break. Now, though I am trained in music and philosophy and have been a Christian for 49 years I would not venture to do any kind of research at a live dance hall session because I personally could not “plead the blood of Jesus” fervently enough to keep all sections of my anatomy calm. Even then my possible response to the visual stimuli in that setting would be essentially saying much more about…    read more 

20 Awesome Photoshop Actions

20 Awesome Photoshop Actions

June 18, 2016 |

20 Awesome Photoshop Actions Explore the hottest photo effects released this year; transforming images into stunning creative. What is a Photoshop Action An action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files—menu commands, panel options, tool actions, and so on. For example, you can create an action that changes the size of an image, applies an effect to the image, and then saves the file in the desired format. The Photoshop actions in the post is a list of the most creative and powerful actions that were created for sale on graphicriver.net in 2016. use them to finish up your creative work or start a new one. Most of these actions are very easy to use with just one click of the play button. Have fun creating and don’t forget to experiment by combining more than one actions. Dynamize Photoshop Action…    read more 

Beautiful Christian T-Shirts by Kaleb’s Witness

March 22, 2014 |

Kaleb’s Witness Christian T-Shirts is a South Florida based online Christian T-Shirts store proclaiming the Christian faith through a creative line of high quality, durable merchandise that includes clothing, jewelry, art, accessories and other items. Romans 13:14 tells us to “clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.” As Christians, we’re walking billboards for Christ; we should be bold witnesses (2 Cor. 3:12), living our faith, inside and out, Check out some of their T-shirts below.     Without the light of Jesus Christ, we are all spiritually blind. Only through Jesus can our minds and hearts become illuminated to clearly and correctly see things for what they really are. Price: $24.99     God’s love for us never wavers; it never changes. This is why we can never ‘out sin’ God’s forgiveness. In spite of our flaws, He loves us and is faithful to forgive us over and over again, “not…    read more 

Inspirational Christian Art Archive

Inspirational Christian Art Archive

December 24, 2012 |

Our Inspirational Christian Art Archive has been in production since 1998. The package consists of 287 files.  They are provided for the sake of ministering to people. We pray that you are blessed by the combination of artwork and the Word of God which are portrayed in each piece. Feel free to download and share them. Inspirational Images by INSPIKS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Masks

Digital Painting in Photoshop Ep.16 – Masks and Selections

December 23, 2011 |

Digital Painting in Photoshop Ep.16 – Masks and Selections : This tutorial will cover the basics of painting with Masks and Selections, you should look at Episode 11, that covers Line Art before looking at this, so you get a good understanding of what we are doing. 1. Making Lineart/Inks 2. Creating Masks 3. Creating Custom Patterns 4. Laying in Patterns 5. Painting in Selections     Digital Painting in Photoshop Ep.16 – Masks and Selections [sociallocker] [/sociallocker]    

Spectacular Photos of Creation

Spectacular Photos of Creation-Part 1

August 31, 2011 |

These photos are just a small snippet of Creation, they show the awesome Power and Magnificence of God. Take some time to look around your environment and you will see His handy work. Thank Him and Praise Him for what He has done. Our prayer is that you will draw closer to Him and your relationship will be strengthened. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.,And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the…    read more 

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CHRISTIAN ALBUM ART

Absolutely Stunning Christian Album Art

August 17, 2011 |

Absolutely Stunning Christian Album Art – On stepping into a music store, our eyes are immediately attracted to the beautiful album art. Graphic Design plays a major part in capturing our attention and communicating the message of the album. Below you will find some of the best Christian album art, enjoy!     Pages – Shane & Shane   Surrender – Seventh Day Slumber   My Brightness – Charlie Hall   Not Afraid – Stephanie Smith   Hear My Worship – Jason Ingram   You Are Everything – Matthew West   There Is A Savior – Sandi Patty   Forever You Reign – Nicole C. Mullen Choose – Christy Nockels   Let it Fade – Jeremy Camp Blessed And Highly Favored – The Clark Sisters   Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin   All I Want – Phillip LaRue   Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin   Give…    read more 

Digital Painting in Photoshop Epi 1: Introduction

June 15, 2011 |

This is a introduction to our Digital Painting in Photoshop Tutorials, we have introduced a few tutorials before that deals with the topic. This tutorial will review some of the things we discussed. Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software such as Photoshop 1. Let’s get started!   Topics Include: 1. Overview of the series 2. Installing updates and drivers 3. Setting Up Wacom Tablet 4. Making a glideglove [sociallocker] Speed Painting a Female Face – Natalie Portman [/sociallocker]

Scientific Accuracy in the Bible Revealed

The Bible is not primarily a book of science, but it does contain numerous scientific facts. We laugh at some of the scientific data that was available  just a few hundred years ago. If man alone were the author of the Bible, we would expect to find many such errors contained in it. However, if we examine the scientific data of the Bible and find it to be accurate to present-day scientific laws, then we have powerful evidence for divine inspiration given by God to the authors. The scientific data found in the Bible are not only accurate, but were revealed thousands of years before man discovered them for himself. The Bible does not contain any errors typical of the time in which it was written. Would we expect anything less from a book inspired by God? The scriptures are replete with statements suggesting scientific knowledge which predates the corresponding…    read more 

Best Tutorials - May 2011

Best Tutorials – May 2011

June 1, 2011 |

May was an amazing month, packed with some amazing Photoshop tutorials. If you missed them, you can find them here. In this month’s roundup we have chosen some great high quality selections with a wide range of topics, such as abstract typography, surreal Illustrations and Special Effects, etc. Please take a moment to check them out, have fun learning!!   How to Paint a Surreal Scene in Photoshop Learn how to create this fantastic drawing by Hatice Bayramoglu. You will learn the process she uses to create drawings in Photoshop…… Create a Dramatic Action Scene in Photoshop Design a dramatic war torn scene in Photoshop. The design features a soldier standing in the streets of war torn Manhattan….. Create a Surreal Landscape Using Photo Manipulation In this tutorial you will learn tips on how to make a surreal photo manipulation…… Create PowerPoint Presentation Graphics in Photoshop Learn how to create…    read more 

Bryan Clark

Amazing Church Animations by Bryan Clark

May 18, 2011 |

Today we feature the art of Bryan Clark. Bryan is an animator from Oklahoma City and does some amazing spots as senior graphic designer at LifeChurch.tv. Bryan does not work for LifeChurch.tv anymore but you can still download some of his work from LifeChurch.tv OPEN, a free resource with thousands of files geared towards Church Marketing. Check out more of Byran’s amazing artistry at bryanclark.wordpress.com.           [sam id=3 codes=’false’]  

Create A Planetary Star Field in Photoshop

Create A Planetary Star Field in Photoshop: In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a Planetary Star Field using masks and a few star brushes. Photoshop brushes are very powerful, they can simulate real life objects, like trees, birds and in our case, a Planetary Star Field. You can find many free brushes online at places like Brusheezy and Deviant Art. While this is a fairly simple process to achieve, there are a few tips and tricks that can be applied to any project to increase productivity and enhance the realism of your scene. Lets get started! Inspiration This tutorial was inspired by Tyler van der Hoeven’s Image called Star Field. Thanks to Tyler for graciously allowing me to use his high-resolution photo in the process of recreating the image. The image reminded me of Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work…    read more 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics

March 14, 2011 |

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics: This is the first part of a series of Digital Painting in Photoshop tutorials, in this tutorial you will learn about setting up your Wacom tablet properties in Photoshop. Although the Tablet covered is the Intuos4 there is information that is still useful and relative to the Intuos3 tablet. Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. Enjoy! Next tutorial in the series: Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics – Setting up New Document

Best Tutorials – January 2011

January 26, 2011 |

We have a great line-up of tutorials this month, that will satisfy your artistic thirst! These tutorials range from cool photo manipulations, abstract illustrations, cool typography effects and much more. Check them out, you may find something that you like! Extremely Glossy and Shiny Text Effect In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to see how to create extremely glossy and shiny text effect with glitter texture. We will use simple techniques blending and layer style effects.. View Tutorial Undress a Giraffe in Photoshop Have you ever wanted to know what a Giraffe looks like without its spots? If so, this tutorial is for you. This tut we will demonstrate how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots. View Tutorial Honey Bubbles Text Effect In this very easy Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to see how to create warm honey text effect with bubbles texture. We will use simple techniques such…    read more 

The Road of Change

January 10, 2011 |

Our driveway is a piece of art. At the top, it’s all concrete, which then switches over to chip’n seal. Next comes a run of very beat up blacktop before finishing off with a final cracked section of concrete. The changes are abrupt and shocking and to ride your smooth bike tires down it can be an adventure at times. Yet, it seemed a fitting subject for the life changes that are taking place with me these days. I just finished up my last day at the farm where I’ve been working for the past three years of my life. I’ve already been offered two new job positions in the past week, yet I am so sad to leave and feel unprepared to step out once again into the unknown. But, God has my steps all laid out, one right after the other, just out of my sight and I…    read more 

Best Tutorials – October 2010

October 28, 2010 |

Each month we feature some of the best Photoshop tutorials and this month is exciting! The tutorials range from cool photo manipulations, a cute twitter bird icon and  awesome digital creations. Check them out, you may find something that you like! Giant Man In The City – Photoshop Tutorial In this tutorial you learn how to simulate a big man standing in the middle of a city. View Tutorial Design A Creative Portfolio in Photoshop In this tutorial you will learn how to create a clean web layout with a nice background illustration. View Tutorial Create A Realistic Loaf of Bread in Photoshop This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a realistic looking loaf of bread in Photoshop. View Tutorial [sam id=3 codes=’false’]   Draw Realistic Liquids in Vector Art Learn numerous Illustrator techniques to create vector liquid, by playing around with Illustrator’s Mesh tool, Warp tool and layer blending…    read more 

Xara 3D Type in a Wallpaper Project

Blending Xara 3D Type in a Wallpaper Project

October 15, 2010 |

Xara 3D Type in a Wallpaper Project: Photo manipulation is always fun, it opens the spectrum of what we can create in Photoshop and allow our imagination to run wild! Today we will be re-creating a wallpaper called “Life”. In this wallpaper, I used some simple techniques to pull all my elements together, like 3D typography from Xara3D, and a few images. The inspiration for this image came from a reflection on how we can see the majesty of God in creation. Every living thing has a purpose in the circle of life, and we can’t help, but give God the glory and honor! Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created. Revelation 4:11 Final Image Skill Level Intermediate Resources Xara3DMushroom Image From Stock.xchngRobin Image From From…    read more 

Best Websites to Find Free Stock Photos

July 30, 2010 |

One of the hardest thing for designers is to find that single image that fits our design idea. Sometimes we spend more time looking for photos than we spend on the actual design, but when we find that one gem of an image it makes a world of difference. That’s why I put this list of the best websites to find stock photos together. The list contains websites that range from free stock photos to free graphic resources. I also included some paid subscription sites, like ShutterStock and Dreamstime and some websites I often use to get free textures and graphic resources. Enjoy!   [sociallocker] Free Stock Photos EveryStockPhoto Search engine for free stock photos and clip art for the stock photography community including images of creative commons and public domain and other free licenses. Flickr Creative Commons All the content on this page is protected by a Attribution License….    read more 

PRAISE CHALLENGE CHRISTIAN ART

Praise Challenge Christian Art

INSPIKS created Christian Art of the 100 days praise challenge. We posted praise scriptures on a daily basis and share them with our readers. The praise challenge was started by our friends over at w2wsoul.com. Each day was geared towards giving praise to God, instead of asking Him for stuff. The 100 Day Praise Challenge started June 22, 2010, and ended September 30, 2010. Praise the Lord even when you don’t feel like it – keep pressing forward and keep praising Him. We guarantee that you will see a growth in your relationship with Him and in any trial that you may be experiencing.   Thanks to all who had a chance to participate, God Bless you! Feel free to use these images in your Church and daily devotions and continue to lift Jesus higher! DOWNLOAD

Sermon Titles

Creative Sermon Title Church Artworks

Creative Sermon Title Church Artworks in this gallery can be used to correspond with your sermon outline or Bible Study.  They work great in PowerPoint presentations or with EasyWorship Presentation software. Sermon Title Art by INSPIKS | Inspirational Pictures is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. [ Image Usage ]

Amazing Christian Videos by Bjorn Amundsen

February 24, 2010 |

This month we are featuring the work of Bjorn Amundsen, a Christian Visual Effects (VFX) artist from Vimeo. Bjorn Amundsen’s VFX work is truly amazing, especially his narrative Typography Design. We are impressed with the quality of his productions, which communicates the message of The Gospel in a way that grabs your attention. Bjorn is a motion designer, photographer, video producer, director, and technologist with over 5 years of media experience. His feature film work can be seen on the title sequence for Furious Love, directed by Darren Wilson. He has done visual effects work on music videos for bands like Uh Huh Her and Motion City Soundtrack. He is in his second consecutive term as creative director of the triennial CHIC conference, developing the brand, marketing, and video content  for a +5000 high school students. He has traveled the globe to create content for such clients as Youth Specialities,…    read more 

BRILLIANT BOKEH WALLPAPERS

Brilliant Bokeh Wallpapers

November 30, 2009 |

Bokeh Wallpapers – In photography, bokeh is the blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. If you want to create your own, try this tutorial: Bokeh usually occurs at the parts of the scene that is outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. Today you can find bokeh being used in graphic design, below you will find a mixture of bokeh captured by the camera lens and some created in graphic design software. enjoy! Try these cool Bokeh Wallpapers and share them with a friend.   [sociallocker]                                                                    …    read more 

Spectacular Photos of Creation-Part 3

September 15, 2009 |

This post continues our Spectacular Photos of Creation series, we have looked at many photos, and yet, we have seen just a small sample of the majesty of what was created. There are so many animals, birds and fishes, it is beyond our imagination, and to think, some of the animals that were created are already extinct. and we are still discovering unknown species in the rain forest and in the depths of the ocean. As you reflect upon the work of God, take time out to give him thanks and praise! For this is what the LORD says—He who created the heavens, He is God; He who fashioned and made the earth, He founded it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— He says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other. Isaiah 45:18 Cow Lomo by Skinnyde For every beast…    read more 

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