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20 Cross Photos for Easter

Cross Photos are numerous and reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus made for us. The cross is a a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is the best-known religious symbol of Christianity. It is related to the crucifix (a cross that includes a usually three-dimensional representation of Jesus’ body) and to the more general family of cross symbols. Here are 20 Beautiful Free Photos of the Cross that you can use in your graphic design work. More Cross Photos are all available on morguefile.com. Click the image you like to visit and download. Read the morgue license to stay within the copyright rules of the site. Enjoy. Share your work with us if possible by posting them to our Flickr Group or leaving a link below in the comments area.  [sociallocker]     [/sociallocker]

Beautiful Free Photos of Fathers

Beautiful Free Photos of Fathers

Beautiful Free Photos of Fathers: Fathers are the rock and builders of our society and we depend on them for many things. They may seem distant at times but, most are just busy thinking of how they can provide and others may be thinking about the next big thing (sports maybe :). God is our ultimate and  best father there is. He provides, love, sacrifice, protect and rebuke us. We found these beautiful photos of Fathers on Morguefile.com and though we would share. Fathers Day is when we celebrate our fathers these images can be used to create graphic design pieces for  church, school or home. Just follow the morgue license for guidelines on the usage of these photos. We hope your creations are marvelous – share them with us if you can by leaving a link to in the comment section below.  Click on each image to go and download…    read more 

Modesty-Your Spiritual Act of Worship Part 2

March 8, 2012 |

Now, here is what I think are some of the reasons immodesty is such a big sensual problem in the church today: 1) I believe, the biggest problem with immodesty is that it is a very well disguised idolatry. Anything that we replace God with to make us feel whole, to fulfill us emotionally, to make us feel wanted and desired, to lift our self-image, to make us reach our goals (such as attracting a husband-to-be), or to make our lives feel complete is an idol. For example, a man does not lust for the sake of lusting: a man lusts because momentary this physically attractive woman makes him feel a satisfaction he hasn’t fulfilled with his relationship to Christ. The same applies to other sins such as getting drunk–nobody gets drunk to make a fool of himself—people get drunk to escape a reality they do not like because they…    read more 

INSPIKS FLICKR GROUP SHOWCASE

INSPIKS Flickr Group Showcase #14

INSPIKS Flickr Group: It is time again for another roundup of images from our Flickr group. This group features design and photography from many Christians artist around the world. Select pictures are chosen every other month to be featured in our roundup. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page. Enjoy! Thumbnail Image by: Clem Onojeghuo   [sociallocker]                                                   Artist remain the original copyright holder of all their materials. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth by Flickr is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise. Please contact the respective owners if you wish to use any…    read more 

INSPIKS FLICKR GROUP SHOWCASE 13

INSPIKS Flickr Group Showcase #13

December 12, 2011 |

INSPIKS Flickr Group: A Merry Christmas to one and all. It is time again for another roundup of images from our Flickr group. This group features design and photography from many Christians artist around the world. Select pictures are chosen every other month to be featured in our roundup. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Enjoy! Thumbnail Image: God with Us by Wallpapers Avenue     [sociallocker]                                                                   Artist remain the original copyright holder of all their materials. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth by Flickr is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the…    read more 

INSPIKS FLICKR GROUP SHOWCASE #12

INSPIKS Flickr Group Showcase #12

October 13, 2011 |

INSPIKS Flickr Group: It is time again for another roundup of images from our Flickr group. This group features design and photography from many Christians artist around the world. Select pictures are chosen every other month to be featured in our roundup. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page. Enjoy! Thumbnail Image: Peace Coreopsis by Julie Legg   [sociallocker]                                           Artist remain the original copyright holder of all their materials. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth by Flickr is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise. Please contact the respective owners if you wish to use any of their images. (Click…    read more 

BEAUTIFUL IMAGES IN REMEMBRANCE OF 911

Beautiful Images in Remembrance of 911

September 10, 2011 |

Beautiful Images in Remembrance of 911: Who would have thought that an airplane would be used as a weapon against the citizens of America? People woke up to a regular day, to the hustle and bustle of life, not expecting anything but the normal routine, but the terror acts of a few changed our lives in many ways. Whether you were in New York or on the other side of the world, you could not watch the images of the planes crashing into the towers and not be shocked, outraged and disgusted at the devastation and massive loss of lives displayed before our eyes. As we reflect on the events of this day, say a prayer for the families that were affected by this tragedy, pray also for those that would orchestrate such terrible acts. [sociallocker] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do…    read more 

How Sexual Immorality Affects the Body of Christ

September 7, 2011 |

Today I watched the Francis Chan sermon called “Holiness” and he talked about some verses that we don’t normally hear about. “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For ‘the two,’ He says, ‘shall become one flesh.’” 1 Corinthians 6:15-16 The image that Paul paints here is very strong. You see as Christians we are all part of the body of Christ, this isn’t something to be taken lightly. We all know that sexual immorality creates a spiritual bond between two people. When we are involved in sexual immorality as Christians, whether it be pornography or sexual activity outside of marriage, it’s forcing the spirit of Christ within us to engage…    read more 

Evolutionary Tales Exposed: Part 1- The Origin of Life

What is life? Is it just having the right combinations of proteins in just the right order? Is a man nothing more than a collection of substances and chemicals that happened to somehow `become alive`? Evolutionists claim that the process of life was started by some unknown process, millions (or billions) of years ago. This is the foundation of the evolutionary theory. Is there proof that this is really what happened? One of the greatest weaknesses of evolutionary theory is that there are too many forms of life to have happened by chance, and the building blocks of life are too complex to have just somehow `happened`. Could a cell by chance come into being that “has the DNA instructions to fill one thousand 600-page books?” -(National Geographic).   Examples: 1. Research has shown that the requirements for life are so complex that chance and even billions of years could…    read more 

Create a Painted Poster using Photoshop Filters

Create a Painted Poster: Photoshop Paint filters can be used give a painted look to your images. Here is a quick tutorial on how to accomplish the painted look. The goal of this design was to get a painted effect, that kept some of the realism of the original image still intact. The use of the default filters in Photoshop is usually discouraged among seasoned designers, because the effects are usually obvious, but if time is taken to customize and mix the filters, you can get some interesting effects.  Lets dig in!     Inspiration Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139.23-24 Resource KP 45 (Ryan Aréstegui) from Stock.xchng Angelic War Font from Dafont Helvetica World from My fonts   Final Image [sociallocker] Step 1 Open…    read more 

Create a Cinematic Aerial Scene in Photoshop

In this this tutorial, we will create a cinematic aerial scene in Photoshop. The idea behind this was to create a dramatic scene that looked like it was from a movie. By using free stock photos and some simple techniques and graphic design rules such as perspective, lighting and overlapping, I accomplished the task. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own stock imagery.   Inspiration: This image was inspired by: 1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.   Final Image   Resource Canyon from Stock.xchng Lake Powell Sunset from Stock.xchng Aircraft6 from Stock.xchng Fighter planes at airshow 4 from Stock.xchng Tornado Jet from Stock.xchng F-15 Strike Eagle from Stock.xchng Eagle fighter Jet at Air Show from Stock.xchng Sun Flare from Wikipedia Commons   Step 1 Open the…    read more 

INSPIKS FLICKR GROUP SHOWCASE #10

INSPIKS Flickr Group Showcase #10

It is time again for another roundup of images from our INSPIKS Flickr Group. This group features design and photography from many Christians artist around the world. Select pictures are chosen every other month to be featured in our roundup. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page. Enjoy! Image Thumbnail: Beloved Son by Fr. Stephen, MSC [sociallocker]                                                       Artist remain the original copyright holder of all their materials. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth by Flickr is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise. Please contact the owner if you wish to use…    read more 

Create Glossy Cloud Icons in Photoshop

April 29, 2011 |

Create Glossy Cloud Icons in Photoshop: In this tutorial we will be creating some glossy weather icons, that can be used on website or in your graphic design projects. The two icons we will be creating is a Sunny Daytime icon and a Moonlit Nighttime Icon. Let’s get started! Glossy Cloud Daytime Weather  Icon   Step 1 Create a new document and set the size to 512 pixels x 512 pixels at a resolution of 300 dpi. This will allow our icons to be high quality enough to be reduced to smaller size for web projects without loosing quality. [sociallocker] Step 2 We will start out by creating the clouds. Create a New Layer above the Background Layer and name it “Cloud”. Make sure your foreground color is set to black. Draw a rounded rectangle with the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Use the Fill Pixels option with a Radius of 100…    read more 

Recycle – Reduce – Reuse

April 25, 2011 |

About a year ago every time I went to pray I felt uneasy, like something was missing. I think I knew what it was but I ignored it thinking, “Is this really from God?” But after few weeks I decided that’s it: I was going to do something about it! The problem was that I didn’t take very good of the environment, and that bothered me a lot. Mind you, I never throw garbage in public places; since my childhood my mom had taught me to carry my garbage with me until I come across a garbage bin or even take it all the way home. I always turn off the lights and electronics when I don’t need them. But I felt that there is much more to do. So I bought one of those recycle bins from Wal-Mart and I’ve been recycling my papers and soft drinks cans ever…    read more 

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 

Create an Extravagant Composition in Photoshop CS5

This Extravagant Composition in Photoshop CS5 is based on a piece I did called Extravagant Worship, the image was inspired by the worship song,  ‘Til I See Your Face by Miriam Webster. We will start out by compositing multiple images, then use some custom brushes to paint in some details, then finish up by adding color and lighting to bring everything together. lets dig In! Final Image   Resources PREMADE Beach Stock by xxfantaisiamanipsxx stock 695 by blacksockstock stock 683 by blacksockstock Cloud Photoshop Brushes by leboef 24 Clouds by Milanda Clouds by by esterliquori Flock of Pigeons Brush for PS7 by BeltaneFireStock Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients by DesignFolio Step 1 [sociallocker] Open the Premade Beach Stock image in Photoshop. Double click the image’s layer in the layer palette to make it a new layer. We will use the natural lighting of the image. Flip the image horizontally, since we want most…    read more 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics

March 21, 2011 |

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics: This is the second part of our three-part series on Digital Painting. In the first tutorial, we covered setting up a Wacom Tablet for use in Photoshop. This tutorial covers setting up a New Document. It is about the considerations we may need to make in creating a new document whether it be an image for Print or Web. Web is generally 72 dpi/ppi | Print is generally 300 dpi/ppi. Next tutorial in the series: Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics – Brush Settings

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INSPIKS Flickr Group Showcase #9

March 15, 2011 |

It has been an exciting year so far and today we are featuring some of the most fantastic images that have been posted in the INSPIKS Flickr Group.  If you are not a member of our Flickr Group, we encourage you to join and participate and meet some cool friends of the faith, that continues to encourage each other in good works and lead others to the saving grace of Jesus Christ through their images and writings. Image Thumbnail: water 28 by Forgiven!   [sociallocker]                               Artist remain the original copyright holder of all their materials. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth by Flickr is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise. Please contact the owner if you wish to use…    read more 

Adding Drama to Your Images

January 19, 2011 |

Adding Drama to Your Images: Today we’re going to cover the process I use to add drama to an image. By combining HDR, RAW, and Black and White images together in Photoshop we can achieve some very unique and stunning effects. While not applicable to all instances this technique is a great way to really set your work apart.   Final Image  

Looking at Life in a Whole New Light

January 3, 2011 |

Jesus said, I came to give life, not death, a life in Him. When we get our eyes off the flaws and set them on the real, true beauty, the face of Jesus, we begin to see in a whole new light. When we read His word, we begin to see another image, a reflection of Jesus- his precious Word begins to shine in our hearts. New life begins anew and a seed is planted, and another…. I can see beauty in a stick, yes… in the simplest of things. My mind and thoughts have been renewed, changed, because the word of God has renewed my wrong/dark thinking into a right/light/godly thinking…. I don’t see all the flaws in self, others, and things in this life as I once did. We know this world is passing away and will, however the Lord said, HIS Word shall never pass away!!! For…    read more 

How to Shoot Star Trails

December 15, 2010 |

How to Shoot Star Trails: In this tutorial we’ll leave the computer and head out into the wild. I’ll be explaining the processes I use to shoot star trails images. So what is a star trails image? A star trails image is created by setting a camera on a tripod and opening its shutter for at least an hour. The rotation of the Earth makes the stars appear to travel in circles, and how do you shoot it exactly? Well, that’s just what this tutorial is going to explain to us, so lets get out there! [sociallocker]   Examples Star Trails Photography     [/sociallocker]

The Word That Satisfies Our Thirst

December 13, 2010 |

The Lord fills us with His word, the more we drink of the Living waters and eat of His word, the more in the likeness of His image we become…. for it is written to all who would hear and are thirsty and do hunger after Christ Jesus: Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. – Isaiah 55:1 You see, the invitation here is made to all. ‘Everyone’ is entreated to come. It is not offered to the elect only, or to the rich, the great, the noble; but it is made to all. He came for us, the sinner. Our best is filthy rags. It is impossible to conceive of language more universal in its nature than this, and while this stands in the Word of…    read more 

Best Tutorials – November 2010

November 29, 2010 |

Each month we feature some of the best Photoshop tutorials and this month is no exception! These tutorials range from cool photo typography effect, abstract mosaics, elegant website layouts and a cool grungy photo manipulation project. Check them out, you may find something that you like! Create Beautiful Abstract Mosaics In this tutorial, Fabio from Abduzeedo will show you how to create a deconstructed image using a pattern made out of cubes. The idea is try to simulate a mosaic but with a more abstract and up-to-date interpretation. View Tutorial Create a 3D Industrial-style Download Icon in Photoshop This tutorial teaches you how to create a unique 3D download folder icon with textures. Learn some useful techniques for creating more visually impressive 3D icons. View Tutorial Modern 3D Text Effect In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to step outside my usual Photoshop Only philosophy and use the 3D rendering power…    read more