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New Photo Set: Lets Go to the Movies

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

A new premium Themed Set is available for download on StockedPhotos.com. The photo series is a movie themed set that was photographed at a movie theater which was closed down exclusively for our photo shoot. The series takes place in various locations across the venue in including the ticket line, box office, concession stand, lobby, projection booth, the theater itself, and of course the interrupting ushers. Several preview images of the set can be found below:


View the full photo series here.

Write for Us and Get Exposed!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
The BoxedArt blog is growing like a weed! Although this section of BoxedArt is new compared to the 8 year history of BoxedArt.com, we have regular readers coming back each week for helpful and hilarious information. To keep our readers satisfied, we’re looking for some guest contributors to submit their writing to be published on our blog. If you think you might have the stuff to contribute, here’s what we’re looking for in what we publish:

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MailBOX: Why Aren’t Your Website Templates in English? Lorem Ipsum?

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Today I thought I’d answer a user question that I saw come through our support box. This question is a pretty simple one, but has come up a several times over the years among new webmasters, and hopefully this will clear things up for any other uncertain users our there.

“Hello,

I’m working with your templates and see that they are all filled up with foreign words. Do you have English versions of your templates? How do I get the templates translated?

John”.

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10 Types of Forum Spammers

Friday, June 12th, 2009

We’re all familiar with spam, including web forum spam, which is most recognizable in the form of an obnoxious post that offers to sell or promote some seldom needed product or service. However, there are many other types of forum spam out there that can be often overlooked. I have assembled a list of the ten types of forum spam that you might encounter, ordered from most innocent to most sinister. Each spam type has been issued a Super Villain nickname along with a summary description and an example: (more…)

30 Top #crapsuperpowers Found on Twitter

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The hash #crapsuperpowers had made a recent trend on twitter; a topic that should be self explanatory. Below are 30 of the best (or worst) crap super powers recently posted with this hash, along with commentary (for added enjoyment).

1. Precognition of your own bowel movements. PassiveSmoker

When you gotta go, you’ll know.

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10 Websites and Services We Loved in the 90s

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

At some point in the late twentieth century, all of mankind was united in celebration. We marveled in our own magnificence as we gave birth to widely accessible Internet access.

If you were a web addict back in the late 1990′s, and tinkered with your own website, then there were some tools and services you were bound to come across. We now pay tribute to those early services as we look back on the 10 Web Sites and Services We Loved in the 1990s!

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Why Your Photo Looks Different on the Web than on Your Desktop

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Do you take photos with the intention of uploading them to the web? If you own a computer and a camera, the answer is probably yes. Amateur photography seems to be one of the top hobbies found in online culture, and there are many services to support this hobby, from photo sharing sites like flickr, to micro-stock photo sites such as istock. However, with the countless number of amateur photographers submitting their photos online, there are bound to be some issues.

Recently, in our own stock photo resource, stockedphotos.com, we reviewed a photo set where the photos looked one way when viewed on our desktops (using Microsoft Picture Viewer), but did not retain their vivid, bright colors and effects when viewed online or in a web browser.

Below is an example of this discrepancy:

As you can clearly see, the image on top is much more colorful than the image on the bottom, and the image on the bottom is very muted and dull by comparison. However, if you were to save these files to your computer and view them side by side in a picture viewer, you would see that the images actually appear identical, and there is no variance in hue, luminance, or saturation.

Keep in mind, that in this instance, the above image was not produced as a result of an amateur photo shoot. This series was shot by a seasoned professional photographer, recognized by name, and with years of experience in the industry. So what issue could be having such a large impact, destroying the luster of images found across the web, shot by amateur and professional photographer alike, and if the photos look identical offline, what is making the photos look different from when viewed in a web browser?

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Tutorial: Create a Pattern Background with Photoshop

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Ever see those cool photo effects where it looks like the image has been curled upwards like the page of a book? Well, here, in this tutorial you can learn to create this very same photo curl effect to use on your own website photos.

Check out the tutorial here.

Tutorial: Create a Photo Curl Effect With Photoshop

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Ever see those cool photo effects where it looks like the image has been curled upwards like the page of a book? Well, here, in this tutorial you can learn to create this very same photo curl effect to use on your own website photos.

Check out the tutorial here.

Hot New Themed Set – Punk You Up

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Another fine addition added to stockedphotos.com today – a Themed Set named “Punk You Up”. This new set can best be described as sexy, punky, and grungy. A small taste of the set is below:

Check out the full update at stockedphotos here.


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