zorobro:

Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

 Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Tbsp unrefined granulated sugar, such as evaporated cane juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp beaten egg, preferably organic (cover & chill remaining beaten egg for tomorrow’s cookie cup… you will be making another one!)
  • tiny splash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (can substitute with 3:1 of cake flour and all purpose flour)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • tiny pinch salt
  • heaping 1 Tbsp grain-sweetened chocolate chips, such as Sunspire

Instructions

In a small ramekin or microwavable cup, combine softened butter and both sugars; stir well with a spoon. Stir in beaten egg and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for 35-40 seconds. Let cookie rest at room temperature for about 10 seconds before devouring.

Nutritional Information:

253.2 calories, 13.8 grams fat, 8.4 grams saturated fat, 2.9 grams fiber, 17.5 grams sugars, 2.4 grams protein

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Anonymous: Hi there! I remember you found an image of a pilot taking a selfie "mid-flight" and then the original image below it, which was in an airport. Do you have an idea of how the photoshopper was able to change the reflection on the body (blue part) of the aircraft? Thanks!
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thefrogman:

I think I can be of assistance. 

First you must mask out the plane. You can use the pen tool or polygon lasso to cut around everything. I recommend zooming in to 800% so you get a lot of accuracy with your selection. Once your selection is done, create a layer mask from it.

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Next thing is add a nice sky background. Just copy and paste behind the plane. 

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To get the reflection, add the sky background again on a top layer. Free transform and warp it so it roughly has clouds over the place you want. I gave my clouds a good spherizing filter so they had a warped look to them. 

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Do your remember that layer mask you created for the plane? If you control + click on that mask, you can bring back the selection. Now you can add a layer mask to our mess of clouds here. Change the layer blending mode to Soft Light. 

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Soft Light may not always be the right choice. You’ll have to play around with the different modes to see what works best with your image. You can also reduce the opacity if they are coming in too strong.

Now we need to do some clean up. I recommend just getting a large eraser with hardness set to 0%. (heh, hardness) Slowly eat away at the spots where you don’t want the clouds reflected. 

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The next step is to add a nuclear holocaust. Find yourself a nice mushroom cloud and bring it into the picture. 

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With a soft eraser brush, just eat away at the bits you don’t want. This doesn’t have to be super accurate. A little softness on the edges will help it blend. This particular mushroom cloud has way too much yellow. Using Hue/Saturation, I went to the yellows and just dragged the saturation all the way down. Then I moved the cloud into place.

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Add an orange photo filter to the clouds to make them a bit spooky. 

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Let’s give that fella a laser. 

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Just fill a selection with white and add a green outer glow.

OH NO THE ENGINE BLEW UP! 

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Find some fire on a black background and set the blend mode to “screen.” Add smoke with soft brushes on low opacity. Just build it up one click at a time until it looks smokey. OR, you can find smoke brushes on the internet. Don’t forget to duplicate your firey engine in the plane’s reflection!

And the final step is to add some aliens shooting nuclear death beams.

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Just click the “alien death beam” button under the “Filter > Noise” menu. 

I hope that helped!

asimplehistory:

Korean artist Yong Ho Ji makes amazing sculptures out of used tires.

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sci-universe:

The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or yellow, but small and measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this colorful moonscape by László Francsics.The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron.

sci-universe:

The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or yellow, but small and measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this colorful moonscape by László Francsics.
The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron.

diy:

LEGO Robot Breaks Rubik’s Cube World Record, Looks Badass Doing It
This fancy machine just broke the world record for solving a Rubik’s cube. While pathetic humans can take minutes to get the job done, the CUBESTORMER 3 takes just 3.25 seconds.P
What I like about the CUBESTORMER 3 isn’t just the name (you’d say it in ALL CAPS in your mind even if it wasn’t already in ALL CAPS). It’s the look. Most functional robots tend to look spindly, valuing practicality over appearance. The CUBESTORMER 3 instead looks like something that would roll off the production line at Skynet. (Read more here plus a video!)
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diy:

LEGO Robot Breaks Rubik’s Cube World Record, Looks Badass Doing It

This fancy machine just broke the world record for solving a Rubik’s cube. While pathetic humans can take minutes to get the job done, the CUBESTORMER 3 takes just 3.25 seconds.P

What I like about the CUBESTORMER 3 isn’t just the name (you’d say it in ALL CAPS in your mind even if it wasn’t already in ALL CAPS). It’s the look. Most functional robots tend to look spindly, valuing practicality over appearance. The CUBESTORMER 3 instead looks like something that would roll off the production line at Skynet. (Read more here plus a video!)

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qinni:

[Miniatuart] Limited Edition ‘Spirited Away’ Aburaya (Unassembled Kit)

Here’s something I found when I was browsing model-kits to buy, and wanted to share cause this is simply amazing.

I wish I could buy it and assemble it myself, but this papercraft model-kit costs about $600+ USD, so I’ll never be able to afford it ಥ_ಥ. Just look at those details though!!!

Please don’t remove the credits~ All images belong to HobbySearch.

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mymodernmet:

Photographer Bobby-Jo Clow found herself face-to-face with a cheetah cub who approached her Landrover while on safari at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. She documented the curious cat’s looks of wonder and trepidation at the vehicle and its passengers.

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