nebula, stars, gas, space, astronomy, orion, blye, pink, beige, pale, dusty, mood boards, color palette

Free Mood Boards: Magnificent Nebula Themed

I am going to provide 3 free Mood Boards, specifically focused around space and astronomy! Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Horses, Duotone Graphic Design, Big Cats and Vibrant Fish.


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Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My seventh mood board series is created from photographs of the Lobster Nebula by skeeze, the Tarantula Nebula by WikiImages and the Orion Nebula by WikiImages available for free download from Pixabay, beautiful! 🥰

nebula, stars, gas, space, astronomy, lobster
Lobster Nebula
Tarantula, nebula, stars, gas, space, astronomy
Tarantula Nebula
nebula, stars, gas, space, astronomy, orion
Orion Nebula

Mood Board

The colour palettes were generated with Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!

space, time, map, galaxy, stars, universe, schematic, science fiction, data art, code art, math art, generative art, algorithmic art, art, artverse, teepubic, t shirts
Space Time Continuum aRtVerse Teepublic

Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects!

You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

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Tarantula, nebula, stars, gas, space, astronomy, blue, grey, brown, neutrals, mood boards, color palette
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What Is Music to a Fish's Ears?

fish, coral, reef, ocean, underwater, tank

Article Summary

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Why Is This Important?

  • Fish play important ecological roles in reef, such as cleaning and recycling of nutrients

Read More Here

  1. Healthy coral sounds lure fish back to abandoned reefs, study finds
  2. Nature Conservation: Coral Restoration with 3D printing
  3. Save Our Species with Science: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Earth Day
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BeYOUtiful FrangiToucani | Beautiful Double Exposure Frangipani Toucan

Photography, Beautiful, Toucan, Frangipani, Bird, Flora, Flower, Floral, Pink, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, Nature, Black, Office, Animal, Work, Modern, Soft, artverse, society6
Beyoutiful Frangitoucani | Beautiful Frangipani Double Exposure Toucan Typography Photograph Framed Art Print
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Deep in a tropical jungle school

Is a Professor who acts like a fool

“Be-you-ti-ful!” he would call

To any new student who would come to sit in his hall

He teaches a class on compassion and kindness

“Beyoutiful are each of you and that is the only lesson for true happiness”

His students learn about self acceptance and authentic living

Gifts from the heart that’ll serve them well

Ones that they’ll also carry on giving

To others and for anyone else they could tell

Stories of their Professor Toucan with Frangipani flowers on his head

A legacy that we all should try to leave in our stead


A double exposure photograph of a toucan and frangipani flowers on a pale pink purple background with typography and the word “BeYOUtiful”.

© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

Angel Fish, Mood Board, Colour Palette, Blue, Red, Yellow

Free Mood Boards: Vibrant Fish Themed

I am going to provide 3 free Mood Boards, specifically focused around tropical and exotic fish! Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Horses, Duotone Graphic Design and Big Cats.


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Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My seventh mood board series is created from photographs of a Discus fish captured by Bergadder, a Butterfly fish by skitterphoto and a Siamese Fighting fish by 4361694 available for free download from Pixabay, beautiful! 🥰

Butterfly Fish, aquarium, tank
Butterfly Fish
Discus Fish, tropical, aquarium, tank
Discus Fish
Siamese Fighting Fish, display
Siamese Fighting Fish

Mood Board

The colour palettes were generated with Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!

Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects! You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

Angel Fish, Mood Board, Colour Palette, Blue, Red, Yellow
Discus Fish, Mood Board, Blue, Red, Orange
Siamese Fighting Fish, Mood Board, Red, Blue, White

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Nature Conservation: Massive Butterfly Genome Project

Time-calibrated phylogenetic tree of USC butterflies constructed from all nuclear genes. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/829887v1.full
A genetic-relationship map (i.e., phylogenetic tree) of all the butterflies from USA and Canada

Article Summary

  • 845 butterfly genomes have been sequenced, these include all the butterflies of the United States and Canada!
  • Armed with the data, evolutionary biologists set out to create a tree that tracts the relationship between all the species
  • Isn’t that such a cool graphic?! This is my favourite part of Genetics = phylogenetic trees!
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Why Is This Important?

  • Geneticists were able to track how certain species evolved, how genes and even proteins evolved over time – what made some survive and others not?
  • This could provide insight into evolution and speciation in general as well as giving us guidance on our own evolution through time

Read More Here

  1. Genomics of a complete butterfly continent – original bioRxiv scientific paper
  2. Every butterfly in the United States and Canada now has a genome sequence – Nature article
Leopard in a Tree, Mood Board, Color Palette, blue, green, brown, neutrals

Free Mood Boards: Big Cat Themed

I am going to provide 3 free Mood Boards, specifically focused around big wild cats! Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Horses, Duotone Graphic Design and Vibrant Fish.


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Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My seventh mood board series is created from photographs of a Tiger taking a dip captured by andibreit, a Snow Leopard (my favourite) by strichpunkt and a reclining Leopard by desingerpoint available for free download from Pixabay, beautiful! 🥰

Tiger, swim, water, river, pond
Tiger Swimming
Snow Leopard, snow, forest, look
Snow Leopard
leopard, lie, rest, tree
Leopard in a Tree

Mood Board

The colour palettes were generated with Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!

Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects! You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

Swimming Tiger, Mood Board, color palette
Photography, Duotone, Big Cat, Swim, Graphic design, Tiger, Pool, Modern, Digital art, For him, For her, Water, Pond, Whiskers, Animal, Gradient, Stripes, River, Nature, artverse, society6
Silent Tiger | Magenta Blue Duotone Photograph Framed Art Print
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Snow Leopard, Mood Board, color palette
Leopard in a Tree, Mood Board, Color Palette
Photography, Big cat, Duotone, Graphic design, Tree, Rest, Nature, Spots, Gradient, Modern, Grace, Script, Animal, Lounge, Whiskers, Leopard, Typography, Gaze, Digital art, aRtVerse, society6
Graceful Leopard | Typography Gradient Photograph Framed Art Print
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Deep Sea Explorations Interactive Graphic

Just Keep Swimmin’

or Scrollin’ in this case

The Deep Sea by Neal Agarwal screenshot https://neal.fun/deep-sea/
The Deep Sea Interactive Graphic by Neal Agarwal
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Reference

The Deep Sea @ Neal.fun

Iceland Horses, Mood Board, Duotone, Colour Palette, Black, Purple, Green, Blue

Duotone Effect & Free Mood Boards: Iceland Horses

For today’s graphic design experimentation we are following on the Original Icelandic Horses Mood Board created in the previous post and we going to look at Duotone Effects. I will provide a Mood Board for the duotone image at the end of the post. All images in this post are free to use for your design projects!

Iceland Horses, winter
Iceland Horses – Original Image

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Horses, Big Cats and Vibrant Fish.


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Duotone Effect Process

Duotone effects create a two-tone colour gradient on top of the original image for a more modern graphic design look.

I do not have Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, instead I have opted to learn in GIMP for the time being and I am a bit familiar with the program already. As such I first had to find a step-by-step instruction for creating Duotone effects in GIMP. I used “A DuoTone process using GIMP by Daniel Berrangé” for the beginning of the creation processes and then I went off on my own tangent… 😉

Below is a quick summary of the process. P.S. there is an easier way to do this in GIMP, but I feel that this process gives a more “refined” look…

Step 1: Gradient Map & Grayscale

The first step in the processes is to create a grayscale map of the colours to guide GIMP in placing colours along the gradient from light to dark.

Iceland Horses Step 1 Gradient Map Grayscale
Grayscale Gradient Map

Step 2: Colour Layers and Fill

The second step is to create the different colour layers and to fill each. The shadow layer is a darker colour and the highlights a lighter one – note that complementary colours work best here (blue & yellow, purple & orange or green & red).

Iceland Horses Step 2 Fill Colors Purple Orange
Fill Colours – Purple and Orange

Step 3: Colour Blending

The third step is to blend the colours for a more seamless and gradient effect. However, the colours here are a bit warm here and it seems as though these are Desert Horses rather than Icelandic ones. I decided to opt for cooler colours; a darker purple and light blue perhaps?

Iceland Horses Step 3 Fill Colors Layer Mode Warm Orange Purple
Colour Blending – Purple and Orange

Much better, eh?

Iceland Horses Step 4 Fill Colors Layer Mode Cool Purple Blue
Colour Blending – Purple and Blue

Step 4: Blending Modes

From here on I was just playing around with the way GIMP renders the blending between the layers, either ‘all-over/even’ such as the previous picture, or with a sharp change in the layers with distinct lines, circles or spirals!

Iceland Horses Step 5a Fill Colors Layer Mode Cool Linear Blend Purple Blue
Blending Mode Linear (Line)
Step 5b Fill Colors Layer Mode Cool Radial Blend Purple Blue
Blending Mode Radial (Circle)
Step 5c Fill Colors Layer Mode Cool Clockwise Spiral Blend Purple Blue
Blending Mode Spiral

I like the spiral blend as it adds to the wind blowing effect in the photo. This concludes our experimentation for now and I leave you with the colour palette of the Duotone Icelandic Horses!

Final Touches: Typography

I added a bit of typography to the final image using Canva just to tie up everything nicely! Viola! It’ll make a pretty desktop background, don’t you think?

Wild, Free, Icelandic Horses, Poster, Graphic Design, Duotone Effect, Tupography, Inspiration, Blue, Purple
Icelandic Horses Duotone Online Version
Photography, Nature, Iceland, Animal, Horse, Pony, Landscape, For her, Winter, Promotion, Birthday, Snow, For him, Wind, Fur, Sky, Clouds, Typography, Script, Mane, Blue, aRtVerse, Society6
Wild And Free Icelandic Horses | Duotone Typography Photograph Framed Art Print Available at aRtVerse from Society6

Duotone Mood Board

Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My fifth mood board is created from the duotone photograph of charismatic Icelandic Horses captured by susnics available for free download from Pixabay.

Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects! You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

References

CC-BY-NC 3.0 – Colour palette images are free to use for personal and non-commercial projects given attribution to Dr Tanzelle Oberholster


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Close-up Horse, Mood Board, color palette, chestnut, orange, brown

Free Mood Boards: Horse Themed

I am going to provide 3 free Mood Boards, specifically focused around horses! Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Duotone Graphic Design, Big Cats and Vibrant Fish.


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Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My fourth mood board series is created from photographs of charismatic Icelandic Horses captured by susnics, a beautiful close-up by andersfloor and a sunset scene by joepartridge available for free download from Pixabay, aren’t they such sweeties? 🥰

Iceland Horses, winter
Iceland Horses
Close-up Horse andersfloor
Close-up Horse
Sunset Horse
Sunset Horse

Mood Board

The colour palettes were generated with Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!

Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects! You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

Close-up Horse Mood Board color palette
Sunset Horse Mood Board color palette

Stay tuned as I create a Dutone Effect for the Icelandic Horses and provide another Mood Board of the Duotone picture! See you there!

References

CC-BY-NC 3.0 – Color palette images are free to use for personal and non-commercial projects given attribution to Dr Tanzelle Oberholster


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Nature Conservation: DNA Detective for Endangered Species

Waterholes visited by the endangered Gouldian finch contained trace DNA that allowed scientists to detect the bird’s presence. Credit: photographereddie/Getty
Waterholes visited by the endangered Gouldian finch contained trace DNA that allowed scientists to detect the bird’s presence. Credit: photographereddie/Getty

Article Summary

  • The presence of an endangered Australian bird species, the Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae), was detected by trace DNA from a frequented watering hole.
  • It has been established that large animal and plants can leave enough trace DNA in their environment to be able to track their presence in a given location.
  • Water bodies are especially good collection sites for environmental DNA (eDNA) since they are often visited by even the most elusive or reclusive species.
Mandala, Peacock, Polygons, artverse, tanzelle oberholster, data science, data analytics, ggplot2, R studio, R programming, data art, math art, code art, generative art, algorithmic art, data nerd, bar chart, maurer rose
Mandala Peacock | Rainbow Polygons White

Why Is This Important?

  • This is a non-intrusive way to document and/or monitor the populations of animal species without catching or disturbing the subject under study

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Rare bird’s detection highlights promise of ‘environmental DNA’