I was having a discussion a few weeks ago, and the subject of photography came up. The conversation was about image quality, and how sometimes photos on a smartphone can surpass those from a more professional setup. Now, frankly, three are probably a myriad of reasons why that can happen. Rather, what came up during the … Read more Lessons in Photography and Cookery, or “keep it light on the salt”
I know this is awfully simplistic, but, having been immersed in Photoshop most of the day for the last few days, making digital renders and retouches, the following occurred to me: If I had to boil down Photoshop to 3 things, it would be: Layers Masks Blending modes Everything else (and that’s a lot of … Read more Boiling things down
I’ve been doing quite a bit of photo retouching this past week, and in the process realized that I wasn’t being as efficient in my workflow as i could. I decided to consciously seek out the single-keystroke shortcuts for those tools that I was using the most. Here they are, in no particular order: J= … Read more Shortcuts CAN be a good thing
The year ain’t over yet. Here’s a roundup of the latest…
When I set off on the “alphabet series”, there were a handful of fonts that, from the get-go, I knew I wanted to use. OCR was one of them. I used a not-too-old self-portrait (I guess you could call it that) and decided to give myself some digital “hair” replacement. Enjoy!
I was walking around the mall this afternoon running a couple of errands before I start my new job on Monday, and I happened to come across a poster for the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie. I thought it was pretty cool as a teaser type poster (I’ve always been partial to bass and drums). That … Read more Photoshop– you sure you’re doing that right?
Continuing our alphabet series, I give you the letter “b”…
Since I already had Photoshop up and running, I started playing around with some old drawings and sketches I had scanned in some time ago. The drawing’s mine and the brick is a free texture (pretty sure it’s from Bittbox). Here’s the original doodle:
So much for the “every day” part. Although, I have been doing a fair amount of work these past couple of months, so it’s not like I’ve dropped designing and coming up with stuff altogether. Anyhow, I think I have a plan on how I’m going to get somewhat caught up fairly quickly. Here’s a … Read more Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– for May 2
For the past month I’ve been kicking around in my head the idea of literally interpreting this song title– Bullet with Butterfly Wings, by The Smashing Pumpkins. (Butterfly and bullet images courtesy of Morguefile).