I’ve come to realize that I have been subscribing to Photoshop User magazine since 2009. I was going through my collection and realized that I still have some of them in the plastic sleeves, never looked at. Why have something if you are not going to use it. In the April/May 2009 issue I found a tutorial titled, “Illustration Effect on Photos”. I decided to play with it. Perhaps I should go through all the magazines and do at least one tutorial in each. The only way you get good at something is to practice. I spend too much time doing my “JOB” and not enough doing the things I really enjoy.
Although I thought of getting a cat for some time, when I got Triton it was kind of a spur of the moment thing. While making space for the new girl I just threw down a sheet of cardboard where her feeding area was. After a time this grew to be a bit gross. I decided she needed a special spot just for her.
The top is the original concept that I worked up in Photoshop. Things evolved as it went. The cat in the bottom right was left out. I found print duct tape at Joann’s. The letters did not come out exactly as I wanted. The whole thing is covered in clear contact paper. It is not as sticky as I would have liked. However, overall I am happy with the end result. Triton? I really don’t think she gives a lick.
I find painting relaxing and want to get back into it. I have a 20×20 canvas dying to get messed up. I played around with some things I found on the internet and came up with this idea. I like working out things with Photoshop. I’ve been around long enough to know that the finished work will not look anything like this.
I like the effect of this. The toning reminds me of a photo taken in the 1920’s. I can assure you… this is not what my eyes actually looks like. This is what I wish my eyes looked like. Click on the image to make it larger.
Bruce has a special mix of unicorn milk he uses for his lattes. It requires a special spoon to be mixed properly.
I created the steam with this tutorial. I had hair brushes that I messed with to get the unicorn milk.
Nick’s is on Hawthorne Street in Portland, Oregon. I love a good sign. Portland is filled with wonderful signage, and this one is a favorite. I just love the font on “Coney Island”.
In January of 2007 I was walking on the Esplanade in Portland Oregon. I took this photo of the Steel Bridge with a 3 mp cell phone. I liked the image but it was dull and flat. If you must know, the Steel Bridge is a through truss, double lift bridge across the Willamette River. It was built in 1912. The image below will show you why I needed to “shop” this image.
Brand New Start
I am an enthusiastic student of Photoshop and Web Design. I love a creative challenge and I am always looking to learn new things. This website is about exploring my creativity.