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Fun With Photoshop

Every once in a while I find myself sitting in front of my computer staring at an empty inbox or a blank Facebook notification section and I wonder “since my computer’s already warmed up and I have no messages to read and answer, what should I do now?”

 

Most often, for me, that answer is simple.  Mess around in Photoshop.  Whether it’s editing some photos, trying a new technique I’ve read about, digitally altering a photograph, or creating a digital art piece from scratch, I always forget time and everything else when I start a project in Photoshop.

 

Recently, I was listening to one of my favorite musicians (I can’t work in Photoshop, or on the computer in general, without music), Blue Stahli (Just a little shout out for you, Bret!), and I created a sci-fi/fantasy-ish piece from one of my photographs.  I always like to photograph the sky, especially when there are interesting cloud formations.  Just such a photograph was the base for this piece.  Blue Stahli inspired the rest.  [^_^]  Enjoy!

 

Magenta Sky

 

Even if you don’t know exactly what your doing, Photoshop can be incredibly fun to work with and can yield some interesting results.

 

PS – Here’s a fun fact for you folks!  This is my 100th blog post!  Huzzah!!

 

Until next time…

 

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~A.M.

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Hello…It’s Me Again…

It’s been a while hasn’t it my friends?

Yes. Yes, it has.

I’m sure you’re all wondering what’s going on in my life at the moment. And hey, even if you’re not wondering, I’m going to tell you anyway! ‘Cause I’m nice like that!

First of all, I’ve been working pretty hard to get my photography studio/office done and it’s almost there. Just a few cosmetic things and a few last minute photo essentials to add and I’ll be ready to go.

I got a new Canon printer to help with my photography too. That thing is sweet. Fast, good on ink, quiet, and nice quality. I found out the hard way though that the only photo paper that works properly with it is the paper made by the Canon manufacturer. Just another way for these big companies to rope you in and all but force you to use their products exclusively. Oh well. Gotta do what you gotta do I guess.

One thing that happened recently since my last update that was pretty cool…Bret (Blue Stahli) decided the art piece I made for him was decent and he said he’s going to use it! I haven’t seen it used yet but I’m waiting hopefully!

I’m still working on pieces to send in for Klayton’s call for art. The ideas are brewing but I’m having a bit of a tough time translating them from the plane of thought to the plane of existence. Wish me luck with that.

Next, I’ll be going to my first ever Renaissance Faire next month. I’ve got my costume all done. Granted it’s nothing spectacular, just a shirt, corset, and skirt. But simple tends to work best for me. I’m really not sure what to expect from this thing. I mean, I like to think I’m pretty knowledgeable about the medieval era but I don’t know how the whole Renaissance Faire scene works. If anything it’ll be a learning experience. Hopefully they won’t send an angry mob after me for bringing my camera. I think I’ll get quite a few nice shots at an event like that. We’ll see how it all goes down though.

And finally, I’m getting very close to completing my NYIP course! I have probably eight or ten pictures left to take and print then I can send everything in, sit back, and wait for my critique. If everything’s to their liking, they’ll send me a form to fill out to get my completion certificate. That’ll be awesome! I’m aiming for the end of this month to get everything done and sent in. It’ll probably be sometime in august before I hear anything back though. We’ll see!

Well, I guess that’s all the time I’ll take for this update. There’s much more I could say but I‘ll be nice and end here for now. That’s already (*insert number here*) minutes of your life you’ll never get back. Sorry.

And as usual,

Keep on rockin’ on!

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~A.M.

A Lil’ Sumthin’ Sumthin’ for Blue Stahli…

Get your mind out of the gutter! The title of this blog’s not referring to what you think! Though I think Bret would be ecstatic if it were! (Anytime, Bret…Anytime!)

Let me explain a bit…

Recently I opened up Photoshop and spent some time trying to create something to send to Klayton for his “Wish Upon A Blackstar” call for art. While I was slamming my head against the keyboard…uh…I mean…channeling my inner creative genius, I got distracted from the task at hand. It was a good kind of distracted mind you. Something decent (at least it’s decent in my opinion) came from the tangent I decided to follow.

So here it is…

A little something for our dear Blue Stahli.

Hope you like it Bret!

Enjoy!

And as always…

Keep on rockin’ on!

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~A.M.