Here’s more Photoshop experimentation. Remember those art projects where you drew intersecting lines and then colored the resulting spaces like a checkerboard? This started out as one of those.
There’s a great site called gotoandlearn.com which is run by an Adobe employee named Lee Brimelow. He has filled up his page with a whole bunch of great video tutorials that demonstrate the power of the Adobe suite of tools.
One of the most intriguing tutorials I have gone through so far is the one explaining the simulation of the parallax effect using Photoshop and Flash. You need the CS4 edition of the tools to easily leverage the 3-D effect that Lee demonstrates.
Note: You can right-click on the image above to Rewind and Play the Flash movie over again.
This post’s headline came from a Wired article about moving polar bears to Antarctica. The wording choice on the headline amused me. You have a “last ditch effort” and you have a “last resort,” but a Last-Ditch Resort brought to mind a sad getaway location for the not so rich and famous:
The number one thing people are looking for when they find my site — by far — is this piece of Photoshop fluff that I did a while ago. With the pending release of The Dark Knight, people have been actively searching for Two-Face, the famous Batman villain. The other thing I have found in doing back searches is that I am not alone in my opinion that Adrian Pasdar would have made an excellent Two-Face.
I have no idea if people are happy when they find this, but if I could monetize the hits alone, I would be rich. Well, less indebted anyway.
You may find yourself starting to get adept at manipulating photographs digitally, or even creating fantastical new scenes with nothing but a paintbrush and your imagination. If so, you might want to check out Worth 1000. You might even win some cash, but competing and getting feedback on your creations is fun too.
They say Saint Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland. The fact that there were probably never any snakes on the island doesn’t diminish the legend. I couldn’t help but think of the equally improbable task of driving snakes off a plane. Kudos to Samuel Jackson for demanding that the producers of last year’s film keep the working title of that production. Oh, and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Adrian Pasdar is probably best known now for playing Nathan Petrelli on the TV show Heroes. He was also pitched as a possible person to play Two-Face in any upcoming Batman production. For those who wisely avoided comic books, Two-Face is a very popular villain in the dark saga of Batman, the Dark Knight. Hearing that, I mocked up this imagined look for him if he got the part.