Weird Fishes: Arpeggi

Another gorgeous Magnetosphere piece from flight404.

Weird Fishes: Arpeggi from flight404 on Vimeo.

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Photoshop Tune-up

Buncha great information here about optimizing both Photoshop and your workstation. Thanks, Mr. Nack!

9:05 PM | Computers, Hardware, Miscellaneous, Photoshop, Software | permalink | No Comments

Gallery Print ‘Picture of the Week’ is Mine

Gallery Print, the renowned atelier and gallery in Wisconsin, has chosen one of my shots for its 04-21-08 Picture of the Week. I’m pleased and honored to be recognized by the gallery that also represents Jeff Schewe.

9:18 AM | Art, Photography, Web Sites | permalink | No Comments

How Big a Sucker?

This big. I bought “retouching” and it links to my retouching site. $10. I even got this nice free button! Check out The Big Word Project and buy someone something useless.

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New Sharpening Technique

Multiple varying-radius applications of High Pass on separate duplicated background layers is yielding some interesting results. Linear Light is the blend mode. (click images for larger versions) [photo: Phillip McInturff]

Base imageSharpened

7:47 PM | Photoshop | permalink | No Comments

Magnetic Cups

Photographer/client David Pahl shot some very cool magnetic cups for INV/ALT design. I might need a couple.

12:00 PM | Cool Stuff | permalink | No Comments

Eighth Page, Quarter Page, Half Page, Spread

“Liquid Resize is a “content aware” image resizing application for Mac OS X and Windows. Liquid Resize is now available for download as a Product Preview from onOne Software. Liquid Resize will allow you to resize an image without traditional geometric limitations while minimizing any distortion that would typically result from changing the original aspect ratio of an image.”
OnOne Software

It’s only a Product Preview (I think that means Beta), but this is pretty nifty tech. It was only a few months ago that I first saw this idea online.

7:30 AM | New Technology, Photoshop | permalink | No Comments

Retouching Is Not Brain Surgery

I was surfing around, reading up on the latest skin retouching techniques,
and I found a tutorial… on brain surgery!
Very handy.

8:11 AM | Amusing | permalink | 2 Comments

Copyrights and You

Title 17 of the US Code says that copyright protection is in effect from the time the work is created in fixed form. If somebody steals your work, you can sue them and collect actual damages, the amount of money that you’re out by the infringer not properly licensing the work. Actual damages. Hmmm. No punitive damages? Nope. For that, you have to register the work. James Duncan Davidson explains it all on his blog.

4:23 PM | Best Practices, Miscellaneous | permalink | No Comments

A Point on Sharpening

Many photographers are dismayed at the apparent softness in their digital captures. Not surprising: they’re used to seeing nice sharp chromes. Most digital SLRs have an antialiasing filter in front of the sensor, and this introduces a slight softness. The filter is there to reduce moiré caused by aliasing: camera sensors are a grid of light receptors and that grid is very much like shooting through a screen door. Any high-frequency pattern in your subject can cause interference resulting in moiré. more after the jump

11:40 AM | Photography, Photoshop | permalink | No Comments