Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What have I been up to lately?

Reading Photoshop tutorials....that's what.

They're still a bit rough around the edges, and I'm basically just following directions (nothing original here), but I've learned more Photoshop in the past 24 hours that I had in the previous 5 years. So yeah....holler at some progress.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More and more

Now that I'm sans job, I've had lots of time for photo play. Here's another one I like.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

More Photoshop Phun

Just when you thought I was done with the blog! I've been playing around in Photoshop CS3 and here are some of the things I've put together.

Here's a panorama I stitched together from photos I took on the top of Fuji. If you're interested, here's a post I wrote for my friend Evan on his blog Japan Photo Guide on why climbing Fuji is the greatest thing ever.

Here's a graphic I made from a photo I took of a Maiko in Kyoto near Kiyomizudera. It's a bit rough still, but I think I'm on to something.

Finally, my favorite, is a pic I took in Shibuya last summer. I've selectively blurred the photo to mimic a tilt-shift lens. This, combined with exaggerated contrast and saturation creates a miniaturization effect. It's like I've made a teeny tiny model of Shibuya. Aww...it's cute.

ONE MORE! I'm on a roll! First, I did a gradient blur, like in the photo above (though this one is circular, not reflective). Then I blurred out the corners to make it Holga-y. Finally, I added some noise to make it look like I used I high ISO film.