Monday, September 20, 2010

Photoshop Photomerge

My stitching skills need work, but here's a stab at a Crater Lake panorama.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Old dog, new (photoshop) tricks

Last night I was working on some graphics for a website that I'm creating. I finished up the layout and previewed it with semi-final artwork. There was just something cold about its presentation, too many harsh edges and straight lines. I really liked the layout but I needed to tweak the artwork - which meant that I had to soften and round their edges. Now normally this would be a repetitive, possibly tedious task in Photoshop. However, after some googling I found two websites that really helped me out. Vector masks are my new best friend!

How to make round image corners in Adobe Photoshop: Vector Masks or Reverse Transparencies.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunny San Diego

Wow. Where did August go? We just returned from a week-long trip visiting our relatives in San Diego. It was pretty laid back and relaxing. Base-camp was setup at the Sand Pebbles resort in Solona Beach. From there we made hiked down to the beach, explored the USS Midway, and visited Seaworld. Throw in some visits from oft-seen relatives and friends (and some Frisbee golf) and that pretty much sums it up. Check out my picasa gallery if you're interested in the pictures.