Cutting Corners In Photoshop

February 16, 2006

EyeProtection

…stitching together a Photoshop time saver…

Five years ago I told my oldest son that I did not need a computer for any reason. I was a traditional painter… I slopped paint onto paper with a brush… what could I possibly need a computer for? Five years later and I cant finish a job without one.

Here is an example of what a timesaver Photoshop can be for me. My rough sketch (top left) shows my idea for this poster which is basically to repeat the same scene twice. In the old days I would have tediously painted the same picture two times making minor changes to the figure. But now using the computer I was able to paint separate parts of this picture and assemble them later in Photoshop to create two consistent images.

The Comments

Don Jones

It’s the miracle of teknowledgee. I need a set of these posters to post around. I did get a notice in the mail from the government that Brother Jones was supposed to have postings around warning against UNDER AGE employees and discrimination. What else are children good for but to labor? I love my little sweat shop.

Dennis Jones

…make sure Keegan works all day for us again this Saturday, Don… crack the whip…

Don Jones

As long as I keep him strung out on cashew chicken he’s good to go.

Doug Jones

cashew chicken and frappuccinos….what a winning combination… pass the cheetos, Keeg

Doug Jones

Hey… do those Olympic medals remind you of anything… like, say Krispy Kremes?

Dennis Jones

…are the Olympics on?

Don Jones

I’m too busy keepin’ up with American Idol. I like to watch ‘em cry after their dreams and aspirations are crushed.

Dennis Jones

…is American Idol on again, too?

Doug Jones

I only watch the weather… they are crying wolf here again…. Need more milk, chili and crackers… and a case of Yoohoo and strawberry poptarts

Don Jones

On our last pre-winter warning venture to the grocery store Family size tomato soup was the prize and we were too late! SOLD OUT! Bought the small cans and it costs us about 30 cents more… can you believe this Campbell Soup scammin’ taking place in America?

Dennis Jones

…is nothing sacred?

Don Jones

After reading the entire book of Malachi this morning, I would say tithing is still sacred. Don’t be bringin’ no lame, blind sheep to the LORD. This concludes our Brother Jones morning devotional. Amen.

Doug Jones

Them’s good rules if you is livin’ under the LAW… but we ain’t no more… The only thing sacred is Krispy Kremes Amen and amen

Don Jones

Looks like about 39 visits so far from the Designers Who Blog hook-up … and Doug, your Jonesapalooza link seems to be the exit door for Brother Jones. I love SHtats.

Dennis Jones

…where in the stats are you finding how many are coming from where, Don?… I cant seem to find that…

Doug Jones

You mean… I am GUARDING the back door to this place?! Great googly moogly

Don Jones

Top row Middle column – Referrers. Doug, it appears you are not guarding the back door too well. Are your sure you aren’t showing them the door?

Doug Jones

Reminds me of the old P T Barnum trick. He had signs posted that said “This way to the Egress” Of course folks followed the signs and found themselves out. Making more room for the next batch of folks….

Dennis Jones

…I think part of the charm of the Brother Jones Web Site is that while we all do our best to post little articles with pictures we rarely, if ever, talk about them in the comment section… I like that…

…and Doug, keep guarding that back door… do a good job with that and maybe we’ll move you on into the front room with Donnie and me…

Don Jones

I’m not sharing my seat with anybody. I’d like to go on record and apologize for today’s dysfunctional, fantasy football blog. It was a complete and total embarrassment and a downright travesty to our impeccable Brother Jones standards. Since we have a money-back guarantee for each and every dollar spent at Brother Jones, please take your punched Brother Jones vouchers to Doug who is patiently standing beside the Jonesapalooza exit door… and please come again.

Doug Jones

That IS kinda funny, Den. You put up some awesome artwork and write about it and we come on and talk about family size tomato soup. wanna go play kickball? Nobody here but us guys with SHORT attention spans!

Dennis Jones

…our comment sections are pretty much what our private emails to each other were before we had this blog… now we’ve pretty much tossed email out the window and just yap on and on to each other in front of the whole wide world… welcome to Brother Jones… a website about nothing… and proud of it…

Bucky Jones

I’m not doing anything. Can I play kickball?

Corrigan Clay

Hey, thanks so much for the wordless Bible, my 2 year old daughter Keziah requests a read from it every day! I am an artist as well, and I just looked you up online to find out if you were photoshop-ing your work (the repeated scenes just looked so exact). Also figured you used Photoshop to blur things like the waves coming down on those rascally egyptians creating a photo-focus effect… am I right? or are you airbrushing? VERY inspiring. My wife and I are trying to write and illustrate a Children’s book. The photoshop idea will make this much easier. any advice on finding a publisher?

Dennis Jones

…finding a publisher… yikes… about all I could tell you to do is research at the library or book store and see who is publishing the type of book you are creating… make some sort of promotional package (manuscript, art samples, a recommendation from Billy Graham… that sort of thing) and send them to every publisher you can… It’s a lot like fishing… you just keep tossing your line out in the water and hoping something will bite…

Dennis Jones

…the Wordless Bible had a pretty restrictive deadline attached to it… approximately 350 pages of art in 10 months… I was cutting every corner I could… I was working 16 hour days almost every day of the week… I got pretty fatigued before it was all over, lost my focus on the project and kinda overused a couple of Photoshop effects, (specifically the lens flare and blur), but hey, I made the deadline…

Don Jones

Photoshop filter overdose (PFO) no such thing. Some projects just require massive amounts of filter junk to make them appear worthwhile and substantial. Gotta give those clients their money’s worth I say. “Use three Photoshop filters in an illustration and get a fourth filter FREE!”

Doug Jones

Hey there, Bucky… why SURE you can play kickball with us… just meet us on the playground… and be sure you bring your lunch money. (Hey guys… we got another one… the usual three way split?)

Dennis Jones

…absolutely…

Bucky Jones

All right! I’ll be there….but…do I have to be on Doug’s team? He always pats me on the bottom after a good play. Makes me not want to play so good.—-See you guys at the playground!

Jeroen

Awesome portfolio you have. Great stuff! I’m green with envy…

Kermit

it’s not easy being green.

Bucky Jones

Okay, you Jones Brothers, what gives? I feel like Charlie Brown…I’ve been waiting here on the playground, to play kickball, for like three days and no one has shown up. I’m cold, tired and my underwear is giving me a rash. Are you guys gonna play or what?—- I’m keeping my lunch money….so there.

Dennis Jones

…oh man, we forgot about Bucky…

Bucky Jones

Oh, it’s okay, Dennis. I ate squirrels and drank my own….well, you know, to survive.—-Man, I need to brush my teeth.