Johnny’s Workshop

March 28, 2007

Statue of Liberty, NYC.

Filed under: Photoshop — april15th @ 5:48 pm

Five seconds ago, I created this blog’s very first category: Photoshop.

To celebrate, I’ve decided to post one of the earliest pictures I created using that very program. At the time, I was learning the art of rotoscoping and the citizens of New York were trying to work out how they could have prevented the attacks of September 11th.

I wish I could report that my image-manipulation skills have come a long way since then but it was only last month that I began studying Photoshop in earnest.

Why, then, create a Photoshop category? Well, because I’m going to practice a lot and I like the idea of subjecting everyone to the results. Every now and then, I’ll post a new image and you can tell me what you think.

Oh, and if a picture of mine ever goes viral, everyone involved in its distribution will receive the DVD of their choice. Or not … whichever’s cheapest.

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16 Comments »

  1. Ha! You’d better get cracking, Photoshop boy! Though I like the pic. Indeed I do.

    Comment by crommo — March 28, 2007 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  2. You should have used crop tool, (with rotate) to freakin level it out though! The bottom is shitting me. “Lazy”.

    Comment by crommo — March 28, 2007 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  3. Fixed. For the sake of reference, here’s the old version. The Measure Tool confirmed the need for a 0.41º counter-clockwise rotation.

    You have to remember that when I originally created that picture, I didn’t know how to rotate images in Photoshop. Making subtle adjustments with present-day knowledge and whitewashing history makes me feel like I’m working for the Ministry of Truth.

    Comment by april15th — March 28, 2007 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  4. You’re NOT working for the Ministry of Truth.
    So Collingwood DID win the 1990 flag?!!?!?!

    Comment by Ed — March 29, 2007 @ 2:23 am | Reply

  5. You made the Statue of Liberty look like a mean lady! She looks all angry and stuff. *sniff* It makes me scared in my tummy…

    Comment by Sheri — March 29, 2007 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  6. F off with your mockery of my lame-ass comments! I’m workin’ on 1.5 hours of sleep, thanks to you!

    Comment by Sheri — March 29, 2007 @ 6:47 am | Reply

  7. Ahh…. that’s lovely. Much better. How awesome are we??? FREAKIN AWESOME, that’s how much.

    Comment by crommo — March 29, 2007 @ 8:45 am | Reply

  8. I remember when you did that one, brother! Then we joked about how you were just going to have this MASSIVE port folio of works comprised of ordinary images that had been manipulated by way of light sabreishnessness.

    “Yes. YES! Of COURSE! EVERYTHING LIGHT SABRE INDUCED!”

    You can just picture him, can’t ya folks? This crazy, wild-eyed, hair teased in all directions, lab coat-wearing, creative mad man, rubbing hands together in quick, circular motions, the sound of the dry skin and heavy breathing as he comes up with yet ANOTHER light sabre induced image. What a BRILLIANT and inconceivable mind!

    He’s like, future man. He’s like, from the future, man!

    Wait, what’s that expression I’m after that means that but is more eloquent?

    Ahead of his time! That’s it, he’s ahead of his time!

    Comment by Suzy J. — March 30, 2007 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  9. By the way, I think it’s cheaper to get copies of “Rumour Has It” then it is to not buy dvd’s.

    – Wait, is that the one? The one where people pay you to take it off thier hands because it’s such trite?

    Comment by Suzy J. — March 30, 2007 @ 10:34 am | Reply

  10. Haa ha! That’s what the guy at this used record store said to me when I tried to pass off my cassette of MC Hammer’s “Too Legit to Quit” as a ‘collectors item’. He said and I quote, “You should pay ME to take that shit off your hands!”. I think he eventually agreed to pay me $1 for it.

    Comment by Sheri — March 30, 2007 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  11. I like the idea of some girl finding that exact cassette in the store a couple of days later, her jaw dropping as she mouths the words, “OH. MY. GOD,” and paying top-dollar for it … before returning home and placing it neatly between pristine copies of Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em and The Funky Headhunter … her cherished Hammer collection finally complete.

    Comment by april15th — March 30, 2007 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  12. I would pay $20 for that tape. My mate bought a hammer VHS off ebay for $20, then sold it another mate for $50.

    “TOO LEGIT! TOO LEGIT TO QUIT!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Comment by Ed — March 30, 2007 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  13. Neat effort. Probably would have gone for the single-blade light sabre though. You’ll find that Miss Liberty will struggle to fend of any enemies with a double-blade but only one hand free. Alternatively, they could just lose the Declaration of Independence altogether and reinstate Britain as the governing body. That might kill two or more birds with the one stone.

    Comment by Jonty Rhodes — March 31, 2007 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  14. No Suzy, THIS is Future Man.
    Get it right!

    Comment by crommo — March 31, 2007 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

  15. I said future man. Not Futureman.

    Now you’ve insulted Futureman. Nice one, you’re completely gross!

    Comment by Suzy J. — March 31, 2007 @ 11:45 pm | Reply

  16. Many thanks for the comment, Jonty. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and it’s always well-written and great for a laugh, so in future I’m going to make more of an effort to comment.

    Oh, and you’ll be pleased to know I did create a single-blade image. I refrained from posting that one only because I had to extend its height and inadvertently made the sky look slightly weird.

    I doubt anyone would have noticed, though …

    Comment by april15th — April 3, 2007 @ 9:57 pm | Reply


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