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hot POP!

October 31, 2009 - 11:47

Some more photoshop post production fun.

I made the background black and white then applied a sharp layer to the plane which made it pop out from the background. The application of a nice hot gradient layer completed the effect.

hot POP :)

Productive procrastination

- 11:17

Spent some time this morning setting up a little online shop for those who need to source Pantone colour matching products.

Click here to buy Pantone colour matching products.

Our Arnie

October 29, 2009 - 06:57

Love him or hate him California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger certainly has a sense of humour. Below is the text of a letter he recently wrote vetoing a particular bill. Can you spot the hidden message? I have included some subtle highlighting to help you out :shock:

To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 1176 without my signature.


For some time now I have lamented the fact that major issues are overlooked while many
unnecessary bills come to me for consideration. Water reform, prison reform, and health
care are major issues my Administration has brought to the table, but the Legislature just
kicks the can down the alley.


Yet another legislative year has come and gone without the major reforms Californians
overwhelmingly deserve. In light of this, and after careful consideration, I believe it is
unnecessary to sign this measure at this time.


Arnold Schwarzenegger


Here is the original document http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/2009bills/AB1176_Ammiano_Veto_Message.pdf

Here is the full story http://www.watoday.com.au/world/f-you-schwarzenegger-sends-lawmaker-special-message-20091028-hkpa.html

What The World Eats

October 27, 2009 - 09:13

What’s wrong here?

Degrees of change.

October 20, 2009 - 09:21

Here is a series of videos produced by National Geopraphic. They give an “in a nutshell” description of the effects of global warming. Although they are somewhat US centric in their outlook I think they provide a clear view of where the world may be heading if we sit back and do nothing to combat climate change.

Bull Creek Station

October 19, 2009 - 06:38

In last weeks MCC124 tutorial we learnt about using Photoshop layers. In this image I added a black and white layer then erased part of it to allow the original colours to show through. A neat effect I think.  The image reminds me in some ways of Jeffrey Smart’s work.

Click on the image to view a larger version.

Bull Creek Station

Some light from days gone by…

October 15, 2009 - 07:05

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.

October 10, 2009 - 16:11

obama_nobel_ peace_medal

Help Amnesty stop child executions

October 9, 2009 - 13:05

It’s really very simple. Sentencing a child to death is wrong, and has no place in 21st century justice anywhere in the world.

It was wrong to kill Delara Darabi on May 1 this year. The day before the young Iranian woman was strung up by a rope around her neck, the painter and poet reportedly told her mother, “If I come out of prison, I want to continue my education. One of the judges promised that I would be pardoned…Mother, I am innocent.”

Despite executing more children than any other country, Iran is one of 193 nations to have legally ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which expressly forbids capital punishment for offenders below eighteen years of age.

For Delara and for every child’s human rights sign Amnesty’s petition to help stop these atrocities.

Every voice, every name, counts.

Click here to sign the petition.

For Kim

October 2, 2009 - 08:21