With the exception of a single yellow chair, it appears as though every visual shown during the performance was generated in post. What really sells the performance, however, is the choreography. Throughout the entirety of the performance, Perry reacts and responds to every visual element shown “on-stage”.
I’ve always been part of that weird little slice of the Adobe user population that gets really hyped about offbeat painting tools—from stretching vectors along splines & spraying out fish in Illustrator (yes, they’re both in your copy right now; no, you’ve never used them), to painting with slick features that got pulled from Photoshop before release & somehow have never returned. I still wish we’d been able to shoehorn GPU-powered watercolor into Photoshop’s, er, venerable compositing engine, but so it goes. (A 15-year-old demo still lives at one of my best URLs ever, jnack.com/BlowingYourMindClearOutYourAss )
Back when I was pitching myself for the job I somehow got in Google AI’s Perception group, I talked a lot about democratizing access to perceptive tech to enable permissionless innovation. Not that I can take any credit for it, but I love seeing more of the vision become reality through tech the team has built:
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The campaign will see creatives from around the world coming together to express gratitude through original works. The first piece comes from founder of street fashion giant OBEY, Shepard Fairey, who created a personal tribute via an illustration called Guts not Glory
I’ve always loved the lean, evocative lyrics of this song, and until now I’d never seen the video, below. To be honest I don’t love it, as my mental images are far different, but I found the interpretation interesting enough to share:
[D]esigner Amber Share decided to create a series of hilarious travel posters for all 61 parks, featuring the Internet’s funniest, snarky comments.
Share came up with the idea for her Subpar Parks series as a way to “put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset.” Each retro-style poster design features colorful graphic renditions of America’s mountains, lakes, and forests. However, each pretty scene is matched with hand lettering that spells out the bad reviews.