- In "I Was There. Just Ask Photoshop," Alex Williams of the NY Times writes about the pervasiveness of image manipulation in our culture. Regarding the manipulation of family photos, I found this bit interesting:
In India, she said, it is a tradition to cut-and-paste head shots of absent family members into wedding photographs as a gesture of respect and inclusion. "Everyone understands that it’s not a trick," she said. "That’s the nature of the photograph. It’s a Western sense of reality that what is in front of the lens has to be true."
- Seemingly everyone ever is forwarding me this cool demo showing ideas for enhancing video using still images. I mentioned the work in June, but it’s worth noting that the developers have been collaborating with Adobe folks.
- The You Suck At Photoshop crew has been posting new bits, involving the Baldwin brothers, among many other things.
You Suck At Photoshop has picked up a Webby award (People’s Voice in Comedy: Long Form or Series; trips right off the tongue, doesn’t it?). Congrats to Troy, Matt, and all the Big Fat Brain folks. The spin-off series Snatchbuckler’s Second Chance continues on My Damn Channel.
In other Photoshop-related humor:
So… Dane Cook, or not Dane Cook? Final wagers, please.
"We had both been in the agency business so long that after a while we’d seen every kind of person in the advertising world." One of those stereotypes, he said, was the "insane designer, basically. He has horrible social skills and horrible things going on in his life and the only thing he has going for him is he can out-Photoshop the guy in the cube next to him."
Matt & Troy Hitch are now back in action with Snatchbuckler’s Second Chance, picking up with Donnie’s tastefully named WoW comrade. [Via Scott Valentine]
Tangentially related, as it’s Photoshop-based humor: depending on political leanings you might get a kick out of this. [Via Adolfo Rozenfeld]
"Hooray for the big boy!" Donnie gets "too surly for the horde" in the latest installment, this time featuring Curves. The season finale is due soon.
Heh–in the vein of sites like AwfulPlasticSurgery.com, now we’ve got the Photoshop Disasters blog–chock full of image manipulation mishaps. It’s good to indulge in a little schadenfreude now and then, and with phrases like “the culturally-ravaged, post-wardrobe-malfunction neo-fundamentalist, sexual dystopia we live in,” it has to be good. (Wasn’t that the Smucker’s slogan?) [Via Lori Grunin]
Speaking of sucking, You Suck at Photoshop #8 has been posted, getting Fergilicious with 3D layers.
“Nicole Richie’s head on a corn dog…” Wow, even as just a mental image, that’s something I can’t easily un-see. Enjoy. [Via Gary Savelson]
Heh–in my line of work I’ve seen a lot of Photoshop video tutorials, but never one quite like this:
Let’s hear it for facilitating emotionally abusive relationships the world over! (Russell Brown interjects, "And I thought my demos were crazy!") 😉 [Via Doug Nelson & others]
On a more straightforward video training note, the pros at Total Training are running a special on CS3 training. You can save up to 35%, but you’ve gotta be quick as the special ends tomorrow (Jan. 8) at midnight.