“One thing we can never say… is that we haven’t been told…” 😑🔥
I dig it, though everything depicted is much more AR than what I think of as Photoshop—and I’d love to live in a world where AR & spatial effects are this delightfully easy to create.
Welcome to 2020, ladies & gentlemen. This little sucker (presently sold out) is, I believe, being sold to raise funds for a good cause.
There’s no magic wand for COVID-19, but you can help prevent its spread with a simple mask selection.
Hats off—and wings up—to Prof. Adrian Smith & team from NC State:
[They] utilized a black light to attract unusual insects, like a plume moth, eastern firefly, and a rosy maple moth that, as Smith notes, resembles “a flying muppet.” He then recorded the creatures’ flight maneuvers at 3,200 fps to capture their unique wing movements, which he explains during each step.
Let your freaky proboscises fly:
“Man, I thought this was gonna feature some Swedish Meatball-printed bricks, but it’s just boxes? Hmm.” — Finn Nack, who at age 12 is now deeply hard to impress 😌
The BYGGLEK collection will hit stores worldwide with a variety of sizes, from a three-box set priced at US$10 to a US$15 huge box, from October 2020. There will also be a LEGO brick set with 201 pieces sold along with the boxes.
Hey, remember highways?
Made by simply cropping and duplicating real footage, the dizzying video twists and turns through complex interchanges that are repeated in patterns and emblazoned with headlights and the city’s glow. Many of the shots descend into the center of the transportation systems, glimpsing the moving cars and traffic lights.
“I realize I’m likely doing the very thing the video creators wanted me to do after watching,” says my old friend Michael, “but I can’t help but share the most overtly over the top ad I’ve ever seen.” Take it away, breathless announcer-stud guy!
Years ago we laughed about creating an in-app Photoshop assistant called Brushy the Talking Airbrush who would, in a slack-jawed Gomer Pyle voice, intone things like “Hey, it look like yer tryin’ to retouch a photo!”
Along somewhat similarly cheeky lines comes Infinite Jokes:
“What if Photoshop could verbally judge your decisions while you were working, or tell you the best photo related puns and jokes? Infinite Jokes is just that!” reads the description. “The free light hearted panel is the perfect retouching buddy that will provide humor for hours on end.”
Yuk it up:
“Eh, who’s gonna care about that—10 million people? Thbbbt!” — an ex-Adobe colleague at Apple in 2011 when I asked for better camera->device->cloud integration.
I’ve remarked before on my saltiness at our whole industry’s rather, er, sedate pace in enabling slicker integration between dedicated cameras & cloud backup/editing, so I’m really happy to see Canon & Google collaborating to automate camera->cloud transfer:
The team writes,
With the latest version of the image.canon app (available on Android or iOS) and a compatible Canon camera, you can choose to automatically transfer original quality photos to Google Photos, eliminating the hassle of using your computer or phone to back them up.
In addition to a compatible Canon camera and the image.canon app, you’ll also need a Google One membership to use this feature. To help get started, Canon users will get one month of Google One free, providing access to up to 100 GB of cloud storage, as well as other member benefits, such as premium support from Google experts and family sharing.