Fuck that “no new friends” shit (the song is my shit tho) but I can sit here and honestly say for the most part these muhfuggas been chill af ever since I’ve met them.

Yesterday we were picked to be in a commercial for Adobe’s new editing app. (Shouts out to bigpaulyfilms) From 6pm to 1am we “acted”, bullshitted, sat there and was off that Sluricane shouts out to E-40.

From time to time as we went on breaks and weren’t goofing off, I sat there and realized how blessed I was as far as meeting more good people on this journey. Even though it’s only been a year and some change since I met Evan, Sabina and Baker they have opened up there arms and door for me to really “be noticed” for lack of better words. From just going out to shooting pics to hanging out talkin bout this life and breaking bread. So to one of the funniest muhfuggas that I know. Fuckin thank yall.

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September Bonus by Adobe Creative Residency

Each month we include an extra Tattly with all online orders. September’s bonus is brought to you by the Adobe Creative Residency where creativity is fostered and artists are empowered. Becky M. Simpson, one of two residents for 2015, shared with us a step-by-step tutorial of her process for making her watercolor floral illustration into a Custom Tattly:

Tools needed: watercolor, scanner, Photoshop

1. Create a simple flower pattern using bold strokes and extra pressure with the paint brush.

A NOTE ON COLOR: I prefer working with tertiary colors because I don’t feel overly confident in my watercolor mixing skills. I think it’s easier to adjust/edit colors in Photoshop if they started out as friends on the color wheel.

2. While I don’t sketch these out, I will often refine a second round by using tracing paper over the original piece.

3. After the paint dries, scan image at a high resolution (600 DPI) so you have the option to enlarge it later on.

4. Open image in Photoshop and adjust the levels so that the image is crisp and there aren’t little flecks in the background.

5. Clean up any rough patches using the eraser or a clipping mask. Sometimes I use the clone stamp if I need to add some additional watercolor details here and there.

6. Time for the fun part! Add a gradient map and set the layer style to “Multiply.”

7. Play with the different presets, or create your own palette. In this case, the purpose of the gradient map is to adjust the colors, not replace them. Subtly is key.

8. After your palette is chosen, clip it to the art layer.

9. You might want to adjust the opacity of the gradient map layer. Again, in this case this effect is meant to enhance, not distort the original image. It’s like what my mother says about makeup: the end result should be natural.

In my case, I chose a gradient map with yellow, purple, orange and white then set the opacity to 40%.

10. At this point you could be finished if you’re okay with having a white / color background. However, for this Tattly we needed to create a transparent background so the tattoo doesn’t include the white surrounding box. It looks a little less real that way.

11. Open up the Layer Style panel (either double click on the layer or go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options).

12. Go to the top gradient slider at the bottom of the page (“blend if:” > “this layer:”). Then adjust the slider on the right (white side). A teeny tiny bit goes a long way. Make sure the “preview” button is clicked so you can see the result as you adjust.

13. For more accuracy, I suggest splitting the white slider (click on left side + alt) then adjust. This will help fade the white even more smoothly.

14. When you’re done, click OK and send to Custom Tattly!

Adobe Drops Fonts, Leaves Users Stranded
Adobe's decision to install very few fonts with InDesign CC spells trouble for many users.

Their rationale for this is that people can get the fonts they need via TypeKit, which is included as part of all Creative Cloud subscription plans. However, as the article points out, that isn’t always a workable solution, particular in a classroom environment.

Speaking personally, I’ve found TypeKit to be cumbersome to use—you have to go to the Adobe website to select fonts to install, for instance—and prone to synching errors that result in some fonts becoming unusable. As a result, I’m not currently using it, relying instead on my library of collected & owned fonts that is managed for me by FontExplorer X Pro.

Good morning this ugly banana has awoken and needs some Photoshop help!

Photoshop CS6 is so slow on me. Like when I do “load files into stack” so I can make gifs , it takes so so so long just to do that! It makes my computer run slow too when I do that! My laptop is only a year old! Can someone help me? :(((((

Back in #studio to #edit #finish up #grading on some #thousand #shots left to do. Some shots in the #trailer are #ungraded but they are few. :) when more things are completed will work on a trailer 02 #internationaltrailer will be shorter like 90 minutes or so. #horror #indiefilm #bts #setlife #lumetricolor #colorgrading #adobe

On The Edge, by undersoulphotography

Feeling rather un-inventive with the title of this one… I was on the edge of a cliff haha this is 2 landscape shots vertically hand stitched (I’m making that sound waaay more complicated than it really was haha I noticed the light pollution from Queenstown lit the snow up and made a nice leading line to the cliffs behind.. Even caught a little aurora in there too!