Archive for the Photoshop, et al Category

Oven time

Posted on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 11:21 am

Cooked a batch of tempura chicken breast nuggets and sweet onion rings in the oven, and they are being followed by a batch of gold potato slices (like skin on fries). Most of the items will go in or back in the freezer. The nuggets and rings were battered for the party, but the frier didn’t make it, so they stayed home in the freezer until today. So everything is being baked while the morning is still moderately cool.


Went through several days of rain, multiple storm trains rolling through. Over 2.5 inches total. But the radar is clear all across Texas this morning. 60s this morning, low 70s approaching noon. Forecast for lower 80s this afternoon.


Redid the splash page on Vince’s site. First work I did on the site without Sarah. It is now a bare basic splash page with the color pencil conversion of an image from Vince’s Anderson Fair video, disc 2. Nothing quite like Photoshop.


It’s been fairly quiet this last week. A steady stream of little things taking me through the days. No shopping. Just hanging and watching time pass during the rainy week, talking Myka through the thunder.


Myka’s 5th birthday portrait.

Mental Samples from the Vampire Shift

Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 12:42 am
iPaddery

Back on the vampire shift for the most part, a sign that I am adapting to the coming summer ahead of time. And it is a different attitude than day shift. A bit more fanciful.


Vampire shift and I are no strangers. I got much of my best and voluminous work done in the dead of night. And adding music to it again is a real treat, filling the quiet with voice and strings. It puts me in touch with why I play, why I sing, a purity daytime doesn’t see.


And I do some of my most inspiring surfing at night. Keeping the distractions down is a plus. It’s easier to find and follow resonance at night. However, it is easier to assemble and configure during the day, making modular shifts of the house contents for function. (Didn’t get the audio mixer set up yet.)


But the night flows fanciful. It is a friend, a welcome friend. Texas is entering life after dark once again. A train rolls quietly through town.

Red Myka

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 9:14 pm
Red Myka – iPad and Photoshop

Myka Flash

Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 1:49 pm
More iPad/Photoshop action.

Still playing around with the new iPad. I think that I might get to like it as a tool.

Padded cell

Posted on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 8:24 am

Well, I think I have the new iPad configured and fleshed out. I’m sure that there are plenty of options that need attention, but for the most point, it has what it needs and everything tests out. There are apps that no longer work on iOS 12, and some that didn’t transfer data during migration. But by and large, after 18 hours, it’s pretty much where I want it to be. There are new habits to learn. The Apple Pencil works very well. It’s nice to have iWork on board.


Myka has been happy in the LZB in my absence. I need to make something in the kitchen, as a diet of quick sandwiches is not a sustainable menu.


Triangulated


Selfie (iPad and Photoshop)

Happy

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 2:57 pm

8T

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Just ordered an 8T external hard drive (USB3) as a backup drive. This will allow me to erase the 4T drive that I am currently using for backup and use it for future storage or as a replacement, as it has very few hours of spin time. The purchase is more a case of convenience than need, as I need to restructure the backup from shifting drives. The price was right. It should arrive next week, but could be sooner, as I paid sales tax on it. Intrastate deliveries are usually quicker than estimated.


I am about to order parts for the truck, a rear light lens (passenger) and a shifter rebuild kit. With weather getting warmer and inspection coming up next month, will be working on the truck, and having the parts on hand will speed things up.


Starting on the baked potato soup. I am finally feeling perky enough to get active in the kitchen, and the timing is good, as today is the expiration date on the milk. And tonight is forecast to be in the the 30s. It should start warming tomorrow, a brief dip in the temp.


Playing in Photoshop…

retiring the 2017 card

Posted on Monday, December 25th, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Today is the final display date for the 2017 holiday card.

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wink

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Made a GIF of Myka winking every three minutes.  (Yes, you have to watch it for three minutes to see it wink.)

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Okay, okay, you only have to wait 5 seconds for this one.

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Holiday card 2016

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Finally got my greeting card made and distributed.

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scans and cameras

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Been giving the new 35 mm film scanner its first heavy assignment.  Some of the film has damaged emulsion, not real bad, but a Photoshop retouching nightmare.  Not all are bad and some will have quality image alternatives.  But it adds up to extra time.

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Anyway, I found the original 4X5 copy negative of the Ratchett and Rose photogram, and I shot it with the Nikon at 14Mp, then subjected it to all sorts of Photoshop, and it came out rather well.  Not quite the original, being digital, but good enough for printing.

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And I fond a few photos of me in my late 20’s up to 30.  This one was taken by Jeanne Baxter at 29, upon a return trip to visit Austin.  This was the look that won me second place in a Halloween contest for “coming as myself and having no one recognize me”.

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Poke

Posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 11:05 pm

A little photoshopping.

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poke

A Halloween meow

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

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