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Note: I’m using the mobile app for the first time so my apologies if anything looks wonky… A few wine labels that caught my eye recently… This olive oil bottle is a nice change of pace from the traditional earth … Continue reading
So, the internets is all up in arms with the (now) Brooklyn Nets and the newly-unveiled (previously leaked via Twitter) logo. I like the concept as a whole, although I have my issues with it.
So, I decided that, over lunch today, I would take a stab at tweaking the things I felt were a bit weak, especially with how the type was addressed. It’s far from perfect and still needs some polishing (making the geometric elements nice and symmetrical, etc.– remember, this was cobbled together over lunch today), but overall I’m satisfied with the result of a half hour’s worth of effort.
Anyone else have any thoughts?
I know this is awfully simplistic, but, having been immersed in Photoshop most of the day for the last few days, making digital renders and retouches, the following occurred to me:
If I had to boil down Photoshop to 3 things, it would be:
- Blending modes
Everything else (and that’s a lot of everything else) builds on, is an offshoot, or refines these elements.
What do you think? Would you dissect it differently?
I’ve been doing quite a bit of photo retouching this past week, and in the process realized that I wasn’t being as efficient in my workflow as i could. I decided to consciously seek out the single-keystroke shortcuts for those tools that I was using the most. Here they are, in no particular order:
- J= healing brush
- B= paint brush
- V= move (the crosshair arrows at the very top of the tools palette)
- L= lasso
- M= marquee
- G= gradient
- P= paths
Now, I realize that these are pretty basic, and that there are many more single-key shortcuts (and we’re not even getting into multi-key shortcuts, like image or canvas sizing), but I’m willing to bet that a lot of us out there suffer from this same condition of convenience, and just move the mouse/pen over to the specific tool on the palette, thinking that in the short run that one step really makes no discernible difference. Whether it does or not is another matter, and entirely up to you to decide.
I, for one, plan on continuing to use these and try to make my workflow a tiny bit more efficient.
There’s just something about mid-20th century (40s-60) ads that I just dig… These are hanging up in one of the laundromats in town.