I am bored to tears.
Last week at school I encountered a project that required the use of Photoshop. I really have no excuse for not being completely comfortable with Photoshop and Gimp. But since I hate to read instructions, I find myself fumbling through both programs when I’m called to use them. Enough of that. It’s time to get serious. I settled in with Photoshop Essentials, and decided to rework the album cover assignment from Camp Magic Macguffin.
I’ve been thinking about Galeophobia’s album cover over the past week or so. I used Befunky to create the photo effects. I’ve been feeling totally guilty about that after reading a blog post by Alan Levine.
No one dishes out the guilt quite like Alan Levine (evidence below):
I read through a few of the basic tutorials about layers. Photoshop layers make a lot more sense once you know how they work and what can be done with them. Here’s the album cover for “More Than the Intelligence Quotient” by the band Robert Finch:
It was crazy, random happenstance that the image and text fit together so well.
Stuff to work on: design (that font is awful and not placed well) and storytelling.