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Iím warning you nowóthis is a decompression post. Meaning, thereís a good chance itís going to be boring and all over the place. If youíre bored, read on, by all means, but if you have other, more productive things to do, you should maybe go do that.

Iíve been doing Photoshop stuff all day, and while thatís usually the kind of thing I enjoy, it hasnít been going so well. The beginning ideas for our final project are right around the corner, and Iím kind of wondering if Iím going to have all of my required resources by the designated time. It wonít be that hard, reallyóitís due Thursday, and itís really only source images. This time, our source images also have to include a scanned source and a digital picture that we took ourselves.

So Iíve been working on two projects today, and I just realized that Iíve been concentrating so hard that Iíve been grinding my teeth for probably around 16 hours straight now. Nice. One project is messing around with filters, colors, blah blah blah. The teacher gave us some choices of what pictures we could use, which really takes a lot of the fun out of things. Not to say he didnít give us some all right pictures, though.

You know that part in the third Indiana Jones movie, where the bad guy is looking around the room full of cups, and heís supposed to pick the one that Jesus used? And he dies? The guardian guyís like, ďHe chose poorly.Ē

Thatís me. I chose poorly. I didnít die a horrifying death because of it, but it still sucks pretty bad. I picked teddy bears. See, I thought I would be able to do all kinds of neat things to them, transforming them into hideous abominations. But that didnít go as well as I had planned, and I finally had to admit defeat and just get on with the project. Which means Iím stuck Photoshopping teddy bears. I made one pink, I shit you not. Thatís how I spent my day. I made one look kind of like it was made from scrap book paper.

Iíll show it to you when Iím finished, but for now, youíll just have to be content to read about my failure, as opposed to being able to see it in all of its screwed up glory. I finally had to stop for the nightóI had the paintbrush tool and was just slashing away at all of the teddy bears. Therapeutic, perhaps, but doing nothing for the grade of my project.

The next oneís a movie poster. I was all kinds of excited about that one, but as the date draws closer, I find myself filled more with trepidation than anticipation. I thought my skills would have improved more by this time. I started out strong, so I thought I would be fine. What Iím coming to realize is that I started out strong because the stuff we were learning at first was incredibly easy and very basic.

You know, I was going to talk more about this, but I just got a fine dose of perception check. A mosquito just now flew right up my boxer shorts and bit me on the back of my balls. I didnít realize it at first, so he had a little time down there. He paid for this trespass with his life, but that doesnít mean the back of my nutsack isnít just as itchy.

Unbelievable.

But yeah, movie poster. Iím going to try to do Portly Boy. Weíll see.

Anyway, Iím out. Iíve got some pretty serious ball-scratching to do.


posted 4/08/08


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