Saturday, May 12, 2007

A new video is up.

This time with me actually talking and trying to explain just what I'm doing during it, rather than playing random music. Unless you have Photoshop though, it probably won't be terribly interesting for you. It's basically a quick – and admittedly not that informative – tutorial of how to use the Pen tool in Photoshop to make and modify vector layers, as requested by Nate.

I'm not even making actual art during it. I'm just doodling. It's sad, really. But it's something new.



If anyone else has a request for general art or program related movies ask in the comments. I may start hosting them at Google video rather than YouTube because there's no time or size limit that I can tell. The only problem is when I put this one on Google video, they compressed the crap out of it or something. It's pretty bad. I may have to set aside some time to try out different formats and see what works best. You can compare how bad it is here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1560387374506565742

Have a good... no a GREAT Sunday.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're so modest, it was really handy and I thought it was great so :P!!

Truly, it was just what I needed. Thanks so much. I'm going to go ahead and play it in split screen so I can follow what's going on real time but it covered a bunch of things I didn't know.

I'm pretty sure I'll be referring to it a lot over the next month or so. I have a comission from my Brother for a decal for his skateboard that will involves some shading and converting a sketch to digital so I'll be able to use a load of this stuff then. It's a whole heck of a lot easier than outlining and shading stuff by hand!!

In the mean time I'm going to go ahead and do some doodling later on once I have finished this resume stuff and then I'll post it so you can see what you think.

The opacity thing was cool too. I have been plinking about in Photoshop for some time now and had not realized there was an opacity setting in the layers menu so that will help a lot. It also covered some handy little shortcuts and commands I wasn't familiar with so it's great. Basically it covers the last of the stuff I wasn't sure about.

I really appreciate you helping me out like this and I'm sure there are a lot of other people that will find it really useful.

Much obliged, Yoda!!
~Nate.

Bella Rossa said...

Hey, Collin, what a frigging cool idea! I LOVE this kind of thing. This is one of the best kinds of uses of the internet, as far as this geek is concerned. Of course, as you already know, I'm all about artists making the creative process more transparent onscreen, but I think this is especially cool. I think you're on to something here.

Um...I think I have to go blog about this now. Excuse me.

Totsie said...

You have NO idea how helpful this was to me. Thanks a whole bunch!

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