Its subject is Knoll's then-girlfriend Jennifer, topless on the beach in Bora Bora, gazing out at To'opua island. The young couple worked together at Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm's special-effects company, and were enjoying some well-earned R&R after working 70-hour weeks on the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Looking back, Jennifer says: "It was a truly magical time for us. My husband actually proposed to me later on in the day, probably just after that photo." Little wonder that John would name the photo Jennifer in Paradise.
If you were around when Photoshop was first released, you know the image, as it was the first photoshopped image in the world
and use in a lot of the early demos for the programme. Bonus: for the twentieth anniversary release of Photoshop 1.0, John Knoll replicates the demos he used to do
to sell Photoshop to Adobe.
posted by MartinWisse
on Jun 19, 2014 -
is a series of advertising mock-ups which imagines modern products with the aesthetics and production of 1970s consumer electronics. Faux-wood paneling, angular fonts, and more orange than you can shake a stick at.
posted by codacorolla
on Apr 17, 2014 -
The Dove Sketches Beauty Scam
"Dude, are you doing the Dove ad now? That was so April 15th...?" Yes, I realize I missed the meme train, but it's better to be right than part of the debate, especially when there is no debate, this is all a short con inside a 50+ year long con. Remember House Of Games? "It's called a confidence game. Why, because you give me your confidence? No: because I give you mine." [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Feb 2, 2014 -
Starting out make-up free, looking tired and with her hair unstyled, the singer is digitally retouched in front of our eyes, transformed in just a few minutes into a glamorous beauty.
Hungarian singer Boggie
, real name Csemer Boglarka, has posted her latest music video
, for her song "Nouveau Parfum", in which she is Photoshopped in 'real time'. [more inside]
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box
on Jan 23, 2014 -
Content Aware Scaling
is a Photoshop technique which allows you to selectively change the scale of one portion of an image without affecting the rest of it. This technique can be used on still images (like so
) to create insanely proportioned compositions, or on moving images to create shifting, disorienting, and often hilarious animated .gifs (like so
, and also
). Digital artist Neil Cicierega
provides a tutorial
and a Photoshop script to do this yourself. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jul 7, 2013 -
Photoshop Blend Modes Explained:
When you use Photoshop, do you just fiddle with opacity, multiply, and overlay until your image is sort of close to the effect you're going for? Did you figure out two or three blend combinations and then never use any others? Robert Thomas explains the logic behind blend modes, so you can blend more purposefully.
posted by ocherdraco
on Apr 11, 2013 -
that begins from the classical dichotomy shape-substance and that questions itself about the nature of purity and the unavoidability of the corruption, without taking itself too seriously, because in the end, you know, children like to play."
posted by ambrosia
on Mar 17, 2013 -
Liar Town Usa
: An alternate USA where our products, signage, headlines, and fads are all slightly more surreal, sinister, and threatening.
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 7, 2013 -
provides real-time vintage photo effects for websites, with five presets: toasted, lo-brow, tool shed, parchment and vinaigrette. If you'd like to stick with filtering photos, Pixlr's O-Matic does just that
, with tons of preset filters, photo "aging" effects, and frames. If you have Photoshop handy, here are 16 tutorials, two tutorial videos, 14 vintage/grunge texture packs, and 16 action packs
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 13, 2012 -
Ana Utopia Giordano photoshops portraits of Venus
for today's standards of the feminine ideal.
posted by ambrosia
on Apr 13, 2012 -
10b Photography has established itself as one of the world’s leading digital darkrooms, handling post-production for scores of award-winning photojournalists who trust that the company knows where to draw the line between processing and manipulation. [...] 10b is quick to point out that it is not a retouching firm. The term is often associated with Photoshop experts, who are hired to alter the look and shape of fashion icons, for example. So when it comes to defining Palmisano's role, it can get tricky. Post-processing in the digital age.
posted by shakespeherian
on Dec 21, 2011 -