Your blender is about to turn purple

Earlier this month Pantone selected its Color of the Year for 2014: "Radiant Orchid," or 18-3224 in the Pantone color-specifying system that prevents designers from having to say, "It's a kind of purpley lavender... No, not that bright." This business of selecting colors may strike normal people as complete horse hockey, but I am pretty... Continue Reading →

Rock, fire, Photoshop

Been planning to try making a logo like this for a while but needed to learn some stuff, like how to make 3D text, drop an image onto text and erase the background of semi-transparent flames, since you can't separate the red channel in Photoshop Elements (I used settings of Contiguous and tolerance 13%). This... Continue Reading →

My desk was in an Angelina Jolie movie

Back in 2007, Michael Winterbottom filmed parts of a movie in and around Austin. The film was "A Mighty Heart," in which Angelina Jolie plays the wife of kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl, and the Austin American-Statesman co-stars as a Wall Street Journal bureau. Us Statesfolk were reminiscing about this last week, and I thought y'all... Continue Reading →

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