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10 Feb

Heaven

Photographing for Photoshop

This image “Heaven” is currently on display at the Escondido Arts Municipal Gallery in Escondido as part of the PAG show “Mind’s Eye”.

image of Heaven

Mind’s Eye Show Blurb

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21 Jan

Sidewalk Salvation

HDR composite image

This image is currently hanging in the Escondido Municipal Arts Gallery as part of the PAG show, “Shadows”. The show runs through February 5th, 2011. “Sidewalk Salvation” is one of the first successful images I created using an experimental process I call HDR compositing. As I explore this technique my workflow will no doubt evolve, but at this moment in time I want to document and share what I have discovered so far.

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02 Jan

1 Tip for composing panoramas

How to capture a good composition.

Panorama Lookout
Panoramas are a lot of fun and pretty easy to create with Photoshop’s Photomerge filter. They are also kind of magical because it is almost impossible to visualize the final image while shooting the frames.

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21 Sep

Black Night and Bright Lights

Fix what HDR misses with Photoshop

image of Ceasars Night Reflections Final

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02 Aug

Hear The Music With Photoshop

Photoshop Image Editing Without Limits

image of Johnny Cash at the Desert Inn

Disclaimer: I did not take this photo. Photo credit goes to Brad Moore, @bmoorevisuals. I edited the photo for a contest at layersmagazine.com by Rafael Concepcion, @aboutRC. The original contest can be viewed here. For the record, I won a print signed by RC & Brad Moore and a signed copy of “A World in HDR” by Trey Ratcliff. The book is fantastic. Go buy it.

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13 Apr

Trippy Self Portrait

Create a portrait with a custom illustrated pattern

image of self portrain

Step 1
Draw a cool pattern. I drew mine the old fashioned way - with pencil and paper. The finished drawing was then scanned so I could color it in Photoshop.

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17 Aug

Italy 2018

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Spark Page Travelogue

My husband Blaise and I spent an amazing thirteen days in Italy. It was our first time there, and a trip I had dreamt about for years. It filled me in ways that are hard to describe. Ten of the days were spent on the Italian Concerto Tour with Trafalgar. This tour took us to places, and introduced us to experiences that we would not have found on our own. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Italy for the first time.

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07 May

May 17th Meeting

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LA InDesign User Group

This month I will be speaking at the Los Angeles InDesign User Group. The topic is Working with Color in InDesign. Admission is FREE but registration is encouraged.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 7-10 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

FULL DETAILS HERE

I hope to see you there.

15 Apr

AME Leadership Conference

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Create Professional Image and Graphics

Adobe Spark Page

21 Feb

30 Day Drawing Challenge

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Reflections

I keep commitments, even ones made with myself. When my girlfriend Carey suggested I do a 30 day challenge with her I said, "it would be good for me to draw for 30 days, but I'm not going to make that commitment." I was afraid to commit to something I would later resent. She pushed and I conceded after imposing some rules for myself.

The drawings would be small, simple, drawn with a large brush tip sharpie, and done quickly. No pencils, erasers or digital undos. I get too wrapped up in the details of creating. I thought my rules would prevent that, and hopefully help me to care less about the final product.

I kept my commitment and stuck to my rules. Except for the quickly part. By the end I was spending twice as much time on a drawing.

On day 1 I drew the living room windowed doors, my view while seated in my recliner. I did all 30 drawings in the comfort of my living room.

Sketch Day 1

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