May 22nd, 2009

Cthulhu Joyce

Gunslinger

Gunslinger

I feel weird thinking tis but I never realized how different everything feels when you enjoy your job.

Not that I hated my job before, I just wasn't really engaged, partially because I"d gotten everything organized and it was boring; which is ultimately an excellent thing.

But! I've been excited to get to work this week. I've jumped in and am both managing and testing all tis new stuff. I feel useful AND productive AND appreciated all at the same time. Funny that, being happy where you spend the majority of your days makes a difference.

Now.. about this work load issue. Too many people out in the next few weeks so close to the deadline. Need another QAer. :/ Like right now.
Cthulhu Joyce

How low? Day 6

Foundation
Foundation


Still playing with faking lensbaby blur in Photoshop. I like my previous attempt; this isn't quite as dramatic.

So far, it takes quite a few steps to get something like this. Warping, pinching, spherizing, duplicating, bluring, polar coordinatess, more bluring, un-polar coordinating, blending.

The blending is the hard part, trying to apply masking layers in a way that realistically reflects the proper Lensbaby blur + distortion without causing sharp focal differences between the focal point and the distorted remainder. It may require more intermediate layers between each filter, say an extra layer between each blur filter at least, to allow an even transition between in-focus and delightfully not in-focus.

Hmmm.... I ponder further.