Photoshop Fun + Great PS Tutorials

Sawadee Khrap

Here are a couple of new PS works – just for fun, Kong wanted something to show his horoscope symbol and I thought a modified SAM_0434-Rec-Picese2Roman Gladiator would be fun too (this was a exercise in getting the skin to match between images used in the composition – .SAM_0434-Roman-2   But this also lets me note a couple of great Photoshop Experts and their training classes or DVD’s

 

First   Mr. Ben Willmore – His explanation of how to use the “Curves” adjustment layer for matching colors is a God send.  Check out his tutorials on Kelby Training

Second is another great instructor on Photoshop  Mr. Aaron Nace at PHLearn.com  —  His use of adjustment layers to blend, color match, and make composites is I think the best out there.  Check out his PHLearn Pro video tutorial series for compositing

With these two video collections – your ready to tackle any composite task — Check them out if you’re  interested in Photoshop.

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New Techniques

Sawadee Khrap

Just been watching some new Photoshop tutorials and they have shed _MG_2611-Editsome light on better use of clipping layers – This image is a composite from a studio shot and a urban city background.  Using clipping masks and layers does give much better compositing control. I don’t have the lighting right yet but thought you like to see what it looks like now.

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Photoshop play

Sawadee Khrap

It’s been a while since I posted any young men images – I need to do some more, but today I was  trying  my hand at a fully constructed composite.  The label _MG_3472-crate box - old woodenimage was made from 3 photos to make the museum site and a shot of a mummy to make it complete – then I added the model as a houseboy doing the dusting – With the label complete I used a displacement map to add wrinkles and pasted it on the box then distressed it for further ageing.  Just fucking around, but it doesn’t look that bad – now I can refine the techniques and will have more to show later.  Sorry the model is so small.

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A day in the Zoo

Sawadee Khrap

Here’s a good one from Paul’s Sunday Funnies:

A couple of guys went for a walk in the Sydney Zoo.  They came across a gorilla and were fascinated that the gorilla had a massive erection.  One of the guys just couldn’t bear it any longer, and reach in the cage to touch it. 
The gorilla grab him, dragged him into the cage and mated with him for two hours non-stop, while the zoo attendants helplessly stood by.   When he was done, the gorilla threw the guy out of the cage.  Still alive but badly beaten and in a coma, they called an ambulance and the guy was taken away to the hospital.  A week later, after he came out of the coma, his friend visited him in the hospital and asked, ‘Are you hurt?’       ‘AM I HURT?’ he shouted;
‘Wouldn’t you be? ..he hasn’t called,..he hasn’t written..!!!!’

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New branch in Pattaya–Dentist of Jaipur

Sawadee Khrap

Thanks Jerry for the advance notice of the new branch of the “Dentist of Jaipurdentistright here in Pattaya. For those of us on a strict income this could be a God-sent.  I have my account at Ocean Dental but if the Baht keeps climbing and the weak dollar – well I just won’t be able to keep throwing money away for such expensive luxuries.

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Fang Homestay for Men — Update

Sawadee Khrap

For all of you who asked about the status of Fang Homestay for Men – here is the latest info I have received from May.

""Hi frank,sorry I did not check Facebook for two month, Now I m running on herbal product that very good quality and good sale. I cut off all my coffee in farm, and grow new tea herb, not beautiful yet, I hope my home stay will ready to open on next November, I will let you know again,"

Check on the Facebook listing for more updated info.

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Sriracha tornado —

Sawadee Khrap

Wow, just saw this write Siracha tornadoup – Monster Storm Brings Fear – in Pattaya Daily News  May 5th, Must have been a tornado. 

We had a lot of rain, wind and thunder that day and night here in Jomtien but nothing that wild.  It was really black toward the Sriracha area but I did not think it was that bad – one local witness said “she saw a big gust of wind blowing on the road across from her house, it whirled a big tree down”  If that isn’t a tornado, I don’t know what is.  The report doesn’t mention if there was damage to Khao Kheow Open Zoo – I posted my photographs of the area that several weeks ago.  sounds wicked.  Another effect that must be from global warming.  It’s been the hottest year here in Pattaya for a long long time and we are expecting some very large storms this season.

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Ocean Dental Center– Jomtien Pattaya

Sawadee Khrap

OceanDentalCenterVisiting Jomtien or Pattaya, maybe you live here – I recommend you try  Ocean Dental Center, Dr. Ruangpeerakul.  Check them out for you dental needs.  Great service, and workmanship.  Works for me (and I hate dentist – actually just drilling – and with only 2 teeth left that is almost in the past. haha )        pricing is right.

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