Downtime

By , May 26, 2008 10:24 pm

Been mostly a day of taking it easy. Lots I needed to do but didn’t get done. Guess I over did it this weekend. Hoping to get some of it done tomorrow but will depend on how I feel. Will see when it gets here. Till then…

Understanding Layers in Photoshop

By , May 26, 2008 9:12 pm

Understanding Layers in Photoshop

One of the most important keys to learning and mastering photoshop is using layers.

Why work on layers at all?

* They do not destroy your original photo.
* You are working on top of or on copies of that photo.
* You will have more control.
* You can use blending modes to change the way layers interact.
* You can change the opacity of any effects.
* You will have or can add layer masks so that you can work selectively on your photo with any adjustments you make.

Another good Photoshop tutorial that (mostly) applies to Gimp too. The section about the Adjustment Layer doesn’t translate to Gimp (that I can find) but it still has some good info that applies. Good stuff!

Amazing Driving Skills – Hyundai

By , May 26, 2008 6:44 pm

Amazing Driving Skills – Hyundai

The bit where the dude changes the tire while the car is going down the track is just awesome! Gotta wonder how many cars they trashed learning to do some of these stunts.

Lucas Kuys’ Ark

By , May 26, 2008 10:38 am

Shedworking: Beach Hut Tuesday – Lucas Kuys’ Ark

Interesting design for a beach side hut/building. I like the concept and execution. Well built, compact and looks like it was built with mostly recycled materials.

DIY- Simple and Effective Any-size Tool Rack

By , May 26, 2008 10:30 am

DIY- Simple and Effective Any-size Tool Rack

Fence-in Your Tools
Got a workshop? Do crafts? Gotta lotta handtools? Hang them up in pristine order or whatever way you wanna on this simple, highly effective, any-size-you-want organizer. It’s kinda like a DIY pegboard, but better.

Interesting idea. I’ve always used pegboard and bought or made the hooks and hangers to put the tools on it. Using chicken wire with a frame this way makes a lot of sense. Gonna have to give it a try. Cool!

Modern Mechanix: Mobile Home Expands to Form Three Rooms – May 1936

By , May 26, 2008 10:23 am

Modern Mechanix: Mobile Home Expands to Form Three Rooms

Interesting concept. Like the fold out sections. Looks like the center could be used, at least somewhat, even with it folded up for travel.

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