Thursday, April 19, 2012

Photoshop Phun at the Movies

Like I mentioned earlier, I've been trying to learn how to do Photoshop by making customized cards for my friends. I also threw together a few just because I came up with a funny idea. For example, I came up with two cards of athletes who are better known for the movies they starred in.

I could explain my process for doing all these or why I picked the cards I did, but never mind that shit. Here comes Mongo!

1962 Topps football has gotta be one of my favorite card designs of all time. I wish I coulda found a better main picture, but the little inset one is PERFECT.

I have no complaints about this next card.

This baby turned out perfect. It's based on his 1977 Topps football card. The picture is framed almost perfectly, and I even got almost all of the white border around the picture to stay put.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time Flies! (Or: False Advertisement in Blogging)

Man, look at this place. If it was a physical room, there would be dust and cobwebs all over the place. What happened? Well, a bunch of things.

I guess the biggest change is the fact that I don't live in West Virginia any more. That's right! You heard right! My blog posts now have 100% more Ohio in them! I moved to Dayton about 5 months ago. I've started attending college, which is something I've wanted to do for a while. I'm still working at a Wendy's, though. It's not bad so far.

Dayton's a pretty big baseball town. It's home to the Dragons, a Class A affiliate of the Reds. It's also home to Mike Schmidt and Roger Clemens. The worst part I see is that there aren't any baseball card shops within walking distance. I can take the bus to Walmart, and that's about it.

Before I moved here, I took all my baseball cards back to my mom's house. I have a few I've found since I moved here, but not too many. I keep my eyes peeled everywhere I go, though. I've also started using Photoshop and making my own customized cards as the whim strikes. I've made a bunch for my friends, and a few because I got a funny idea for one. Here's my card:

I picked 1989 Upper Deck partly because I started collecting that year. I'll post more of these later. Until then, keep your stick on the ice!