Monday, February 27, 2006

Can you say Bass Pro Shop?

Word is, the now vacant Pryamid may become a Bass Pro Shop by 2008. Let's go fishin'!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Riverwalk in Memphis

It was a nice day to be on the Riverwalk in downtown Memphis!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Photoshop Tip - Using the brush tool

Can you guess how I painted this?

I used a combination of the brush tool, text tool, layer modes, and the mosaic tile filter.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Photoshop Tip - Create Warped Text

Add pizazz to your text with the Create Warped Text tool. In Photoshop, click the Text tool, then click the Create Warped Text icon in the text tool options bar. There are lots of choices. Pick the one that's right for your graphic. Amp it Up!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Photoshop Tip - Flatten Layers

Sometimes you have a file with many layers that you want to combine into one layer. Here are two options.

Option 1: Highlight a layer and link it to the other layers you want to flatten. Press Ctrl+E. This will combine the linked layers into one.

Here's another option that combines the layers and keeps the original layers intact.
1. Make the layers you want to flatten visible.
2. Create a new layer and name it.
3. With the new layer highlighted, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E. The flattened image appears in the new layer and your original layers remain intact!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Snow In Memphis!

It only snows once or twice a year in Memphis, so we get pretty excited when we see the white stuff!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Photoshop Tip - Unlock the Background Layer

Nontransparent background layers are locked. To change the stacking order, color, blending mode, or opacity of a locked background, you must unlock it by converting it to a standard layer.

1. Double-click the Background layer in the Layers palette.
2. In the New Layer dialog box, type a name for the layer.
3. Set the layer options as desired, and click OK. Photoshop converts the Background layer into a new, editable layer.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Nice Day for a walk

Yesterday was a great day to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather. I snapped this shot of the Memphis skyline late in the afternoon. The clear blue sky reflecting on the water made the Mighty Mississippi look not so muddy!