You Suck at Photoshop #4: Paths and Masks

As a design I make clipping paths everyday. If you are new to design or haven’t learned this skill yet, here is a tutorial that will advance your photoshop skills. This video is pretty entertaining (hilarious) but also instructional. Go get your path on.

Corban Invites

Here is the latest personal project- invites for my son’s first birthday. My wife came up with the concept and theme. She had a couple of ideas she wanted – for it to look like a post card and to look vintage. This is what I came up with. I love the postmark, which I created from scratch. Check out the tutorial on the grunge effect I post earlier this month and you can figure out how I did the background. As always. if anyone is interested in custom invites I am available and affordable. Enjoy.

Corban Invite

Corban Invite

Arch

Here is some sweet architecture for your Friday viewing pleasure.

Japanese House

Japanese House

Casa Entre Muros

Casa Entre Muros

House C

House C

open air sculpture

open air sculpture

Nelson House

Nelson House

East Wing for Cleveland Musuem of Art

East Wing for Cleveland Musuem of Art

Retro Camera Finds

I love vintage cameras. So I decided to do an etsy search and here are some of the pieces I found. All super cool at very affordable prices. (Click on the image to go to it’s page).

 Retro - Sears Tower 41 Camera

Retro - Sears Tower 41 Camera

Vintage - Argoflex 75 Camera

Vintage - Argoflex 75 Camera

Vintage - Adventurer 620 Camera

Vintage - Adventurer 620 Camera

Vintage Bell and Howell Electric Eye Comat Zoom and Case

Vintage Bell and Howell Electric Eye Comat Zoom and Case

Toy Camera Tower 120 Film Original Box Primo

Toy Camera Tower 120 Film Original Box Primo

Vintage Polaroid Swinger Land Camera With Box

Vintage Polaroid Swinger Land Camera With Box

Vintage Camera with leather case

Vintage Camera with leather case

Vintage Folding Camera. Classic Style and Decor Piece

Vintage Folding Camera. Classic Style and Decor Piece

Argus Super 75 twin lens reflex camera and case

Argus Super 75 twin lens reflex camera and case

Vintage Camera

Vintage Camera

MoMA EXHIBITIONS – What Was Good Design? 1944–56

MoMA EXHIBITIONS – What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944–56
May 6, 2009–November 30, 2009
Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

“At mid-century MoMA played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of so-called Good Design, a concept that took shape in the 1930s and emerged with new relevance in the decades following World War II. This installation presents selections from MoMA’s design collection that illuminate the primary values of Good Design as promoted (and disputed) by museums, design councils, and department stores. Iconic pieces by designers like Charles and Ray Eames and Hans Wegner are shown alongside more unexpected items, such as a hunting bow and a plumb bob, as well as everyday objects including an iron, a hamper, a rake, a cheese slicer, and Tupperware.” Check out the link for more info.

Charles Eames and Ray Eames CHAIR

Charles Eames and Ray Eames CHAIR

Fixies

What a beautiful pair.

iMD

iMD

Bamboo bike…What????

Bamboo bike

Bamboo bike

Gorgeous. Not sure about that disc brake though.

Jon Wyatt Fixie

Jon Wyatt Fixie

Beautiful.

Mike Walker Fixie

Mike Walker Fixie

So fresh and so clean.

Vladimir Svetlov Fixie

Vladimir Svetlov Fixie

Great colors. Love the black on black parts.

Jared Whitehead Fixie

Jared Whitehead Fixie

Perfect.

Moliemoliemolie Fixie

Moliemoliemolie Fixie