Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photoshop fun

I haven't done a Photoshop post in a while, so I thought what the heck.

I was a little bored around Thanksgiving and Christmas and I did a few more fake custom cards.

I couldn't get much done Christmas because my laptop was messed up. It took me all weekend to figure out how to get it working again so these two customs were done quickly before my after turkey dinner nap kicked in.

I was flipping around through the channels the other night and came across Grease 2. I remember my cousin and I watching this constantly one summer. She loved it. I have to admit it wasn't my favorite, but I still have nostalgia for this movie. I liked the first one too.

Anyway, I hadn't put two and two together to realize who Louie's love interest on his show was. Turns out it's the same woman that played Delorus Rebchuck in Grease 2.

This is a Heritage Then and Now custom of Pamela Adlon.

I was half expecting her to turn out to be a drug addict. I'm glad she's not a drug addict and is still acting. You never can tell with child actors.

I also did one of Louie. I used a 1982 Topps football design. I still need to add "Comedian" and his name on the bottom of the card. "Comedian" will go under the silhouette of the stand up comic.

I used screen shots of the actors in character rather than posed shots. Actually this one of Louis is staged I think. I haven't seen the movie Lucky Louie yet, so I don't know. Maybe I'll do another custom later with the another publicity photo.

Also, you may or may not have noticed, but I finally got around to doing a blog header. I had a few ideas floating around these past few years, but I couldn't settle on one idea. My plan is to do a few different blog headers as I get bored with the current one. I don't really have to commit to just one image.

I really wanted something colorful, and there's nothing more colorful than 1965 Topps Baseball.

This is my first idea, but it seems a little too redundant with Sam yelling "No one's going to read this blog" and also having appear on the border so I went with something that is funnier. At least I hope it's funny.

I need to find an image to put inside the little banner for the team logo. I don't belong to any teams, so I don't know what to put inside the little circle. Maybe a camera? Maybe a laptop to signify blogging. I haven't a clue. If anybody has any ideas, don't hesitate to let me know.

I'm still not crazy about the fonts on the card, but I'm not much of a font guy. I wish I were though. It doesn't quite look right. I maybe adjust it later.

When I saw the Sam Mele card I knew it was a slam dunk (home run?). I just needed a hapless looking baseball player as foil. I almost used a custom of myself that I photoshoped a few years ago, but I went with a 1971 Skip Pitlock card that I received from the Million Card website.

If anybody can think of a better example of "hapless baseball player" let me know. I might change it if it looks cool.

Thanks for reading.


Play at the Plate said...

Those are funny, but he's wrong. You're blog doesn't suck.

Jeremy said...

Cool. Actually I wasn't looking for compliments, but thanks. I appreciate that. I couldn't think of anything else for him to say. "keep you eye on the blog" or "keep your blog off your shoulder" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Play at the Plate said...

I know you weren't but I wanted to let you know I enjoy your writing.