Sunday, December 18, 2005

Seven Days Away




Still have less than half my Christmas shopping done, and today I'm trying to create my own card with Photoshop, and carry on a yearly holiday card tradition that I failed to carry out last year. For the past 8-10 years I've put out a card featuring me and some celebrity I happened to encounter in my glamourous line of work. I kicked it off with Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev back in '97 or '98. They were at a benefit for Gorbi's environmental organization Green Cross (or was it Global Green?). I worked for the PR agency BWR at the time, and the entire staff got a big group photo. I sat on the floor in front of the Gorbachevs and cropped everyone else out of the picture for my card. Sadly, many recipients wondered if Gorbachev were my father. The ignorance! No one in my family has a stained forehead.

Last week I decided the tradition should continue. So today I'm trying to figure out how to manipulate font and add canvas to a pic in Photoshop. Every year prior I had someone else do it. I am determined to be self-sufficient and do it on my own. Chances are it will turn out a lil' messy. So be it. It's the thought that counts.

I shall post my Xmas pic after I write and mail out the card. And at some point I hope to put all previous Xmas cards on my website. Who knows when I'll get to that.

7 comments:

Sean said...

This is a quick tip to add more canvas!

http://photoshophelp.blogs.com/photoshophelp/2004/12/add_canvas.html

Merry Christmas Swish!

VagabondLoafer said...

That reminds me of a speech Ronald Reagan, gave when he said “Mr. Gorbachev… Out damn spot” “Shout it out” or something to that effect.
Too thin to be Cloony. Is it Bono?

Freefall Jones said...

Laura, if you need to increase the canvas size of your image -- in Photoshop go to Image > Canvas Size, and then increase the size to what you want it to be. Make sure you have the right background color selected or the extra canvas will probably just be white. Or you could just e-mail me the image and tell me what you need done to it.

Tim said...

Is that David Hasslehoff your photoshoping out of that sweet picture?

Freefall Jones said...

mmm. I'm guessing Bob Saget.

The Swan said...

Looks like Quintin Tarentino to me.

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