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  1. September 20, 2010 7:41 PM

    Very cool to see how you constructed that, particularly for those of us without an iota of artistic talent. I was bummed to see that I need a subscription to National Journal to see your ‘toons, though!


    • September 20, 2010 10:29 PM

      Hey come on, you’re an artist– you just paint with words instead of messy ol’ ink and pixel pigments! Sorry about that subscription requirement. Good thing they gimme a free one so I can read up on the latest skirmishes and get ideas– otherwise I’d be outta luck myself! Thanks a lot for checking in!


  2. September 21, 2010 1:18 AM

    Hi Mark
    Thank you for the post. I have been trying to figure out how to paste a reduced opacity (ghosty) image into a composition I have been working on. I’m a bit of a photoshop neophite, so am clueless. I hope to try your technique with the low opacity brushes and see what I can get out of it.


    • September 21, 2010 8:09 AM

      Hi Sarah, you’re very welcome. There are always different ways to approach these things. You could also try pasting in your image, completely painting over it (with a brush set at full opacity) on a separate layer, and then using a soft Eraser (0% Hardness) set at very low opacity to erase the paint and gradually reveal as much of the (ghostly) image as you want. Does that make sense?? These things gradually fall into place thru experimentation. You’ll get it– good luck!


  3. September 22, 2010 10:57 AM

    I don’t know how you come up with them, but they’re great. Keep it up Mark! Love the photoshop tips, too.


    • September 22, 2010 11:22 AM

      Hey, if you keep on makin’ my head swell, I’m gonna hafta go out and buy a new beanie! Sincerely appreciated, Patrick– thanks a heap!


  4. September 22, 2010 11:39 AM

    Make sure you get the beanie with the propeller on it…


  5. September 23, 2010 12:04 AM

    Hi Mark,
    That was cool. I really seeing the step by step construction.


    • September 23, 2010 9:03 AM

      I’d’ve never gotten this blog up and running without all your help and good advice. It’s an honor having you stop by– thanks, TT!


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