Photoshop 'no theme' Madness

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for August PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This episode has no theme, but just visits some items that should interest all Photoshop users including :
* Enlarging is only as good as your Interpolation
* 3D Interpretations of Real People, by Michael O.
* Enlarging Jpg Files Test site
* Mr. Biggs Duz Illustrations
* Unbelievable pile of work
* I am Not an Artist

Be careful what you click -- beware of malware and phishing sites As always, we remind you -- be careful what you click. This is all good clean stuff for'ya this month, because most is at Flickr. But there are always malware, phishing stalker and predator links abundant in many of the replicated sites these days. Whatch those little popups in the text. Just stay on the tutorial / content paths and you'll be okay.
So, here are yet more links of note...

3D Interpretations of Real People, by Michael O.

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

Professional digital artist: Michael O. shows off his brilliant work turning ordinary photos into ultra-realistic 3D interpretations of people -- in this interview with pxleyes.com
PUT SECOND GRAPHIC HERE http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/madness/1207/Michael_O_2.jpg
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.pxleyes.com
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I am Not an Artist

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

Wow ... for you web designers out there, here's a little taste of some really wonderful animations
      Johnny's graduation short film, Procrastination, was well received and won him the Jerwood Moving Image Prize 08 and was selected to be part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Mickey and johnny.com
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Mr. Biggs Duz Illustrations

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

This kind of illustration wouldn't ordinarily show up in a Photoshop column, but seriously folks ... after the Flair pens and tissue, what do you do ??? Scan it and colorize it in Photoshop ... yeah!
      Brian was born in Arkansas in 1968, moved to Texas in 1979, fled to New York City in 1987 to attend Parsons School of Design, lived in Paris France for a few years, ran away to San Francisco in 1993, and since 1999 he has lived in Philadelphia. He works in an old garage.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Brian, or Mr. Biggs to you
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Enlarging Jpg Files Test site

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

How often do we get inquiries on how to enlarge jpg files? About every month. I personally have written six articles on the subject. Thanks to "Cambridge in Colour" where there are no actual names to credit, you can TEST the methods online.
      This page allows you to SEE the results for enlarging with these methods: * Nearest Neighbor * Bicubic * Bicubic Smoother * PhotoZoom * Genuine Fractals * SmartEdge * PhotoZoom (Default) * Genuine Fractals * SmartEdge . . sharpened in various methods * Bicubic * Bicubic Smoother
BEWARE : all enlargements are different, and your settings may differ from those used!
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Cambridge in Colour - Learning Community for Photographers
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Enlarging is only as good as your Interpolation

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

In the article "Interpolation Revisited" Photographer Ron Bigelow updates a 2005 article about interpolation in Photoshop. Everything changes, so you need to get updated with this newer view of interpolation ...
      Here you can see the minute differences in today's interpolation methods.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Ron Bigelow Photography
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SeventhStreet : Unbelievable pile of work

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

SeventhStreet design in Birmingham, MI has so much great stuff to look at, you may not finish 'til dinner time.
      Their Photoshop manipulation and image editing is some of the best in the world, and you'll learn a whole lot from their site!
READ THIS REPORT Full story : SeventhStreet Design
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Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
See the last edition of Photoshop Madness

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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