Posts Tagged ‘Altered’


Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Clever girl:

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The Q! – How Any Monkey Can Use Photoshop on This Shot of San Quentin – The Miracle of the Healing Brush Tool

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I’ll tell you, I know every street, alley and pathway of northern San Francisco and southern Marin, you know, like the back me hand, Matey. But this part of Marin, near San Quentin Prison, I don’t know that well, so I figured I’d take a shot and then later on ID those peaks on the ridge and also that massive-looking apartment-looking building on the right there. (Or is it a hospital? IDK, maybe. I think I’ve been there, actually. It sure is tall for Marin County…)

Anywho, here’s the shot – note those light poles with direct sunlight on them.

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I’ll bet the Spot Healing Brush Tool could clear things up in a jiffy. You just drag your mouse over the stuff you want gone and poof, it’s gone. Photoshop simply guesses at what it thinks is there IRL. It’s like magic, no skillz required:

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Is this acceptable? Well, sure. It depends on what you’re using a shot for. I don’t think this thing would fly with the San Francisco Chronicle, but for an ad or something, sure.

Just don’t release two versions of the same shot, ala Kent State, and you should be fine.


It Turns Out that Skateboarding IS a Crime – This Sign in J-Town Tells Us So – But It’s Been Cleverly Defaced

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

See? The board icon has become a unibrow and the wheels have become eyes.

And a stickerer has covered over the NO in NO SKATEBOARDS.


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Did you know that people make up their own signs to fool the public into thinking that their official? People do.

(You know what other signs you can see in Japantown these days? “FOR LEASE” signs. Oh well.)

The Powerful, Remote-Controlled Electric Skateboards of Golden Gate Park

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

You see, this is why we have Healthy Sundays diverting cars away from JFK Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park. It’s so people can zip along at 20 MPH on their .8 horsepower electric skateboards. You see what this fellow is holding? That’s his gas pedal, wirelessly connected to the motor. No embarrassing cord for him!

This could be you on your 2009 Altered Exkate Pro-Line 600. It’s only $600. Read the owner’s manual, read all the cautionary material, and skate, skate, skateboard.

GGP: 1, Dolores Park: 0 

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