Tag Archives: Photoshop

Avatar among us

I did this after one of my friends gave me the idea. It was done at work, which is no easy feat because my monitor faces the rest of the office. I might as well have done this one in Paint.

This is what happens when you take the Na’vi from Pandora and try to assimilate them into our culture.

Another Crappy Photoshop

There is only one thing that is Photoshopped in this image.


Yes, this is a picture of me.

I should be an album cover for The White Stripes.

I used to play guitar, but I gave it up shortly after I started dating Michelle. She’s my Yoko Ono! Actually I just needed to play guitar long enough to sing a few love songs and snag her. Then I packed the guitar away for good.


Here I am in all my musical glory. This was a couple days after I skipped work and went to pierce my brow on a whim.


Here I am in silhouette form, done with some simple cutouts and layer fills. Come on, Jack and Meg White. Call me.

About time we got a cool President

Here is number two in my Photoshop ability. President Yo’bama. I won’t explain how this one was done. It’s pretty obvious.


No wonder we’re in so much financial trouble with his expensive taste in icy hot grills.


Fortunately he has a stimulus package. Make it rain! [Woooha! who actually took it from me first I think]

Look out! It’s the Mongolians!

One of the things I learned to do in college was manipulate photos using Photoshop. It was never anything spectacular, and I still don’t know what half the buttons in the application do. Still, sometimes the more ridiculous the pictures look the better they turn out. This is one of my creations, and hopefully there are more to follow.


Start with a picture of the Great Wall of China. Impressive, ancient China.


Convince your friend to hang off a ledge, three feet off the ground and with the police in the background. Maybe not the smartest thing to do in communist China.

alice wall

Remove some background, arrange layers, and you’re done!

This outsider must be after our prized Orange Chicken.

Win, Lose, or Draw

My name is not Simon, but I do like to draw drawrings. Also, it’s okay if you look at my bum.

I am no artist by any stretch of the imagination. My talents for visual art pieces are pretty much zero, unless you count photo manipulation ability like this.


That was not the point of thisĀ  post, although it provides a hilarious distraction. My drawing ability is limited to stick figures, but I have done quite a few drawings for Michelle. It’s a great way to do something special that costs you no money.


Michelle used to call her car Silver Bullet until she got her Volvo. She needed a new name for her car, so we came up with Silver Lunchbox. This one was not drawn freehand, because I needed to get the lunchbox shape and I could not draw a rectangle that looks like a rectangle to save my life.

I have drawn quite a few of these drawings, which I will share here over time. Stay tuned!

All Press is Good Press

I ran across this article about a pizzeria in San Francisco that is turning negative reviews from Yelp! into marketing. The owner has taken the quotes from the reviews and put them onto t-shirts for employees to wear. This is brilliant for small restaurants with a group of loyal that don’t care about the few people that don’t like their food.

Then I began thinking, wouldn’t it be great to have a Yelp! type system for people when you meet them? This would be especially great for dating. It’s only a matter of time with RFID tagging before this is possible. Pretty soon you could be walking around, checking out people like this.


Yes, I spent far too long making this picture, but I think it makes my point nicely.

Making Miniatures

I was browing the web when I came across a tutorial about how to make your photos look like miniature sets by reducing the area of focus to a small section of the photo. The eye is tricked into thinking the photo is of a miniature set. I took one of my pictures from France and ran through the tutorial to create this.