Monthly Archive for January, 2009

I So Wish.

Thunder Cats live action trailer using Hollywood actors: Brad Pitt, Vin Diesel and Hugh Jackman among others. All the effects were done frame by frame in Photoshop. The footage was edited in Adobe Premiere. Someone worked very hard on this and did an excellent job. From this person’s bio:

Animator illustrator who loves movies. I’m presently working as an artist in a videogame company.

Thunder Cats, Ho! :)

Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (Means I love you)

For their birthday parties, we brainstorm with our kids to determine what the theme of the party will be. We’ve done little mermaids, transforming robots, race cars, [insert Disney marketing machine madness here], etc. But this year, I suggested to ZoĆ« a space/martian princess idea after something Malakai said about Mars one night during dinner. She loved it. She started planning out which dress/costume she’d wear and she wanted to have purple hair. The following image is the base I used for her invitations that she handed out to all her classmates and sent to our family members via not-email. Continue reading…

Pick a Color… Any Color

Here’s a little tip for picking any color on your screen with Fireworks. Let’s say you want to rip-off Skype’s freshy green color from the menu bar on your Mac and use it in your new super slick design. There are a few ways to get to a pixel-level color selection for areas of your screen outside of the application you are using. Most of these methods are cumbersome and force you to leave your design, open some sort of utility like the Digital Color Meter and copy the hexadecimal color code for the color you want to your clipboard, then paste it in your design in the appropriate tool/palette setting. Or… you could use Fireworks (like a good web designer should) and do this:

You can select any pixel on the screen without leaving the app

You can select any pixel on the screen without leaving the app

Yay! Color pickings is easy!

Panic At The Disco… Or, Ravens Are Awesome!

It’s the end of a long weekend riddled with perpetual house cleaning, kid-tending and playing and refereeing, rocket building and turning our sofa into the mountains of Mars, and this new “storybook” blog template. I’m too tired and too fuzzy to pump out any really amazing prose. The weekend has trampled itself into hibernation with such an obnoxious fit forcing the sleeping giant, Monday, to awaken… I’ll just post today’s delightfully haunting requiem — in that it keeps jumping up out of no where way — that has held me anxiously and whimsically in custody. By today I mean Sunday. It’s not Monday until I wake up :)
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