Author Topic: Juxtapositions  (Read 20159 times)

N E T

  • Turbo-Charged Marmoset of Inappropriate Public Displays of Horrid Affection
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 18496
    • View Profile
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2009, 07:18:59 am »
The biggest thing I can think of is to have as clear a vision as you can about what it is you want Photoshop to achieve. Then, you WILL find a way, because there are about 100 ways to do almost anything in the behemoth that is the 'shop. Yes, there may be the "correct" way which is quite easy and fast, but along the way you're likely to run into interesting dead-ends.

That said, in order to access the duotone and halftone options (under Image on the top menu bar), you must grayscale first.

Also, posterize is a useful tool in making stencils from photographic tones AKA "continuous tone"). It breaks your image down into flat areas of pure black and white -or- black and 1 grey and white -or- black and 2 greys and white and so on. The "Hope" Obama poster was done based on this idea in order to produce a poster with a limited number of inks.

Select something then:
Edit > Define Brush, then check your brush palette for what you selected. This will be a monotone when you go to use it.

Select something then:
Edit > Define Pattern, select the paint bucket tool, find the toolbar just underneath the top one, change the pulldown menu from "Foreground" to "Pattern", find the pulldown menu with the pattern it will apply (should be next to the previous pulldown menu I mentioned but I don't know if this has changed from version to version), your new pattern will be at the bottom. Your pattern will be in the same colors as your selection.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2009, 07:44:31 am by Ne+@uNGr0+ »
“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” - M I C H E L   D E   M O N T A I G N E

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 131105
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2009, 02:44:46 pm »
ooh, more great tips. Thanks net, that's very helpful.


Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 131105
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2010, 02:33:23 am »
When you throw a rock into the water, it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water. Somewhere along the line I knew there'd be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.

A true seeker cannot not accept any teachings, not if he sincerely wishes to find something. I hid in the grapevines, digging it all. I felt like a million dollars; I was adventuring in the crazy American night. The potential Buddha already exists in the sinner; his future is already there.

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess — across the night, eastward over the Plains.

During deep meditation it is possible to dispel time, to see simultaneously all the past, present, and future, and then everything is good, everything is perfect, everything is Brahman. We turned at a dozen paces, for love is a duel, and looked at each other for the last time.

Here is a doctrine at which you will laugh. It seems to me that Love is the most important thing in the world. We were already almost out of America and yet definitely in it and in the middle of where it's maddest. I think it is only important to love the world, to explain and despise it. But we should regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect. Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.

I had to strive for property and experience nausea and the depths of despair in order to learn not to resist them, in order to learn to love the world, and no longer compare it with some kind of desired imaginary world, some imaginary vision of perfection, but to leave it as it is, to love it and be glad to belong to it. Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?




words by Hesse & Kerouac
arranged by Cramulus

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2010, 10:41:25 am »
Ah! I already thought I recognized Siddharta in there :) Good stuff, Cram.

It's from the chapter about Kamala, right? I have that quote about the stone and the water in my very old "good quotes" textfile. Btw for some reason I always associate Kamala with the 9 of Pentacles: http://www.learntarot.com/p9.htm
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Cainad (dec.)

  • Houseplant Supreme
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 93295
  • The Emperor's Hairy Right Hand
    • View Profile
    • Internet Forum Safari
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2010, 03:15:55 pm »
When you throw a rock into the water, it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water. Somewhere along the line I knew there'd be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.

A true seeker cannot not accept any teachings, not if he sincerely wishes to find something. I hid in the grapevines, digging it all. I felt like a million dollars; I was adventuring in the crazy American night. The potential Buddha already exists in the sinner; his future is already there.

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess — across the night, eastward over the Plains.

During deep meditation it is possible to dispel time, to see simultaneously all the past, present, and future, and then everything is good, everything is perfect, everything is Brahman. We turned at a dozen paces, for love is a duel, and looked at each other for the last time.

Here is a doctrine at which you will laugh. It seems to me that Love is the most important thing in the world. We were already almost out of America and yet definitely in it and in the middle of where it's maddest. I think it is only important to love the world, to explain and despise it. But we should regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect. Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.

I had to strive for property and experience nausea and the depths of despair in order to learn not to resist them, in order to learn to love the world, and no longer compare it with some kind of desired imaginary world, some imaginary vision of perfection, but to leave it as it is, to love it and be glad to belong to it. Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?




words by Hesse & Kerouac
arranged by Cramulus


:mittens: That was a nice thing to wake up to.

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 131105
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2010, 06:29:50 pm »
related:

cutups made from various quotes

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=17928

Quote
"What makes the desert beautiful," says the little prince, "is that I'm just going through a phase right now. Everybody goes through phases and all, don't they?"



Quote
Man is free at the instant he escapes from the deep to the shore, turns to the perilous waters and gazes.



Quote
It is the stillest words that bring on the bullet. Between the eyes of every endangered panda, static comes on doves’ feet.

malvarma

  • Sonic Terrorist
  • Known & Noted
  • **
  • Posts: 731
  • Make filth free!
    • View Profile
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2010, 04:46:13 am »
I thought it clever to represent theocracy (I presume) with a King Tut mask behind a presidential podium. The image stays with you.

In any case, I will be voting for write-in candidate "King Tut Mask" come next election. I think it has a good chance of winning.

Keep up the collages! I browsed a lot of art posts in this forum tonight, but I liked yours best.
Follow me at http://twitter.com/normalioifyp and I'll follow you back. Let's totally be BFFs.

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 131105
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2010, 03:51:06 pm »
This is a proof-of-concept image. Just a draft. At some point I want to sit down and make a more detailed one:


Elder Iptuous

  • Professional Discordian and Physiognomist
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 56216
  • terribly tedious
    • View Profile
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2010, 04:58:54 pm »
nice mandelburb!

Telarus

  • Fictional Ego
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 12309
  • Ratcheting Metallic Sex Doll of The End Times
    • View Profile
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2010, 08:49:37 pm »
 :aaa:
Telarus, KSC,
.__.  Keeper of the Contradictory Cephalopod, Zenarchist Swordsman,
(0o)  Tender to the Edible Zen Garden, Ratcheting Metallic Sex Doll of The End Times,
/||\   Episkopos of the Amorphous Dreams Cabal

Join the Doll Underground! Experience the Phantasmagorical Safari!

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2010, 11:15:11 pm »
cram does your software map an image aerial photograph to the inside of the mandelbrot set or did you make this with very careful smudging and cloning and bending?
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 131105
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2010, 04:08:27 pm »
cram does your software map an image aerial photograph to the inside of the mandelbrot set or did you make this with very careful smudging and cloning and bending?

Actually very little cloning/smudging/bending, mostly just transform/rotating, and blending layers using transparency.

I've got a bunch of ideas for directions to go with this. The next one will focus on using the mandlebrot's empty interior space. I may do something with the nervous system too.

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2010, 04:23:04 pm »
Yeah I can now see it, the way you turned the dendrites into roads ... Incredible that you done it all by hand, looks awesome!!
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 131105
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2010, 06:59:48 pm »

N E T

  • Turbo-Charged Marmoset of Inappropriate Public Displays of Horrid Affection
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 18496
    • View Profile
Re: Juxtapositions
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2010, 08:11:32 pm »
:mittens:
“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” - M I C H E L   D E   M O N T A I G N E