Creating a Tilt & Shift Lens Effect with Photoshop. Very cool, and very popular right now, effect. I think I even saw it in the opening credits of the British television series Sherlock. (A must see for any fan of either the Doyle character or detective fiction.) I think I will give it a try for some of my presentation images this fall.
Bjango has an amazing roundup of all the ways you can create roundrects, rectangles with rounded corners, in PhotoShop. That’s on the lefthand column. Check out the righthand column for even more tips and tricks.
While I was still reeling from the idea of *content farms*, I was heartened to come across another neologism that I didn’t know about but, in fact, was heartened to learn: *layer tennis*. Layer tennis occurs when two graphic artists square off in Photoshop battle to see who can trump the other in a series of transformations of a design initiated by one of them but finished by the other designer. Luckily, for me, my introduction to layer tennis came in the form of a delightful narration of a recent match between Nicholas Felton and Khoi Vinh. Vinh recaptures the [heat of the moment][heat] well.