Monday, January 24, 2011

Picasso, the Bicycle. NASA and my Eyeball

Maybe it's having the honor of seeing the actual Bicycle sculpture by Picasso last week. I remember hearing about it when I was a teenager. Something clicked and I've always looked for beauty and art in the everyday.

I found this NASA photo on Flickr in The Creative Commons some time ago. I've been itching to do something with this photo for awhile now.

  Then tonight it came together when I found a great Mask by Brenda Starr.

I happened to have the other part of the eye laying around thanks to Loveandstyle at Deviant Art.

And it all came together at once.

Thank you Picasso.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


In the never ending quest for faster page loading I redesigned my blog.  You may have had some difficulties waiting for my blog to load. I don't want you to get fed up so I've done the change. It seems to have improved loading time.

So don't be shy, tell me what you think. Do you love it or hate it. Make a comment.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ladies Adjust your colour and your curves

Okay, just a quick post before I fall asleep on my keyboard. Your homework is to play with Levels and Adjust Curves. Grab a graphic and a background to work with.  Click on the Enhance tab and you will find Adjust lighting-->levels. Believe me you'll have hours of fun.

But when you get bored check out Enhance-->Adjust colour-->Adjust colour curves. Even more fun. That's it. And don't forget to play. Promise yourself you are not going to keep the end result. Allow yourself to go wild.

If you do something you don't like the Edit-->Revert to get back to the original. Or you can delete moves by hitting Command Z (on the mac). That simple keystroke can really enhance creativity, just knowing you can go backwards. Have fun and play, play, play.

© NeonSun Studios, j. Currie. All rights reserved

It's just that easy. This photo consists of 2 layers, and a Drop Shadow. I defringed the image but not enough. I went in at 25 and I could have upped it to 35 or even 40.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

3,000 Views - Somebody Must Really Like my Blog

WOW! 1,000 views in just over a month!

That's great! I guess I'm doing something right. I guess I should do a giveaway or something. Well, it's 3 am sofor now I'll just give everyone a big


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Etsy Workout

I've been working hard on my Etsy shop. In particular, I have been beefing up my collage sheets of ATC backgrounds. I'm never sure how far to go with these. They are backgrounds after all. I want to leave some room for creativity.  If you want, stop by and check it out.

Feel free to comment on them or convo me. These are some I've worked on in the last few days.

© Neonsun studio, J. Currie All right reserved 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Okay I found this tutorial on on Flickr.
Here's a direct link.
It's been driving me crazy all night. Maybe it's the television blaring in the background and I really CAN'T multitask after all. I don't know. Have you ever thought a tutorial was easy and then couldn't figure it out?
Go ahead and try. If you come up with a perfect result after following it exactly, don't send me the result, it will just make me crazier. Who knows, maybe it's just an off day. Anyways some of the results I got are alright but they just don't look as clean as the examples. Good luck.


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