November 23, 2007
Delicious leftovers: 3D, Photoshop, & much more
As many of us Americans remain lolling around in a turkey-stuffed haze, I’ll do my part to distract from the inlaws by trotting out a smorgasbord of stuff I’ve been amassing over the last few months–stuff that’s just never quite made it to the table on its own.
To pretend this all has something to do with my job, let’s start with the Photoshop bits:
- Some useful PSD-handling tools have been announced:
- PixelNovel has announced the useful-sounding ComparePSD tool (haven’t gotten to kick the tires yet myself). More info is in their press release. These guys also make FlickrShop for uploading directly from Photoshop to Flickr. [Via]
- If you’re a fan of Layer Comps–a really simple, lightweight way to store multiple design variations within a single PSD file–check out this Layer Comps plug-in for InDesign . [Via]
- In other Photoshop news:
- Typewriter bits
- Japanese curiosities
- Something Awful rocks out imaging (and P-shopping) all kinds of alternate Transformers. [Via]
- An unnamed Brazilian ad agent sculpts choppers from old watches.
- Business Week readers rag on the world’s ugliest cars. (Featured: Pontiac Az(z)Tek. Oddly absent: Chevy Assalanche.) [Via]
- Car Design News’s Studio Photos collection seeks to provide the perfect 3/4 shot of any car, nicely isolated on a plain background. [Via]
- This crazy 1873-vintage monocycle looks amazing. [Via]
- Automotive sweetness goes VDub in CNET’s Beetlemania gallery.
- The hard-core plane geek in me vibes with these MotoArt tables, constructed from reclaimed bits of aviation history (e.g. a bomb + a B-52 turbine = the “Get Bombed” table). [Via]
- I love this crazy little creature made from rolled-up newspaper [Via]
- Art Lebedev’s “Copilcus piggybank” reshapes the traditional slot–because “‘Plus’ savings are far better than ‘minus’ savings.” [Via] They also make the way-cool Folderix folder-shaped flash drive.
- Crafty ads
- This ad for the BC Highland Games cleverly meshes 2D & 3D. You can almost feel the hernia.
- Worth1000 fine art ads. Dig the Shout & Diet Pepsi entries especially.
- I’m feeling these simple yet effective ads for Off bug repellant.
- The World Wildlife Fund uses a balloon to depict your car’s pollution cloud.
- You want a zoom? Leica’s got it.
- From the ever-growing world of whack-job printers:
- Finally, here’s an amazing 3D rendering of “The Last Elf.” CG Arena provides details on the model’s creation. [Via]
Now, if that doesn’t leave you feeling logy, head back to the Remains of the Bird. ;-)