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tedster




msg:859446
 7:02 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Satire from The Onion [theonion.com]

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH The aesthetic judgment of Paul Gaskill, a graphic designer working on a brochure for Valley View Apartments, was "severely clouded" by a desire to use a new Adobe Photoshop plug-in, coworkers at Blue Moon Design said Monday.

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:859447
 10:25 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Warning - that's an Onion story ;-) (I get sucked in by those all the time)

Funny article.

chiyo




msg:859448
 4:41 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

a lot of truth in it too...

bufferzone




msg:859449
 9:36 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

A good article and a valid poind. Two things comes to mind:

KISS - Keep it simple stupid
The 7 P's - Perfect Planing and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performanc

(yes I am a soldier by profession - Royal Marine Regiment)

tedster




msg:859450
 10:21 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

> KISS - Keep it simple stupid

Takes a lot more to work to do that! Design simplicity is very hard to achieve in any field. Most clients seriously underestimate the resources required to achieve what appears to be simplicity and straight-forward presentation.

In practice "Keep it simple" turns into a big job: "Make this mess look simple".

mivox




msg:859451
 11:01 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

In practice "Keep it simple" turns into a big job: "Make this mess look simple".

Now, I don't have the military background to say this with authority... ;) But I'd say that's where the 7Ps come into play.

idiotgirl




msg:859452
 11:24 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I haven't come out from under my rock since bearing witness to the earlier proliferation of "Blade Pro jaggies".

When Plug-Ins Go Bad. A new special on Fox?

shudder shudder

mivox




msg:859453
 11:30 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ooh. I love Blade Pro. But it's definitely one that requires some major tinkering to get right.

When Plug-Ins Go Bad. A new special on Fox?

Hmm... Don't know if the public is ready for it. Fear Factor would be mild in comparison. But hey! If they made it, I could do the raised chrome metallic BladePro titling, if you wanted to do the pink-clouds-and-lighting backgrounds! ;)

idiotgirl




msg:859454
 12:27 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes - I'd like to narrate When Plug-Ins Go Bad. Perhaps you'd do a guest spot on never-before revealed secrets of Blade Pro Tweaks as the 'Northern' correspondent?

Pink clouds and lightning was a home grown recipe fueled by caffeine and nicotine instead of the native filter packs. Gaussian blur and varying opacity was pegged to the floor. 224 megs worth. That falls under the category of "Never Argue With A Paying Client" (no matter how obscure the ad concept.)

Their money pays for more plug-ins :)

bufferzone




msg:859455
 7:56 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

<mivox> we have officers material here, Sticky me your snailmail adress, and I'll have the application form in your mailboks by tomorro ;)

mivox




msg:859456
 9:18 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hehe... Hmmm, a career in the military, or as part of a Fox TV terror special producing team? Tough choice. Maybe I could produce Fox terror specials for the military...

BTW- I didn't mean to imply the pink clouds were a filter, but rather that the overall effect was sufficiently terrifying to use for the special, with the other effects applied to objects that go floating past in the cotton-candy mist... I don't know of any filters that could produce a background of that caliber.

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