A Yoga Room to Call My Own

Tonight’s lecture was on using Adobe Bridge as a Digital Asset Management tool, and one exercise was on the use of shadow and lighting.

I was to transform this room into anything I wanted:

Just another empty apartment room.

Just another empty apartment room.

I thought, hey, why not my own Yoga space? And so, making it into my dream yoga room, I did.

My dream space

My dream space

I used the view of the Olympic mountains and the Puget Sound as inspiration. Actually, the wallpaper might be a little too “girly” for my taste, but it looked really cool when I “put it on”. The teardrop lamps are sorta novel, so I experimented with that.

Tricks used:

  • Lots of Layering and Filtering
  • Clipping Masks
  • Drop Shadow
  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Transforming

I thought the timing of this exercise was impeccable, because over at my Yoga Blog, I just wrote about something along the same line of working with lighting and shadows. Sometimes, “she moves in mysterious ways”…

Photoshop is Ruining my Life!

This is what a friend of my told me when we were in college. He was in the Art School studying Visual Design, and he said that he can’t look at Maxim or any of those skin magazines the same way anymore. “All I see is Photoshop retouching!”, he’d exclaim.

And oh, yes, I do know what he means.

Here’s before

A small child with a rock, and a couple scratches

A small child with a rock, and a couple scratches

Here’s after a couple strokes of the healing brush:

Okay, now there's a face a mother could love, right?

Okay, now there's a face a mother could love, right?

I used a couple things to retouch the image:
Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, Dodge, Patch, and Burn tools.