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Cartoon puzzle


cartoon puzzle

This may not be the my smartest move, but for the piece I’m working on, I decided to make the cartoon myself. I wanted the cartoon to be 25 inches horizontally, so in Photoshop I changed the image size to 25. Yep, there’s no way I can print that. So, also in Photoshop, I fairly evenly divided the drawing into 16 pieces, then copied each section and printed each one out. Then I taped all the pieces together, and voilĂ , I had a full size cartoon, unwieldy, but a cartoon. Gridded-vellum

Next I cut a section of gridded vellum and traced over the cartoon. Ready to move to the loom, where, unfortunately, the cartoon needed to be smaller, as in 2 inches smaller. Back to the computer. Repeat the process. Weave. And it works!

Now, would it have been better to have copies made at FedEx? I don’t know. My reasons for not going that route are:

  • Frequently copies have to be redone because the employee doesn’t know how to set it up to meet the (my) criteria.
  • I would have had to go back again anyway after I discovered that I had made the wrong size.

Money-wise, by the time I pay for the paper used, printer ink, etc, it might have been less expensive to drive to town, but then I would have to add in fuel. The time spent on this may have been equal.

What do you think? How do you do cartoons? Or maybe the questions is, do you make cartoons?


Playing around in Photoshop

Final-circle-lines-red-blk Puppet warp. Never heard of it. Until I saw something about puppet warp on Lynda.com’s Facebook page. Hmmm, sounded interesting, and I really wondered if it was available to me because I had never seen it. Well, it’s there, but missed it. There’s a little video explaining how to improve a photo, in this case, remove Line3_A those love handles. I’ve been experimenting with variations on a line (see the result of the drawing on the right here), and had something I kind of liked with circles Circle drawing made of dotted lines. I decided to use this drawing and play with this. The first step is to “lasso” it. Then you make another layer and go to puppet warp. It makes all those little triangles all Circle lines-dots over the design. You then put in some dots that are going to be the places where you drag to change the design. From there you push and shove and play around with those dots until you finally think you’re done. When you go to “save as,” you are asked if you want to apply the changes. Below is my final result, not great, but there are possibilities. From Untitled-4 what I can tell, not being much of a really good user of Photoshop, the puppet warp gives you more places to make changes than does “free transform.” Fun stuff to think about, though.