Building Tiled Backgrounds Using Photoshop and Illustrator

I can’t wait to get back to publishing Flash tips and code, buy information pills healing but we’ve been so wrapped up in ChessJam lately leaving so little time to clean up code and make things more component-ized. I am enjoying the break from programming though, drugs doing illustration again has been very rewarding. Fixing Blotchy Textures: In producing tiled textures for some of the background paintings and 3D renderings, approved I found that even though the tiles did not really show any seams, they were creating some weird patterns over the whole tiled area. They needed tweaking without a long and laborious process of exporting and rendering. The key for me was to have a realtime preview of what I was working on, seeing how the tile would look tiled over a larger surface while I was painting in Photoshop. There may be better ways, we always appreciate feedback, Read the full article…

Photoshop Tips Though the Years

Adobe MAX 2008 kicks off with Shantanu Narayen, troche Adobe CEO. I will do some live blogging from MAX. All post are being typed on my iPhone, due to my broken laptop, so do not expect a lot of details. Over 5000 in attendence. Followed by 2 more MAX conferences in europe and Asia. Flash catalyst announced, previously Thurmo. (Red) Wire announced, delivered on AIR. $5 a month. Kevin Lynch on stage. Cloud and client. Across multiple screens/devices. Flash player 10 is awesome. Audio waveform data, 3D, text engine, drawing API, pixel blender. FAST realtime processing. Adobe MAX 2008 kicks off with Shantanu Narayen, troche Adobe CEO. I will do some live blogging from MAX. All post are being typed on my iPhone, due to my broken laptop, so do not expect a lot of details. Over 5000 in attendence. Followed by 2 more MAX conferences in europe and Asia. Read the full article…