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I regularly take part in a Photoshop challenge, hosted at this site. This journal shows some of my.. work since I started taking part in early 2007. Clicking on the picture in any entry will take you.. to a full sized version.

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  • March 2011 - L'addition's addition
    on Mar 29, 2011
    The original:The brief:Earlier this week, laddition - better known to us, perhaps, as VĂ©ro - shared with us details of her new home. Obviously she hasn't moved in yet, and I was wondering if the Forum could help her decide how to decorate the h...
  • I'm back!
    on Mar 19, 2011
    I've been having a pretty tough year, so I haven't been able to post for some time. Here's this week's effort for the How to Cheat in Photoshop forum.The original:The brief:I was staying in a hotel recently that was grand enough to have its own snook...
  • June 2010 - Dress the car
    on Jun 10, 2010
    The original:The brief:As I was cycling through London yesterday, I came across this intriguing grass-covered car: It's been covered in artificial grass to advertise a company called Easigrass, which makes - you've guessed it - artificial grass.
  • May 2010 - The unwinding head
    on May 23, 2010
    The original:The brief:I've just done a tutorial on the 'unwinding ribbon' effect devised by M C Escher, and I think it's an interesting technique for us all to have a go at. Taking this head as a starting point, can you unwind it in the mo...
  • The gondolier
    on Apr 15, 2010
    The originals: The brief:I had a fantastic time in Venice last weekend, which must be the most spectacular city I've ever visited. Everywhere you look, the city is simply beautiful. Go round any corner and you'll come across a scene like&nb...
  • March 2010 - The caveman cometh (HTCIPS)
    on Mar 23, 2010
    The original:The brief:I had to do a job yesterday that involved a walking caveman. Curiously, even Wikipedia didn't have any photos, so I started from scratch by building this Poser model. After that, I went on to add... well, what needs adding? Can...
  • March 2010 - a block of ice (HTCIPS)
    on Mar 9, 2010
    The original:The brief:A technique challenge this week. Here's the word ICE, set in Myriad Bold. Can you make this look like the lettering is made out of a block of ice? There are several approaches to this one - I'll be interested to see what y...
  • February 2010 - appy Birthday, Photoshop
    on Mar 1, 2010
    The original:The brief:You're probably all aware that it's the 20th anniversary of Photoshop. Those nice people at Adobe sent me this rather magnificent cake - far too good to cut open. To save me breaking the cake apart, can you show me how it...
  • February 2010 - A load of tripe
    on Feb 22, 2010
    The original:The brief:I photographed this derelict shop front near London's Smithfield meat market. What an interesting approach to selling bits of animal! Clearly, marketing wasn't their strong point. But how might this shop have looked in its...
  • February 2010 - Kami Kaze mission
    on Feb 15, 2010
    The original:The brief:This plane is the A6M Zero, which was used in kami kaze missions in the Pacific in World War II. The 3D model I've used here isn't the best quality, but it shows the shape of the plane clearly enough. Can you breathe...
  • January 2010 - Aargh! Perspective! (HTCIPS)
    on Feb 3, 2010
    The original:The brief:Several of you had problems with perspective in the last Challenge, matching the angle of view of the saucer to the viewpoint of the scenes you chose to place it in. So I thought it was time for another of those perspective Cha...
  • January 2010 - It came from space
    on Jan 24, 2010
    The original:The brief:I was contacted recently by a researcher who investigates UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) - alien spaceships, in other words. He asked me to look at a bunch of images of sightings of the same UFO, and tell him how they were...
  • January 2010 - More snow on the way (HTCIPS)
    on Jan 10, 2010
    The original:The brief:With Great Britain united under a blanket of snow this week, there's been almost no other topic of conversation - it fills the news headlines, as people get stuck in their cars and homes. We're also running out of salt for grit...
  • January 2010 - Challenge 10 (TIPF)
    on Jan 10, 2010
    The original:My version: The stork is on strike!Click to view full.
  • December 2009 - Pop my cork (HTCIPS)
    on Jan 4, 2010
    The original:The brief:It's been a spectacular year here on the forum. We've seen outstanding work from just about everyone, with some huge leap forwards in Photoshop ability. With a range of new members who now seem like they've always been here, th...
  • December 2009 - Landlord needed (HTCIPS)
    on Dec 16, 2009
    The original:The brief:It's always tragic when a pub closes, especially this close to the festive season. It seems to leave a hole in the community. Do you think you can get this rather sad establishment up and running again in time for Christma...
  • December 2009 - Challenge 9 (TIPF)
    on Dec 11, 2009
    The original:My version:Click to view full.
  • November 2009 - Sarkozy in history (HTCIPS)
    on Nov 30, 2009
    There was no starting image this week.The brief:During the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, French president Nicolas Sarkozy posted images on his blog showing him to have been present on the day, chipping away at...
  • November 2009 - Challenge 7 (TIPF)
    on Nov 30, 2009
    The original:My version:Click for full version.
  • November 2009 - Fill the moat (HTCIPS)
    on Nov 23, 2009
    The original: The brief: I'm grateful to Nick Curtain for this week's Challenge. Nick's just spent some time photographing Hampton Court Palace (you'll see a number of his photographs on thefullmontage soon). One of his images shows the origi...