Enlargitude
Big, Fat Picture for Capitalist Pigs

By David Nagel
Senior Producer

This picture is sort of a composite between two Chinese propaganda posters, both of which are amusing in themselves, which is why I've included them below. I took a picture of me and colored over it using the soldier poster as a reference. I was unsuccessful at recreating the background from the soldier picture or modifying it with something Mac-related, and I liked the background from the Chairman Mao poster, so I used it for inspiration.

  • Camera used to take picture of me: Agfa ePhoto 780c.
  • Image manipulation software: Adobe Photoshop 5.5.
  • Filters: No fancy filters were used in the making of this picture—just Water Paper (twice) on the background and a faded Water Paper (35 percent) on the foreground. There was a little bit of sharpening as well, which helped create more of a wash/brush feel for the foreground, most of which was created with the airbrush tool.

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Dave Nagel is the brand spankin' new Senior Producer of Creative Mac. An eight-year veteran of the print publishing world, Nagel covered a broad range of topics in the areas of technology and marketing. As a Mac psychofanatic since 1987, he's finally landed his dream job: earning a living writing about his favorite topic. If you have something to say, please send a polite e-mail to [email protected]. (Let's not try to bring him down from his euphoria too soon.)

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