Wow, You Actually Clicked!

By David Nagel
Senior Producer

Well, since you actually bothered to click and look at the higher-resolution fantasy image of me holding my once and future G4, I suppose I ought to tell you a little something about it. So here goes.

  • Camera used to take picture of me: Agfa ePhoto 780c accidentally set on medium resolution.
  • Picture of G4: Taken from a screen grab from a Quicktime VR movie on Apple's site.
  • Image manipulation software: Adobe Photoshop 5.5.
  • Sky effect: KPT 6 SkyEffects.
  • Grass, bird, butterfly, rainbow, skeleton, flowers: Drawn directly in Photoshop with a mouse, as my graphics tablet is presently indisposed. For the rainbow, I tried to use Andromeda's Rainbow filter, but it didn't look right.
  • Other filters: Colored pencil on some layers of the grass. Accidental drop shadow on the hand and arm.
  • Other programs: Macromedia Fireworks 3 for image compression.

Do you have something to say? Write something back to me, and your letter just might make it into our very special section entitled "Talkin' Smack." Or, if you'd prefer, you can post a message in the Creative Mac World Wide User Group. Or, yet still, you can just go back to the Talkin' Smack page and read the other good stuff that's there.

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.)