I've been taking pictures of scenery and of the dog and two cats. Most of the time, I use part of the photos I take in creating textures which are like backgrounds that I used to create for e-stats.
This texture is part of a set or fatpack that I made. Each fatpack has a name that I give it. Each texture within a fatpack also has a number related to when I took the photograph and some other information. This texture used to be part of a photo.
I work on things like this almost every day. Creating textures from my photographs makes me happy. What I do is that I select part of a photograph in my collection of photos that I've taken and cut it. Then I modify it, either stretching it to fill a 512 x 512 space or possibly adding an alpha texture if I want some transparency. Once I get it looking the way I want it to, then I continue to play with settings until I get some different colors and effects that I like.
[As usual, all rights reserved on these two samples of my work. Please play nice and don't claim them as yours. Originals are stored safely on my hard drive and a few other places. And of course no hot-linking.
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I have a ton of photos that I've taken with my simple point-and-shoot digital camera over the past six years or so. And even more textures that I've created from pieces of my photos.
So now you know a bit of what I've been doing.
A few pics have been posted on my blogspot blogs and more will be posted there soon.
Love yas, mean it,
Spike aka SAP or sapphoq
Friday, December 23, 2011
This is what I've been doing...
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)