All posts tagged: photoshop

Lighthouse

Fine tuning my photography

Once again, I’m working from home today because of not feeling that great. I am thinking about cancelling the charity house tonight, and just stay here, but guilt isn’t letting me. After all, the only thing I really need to do is stay there and sleep, but I have the feeling it’s not going to be a good night tonight. I have been thinking about photography quite a lot lately. And graphic design. Those are two of the main topics that I keep returning from time to time (not necessarily mentioned here every time, of course), and how I would like to pursue them more often. At work, or rather on the side, I’m currently working on a poster for some social activities, which I’m doing at home in the evenings because it’s not really my job, and I get very sidetracked whenever I play around colours and fonts! Since I started watching more and more Photoshop tutorials, I’m beginning to realise that the photographs I take aren’t necessarily that terrible, it’s just that I …

Tio Pepe after

Some photos from Madrid

This weekend has been a bit of a drag, but for good reason. I haven’t gone out of my flat at all, and spent most of it being super lazy in front of my laptop. One of the most rewarding things you can do when you’re not feeling yourself is listening to your body, and actually giving it what it’s telling you it needs. On Saturday, I woke up relatively early, feeling tired and with zero motivation to do anything. As I was waiting for my boss to text me and let me know whether I needed to go find a last minute item for the trade show next week, I lay in bed, checking my emails and social media, and began to realise I really needed to stay in. Last Thursday, I was feeling so tired and so sick, and had such a bad headache, that I took the day off, but it didn’t feel enough, even though I slept almost 24 hours in total. On Saturday, when I received the message telling me …

Five minutes more, please…

I must admit I have a bit of an issue. Whenever I start working with Photoshop (and sometimes Illustrator too, depending on what I’m working on) I lose track of time… I’m still not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing! I was watching a film earlier, Chalet Girl, which is the typical Cinderella story. In this case, a girl who used to be a great skateboarder, but not anymore for some reason… So, this girl lives with her dad and they’re poor, and by some weird luck thing that happens in films, she gets to work in the Alps as a chalet girl, and learns how to snowboard, and becomes a super snowboarder. She enters a competition, struggles, meets her prince, etc, etc. I still don’t understand why she didn’t try to enter a skateboarding competition or something like that, but OK, whatever. Thing is, the film was silly, but it switched on my winter mode (I’m lying, it’s been on for a while now!) and I started daydreaming about snowboarding and …

bike on the canal retouched

photos, photos, photos!!

Yesterday it was a nice day! We went to take some photos for the tutorial (coming soon) and it was fun, as well as productive. As usual, the photos are OK and not awesome, but that’s more due to me being shy with the camera than anything else… After walking around for a bit in Camden, taking pictures, we then went to have some drinks at The World’s End, a really, really,┬ábig pub just off the station. Then, we met some other friends for some Moroccan tea and shisha (which I refused to smoke, as being an ex-smoker, I don’t want to come close to anything similar, in case I fall into 20 a day once again!). We had some nice food, and a great chat, before each heading off to different places. I’m still working on the tutorial and the photos (making them look pretty, I guess), which I think will take me some days. In the meantime, I couldn’t wait to show you an image I’ve been working on, so you can see …