Stretching a Photo in Illustrator

Literally jumping with energy

dekePod Episode 004: Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop. Don't you sometimes get sick of Photoshop? Me neither, but still, it's time for a change. In this episode, we stop obsessing about Photoshop (uh, kinda) and start obsessing about Illustrator. Why Illustrator? Read more » 

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Don't Fear the Lab Mode

My pastoral backyard

dekePod Episode 003: dekePod has been known to get a little crass at times. And, of course, I'm very proud of that. But this episode, I lift my mind from the gutter and send it merrily floating down a stream, a very real stream filled with imaginary colors that cuts through the backyard of a little world called Lab. Sound enchanting? Damn straight, it's enchanting! Here's the official marketing description: Read more » 

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Stealth 'Shop, The Virgin Histogram

Robot nuts & bolts

dekePod Episode 002: In this second regular episode of dekePod, I pass along a technique of such magnitude, it will blow your mind. Because inasmuch as I every so often allude to another anatomical detail, the brain is what this video is all about. Not the "shorty" brain, but the "tally" brain. All the way upstairs, with the rotating bar and the fine dining. Here's the official marketing description: Read more » 

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Metadata Forensics, What a Crock

Knockin' over trashcans

dekePod Episode 001: They said it would never happen. Oh sure, a guy like Deke can manufacture a one-off in which he rattles off 101 tips in just 5 minutes set to music while dancing like a crazy monkey. That totally makes sense. But to come through on his promise of a video every other week? Read more » 

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101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes

Deke celebrates Tip #101

dekePod Pilot #2: After just one Pilot episode and two years of darkness (during which I was romancing my sponsors, not just sitting on my hands, BTW), dekePod is back and with a vengeance. We're calling this one Pilot #2, to be followed by regular episodes once every other week, assuming we don't all kill ourselves. (These things are massively time-consuming.) Here's the official marketing description: Read more » 

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