After the entertaining wildness of a couple of episodes with John and Russell, Deke and I decided this week to have a quiet tete-a-tete with just the two of us: shoes off, classic martinis, and some classic Martini Hour segments like the secret handshake and reader mail. (Oh, not to worry, we’ve got some wonderful guests lined up for upcoming episodes, but for now we’re relaxing in the eye of the loungy storm.)
Here’s a graphic that is only possible with the information imparted during this week’s show. Check it out:
Photoshop Secret Handshake: Unsharp Mask
What could be more of a secret handshake than something that’s called “unsharp” but is designed to add sharpness to your image. Listen as Deke reveals the secrets about this classic feature that he’s learned through the years. Listen as Colleen once again trots out her psychology degree. Listen as we both ponder the human desire for “edge.”
When Drinking Doesn’t Help: How to Scan and Print Money (for personal use within legal boundaries) in CS4
When you don’t call your own questions into the hotline, we hire a celebrity voiceover from our friend Dragan Petrovic. This week, Dragan reads a question from dekeOnline member Zilla, regarding how to scan money in Photoshop CS4. Those of you who saw the original dekePod pilot may recall that Deke showed you how to get around Photoshop’s limitation with ImageReady CS2. Learn how to copy money in order to use it in your own artwork. (Thanks to flyboy for your insights on this.)
Toast of the Week
The US Secret Service, US Treasury Department, and the friends we missed at Photoshop World. Not to mention some darn delicious olives.
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