Journal

HOW TO POST IMAGES - UPDATE 2018

I have now included information on how to change the size/format of images which use the new Image Address URLs.…

These apply to the apparel codes which you get in the “Available Products” section of your individual Product Pages.


 

UPDATE 2018

CHANGE THE IMAGE SIZE – Part 2

There some new image address URLs available with the new pages, specifically the “Available Products” section on each Product Page. They look very different to the standard URLs.

This is the new URL type for clothing (spaces added so you can see it):

https : //ih1.redbubble.net/ image.566793335.1948/ rco,mens_premium_t_shirt,mens, x700,fafafa:ca443f4786, front-c,105,120,315,294-bg, ffffff.3u11.jpg

It provides the cropped image like this:

You can change the format of the image to include the model’s head, or feet, or

Not getting what you want, but getting what you need.

Well, its late (again) and I’m listening to music (again) and predictably… writing (again) coz all three go together soooo well.…

Those of you who have no social life and consequently read my ramblings will know that music has played a very important part in my life from a very early age. My earliest recollection is listening to a piece of music called “Classical Gas” on the radio when I would have been maybe three years old.

Check out Tommy Emmanuel totally shredding it here…

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So lets move forward 4 years, Its 1974 and I am seven years old ….

 

I had been furiously writing music for about two years at that time, and was heavily influenced by the classics, when one day I saw Marcia Hines on tv performing a couple of songs from the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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GIMP TUTORIALS!

If you don’t have GIMP 2.10 you really need to get it now! It not only looks fantastic, but has some world-class new features that make it an even stronger competitor to Photoshop than it ever was before.…

Davies Media Design on Youtube specialise in creating professional, practical, and very easy to understand video tutorials on how to do everything in GIMP.

I have added links to some of my favourite videos in my “Welcome to RedBubble” page (link)
and I will add more as I find them.

In the meantime, you can also see them here:

GIMP
 

Youtube video tutorials for all versions of GIMP
 

  1. TOP TEN NEW FEATURES GIMP 2.10 by Davies Media Design
     
  2. NEW FEATURES GIMP 2.10.2 by Davies Media Design
     
  3. VIGNETTES – TOP 5 TIPS by Davies Media Design
     
  4. FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW GIMP COULD DO by Davies Media Desig

Welcome to RedBubble - Update

Hey everyone…

Coz everyone wants to know how to create a transparent background for their images, I have updated my “Welcome Basket” to now include four great tutorials on doing just that!

The list being alphabetical – they appear right at the end.

You can view my (unofficial) RedBubble Welcome Basket by clicking on this hyperlink

… or just go straight to the tutorials:


TRANSPARENT BACKGROUNDS / PNG FILES
 

  1. HOW TO CREATE TRANSPARENT BACKGROUNDS by Josh/RedBubble Artist Resources
     
  2. REMOVING BACKGROUNDS WITH GIMP
     
  3. REMOVING BACKGROUNDS WITH PHOTOSHOP
     
  4. TRANSPARENT BACKGROUNDS – VIDEO by RedBubble

Of course, if you lose these links can can find them on my Profile Page! or just go straight to my complete list of everything you ever wanted to know about getting the most from your RedBubble experience

What art do I think you should make?

Every day I see members here asking us what we think they should make.…

Well, I have some ideas, they’re not gonna be the answers you were looking for, but I think they will be the answers you need.

My comments are based on more than 40 years of being a creative person. I started writing music at age 5, studied piano and clarinet, worked as a professional singer, and have more than 25 years experience as a photographer and ten years of extensive experience on this site.

I also write code for computer programs and make damned fine coffee!.

When someone asks for advice on what we think they should create, I always cringe a little. And this is why…

 

It seems strange to me that anyone would even ask such a question. It certainly never occurs to me to ask such a thing.

I create art because I h

The girl with the jungle tattoo, and fierce!

Recently I had to photograph everyone at work.…

When I say “had to” I mean: They tried to take everyone’s photos with their smartphones and the results were soooo shit that I just couldn’t let them use those pics…

… So I told them I would do it for free.

While smartphones take amazingly good photos, the difference between the same shot in the same location taken on a smartphone and taken on a pro-spec SLR (in the hands of someone who knows what he is doing) are simply chalk and cheese.

Just for a bit of fun I have done some post-production on a few of them – just to show people what is possible with a bit of time and skill.

The Girl with the Jungle Tattoo:


clicky hyperlinky!

Fierce:


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Interestingly, after taking the photos of 15 or so work colleagues… same location, same

CREATING CRISP, SMOOTH LINE ART: IAN O’NEILL

CREATING CRISP, SMOOTH LINE ART: IAN O’NEILL

An absolutely fantastic end-to-end tutorial about digital drawing (but many of the principles apply to ‘analogue’ drawing as well!).

Also an excellent insight into technique for all artists regardless of their medium.

I’ve always been a true believer that to be a good artist you should learn about all techniques of creative expression – even if you never use them. For example, I am a photographer who also like to play in the wading-pool end of graphic design, and currently I am watching a tutorial by Ron Howard about directing movies.

I love learning about other people’s creative process because it opens me up to new ways of thinking and new creative possibilities.

Anyway, click on this hyperlink to read one of the best tutorials about creatin

New Work Announcement!

Hey peeps/hommies/bros/sistas…

In a shameless attempt (seriously, I have no shame) to promote myself… I have uploaded two new works.

Since my trip to Jordan last year I have been very inspired by middle eastern art, in particular by its use of geometry and symmetry.

I have been playing with those concepts recently – more as a way of maintaining my post production skills, but also as a way of exploring new ideas when it comes to design and colours.

The first one I have called Smoke Rosetta 2. It is a smoke ‘brush’ in GIMP which I coloured with the Gradient Tool, then copied and rotated. Finally adding several layers of drop shadow to create a 3D effect which I think looks even more realistic through the acrylic block.

I think it would make the perfect addition to any contemporary lifestyle.

That moment when you realise you've been lied to...

Back in 2006 I went on an around the world holiday with my Dad.…

BEST THING EVER!

It was a blast.

I remember we were on the border of France and Italy when pulled into what we would call a pub here in Oz. They had pizza on the menu so we ordered two. After all when in France do as the Italians do, right?

When the pizzas arrived, we noticed two things (1) they were enormous, and (2) they seemed to have forgotten to put the toppings on them. The toppings were … sparse … and I am being generous by using that word.

We figured “what the heck” and got stuck in anyway.

And that was when we learnt what pizza actually is, and that Pizza Hut & Dominos had been lying to us for decades. Pizza Hut (etc) do not sell pizza. I don’t know what you call it but it aint pizza. (its yummy, but its definitely n

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