Friday, July 23, 2010

Ys Seven Limited Edition

One of the games I'm looking forward the most this year is coming out next month, in limited edition form too. I got it pre-ordered! It comes with
  • The game (duh!)
  • Soundtrack CD
  • 60-page art book for Ys Seven, Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys I & II Chronicles
  • 12.5" by 34" cloth map
Ys Seven is one of three Ys game coming out for the PSP in the next 6-months or so. I'm probably going to get them all. They rock!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer's Gaming Objectives

Summer vacation is at my door, so it's that time to define some gaming objectives. Many great PSP are going to start to coming out starting in August with Ys Seven, so to help the wait, I'm attacking a bunch of my non-completed games. This also goes in the direction of my 2010 Gaming Resolution. Hit the jump for the list.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Three More Photos

Trail Guardian Path Late Field

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Monday, July 19, 2010

More Flickr Love from new D-SLR

Here's the first set of photos I have taken with my new D5000.

Dream in Purple "Vert ou Faux" Youth and Experience No Entry to Dreamland

Yellow Wink Reach for the Sky Green Retro Welcome

The first shot posted (last taken last night) is when I realized that when a moment clicks with an image in my head, I can now take it without anything holding me back.

See more on Flickr

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Photography Frames Part 3 (of 3) - Final Action

As promised, here is how to put both Actions previously created (here (1) and here (2)).

This step is critical into making the frame and logo/signature placement truly automated for Batch Processing.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Well, it's official. I'm part of the Nikon D-SLR club. This is one of the reasons of the planned Flickr re-upload and one of the reasons I spent so much time designing and developing a signature gallery frame for my online pictures...

Speaking of which, Part 3 is going to be up tomorrow... I promise...

It's a Nikon D90 lite D5000 with the Nikkor 18-105mm... very nice lens for a very nice camera. Expect my Flickr to start booming in a few weeks.

Time for me to get back on reading the booklet. The monster is 256 pages!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Photography Frames Part 2 (of 3) - The Signature

Here is the second part of the... uh... I guess you could call this a "tutorial"... Photography Frames.

This time, I'm going to cover the exact method on how to create the Actions that's going to insert a Logo or Signature and position it at the bottom-right corner of a photo.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Photography Frames Part 1 (of 3) - The Frame

As promised, I'm going to post an easy to make a frame that's a bit higher than wide in order to have some place for a signature or logo.

The basics of the method is borrowed from an old Layers Magazine tutorial. I'm just going to cover the bare bones of the technique. You will probably adjust the parameters for your own needs.

This post is only going to cover the actual frame. Following posts are going to cover the signature and then how to put it all together and why.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Frame" Saga Success!

I've done it. Regardless if a picture is landscape, portrait, or a 4:1 panorama of any size, I have a set of Actions that, during a single Batch automation, creates the frame and place/position the watermark signature at the exact place it needs to be. The images above is the proof.

During the weekend I will post about how I made the frame and how I automated the whole watermark-signature placement.