Adding Textures in Photoshop (and GIMP)

  • S05E04
  • October 18, 2011

Robbie and Rachel compare notes between Photoshop and the GNU Image Manipulation Program in a battle of epic proportions.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Music Pro Barrie, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Rachel Xu present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Robbie tracked down the photo of Rachel dressed as a cow.
  • Viewer Postcards. Thanks to Matti and Andreas.
  • Tweets of the Week.
  • Phishing scams have been hitting Barrie-based Twitter users this week.
  • Viewer Comment: Do you know why mailmen go postal? Because they have to deal with the phone company too! I work for Bell Telephone and we all watch your show instead of working.
  • Live Unboxing Video. Of donuts.
  • Viewer Question: I upgraded Ubuntu 11.04 to Gnome 3 and now I can't get Unity working. Do I need to reinstall?
  • Rachel disses Linux but doesn't like Windows.
  • Viewer Question: I heard you like Star Trek Enterprise. Do you like the theme song? What is your favorite TOS episode?
  • Viewer Question: I found your show looking for some help with the Joomla Content Management System. I've had some trouble getting the templates setup. Can you help?
  • Why Category5 TV uses a CMS for its web site.
  • What Gantry can do for your Joomla theme.
  • Viewer Question: Can Joomla handle multilingual web sites?
  • Searching through the Joomla Extensions Directory.
  • Viewer Question: Can you create multiple content types or topics in Joomla so I can have many different interests posted?
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Feature: Photoshop vs. GIMP. Using the two image manipulation programs to add textures to an illustration.
  • Using Adobe Photoshop CS4, Rachel textures her illustration. Robbie follows along in the GNU Image Manipulation Program (successfully).
  • Using Hue/Saturation to change the colorization of your texture layer in Photoshop.
  • Using the Color Balance tool to adjust the colorization of your texture layer in Photoshop.
  • Rachel acknowledges that Robbie's forehead is perhaps the smoothest thing in the world, lacking blemishes.
  • Viewer Question: How long did it take you to create that image?
  • Layers made akin to audio tracks.
  • Viewer Question: What resolution should you save your files in? 300dpi?
  • Viewer Question: Is Photoshop good enough to put hair on Robbie's head?
  • Defining CMYK and RGB.
  • Viewer Comment: Robbie used to have hair.
  • Robbie's new Star Trek TNG phaser box is cheese, but the replica is pretty cool.
  • Tonight's image file [Download Here] is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada (Rachel Xu / www.Category5.TV).

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