2010 has been an amazing year…
I’ve made some incredible friends, worked with some amazing clients and achieved every goal I set out to during the 12 months. There really are too many people to thank for all the support and friendship during the past year and to be honest ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem enough, but I guess you know how I feel.
Things have definitely moved forward and it’s taken alot of work and alot of late nights but it’s been so worth it. I know that there is so much more to do but despite the hours and the effort this really isn’t work…it’s what I love to do; working with amazing people, making photos and sharing what I can with this community.
I’m incredibly excited about what 2011 has in store; new clients, workshops, developing this blog and alot more planned which you can guarantee I’ll tell you more about when the time is right.
But for now, it’s a BIG thank you from me to you for taking the time to drop by and read this blog, for commenting and for your support…I really do appreciate it. I’ve alot more coming during the next 12 months and it’ll be great having you along for the ride!!!
I’ll see you next year
With Christmas Day now behind us and the start of a New Year just a few short days away, I thought I’d take a break from having a break and post this short tutorial to show how you can personalise your iPad…
Personalising your iPad so that you can have your own individual graphic as the Home Screen background is incredibly easy to do and takes just a couple of minutes using Photoshop…
Creating your own background
In my case once I had the right sized blank document open I then placed onto it my own graphic which just happens to be the exact same background and logo that appears across my website, this blog and all other branded material:
The only important thing to remember here if you’re placing a logo into this background is that it needs to be placed centrally so that it displays correctly in both Portrait and Landscape orientation:
As an added extra I also made up a graphic for the ‘Lock Screen’ which was identical all except for the text identifying who the iPad belongs to and some contact information:
There are some Apps you can get such as SecureLock that allow you to simply select an image from your Photo Albums and then add in the text. Now this App does a great job and very quickly however there were a few things I didn’t like about it which is why I’ve gone about doing this myself in Photoshop. With SecureLock I found if I used an image from within my Photo Albums it would come up too big on the screen so quite a large portion of it would be missing and also the text fitted perfectly in ‘Portrait’ orientation, but not all of it showed up if the iPad was held in ‘Landscape’ orientation.
Right, that’s all for now so I’m going to make a move and set at reducing the Turkey Mountain that still remains,
Well with just 2 more sleeps before the Big Day and I take a few days break I thought I’d post up a couple of photos from a recent photo shoot with a real life ‘Karate Kid’. Well, when I say kid she’s actually 19 years of age so I hope…I mean really hope she doesn’t take offence, what with her being a Black Belt and all that
In the mean time if you have any questions / comments then feel free to make use of the comments section below and if there’s any specific to the lighting techniques , and / or editing I’ll make sure I also cover them in the follow on post.