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  1. Katie!

    Gaming Guild Wars 2

    oh man, I wish I wasn't broke.
  2. Katie!

    TV The Walking Dead

    [center][img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/The_Walking_Dead_2010_Intertitle.png[/img][/center] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]Based on the comic book series of the same name, [i]The Walking Dead[/i] tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Most of the story takes place in the Atlanta metropolitan area, as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory zombies (or "walkers," as they are referred to in show) who devour and infect any living thing they catch. The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group face as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the dead walking again, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that the structures of society have collapsed.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/size][/font][/color] [left][color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]If you don't watch this, you should. I am so pleased with the way season 2 ended, with a lot of action and some bad ass moments ("this is NOT a democracy!"). I am excite for season 3.[/size][/font][/color][/left]
  3. Katie!

    Gaming Pokemon X & Y

    stop. a fire/psychic starter. nintendo is after my own heart.
  4. [quote name='Petie' timestamp='1343832119' post='712258'] [color=#0000ff]I was going with what Pumpkin quoted for the way it was typed though I suppose all caps could look good as well.[/color][/quote] artistic license is a beautiful thing. [color=#0000ff][quote]The font is Trebuchet MS - I'm not sure if it's the default elsewhere. I'm open to an actual suggestion for a font.[/quote][/color] It just looks like myriad from illustrator. regardless, it looks like a default font and that's a no-no. I might try gotham or arial black but I don't know what fonts you have and I can almost guarantee you don't have all of mine so just play around. [color=#0000ff][quote]Color-wise, that can get tricky here. All I did was bump up the colors with an adjustment layer. Adjusting one side separately from the other is going to do weird things to the main background color though, which does match between the two images. I'm sure there's more I can do with the adjustment layers themselves but this is well beyond my normal Photoshop work so it's going to be a bit of a learning experience. Suggestions there?[/quote][/color] ... no it doesn't. one is black and one is light blue. the left has a dark purple blue background (at least where the light hits) and the other is light blue. that's an easy fix. and adjustment layers aren't a "one and done" type of deal. usually you have to use 3+ in order to get things to work together in harmony, and not 3+ of the same type of layer. I'm talking b/c, saturation, selective color, curves, photo filters, gradient maps, etc. I already told you how to make the colors even. the beauty of adjustment layers is that they're masked, so you can erase parts of them and create that harmony. and that's why I said adjust the individual images first. you're not gonna make them match if you don't selectively change the colors [color=#0000ff][quote]And yes, I figured that's why you were offering but you can't master anything without practice so teaching is welcome (and appreciated) but I'd rather do the actual work myself.[/quote][/color] well there you go then. I told you what to do. I'm not going to tell you what values on selective color you should change but when you actually open up all the menus, it becomes fairly easy to learn.
  5. Katie!

    Movies The Dark Knight Rises

    [center][img]http://cmagz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/batman_the_dark_knight_rises_movie_wallpaper-333x500.jpg[/img] [b]Synopsis[/b] Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes. [b]Trailers[/b] [url="http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thedarkknightrises/"]Trailers[/url][/center] I am so flipping excited for the release of this movie, especially with the new trailer being released. I'm not sure how I feel about some of the Inception cast coming into this movie, but it IS Christopher Nolan, so I should probably just let him do his thang. Batman is my favorite superhero and I absolutely adore what C Nolz (I can call him this, because we are best friends) did for the franchise. Definitely my favorite series of all time. What do you guys think? Gonna see it?
  6. if there's one thing in the world of typography that irks me is when caps and lowercase are mixed. for this one, I'd say that you should go all caps. the font choice is okay, not spectacular. I'm pretty sure it's the default for illustrator? keep playing around with them and post the ones you like most. as far as the colors go, they look like they're not in the same picture. obviously they're not the same picture, but the point is to make them look like they're the same. the image on the left looks like it has some weird gaussian blur on it and it's pretty contrasted, versus the one on the right that looks a lot sharper and is dull. are you doing adjustment layers or just applying the effects to the actual image layers? if you're doing the latter, shame on you! they're okay to use on specific layers when you're trying to create the same atmosphere in both images. you can see that the left image has more purple/red tones with blue undertones versus the right that has blues and purples with blue undertones. it's important to get them to match a bit so that way, when you do adjustment layers, the colors even out. the downside to adjustment layers is that they do take a lot of practice to master, which is why I offered to do it to begin with.
  7. okok. I'm used to romping around KHI being an asshole. the first thing about fonts is that they should never be picked randomly. the font needs to go with whatever you're making. so for this banner, you already got a lot going on with the images being used, I'd go with a fairly basic font with maybe a few flourishes. maybe. but for big headers, a basic font tends to work well. I don't mind drop shadows being used if they're necessary but here, it's really not. emboss is also something that's kind of unnecessary. something you might want to play with is a soft gradient overlay, like a white to light pink. drop shadows look pretty nice with this if they're minimal. I'd also suggest using some color adjustment layers on the images to make the colors pop a bit more since they're kind of dull and flat right now. I can do all that stuff if you want to send me the psd later.
  8. that font is terrible and whatever emboss/shadow you have on it is not doing anything to help it.
  9. something better looking. give me the psd if you have it.
  10. Katie!

    Movies The Dark Knight Rises

    [quote name='SaiyanPrincessX' timestamp='1343009352' post='712209'] I thought it was horrible. [/quote] girl, you cray
  11. Katie!

    Movies The Dark Knight Rises

    so it was pretty epic. aurora breaks my heart, though.
  12. [quote name='Petie' timestamp='1340022204' post='712035'] [color=#0000ff]You might not actually be too far off the mark, given everything that's happened in the US recently. Not sure if the infection has spread to other parts of the world yet...[/color] [/quote] Hey I just met you, and this is crazy. But here's some bath salts, your face is tasty.
  13. Katie!

    Gaming E3 2012

    https://twitter.com/notasenator/status/209688487987920896 that's all
  14. Katie!

    Your Nuts

    I am allergic to the nuts :c
  15. http://www.adultswim.com/shows/toonami/ YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
  16. Katie!

    Movies The Dark Knight Rises

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g8evyE9TuYk[/media] that is all.
  17. Last night, we had New Boyz, The White Panda, and Gym Class Heroes come to our school for our spring concert. I would take my clothes off for Travie McCoy.
  18. Yesterday, people could pay $1 to pie me in the face. I did indeed get pied in the face.
  19. I never wanted to grow up, and I still don't.
  20. Katie!

    Movies The Hunger Games [Film Trilogy]

    after reading all the books before seeing the movie, I was indifferent to the movie. I think they did a good job overall, and there were obvious differences from the book (mockingjay pin, mutt introductions, etc) but I was disappointed with the relationship and character development. everything moved way too quickly and you didn't have nearly enough time to root for Gale/Peeta like we did in the book. there wasn't enough time to get attached to any of the characters.
  21. Katie!

    Gaming Guild Wars 2

    I'll be excited when they make it available for Mac : (
  22. [quote name='Allamorph' timestamp='1333901638' post='711362'] [font=Calibri]Haha, no, I'm speaking as if [i]I[/i] have a choice. And truthfully, I kinda [i]don't[/i], what with being a direct representative of the Navy all the time, now, but if and when such a situation arises I'm going to be riding very hard on the "self-defense and the defense of others" clause. =P It's just the way I'm built, hon. My natural reaction is to run towards, and to stand in between. I ... just choose not to change that reaction.[/font] [/quote] more power to ya, then!
  23. [quote name='Allamorph' timestamp='1333833723' post='711345'] [font=Calibri]In the long term, does it matter? Nah, not really. Still gonna happen regardless, and even more in places you can't be. But in the moment, for that person, does it matter? You bet your ass it does.[/font] [/quote] you're speaking as if I have a choice. in my contract, it says that I'm not allowed to touch any student if they are either sick, in a fight, or otherwise. if I HAD the choice, I'd be helping people left and right, but I'd rather not lose my job.
  24. [quote name='Allamorph' timestamp='1333812813' post='711337'] [font=Calibri]Then again, I feel a blow to the nose sort of pales in comparison to being able to keep someone from being sent to the hospital. =P[/font] [/quote] eh, I've gotten used to it as part of my job. I've seen countless kids who are getting sick due to over consumption of alcohol and I can't do anything about that, either.